Full Name: Ken Larsen
Birth Place: New Bedford, Massachusetts USA
Current City of Residence: Chapel Hill, NC USA
Marital Status: Divorced
How I Started in Backgammon: Taught by a neighbor back in 1975
Backgammon Nickname: Utsira9
Current Skill level: Expert (PR = 7.0)
Playing Backgammon live since: 2006
Favorite Tournament Venue: Atlanta (because of its proximity to me)
Titles won: Three amateur jackpots (two in the now defunct Charlotte tournament plus one in Atlanta)
Favorite Backgammon book: 501 Problems by Robertie
Favorite Food: Mexican
Other Interests & Hobbies: Golf, jogging, swing dancing
If I could change anything in the world, I would…: Reduce world population to 3 billion & convince them all about the absurdity of religion
If I could change anything in the Backgammon world, I would…: Replace Giants voting with a world ranking that’s based on live tournament stats (match W-L and average points/tournament won over the past 5 years). It would also list the top 1000.
Additional comments: I direct the Durham/Chapel Hill (NC) Backgammon Club.