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Lars Schandorff
Number of games in database: 440
Years covered: 1981 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2471 (2499 rapid, 2517 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2551

Overall record: +136 -83 =219 (56.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 2 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (27) 
    E73 E67 E60 E92 E94
 Queen's Gambit Declined (21) 
    D37 D30 D39 D38 D06
 Slav (20) 
    D11 D15 D12 D10 D18
 Queen's Indian (18) 
    E15 E17 E12
 Semi-Slav (16) 
    D45 D48 D47 D43 D46
 Nimzo Indian (10) 
    E32 E42 E33 E21
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (32) 
    B33 B31 B22 B90 B30
 Caro-Kann (28) 
    B18 B12 B17 B10 B11
 Petrov (19) 
    C42 C43
 Queen's Pawn Game (16) 
    A45 D02 A46 E00 D00
 Nimzo Indian (16) 
    E32 E46 E54 E38 E27
 Queen's Gambit Declined (15) 
    D37 D38 D30 D31 D39
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   L Schandorff vs R E Andersen, 2012 1-0
   H Danielsen vs L Schandorff, 2001 0-1
   L Schandorff vs T Willemze, 2016 1-0
   P Moulin vs L Schandorff, 1982 0-1
   M Packalen vs L Schandorff, 1998 0-1
   V Gashimov vs L Schandorff, 2007 1/2-1/2
   L Schandorff vs M Willsch, 2004 1-0
   L Schandorff vs K Arakhamia-Grant, 2012 1-0
   L Rasmussen vs L Schandorff, 2014 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Nordic Championship (2001)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   Politiken Cup (2012)
   Politiken Cup (2014)
   Politiken Cup (2015)
   Bundesliga 2000/01 (2000)
   Politiken Cup (2007)
   Politiken Cup (2009)
   Politiken Cup (2013)
   Thessaloniki Olympiad (1988)
   European Championship (2003)
   European Club Cup (2005)
   Istanbul Olympiad (2000)
   European Club Cup (2006)
   European Team Championship (2015)

   🏆 ch-DEN
   L Schandorff vs A S Rasmussen (Oct-18-21) 0-1
   L Schandorff vs J B Bjerre (Sep-06-20) 0-1
   M Neugebauer vs L Schandorff (Nov-01-19) 0-1
   V Zarubitski vs L Schandorff (Oct-28-19) 1-0
   L Schandorff vs B Arvola Notkevich (Oct-27-19) 1/2-1/2

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(born Apr-20-1965, 57 years old) Denmark

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Lars Schandorff began playing chess at age 11. He achieved the Grandmaster title in 1995, but had distinguished himself as one of Denmark's top representatives in international play long before that. He was joint seventh in the World Junior Championship in 1982 and won first place at Copenhagen 1991. He has played six Olympiads and participated in the Danish Championship nineteen times, winning the title in 1988.

Schandorff is also a Developmental Instructor (2014) and a FIDE Senior Trainer (2018).

Last updated: 2019-04-20 02:55:03

 page 1 of 20; games 1-25 of 486  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. L Schandorff vs Watson  ½-½81981HaderslevA07 King's Indian Attack
2. M Kremer vs L Schandorff 1-0271982DEN-ch int U18B53 Sicilian
3. L Schandorff vs M Bosboom  0-1401982EU-ch U20C63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
4. L Schandorff vs Greenfeld  ½-½531982Wch U20B81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
5. L Schandorff vs N Sulava  ½-½591982Wch U20B45 Sicilian, Taimanov
6. L Schandorff vs Winants  1-0421982Wch U20B00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
7. N Murshed vs L Schandorff 1-0351982Wch U20A36 English
8. Nijboer vs L Schandorff  0-1641982Wch U20A10 English
9. P Moulin vs L Schandorff 0-1301982EU-ch U20B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
10. L Schandorff vs Salov  ½-½351983EU-ch U20E11 Bogo-Indian Defense
11. L Schandorff vs Short  ½-½351983Wch U20A30 English, Symmetrical
12. I Stohl vs L Schandorff  1-0291983Wch U20A16 English
13. L Schandorff vs I Stohl  0-1411983EU-ch U20D85 Grunfeld
14. Z Bator vs L Schandorff  ½-½421985Politiken CupD03 Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation)
15. Adams vs L Schandorff ½-½581986OakhamE54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
16. L Schandorff vs Smagin  0-1271988Naestved opE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
17. L Schandorff vs Barbero  ½-½41198810th Politiken CupE15 Queen's Indian
18. I Farago vs L Schandorff  ½-½451988SilkeborgE12 Queen's Indian
19. L Schandorff vs L Schneider  1-0561988Denmark - Sweden MatchD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
20. L Schneider vs L Schandorff  0-1281988Denmark - Sweden MatchC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
21. L Schandorff vs B Guner  1-0431988Thessaloniki OlympiadE12 Queen's Indian
22. L Schandorff vs Kindermann  ½-½171988Thessaloniki OlympiadE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
23. L Schandorff vs de Firmian  ½-½471988Thessaloniki OlympiadE10 Queen's Pawn Game
24. L Schandorff vs Hector  0-1531988Thessaloniki OlympiadD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
25. L Schandorff vs C Depasquale  1-0671988Thessaloniki OlympiadA81 Dutch
 page 1 of 20; games 1-25 of 486  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-19-04  Poulsen: Danish GM, former danish Ch, has a pretty solid playing style, making him rather difficult to beat. However, he's isn't playing much - which sometimes makes him vulnerable to well prepared opponents. Plays primarily teamchess - has done well in the german Bundesliga for serveral years. He's born in 1965 - and still able to stay in top 10 of danish chessplayers. Typical win: first he's put under some pressure, then he turns the table J Gdanski vs L Schandorff, 2001
Apr-20-06  BIDMONFA: Lars Schandorff


Apr-20-06  sagahelten: Tillykke med fødselsdagen, Lars!
Apr-20-06  AlexandraThess: The name is Hungarian...
Apr-20-08  Open Defence: <achieve> congrats! :)
Apr-20-08  brankat: Happy Birthday Lars!
Apr-20-10  wordfunph: Happy 45th Birthday Lars!
Apr-20-11  DarthStapler: 420 Birthday, he must smoke weed a lot
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  GrahamClayton: Author of "Playing the Queen's Gambit:
A Grandmaster Guide" in 2009 and "The Caro-Kann" in 2010.
Jan-02-12  acmilan03c1: Lars Schandorff Madsen is the full name: and also
Aug-04-12  wordfunph: another book by GM Schandorff --- Playing 1.d4, The Queen's Gambit

Aug-04-12  SimonWebbsTiger: @<wordfunph>

not quite a new book. It is the second edition of "playing the Queen's Gambit".

I saw Lars the other day and asked him what changes there are. One is "It's up to date" (LS). It's the same repertoire he suggested in the first edition.

Aug-30-12  brankat: Good morning Mr.Lars Schandorf!
Jan-17-13  Rravshan: <Poulsen> the game you mensioned is very nice, i should analyze it.
Jan-17-13  Abdel Irada: <DarthStapler: 420 Birthday, he must smoke weed a lot>

Unfortunately, this also means he shares a birthday with Adolf Hitler — a buzzkill if ever there was one.

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  Everett: He promotes, roughly, Botvinnik's queen's gambit approach in his book. Systematic and interesting.
Apr-20-13  TheTamale: Oh, Schanandorff, I long to hear you
Away, you rollin' river...
Mar-21-15  Karposian: Schandorff is a very solid player with a defensive, positional playing style. Good endgame player also.

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