Torbjørn Ringdal Hansen

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Torbjørn Ringdal Hansen
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Torbjørn Ringdal Hansen in 2007
Born(1979-03-01)1 March 1979
FIDE rating 2432 (May 2020)

Torbjørn Ringdal Hansen (born March 1, 1979) is a Norwegian chess player. [1]

He achieved the title International Master in 2008, [2] and was awarded the Grandmaster title in 2015. [3]

Ringdal Hansen was the first coach of later World Champion Magnus Carlsen, from 2000 to 2001, when Ringdal Hansen served a one-year alternative civilian service programme at the Norwegian College of Elite Sport. [4] Carlsen was nine years old at the time, and trained chess in a group along with two other children, organized by Ringdal Hansen. Carlsen's rating improved from about 900 to 1,900 during this one-year period. [5]

Ringdal Hansen achieved his first Grandmaster norm in the 2003/04 Rilton Cup in Stockholm, [4] with subsequent norms in the Norwegian Premier League in 2007/08 and in Almeria in 2011. [6] He was designated IM in 2008 and GM in 2015. [1]

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  3. Bryhn, Rolf. "sjakk – Norske stormestere". In Godal, Anne Marit (ed.). Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Norsk nettleksikon. Retrieved 15 September 2016.
  4. 1 2 Agdestein, Simen (2005). Sjakkvidunder (in Norwegian). Kom forlag. pp. 16–18. ISBN   82-92496-21-1.
  5. Danielsen, Arne (2010). Mesteren. Magnus Carlsen og sjakkspillet (in Norwegian). Oslo: Cappelen Damm. pp. 54–57. ISBN   978-82-02-33754-4.
  6. "Title Applications". FIDE. Retrieved 15 September 2016.