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Stephan A Popel
Number of games in database: 39
Years covered: 1951 to 1975

Overall record: +19 -12 =8 (59.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Reti System (10) 
    A04 A06
 King's Indian Attack (4) 
With the Black pieces:
 Scandinavian (5) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Fischer vs S Popel, 1956 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Hastings 1951/52 (1951)
   57th US Open (1956)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Hastings 1951/52 by suenteus po 147

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(born Aug-15-1909, died Dec-27-1987, 78 years old) Poland (federation/nationality United States of America)

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Stepan Popel, a nephew of Ignatz von Popiel, won the championship of Paris in 1951, 1953, and 1954. After coming to the United States in 1956, he won the North Central Open in 1957, the Michigan State Championship in 1957, 1958, and 1959, and was champion of North Dakota eleven times between 1965 to 1980.

Wikipedia article: Stepan Popel

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 39  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Popel vs G Abrahams  ½-½341951Hastings 1951/52A06 Reti Opening
2. L Barden vs S Popel 0-1651951Hastings 1951/52E95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
3. S Popel vs Yanofsky  ½-½621951Hastings 1951/52A07 King's Indian Attack
4. D Hooper vs S Popel 1-0291951Hastings 1951/52A52 Budapest Gambit
5. S Popel vs Gligoric 0-1511952Hastings 1951/52A07 King's Indian Attack
6. L Schmid vs S Popel  ½-½441952Hastings 1951/52B01 Scandinavian
7. S Popel vs J H Donner 0-1751952Hastings 1951/52A07 King's Indian Attack
8. Golombek vs S Popel  0-1431952Hastings 1951/52A15 English
9. S Popel vs A R B Thomas  1-0511952Hastings 1951/52A07 King's Indian Attack
10. S Popel vs P Ravn  ½-½401953ParisA06 Reti Opening
11. S Popel vs P Ravn  1-0431955ParisA03 Bird's Opening
12. R F McGregor vs S Popel  0-128195657th US OpenA27 English, Three Knights System
13. J F Shaw vs S Popel  1-023195657th US OpenA52 Budapest Gambit
14. S Popel vs Kamalakar Raut  1-034195657th US OpenE69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
15. Mednis vs S Popel  ½-½40195657th US OpenB01 Scandinavian
16. S Popel vs Popovych  0-142195657th US OpenA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
17. B Garfinkel vs S Popel 0-130195657th US OpenE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
18. S Popel vs Carl R Freeman  1-036195657th US OpenD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
19. S Popel vs D Fischheimer  1-053195657th US OpenA04 Reti Opening
20. S Popel vs Saidy  ½-½60195657th US OpenA04 Reti Opening
21. Fischer vs S Popel ½-½38195657th US OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
22. S Popel vs B E Owens  1-044195657th US OpenA04 Reti Opening
23. S Popel vs G Mauer  1-031195859th US OpenA04 Reti Opening
24. S Popel vs H Gross  1-048195859th US OpenA06 Reti Opening
25. Bisguier vs S Popel  1-044195859th US OpenE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-25-04  Resignation Trap: Popel was a feared and respected player in the US during the 1950's. He spent the later part of his life in North Dakota. He was a nephew of an earlier master, Ignatz von Popiel.

Ignatz Von Popiel

Mar-24-04  Resignation Trap: Here is a recent article about Popel (in Polish):

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  vonKrolock: Nice link, <Res> - sorry for the belated acknoledgment - <Test Your Polish> in that excellent article with a lot of lesser known games
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  GrahamClayton: Another biography:

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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Stephan Popel.
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