Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

Sune Berg Hansen
S B Hansen 
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 

Number of games in database: 575
Years covered: 1989 to 2023
Last FIDE rating: 2552 (2568 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2603
Overall record: +193 -112 =256 (57.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 14 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (63) 
    B50 B90 B40 B70 B31
 Ruy Lopez (30) 
    C77 C78 C67 C65 C99
 French Defense (18) 
    C07 C00 C05 C03 C02
 Queen's Pawn Game (16) 
    D02 E10 A40 E00 A46
 Reti System (12) 
    A04 A05 A06
 French Tarrasch (12) 
    C07 C05 C03 C09
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (54) 
    B33 B90 B70 B22 B30
 Slav (35) 
    D12 D15 D10 D11 D16
 Ruy Lopez (33) 
    C77 C67 C78 C65 C84
 Queen's Pawn Game (17) 
    A46 D02 A45 E00 A40
 Semi-Slav (16) 
    D45 D43 D47 D48
 Nimzo Indian (15) 
    E55 E20 E32 E54 E37
Repertoire Explorer

NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   S B Hansen vs M Richter, 2011 1-0
   Navara vs S B Hansen, 2015 0-1
   S B Hansen vs B Bok, 2017 1/2-1/2
   S B Hansen vs J Ferreira, 2015 1-0
   S B Hansen vs V Chuchelov, 2006 1-0
   A Ornstein vs S B Hansen, 1999 0-1
   S B Hansen vs J Aagaard, 2006 1/2-1/2
   S B Hansen vs T Hillarp Persson, 2003 1/2-1/2
   J Bosch vs S B Hansen, 1999 0-1
   S Collins vs S B Hansen, 2010 0-1

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2000)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Danish Championship (2006)
   Danish Championship (2007)
   Queenstown Chess Classic (2012)
   Danish Championship (2003)
   Reykjavik Open (2011)
   Politiken Cup (2013)
   Politiken Cup (2012)
   Politiken Cup (2015)
   Copenhagen Open (1992)
   Xtracon Open (2019)
   Politiken Cup (2009)
   Bundesliga 2007/08 (2007)
   Calvia Olympiad (2004)
   Khanty-Mansiysk Olympiad (2010)
   European Championship (2015)

   🏆 Titled Tue 14th Feb Early
   S B Hansen vs A Bansal (Feb-14-23) 1-0
   S B Hansen vs D Horvath (Nov-21-21) 0-1
   S B Hansen vs R Haria (Nov-20-21) 1/2-1/2
   S B Hansen vs M Hovhanisian (Nov-18-21) 1-0
   S Sahidi vs S B Hansen (Nov-14-21) 1-0

Search Sacrifice Explorer for Sune Berg Hansen
Search Google for Sune Berg Hansen
FIDE player card for Sune Berg Hansen

(born Apr-21-1971, 52 years old) Denmark

[what is this?]

When Sune Berg Hansen won the 1998 Excelsior Cup in Gothenburg, he became Denmark's seventh Grandmaster. He was first at Hamburg 1999 and qualified for the 2000 knockout FIDE World Championship, but lost the first-round match to Andrei Vasilyevich Kharlov. He is an accomplished chess coach and a seven-time Danish Champion (2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 and 2015).

Hansen is also a noted poker player.

Wikipedia article: Sune Berg Hansen

Last updated: 2019-04-21 07:10:46

 page 1 of 23; games 1-25 of 575  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Adamski vs S B Hansen  ½-½171989Lyngby opE73 King's Indian
2. S B Hansen vs A Holst  0-1381990Aarhus int-BD85 Grunfeld
3. T Ernst vs S B Hansen  1-0401990Gausdal IntE81 King's Indian, Samisch
4. Kotronias vs S B Hansen  1-0381990Gausdal InternationalB12 Caro-Kann Defense
5. S B Hansen vs R Tuominen  1-0401990European Junior Championship 1990/91D35 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. S B Hansen vs Van Wely  0-1301990European Junior Championship 1990/91E81 King's Indian, Samisch
7. J Sinowjew vs S B Hansen  1-0391990European Junior Championship 1990/91B72 Sicilian, Dragon
8. K Ruxton vs S B Hansen  1-0581990European Junior Championship 1990/91B73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
9. S B Hansen vs R Tozer  ½-½191990European Junior Championship 1990/91E42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)
10. P Atkinson vs S B Hansen  ½-½301990European Junior Championship 1990/91A07 King's Indian Attack
11. E de Vries vs S B Hansen  0-1251990European Junior Championship 1990/91B76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
12. S B Hansen vs M Schwarz  0-1251990European Junior Championship 1990/91A41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
13. A Olcayoz vs S B Hansen  1-0301990European Junior Championship 1990/91A81 Dutch
14. S B Hansen vs J Stafrace  1-0321990European Junior Championship 1990/91C66 Ruy Lopez
15. U B Hansen vs S B Hansen  0-1431991Copenhagen UnibankA04 Reti Opening
16. S B Hansen vs T Jaksland  1-0281991Copenhagen UnibankB07 Pirc
17. S B Hansen vs H Danielsen  ½-½101991Copenhagen UnibankD02 Queen's Pawn Game
18. S B Hansen vs J Hector  ½-½621991Copenhagen UnibankE56 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6
19. S B Hansen vs S Bogo  ½-½701991Copenhagen UnibankD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
20. I Lempert vs S B Hansen  1-0331991Budapest Spring opD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
21. Kholmov vs S B Hansen  ½-½181991Budapest Spring opB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
22. Yurtaev vs S B Hansen  1-0551991Copenhagen UnibankB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
23. M Bus vs S B Hansen  1-0141991Copenhagen UnibankB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
24. V Malaniuk vs S B Hansen  ½-½321991Lyngby opA52 Budapest Gambit
25. S Kishnev vs S B Hansen  ½-½691991Copenhagen UnibankA80 Dutch
 page 1 of 23; games 1-25 of 575  PGN Download
  REFINE SEARCH:   White wins (1-0) | Black wins (0-1) | Draws (1/2-1/2) | Hansen wins | Hansen loses  

Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-29-04  azaris: This has to be one of the most ridiculous endings I've seen for a while. And Hansen is a GM!

[Event "Politiken Cup 2004"]
[Site "Taastrup"]
[Date "2004.07.29"]
[Round "7"]
[White "Hansen, Sune Berg"]
[Black "Schlecht, Daniel"]
[Result "0-1"]

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 Be7 4. Ngf3 Nf6 5. e5 Nfd7 6. c3 c5 7. Bd3 Nc6 8. O-O a5 9. Re1 cxd4 10. cxd4 Qb6 11. Nb1 Nxd4 12. Nxd4 Qxd4 13. Nc3 Bc5 14. Be3 Qh4 15. g3 Qe7 16. Nb5 O-O 17. Qh5 g6 18. Qh6 Nxe5 19. Bxc5 Nf3+ 20. Kh1 Qxc5 21. Re3 Bd7 22. Rxf3 Bxb5 23. Rc1 Qb6 24. g4 Bxd3 25. Rh3 g5 26. Rxd3 f6 27. Rf3 Qxb2 28. Re1 Rae8 29. h4 gxh4 30. g5 fxg5 31. Qxg5+ Qg7 32. Qh5 Rxf3 33. Rg1 Rh3# 0-1

Jul-29-04  acirce: LOL. Tomorrow Magnus Carlsen plays this Schlecht. He has collected his points so far only by beating people much lower rated - and by this. Magnus should be able to win again.
Mar-13-06  BIDMONFA: Sune Berg Hansen

HANSEN, Sune Berg

Mar-13-06  priluki: Here's a picture without copyright: Dear, please paste it there.
Premium Chessgames Member We have no way to contact the owner of that photo but we can use the one above. We also started a very thin biography; if one of our volunteer editors is up to the job it could use some revision.
Apr-23-06  dakgootje: <And Hansen is a GM!> Well you cant see that if you look at the game you posted, thats just a horrible blunder...

Ow and in his bio is at the moment of writing not yet that he won this years (2006) Danish Championship also

Apr-23-06  Surrealist: <a noted poker player>... Any relation to the legendary Gus Hansen?
Premium Chessgames Member
  Troller: Hansen also won the Danish Championship 2009 with 8/9. He has not yet found his form in the current Politiken Cup (2009), however.

No relation til Gus Hansen that I know of, by the way. Hansen is a very common name i Denmark (of 9 Danish GMs, 3 are called Hansen). But he is mainly making his living by playing poker.

Premium Chessgames Member
  Peligroso Patzer: <dakgootje: <And Hansen is a GM!> Well you can't see that if you look at the game you <[azaris]> posted, that's just a horrible blunder...


In the game in question against Schlecht (not in the CG database, but the moves are given in <azaris>'s post), I presume you are referring to 33. Rg1? (allowing mate-on-the-move). This blunder was probably due to time pressure, as well as psychological fatigue resulting from having had a terrible position for the past dozen moves or more.

Really more surprising was Hansen's blunder with 18. Qh6? (dropping the e-pawn). Perhaps he overlooked 19. ... Nf3+, and the technical point that if 20. Kg2 (attacking the Knight whilst the Black Queen remains under attack), then 20. ... Nxe1+ comes <with check>. Whatever the explanation, a GM should have seen that 18. Qe2 was the right move, not 18. Qh6? playing for a cheap "attack".

Nov-03-09  dakgootje: <Peligroso Patzer> I have to admit that after 3.5 years I don't know anymore what I was referring to either :) Lost in the mists of time...
Premium Chessgames Member
  Troller: Congrats on convincing victory in Bangkok Open. 8/9 and a 2739 TPR is a really great result! Til lykke!
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: Thailand Open (Bangkok Open) 14-20 April 2010, final ranking crosstable:, congratulations!

Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: Congrats to Sune for winning his 6th Danish Championship!

Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: < Lars Bo Hansen @GMLars · 7h 7 hours ago

GM Sune Berg Hansen wins his 7th Danish Championship with last round draw vs. GM Curt Hansen>

Has anyone but a Larsen or Hansen ever been Danish champion?

Premium Chessgames Member
  moronovich: MissScarlett: < Lars Bo Hansen @GMLars · 7h 7 hours ago GM Sune Berg Hansen wins his 7th Danish Championship with last round draw vs. GM Curt Hansen>

<Has anyone but a Larsen or Hansen ever been Danish champion?>

Yeah,many others.E.g a certain Peter Heine Nielsen.

Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: As <moronovich> doubtless knows, Larsen did not even play in Danish championships once he became an elite player. In 1975, he defeated reigning national champion Gert Iskov +5 =1 in a match.
Premium Chessgames Member
  moronovich: <perfidious>

Larsen participated several times in the national championship,before he was hit by a stroke in 2000.I was there as a second and one of my friends found him in his hotelroom and perhaps prolonged his life with 10 years.

And now they both are gone...

Yes,I remember the Iskovmatch which I attended every day and it meant a lot to my personal chessjourney.

Apr-08-15  Poulsen: <MissScarlett><Has anyone but a Larsen or Hansen ever been Danish champion?>

The danish championship has been played since 1922. The record holder is still Erik Andersen, who won the title 12 times.

The current champion has won the title 7 times. His nearest rival this year was Curt Hansen, who has won the title 6 times - so far.

<perfidious> It's true, that Bent Larsen stopped playing in the championships after taking his 6th title, when his international career took off in 1964 and onward. His rivals in danish chess at that point were simply not even close to his level. And the prices for winning a championship was very 'amateurish' to put it mildly - and not worth his time and effort.

But as pointed out by <moronovich> he returned to combat his younger rivals several times later on, when his career was virtually over. But he never succeeded in taking the title again.

Apr-21-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Sune Berg Hansen.
Jan-31-22  Albertan: Thé GM has a YouTube channel at:

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.
  8. Do not degrade Chessgames or any of it's staff/volunteers.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.

NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific player only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

Spot an error? Please suggest your correction and help us eliminate database mistakes!
Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2023, Chessgames Services LLC