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Henrik Carlsen
Number of games in database: 45
Years covered: 2000 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2063 (1941 rapid, 1993 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2095
Overall record: +16 -20 =9 (45.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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   H Carlsen vs D Ragnarsson (Mar-13-18) 1/2-1/2
   T Thorsteinsson vs H Carlsen (Mar-12-18) 1/2-1/2
   H Carlsen vs R Haria (Mar-11-18) 0-1
   Hjorleifur Halldorsson vs H Carlsen (Mar-08-18) 0-1
   H Carlsen vs I L Hansen (Mar-07-18) 1-0

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(born Mar-17-1962, 58 years old) Norway

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He is the father of Magnus Carlsen, Ellen Oen Carlsen and Ingrid Oen Carlsen.

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 45  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. H Carlsen vs Carlsen 1-0432000Arnold Grand PrixE12 Queen's Indian
2. G Fant vs H Carlsen  ½-½742002Gausdal Classics EloA10 English
3. H Carlsen vs Kulaots  0-1272002Bergen opB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
4. H Carlsen vs E Porper  0-1392007Arctic Chess ChallengeD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
5. H Carlsen vs E Norbakken 1-0392007Arctic Chess ChallengeD02 Queen's Pawn Game
6. Carlsen vs H Carlsen 1-0372007Arctic Chess ChallengeD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. H Carlsen vs R Vik-Hansen 1-0182007Arctic Chess ChallengeB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
8. D Adolfsson vs H Carlsen  0-1402007Arctic Chess ChallengeB23 Sicilian, Closed
9. P Jensen vs H Carlsen  ½-½602007Arctic Chess ChallengeA36 English
10. E Lie vs H Carlsen  1-0282007Arctic Chess ChallengeA12 English with b3
11. H Carlsen vs S Johnsen  ½-½502007Arctic Chess ChallengeC16 French, Winawer
12. H Carlsen vs O Skage  ½-½522007Arctic Chess ChallengeE02 Catalan, Open, 5.Qa4
13. H Carlsen vs N Grandelius  0-1382014Reykjavik OpenB50 Sicilian
14. H Carlsen vs G P Jonsson 1-0332014Reykjavik OpenE38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5
15. H Heimisson vs H Carlsen  1-0412014Reykjavik OpenC05 French, Tarrasch
16. I Traustason vs H Carlsen  1-0702014Reykjavik OpenE00 Queen's Pawn Game
17. H Carlsen vs D Kjartansson  ½-½542014Reykjavik OpenB20 Sicilian
18. J L Pajeken vs H Carlsen  ½-½442014Reykjavik OpenC50 Giuoco Piano
19. H Carlsen vs J Altman  1-0412014Reykjavik OpenD72 Neo-Grunfeld,, Main line
20. A O Johansen vs H Carlsen  1-0682014Reykjavik OpenE37 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
21. H Carlsen vs G K Lee  1-0352014Reykjavik OpenC07 French, Tarrasch
22. H Carlsen vs J P Le Roux 0-1292015Reykjavik OpenE12 Queen's Indian
23. H Carlsen vs D Ragnarsson 1-0252015Reykjavik OpenA85 Dutch, with c4 & Nc3
24. H Hauksdottir vs H Carlsen 0-1482015Reykjavik OpenC01 French, Exchange
25. D Arngrimsson vs H Carlsen  ½-½322015Reykjavik OpenD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
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  alexmagnus: As I know there was once a tournament where Henrik Carlsen did it better than Magnus. (but, as I know, they didn´t play against each other there). Are that games findable?
Apr-25-07  Rubion: As it happens Henrik seems to be playing in the Gausdal Classic B section. Sadly for him he seems to be last after 8 rounds...

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  alexmagnus: Hm... I didn't expect Henirk Carlsen to become last. The only member of Carlsen family I expected to finish last was Ingrid. But she, though lowest rated in the ELO-group (907, next lowest rating in the group is 1290) in at the place 45 out of 48 with 2,5/8 points (draw against 1210, win against 1354, win against 1613(!)).

As for Henirk, hope he wins in the final round.

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  alexmagnus: 1210, not 1290*
Apr-25-07  slomarko: why does a 2095 rated player have a page?
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  alexmagnus: He is by far not the lowest rated player having a page (Jan Koetz, for example, is rated 962).
Apr-25-07  niemzo: Since he has played games against GMs this is natural.You must have two players to input a game.Here he has only one game but that is enough. Do u propose that games in which the one player is below master strength shouldn't be in this database?
Apr-26-07  slomarko: was kulaots a GM at the time of this game?
Apr-27-07  Rolfo: <slo> i'm sure you also can have a page at CG.. Join a tourney with some proper competion, and there you are.. Would be fine
Apr-27-07  slomarko: <Rolfo> why do you think i want a page?
Apr-27-07  Rolfo: <slo> You seem to be an able chessplayer with much knowledge, and you seem to be interested in other people's pages. Besides, with own page it's much easier for you to comment on specific topic related to yourself and for anyone interested to comment. Go ahead..
Apr-27-07  Slotermeyer: I think <slo> wants to point out that Henrik Carlsen is under-rated... ;-)
Apr-27-07  aragorn69: <slomarko> is always such a gentleman...
Aug-12-07  Karpova: Preparing for the battle against his son:
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  technical draw: <Karpova> Great photos. They are so, how can I say it, Swedish?
Aug-12-07  Karpova: So Henrik must be a master of illusion! He's from Norway.
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  technical draw: <Tks> Karpova I meant to say Scandinavian!
Aug-13-07  Gegga: Henrik Carlsen commenting on his game against Magnus in Tromsø: "... my nice pawns on f5 and e4 became weak after f3, and Magnus easily equalised our internal score to 1-1. (If only I had the white pieces as in our last tournament encounter 7.5 years ago at Gausdal!)" From
Jan-17-08  jon01: Papa Carlsen is a great contributor, he always gives a great overview of Magnus games.
Apr-09-08  Xaurus: Henrik opened with a win in the ELO group of Gausdal Classics 2008, where user "frogbert" (Hans Arild Runde) also participates.


Sep-05-08  zoren: possible profile picture:

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  Richard Taylor: Poor fellow only has one win up here! And Carlsen's sister has none!
Nov-09-14  zanzibar: Hilarious photo <zoren>...

Would make a great outfit for <Walking Dead> chess zombie.

Nov-09-14  waustad: I was scrolling through some pictures looking for relatives and saw a thumbnail of Henrik Carlsen. Thinking I'd gotten to them I enlarged it and saw my mistake. Considering my name it shouldn't be too much of a surprise that I'd make that mistake.
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  HeMateMe: He is in the 2015 Iceland open. At 2100, pretty good. certainly a last time that makes you jump when you see it at a tournament pairing.
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