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Axel Ornstein
A Ornstein 
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Number of games in database: 1,152
Years covered: 1968 to 2020
Last FIDE rating: 2291 (2272 rapid, 2248 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2480
Overall record: +432 -316 =404 (55.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (67) 
    E63 E67 E92 E62 E60
 English (62) 
    A15 A13 A14 A17 A10
 Sicilian (53) 
    B90 B68 B39 B45 B46
 Queen's Pawn Game (34) 
    A46 A40 D02 A41 A45
 English, 1 c4 c5 (28) 
    A30 A35 A36 A34 A31
 English, 1 c4 e5 (26) 
    A20 A28 A21 A22 A25
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (80) 
    B22 B84 B83 B80 B42
 Ruy Lopez (61) 
    C95 C84 C91 C82 C78
 French Defense (58) 
    C07 C02 C05 C19 C03
 Nimzo Indian (53) 
    E39 E41 E20 E43 E42
 English, 1 c4 c5 (45) 
    A30 A34 A33 A37 A31
 Queen's Indian (38) 
    E12 E15 E18 E16 E14
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   J 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 D Prodanov, 1978 1-0
   A Ornstein vs E Torre, 1974 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Rilton Cup 1974/75 (1974)
   Swedish Championship (1977)
   Kringsja (1978)
   Eksjo (1981)
   Swedish Championship (1987)
   Swedish Championship (1984)
   Vrnjacka Banja (1978)
   Swedish Championship (1996)
   Swedish Championship (1986)
   Swedish Championship (1992)
   Swedish Championship (1980)
   Aaronson Masters (1978)
   Le Havre (1977)
   Swedish Championship (1985)
   Hasselbacken Open (2016)

   🏆 TCh-SWE Elitserien
   A Ornstein vs V Larsson (Oct-20-20) 1/2-1/2
   K Ong vs A Ornstein (Oct-19-20) 1-0
   A Ornstein vs M Pantzar (Oct-18-20) 0-1
   A Ornstein vs K Kulaots (Feb-02-20) 0-1
   Can Kabadayi vs A Ornstein (Feb-01-20) 1-0

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(born Apr-24-1952, 71 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 47; games 1-25 of 1,152  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. D L Henry vs A Ornstein  0-1411968EU-ch U20E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
2. R G Eales vs A Ornstein  ½-½211968EU-ch U20E63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
3. A Ornstein vs Westerinen  0-1351971Stockholm opC73 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
4. A Ornstein vs H Ek  1-0411972SWE-chC07 French, Tarrasch
5. A Ornstein vs O Kinnmark  1-0481972SWE-chA17 English
6. A Ornstein vs W Keller  1-0621972EU-ch U20 fin-CA14 English
7. M Wahlbom vs A Ornstein  ½-½601972SWE-chA39 English, Symmetrical, Main line with d4
8. A Ornstein vs F Nordstrom  ½-½121972SWE-chE55 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation
9. A Ornstein vs B Jansson  1-0731972SWE-chA04 Reti Opening
10. A Fridh vs A Ornstein  0-1371972SWE-chD74 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O
11. A Ornstein vs G Sigurjonsson  0-1671972WchT U26 19th fin-BB06 Robatsch
12. D Hansson vs A Ornstein  0-1401972SWE-chC72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
13. S Cvetkovic vs A Ornstein  1-0471972WchT U26 19th fin-BE42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)
14. A Ornstein vs G Brostrom  1-0541972SWE-chB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
15. A Ornstein vs T Stefansson 1-0251972EU-ch U20 fin-CE66 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno
16. H Akvist vs A Ornstein  ½-½411972SWE-chC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
17. A Ornstein vs L Liljedahl  ½-½421972SWE-chB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
18. J Eslon vs A Ornstein  0-1381972SWE-chB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
19. A Ornstein vs G Sperber  1-0261972SWE-chB57 Sicilian
20. E Raaste vs A Ornstein  0-1291972WchT U26 19th fin-BA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
21. D Uddenfeldt vs A Ornstein  ½-½611972SWE-chE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
22. S Heim vs A Ornstein  0-1271972WchT U26 19th fin-BC45 Scotch Game
23. A J van Dop vs A Ornstein  ½-½791972WchT U26 19th fin-BB42 Sicilian, Kan
24. A Olsson vs A Ornstein  ½-½731972SWE-chC45 Scotch Game
25. R Lekander vs A Ornstein  1-0411972SWE-chD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
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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?

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  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.

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  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.

Apr-24-09  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!
Aug-12-11  whiteshark: Here is another picture of the young Axel:
Apr-24-12  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 resort’s 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 Albena’s architecture resembles one of Walter Gropius’ 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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