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Igor Stohl
I Stohl 
Number of games in database: 1,041
Years covered: 1981 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2496
Highest rating achieved in database: 2578

Overall record: +290 -131 =616 (57.7%)*
   * 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:
 King's Indian (82) 
    E67 E62 E63 E97 E60
 Queen's Gambit Declined (42) 
    D37 D30 D35 D31 D38
 English (39) 
    A13 A15 A10 A16 A17
 Queen's Pawn Game (37) 
    E00 A41 A40 D02 A46
 Slav (33) 
    D10 D15 D17 D11 D12
 English, 1 c4 c5 (27) 
    A30 A33 A31 A32 A37
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (161) 
    B84 B22 B90 B83 B80
 Grunfeld (103) 
    D85 D86 D76 D82 D98
 Sicilian Scheveningen (62) 
    B84 B83 B80 B82 B81
 Queen's Indian (36) 
    E12 E15 E14 E17
 Caro-Kann (28) 
    B12 B17 B10 B11 B18
 Sicilian Najdorf (26) 
    B90 B91 B97 B93
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   I Stohl vs Korchnoi, 1993 1-0
   I Stohl vs Seirawan, 1990 1/2-1/2
   S Siebrecht vs I Stohl, 2006 0-1
   I Stohl vs Pavasovic, 1999 1-0
   Hjartarson vs I Stohl, 1982 0-1
   Damljanovic vs I Stohl, 1999 0-1
   R Slobodjan vs I Stohl, 1993 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Manila Interzonal (1990)
   European Clubs Cup (Men) (2003)

   I Stohl vs Ribli (Feb-12-17) 1/2-1/2
   V Nevednichy vs I Stohl (Dec-11-16) 1/2-1/2
   T Polak vs I Stohl (Dec-04-16) 0-1
   I Stohl vs I Hera (Nov-27-16) 1/2-1/2
   J Stocek vs I Stohl (Jan-10-16) 1/2-1/2

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(born Sep-27-1964, 52 years old) Slovakia

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Grandmaster (1992) and FIDE Senior Trainer.

 page 1 of 42; games 1-25 of 1,041  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. A Frois vs I Stohl  0-152 1981 EU-ch jrB08 Pirc, Classical
2. H Kuijf vs I Stohl  0-132 1981 EU-ch jrB83 Sicilian
3. I Stohl vs J M Hodgson  1-031 1981 EU-ch jrA25 English
4. Hjartarson vs I Stohl  ½-½37 1981 EU-ch jrE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
5. I Stohl vs G Borg  1-033 1981 EU-ch jrD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. A Sokolov vs I Stohl  1-041 1981 Groningen 33/323B81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
7. J A C Blanco vs I Stohl  ½-½38 1981 EU-ch jrD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
8. I Stohl vs F A Cuijpers  ½-½18 1981 EU-ch jrD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
9. I Stohl vs C Hansen  0-132 1981 EU-ch jrD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
10. Hansen vs I Stohl  1-056 1982 GroningenB08 Pirc, Classical
11. I Stohl vs D King  ½-½24 1982 GroningenA36 English
12. P Staniszewski vs I Stohl  0-141 1982 Groningen NEDD85 Grunfeld
13. E Gudmundsson vs I Stohl  1-031 1982 GroningenA04 Reti Opening
14. I Stohl vs C D'Amore  1-052 1982 GroningenE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
15. I Stohl vs M Bosboom  1-042 1982 GroningenE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
16. I Stohl vs Plachetka  1-029 1982 Tatran CupD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. I Stohl vs J Graf  1-024 1982 GroningenA15 English
18. Joel Benjamin vs I Stohl  0-148 1982 World Junior ChB82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
19. Hjartarson vs I Stohl 0-122 1982 CopenhagenD85 Grunfeld
20. P Moulin vs I Stohl  0-144 1982 Groningen NEDB83 Sicilian
21. I Stohl vs R Bator  ½-½20 1983 GroningenA17 English
22. J Horvath vs I Stohl  1-037 1983 GroningenB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
23. I Stohl vs Salov  ½-½20 1983 Ch Europe (juniors)A17 English
24. L Schandorff vs I Stohl  0-141 1983 GroningenD85 Grunfeld
25. O Bruk vs I Stohl  ½-½61 1983 GroningenB22 Sicilian, Alapin
 page 1 of 42; games 1-25 of 1,041  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-15-05  lopium: Does anybody know more about this player? He was strong, and play for only 4 years...
Apr-21-05  soberknight: I know Igor Stohl, but I don't know what he Stohl.
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  PhilFeeley: <lopium: Does anybody know more about this player? He was strong, and play for only 4 years...>

An odd comment to make, considering the database gives his dates of games as 1981-2005, i.e. about 25 years worth of games - a good career. Plus he has games recorded for this year so he's not finished.

He has, however, taken the time to write a major work of analysis of Kasparov's best games. Read about it here:

Jan-25-06  EmperorAtahualpa: This is a player with one of the highest percentages of "short draws" (draws reached in less than 20 moves). According to a calculation, an astonishing 41% of his games were reached by short draws!

Kramnik only has 16%, so what are all the Kramnik-bashers thinking??

For more information, go to this page:

Sep-27-06  BIDMONFA: Igor Stohl


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  plang: Excellent writer; Instructive Modern Chess Masterpieces is a great book.

His two volume set on Kasparov is great as well.

Apr-14-07  bauernfresser: Has recently worked with David Navara.
Sep-11-08  myschkin: . . .

Bio (in German):

Porträt (in German):

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  wordfunph: <lopium: Does anybody know more about this player? He was strong, and play for only 4 years...>

2587 = peak
2510 = current

quite a modest GM and author of good books..

+ Instructive Modern Chess Masterpieces (2009)

+ Garry Kasparov's Greatest Chess Games Vol. 1 (2005)

+ Garry Kasparov's Greatest Chess Games Vol. 2 (2006)

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  GrahamClayton: Stohl also co-authored a book on the 1990 Manila Interzonal with Lubomir Ftacnik.
Sep-27-12  LoveThatJoker: Happy Birthday, GM Stohl!


Sep-27-13  Kikoman: <Player of the Day>

Happy 49th birthday GM Igor Stohl. :D

Sep-27-13  waustad: He is still active in team tournaments, playing in Czech, Slovak and sometimes Austrian and German leagues. Since he publishes with Gambit Books, some of his work is available via the Gambit Books app on the iPad, notably the Kasparov Best books.

Apart from the team tournaments, one he played in is the admirably named:

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  Penguincw: Happy Birthday Igor Stohl!
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  offramp: <EmperorAtahualpa: This is a player with one of the highest percentages of "short draws" (draws reached in less than 20 moves). According to a calculation, an astonishing 41% of his games were reached by short draws!...>

That is a strange fact. Another player worth looking at would be the late Peter Szekely.

Istvan Bilek was also not inclined to overexertion later in his career.

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  MissScarlett: Credit to he is making John Nunn look stylish:
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  eternaloptimist: Happy birthday to GM Stohl! <MissScarlett> Lol indeed he did do that!
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  MissScarlett: I wouldn't wish those trousers on my worst enemy.
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  whiteshark: Game Collection: Instructive Modern Chess Masterpieces ~ Stohl

<MS> What does that say about you? ;)

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  eternaloptimist: <MissScarlett> The sweatshirt looks tacky also. It's funny how much styles change over the years.
Sep-28-15  columbeau: @barkingscarlett : send us a picture of your underwear. all chess players will surely appreciate your epic style
Sep-28-15  siggemannen: Are those trousers or pyjamas?
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