Torbjørn Ringdal Hansen
Torbjørn Ringdal Hansen (born 1979) is a Norwegian chess player.
|Torbjørn Ringdal Hansen|
Torbjørn Ringdal Hansen in 2007
|Born||1 March 1979|
|FIDE rating||2426 (March 2019)|
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. 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.
Ringdal Hansen achieved his first Grandmaster norm in the 2003/04 Rilton Cup in Stockholm, with subsequent norms in the Norwegian Premier League in 2007/08 and in Almeria in 2011. He was designated IM in 2008 and GM in 2015.
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