Peter Heine Nielsen Keynote Speaker

  • Trainer to the world's two most recent chess champions, Viswanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen
  • Awarded the title of Grandmaster in 1994
  • Five-time winner of the Danish Chess Championship

Peter Heine Nielsen's Biography

Peter Heine Nielsen is a Danish chess trainer and player. Awarded the title of Grandmaster in 1994, he has coached world champions Viswanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen.

Peter won the Danish Chess Championship five times during his playing career. He played for his country in seven Chess Olympiads, winning an individual bronze medal on third board at Moscow in 1994.

In 2002, Peter Heine Nielsen began coaching Viswanathan Anand. In the following ten years, Anand won the World Championship title in Mexico in 2007, defended it in Bonn in 2008, and subsequently won two further titles in 2010 and 2012. In doing so, Anand established himself as the world’s number one chess player under Peter’s tutelage.

Subsequently, Peter began coaching world number one, Magnus Carlsen, in 2013. After winning the Candidates Tournament in 2013, Carlsen won the right to challenge Anand and he defeated him. Carlsen has since defended the title four times.

As the world’s most successful chess trainer, Peter Heine Nielsen offers unparalleled insight into the mentality of serial chess champions. Peter talks about how to develop the acute tactical mind that allows players to execute a plan and perform under pressure.

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