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Jacob Aagaard
Number of games in database: 167
Years covered: 1991 to 2012
Last FIDE rating: 2513
Highest rating achieved in database: 2542
Overall record: +61 -41 =59 (56.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      6 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (24) 
    B28 B47 B33 B90 B42
 Ruy Lopez (9) 
    C99 C98 C78 C65 C63
 Caro-Kann (7) 
    B10 B12 B19 B14 B16
 King's Indian (5) 
    E61 E94 E91
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (5) 
    C99 C98 C87
 Sicilian Kan (4) 
    B43 B42
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (29) 
    B22 B90 B93 B80 B21
 Sicilian Najdorf (9) 
    B90 B93 B98
 Queen's Indian (6) 
    E15 E12
 English (5) 
    A13 A11 A17
 Nimzo Indian (5) 
    E32 E21 E30 E54
 Queen's Pawn Game (4) 
    A45 E10 E00 D00
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   J Aagaard vs P A Rasmussen, 1996 1-0
   M Strange vs J Aagaard, 1994 0-1
   A Schmied vs J Aagaard, 1995 0-1
   G Kafka vs J Aagaard, 2004 0-1
   L Wu vs J Aagaard, 2007 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   111th Scottish Championship (2004)
   Politiken Cup (2006)
   Danish Championship (2006)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)
   British Championship (2007)
   2008 Olympiad (2008)
   European Team Championship (2011)
   Politiken Cup (2012)
   Chess Olympiad (2012)

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JACOB AAGAARD
(born Jul-31-1973) Denmark

[what is this?]
Jacob Aagaard is a Grandmaster (2007), originally from Denmark, but now lives in Glasgow, Scotland. He took 2nd place in the 111th Scottish Championship in 2004. Aagaard took 1st place in the 112th Scottish Championship in 2005, but was not a British citizen yet. He has written several chess books, including Excelling at Chess and Inside the Chess Mind. In 2007, he won the 94th annual British Championship. Scottish champion in 2012.

Wikipedia article: Jacob Aagaard


 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 167  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. O Larsen vs J Aagaard  1-039 1991 Kronborg EMT M1E99 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov
2. J Aagaard vs E Andersen  1-054 1991 Kronborg EMT M1E91 King's Indian
3. N Borge vs J Aagaard  ½-½65 1991 Kronborg EMT M1B04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
4. J Aagaard vs Kulaots 1-034 1991 EU-ch U20D89 Grunfeld
5. P Mortensen vs J Aagaard  ½-½11 1991 Kronborg EMT M1B08 Pirc, Classical
6. J Aagaard vs S Clausen 0-115 1991 Kronborg EMT M1A56 Benoni Defense
7. J Aagaard vs B G Christensen  1-031 1991 Kronborg EMT M1D31 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. J Aagaard vs G Welling  0-122 1992 Budapest FS 07D43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
9. J Aagaard vs Y Shulman 1-046 1993 EU-ch U18E61 King's Indian
10. I Dmitriev vs J Aagaard 1-012 1993 It (b)B50 Sicilian
11. M Strange vs J Aagaard 0-127 1994 DK candidatesC57 Two Knights
12. A Schmied vs J Aagaard 0-19 1995 It (open)D30 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. M Nielsen vs J Aagaard  ½-½32 1995 It openC30 King's Gambit Declined
14. J Aagaard vs Acs ½-½44 1995 It (cat.2), VI, Budapest (HungC36 King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense
15. J Aagaard vs G Welling  ½-½17 1995 Copenhagen 2nd DSDSA06 Reti Opening
16. J Aagaard vs T Ochsner  ½-½32 1996 Ch Denmark team 1995C30 King's Gambit Declined
17. J Aagaard vs P A Rasmussen 1-031 1996 Politiken CupC39 King's Gambit Accepted
18. J Stocek vs J Aagaard  1-021 1996 Budapest FS08 GME21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
19. M Houska vs J Aagaard  0-149 1997 LondonA45 Queen's Pawn Game
20. J Aagaard vs A Kveinys  0-130 1997 Karsten Kold opB42 Sicilian, Kan
21. J Aagaard vs Movsesian  0-122 1997 Wichern op 4thE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
22. J Aagaard vs H Danielsen  ½-½47 1997 Copenhagen ArunaB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
23. J Aagaard vs Keitlinghaus  0-147 1997 03C34 King's Gambit Accepted
24. J Aagaard vs R Kempinski ½-½52 1998 Groningen OpenE61 King's Indian
25. J Aagaard vs D Reinderman  ½-½27 1998 Groningen OpenA67 Benoni, Taimanov Variation
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Dec-29-07  Everett: I find his books very instructive. I have three (Technical, Combinational, and Positional Chess) and the author's unique mix of concepts and examples have helped improved my problem solving and correspondence chess success.

The only slight is the book on combinations, as the puzzles are all taken from the Sicilian. Nonetheless, most of those positions are so far away from the opening as to be nearly unrecognizable ECO-wise.

Coincidentally, the runner up Rowson is another favorite of mine, though I think his books help the process of playing the game of chess, how it relates to life, etc. and is less effective in the nuts and bolts of making good decisions on the board.

Dec-29-07  square dance: <everett> coincidentally, i have the same three books you do in aargaard's "excelling at..." series. im working through the problems at the end of the combinational book. i read the positional book, but didnt work on the problems. as for the technical book, well, that will be collecting dust for some time. although i think the books are meant for players stronger than myself, i still find it useful to reach over my head and try to occasionally pull myself up to that level.
Dec-29-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  bystander: <square dance>
I have been working on Agaards' excelling at combinational play for a while, and for me it was too difficult to grasp the concepts presented and most of the puzzles I have tried (did not try them all) I could not solve.

Now I am reading Learn Chess Tactics from John Nunn. It is more suitable for my level of solving chess puzzles. For example, Agaard explaines the very basic ideaas of combinations in 3 pages (Eco Thema selection, basic ideas liked ouble thread, deflection, pinning etc) where John Nunn uses several pages for each theme.

Maybe after finishing John Nunn, I give Agaard another try!

Jan-01-08  Everett: Those combinations at the end are not easy at all. I see about 2 or 3 out of the 6 per page, and not all the possible defenses.

The positional book, and the exercises, are really, really good, and different.... and difficult. I think they're improving my vision and understanding more than any recent material.

I know many don't appreciate his "pot shots" at other chess book authors, yet I don't think his opinions are unreasonable, and it's refreshing (to me) to hear a very good player make commentary on the various books out there.

Good luck with your study!

Apr-09-08  Freelix: GM Aagaard wrote a well-received book on the Dutch Stonewall a few years back. Interestingly, he doesn't play this variation (or even the Dutch) in a single game in chessgames. Isn't this strange?
Apr-10-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  DarthStapler: I have some books by this guy
Nov-03-08  Silverstrike: I've seen this guy a couple of times in various tournaments around Scotland. Never played him though...
Jan-17-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  Joshka: This guy was Dan Heisman's guest on his show last Thursday!!..it's available on re/play from the ICC Website!
Mar-19-09  jon01: I just got his book "Starting Out: The Grunfeld".
Apr-28-09  alexrawlings: <jon01: I just got his book "Starting Out: The Grunfeld".> How are finding that book? I've just started it...
Apr-28-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  Marmot PFL: Aagaard wrote a book on the Tarrasch Defense, and he doesn't play that either. Why write about the lines you plan to play?
Jul-31-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: Happy Birthday to Jacob Aagard who authored one of best reads...."Inside the Chess Mind"!
Mar-02-10  A Karpov Fan: Got this guys attacking manual 1, decent material and good explanantions but he could have maybe proof read it just once to avoid all the silly mistakes with spelling/punctuation/grammar.

English is not his first language but he must have an English friend -lol-

4/5 stars still tho for a great book

Mar-02-10  Troller: Aagaard is now Danish again after having been Scottish for some years. For a small country like Denmark, losing 2 GMs (Danielsen to Iceland & Aagaard to Scotland) is tough on the national team.
Apr-21-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: Aagard is a regular contributor to "Chess" magazine. I have always enjoyed his insighful analysis of the games he presents.
Jul-31-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  DarthStapler: Happy birthday, GM Aagaard!
Oct-24-11  SimonWebbsTiger: congratulations to Jacob -- he was just awarded the FIDE Senior Trainer title at the recently concluded FIDE congress.

The FST is awarded if the person is: an IM or GM with at least 2450+ in ELO; author of books; masters one foreign language; has 10+ years of training experience.

He's a bit overqualified then!

Jan-12-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: "Tocco declined my hand and said something about my mother and ancient professions. I asked the arbiter if this was entirely appropriate to which he said, 'You won the game, what more do you want'. Quite right."

- GM Jacob Aagaard (on Aagaard-Tocco Arco 2007 game)

Source: Grandmaster Versus Amateur by Jacob Aagaard & John Shaw

Jul-30-12  SimonWebbsTiger: more congratulations are in order for Jacob who has recently won the Scottish Championship as well as being awarded the FIDE trainer's Isaac Boleslavsky prize for best author (2011).

http://www.fide.com/images/stories/... (.pdf file)

Jul-31-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: "Grandmasters know that a positional advantage is better than a material advantage."

- GM Jacob Aagaard

happy birthday!

Jul-31-12  LoveThatJoker: Happy Birthday, GM Aagaard!

LTJ

Oct-18-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  ketchuplover: Slightly belated dittos.
Feb-17-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Bowen Island: I have not read through all six pages of posts on Aagaard here, but find something a bit odd. Aagaard wrote an Everyman Chess book titled "Dutch Stonewall" in 2000 (reprinted in 2002). Yet there are no Dutch games on this site by Aagaard and none in the above mentioned book. Don't get me wrong, I like the book and find it most helpful, just that one would expect a player to be asked to write a book on an opening which he was experienced in playing.
Aug-11-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  waustad: <bowen>I found some on chess365 where he played the Dutch, but mostly as white. There were however 2 where he played black there: http://www.365chess.com/game.php?gi... and http://www.365chess.com/game.php?gi...
Dec-13-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Bowen Island: Thank you, waustad, for finding those games. I enjoyed playing over them.
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