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Axel Smith
A Smith 
Photo: Lars OA Hedlund 

Number of games in database: 266
Years covered: 2006 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2442 (2496 rapid, 2473 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2516
Overall record: +78 -71 =113 (51.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 4 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (24) 
    B48 B90 B67 B42 B32
 English (12) 
    A15 A13 A18 A14 A11
 Queen's Pawn Game (8) 
    E10 E00 A50 A46 A40
 Slav (8) 
    D10 D17 D15 D11 D12
 Sicilian Taimanov (7) 
    B48 B46
 King's Indian (7) 
    E94 E69 E75 E77 E63
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (25) 
    B30 B36 B23 B92 B31
 Slav (12) 
    D10 D11 D17 D15 D16
 Queen's Pawn Game (12) 
    D02 D00 E10 E00 A50
 Ruy Lopez (9) 
    C67 C65 C69 C77 C78
 Grunfeld (8) 
    D85 D80 D82 D70 D71
 French Defense (7) 
    C00 C18 C17 C11 C02
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   E Berg vs A Smith, 2012 1/2-1/2
   V Bernadskiy vs A Smith, 2010 1/2-1/2
   K Lie vs A Smith, 2008 0-1
   A Smith vs B Lindberg, 2012 1/2-1/2
   J Hector vs A Smith, 2012 1/2-1/2
   A Smith vs V Sipila, 2016 1/2-1/2
   A Smith vs M Fomani, 2015 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Sigeman & Co (2014)
   Swedish Championship (2017)
   Rilton Cup 2010/11 (2010)
   Rilton Cup 2014/15 (2014)
   World Cities Team Championship (2012)
   Hasselbacken Open (2016)
   Czech Open A (2009)
   Politiken Cup (2015)
   Rilton Cup (2007)
   Reykjavik Open (2013)
   Gibraltar Masters (2015)
   European Club Cup (2011)
   Istanbul Olympiad (2012)
   European Club Cup (2019)
   Baku Olympiad (2016)

   🏆 European Club Cup
   A Smith vs D Dardha (Sep-24-21) 0-1
   V Atlas vs A Smith (Sep-23-21) 1/2-1/2
   G Kjartansson vs A Smith (Sep-22-21) 1-0
   A Smith vs J Sarrau (Sep-21-21) 1/2-1/2
   H Sorensen vs A Smith (Sep-20-21) 1/2-1/2

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(born Jun-27-1986, 37 years old) Sweden

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IM in 2008, GM in 2016. Swedish junior champion 2006. 2nd in the Deltalift Open (Sweden) 13-15 May 2010. He is also a National Arbiter and FIDE Trainer.

Wikipedia article: Axel Smith (chess player)

Last updated: 2022-06-27 09:21:30

 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 266  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. N Miezis vs A Smith  1-0512006TSF/SKS Junior OpenA13 English
2. A Smith vs H Tikkanen  0-1422006Skovlunde U20 opB07 Pirc
3. A Smith vs F Beck  0-1572006Pardubice Open-AB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
4. J Havlik vs A Smith  ½-½552006Pardubice Open-AC17 French, Winawer, Advance
5. D Maghalashvili vs A Smith  ½-½802006World Junior ChampionshipA15 English
6. A Smith vs F Corrales Jimenez  0-1352006World Junior ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
7. B Esen vs A Smith  ½-½502006World Junior ChampionshipD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
8. G Alaverdyan vs A Smith 1-0762006World Junior ChampionshipC18 French, Winawer
9. A Smith vs R Akesson 1-0402006Rilton CupB42 Sicilian, Kan
10. L Karlsson vs A Smith  1-0422006Rilton CupA12 English with b3
11. A Smith vs J Netzer  1-0402006Rilton CupB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
12. D Berczes vs A Smith 1-0322006Rilton CupD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
13. A Smith vs T Engqvist  1-0482007Rilton CupB15 Caro-Kann
14. C Berczes vs A Smith  0-11022007Rilton CupB33 Sicilian
15. A Smith vs S Cicak  0-1412007Rilton CupB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
16. A Smith vs P Cramling  ½-½452007SWE-chB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
17. B Lindberg vs A Smith  1-0242007SWE-chB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
18. V Plat vs A Smith  ½-½442007Olomouc Ave Kontakt Cup IMCB30 Sicilian
19. O Spirin vs A Smith  ½-½532007Ceska Trebova RC Sport opD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. A Smith vs C Popa  1-0542008Schwarzach op 23rdD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
21. L Voloshin vs A Smith  0-1672008Marianske Lazne GM-A2D02 Queen's Pawn Game
22. A Smith vs S Ivanov  ½-½302008SWE-chT 0708B48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
23. K Lie vs A Smith 0-1402008Sigeman & CoD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
24. A Smith vs Stellwagen  0-1462008Sigeman & CoB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
25. E Agrest vs A Smith  1-0432008Sigeman & CoD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 266  PGN Download
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  waddayaplay: This is Axel Smith (SWE), . He won the Swedish junion championship in 2006, .
Apr-24-08  BIDMONFA: Axel Smith


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  Tabanus: IM Axel Smith, Sweden, born 27 June 1986. Now rated 2414,

IM in 2008. ICC: tumme


Placed 4th in Pardubice B 2003. Swedish junior champion 2006, 3rd in SWE Blitz Ch 2006. Chairman in Lund Chess Club 2004-07. Webmaster for and


IM Axel Smith (b. 1986) has made enormous progress after he decided to work seriously with chess in 2006. That year he won the Swedish junior championship and started out on a chess odyssey through Europe which earned him a number of tournament victories and more than 350 ELO points in two years. Last year he finished eighth in the strong Swedish championship and was invited to the prestigious GM tournament Sigeman Cup in Malmö where he had a hard time but managed to win a nice game against Norwegian GM Kjetil Lie. He has been the chairman of his club Lunds ASK and run its website as well as his own chess blog. Along with Esben Lund and Daniel Semcesen he plays for Lunds ASK and K41 in the Swedish and Danish leagues respectively.

He also plays for Kristiansund in the Norwegian league.

CCC 2009 (placed 7-13):

Scandinavian Open 2009 (18-19):

Winner of LASK Open A 2009:


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  Tabanus: He was 2nd yesterday in Deltalift Open (Sweden) (8 rounds) 13-15 May 2010:

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  Tabanus: Placed 3rd in Manhem's Chess Week (Sweden) 10-18 August 2010:

Oct-03-13  wordfunph: <Tabanus: IM Axel Smith (b. 1986) has made enormous progress after he decided to work seriously with chess in 2006.>

his book title says it all - Pump Up Your Rating by Axel Smith..

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  Penguincw: Well things have escalated pretty quickly for Axel Smith. In R5, he drew Wojtaszek (who's rated about 300 points higher) with black, which was important in "Montpellier"'s 4 1/2-3 1/2 mini-upset of "Mulhouse". Then in R6, Smith overlooks a mate in 1, and they lose 5 1/2-2 1/2 (not costly, but still sucks).

R Wojtaszek vs A Smith, 2015

S Maze vs A Smith, 2015

Oct-17-15  sonia91: Nordic Champion in 2013:
Dec-21-15  sfm: He has a very pleasant personality, BTW.
Aug-13-17  refutor: any thoughts on Axel's book "e3 poison" which encourages openings like 1.Nf3 d5 2.e3 in order to switch the struggle from preparation to the middlegame?

A Smith vs V Sveshnikov, 2016

Aug-13-17  paavoh: @refutor: <any thoughts on Axel's book "e3 poison" which encourages openings like 1.Nf3 d5 2.e3...>

None on the book, but isn't this "opening" prone to a quick transposition to QGD, Slav family etc?

IMHO, even the average club player is familiar with transposition so I gather 2.e3 is not going to throw a wrench in the works.

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