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Leif Ogaard
Number of games in database: 129
Years covered: 1969 to 2010
Last FIDE rating: 2386
Highest rating achieved in database: 2425

Overall record: +34 -45 =50 (45.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Nimzo Indian (13) 
    E54 E45 E55 E20 E47
 Modern Benoni (9) 
    A79 A77 A58 A59 A62
 English (5) 
    A15 A10 A17
 King's Indian (5) 
    E97 E95 E91
 Grunfeld (5) 
    D80 D91 D85 D76
 Reti System (4) 
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (16) 
    B46 B44 B40 B49 B60
 Sicilian Taimanov (11) 
    B46 B49
 Grunfeld (8) 
    D80 D87 D85 D83 D82
 King's Indian Attack (6) 
 Alekhine's Defense (5) 
    B04 B03
 English (4) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   L Ogaard vs Kupreichik, 1975 1-0
   L Ogaard vs Timman, 1972 1-0
   L Ogaard vs Petursson, 1994 1/2-1/2
   L Ogaard vs Ulf Andersson, 1972 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Haifa Olympiad (Men) (1976)
   European Club Cup (2007)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Forssa/Helsinki zonal tournament 1972 by Chessdreamer
   Esbjerg 1978 - Vesterhavsturneringen by Troller

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(born Jan-05-1952, 66 years old) Norway

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GM Leif Øgaard was awarded the IM title in 1974. He was Norwegian champion in 1974, 1975, 1979, 1985 and 1993. He got his final GM norm in 2007.

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 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 129  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. L Ogaard vs E M Green  ½-½291969World Junior ChE91 King's Indian
2. I Bjorneraas vs L Ogaard  0-1481970UnknownB03 Alekhine's Defense
3. Ribli vs L Ogaard  1-0441971Athens (Wch U20)B60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
4. L Ogaard vs E R Lundin 0-1231971Oslo (Norway)C45 Scotch Game
5. H Westerinen vs L Ogaard  1-0411972Forssa/Helsinki ZonalB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
6. L Ogaard vs W Schmidt  ½-½301972Forssa/Helsinki ZonalD80 Grunfeld
7. O Jakobsen vs L Ogaard  1-0581972Forssa/Helsinki ZonalA04 Reti Opening
8. I Saren vs L Ogaard  0-1401972Forssa/Helsinki ZonalB44 Sicilian
9. L Ogaard vs Robatsch  ½-½401972Forssa/Helsinki ZonalA77 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 10.Nd2
10. A Hennings vs L Ogaard  ½-½411972Forssa/Helsinki ZonalB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
11. L Ogaard vs Gheorghiu  ½-½201972Forssa/Helsinki ZonalA59 Benko Gambit
12. L Ogaard vs Ulf Andersson  ½-½591972Forssa/Helsinki ZonalE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
13. J Thorvaldsson vs L Ogaard  0-1401972Forssa/Helsinki ZonalA04 Reti Opening
14. L Ogaard vs I Radulov  ½-½801972Forssa/Helsinki ZonalD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
15. Hecht vs L Ogaard  ½-½471972Forssa/Helsinki ZonalB40 Sicilian
16. Ribli vs L Ogaard  ½-½411972Forssa/Helsinki ZonalA30 English, Symmetrical
17. L Ogaard vs Matulovic  ½-½571972Forssa/Helsinki ZonalA79 Benoni, Classical, 11.f3
18. A Matanovic vs L Ogaard  ½-½491972Forssa/Helsinki ZonalB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
19. L Ogaard vs Timman 1-0491972Forssa/Helsinki ZonalD80 Grunfeld
20. L Ogaard vs J Bedros  1-0401972Chess Olympiad Qualifying Group 3E46 Nimzo-Indian
21. L Ogaard vs P Jamieson  1-0421972Chess Olympiad Qualifying Group 3E95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
22. L Ogaard vs Csom  0-1411972Chess Olympiad Qualifying Group 3D63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
23. Mohamed Abbou vs L Ogaard  0-1321972Chess Olympiad Qualifying Group 3B44 Sicilian
24. L Ogaard vs I Mendivil  1-0421972Chess Olympiad Qualifying Group 3E97 King's Indian
25. L Ogaard vs F Strobel  ½-½201972Chess Olympiad Final-BA89 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-05-07  BIDMONFA: Leif Ogaard


Jan-05-07  Waffles: Happy Birthday!
Jan-05-07  Rolfo: Remember him well, the best Norwegian in the pre Agdestein era.
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  Appaz: Leif Øgaard has just made his final GM-norm according to
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  egilarne: Congrats to Leif Øgaard!
Now he becomes Norways 9th GM.
(Given the possibilities of today he would have been GM in the 1970-ies.)
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  egilarne: Leif Øgaards GM title concludes a fantastic weekend for Norwegian chess: Magnus Carlsens result in Morelia-Linares and Jon Ludvig Hammers GM-norm in Capelle le Grande.
Mar-11-07  angslo: I wonder if he is the oldest player ever to acquire gm norm in chess history. This is really great.
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  Appaz: But does he not also need to raise his rating above 2500 before getting the GM-title? I don't think he has ever achieved that.
Mar-11-07  Interbond: Øgaard has been over 2500, actually I think it was 2510, in 1982 or 1983?
Mar-12-07  Interbond: In round 8 in his last tournament. Norwegian Team Telio series,Øgaard played against GM Kjetil A. Lie. Lie played white 1.d4 d5 2.e4 , but refused to Blackmar Diemer gambit at played c6.Lie won a fine game in his typical attacking style, but of course it would have been very interesting to see at BDG at this level!
Jan-05-10  waustad: Chess metrics rated him 34th in the world in 1982. Their number was 2664, though their numbers and actual Elo ratings do not always gibe.
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  Appaz: <waustad> Even if those numbers are correct or not, it gives an indication as to how good he really was at his peak.

His bio should mention that he is now a GM.

Jan-05-13  Kikoman: Happy Birthday GM Leif Ogaard. :D
Jan-05-13  Kikoman: <The GM title was finally approved at FIDE's presidential board meeting in Tallinn on 22-24 June 2007.> :DØ...

Sep-11-17  epistle: He works at the beach, rescuing drowning swimmers.
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