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Christian Poulsen
Number of games in database: 78
Years covered: 1936 to 1956

Overall record: +22 -37 =19 (40.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (17) 
    B23 B28 B95 B58 B70
 Ruy Lopez (7) 
    C84 C73 C78 C64 C77
With the Black pieces:
 Grunfeld (6) 
    D70 D83 D78 D95 D85
 Nimzo Indian (6) 
    E33 E34 E59 E29 E38
 Ruy Lopez (6) 
    C84 C73 C86 C81 C90
 Sicilian (6) 
    B20 B32 B45 B74 B58
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   C Poulsen vs Julius Nielsen, 1947 1-0

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   1951 Beverwijk Hoogovens by jww

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(born Aug-16-1912, died Apr-19-1981, 68 years old) Denmark

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Christian Poulsen was born in Rind Sogn, Denmark. He was Danish Champion in 1945 and 1952. He finished 1st= in 1939, 1940 and 1951 but lost all of the subsequent play-offs.

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 78  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. C Poulsen vs W Weil 0-1171936non-FIDE Munich OlympiadB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
2. C Poulsen vs M Napolitano 0-13019377th olm finalB74 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
3. Milner-Barry vs C Poulsen  0-12719377th olm finalB74 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
4. E Steiner vs C Poulsen  ½-½6219377th olm finalB58 Sicilian
5. C Poulsen vs Kashdan  0-14119377th olm finalD96 Grunfeld, Russian Variation
6. C Poulsen vs R Grau 0-12919377th olm finalD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. I Solin vs C Poulsen  0-15119377th olm finalA12 English with b3
8. A Baert vs C Poulsen  0-13319377th olm finalE15 Queen's Indian
9. C Poulsen vs T van Scheltinga  ½-½3119377th olm finalA18 English, Mikenas-Carls
10. P Vaitonis vs C Poulsen  1-0531939Buenos Aires Olympiad prel-CE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
11. C Poulsen vs V Winz  1-0301939Buenos Aires Olympiad fin-AC10 French
12. E R Lundin vs C Poulsen  1-0371939Buenos Aires Olympiad fin-AD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
13. C Poulsen vs Cortlever  0-1531939Buenos Aires Olympiad fin-AB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
14. I Raud vs C Poulsen  1-0201939Buenos Aires Olympiad fin-AD02 Queen's Pawn Game
15. C Poulsen vs P Vaitonis  1-0611939Buenos Aires Olympiad fin-AB49 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
16. C Poulsen vs Opocensky  0-1601939Buenos Aires Olympiad fin-AB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
17. C Poulsen vs Jacobo Bolbochan  0-1391939Buenos Aires Olympiad fin-AB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
18. Jacobo Bolbochan vs C Poulsen  1-0361939Buenos Aires Olympiad fin-AE33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
19. L Engels vs C Poulsen  1-0631939Buenos Aires Olympiad fin-AC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
20. C Poulsen vs F Apsenieks  ½-½481939Buenos Aires Olympiad fin-AC78 Ruy Lopez
21. A Gromer vs C Poulsen  1-0411939Buenos Aires Olympiad fin-AC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
22. A S Rocha vs C Poulsen  1-0341939Buenos Aires Olympiad fin-AE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
23. A Lopez Arce vs C Poulsen  0-1611939Buenos Aires Olympiad fin-AE34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation
24. C Poulsen vs Najdorf 0-1731939Buenos Aires Olympiad fin-AB95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
25. C Poulsen vs A Hansen  1-0511947AalborgB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-16-05  fasting: Poulsen was once danish champion... wasn't he?
Feb-16-05  sneaky pete: <fasting> He wasn't ONCE Danish champion, he was TWICE, in 1945 and 1952. Also he was equal first in 1939, 1940 and 1951, but lost the play-offs.
Feb-16-05  fasting: aiii thanks!
Nov-05-09  Poulsen: His nickname was "Ploven" - the plow.

As it was generally the case with top-level danish players in the "pre-Larsen-era", he had virtually no international achievements. All were happy amateurs - and almost never participated in international events - apart from the olympics.

Here he nails Stoltz:

Stoltz vs C Poulsen, 1947

Aug-17-10  BobCrisp: He recently signed for Liverpool FC.
Aug-16-14  Eastfrisian: Any photo of him ?
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  TheAlchemist: OK, just kidding. Here's a photo from a chessbase retrospective of Bent Larsen, the Danish Olympic team in 1956, Poulsen is the second from the right:

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  TheAlchemist: A better one:


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  Penguincw: R.I.P. Christian Poulsen.
Aug-18-14  Eastfrisian: Thank you <TheAlchemist>

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