Erik Andersen (chess player)

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Erik Andersen
Full name Erik Andersen
Country Denmark
Born (1904-04-10)10 April 1904
Died 27 February 1938(1938-02-27) (aged 33)

Erik Andersen (10 April 1904, Gentofte – 27 February 1938, Copenhagen) was a Danish chess master.

He was twelve-times Danish Champion (1923, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, and 1936). He won the Nordic Championship at Stockholm 1930, defended his title with 3 : 3 against Gideon Ståhlberg in 1934, and lost it by 2,5 : 3,5 against Erik Lundin in 1937.

In tournaments, he took 6th in Copenhagen in 1923 (Aron Nimzowitsch won). In 1924, he took 3rd in Copenhagen (Johannes Giersing and Kinch won), and took 2nd in Randers (Kier won). In 1927, he tied for 4-5th in Copenhagen (Géza Maróczy won). In 1928, he took 4th in Copenhagen (Nimzowitsch won). In 1929, he tied for 5-6th in Göteborg (Nordic-ch; Ståhlberg won). In 1930, he tied for 4-5th in Swinemünde (Friedrich Sämisch won).[1] In 1931, he lost a match by 1,5 : 4,5 to Gösta Stoltz.

In 1933, he tied for 3rd-5th in Copenhagen (Nimzowitsch won). In 1935, he tied for 8-9th in Bad Nauheim (Efim Bogoljubow won). In 1937, he took 13th in Jurata (4th POL-ch; Savielly Tartakower won).

Andersen played for Denmark six-times in official Chess Olympiads and once in 3rd unofficial Chess Olympiad at Munich 1936.

He won team silver medal at London 1927.[2]


  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-07-04. Retrieved 2012-02-19.  Name Index to Jeremy Gaige's Chess Tournament Crosstables, An Electronic Edition, Anders Thulin, Malmö, 2004-09-01
  2. ^ OlimpBase :: the encyclopaedia of team chess

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