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Daniel Stellwagen
Number of games in database: 534
Years covered: 1999 to 2013
Last FIDE rating: 2605
Highest rating achieved in database: 2639
Overall record: +175 -116 =243 (55.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (96) 
    B30 B92 B31 B96 B40
 Ruy Lopez (83) 
    C67 C78 C92 C80 C97
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (43) 
    C92 C97 C89 C88 C84
 French Defense (28) 
    C18 C10 C11 C12 C07
 Sicilian Najdorf (19) 
    B92 B96 B93 B90 B97
 French (16) 
    C10 C11 C12
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (68) 
    B47 B43 B40 B42 B48
 French Defense (67) 
    C11 C02 C12 C07 C06
 King's Indian (55) 
    E97 E60 E81 E92 E73
 French (32) 
    C11 C12 C00
 Sicilian Taimanov (25) 
    B47 B48 B45 B49
 Semi-Slav (21) 
    D47 D45 D44 D43
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   E L'Ami vs Stellwagen, 2007 1/2-1/2
   Stellwagen vs I Rees, 2009 1-0
   Stellwagen vs M Bosboom, 2004 1-0
   Stellwagen vs Li Chao, 2006 1-0
   Holzke vs Stellwagen, 2005 0-1
   Stellwagen vs I Smirnov, 2002 1-0
   Stellwagen vs G van Lingen, 2000 1-0
   Van Wely vs Stellwagen, 2009 0-1
   Stellwagen vs S Alavi, 1999 1-0
   Stellwagen vs Naiditsch, 2003 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Dutch Championships (2008)
   Dutch Championship (2007)
   Sigeman & Co Tournament (2008)
   Dutch Championships (2005)
   Dutch Championships (2003)
   Sigeman & Co (2006)
   Wijk aan Zee (2003)
   Dutch Championship (2006)
   World Junior Championship (Boys) (2005)
   World Junior Championship (2007)
   World Junior Championship (2006)
   Hogeschool Zeeland Tournament (2007)
   Amsterdam Chess Tournament (2005)
   Olympiad (2008)
   Chess Olympiad (2010)

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DANIEL STELLWAGEN
(born Mar-01-1987, 27 years old) Netherlands
PRONUNCIATION:
[what is this?]
DaniŽl Stellwagen was born in Soest in the Netherlands and became a Grandmaster in 2004 at the age of 18, the youngest Dutch GM until that time.

In 1999 he won the Dutch U12 Championship and then won silver at both at the World U12 Youth Championship and the European U12 Youth Championship. In 2003 he won the endgame study solving contest at the De Feijter Festival in Deventer with an unprecedented 100%. In 2005 and 2007, he took second place in the Dutch Championship and was leading the 2008 Dutch Championship by a half point with one round to play, but lost to Jan Smeets in the final round, enabling Smeets to win the crown. Since then, Stellwagen has been enrolled at the University of Utrecht, where he is studying for his PhD in inorganic chemistry and catalysis. He commented after his decision to "leave chess" that: "In chemistry, you also have the competitive element, because you have to publish your work, you have to come up with better ideas than other people, but you don't have to face and fight against somebody. This is what makes chess a difficult game."

Despite taking a step back from full time professional chess, Stellwagen has been active in the Bundesliga for the club SG Solingen, which finished third in 2012, missing out on the title by just 4 points.

Wikipedia article: Dani%C3%ABl Stellwagen


 page 1 of 22; games 1-25 of 534  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Wang Yue vs Stellwagen  ½-½56 1999 Wch U12E66 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno
2. Stellwagen vs S Alavi 1-028 1999 Wch U12C42 Petrov Defense
3. Navara vs Stellwagen  ½-½47 1999 Groningen Young MastersC06 French, Tarrasch
4. E Ovod vs Stellwagen  1-021 1999 Groningen Young MastersA67 Benoni, Taimanov Variation
5. S Strating vs Stellwagen  0-167 2000 CorusE76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
6. Stellwagen vs L Van de Vegt  ½-½62 2000 Soest openB42 Sicilian, Kan
7. Stellwagen vs M De Mie  1-057 2000 CorusB82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
8. Stellwagen vs Z Krnic  ½-½56 2000 CorusB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
9. P Burlage vs Stellwagen  ½-½51 2000 CorusC14 French, Classical
10. Kosteniuk vs Stellwagen 1-031 2000 CorusC00 French Defense
11. K van der Weide vs Stellwagen  1-0103 2000 CorusC11 French
12. Nakamura vs Stellwagen 1-042 2000 Wch U14C11 French
13. C Werner vs Stellwagen  1-085 2000 CorusA45 Queen's Pawn Game
14. Stellwagen vs G van Lingen 1-019 2000 Soest opC42 Petrov Defense
15. Stellwagen vs D D van Geet 0-135 2000 CorusB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
16. Stellwagen vs P Visser  1-024 2000 Soest opB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
17. Stellwagen vs D Stojanovski  ½-½20 2000 CorusB27 Sicilian
18. Stellwagen vs R Lahaye  1-023 2001 Dutch OpenB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
19. Stellwagen vs H Ree  1-049 2001 Lost Boys OpenB06 Robatsch
20. Stellwagen vs Mulyar  ½-½34 2001 Essent OpenC78 Ruy Lopez
21. A Berelowitsch vs Stellwagen  1-061 2001 Dutch OpenC07 French, Tarrasch
22. B Pel vs Stellwagen  0-146 2001 Lost Boys OpenA00 Uncommon Opening
23. Stellwagen vs R Hendriks  1-040 2001 Essent OpenC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
24. Stellwagen vs M E Van Wissen  1-056 2001 Tch-NEDB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
25. H van der Poel vs Stellwagen  ½-½62 2001 Dutch OpenC12 French, McCutcheon
 page 1 of 22; games 1-25 of 534  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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May-04-06  AdrianP: Anyone watching this - I think Stellwagen's got some winning chances... v. interesting ending.
May-04-06  percyblakeney: It's beginning to look like a draw now.
May-04-06  AdrianP: <pb> Do you think? White may have to give up his rook for the d-pawn but get passed a and c-pawns supported by his king, question is can the rook stop them by itself?
May-04-06  AdrianP: Of course, my judgment may be influenced by the fact that I've got a modest bet on a Stellwagen win...!
May-04-06  percyblakeney: Hmm, tricky endgame indeed, maybe the rook can fix the draw with checks from behind...
May-04-06  percyblakeney: Maybe 48. ... d3 49. a6 Rf6+ and if Kb7 follows d2 and Rf7?!
May-04-06  AdrianP: <pb> Yep, maybe, but it's not so clear - the king can hide in front of the the c-pawn and advance slowly. So say there's a position with White pawns on a7 and c7 and king on b7, maybe White meet a check on the b-file with a8=N...?
May-04-06  AdrianP: Timman's gone into the think-tank...
May-04-06  percyblakeney: Good game by Stellwagen, but now Timman must have secured the draw at last...
Jul-01-06  WTHarvey: Here are some puzzles from Daniel's games: http://www.wtharvey.com/stel.html
Aug-20-06  plimko: From "Rising Stars vs. Experience".

[Event "NH Chess Tournament"]
[Site "Amsterdam"]
[Date "2006.08.19"]
[Round "1"]
[White "GM Stellwagen, Daniel(NED)"]
[Black "GM Jussupow, Artur(GER)"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C18"]
[WhiteElo "2575"]
[BlackElo "2617"]
[PlyCount "74"]
[EventDate "2006.??.??"]

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 Ne7 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 c5 7. Qg4 O-O 8. Bd3 Nbc6 9. Qh5 Ng6 10. Nf3 Qc7 11. Be3 Nce7 12. h4 Bd7 13. dxc5 b6 14. Qg5 bxc5 15. h5 h6 16. Qg3 c4 17. Bxg6 fxg6 18. Nd4 g5 19. f4 gxf4 20. Bxf4 Nf5 21. Nxf5 Rxf5 22. Kd2 Raf8 23. Bxh6 Rf2+ 24. Ke1 Bc6 25. Be3 Rxc2 26. Bd4 Qf7 27. h6 g6 28. Bc5 d4 29. Bxf8 d3 30. h7+ Kh8 31. Bg7+ Qxg7 32. Kf1 Bxg2+ 33. Qxg2 Qf8+ 34. Kg1 Qc5+ 35. Kh2 Qxe5+ 36. Kg1 Qe3+ 37. Kh2 Kxh7 0-1

But why not 38 Rae1!

Feb-10-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Yesterday he won a game vs. Svidler:

[Event "BL 0708 Solinger SG - OSC Baden Baden"]
[Date "2008.02.09"]
[Round "8.1"]
[White "Svidler, Peter"]
[Black "Stellwagen, Daniel"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "B85"]
[WhiteElo "2732"]
[BlackElo "2639"]
[PlyCount "60"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 Qc7 6. Be2 a6 7. O-O Nf6 8. Kh1 Be7 9. f4 d6 10. Nxc6 bxc6 11. Qd3 O-O 12. b3 d5 13. Bb2 Bb7 14. Rae1 c5 15. e5 Nd7 16. Bg4 g6 17. Qh3 Rad8 18. Ne2 Rfe8 19. Ng3 Bf8 20. f5 exf5 21. Rxf5 gxf5 22. Bxf5 Nf6 23. Rf1 Rxe5 24. Nh5 Bg7 25. Nxg7 d4 26. Qg3 Kh8 27. Bc1 Rg8 28. Bh6 Nh5 29. Qh3 Qc6 30. Bf4 Rxf5 0-1

Mar-18-08  hamham: Funny being member of the same chess club as this grandmaster.
Dec-04-08  Alphastar: he plays in group A of corus 2009.
Jan-23-09  Billy Vaughan: Is it just me or does Stellwagen look a lot like Short?
Jan-23-09  slomarko: it is just you
Jan-24-09  kramputz: Biography of Daniel Stellwagen

Name: Daniel Stellwagen
Date of birth: 01-03-1987
Country: the Netherlands
World ranking: 211
Rating: 2573

Biography:
It seems that his full schedule at the university does not slow down the sympathetic grandmaster from Soest! In 2005, playing only a handful of tournaments and in a few Europeans leagues, Daniel managed to add a hefty 50 rating points to his climbing ELO. Hollandís youngest GM (and previously to that youngest IM, at 15) is a hard worker, uncompromisingly aggressive player who also has a penchant to the artistic side of chess composition.

Stellwagen has been playing since his mother introduced him to chess at age 7. His talent for the game quickly showed, and well before he was in pursuit of the highest titles he was recognized as someone to watch for Ė a prediction he has more than fulfilled. Last year here in Corus, he scored 50% - not a bad result considering the field maybe, but it might have been significantly higher if not for a bad flu and high fever he combatted in the second half of the event.

Earlier this year Daniel played two interesting matches against two of the most experienced Dutch GMís: Timman and van Wely. He split the match with Timman 1-1, and in the other - an Ďadvanced chessí match - he impressively won 3-1. Daniel recently finished in a very respectable 7th place at the 2005 world junior championships. Perhaps after that event and Corus í06, he will be touching a cool, round 2600 ELO?

Jan-30-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  KingG: I don't think Stellwagen's done himself any favours in this tournament with his ultra-cautious play. I'd be surprised if he ever played in the A group again.
Apr-14-09  returnoftheking: He usually is far more agressive. And he is still considered Hollands top talent so if he chooses to become a prof and achieves no 1 spot he will be invited again for sure.
Sep-01-09  Troller: So he was invited again to Rising Stars vs Experience, and after a poor start he cam back to finish -1 overall. Not too bad. Does anyone know if he has plans of becoming a pro?
Sep-28-09  despantes: Stellwagen has stagnated somewhat for the past two years.
Nov-10-09  patzer2: The source of the biographical information, given above by <>Kramputz> is http://www.coruschess.com/participa...
May-30-11  Raspje: Daniel Stellwagen is very busy studying chemistry at the moment. Still an exceptional grandmaster.
Mar-01-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: "I consider myself an amateur as regards to opening preparation. Everything is very concrete nowadays. The computer often gives unnatural moves which are correct, but sometimes hard to remember. You know a line is correct, but then your forget something and lose terribly."

- GM Daniel Stellwagen (in 2010)

happy birthday GM Stellwagen!

Mar-01-12  Penguincw: Happy Birthday Stellwagen!
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