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Axel Otto Ornstein
Number of games in database: 323
Years covered: 1972 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2291 (2272 rapid, 2248 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2480

Overall record: +88 -112 =123 (46.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 English (22) 
    A15 A13 A14 A19 A17
 King's Indian (19) 
    E63 E67 E60 E92 E62
 English, 1 c4 c5 (12) 
    A30 A35 A34 A32 A36
 Sicilian (12) 
    B68 B67 B80 B43 B27
 Ruy Lopez (11) 
    C72 C95 C96 C66 C60
 English, 1 c4 e5 (10) 
    A20 A28 A29 A21
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (25) 
    B84 B40 B80 B22 B81
 Ruy Lopez (19) 
    C84 C95 C82 C90 C75
 French Defense (18) 
    C07 C15 C16 C02 C00
 Queen's Indian (13) 
    E12 E15 E19
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (12) 
    C84 C95 C90 C91 C85
 Sicilian Scheveningen (12) 
    B84 B80 B83 B81 B85
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Pribyl vs A Ornstein, 1977 1/2-1/2
   A Ornstein vs 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?]
   Nice Olympiad qual-5 (1974)
   Skopje Olympiad qual-6 (1972)
   Dortmund (1975)
   Rubinstein Memorial 13th (1975)
   Keres Memorial (1977)
   Decin-A (1976)
   EUR-chT (Men) 7th (1980)
   32nd Rilton Cup (2002)
   Haifa Olympiad (1976)
   Buenos Aires Olympiad (1978)
   Lucerne Olympiad (1982)
   Thessaloniki Olympiad (1984)
   Rilton Cup 2013/14 (2013)
   Rilton Cup 2016/17 (2016)
   Hasselbacken Open (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, 69 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.

Wikipedia article: Axel Ornstein

Last updated: 2020-10-19 13:34:30

 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 323  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Ornstein vs S Mariotti  0-1381972Skopje Olympiad qual-6A07 King's Indian Attack
2. Knaak vs A Ornstein  ½-½301972Skopje Olympiad qual-6E39 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation
3. S J Hutchings vs A Ornstein  0-1601972Skopje Olympiad qual-6A05 Reti Opening
4. A Ornstein vs W Attard  1-0381972Skopje Olympiad qual-6C72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
5. A Ornstein vs R Toran Albero  ½-½261972Skopje Olympiad Final-AB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
6. J Emma vs A Ornstein  1-0391972Skopje Olympiad Final-AC21 Center Game
7. A Ornstein vs Forintos  ½-½451972Skopje Olympiad Final-AB27 Sicilian
8. A Ornstein vs K Darga 1-0491972Skopje Olympiad Final-AB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
9. Korchnoi vs A Ornstein ½-½501972Skopje Olympiad Final-AE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
10. B Malich vs A Ornstein  1-0731972Skopje Olympiad Final-AD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
11. H Ree vs A Ornstein  1-0271972Skopje Olympiad Final-AE92 King's Indian
12. A Ornstein vs Smejkal  0-1371972Skopje Olympiad Final-AD71 Neo-Grunfeld
13. A Ornstein vs J Sloth  ½-½401972Skopje Olympiad Final-AB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
14. Ljubojevic vs A Ornstein  ½-½241972Skopje Olympiad Final-AC71 Ruy Lopez
15. A Ornstein vs Larsen 0-1351973Ribe 6 Nations chTC60 Ruy Lopez
16. A Ornstein vs U Kunsztowicz  1-0511973Ribe 6 Nations chTB68 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 9...Be7
17. P Poutiainen vs A Ornstein  0-1411973Ribe 6 Nations chTA07 King's Indian Attack
18. J Kristinsson vs A Ornstein  ½-½301973Ribe 6 Nations chTA10 English
19. A Ornstein vs A Zwaig  ½-½231973Ribe 6 Nations chTC38 King's Gambit Accepted
20. M Knezevic vs A Ornstein  1-0311974Rimavska SobotaE00 Queen's Pawn Game
21. A Ornstein vs I Farago  1-01021974Rimavska SobotaC05 French, Tarrasch
22. I Novak vs A Ornstein  ½-½411974Rimavska SobotaB40 Sicilian
23. P Gesos vs A Ornstein  ½-½471974Rimavska SobotaB40 Sicilian
24. A Ornstein vs M Tepper  1-0411974Rimavska SobotaA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
25. G James vs A Ornstein  ½-½121974Ol Student'sD80 Grunfeld
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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.


Apr-24-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Axel Ornstein.
Oct-19-20  login:

'Did you ever get your answer?'

Popov vs Ornstein, 1978

Opponent Nikolay Sergeevich Popov, June 1978, International Tournament Albena sea resort (Bulgaria).

Source (National chess magazine) Shakhmatna Misl, 1978, p.161

The resort of Albena is situated 32 km north of Varna and just 12km south-west of Balchik on a long sand stretch in the open northern part of Varna Bay. The resortís errection was started in 1968, which makes it one of the most modern holiday cities along the Bulgarian coast.

The complex lies beneath a relatively high hill and is given particular charm by the near-by forest of Baltata, a part of which is declared a protected area. The latter is also called Batova Gora (Batova Forecast) after the Batova river, in the valley of which it grows.

The Albenaís architecture resembles one of Walter Gropiusí urban models as most of the hotels have a terraced structure aimed at providing as much sun as possible in summer days. To the north the coast is steep, featuring yellow sandstone and limestone typical of the area. It is in fact this stone slope that was the main source of construction material for the resort.

Postcard 1978

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