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Curt Hansen

Number of games in database: 900
Years covered: 1977 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2596 (2596 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2635
Overall record: +297 -142 =441 (58.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 20 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 English, 1 c4 e5 (47) 
    A29 A21 A28 A22 A26
 King's Indian (38) 
    E62 E97 E94 E60 E92
 Sicilian (35) 
    B23 B51 B56 B22 B42
 English (31) 
    A10 A16 A13 A15 A11
 English, 1 c4 c5 (31) 
    A34 A30 A31 A32 A33
 Queen's Indian (29) 
    E12 E15 E17 E16
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (88) 
    B46 B22 B81 B40 B70
 Nimzo Indian (32) 
    E32 E44 E39 E43 E41
 Queen's Indian (30) 
    E15 E12 E16 E18
 Pirc (22) 
    B08 B07 B09
 Queen's Pawn Game (22) 
    A41 A45 A46 D02 E10
 Alekhine's Defense (21) 
    B05 B03 B04 B02
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Carlsen vs C Hansen, 2004 0-1
   C Hansen vs Ftacnik, 1991 1-0
   C Hansen vs O Borik, 1998 1-0
   Van Wely vs C Hansen, 1992 0-1
   Ivanchuk vs C Hansen, 2003 1/2-1/2
   C Hansen vs K Georgiev, 1984 1-0
   H B Pedersen vs C Hansen, 1981 0-1
   Piket vs C Hansen, 1991 0-1
   C Hansen vs Kasparov, 1988 1/2-1/2
   Van der Wiel vs C Hansen, 1993 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   World Junior Championship (1984)
   European Junior Championship 1982/83 (1982)
   Esbjerg-B (1980)
   Reykjavik Open (1986)
   Jerusalem (1986)
   Helsinki (1986)
   Hamburg SKA (1991)
   Reykjavik Open (1998)
   Groningen Open (1990)
   Bundesliga 2000/01 (2000)
   World Junior Championship (1982)
   Hoogovens (1991)
   Espoo Zonal (1989)
   Politiken Cup (2006)
   World Junior Championship (1980)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens 1991 by suenteus po 147
   Sigeman & Co 2001 by Tabanus
   Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens 1994 by suenteus po 147

   🏆 54th TCh-DEN Ex 2015-16
   C Hoi vs C Hansen (Jan-10-16) 1/2-1/2
   C Hansen vs J Sloth (Jan-09-16) 0-1
   S Agdestein vs C Hansen (May-14-15) 0-1
   C Hansen vs A Tari (May-13-15) 1/2-1/2
   Fressinet vs C Hansen (May-12-15) 1-0

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(born Sep-18-1964, 59 years old) Denmark

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GM and GMC Curt Hansen rose to prominence in 1983 by winning the Nordic Championship and defeating Bent Larsen in a rapid match. Shortly after he captured three consecutive Danish Championships (1983-85) and the World Junior Championship of 1984. He achieved the grandmaster title in 1985 at Copenhagen, and in 1992 he became the first Danish player in over twenty years to pass Larsen on the FIDE rating list. He was also Danish champion in 1994, 1998 and 2000. Hansen's own tenure as the highest-rated player from Denmark was to last until 2003, when he was overtaken by Peter Heine Nielsen.

Wikipedia article: Curt Hansen

Last updated: 2017-09-18 05:21:49

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 page 1 of 37; games 1-25 of 907  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Hempel vs C Hansen 0-1371977VojensA00 Uncommon Opening
2. C Hansen vs J O Pedersen  1-0231980Danish Ch ChallengersB40 Sicilian
3. C Hansen vs K Rasmussen  1-0281980International Junior TournamentD03 Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation)
4. D King vs C Hansen  ½-½401980International Junior TournamentB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
5. C Hansen vs M Kaspersen  1-0301980International Junior TournamentB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
6. C Hansen vs C Hartman  0-1411980International Junior TournamentA80 Dutch
7. M Trepp vs C Hansen  0-1321980International Junior TournamentB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
8. P Stentebjerg-Hansen vs C Hansen  0-1451980International Junior TournamentA00 Uncommon Opening
9. M Andersen vs C Hansen  ½-½391980International Junior TournamentB22 Sicilian, Alapin
10. J Fleck vs C Hansen  ½-½541980Esbjerg-BB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
11. C Hansen vs J G Nicholson  ½-½411980Esbjerg-BB83 Sicilian
12. K Berg vs C Hansen  0-1461980Esbjerg-BD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. H B Pedersen vs C Hansen  ½-½261980Esbjerg-BA07 King's Indian Attack
14. V Ravikumar vs C Hansen  ½-½461980Esbjerg-BE30 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad
15. C Hansen vs P E Nielsen  ½-½311980Esbjerg-BD25 Queen's Gambit Accepted
16. P B Knudsen vs C Hansen  1-0411980Esbjerg-BA13 English
17. C Hansen vs R Gruenberg  1-0391980Esbjerg-BB30 Sicilian
18. C Hansen vs J Rewitz  1-0411980Esbjerg-BA48 King's Indian
19. C Hansen vs J Bednarski  1-0311980Esbjerg-BC01 French, Exchange
20. C Hansen vs W Morris  ½-½351980Esbjerg-BB95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
21. C Hansen vs B Isaksen  ½-½141980Esbjerg-BE12 Queen's Indian
22. K J Wicker vs C Hansen  0-1331980Esbjerg-BD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
23. C Hansen vs P Rodas 1-061980World Junior ChampionshipC01 French, Exchange
24. Adianto vs C Hansen  0-1421980World Junior ChampionshipB94 Sicilian, Najdorf
25. G Bates vs C Hansen  ½-½421980World Junior ChampionshipE18 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3
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May-06-04  Poulsen: Tigers position looked good around move 20 - but in timetrouble he didn't find a winning line. Instead Hansen managed to get behind Tigers lines - and inspite of being in bigger timetrouble than Tiger, he finished him of with an elegant move.

Curt Hansen is known to be very concentrated when playing - even during timetrouble.

May-06-04  Poulsen: Typical Curt Hansen wins:
Sasikiran - Hansen, 2003
Hansen - McShane, 2003
May-06-04  MoonlitKnight: 5/6 against average opposition of 2557 so far is quite impressive. Anyone know the performance rating?
May-07-04  Poulsen: It might even be 6/7!! - he's a pawn up against Beliavski in a queens endgame.
May-07-04  acirce: Yeah, with all the light on Magnus Carlsen we are almost ignoring this amazing feat.
May-07-04  ajit: Yep he will win again. No doubt absolutely.So thats going to make it 6/7. THats a truly majestic performance against someone like Beliavsky, that too with black! Say how old is he? This performance is too good for a GM worth 2635. Does anybody know his performance rating?
May-07-04  ajit: Now just as I said that, he makes an error! Nothing significant but losing tempo! 75...g6 (g5! wud have been better). Still shd win.
May-07-04  ajit: Woops!! Time trouble! With less than 5 seconds left on clock, I guess it was wise to draw.
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  Benzol: Curt Hansen
Born 18th September 1964 in Bov
Awarded the IM title in 1982 and GM title in 1985.
He was European junior champion in 1981-82. Nordic champion in 1983. Danish champion in 1983, 1984 (after playoff) and 1985 (after playoff), he also won the World junior championship in 1984.
May-12-05  zorro: I think his name is Carsten not Curt.
May-12-05  maoam: <zorro>

No, his name is Curt (see Carsten Hansen)

Sep-18-06  BIDMONFA: Curt Hansen


Sep-18-06  fevered cheek: <bidmonfa> stop posting this crap will you
Sep-18-06  gus inn: happy birthday Curt ! hopefully with many more to come !
Sep-18-06  gus inn: I know that Gerald Hertneck - player of the day -- and Curt did have some cooperation.At least about a certain variation in the french defence.
Sep-18-08  brankat: Happy Birthday GM Hansen!
Sep-18-08  rjfsworstnightmare: Ditto that son!
Sep-18-09  WhiteRook48: drawing Anand
Jan-11-11  nummerzwei: From Carsten Hansen 's (another Hansen) review of 'Secrets of Rook Endings, which appeared in 1999 :

<For several years, British Grandmaster John Nunn had produced a number of excellent opening books, including books on the Najdorf Variation in the Sicilian Defence and the Pirc. Then in 1992 he turned his attention to the endgame, specifically five-piece endings. With the help of a database constructed by Ken Thompson, Nunn was able to cover all endgames with five pieces with unprecedented accuracy. His work resulted in three books, Secrets of Rook Endings, Secrets of Minor Piece Endings, and Secrets of Pawnless Endings; all three books were published by Batsford Books.

Back then, the publication was surrounded with much controversy. Most notably Danish Grandmaster Curt Hansen openly expressed his feelings in a letter in New In Chess. He found this form of chess with its ultimate answers repulsive, as it meant, at least for him, that chess would lose some of its magic. Others, along with Nunn of course, were of the opposite opinion, that a book like this could only raise the level of chess and help us gain a better understanding of these positions with limited material. >

VERY interesting. Perhaps Hansen stopped playing in 2007 because he felt there was too little magic left in chess.

Does somebody have the full text of Hansen's reader's letter?

Mar-19-15  Poulsen: Curt Hansen is back in business! He is playing in the danish championship tournament in yearly april.

It will be interesting to see his current strenght. For years he was the best danish player next to Larsen. Just over 20 years ago he was in top 20 in the world.

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  Troller: And now he is playing the qualifier for Norway Chess!

Hansen and Agdestein should be considered the principally strongest participants - they have both been in the world's top 20 - but they have also both been largely chess amateurs with long inactive periods. And of course, they are not exactly young anymore...

Jul-30-16  diagonal: One of Curt Hansen's most memorable tournament wins: Vejstrup, Denmark, in 1989 (including all three Polgar sisters in a closed event):
Aug-27-16  Olavi: The bio has this funny line: "in 1992 he became the first Danish player in over twenty years to pass Larsen on the FIDE rating list."

Larsen was uncontested number one since 1954.

Jul-02-17  PhilFeeley: An important game in the Trompowsky, missing here. Black crushes it:

[Event "It GM"]
[Site "Esbjerg DEN"]
[Round "5"]
[Date "1982.??.??"]
[White "Hoi, Carsten"]
[Black "Hansen, Curt"]
[Result "0-1"]

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 3.Bg5 h6 4.Bxf6 Qxf6 5.e4 d5 6.Nbd2 dxe4 7.Nxe4 Qd8 8.Bd3 Be7 9.c3 Nd7 10.Qc2 c6 11.O-O-O Qc7 12.Kb1 b6 13.Rhe1 Bb7 14.Qe2 O-O-O 15.Ba6 Bxa6 16.Qxa6+ Kb8 17.c4 Bb4 18.Re3 f5 19.Ned2 e5 20.Nb3 e4 21.Nh4 Rhf8 22.Qa4 a5 23.Nc1 g5 24.a3 Bd6 25.c5 Bxc5 26.Ng6 Rf6 27.Nb3 b5 0-1

Sep-18-17  martin moller: Happy birthday Curt :-)
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