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Aleksandar H Wohl
Number of games in database: 270
Years covered: 1979 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2335
Highest rating achieved in database: 2458

Overall record: +111 -91 =68 (53.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (27) 
    B40 B50 B30 B57 B31
 Reti System (17) 
    A04 A06
 Queen's Pawn Game (9) 
    A41 A46 A45 D02 A40
 English, 1 c4 c5 (9) 
    A30 A37 A31 A34 A35
 Caro-Kann (8) 
    B13 B10 B12 B18
 Ruy Lopez (8) 
    C78 C85 C70 C60 C99
With the Black pieces:
 Alekhine's Defense (24) 
    B04 B03 B02 B05
 Queen's Pawn Game (17) 
    A40 E00 A46 A45 E10
 English (11) 
    A10 A13 A14
 Reti System (10) 
    A04 A05
 French Defense (9) 
    C11 C02 C17 C03 C10
 Uncommon Opening (9) 
    A00 B00
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A H Wohl vs Gipslis, 1996 1-0
   A H Wohl vs A Corkett, 2001 1-0
   M Pavlovic vs A H Wohl, 2003 1/2-1/2
   N Delgado Ramirez vs A H Wohl, 2001 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   2nd Queenstown Chess Classic (2009)
   Dutch Open (2009)
   Arctic Chess Challenge (2009)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2011)
   Commonwealth Championship (2008)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)

   🏆 KL Chess Open
   R Majella vs A H Wohl (Apr-07-14) 1/2-1/2
   A Ismail vs A H Wohl (Apr-05-14) 0-1
   A H Wohl vs J Anisuzzaman (Apr-05-14) 1-0
   A H Wohl vs Yit Ho Fong (Apr-04-14) 0-1
   P Garbett vs A H Wohl (Sep-30-13) 0-1

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(born Jul-21-1963, 55 years old) Australia

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International Master since 1994. Aleks Wohl is a journeyman Australian master who is now based in Europe.


He won the Australian Championship in 1992. In 1989 he won the Australian Open Chess Championship and he tied for 1st with George Xie Wendi in the 2009 Australian Open.

World Championship tournaments

In 2000 he won the Oceania Zonal and qualified for the FIDE World Chess Championship 2000, but was knocked out in the first round by Alexander Galkin. He competed in the 2005 Oceania Zonal, scoring 6/9, a half point from the lead.


Wohl played for Australia in the Chess Olympiads of 1992, 1996, 2000, 2002, 2006 and 2012.


Wohl’s best performances include 1st in the 38th Doeberl Cup in 2000,and =1st with Ian Rogers in the 43rd Doeberl Cup Canberra 2005, 1st in the 2001 Santa Olaya International Open in Spain, =3rd in the 18th Virxe Peregrina Open in Spain in 2002, =2nd in the 22nd International Schachsturnier in Munich in 2002, =1st in 2003 and 1st in the 2005 NZ Championships, =1st in the 6th Vins du Medoc Open 2003 with Henrik Teske, 1st in the International Open in Munich 2003 and 2005, =3rd at the International Festival in Cannes 2004 behind co-winners Simen Agdestein and Mladen Palac, =1st (3rd on countback behind Evgenij Ermenkov and Jose M Dominguez) in the 2004 Los Inmortales V in the Dominican Republic, 1st in the Open des Vins 2005 in France, =3rd in the Arco Di Trento in Italy 2005 behind Agdestein and and Sergey Zagrebelny, 3rd in the Master Open Cutro 2006, =1st and winner of the 10th Vins du Medoc in 2007 , =1st on 8/9 with Eduard Fomichenko in the 11th Vins du Medoc International Open 2008, =1st at Citta' di Arco in Italy, 1st in the Schlosspark Open 2009 with 6.5/7, 1st at the 2010 International Open in Munich, and =3rd at Leiden 2010 behind Sergei Tiviakov and Predrag Nikolic. In November 2011, Wohl won the Ruth Coxhill Memorial with 9/9.

There is a photo of IM Wohl at: Wikipedia: Wikipedia article: Aleksandar Wohl

 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 270  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A H Wohl vs M J Freeman  ½-½311979BenedictineB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
2. A H Wohl vs Zsuzsa Polgar  0-1381986AdelaideB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
3. A H Wohl vs O Sarapu 0-1291989SydneyC99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,
4. A H Wohl vs R Gibbons  0-1241989Mercantile Mutual Masters TtB12 Caro-Kann Defense
5. A H Wohl vs Miles 1-0931990AdelaideB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
6. Miles vs A H Wohl 0-1501991AUS-chA25 English
7. Miles vs A H Wohl  1-0551992MelbourneA27 English, Three Knights System
8. J Gallagher vs A H Wohl 1-0621992Kuala Lumpur Open / Commonwealth-chC30 King's Gambit Declined
9. A H Wohl vs I Rogers  1-0281993AUSC78 Ruy Lopez
10. A H Wohl vs I Rogers  0-1491996Doeberl Cup Canberra AUSB12 Caro-Kann Defense
11. A H Wohl vs Gipslis 1-0321996BielA30 English, Symmetrical
12. Kasimdzhanov vs A H Wohl 1-0191997GroningenB27 Sicilian
13. Xu Jun vs A H Wohl  ½-½331998Ubeda opE12 Queen's Indian
14. S J Solomon vs A H Wohl  0-1381998Gold Coast opB01 Scandinavian
15. A H Wohl vs V Feldman  0-1361999Oceania Zonal TtB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
16. A H Wohl vs V Milov  0-1441999Australian OpenB40 Sicilian
17. A H Wohl vs I Rogers  ½-½611999Australian OpenA04 Reti Opening
18. A H Wohl vs Oral  0-1331999Saintly CupA04 Reti Opening
19. Joel Benjamin vs A H Wohl  1-0421999Saintly CupB03 Alekhine's Defense
20. A H Wohl vs I Rogers  ½-½281999Saintly CupA06 Reti Opening
21. A H Wohl vs Zhong Zhang  ½-½481999Saintly CupA81 Dutch
22. I Rout vs A H Wohl  0-140199937th Doeberl CupB02 Alekhine's Defense
23. A H Wohl vs P Viner  ½-½63199937th Doeberl CupA30 English, Symmetrical
24. A H Wohl vs D Lucky  ½-½29199937th Doeberl CupA04 Reti Opening
25. A H Wohl vs L Sandler  ½-½26199937th Doeberl CupA04 Reti Opening
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Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: In the New Zealand Championship 2004/2005 he's just taken 1st place but is not eligible to take the title as he's not a New Zealand resident. The title goes to 2nd place getter Anthony Ker. Tomas Civin was 3rd and Russell Dive was 4th.
Jan-03-08  Karpova: <IM Aleksandar Wohl: This player need no introduction. A veteran of four Olympiads, Alex, aged 44, is now based at France, where he stays with his wife and daughter. He plays professional chess in the French league and for Weilheim in the German league. His best performance was at the Turin Olympiad, where he clocked a rating performance of 2650 with a score of 7/8. He loves biking and collecting mushrooms! He simply loves India as he feels that it has the best food in the world – vegetarian food!>


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  Tabanus: He was biking all the way to Tromsø/Arctic Chess Challenge! Read his blog:

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  Richard Taylor: Wohl was at the George Trundle Masters in NZ this year and won. He gave a great speech when he won thanking the organizers and appreciating the tournament. IM Solomon gave a problem which seemed impossible to solve and Wohl suggested he might have been pulling everyone's leg but it was for sure (I eventually solved it later at home).

Seemed a good fellow (I suppose it helps to feel and be upbeat when you have just won!)

Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: Why did he change has name from Eric Schwaiger to Alex Wohl in 1984?
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