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Lars Karlsson
L Karlsson 

Number of games in database: 755
Years covered: 1974 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2447 (2488 rapid, 2322 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2520
Overall record: +269 -157 =329 (57.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Reti System (100) 
    A04 A06 A05
 English (68) 
    A10 A16 A14 A15 A12
 English, 1 c4 c5 (37) 
    A36 A37 A34 A30 A39
 English, 1 c4 e5 (37) 
    A20 A25 A22 A28 A26
 Nimzo-Larsen Attack (33) 
 King's Indian Attack (21) 
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (88) 
    C03 C16 C18 C00 C05
 Sicilian (64) 
    B32 B30 B75 B33 B70
 Dutch Defense (46) 
    A90 A84 A92 A93 A81
 French Winawer (34) 
    C16 C18 C15 C17
 French Tarrasch (29) 
    C03 C05 C04
 Sicilian Dragon (29) 
    B75 B70 B35 B76 B72
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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 J Hebert, 1984 1-0
   L Karlsson vs B Brinck-Claussen, 2006 1-0
   C Hoi vs L Karlsson, 2006 0-1
   L Karlsson vs Tal, 1980 1-0
   L Karlsson vs Suba, 1983 1-0
   Korchnoi vs L Karlsson, 1993 0-1
   L Karlsson vs J Gallagher, 2005 1-0
   Jansa vs L Karlsson, 1981 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Esbjerg (1981)
   Copenhagen Open (1989)
   Helsinki (1983)
   Hastings 1983/84 (1983)
   Swedish Championship (1979)
   Wrexham (1994)
   Oslo (1988)
   Swedish Championship (1985)
   Rilton Cup 2010/11 (2010)
   Favorite Hammonia (1980)
   Swedish Championship (1986)
   Oslo Chess International (1976)
   Swedish Championship (1978)
   Scandinavian Chess Tournament (2007)
   Politiken Cup (2006)

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
   J 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, 68 years old) Sweden

[what is this?]
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 31; games 1-25 of 755  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. L Karlsson vs K Andersson  1-0471974Rilton Cup 1974/75A04 Reti Opening
2. L Karlsson vs O C Moen  ½-½341976Oslo Chess InternationalA16 English
3. O Antonsen vs L Karlsson  0-1361976Oslo Chess InternationalB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
4. L Karlsson vs J Bednarski  1-0691976Oslo Chess InternationalA36 English
5. V Guddahl vs L Karlsson  0-1121976Oslo Chess InternationalA56 Benoni Defense
6. T Heiberg vs L Karlsson  1-0571976Oslo Chess InternationalA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
7. C Niklasson vs L Karlsson  1-0281976Oslo Chess InternationalE14 Queen's Indian
8. L Karlsson vs P Ofstad  1-0271976Oslo Chess InternationalA36 English
9. L Karlsson vs O Sande  1-0411976Oslo Chess InternationalA16 English
10. L Karlsson vs B Tiller  0-1561976Oslo Chess InternationalE77 King's Indian
11. H Schussler vs L Karlsson  1-0741977Swedish ChampionshipC03 French, Tarrasch
12. G Rorvall vs L Karlsson  1-0301977Swedish ChampionshipC10 French
13. L Karlsson vs T Wedberg  0-1611977Swedish ChampionshipA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
14. L Karlsson vs B Jansson  ½-½421977Swedish ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
15. L Karlsson vs B Hammar  0-1521977Swedish ChampionshipA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
16. K Kaiszauri vs L Karlsson  0-1331977Swedish ChampionshipB72 Sicilian, Dragon
17. C Carleson vs L Karlsson  ½-½401977Swedish ChampionshipA90 Dutch
18. D Hansson vs L Karlsson  1-0401977Swedish ChampionshipC10 French
19. L Karlsson vs A Ornstein  0-1491977Swedish ChampionshipA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
20. L Karlsson vs R Ekstroem  ½-½191977Swedish ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
21. P Helmertz vs L Karlsson  0-1411977Swedish ChampionshipC03 French, Tarrasch
22. L Karlsson vs P Ostberg  0-1581977Swedish ChampionshipA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
23. G Svensson vs L Karlsson  0-1411977Swedish ChampionshipA90 Dutch
24. L Karlsson vs B Bengtsson  1-0411977Swedish ChampionshipA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
25. L Karlsson vs N Thornblom  ½-½781977Swedish ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
 page 1 of 31; games 1-25 of 755  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 !
Jul-11-09  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

Jul-11-09  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!

Premium Chessgames Member
  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.>

Premium Chessgames Member
  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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