|Country|| Denmark (until 2006)|
Iceland (since 2006)
|Born||23 January 1966 55) (age|
Nykøbing Falster, Denmark
|FIDE rating||2520 (January 2022)|
|Peak rating||2545 (May 2011)|
Henrik Danielsen (born 23 January 1966) is a Danish-Icelandic chess grandmaster. He was Icelandic Chess Champion in 2009.
Born in 1966, Danielsen earned his grandmaster title in 1996. In 1993, he finished joint first in the Politiken Cup with Igor Khenkin and John Emms on a score of 7½/10. He has played in six Chess Olympiads: three for Denmark (1992, 1994 and 1996); three for Iceland (2006, 2008 and 2012).He is the No. 4 ranked Icelandic player as of September 2020.
He regularly plays the Bird's Opening and has authored a book, entitled The Complete Polar Bear System (2016), on the opening.
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