Christiansen, Larry

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Christiansen, Larry Gender: M
Larry M. Christiansen
born on 27 June 1956 at 08:15 (= 08:15 AM )
Place Riverside, California, 33n57, 117w24
Timezone PDT h7w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 05°55' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 23°41 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 07°34'

Larry Christiansen
photo: © James F. Perry, license cc-by-sa-3.0


American chess Grandmaster who was the U.S. champion in 1980, 1983, and 2002. He currently makes his home in Somerville, MA with his wife, Women's Candidate Master Natasha Christiansen.

Christiansen describes his playing style as "aggressive-tactical" and he lists his favorite opening as the Sämisch King's Indian. He is the author of two popular chess books that showcase his aggressive style: Storming the Barricades (2000) and Rocking the Ramparts (2004).

Christiansen is also renowned for his quick wit and humor, as well as his enthusiasm for teaching students. He is also one of the most prolific internet chess players, having played tens of thousands of games online on ICC (Internet Chess Club).

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes data from a chart by Joyce Jillson on Christiansen's colleague Jeremy Silman's official website: [1]. NB: Jillson uses wrong co-ordinates for Riverside (107W23) giving a wrong Ascendant of 15 Leo.


  • Vocation : Sports : Games - Bridge/ Chess/ Other
  • Notable : Awards : Sports Championship (U.S. chess champion)