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Leif Ogaard
L Ogaard 
Courtesy of Leif Øgaard  

Number of games in database: 612
Years covered: 1969 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2356
Highest rating achieved in database: 2425
Overall record: +211 -148 =253 (55.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (47) 
    E97 E91 E95 E94 E92
 Nimzo Indian (35) 
    E41 E44 E54 E46 E45
 Modern Benoni (34) 
    A79 A77 A62 A56 A58
 English (25) 
    A17 A15 A10 A14 A16
 Grunfeld (19) 
    D80 D76 D91 D87 D90
 Reti System (15) 
    A04 A06
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (81) 
    B46 B44 B40 B49 B23
 Sicilian Taimanov (42) 
    B46 B49 B48
 English (29) 
    A15 A16 A12 A14 A13
 Grunfeld (22) 
    D80 D87 D85 D82 D94
 Alekhine's Defense (20) 
    B04 B02 B03
 French Defense (19) 
    C09 C19 C02 C03 C17
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   L Ogaard vs Kupreichik, 1975 1-0
   Mohamed Abbou vs L Ogaard, 1972 0-1
   L Ogaard vs Timman, 1972 1-0
   L Ogaard vs Petursson, 1994 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Norwegian Championship (1975)
   Dortmund (1975)
   Baerum (1980)
   Siegen Olympiad Final-C (1970)
   Skopje Olympiad qual-3 (1972)
   Nice Olympiad qual-6 (1974)
   Oslo Chess International (1976)
   Saemisch Memorial (1978)
   Forssa / Helsinki Zonal (1972)
   Norwegian Championship (1994)
   Nice Olympiad Final-B (1974)
   Esbjerg (1978)
   Haifa Olympiad (1976)
   Buenos Aires Olympiad (1978)
   Skopje Olympiad Final-B (1972)

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

   🏆 TCh-NOR Elite 2018-19
   A Hammerstad vs L Ogaard (Mar-10-19) 1/2-1/2
   L Ogaard vs I S Skrondal (Mar-09-19) 1/2-1/2
   A G Tryggestad vs L Ogaard (Mar-08-19) 0-1
   L Ogaard vs S Gabrielsen (Jan-13-19) 1-0
   L Ogaard vs Noam Aviv Vitenberg (Jan-12-19) 1/2-1/2

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(born Jan-05-1952, 71 years old) Norway

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He is the ninth Norwegian to achieve the title of Grandmaster. Øgaard has won the Norwegian Chess Championship five times, in 1974, 1975, 1979, 1985 and 1993. He gained his IM title in 1974. In 1981 and 1982, Øgaard won two tournaments at Gausdal, each netting him a GM-norm. His third and final GM-norm was won in the Norwegian team chess championship in 2006–2007, making him the very first person to score 2 GM norms with a 25-year gap in-between as well as one of the oldest players to be awarded the Grandmaster title. The GM title was finally approved at FIDE's presidential board meeting in Tallinn on 22–24 June 2007. Øgaard is a member of the Oslo chess club Oslo Schackselskap.

Wikipedia article: Leif Øgaard

Last updated: 2023-01-05 17:40:11

 page 1 of 25; games 1-25 of 612  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. L Ogaard vs G Ligterink  ½-½211969Wch U20 fin-BD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
2. J Kristiansen vs L Ogaard  ½-½241969Wch U20 fin-BD94 Grunfeld
3. N Craske vs L Ogaard  ½-½461969Wch U20 fin-BA16 English
4. L Ogaard vs E M Green  ½-½251969Wch U20 fin-BE91 King's Indian
5. K Payrhuber vs L Ogaard  ½-½211969Wch U20 fin-BB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
6. L Ogaard vs L Vogt  ½-½331969Wch U20 prel-FA21 English
7. L Ogaard vs G Makropoulos  0-1551969Wch U20 prel-FD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
8. S Bouaziz vs L Ogaard  ½-½311969Wch U20 fin-BB99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
9. J Seret vs L Ogaard  0-1491969Wch U20 prel-FB95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
10. J Diaz vs L Ogaard  ½-½211969Wch U20 prel-FB02 Alekhine's Defense
11. E Torre vs L Ogaard  ½-½251969Wch U20 fin-BB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
12. L Ogaard vs K Rogoff  0-1271969Wch U20 fin-BD87 Grunfeld, Exchange
13. L Ogaard vs J Krotki  ½-½251969Wch U20 fin-BA16 English
14. L Ogaard vs A H Williams  1-0451969Wch U20 fin-BA17 English
15. L Ogaard vs E Ermenkov  ½-½541969Wch U20 prel-FA76 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8
16. L Ogaard vs E Ermenkov  ½-½1101969Wch U20 fin-BA04 Reti Opening
17. L Ogaard vs E M Green  ½-½291969Wch U20 fin-BE91 King's Indian
18. I Bjorneraas vs L Ogaard  0-1481970UnknownB03 Alekhine's Defense
19. L Ogaard vs Pang Kwok Leong  1-0401970Siegen Olympiad qual-5A70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
20. Quinteros vs L Ogaard  1-0331970Siegen Olympiad qual-5E09 Catalan, Closed
21. L Ogaard vs C Papapostolou  1-0541970Siegen Olympiad Final-CE46 Nimzo-Indian
22. M Corden vs L Ogaard  0-1381970Siegen Olympiad Final-CB02 Alekhine's Defense
23. L Ogaard vs R Wostyn  1-0241970Siegen Olympiad Final-CD26 Queen's Gambit Accepted
24. M Solmundarson vs L Ogaard  ½-½331970Siegen Olympiad Final-CA48 King's Indian
25. L Ogaard vs E Romani  1-0641970Siegen Olympiad Final-CD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
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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.
Mar-11-07  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.
Mar-11-07  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.
Jan-05-10  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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