Peter Heine Nielsen

Peter Heine Nielsen

Peter Heine Nielsen is a Danish chess trainer. He was awarded the title of Grandmaster by FIDE in 1994.

Nielsen became an International Grandmaster in 1994. He won the Danish Chess Championship five times: in 1996, 1999, 2001, 2003, and 2008. He played for Denmark in seven Chess Olympiads, three times on top board.

Nielsen coached World Champion Viswanathan Anand from 2002 until 2012. Anand won the World Championship title in Mexico 2007, and defended it in Bonn 2008Sofia 2010 and Moscow 2012.

Nielsen has been coaching world number one, Magnus Carlsen, since 2013. Carlsen won the Candidates Tournament 2013, which gave him the right to challenge Anand for the world championship. He defeated Anand, and has since defended the title three times.

Nielsen has previously coached Carlsen in Khanty-Mansiysk 2005, where Carlsen became the youngest player ever to qualify for the candidate matches.

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    Chess Grandmaster, Coach of World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen
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28 May 2020
14:00 - 15:00 CEST, Geneva
Kenneth Cukier (The Economist), Peter Heine Nielsen (), Sebastian J. Kuhnert (ChessX, COO Play Magnus)
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