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Orla Hermann Krause

Full name Orla Hermann Krause
Country Denmark
Born November 3, 1867

Orla Hermann Krause (3 November 1867 - 28 September 1935) was a Danish chess master and analyst.

He tied for 4-6th at Wilhelmshaven 1892, took 2nd, behind Andreas Rosendahl, at Copenhagen 1895, took 2nd at Copenhagen 1899 (the 2nd Nordic Championship, Jorgen Moeller won), took 5th at Copenhagen 1907 (the 7th Nordic-ch, Paul Saladin Leonhardt won), shared 2nd, behind Paul Johner at Copenhagen 1916 (the 9th Nordic-ch), tied for 4-8th at Copenhagen 1924 (the 12th Nordic-ch, Aron Nimzowitsch won), and tied for 5-8th at Copenhagen 1934 (the 16th Nordic-ch, Nimzowitsch won).

Krause played for Denmark at first board (+4 -5 =6) in the 1st Chess Olympiad at London 1927, and won team silver medal there.

His name is attached to the Krause Variation in the Queen's Pawn Opening (1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 c5!?). He found many new ideas in the Slav Defense in the 1920s (among others: 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 dxc4 5.a4 Bf5 6.Nh4!?).