Team introduction: Denmark

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Team introduction: Denmark

dansk_skak_unionThe introductory tour of players from the 35 nations that will compete in the 2015 European Team Chess Championship continues.

It is worth mentioning that the participating nations have until October 12th to confirm the exact team lists with all names; the player lists might change until that date.

Today we introduce the Danish teams.

Denmark is sending two experienced teams, mixed with a new generation of talented players.

The open team is led by Grand master Sune Berg Hansen (2566). Becoming a Grand master in 1998, GM Hansen is a seven time Danish Chess Champion; winning the Championship for the first time in 2002 and being the current Champion. Playing on the second board is GM Lars Schandorff (2519), a former Danish Chess Champion (1988) and greatly experienced national team player; having played in at least nine Chess Olympiads and three ETC Championships. Playing with them are three talented players of a new generation; the twenty-year-old IM Mads Andersen (2457), the twenty one-year-old FM Bjørn Møller Ochsner (2405) and the sixteen-year-old FM Mikkel Manosri Jacobsen (2331).

The Woman team is led by WIM Nina Hoiberg (2213). She is Denmark’s highest rated female player, and eight time Danish Woman’s Chess Champion. WIM Hoiberg is a very experienced national team player, having played in six Women’s Chess Olypiads, six Nordic Chess Cups, and at least one ETC Championship in 1992.

The open team

  1. GM Sune Berg Hansen (2566)
  2. GM Lars Schandorff (2519)
  3. IM Mads Andersen (2457)
  4. FM Bjørn Møller Ochsner (2405)
  5. FM Mikkel Manosri Jacobsen (2331)

Captain: GM Jacob Aagaard

The Woman team

  1. WIM Nina Hoiberg (2213)
  2. WFM Sandra de Blecourt (2141)
  3. WFM Esmat Guindy (2083)
  4. WFM Thomine Stolberg-Rohr (1986)
  5. Freja Vangsgaard (1963)

Captain: Thomas Schou-Moldt

We wish our Danish friends best of luck in the championship!

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