Number of games in database: 1,171
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Years covered: 1968 to 2020
Last FIDE rating: 2291 (2272 rapid, 2248 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2480
Overall record: +131 -144 =178 (48.6%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.
718 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.
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 D Prodanov, 1978 1-0
A Ornstein vs E Torre, 1974 1/2-1/2
NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
Eksjo-A 8th (1980)
Swedish Championship (1986)
Aaronson Masters (1978)
Swedish Championship (1980)
Gosa 7th (1981)
Budapest Tungsram (1977)
Rubinstein Memorial (1975)
EUR-chT (Men) 7th (1980)
Rilton Cup 2002/03 (2002)
Rilton Cup 1997/98 (1997)
Buenos Aires Olympiad (1978)
Hasselbacken Open (2016)
Rilton Cup 2018/19 (2018)
🏆 TCh-SWE Elitserien
A Ornstein vs V Larsson (Oct-20-20) 1/2-1/2
Kezli 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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Last updated: 2020-10-19 13:34:30
(born Apr-24-1952, 70 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
| page 1 of 47; games 1-25 of 1,151
|1. R G Eales vs A Ornstein
|| ||½-½||21||1968||EU-ch U20||E63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation|
|2. David L Henry vs A Ornstein
|| ||0-1||41||1968||EU-ch U20||E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto|
|3. A Ornstein vs Westerinen
|| ||0-1||35||1971||Stockholm op||C73 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense|
|4. A Ornstein vs H Ek
|| ||1-0||41||1972||SWE-ch||C07 French, Tarrasch|
|5. D Uddenfeldt vs A Ornstein
|| ||½-½||61||1972||SWE-ch||E80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation|
|6. R Weemaes vs A Ornstein
|| ||0-1||46||1972||EU-ch U20 fin-C||C94 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer Defense|
|7. A Ornstein vs W Keller
|| ||1-0||62||1972||EU-ch U20 fin-C||A14 English|
|8. A Ornstein vs L Liljedahl
|| ||½-½||42||1972||SWE-ch||B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern|
|9. A Fridh vs A Ornstein
|| ||0-1||37||1972||SWE-ch||D74 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O|
|10. D Hansson vs A Ornstein
|| ||0-1||40||1972||SWE-ch||C72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O|
|11. A Ornstein vs B Jansson
|| ||1-0||73||1972||SWE-ch||A04 Reti Opening|
|12. A Ornstein vs G Sigurjonsson
|| ||0-1||67||1972||WchT U26 19th fin-B||B06 Robatsch|
|13. S Cvetkovic vs A Ornstein
|| ||1-0||47||1972||WchT U26 19th fin-B||E42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)|
|14. R Lekander vs A Ornstein
|| ||1-0||41||1972||SWE-ch||D86 Grunfeld, Exchange|
|15. A Ornstein vs A Lombard
|| ||0-1||20||1972||WchT U26 19th fin-B||B80 Sicilian, Scheveningen|
|16. M Wahlbom vs A Ornstein
|| ||½-½||60||1972||SWE-ch||A39 English, Symmetrical, Main line with d4|
|17. J Eslon vs A Ornstein
|| ||0-1||38||1972||SWE-ch||B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3|
|18. A Ornstein vs G Sperber
|| ||1-0||26||1972||SWE-ch||B57 Sicilian|
|19. A Ornstein vs G Brostrom
|| ||1-0||54||1972||SWE-ch||B52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack|
|20. E Raaste vs A Ornstein
|| ||0-1||29||1972||WchT U26 19th fin-B||A01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack|
|21. A Ornstein vs O Kinnmark
|| ||1-0||48||1972||SWE-ch||A17 English|
|22. S Heim vs A Ornstein
|| ||0-1||27||1972||WchT U26 19th fin-B||C45 Scotch Game|
|23. A J van Dop vs A Ornstein
|| ||½-½||79||1972||WchT U26 19th fin-B||B42 Sicilian, Kan|
|24. A Olsson vs A Ornstein
|| ||½-½||73||1972||SWE-ch||C45 Scotch Game|
|25. H Akvist vs A Ornstein
|| ||½-½||41||1972||SWE-ch||C91 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
| page 1 of 47; games 1-25 of 1,151
|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|
ORNSTEIN, Axel O.
|Jul-31-06|| ||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:
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
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
I don't know if it is a good move.But it looks interesting.But after all it is a 5-5 minutes blitz
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
And I get a beautiful mate on the white king.
|Apr-24-09|| ||whiteshark: Player of the Day
Only Bio I could find: http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axel_O... :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: http://www.jora.info/essayer/svensk...|
|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.|
'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.
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