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Axel Smith
Number of games in database: 196
Years covered: 2006 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2491 (2507 rapid, 2470 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2516

Overall record: +61 -54 =77 (51.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 4 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (15) 
    B48 B67 B90 B42 B80
 English (8) 
    A18 A15 A14 A16 A11
 King's Indian (7) 
    E94 E77 E63 E69 E75
 Queen's Pawn Game (5) 
    E10 A46 A40 E00 A41
 Semi-Slav (5) 
    D45 D44 D47
 Reti System (5) 
    A04 A06
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (20) 
    B36 B23 B30 B76 B92
 Slav (9) 
    D10 D11 D15 D17
 Sicilian Dragon (7) 
    B36 B76 B74
 Queen's Pawn Game (7) 
    E10 E00 D04 D02 D00
 Grunfeld (7) 
    D80 D85 D71 D82 D70
 Ruy Lopez (7) 
    C65 C69 C78 C67 C77
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Hector vs Axel Smith, 2012 1/2-1/2
   Axel Smith vs V Sipila, 2016 1/2-1/2
   Axel Smith vs M Fomani, 2015 1-0
   E Berg vs Axel Smith, 2012 1/2-1/2
   Axel Smith vs B Lindberg, 2012 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Sigeman & Co (2014)
   Swedish Championship (2017)
   World Cities Team Championship (2012)
   Hasselbacken Open (2016)
   Politiken Cup (2015)
   Rilton Cup (2007)
   27th Cappelle-la-Grande (2011)
   European Club Cup (2011)
   Chess Olympiad (2012)
   Reykjavik Open (2013)
   Chess Olympiad (2016)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2015)

   🏆 World Team Chess Championship
   D Howell vs Axel Smith (Mar-14-19) 1-0
   V Artemiev vs Axel Smith (Mar-13-19) 1-0
   Bu Xiangzhi vs Axel Smith (Mar-12-19) 1/2-1/2
   Axel Smith vs Lenderman (Mar-11-19) 0-1
   Adham Fawzy vs Axel Smith (Mar-09-19) 0-1

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(born Jun-27-1986, 33 years old) Sweden

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IM in 2008, GM in 2016. Swedish junior champion 2006. 2nd in the Deltalift Open (Sweden) 13-15 May 2010. ICC: tumme

 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 196  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. N Miezis vs Axel Smith  1-0512006TSF/SKS Junior OpenA13 English
2. D Maghalashvili vs Axel Smith  ½-½802006World Junior ChampionshipA15 English
3. Axel Smith vs F Corrales Jimenez  0-1352006World Junior ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
4. B Esen vs Axel Smith  ½-½502006World Junior ChampionshipD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
5. G Alaverdyan vs Axel Smith 1-0762006World Junior ChampionshipC18 French, Winawer
6. Axel Smith vs R Akesson 1-0402006Rilton CupB42 Sicilian, Kan
7. L Karlsson vs Axel Smith  1-0422006Rilton CupA12 English with b3
8. Axel Smith vs J Netzer  1-0402006Rilton CupB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
9. D Berczes vs Axel Smith  1-0322006Rilton CupD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
10. Axel Smith vs T Engqvist  1-0482007Rilton CupB15 Caro-Kann
11. C Berczes vs Axel Smith  0-11022007Rilton CupB33 Sicilian
12. Axel Smith vs S Cicak  0-1412007Rilton CupB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
13. Axel Smith vs C Popa  1-0542008Schwarzach op 23rdD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
14. K Lie vs Axel Smith 0-1402008Sigeman & CoD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
15. Axel Smith vs Stellwagen  0-1462008Sigeman & CoB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
16. Agrest vs Axel Smith  1-0432008Sigeman & CoD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
17. T Hillarp Persson vs Axel Smith 1-0432008Sigeman & CoA00 Uncommon Opening
18. Axel Smith vs Kotronias  ½-½512008Sigeman & CoB65 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...Be7 Defense, 9...Nxd4
19. Portisch vs Axel Smith  ½-½532008Sigeman & CoA28 English
20. Axel Smith vs Timman 0-1702008Sigeman & CoB64 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
21. L B Hansen vs Axel Smith  ½-½1062008Sigeman & CoD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
22. Axel Smith vs R Akesson  0-1392008Sigeman & CoD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
23. Axel Smith vs H Tikkanen  ½-½232008Schack-SMC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
24. Hector vs Axel Smith  0-1512008Schack-SMD00 Queen's Pawn Game
25. N Grandelius vs Axel Smith  ½-½172008Schack-SME00 Queen's Pawn Game
 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 196  PGN Download
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Oct-17-06  waddayaplay: This is Axel Smith (SWE), . He won the Swedish junion championship in 2006, .
Apr-24-08  BIDMONFA: Axel Smith


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  Tabanus: IM Axel Smith, Sweden, born 27 June 1986. Now rated 2414,

IM in 2008. ICC: tumme


Placed 4th in Pardubice B 2003. Swedish junior champion 2006, 3rd in SWE Blitz Ch 2006. Chairman in Lund Chess Club 2004-07. Webmaster for and


IM Axel Smith (b. 1986) has made enormous progress after he decided to work seriously with chess in 2006. That year he won the Swedish junior championship and started out on a chess odyssey through Europe which earned him a number of tournament victories and more than 350 ELO points in two years. Last year he finished eighth in the strong Swedish championship and was invited to the prestigious GM tournament Sigeman Cup in Malmö where he had a hard time but managed to win a nice game against Norwegian GM Kjetil Lie. He has been the chairman of his club Lunds ASK and run its website as well as his own chess blog. Along with Esben Lund and Daniel Semcesen he plays for Lunds ASK and K41 in the Swedish and Danish leagues respectively.

He also plays for Kristiansund in the Norwegian league.

CCC 2009 (placed 7-13):

Scandinavian Open 2009 (18-19):

Winner of LASK Open A 2009:


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  Tabanus: He was 2nd yesterday in Deltalift Open (Sweden) (8 rounds) 13-15 May 2010:

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  Tabanus: Placed 3rd in Manhem's Chess Week (Sweden) 10-18 August 2010:

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  wordfunph: <Tabanus: IM Axel Smith (b. 1986) has made enormous progress after he decided to work seriously with chess in 2006.>

his book title says it all - Pump Up Your Rating by Axel Smith..

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  Penguincw: Well things have escalated pretty quickly for Axel Smith. In R5, he drew Wojtaszek (who's rated about 300 points higher) with black, which was important in "Montpellier"'s 4 1/2-3 1/2 mini-upset of "Mulhouse". Then in R6, Smith overlooks a mate in 1, and they lose 5 1/2-2 1/2 (not costly, but still sucks).

R Wojtaszek vs A Smith, 2015

S Maze vs A Smith, 2015

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  sonia91: Nordic Champion in 2013:
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  sfm: He has a very pleasant personality, BTW.
Aug-13-17  refutor: any thoughts on Axel's book "e3 poison" which encourages openings like 1.Nf3 d5 2.e3 in order to switch the struggle from preparation to the middlegame?

A Smith vs V Sveshnikov, 2016

Aug-13-17  paavoh: @refutor: <any thoughts on Axel's book "e3 poison" which encourages openings like 1.Nf3 d5 2.e3...>

None on the book, but isn't this "opening" prone to a quick transposition to QGD, Slav family etc?

IMHO, even the average club player is familiar with transposition so I gather 2.e3 is not going to throw a wrench in the works.

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