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Pontus Carlsson
P Carlsson 
Photo courtesy of Eric Schiller.  

Number of games in database: 503
Years covered: 1998 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2473 (2436 rapid, 2487 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2531
Overall record: +137 -117 =144 (52.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 105 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (110) 
    B51 B40 B42 B47 B52
 French Defense (44) 
    C05 C07 C03 C10 C04
 French Tarrasch (38) 
    C05 C07 C03 C04
 Ruy Lopez (26) 
    C67 C92 C78 C80 C95
 Caro-Kann (19) 
    B10 B18 B12 B15 B14
 Scotch Game (16) 
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (81) 
    B76 B70 B22 B50 B90
 Sicilian Dragon (37) 
    B76 B70 B78 B72 B71
 Queen's Indian (30) 
    E15 E12 E14
 Queen's Pawn Game (25) 
    A46 E00 A45 A40 D05
 Nimzo Indian (25) 
    E32 E46 E55 E48 E21
 French Defense (16) 
    C11 C01 C13 C02 C14
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   P Carlsson vs J Campos Moreno, 2006 1-0
   P Carlsson vs G Burgess, 2002 1-0
   G Milos vs P Carlsson, 2012 0-1
   Negi vs P Carlsson, 2008 0-1
   P Carlsson vs I Sokolov, 2011 1-0
   G Gnichtel vs P Carlsson, 2006 0-1
   P Carlsson vs N Grandelius, 2008 1-0
   P Carlsson vs I Papaioannou, 2007 1-0
   J Ocana Roca vs P Carlsson, 2006 0-1
   J Hector vs P Carlsson, 2007 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Corus Group C (2008)
   Nordic Championship (2001)
   Scandinavian Chess Tournament (2007)
   Reykjavik Open (2008)
   European Union Championship (2008)
   13th Dubai Open (2011)
   Pardubice Open-A (2006)
   Albena Open (2012)
   Gibraltar Masters (2006)
   European Team Championship (2005)
   Gibraltar Masters (2007)
   Gibraltar Masters (2010)
   European Championship (2010)
   Istanbul Olympiad (2012)
   Gibraltar Masters (2016)

   🏆 World Blitz Championship
   P Carlsson vs V Nevednichy (Dec-30-21) 1/2-1/2, blitz
   P Carlsson vs A Elier (Dec-30-21) 1/2-1/2, blitz
   D Lima vs P Carlsson (Dec-30-21) 1/2-1/2, blitz
   P Carlsson vs J Baum (Dec-30-21) 1-0, blitz
   I Samunenkov vs P Carlsson (Dec-30-21) 1-0, blitz

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(born Dec-18-1982, 40 years old) Colombia (federation/nationality Sweden)

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GM Pontus Carlsson played for Sweden in the 16th European Team Chess Championship 2007 and scored an undefeated six points from nine games. His performance rating was 2686 while facing opposition which included Dmitry Jakovenko, Mark Hebden, Merab Gagunashvili, Erik van den Doel and Vlastimil Babula.

Wikipedia article: Pontus Carlsson (interview with Ben Johnson on Perpetual Chess podcast)

Last updated: 2017-06-27 16:27:55

 page 1 of 21; games 1-25 of 503  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. H Rothen vs P Carlsson  1-0481998SWE-chT 1998/99A04 Reti Opening
2. P Carlsson vs S Ivanov  0-1201998SWE-chT 9899C07 French, Tarrasch
3. S Kristjansson vs P Carlsson  0-1401999Politiken Cup 21stC05 French, Tarrasch
4. P Carlsson vs T Hillarp Persson  0-1481999Rilton Cup 1999/00B06 Robatsch
5. P Carlsson vs O Sisatto  1-0601999Rilton Cup 1999/00B29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
6. R Bergstrom vs P Carlsson  ½-½181999Rilton Cup 1999/00B22 Sicilian, Alapin
7. Sax vs P Carlsson  ½-½602000Rilton Cup 1999/00B76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
8. P Carlsson vs A M Botsari  ½-½322000Rilton Cup 1999/00B47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
9. F Handke vs P Carlsson  ½-½542000Rilton Cup 1999/00A84 Dutch
10. P Carlsson vs Jobava 1-0362000Wch U18B93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
11. J Hector vs P Carlsson  0-1472001ch-SWEC13 French
12. P Carlsson vs A Olsson  ½-½262001ch-SWEC05 French, Tarrasch
13. A Eriksson vs P Carlsson  ½-½152001ch-SWEA15 English
14. P Carlsson vs E Agrest ½-½402001ch-SWEC41 Philidor Defense
15. R Akesson vs P Carlsson  1-0662001ch-SWEE00 Queen's Pawn Game
16. T Hillarp Persson vs P Carlsson  1-0712001ch-SWEE12 Queen's Indian
17. P Carlsson vs L Couso  ½-½102001ch-SWEB40 Sicilian
18. T Wedberg vs P Carlsson  ½-½232001ch-SWEB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
19. P Carlsson vs P Cramling  ½-½342001ch-SWEB23 Sicilian, Closed
20. L Karlsson vs P Carlsson  ½-½752001ch-SWEA04 Reti Opening
21. P Carlsson vs E Berg  0-1332001ch-SWEC05 French, Tarrasch
22. J Barkhagen vs P Carlsson  0-1732001ch-SWEA46 Queen's Pawn Game
23. P Carlsson vs S Brynell  ½-½82001ch-SWEC07 French, Tarrasch
24. J Vestly vs P Carlsson  ½-½152001Nordic ChampionshipA40 Queen's Pawn Game
25. P Carlsson vs R Ellingsen 1-0232001Nordic ChampionshipB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
 page 1 of 21; games 1-25 of 503  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Dec-19-13  RedShield: When is this racist going to be banned?
Dec-19-13  JustAnotherPatzer: <Redshield> Here! Here! Let's ban <jakaiden> for his shockingly racist slur!

Good boy <Redshield>, gold star and a pat on the head for you lol

Dec-19-13  RedShield: Naturally, I accept your plaudit, but feel constrained to point out that it's actually <Hear, hear!>.

<Originated in the British parliament in the 18th century as a contraction of 'hear him, hear him'>

I would be interested in learning what other demonstrable racial differences you have in mind.

Dec-19-13  JustAnotherPatzer: Wait a minute <Redshield>, you're encouraging CG to ban me on the grounds that i'm a racist; wish to silence my voice forever on this site, seek to censor the debate altogether, yet in the meantime you're legitimising it by asking a question of me that would further the very debate you seek to censor?

What did i say that you construed as racist and deserving of Stalinist like censorship? Could it be that just as i mistook 'hear' for 'here' you've confused 'racial' for 'racist'? Or else, i repeat, what do you so militantly object to that you would silence my voice here forever? And by answering my question are you not tacitly acknowledging that this innocent debate (Why are there STILL only two Negro GMs?) with a non-person (to your way of thinking) is legitimate?

Dec-19-13  RedShield: You sure ask a lot of questions. But I fear you labour under a misapprehension. I seek not your banning, but enlightenment about your views, per my request.
Dec-19-13  JustAnotherPatzer: <RedShield: When is this racist going to be banned?>

But was that not intended for me?

Dec-19-13  Absentee: <JustAnotherPatzer: If race wasn't merely a social construct i'd say that was very racist of you and according to the posting guidelines>

It isn't. It's just an unpopular term for genotypical and phenotypical differentiation.

Dec-19-13  RedShield: It was intended for you, yes, but it was about me.
Dec-19-13  JustAnotherPatzer: <Absentee> ABSOLUTELY! As i went on to say i was being tongue-in-cheek.

<Redshield> You've confused me now lol. I have to do some chores but i'll cite some of those demonstrable differences tomorrow or the day after. Kind regards.

Dec-19-13  Eduardo Bermudez: I would like to see Pontus playing for colombian chess team !!
Dec-19-13  Appaz: Don't expect any answers, <JustAnotherPatzer>, you are in a mine field.

Maybe it is easier to try to debate why Jews are are massively overrepresented among the male World Champions?

Is it because of biological, cultural, religious or national/political factors?

I would go for a mix of the first two, even if that would label me a racist among some people.

For the record, I'm not a Jew, according to any of the above four factors.

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  valiant: But Carlsson and Carlsen are, because they are good chessplayers?
Dec-20-13  Appaz: <<valiant> But Carlsson and Carlsen are, because they are good chessplayers?>

They are not, to my knowledge. What observations made you end up with that theory ("all good chess players a Jewish")?

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  valiant: <Appaz> You are my inspiration my everything, GOD JUL!
Jan-24-14  RedShield: <<Redshield> You've confused me now lol. I have to do some chores but i'll cite some of those demonstrable differences tomorrow or the day after. Kind regards.>

Maybe he forgot. Maybe he got banned. Maybe he got run over.

Dec-18-14  Absentee: Why does AlexandraThess hate him so much?
Dec-18-14  john barleycorn: <Absentee: Why does AlexandraThess hate him so much?>

His family name starts with "C".

Jan-14-15  gars: <jakaiden>, <JustAnotherPatzer>, <Redshield (Rotschild?)>, <Absentee>, <Appaz>:

I offer all of you a joke. An old joke, because I am an old man. When Jimmy Carter was Governor of Georgia there was a lot of racial tension there, and in one particular day his assistants came to him because there was a huge hullabaloo at a bus stop. Governor Carteer quickly went there and was told that a Colored lady (see? nor Black, nor Negro, just Colored) refused to sit in the back of the bus. She sat in the first row and challenged the police officers to remove her. Anger was mounting up, so Carter, a wise politician, came with a brilliant solution:

"OK, ladies and Gentlemen", said he. "Let's stop with all this filthy racism here in Georgia! From now on, there will be no White people and no Colored people either! We'll be all green, hear me? Now and from now on we'll be all GREEN!!" People stared at him, as he explained: "This lady here is green, you are all green, I am green, once a person enter Georgia's territory this person is green, right?" Well, after a while, everybody agreed with Governor Carter and when everyone was greeting everyone else on his greeness Carter said: "Now, let's get organized! Light green people in the front seats of the bus, dark green people in the back, right?"

Jan-28-15  dumbgai: <gars> I lol'd
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  technical draw: <gars> Long time has passed but nice gag. I don't do ethnic humor. I used to and I enjoyed the stand-up comics that did do ethnic humor. But I did a Richard Pryor and stopped doing ethnic humor.

<chancho> Thanks for that info.

Good luck to GM Carlsson.

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  technical draw: Para el Gran Maestro Colombiano/Sueco Pontus Carlsson: Buena suerte en este torneo, Adelante y acumule puntos ELO!
Dec-19-16  waustad: His story reads a lot like Marcus Samuelsson. They had different talents, but in both cases excellent results.
Jan-08-18  PhilFeeley: Apparently, he's a trainer:

Mar-24-18  PhilFeeley: Missing Johansson - Carlsson, 2012
Jul-10-19  PhilFeeley: I'm still trying to find out why he withdrew from this year's Swedish Championships:

Tournament websites aren't very informative.

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