Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Boylston Chess: GM Larry Christiansen virtual lecture/chat Tues 4/20 at 3pm

LarryChr Virtual Chess Skittles Room 
for Boylston Players and friends

GM Larry Christiansen 

will present a free lecture/chat today

Tuesday April 14 at 3-4 pm

for Boylston Chess players

LarryC Virtual Chess Skittles Room for Boylston Players and friends will feature tactics and instructive games.

 Just follow this link 4/14 at 3:  twitch.tv/larrychr


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 

Larry Christiansen
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Larry Christiansen at the 2002 U.S. Chess Championships in Seattle, Washington

Full nameLarry M. Christiansen
CountryUnited States
BornJune 27, 1956 (age 63)
Riverside, California, United States
TitleGrandmaster (1977)
FIDE rating2567 (April 2020)

Larry M. Christiansen (born June 27, 1956) is an American chess player of Danish ancestry. He was awarded the title Grandmaster by FIDE in 1977. Christiansen was the U.S. champion in 1980, 1983, and 2002. He competed in the FIDE World Championship in 1998 and 2002, and in the FIDE World Cup in 2013.

Christiansen grew up in Riverside, California, United States. In 1971, he became the first junior high school student to win the National High School Championship. He went on to win three invitational U.S. Junior Championships in 1973, 1974, and 1975. In 1977, at age 21, he became a grandmaster without first having been an international master. Christiansen tied for first place with Anatoly Karpov at Linares 1981. He won the 2001 Canadian Open Chess Championship. He also won Curaçao 2008[1] and the Bermuda Open 2011.[2]
Christiansen played on the United States teams in the Chess Olympiad in 1980, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1996 and 2002. He won the team silver medal in 1990 and the team bronze in 1982, 1984, 1986 and 1996.[3]
Christiansen describes his playing style as "aggressive-tactical" and he lists his favorite opening as the Sämisch King's Indian.


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