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Axel Otto Ornstein
Number of games in database: 253
Years covered: 1972 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2309 (2317 rapid, 2230 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2480

Overall record: +63 -91 =99 (44.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 English (20) 
    A15 A13 A19 A14 A16
 King's Indian (16) 
    E63 E67 E92 E60 E98
 English, 1 c4 c5 (9) 
    A30 A35 A32 A36 A34
 Ruy Lopez (9) 
    C96 C95 C87 C66 C60
 Sicilian (9) 
    B68 B47 B43 B83 B27
 Orthodox Defense (8) 
    D61 D51 D60 D53 D52
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (17) 
    C84 C95 C90 C85 C71
 Sicilian (17) 
    B84 B80 B22 B40 B58
 French Defense (12) 
    C07 C02 C15 C16 C03
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (11) 
    C84 C95 C90 C85 C91
 Queen's Indian (10) 
    E12 E15 E19
 Modern Benoni (9) 
    A70 A62 A56 A76
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Pribyl vs A Ornstein, 1977 1/2-1/2
   A Ornstein vs G Forintos, 1981 1-0
   Spassky vs A Ornstein, 1974 1/2-1/2
   A Ornstein vs W Schmidt, 1975 1-0
   A Ornstein vs E Torre, 1974 1/2-1/2
   Krister Olsson vs A Ornstein, 1991 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   32nd Rilton Cup (2002)
   Haifa Olympiad (Men) (1976)
   Rilton Cup 2013/14 (2013)
   Hasselbacken Open (2016)
   Rilton Cup 2016/17 (2016)

   🏆 Rilton Cup 2017/18
   A Ornstein vs R Ramondino (Jan-02-18) 1/2-1/2
   Iskander Nasibullin vs A Ornstein (Jan-01-18) 1-0
   A Ornstein vs R Thogersen (Dec-30-17) 0-1
   Kumar Sumit vs A Ornstein (Dec-29-17) 1-0
   A Ornstein vs R Praggnanandhaa (Dec-28-17) 0-1

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(born Apr-24-1952, 66 years old) Sweden

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Axel Otto Ornstein was born in Boliden. Awarded the IM title in 1975, he was Swedish champion in 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1984, 1987 and 1988.

 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 253  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Ornstein vs R Toran Albero  ½-½261972Chess Olympiad Final-AB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
2. A Ornstein vs G Forintos  ½-½451972Chess Olympiad Final-AB27 Sicilian
3. A Ornstein vs K Darga 1-0491972Chess Olympiad Final-AB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
4. Korchnoi vs A Ornstein ½-½501972Chess Olympiad Final-AE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
5. H Ree vs A Ornstein  1-0271972Chess Olympiad Final-AE92 King's Indian
6. A Ornstein vs Smejkal  0-1371972Chess Olympiad Final-AD71 Neo-Grunfeld
7. Ljubojevic vs A Ornstein  ½-½241972Chess Olympiad Final-AC71 Ruy Lopez
8. A Ornstein vs Larsen 0-1351973Ribe 6 Nations chTC60 Ruy Lopez
9. A Ornstein vs Kunsztowicz  1-0511973Ribe 6 Nations chTB68 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 9...Be7
10. P Poutiainen vs A Ornstein  0-1411973Ribe 6 Nations chTA07 King's Indian Attack
11. J Kristinsson vs A Ornstein  ½-½301973Ribe 6 Nations chTA10 English
12. A Ornstein vs A Zwaig  ½-½231973Ribe 6 Nations chTC38 King's Gambit Accepted
13. A Ornstein vs D Cox  1-0261974W-ch26TA42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
14. A Ornstein vs F Blatny  1-0411974Rimavska SobotaE12 Queen's Indian
15. N Minev vs A Ornstein  1-0431974Rimavska SobotaA21 English
16. G Timoshchenko vs A Ornstein  ½-½161974Rimavska SobotaC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
17. J Banas vs A Ornstein 1-0301974Rimavska SobotaB07 Pirc
18. A Ornstein vs Ujtelky  1-0531974Rimavska SobotaB06 Robatsch
19. G James vs A Ornstein  ½-½121974Ol Student'sD80 Grunfeld
20. Pachman vs A Ornstein  ½-½511974StockholmD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
21. A Ornstein vs G Kluger  1-0451974Rimavska SobotaC96 Ruy Lopez, Closed
22. H Ree vs A Ornstein  ½-½421974Olympiad Final-AE39 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation
23. Spassky vs A Ornstein ½-½741974Olympiad Final-AC34 King's Gambit Accepted
24. Tringov vs A Ornstein  1-0391974Olympiad Final-AB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
25. A Ornstein vs E Torre ½-½441974Olympiad Final-AE98 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-21-05  jenspetersson: Apart from the years mentioned in his bio above Axel Ornstein also won the Swedish Championship in 1987 and 1988.

A brief description in Swedish over this fine player is found at the site of his old club: Kristallens SK:

Sep-24-05  suenteus po 147: Since my question in The Kibitzer's Café was swallowed up and condensed into a ball of matter half a micron wide, I'll ask it again here. Does anyone know about a game Ornstein played as black in 1978 against someone named Popov? I have the game score (it's a Queen's Indian Defense), but I'm not sure which Popov he played against (there are almost twenty of them in the database) or where the game took place. Any information anyone has is much appreciated.
Apr-24-06  BIDMONFA: Axel Otto Ornstein


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  WannaBe: It's really too bad that Axel Otto Ornstein never played against Rose =)

<suenteus po 147> Did you ever get your answer?

Apr-24-07  waddayaplay: Ornstein was second in Sweden during most of the 70s (after Ulf Andersson). However, he never attained the GM title.

He still plays in the Swedish highest division league, Elitserien.

Apr-24-07  waddayaplay: And as Jens Petersson said, he was Swedish champion a total of seven times, equaled only by Erik Ruben Lundin. Ornstein was also once junior champion (in 1967).

May-24-08  Nikita Smirnov: He is also studying to teacher right now in Sweden.
I had him as my mentor in the class for a little tim for about one or two months. And he had a endgame lesson at the Chess Saloons in Stockholm yesterday.And after the lesson i invited him to a blitz game.And I won over him.Here is the game:

White:Axel Ornstein
Black:Nikita Smirnov

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7 5.e5 Nfd7 6.h4
Now I played an interesting move which I use very often 6...Nc6
The main move is 7.Bxe7 followed by 7...Qxe7.
7.Nf3 a6!? 8.Bd3 Nb6 9.Qd2 Bd7 10.0-0-0 Bxg5
Now black has got the position he wants and now he will be playing Qe7 and 0-0-0 and try to get a stabile postition.White will be attacking in every way 11.hxg5 Qe7?!
I don't know if it is a good move.But it looks interesting.But after all it is a 5-5 minutes blitz 12.g6 0-0-0
Winning a temp.
13.gxh7 g6 14.Qg5
Do not exchange here because black has already sacraficed a bit of his kingside position. 14...Qb4 15.a3 Qa5 16.Nd2?
A misstake now black gets the initiative.
16...Nxd4 17.Qe3 Qc5
Now black is slightly better
The biggest misstake.After this move he said "Now I'm going to play a bit silly".And after my move he said "Now I played very silly".He had for about 1 minute after 18.b4 18...Qxc3 19.Nb1
And I get a beautiful mate on the white king.

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  whiteshark: Player of the Day

Only Bio I could find: :D

Apr-24-09  Fanacas: Nikita Smirnov. great mate you quickly to the initatif form his queenside attack 2 your attack on the king side. (ofourse b4 was a gross blunder) Nc6 is indeed intresting. But isent 7....a6 a loss of time and 7...Kb6 better becous 8.Bb5 can be met with 8....Bd7 and the french c8 bischop is a weak bischop anyway. Qe7 looks goto enough sinds you can stil chose to wich site you wil castle and white stil doenst now wich side and thats definitly good in a blitz :). Great game and great mate.
Apr-24-09  WhiteRook48: Happy birthday!
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  whiteshark: Here is another picture of the young Axel:
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  andrewjsacks: Axle Auto?
Apr-24-12  LoveThatJoker: Happy b-day, IM A.O.O.


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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Axel Ornstein.
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