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Henrik Danielsen
  
Number of games in database: 347
Years covered: 1981 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2514 (2528 rapid, 2473 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2545

Overall record: +138 -97 =95 (56.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 17 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Bird's Opening (36) 
    A02 A03
 Uncommon Opening (24) 
    A00
 King's Indian Attack (24) 
    A07 A08
 King's Indian (13) 
    E67 E94 E62 E66 E60
 English (9) 
    A15 A13 A10 A16 A14
 Reti System (7) 
    A04 A06 A05
With the Black pieces:
 Caro-Kann (22) 
    B18 B12 B14 B10 B11
 Scandinavian (19) 
    B01
 Pirc (18) 
    B07 B09 B08
 Queen's Pawn Game (14) 
    A41 E00 A46
 Dutch Defense (12) 
    A81 A88 A85
 King's Indian (10) 
    E62 E66 E94 E97 E77
Repertoire Explorer

NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   H Danielsen vs Pokorna, 2003 1-0
   H Danielsen vs P H Nielsen, 2003 1-0
   H Danielsen vs T Luther, 1999 1-0
   H Danielsen vs S B Hansen, 2005 1-0
   H Danielsen vs C Hansen, 1997 1-0
   H Danielsen vs R Hardarson, 2001 1-0
   H Danielsen vs O B Vea, 2005 1-0
   H Danielsen vs M Tandrup, 2005 1-0
   H Danielsen vs D Ragnarsson, 2012 1-0
   H Danielsen vs O Salmensuu, 1997 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Reykjavik Open (2015)
   Reykjavik Open (2010)
   Reykjavik Open (2012)
   Reykjavik Open (2009)
   Reykjavik Open (2014)
   XXII Reykjavik Open (2006)
   Politiken Cup (2013)
   Reykjavik Open (2013)
   Turin Olympiad (2006)
   Dresden Olympiad (2008)
   Istanbul Olympiad (2012)
   Reykjavik Open (2016)
   Reykjavik Open (2011)
   European Championship (2010)
   Politiken Cup (2012)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Davison's favorite games by Davison
   Bird's Opening Game Collection by Dr.KnowNothing
   Flying with the Bird by ndc

RECENT GAMES:
   🏆 55th TCh-DEN Ex 2016-17
   T Hillarp Persson vs H Danielsen (Jan-08-17) 1/2-1/2
   A Braun vs H Danielsen (Dec-29-16) 1-0
   H Danielsen vs Mads Andersen (Oct-30-16) 1/2-1/2
   N Grandelius vs H Danielsen (Oct-29-16) 1-0
   H Danielsen vs O Johannesson (Mar-16-16) 1/2-1/2

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HENRIK DANIELSEN
(born Jan-23-1966, 55 years old) Denmark (federation/nationality Iceland)

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Grandmaster (1996). In 1997, he took 2nd in the Danish Championship. Icelandic Champion in 2009. =2nd at the Reykjavik Open (2012).

Wikipedia article: Henrik Danielsen

Last updated: 2021-02-02 11:30:14

 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 347  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. H Danielsen vs Watson  0-1231981HaderslevE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
2. B Light vs H Danielsen 1-0171982DEN-ch int U18B14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
3. Plachetka vs H Danielsen  1-0421985Politiken CupE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
4. H Danielsen vs Larsen  ½-½431991Valby K41E15 Queen's Indian
5. Smagin vs H Danielsen  ½-½561991Valby K41B12 Caro-Kann Defense
6. H Danielsen vs Suba 0-1491991Copenhagen UnibankD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
7. H Danielsen vs Razuvaev  ½-½241991Valby K41E15 Queen's Indian
8. H Danielsen vs J Arnason  ½-½571992Manila OlympiadE15 Queen's Indian
9. P Zarnicki vs H Danielsen  ½-½611992Manila OlympiadB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
10. H Danielsen vs A Greenfeld  0-1241992EUR-chT (Men) 10thD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. H Danielsen vs J Fernandez Garcia  ½-½231992EUR-chT (Men) 10thD93 Grunfeld, with Bf4 & e3
12. Galego vs H Danielsen  1-0341992EUR-chT (Men) 10thB12 Caro-Kann Defense
13. Brunner vs H Danielsen  1-0321992EUR-chT (Men) 10thB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
14. H Danielsen vs A Sokolovs  ½-½591992EUR-chT (Men) 10thB07 Pirc
15. M Apicella vs H Danielsen  0-1361992EUR-chT (Men) 10thB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
16. H Danielsen vs Oll  1-0491993Copenhagen op 15thA55 Old Indian, Main line
17. H Danielsen vs Smagin  ½-½511993Copenhagen op 15thD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
18. de Firmian vs H Danielsen  ½-½511993Farum (Denmark)B18 Caro-Kann, Classical
19. Balashov vs H Danielsen  0-1621993AlborgE43 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation
20. Baburin vs H Danielsen  1-0281993Farum (Denmark)E32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
21. Kharlov vs H Danielsen  0-1401993Copenhagen op 15thB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
22. H Danielsen vs Kharlov  0-1401993Aalborg opD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
23. H Danielsen vs Deep Blue 0-1361993CopenhagenA04 Reti Opening
24. J van der Wal vs H Danielsen  ½-½421993Leeuwarden opE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
25. Piket vs H Danielsen  1-0511993Leeuwarden opE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Mar-13-09  OnlyBelieve: I heard on one of his videos that he calls the system the "Polar Bear" because he has played it so long and developed the lines so much so that he thought of it as a system now instead of just an opening. Hence, the Polar Bear SYSTEM, and not the Bird OPENING.

But has it really hibernated? It's still good as far as I know. If you're not playing master level, you'll wreak havoc and then some!

Apr-19-09  blacksburg: polar bears!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eKI...

May-25-09  arthurp: Phoenix
Playing the Bird's opening only in blitz does not show much faith in the strength of the opening as compared to OTB.
May-26-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: He seems to have replaced 1. f4 with 1. g3.

http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...

May-26-09  blacksburg: interesting that he has not also taken up the KID, and is still playing the dutch, despite switching to KIA system with white instead of 1.f4.
May-26-09  MaxxLange: the idea of playing the "reversed" Black openings with an extra move in hand hasn't worked out so well in practice -very interesting - I think Suba and Dvoretsky other theoretical writers have discussed this issue

As far as I can tell, as I say upstream, the "Polar Bear" was a reversed Leningrad Dutch, with a good repertoire to handle other anti-Bird lines

Jul-10-09  parisattack: <MaxxLange: the idea of playing the "reversed" Black openings with an extra move in hand hasn't worked out so well in practice -very interesting - I think Suba and Dvoretsky other theoretical writers have discussed this issue>

Reverse openings lose the thrust-counter thrust that makes them work in their original form. A good example is 1. e4, c5 and 1. c4, e5. Not necesaarily a bad choice, of course - unless you do expect to get a good Black line with an extra tempo...

Sep-03-09  fhl: Henrik is doing well in this tournament (The Icelandic Championship 2009):

http://chess-results.com/tnr24951.a...

He has 3 wins after 3 games.

1st round games: http://dl.skaksamband.is/mot/2009/b...

2nd round games: http://dl.skaksamband.is/mot/2009/b...

3rd round games: http://dl.skaksamband.is/mot/2009/b...

You can watch the games live here: http://skaksamband.is/?c=webpage&id...

Sep-11-09  MaxxLange: So. What is the best play against the "Polar Bear" system, as a reversed Leningrad Dutch from the Bird, anyway?

I told one chess friend about it, and now he is Polar Bearing-me hard every time, unless I play From's Gambit.

I am getting good results with the gambit, but I feel like I should know how to play the main lines too

Jun-19-10  FICSwoodpusher: What happened to http://www.videochess.net/ ?
Jul-26-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: Winner today of the Heini Olsen Memorial (Faroe Islands) 20-26 July 2010:

http://www.chess-results.com/tnr344..., congratulations!

Aug-14-10  GamerMan: @MaxxLange:
1. ... d5 has the best results vs the bird's opening with in the past two decades. From there, the opening is slow enough that you could try for a variation of the dutch leningrad reversed; try for a king's indian type positiont with Nf6, g6, Bg7, o-o, and c5; or try for a Colle System with solid play (if i do this, i usually do advance to c5 rather than the passive c6).

Also, you could repsond with c5, aiming for a closed sicillian, though i still prefer the e5 lines over this.

Feb-25-11  paavoh: @gamerman, maxxlange:

The 1. f4 "Polar Bear system" videos are now available on Chessdom.com website. It seems that GM Danielsen fails to include anything on 1.- d5, which is rather surprising. In many of the other variations, White gets in a free e2-e4 which must be a bonus.

Feb-13-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Interview with GM Henrik Danielsen: http://www.chessdom.com/interview-w...
Feb-13-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  moronovich: Feb-25-11 (!) paavoh: @gamerman, maxxlange:

The 1. f4 "Polar Bear system" videos are now available on Chessdom.com website. It seems that GM Danielsen fails to include anything on 1.- d5, which is rather surprising. In many of the other variations, White gets in a free e2-e4 which must be a bonus.

Voice from the future :)

Mar-13-12  BIDMONFA: Henrik Danielsen

DANIELSEN, Henrik
http://www.bidmonfa.com/danielsen_h...
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May-21-12  SimonWebbsTiger: Henrik took first place (on tiebreak) in the H.C.Andersen Mind Games - a chess tourney - held in Odense, Denmark last week.

http://dsu.dk/index.php?id=4&NewsId...

Nov-05-12  sagahelten: There is a downloadable video Chessbase with GM Henrik Danielsen explaining the London System (1. d4 d5 2. Bf4). There's a sample here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...
Jan-21-15  SimonWebbsTiger: Henrik recently took joint first in the CXU Øbro New Year's Open (Denmark, 27-30/12/14).
Jan-21-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Richard Taylor: I checkmated this chap in a Blitz game. It is on here. But of course it was a one off...anything can happen in Blitz. !
Jan-21-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Henrik Danielsen.
Jan-21-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  Richard Taylor: <sagahelten: There is a downloadable video Chessbase with GM Henrik Danielsen explaining the London System (1. d4 d5 2. Bf4). There's a sample here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...

That looks interesting. The London system is annoying. He seems to be onto the ideas as far as I could see.

Jan-22-18  Marmot PFL: I have had problems with the London trying to take the initiative too early with black which is usually a bad idea. If black develops soundly the games tend to be rather dull, but not necessarily drawish.
Jan-22-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <Marmot>, you may find an interesting way of countering the London system in the game Bondarevsky vs Bronstein, 1963.
Jan-23-18  Marmot PFL: Have played double fianchetto lines with c5 but with Bb7 instead of Ba6, so as not to displace the knight after Bxa6. But if Bronstein plays it it's probably good right :)
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