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Lars Karlsson
L Karlsson 
Number of games in database: 469
Years covered: 1971 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2447 (2488 rapid, 2322 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2520

Overall record: +157 -113 =199 (54.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Reti System (62) 
    A04 A06 A05
 English (40) 
    A10 A14 A15 A16 A12
 English, 1 c4 e5 (24) 
    A20 A25 A22 A21 A23
 English, 1 c4 c5 (24) 
    A34 A30 A37 A36
 Nimzo-Larsen Attack (19) 
 Bird's Opening (14) 
    A02 A03
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (46) 
    C16 C03 C18 C15 C02
 Sicilian (40) 
    B32 B30 B75 B33 B39
 Dutch Defense (27) 
    A90 A84 A93 A81 A91
 French Winawer (25) 
    C16 C15 C18 C17
 Reti System (22) 
 Queen's Pawn Game (17) 
    A40 A41 A46 D02 D00
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   E Mortensen vs L Karlsson, 1988 0-1
   N V Pedersen vs L Karlsson, 1996 0-1
   L Karlsson vs B Brinck-Claussen, 2006 1-0
   L Karlsson vs Hebert, 1984 1-0
   Hoi vs L Karlsson, 2006 0-1
   L Karlsson vs Tal, 1980 1-0
   L Karlsson vs Suba, 1983 1-0
   L Karlsson vs J Gallagher, 2005 1-0
   Korchnoi vs L Karlsson, 1993 0-1
   B Nisman vs L Karlsson, 1971 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Hastings 1983/84 (1983)
   Eksjo-A 8th (1980)
   Favorite Hammonia (1980)
   Dortmund (1982)
   Scandinavian Chess Tournament (2007)
   XXXV Rilton Cup (2006)
   Espoo Zonal (1989)
   Tallinn (1987)
   Politiken Cup (2006)
   Rilton Cup (2007)
   Thessaloniki Olympiad (1984)
   European Championship (2005)
   European Club Cup (2005)
   Gibraltar Chess Festival (2008)
   Rilton Cup (2009)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Tallinn 1987 by Chessdreamer
   Dutch by Ybrevo

   🏆 Hasselbacken Open
   P Cramling vs L Karlsson (Nov-04-17) 1/2-1/2
   L Karlsson vs P Lindgren (Nov-04-17) 1/2-1/2
   Bellon Lopez vs L Karlsson (Nov-03-17) 1/2-1/2
   J Thiborg vs L Karlsson (Nov-03-17) 0-1
   L Karlsson vs F Tuomainen (Nov-03-17) 1-0

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(born Jul-11-1955, 66 years old) Sweden

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Lars Carl-Gustaf Karlsson was born in Stockholm. He was awarded the IM title in 1979 and the GM title in 1982. In tournaments he was 1st at Malmo 1979, 1st at Helsinki 1983, 1st= at Hastings 1983-84, 2nd= at Esbjerg 1984 and 2nd= at Cannes 1986. He also played on the Swedish Olympiad teams of the 1980's. Karlsson was Swedish champion in 1992.

 page 1 of 23; games 1-25 of 559  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. B Nisman vs L Karlsson 0-1401971MoscowE30 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad
2. L Karlsson vs H Olafsson 0-1371979Lucerne Zonal prel-BA07 King's Indian Attack
3. L Karlsson vs Keene  ½-½451979GausdalA04 Reti Opening
4. Seirawan vs L Karlsson  ½-½491979Schacknytts JubileumsturneringA30 English, Symmetrical
5. L Karlsson vs W Schmidt  ½-½471979Schacknytts JubileumsturneringA07 King's Indian Attack
6. A Kuligowski vs L Karlsson  ½-½431980Hradec KraloveE44 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2
7. Miles vs L Karlsson  1-0441980Gausdal IntE12 Queen's Indian
8. L Karlsson vs Adorjan  ½-½271980EUR-chT (Men) 7thA04 Reti Opening
9. Y Gruenfeld vs L Karlsson  1-0541980EUR-chT (Men) 7thC05 French, Tarrasch
10. L Karlsson vs Tal 1-0411980EUR-chT (Men) 7thA04 Reti Opening
11. Gligoric vs L Karlsson  1-0411980EUR-chT (Men) 7thC16 French, Winawer
12. L Karlsson vs Tringov  0-1421980EUR-chT (Men) 7thA04 Reti Opening
13. M Stean vs L Karlsson  ½-½391980EUR-chT (Men) 7thA30 English, Symmetrical
14. L Karlsson vs Smejkal  0-1601980EUR-chT (Men) 7thA04 Reti Opening
15. L Karlsson vs I Nemet  1-0591980Favorite HammoniaB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
16. P Dankert vs L Karlsson  1-0671980Favorite HammoniaC00 French Defense
17. L Karlsson vs S Holm Petersen  ½-½611980Favorite HammoniaB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
18. Hort vs L Karlsson  1-0411980Favorite HammoniaC16 French, Winawer
19. L Karlsson vs G Rabeler  0-1531980Favorite HammoniaA34 English, Symmetrical
20. L Karlsson vs C Clemens  1-0591980Favorite HammoniaA80 Dutch
21. Schussler vs L Karlsson  ½-½201980Favorite HammoniaA04 Reti Opening
22. L Karlsson vs Pachman  1-0571980Favorite HammoniaA06 Reti Opening
23. H Cording vs L Karlsson  0-1311980Favorite HammoniaC02 French, Advance
24. L Karlsson vs T Kordsachia  1-0321980Favorite HammoniaA07 King's Indian Attack
25. H Lappoehn vs L Karlsson  ½-½811980Favorite HammoniaA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
 page 1 of 23; games 1-25 of 559  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-24-05  cuendillar: Great draw against Etienne Bacrot in the European Club Cup today. He even was a pawn ahead in the final position!
Feb-15-06  Nikita Smirnov: He was my old chess teacher!
Feb-15-06  Jim Bartle: Nikita, how old were you when you started studying chess with a teacher?
Feb-15-06  Nikita Smirnov: Um... ten!
May-14-06  Nikita Smirnov: cuendillar:Lars told me that he had very bad time so it became draw.He went really mad after that.
Jul-11-06  BIDMONFA: Lars Karlsson


Sep-02-06  Nikita Smirnov: Well now he is trainer of a gymnasium (Our school gymnasium Metapontum).
Jul-11-08  brankat: Happy Birthday Lars! Again :-)
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  moronovich: Happy Birthday <Lars> And thanks for good times back in the 80 ties !
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  whiteshark: ThanT's funny, y'day I posted here L Karlsson vs L Schneider, 1981 and 2day's his B-day. :D
Jul-11-09  brankat: Happy Birthday Lars!
Jul-11-09  brankat: <whiteshark> What may be even funnier is that yet another Lars had a birthday yesterday :-)

Lars Aake Schneider

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  whiteshark: <brankat> What a coincidence! Or oddity? Thanks, anyway! :D
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  moronovich: Happy Birthday Lars ! Thanks for many fine moments in the good old 80ies !

Hope you are still enjoying your chess.

L.Karlsson became the second swede to recieve a lifelong support from the swedish state.Ulf Andersson was first.

Jul-11-09  brankat: The first of L.Karlsson's games listed above doesn't belong there. He was only 2 years old at the time. This is from the game page:

<Mar-29-05 <tuatara>: this game was not played by any Karlsson but by hans karl, then of Heilbronn.>

Jul-11-09  wordfunph: Happy Birthday Olympian GM Lars Karlsson..
Jul-11-09  Eastfrisian: .. an from Germany, too.
Jul-11-09  WhiteRook48: Happy birthday
Jul-11-10  wordfunph: his ICC handle is "Frasse"..

happy birthday Frasse!

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  Penguincw: Happy 59th birthday to GM Lars Karlsson.
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  MissScarlett: <In the late 1970s Karlsson, with astonishing blitz skills looked like a superstar in the making. However a near-death experience in a plane going to a tournament in the USSR caused Karlsson to foreswear air travel, going to all future tournaments by train or boat.

His career was seriously restricted but even so he briefly became a top 30 Grandmaster. However family life, including being a parent for a total of seven children, obliged him to leave the professional circuit.

In recent years Karlsson has restricted himself to competing in Sweden but he made his international return on the Chess Train tournament.>

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  Tabanus: <brankat: The first of L.Karlsson's games listed above doesn't belong there. He was only 2 years old at the time.> That's been fixed, but it remains a lot of work to separate the -son's from each other. And the -sen's too. I will probably make an effort to take the worst.

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