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Heini Olsen
Number of games in database: 86
Years covered: 1988 to 2010
Last FIDE rating: 2350
Highest rating achieved in database: 2382

Overall record: +30 -25 =30 (52.9%)*
   * 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:
 King's Indian (5) 
    E92 E60 E91 E94
 Queen's Indian (4) 
    E15 E16 E12
 English (4) 
    A14 A15 A10 A13
With the Black pieces:
 Caro-Kann (7) 
    B17 B12 B10
 Ruy Lopez (6) 
    C97 C91 C90
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (6) 
    C97 C90 C91
 King's Indian (4) 
    E76 E69 E90
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   H Olsen vs Kasparov, 2001 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Reykjavik Open (1998)
   Politiken Cup (2007)
   Thessaloniki Olympiad (1988)
   Manila Olympiad (1992)
   Yerevan Olympiad (1996)
   Reykjavik Open (1996)
   Dresden Olympiad (2008)
   Reykjavik Open (2010)

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(born Dec-15-1969, died May-03-2010, 40 years old)

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FIDE Master Heini Olsen was a well regarded and respected Faroese chess player. He won the Faroese championship 5 times (three of them in succession from 1991-93), and represented the Faroes on many occasions since his debut in 1988 in Thessaloniki.

Last updated: 2021-10-11 09:40:06

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 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 101  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. H Olsen vs M R Burgess  0-1431986World Junior ChampionshipE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
2. J Howell vs H Olsen  1-0481986World Junior ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
3. H Olsen vs M Merritt  ½-½501986World Junior ChampionshipD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. F Ribeiro vs H Olsen  ½-½411986World Junior ChampionshipB95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
5. H Olsen vs N M Saleh  0-1501986World Junior ChampionshipE91 King's Indian
6. Foong Yin Wong vs H Olsen  1-0351986World Junior ChampionshipE65 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav, 7.O-O
7. H Olsen vs R Durup  1-0331986World Junior ChampionshipD25 Queen's Gambit Accepted
8. N Santamaria vs H Olsen  1-0381986World Junior ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
9. H Olsen vs D Baudot  ½-½561986World Junior ChampionshipE92 King's Indian
10. H Olsen vs A A Najjar  ½-½261986World Junior ChampionshipE18 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3
11. E Ogata vs H Olsen  1-0271986World Junior ChampionshipE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
12. H Olsen vs T Oparaugo  1-0491986World Junior ChampionshipE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
13. R B Saunders vs H Olsen  ½-½91986World Junior ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
14. H Olsen vs O Bruk  1-0441988Thessaloniki OlympiadC14 French, Classical
15. G Danner vs H Olsen  1-0321988Thessaloniki OlympiadD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
16. H Olsen vs E Grassi  1-0481988Thessaloniki OlympiadB08 Pirc, Classical
17. H Olsen vs L Rama  1-0691988Thessaloniki OlympiadC77 Ruy Lopez
18. J R Smith vs H Olsen  1-0581988Thessaloniki OlympiadA34 English, Symmetrical
19. R Deras Flores vs H Olsen  0-1421988Thessaloniki OlympiadB12 Caro-Kann Defense
20. H Olsen vs M Schinis  ½-½411988Thessaloniki OlympiadE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
21. H Olsen vs P Sjodahl  0-1541989Nordic-ttE60 King's Indian Defense
22. L Ravi vs H Olsen  1-0431992Manila OlympiadD79 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O, Main line
23. H Olsen vs T M Mok  1-0521992Manila OlympiadE60 King's Indian Defense
24. Robatsch vs H Olsen  ½-½241992Manila OlympiadE90 King's Indian
25. R Hamid vs H Olsen  ½-½311992Manila OlympiadB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-31-10  alfiepa: Heini disappeared in the evening of May 3 and was found drowned May 25 Long live his memory!
May-31-10  alfiepa: Heini Olsen (Dec. 15 1969 - May 3 2010) was a well regarded and respected Faroese chess player. He had the strength and capacity to become an International Master for the last 15 years holding 2 IM-norms and some good results in his bag. He won the Faroese championship 5 times, 3 of them in succession from 1991-93. He represented the Faroes, FAI at the Chess Olympiads on many occasions since his début in 1988 in Thessaloniki. He played for the Faroes in 1989 in Aabybro at the 8-Nation Tournament. He also played on the Faroese team in the Matches against Iceland from 1991. Recently he was on the team that secured gold at the Island Games 2009 for the Faroes. A few years ago he moved from Denmark back to the Faroes. In Klaksvík he settled down with his family and as a teacher, a job he loved. He also found himself playing better chess...
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  Troller: I'm sorry to hear these news, one of the strongest players from the Faeroe Islands. Thanks for the obit, <alfiepa>.
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  Tabanus: The Heini Olsen Memorial will be played in Klaksvik, Faroe Islands, 20-26 July 2010:

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  MissScarlett: <Heini disappeared in the evening of May 3 and was found drowned May 25>

Suicide, accident, foul play?

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  OhioChessFan: <well regarded and respected>

I don't know why Daniel put such empty verbiage in bios, but it gives a bad impression.

Oct-11-21  Z truth 000000001: <OCF> same phraseology is here:


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