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Erik Andersen
E Andersen 
page 498 of Alt om Skak by B. Nielsen (Odense, 1943). 
Number of games in database: 145
Years covered: 1927 to 1937
Overall record: +57 -55 =33 (50.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Apr-10-1904, died Feb-27-1938, 33 years old) Denmark

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Erik Andersen was born in Gentofte, Denmark. He was Nordic Champion in Stockholm 1930, and defended this title by drawing 3-3 against Gideon Stahlberg in 1934, but lost by 2.5-3.5 to Erik Lundin in 1937. He was Danish Champion 12 times: 1923, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935 and 1936.

In tournaments, he was 6th in Copenhagen 1923 (Aron Nimzowitsch won). In 1924: 3rd in Copenhagen (Johannes Hjalmar Giersing and bad player ID won) and 2nd in Randers (Aage Kier won). In 1927: 4th= in Copenhagen (Geza Maroczy won). In 1928: 4th in Copenhagen (Aron Nimzowitsch won). In 1929: 5th= in G├Âteborg (Nordic-ch; Gideon Stahlberg won). In 1930: 4th= in Swinem├╝nde (Friedrich Saemisch won). In 1931, he lost a match by 1,5 : 4,5 to Gosta Stoltz. In 1933: 3rd= in Copenhagen (Aron Nimzowitsch won). In 1935: 8th= in Bad Nauheim (Efim Bogoljubov won). In 1937: 13th in Jurata (4th POL-ch; Savielly Tartakower won).

He passed away in Copenhagen in 1938, not yet 34 years old.

Source: Wikipedia article: Erik Andersen (chess player). OlimpBase: and Historical rating:

Last updated: 2022-02-12 11:59:59

 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 145  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Lasker vs E Andersen ½-½551927Clock simul, 10bC66 Ruy Lopez
2. E Andersen vs Nimzowitsch  ½-½621927Copenhagen Masters PolitikenC10 French
3. E Andersen vs C Carls 1-0371927London OlympiadA48 King's Indian
4. G Kroone vs E Andersen  0-1541927London OlympiadA12 English with b3
5. V Vukovic vs E Andersen  1-0531927London OlympiadD08 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit
6. E Andersen vs E Steiner  1-0471927London OlympiadD02 Queen's Pawn Game
7. E Andersen vs G A Thomas ½-½481927London OlympiadD02 Queen's Pawn Game
8. S Rosselli del Turco vs E Andersen  1-0631927London OlympiadD02 Queen's Pawn Game
9. E Andersen vs Hromadka  1-0421927London OlympiadA80 Dutch
10. A Nogues Acuna vs E Andersen  ½-½171927London OlympiadD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
11. E Andersen vs I Censer 1-0211927London OlympiadA46 Queen's Pawn Game
12. P Frydman vs E Andersen 1-0311928The Hague OlympiadE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
13. G Kroone vs E Andersen 1-0261928The Hague OlympiadC01 French, Exchange
14. E Andersen vs J Lokvenc  1-0241928The Hague OlympiadA46 Queen's Pawn Game
15. G Nagy vs E Andersen  1-0341928The Hague OlympiadC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
16. E Andersen vs W Hilse 1-0321928The Hague OlympiadA47 Queen's Indian
17. E Tholfsen vs E Andersen  1-0361928The Hague OlympiadE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
18. A Desler vs E Andersen 0-1301929DEN-chC42 Petrov Defense
19. E Andersen vs Alekhine ½-½161930Clock simul, 10bA47 Queen's Indian
20. E Andersen vs Stahlberg 1-0521930SwinemuendeD48 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
21. K Richter vs E Andersen 1-0421930SwinemuendeC42 Petrov Defense
22. E Andersen vs B Koch  1-0551930SwinemuendeD48 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
23. G Stoltz vs E Andersen  0-1651930SwinemuendeC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
24. E Andersen vs K Pahl  ½-½471930SwinemuendeD02 Queen's Pawn Game
25. Saemisch vs E Andersen 1-0381930SwinemuendeE24 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 145  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-06-04  Poulsen: The strongest danish player in the 1920's and 1930's - 12 times (!) danish champ - still standing record. He was no real match for the strongest international players, through, prim. due to poor opening repertoire. Played topboard on the danish team, that won silver in the 1927 olympics. Game: see Andersen vs Hromadka
Jun-08-04  Poulsen: E Andersen vs Hromadka, 1927
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  Benzol: Erik Andersen
Born 10th April 1904 in Gentofte
Died 27th February 1938 in Copenhagen
He was Danish Champion in 1923, 1925, 1926 (after play off), 1927, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932 (after play off), 1933, 1934, 1935 and 1936. He was also Nordic Champion in 1930.
Apr-10-08  brankat: A fascinating run in Danish Championships!
Apr-10-09  sfm: One of his most 'famous losses' is a game against Alekhine where the world champion had to resort to what he was also known for: very unsportsmanlike behavior. Alekhine vs E Andersen, 1935
Apr-10-09  whiteshark: Player of the Day

<Poulsen: <due to poor opening repertoire>>, e.g. Book vs E Andersen, 1935

Apr-10-09  WhiteRook48: Black was pitiful
Jul-25-09  whiteshark: Bio:

In 1928 todays PotD interrupted his 'championship subscription'. -->

Apr-18-10  Karpova: From Edward Winter's C.N. 6547

Harry Golombek: <An attacking player of great combinative talent, he was always dangerous to the very best, as Alekhine found out at Warsaw, 1935. Personally he was a most likeable man, being the possessor of a quiet, unobtrusive humour which distinguished him from the more boisterous nature of some of his compatriots.>

Source: Page 157 of the April 1938 'BCM'


Apr-18-10  BobCrisp: Are the Danes notably prone to boisterousness? I usually reserve that term for other ethnic groups.
Feb-05-11  BLarsen1967: Back in 1931 the Great Erik Andersen won his 7th Danish Championship,scoring 6 out of 7,here's a nice game from that event

[Event "dkch"]
[Site "Frederikshavn"]
[Date "1931.04.04"]
[Round "5"]
[White "Cruusberg, Axel"]
[Black "Andersen, Erik"]
[Result "0-1"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 d6 4. d4 exd4 5. Qxd4 Bd7 6. Bxc6 Bxc6 7. Nc3 Be7 8. O-O Bf6 9. Qc4 Ne7 10. Bg5 Bxg5 11. Nxg5 O-O 12. Rad1 Ng6 13. Nf3 Qf6 14. b3 Nf4 15. Nd5 Bxd5 16. exd5 Rac8 17. Rfe1 c6 18. dxc6 Rxc6 19. Qb4 Rxc2 20. Qxb7 Qg6 21. Nd2 Nh3+ 22. Kf1 Qd3+ 23. Re2 Nf4 0-1

Feb-27-11  BLarsen1967: In 1932 Erik Andersen brought home his 8th Danish Championship,in the process he faced Ojvind Larsen
and beat him

[Event "dkch"]
[Site "Esbjerg"]
[Date "1932.04.23"]
[Round "5"]
[White "Larsen, Ojvind"]
[Black "Andersen, Erik"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C55"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 d6 4. d3 Be7 5. Nc3 Nf6 6. Be3 O-O 7. Qd2 Na5 8. O-O Nxc4 9. dxc4 Ng4 10. Nd5 f5 11. exf5 Bxf5 12. c3 Be4 13. Bg5 Nf6 14. Nxe7+ Qxe7 15. Qe3 Bc6 16. Nd4 Bd7 17. f4 h6 18. Bh4 Ng4 19. Qe1 g5 20. h3 gxh4 21. hxg4 Bxg4 22. Qe4 Qg7 23. fxe5 dxe5 24. Nf5 Bxf5 25. Rxf5 h3 26. Rxe5 Rad8 27. Re1 Rd2 28. Re2 Qg3 29. Rg5+ Qxg5 30. Rxd2 Qxd2 31. Qe6+ Rf7 32. Qe8+ Kg7 33. Qe5+ Kf8 34. Qh8+ Ke7 35. Qe5+ Kd7 36. Qb5+ Kd8 0-1

Feb-28-11  BLarsen1967: Erik A. against Aron Nimzowitsch 1927,a game not in the database - This game,with Nimzo playing his own opening,comes from a small tourney in Copenhagen,it was arranged as a kind of preparation for the Danish players heading off for the London Olympiad. Geza Maroczy won the tourney.

[Event "Politikens Turnering"]
[Site "Copenhagen"]
[Date "1927.06.08"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Andersen, Erik"]
[Black "Nimzowitsch, Aron"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "D31"]

1. e4 Nc6 2. Nc3 e6 3. d4 d5 4. exd5 exd5 5. Be3 Nge7 6. Nf3 Bf5 7. Bd3 Qd7 8. Qd2 O-O-O 9. O-O-O f6 10. Na4 Ng6 11. Bxf5 Qxf5 12. a3 Bd6 13. Ne1 Rhe8 14. g3 Re7 15. Nd3 Rde8 16. Nc3 Na5 17. Nb5 Nc4 18. Nxd6+ Nxd6 19. b3 Qf3 20. Kb2 Nf5 21. Qa5 Kb8 22. Nc5 Ka8 23. Qb4 c6 24. Rhe1 Nxe3 25. fxe3 Nf8 26. Rd3 Ne6 27. e4 Qf2 28. Na4 Ng5 29. e5 Ne4 30. exf6 gxf6 31. Rde3 Qxh2 32. R1e2 Qh6 33. c4 f5 34. cxd5 cxd5 35. Qa5 Qd6 36. Nc3 Rd7 37. Nb5 Qb6 38. Qxb6 axb6 39. Rf3 Rf8 40. Nc3 Rff7 41. Nxd5 Rxd5 42. Rxe4 fxe4 43. Rxf7 Rxd4 44. Rxh7 Rd2+ 45. Kc3 Rd3+ 46. Kc2 Rxg3 47. Rh2 Re3 48. Rh8+ Ka7 49. a4 b5 50. axb5 Kb6 51. Rh7 Rg3 52. Re7 Rg4 53. Kc3 Rh4 54. Kc2 Rh2+ 55. Kc3 Rh4 56. Kc2 Kxb5 57. Rxb7+ Kc5 58. Kd2 Kd4 59. Rd7+ Ke5 60. Re7+ Kf4 61. Rf7+ Ke5 62. Re7+ 1/2-1/2

Apr-10-12  brankat: Twelve times Danish Champion!

R.I.P. master Andersen.

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  Tabanus: Is there also an Erik Andersen Jr.?
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  Domdaniel: Gentofte, where Andersen was born, is now a suburb of Copenhagen. I've played chess there.
Apr-10-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Erik Andersen.
Apr-11-16  BIDMONFA: Erik Andersen


Sep-01-17  Arconax: His opening play was rather primitive, but a good practical player. His attacking play is impressive. A contrast to his big rival B. Nielsen who was a born defender.

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