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Peter Heine Nielsen
P H Nielsen 

Number of games in database: 1,071
Years covered: 1989 to 2020
Last FIDE rating: 2618 (2669 rapid, 2546 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2700
Overall record: +325 -134 =436 (60.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 176 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (62) 
    E62 E97 E60 E99 E94
 Slav (48) 
    D17 D15 D10 D16 D11
 Sicilian (41) 
    B90 B84 B46 B83 B40
 Queen's Pawn Game (37) 
    E00 E10 A40 A41 A45
 Queen's Indian (36) 
    E15 E17 E16 E19 E12
 Catalan (32) 
    E06 E04 E01 E09 E05
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (95) 
    B32 B22 B90 B84 B80
 Ruy Lopez (42) 
    C67 C65 C80 C78 C90
 Semi-Slav (40) 
    D45 D44 D47 D43 D48
 Queen's Gambit Declined (37) 
    D37 D39 D31 D35 D30
 Petrov (31) 
    C42 C43
 Nimzo Indian (30) 
    E20 E53 E46 E54 E55
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   P H Nielsen vs V Georgiev, 2008 1-0
   P H Nielsen vs Goldin, 2001 1-0
   P H Nielsen vs Karjakin, 2005 1-0
   P H Nielsen vs Sadvakasov, 2002 1-0
   P H Nielsen vs R Berzinsh, 2011 1-0
   S Pedersen vs P H Nielsen, 2003 0-1
   Sutovsky vs P H Nielsen, 2002 0-1
   P H Nielsen vs Macieja, 2004 1-0
   Short vs P H Nielsen, 2003 1/2-1/2
   P H Nielsen vs McShane, 2003 1-0

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (1999)
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Johann Thorir Jonsson Memorial (2001)
   16th North Sea Cup (2001)
   World Youth Championship (U-18) (1990)
   Politiken Cup (2009)
   Bundesliga 2007/08 (2007)
   World Cup (2011)
   Bundesliga 2000/01 (2000)
   World Junior Championship (1992)
   Politiken Cup (2007)
   Bundesliga 2008/09 (2008)
   Bundesliga 2012/13 (2012)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   Dresden Olympiad (2008)
   European Championship (2007)
   European Championship (2011)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Corus Group B 2005 by Tabanus
   2005 Corus (group B) by gauer
   Sigeman & Co 2002 by Tabanus
   openings by yahooman

   🏆 MrDodgy Invitational
   A Korobov vs P H Nielsen (Jun-12-20) 1-0, blitz
   P H Nielsen vs A Korobov (Jun-12-20) 1/2-1/2, blitz
   P H Nielsen vs A Korobov (Jun-12-20) 0-1, blitz
   P H Nielsen vs A Korobov (Jun-12-20) 1/2-1/2, blitz
   A Korobov vs P H Nielsen (Jun-12-20) 1/2-1/2, blitz

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(born May-24-1973, 50 years old) Denmark

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Nielsen became a Grandmaster in 1994 and is Denmark's top player. By September 2005 his ELO rating was 2668, the highest rated GM from the Nordic countries. In 2007, he worked as a second to World Chess Champion GM Viswanathan Anand. Nielsen qualified for the World Cup (2011) as a nominee of the FIDE President, and won his first three rounds against Israeli GM Evgeny Postny, English GM Michael Adams and Romanian GM Mircea-Emilian Parligras to face Vugar Gashimov in round four; he lost the first game to Gashimov but fought back to take the second and force the match to a tiebreaker, his fourth of the contest, however Gashimov prevailed in the second set of rapid-play (10+10) tiebreakers. In 2013 he joined Magnus Carlsen team to assist Carlsen, commencing with the World Championship Candidates (2013) in March, however, he did not assist Carlsen against Anand due to his previous association as Anand's second. He is also a FIDE Senior Trainer (2016).

Co-author with Carsten Hansen of <The Sicilian Accelerated Dragon: Improve Your Results with New Ideas in This Dynamic Opening>.

He married Lithuanian GM Viktorija Cmilyte in December 2013.

Wikipedia article: Peter Heine Nielsen

Last updated: 2022-01-04 09:56:33

 page 1 of 43; games 1-25 of 1,071  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. P H Nielsen vs Van Wely  0-1211989Lyngby opE97 King's Indian
2. P H Nielsen vs R Menzel ½-½261989Lyngby opB33 Sicilian
3. P H Nielsen vs L Abel  0-1321990Kecskemet op1A43 Old Benoni
4. T Koch vs P H Nielsen  1-0391990World Youth Championship (U-18)E81 King's Indian, Samisch
5. I Gurevich vs P H Nielsen  0-1431990World Youth Championship (U-18)B63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
6. P H Nielsen vs Tiviakov  0-1361990World Youth Championship (U-18)A07 King's Indian Attack
7. M Ozanne vs P H Nielsen  0-1241990World Youth Championship (U-18)B23 Sicilian, Closed
8. P H Nielsen vs D Popescu  1-0401990World Youth Championship (U-18)D07 Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense
9. P H Nielsen vs A Kogan  1-0401990World Youth Championship (U-18)E15 Queen's Indian
10. K Makwaya vs P H Nielsen  0-1511990World Youth Championship (U-18)A04 Reti Opening
11. D Reinderman vs P H Nielsen  0-1381990World Youth Championship (U-18)C17 French, Winawer, Advance
12. P H Nielsen vs M Taha  ½-½271990World Youth Championship (U-18)D53 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. P H Nielsen vs Kramnik  ½-½191990World Youth Championship (U-18)A81 Dutch
14. P H Nielsen vs Y Tong  ½-½411990World Youth Championship (U-18)E39 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation
15. P H Nielsen vs Chandler  0-129199014th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenE15 Queen's Indian
16. S Bibby vs P H Nielsen  1-026199014th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB01 Scandinavian
17. P H Nielsen vs A Summerscale  0-136199014th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB06 Robatsch
18. Vyzmanavin vs P H Nielsen  ½-½471991Chelyabinsk-AA53 Old Indian
19. P H Nielsen vs M Magomedov  ½-½221991Chelyabinsk-AE10 Queen's Pawn Game
20. P H Nielsen vs E Magerramov  1-0431991Chelyabinsk-AB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
21. P H Nielsen vs M Kantorik  1-0331991Chelyabinsk-AB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
22. P H Nielsen vs V Akopian  0-1471991Wch U20D85 Grunfeld
23. V Malaniuk vs P H Nielsen  ½-½241991Lyngby opA46 Queen's Pawn Game
24. P H Nielsen vs Dvoirys  0-1251991Chelyabinsk-AA45 Queen's Pawn Game
25. P H Nielsen vs S Ionov  ½-½261991Chelyabinsk-AB61 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2
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Sep-16-11  rogge: No, we wouldn't ;)
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  moronovich: <rogge: No, we wouldn't ;)>

Øv ):

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  alexmagnus: <They sometimes reveals a lack precise knowledge.>

Nothing comparable with a <Moldavian> chess site which instead of the news of <GM Bologan reaching round 2 of the World Cup> wrote about <IM Bologan reaching round 2 of the Moldavia Cup>. It didn't bother the news agency that the "Moldavia Cup" was held in Russia and the opponent in round 1 was a Pole (both being mentioned in the news message, though the name of the Pole was written wrong). The message ended with a mysterious sentence "playing with black chesses (!), our sportsman will compete in round 2".

Oct-08-11  Albertan: Lubomir Kavalek:The Most Treacherous Defense in Chess :

This is a link to analysis of the game
Nielsen,Peter Heine - Volokitin,Andrei from the 27th ECC event:

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  Morten: Happy birthday, Peter.

Busy at the moment, I gather. Thumbs up!

May-24-12  SimonWebbsTiger: Happy birthday to the gentle, giant Dane!

I think it is safe to say Peter Heine is a tad busy, yes.

May-24-12  efvaatn: happy birthday
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  Troller: Peter is in the lead in a rather overlooked round robin in Barcelona:

Live games are available on the homepage as well.

Feb-01-13  Naniwazu: Peter has stopped working for Anand and is currently coaching Magnus Carlsen.
Apr-07-13  Albertan: Peter Heine Nielsen won't work for Magnus Carlsen: Vishwanathan Anand


Apr-17-13  Chessinfinite: Peter Heine Nielsen is one of the best trainer/ coach/ seconds any player in the World can have today. Anand knows this, and so does Carlsen. Absolutely the 'winning edge' in preparation imo to have him in the team.

I think Anand will be thankful to Peter Heine Neilsen for his great help in his preparatory work. Good luck to PHN on his next venture with Carlsen.

May-24-13  JPi: <The player of the day> for many Japanese players. We were please to met not only a strong GM but also a man of a great simplicity. Both frank and subtle. In the name of a lot Japanese chess players Happy Birthday Heine Peter!
May-24-13  Appaz: What a nice tribute, <JPi> and I can only testify to your kind words.

I guess this Danish giant was both "frank and subtle" except in his physical presence :)

May-25-13  JPi: Well <Appaz> to be frank but not as subtle as our friend; as matter of -little- fa(c)t, alas, I'm not in position to argue.
Mar-30-14  Jigsaw42: I hope it's the last time this Carlsen biased c--t comments on a major tournament. And seriously, what's up with his grammar?
Mar-30-14  NGambit: Enjoyed having PH do the commentary during the candidates. Hope to see him in many more important events. As he (probably) won't be helping Magnus in the November match, I hope the organizers invite him. Svidler and PH combo would be awesome!
Mar-30-14  RedShield: Yes, I wonder if Nielsen's noble gesture in refusing to work for Magnus against Vishy holds for the rematch. Principles are nice, but business is business.
Mar-30-14  waustad: From one thing he said to Anna Bertsova today, I suspect that he will work with Carlsen this time. I don't recall the exact wording, but I got the impression that enough time had passed that it was no longer an issue. He mentioned Peter Leko working for both Anand and Kramnik, among others.
Mar-30-14  Shams: <Jigsaw42> <I hope it's the last time this Carlsen biased c--t comments on a major tournament. And seriously, what's up with his grammar?>

I'm guessing his English is a million times better than your Danish.

Mar-30-14  Chess for life: I thought GM Nielsen and his wife did a fine job commenting. However, GM Nielsen used "to a certain extent" and "in some sense" way too often. He also often ended many sentences with "but...", without following up with anything. I wish he was more assertive and sure of himself in his comments.
Mar-30-14  waustad: From the point of view of someone whose second and third languages are dramatically worse than most European's second or third, I was very happy with the performance of both commentators. His interchanges with VC were interesting. Two GMs who know each other as well as one can seeing different things was elucidating.

As an aside, here and in post mortems there seem to be those who have no qualms about interrupting others and those who need a cattle prod to be convinced to speak. Carlsen is naturally of the Bjorn Borg, cattle prod variety so sometimes he doesn't really know how to act. He's expected to talk so he does, but probably would rather not.

Jun-15-14  mucher1: This guy reached 2700 and was a pretty active tournament player up until 2011/12, but nowadays seems to have retired from competitive chess (except for the occasional Bundesliga match). Perhaps it pays better to train #1 than to be #50-100, but still...
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  eternaloptimist: Happy birthday to 1 of the best seconds in chess...GM Nielsen!
May-24-18  JPi: ‚¨’a¶“ú‚¨‚ß‚Å‚Æ‚¤Peter Heine Nielsen‚³‚ñ!
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  Messiah: Helps and coaches Justin! Terrible!
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