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John Arni Nilssen
Number of games in database: 138
Years covered: 1993 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2330
Highest rating achieved in database: 2390

Overall record: +46 -53 =38 (47.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 1 exhibition game, blitz/rapid, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Nimzo Indian (12) 
    E20 E21 E32 E46 E41
 Modern Benoni (9) 
    A57 A61 A56 A70 A65
 Grunfeld (7) 
    D90 D70 D85
 Slav (7) 
    D10 D11
 Semi-Slav (5) 
    D47 D44
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (4) 
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (25) 
    B32 B30 B31 B25 B22
 English (9) 
    A13 A15 A10 A16 A14
 Dutch Defense (4) 
    A81 A86 A85
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Carlsen vs J A Nilssen, 2001 0-1
   J A Nilssen vs Kasparov, 2001 1/2-1/2
   J A Nilssen vs T Kvamme, 2015 1-0
   B Jacobsen vs J A Nilssen, 2001 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Politiken Cup (2013)
   Koge Open (1997)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   Turin Olympiad (2006)
   Nordic Championship (2001)
   Istanbul Olympiad (2012)
   Politiken Cup (2014)
   Politiken Cup (2015)
   Tromso Olympiad (2014)

   🏆 European Team Championship
   J A Nilssen vs G Kjartansson (Nov-06-17) 0-1
   J A Nilssen vs A Papadopoulos (Nov-05-17) 0-1
   J A Nilssen vs B Sadiku (Nov-04-17) 1-0
   L Draskovic vs J A Nilssen (Nov-01-17) 1-0
   J A Nilssen vs B Arvola Notkevich (Oct-30-17) 0-1

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(born Jun-16-1974, 48 years old) Denmark

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He is an IM from the Faroe Islands.

 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 141  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. P Olsen vs J A Nilssen  1-0331993Copenhagen op 15thA57 Benko Gambit
2. Shulman vs J A Nilssen 1-0431993EU-ch U18A55 Old Indian, Main line
3. Zvjaginsev vs J A Nilssen  1-0351994Moscow OlympiadE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
4. J A Nilssen vs T Thorhallsson  0-1401995Hafnarfjordur opD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
5. B Thorfinnsson vs J A Nilssen  0-1401995Hafnarfjordur opD02 Queen's Pawn Game
6. G Welling vs J A Nilssen 1-0281997Taastrup jubileeA85 Dutch, with c4 & Nc3
7. J Markos vs J A Nilssen  ½-½611997Koge OpenA86 Dutch
8. J A Nilssen vs B Jorgensen  1-0411997Koge OpenE01 Catalan, Closed
9. Oll vs J A Nilssen  1-0251997Koge OpenA81 Dutch
10. J A Nilssen vs N P Nielsen  1-0351997Koge OpenA56 Benoni Defense
11. L B Hansen vs J A Nilssen  1-0431997Koge OpenA81 Dutch
12. J A Nilssen vs F Preuss  1-0451997Koge OpenA81 Dutch
13. J Hector vs J A Nilssen  1-0641997Koge OpenB30 Sicilian
14. J A Nilssen vs A Bang  0-1541997Koge OpenD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
15. J A Nilssen vs B G Christensen  1-0531997Koge OpenD70 Neo-Grunfeld Defense
16. H A Gretarsson vs J A Nilssen  1-0271997Nordic-ch VISAA80 Dutch
17. J A Nilssen vs T Thorhallsson  ½-½511997Nordic-ch VISAA58 Benko Gambit
18. Nisipeanu vs J A Nilssen  1-0371998Elista OlympiadB32 Sicilian
19. A Dyce vs J A Nilssen  0-1341998Elista OlympiadB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
20. J A Nilssen vs B Lalic  ½-½501998Elista OlympiadD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
21. O Simonsen vs J A Nilssen  0-1302000Politiken CupB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
22. J A Nilssen vs Mikhalevski  0-1602000Politiken CupA57 Benko Gambit
23. H Greiff vs J A Nilssen  1-0492000Politiken CupB30 Sicilian
24. J A Nilssen vs H M Hansen  1-0162000Politiken CupD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
25. J A Nilssen vs Baburin  0-14520003rd Torshavn InternationalD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 141  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-29-04  DanielBryant: This is the Faeroe Islands' highest rated player.
Premium Chessgames Member
  pawn to QB4: Fine performance at the Olympiad, beating a GM rated 200 higher and leading his team to 4-0 v Tajikistan. Do we have any kibitzers from the Faroes? I'm watching 'cause I once went there. Entertaining win v Macau featured a queen sac, a successful king march and the "checkmate" of an opponent's queen as 3 of the 4 wins.

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