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Stephen John Solomon
Number of games in database: 192
Years covered: 1983 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2375 (2372 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2470

Overall record: +89 -50 =53 (60.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (37) 
    B43 B63 B83 B27 B46
 Ruy Lopez (12) 
    C67 C69 C63 C65 C80
 French Defense (12) 
    C10 C12 C07 C17 C11
 French (7) 
    C12 C10 C11
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (7) 
    B63 B66 B67 B65
 Sicilian Taimanov (6) 
    B47 B49 B46
With the Black pieces:
 Petrov (12) 
    C42 C43
 Sicilian (11) 
    B90 B58 B52 B67 B88
 Queen's Gambit Declined (10) 
    D30 D37 D31 D35
 Queen's Pawn Game (8) 
    D02 D00 A41 A46
 Ruy Lopez (6) 
    C86 C95 C69 C96 C98
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (5) 
    C86 C95 C98 C96 C85
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   S J Solomon vs P Garbett, 1983 1-0
   S J Solomon vs R Hart, 2010 1-0
   S J Solomon vs S Lukey, 2008 1-0
   Zsofia Polgar vs S J Solomon, 1986 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Fencible Masters (1997)
   2nd Queenstown Chess Classic (2009)
   Queenstown Classic (2006)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   Chess Olympiad (2010)
   Olympiad (2008)
   Chess Olympiad (2012)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Fencible Masters Tt 1997 by Benzol

   S J Solomon vs A Demuth (Jan-04-17) 1/2-1/2
   A Smirnov vs S J Solomon (Dec-15-16) 1-0
   A Demuth vs S J Solomon (Dec-13-16) 1/2-1/2
   G Lane vs S J Solomon (Jul-17-16) 1/2-1/2
   S J Solomon vs S Wastney (Jul-16-16) 1-0

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(born Jul-24-1963, 54 years old) Australia

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FM (1986); IM (1990).

Stephen John Solomon was born in Melbourne. He won the Australian Junior in 1980 and was Australian Champion in 1984 (jointly) and in 2008. He has also played in eight Olympiads for Australia between 1984 and 2008, usually on board 3 (four times), or board 4 (three times), although he played top board in the 1998 Olympiad in Elista. He again represented Australia at the Chess Olympiad (2012) held in Istanbul, scoring 6/9 on board 4.

Other tournaments he has won include the 2003 Australian Masters, the 2004 Victorian Masters and Hardy’s Classic, the 2006, 2007, 2012 and 2014 Queensland championships, the 2009 Queensland Open and the Australasian Masters also held in 2009. He has also competed in the Oceania Zonals of 2005 (Auckland) and 2009 (Gold Coast). Solomon’s consistent results in Australian weekenders have won him the Australian Grand Prix in 1990, 1997, 1999, 2001 and 2008.

Solomon's peak rating was 2478 in July 2008 at the age of 45.

Wikipedia article: Stephen Solomon

Last updated: 2017-03-13 07:37:04

 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 192  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S J Solomon vs P Garbett 1-0281983Novag Commonwealth chB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
2. S J Solomon vs Keene  1-02719842nd Commonwealth ChB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
3. Umer Khan vs S J Solomon  1-02219842nd Commonwealth ChA56 Benoni Defense
4. A Rittiphunyawong vs S J Solomon  0-1481984Chess OlympiadC42 Petrov Defense
5. C Silva Sanchez vs S J Solomon  ½-½421984Chess OlympiadC42 Petrov Defense
6. Zsofia Polgar vs S J Solomon 0-1241986Adelaide opC33 King's Gambit Accepted
7. S J Solomon vs N H Hopewell  ½-½401988AustraliaC99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,
8. J Hickl vs S J Solomon 0-1651988Chess OlympiadA00 Uncommon Opening
9. S J Solomon vs A Davidovic  1-0291990Mercantile Mutual MastersB32 Sicilian
10. S J Solomon vs Azmaiparashvili  ½-½141990Sydney AustraliaB06 Robatsch
11. S J Solomon vs V Spasov 0-1461990Novi Sad ol (Men)B33 Sicilian
12. S J Solomon vs S Mirza  1-0451990Novi Sad ol (Men)B63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
13. S J Solomon vs A Greenfeld  0-1411990Novi Sad ol (Men)B63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
14. Speelman vs S J Solomon  1-0431990Chess OlympiadD62 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
15. I Rogers vs S J Solomon  ½-½441991SydneyA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
16. E Handoko vs S J Solomon 0-1351991Sydney Cepacol 06C34 King's Gambit Accepted
17. Ftacnik vs S J Solomon  1-0451991SydneyA13 English
18. S J Solomon vs Miles 0-1361991AUS-chB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
19. S J Solomon vs Adianto  0-1401991Sydney CepacolB19 Caro-Kann, Classical
20. S J Solomon vs Miles  1-0411991Sydney CepacolB07 Pirc
21. S J Solomon vs Miles  0-1661992MelbourneB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
22. S J Solomon vs I Rogers  0-1541992Melb AUS MastersC78 Ruy Lopez
23. Chandler vs S J Solomon  1-0461992Chess OlympiadC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
24. S J Solomon vs M D Campbell  1-0381995Ch QueenslandC26 Vienna
25. S Rutherford vs S J Solomon 1-0611996Melbourne (Australia)C27 Vienna Game
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-24-06  BIDMONFA: Stephen J Solomon

SOLOMON, Stephen J.

Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: It was interesting to witness him playing in the 2005 Auckland Zonal. I hadn't realised he is younger than I am. LOL.
Jul-24-06  Runemaster: I knew him when he was much younger (and so was I). Sigh...
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  Jonathan Sarfati: Congrats to Stephen for becoming Australian Champion for 2008!! He scored 8/11 equal with Herman Claudius van Riemsdijk and half a point behind Dejan Antic, but neither of them was eligible for the title. Solo was leading the tournament for most of the rounds with strong play, was undefeated, and missed a crushing win against Herman Claudius van Riemsdijk. See for results and crosstable.
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  GrahamClayton: When Solomon won the the 2007-08 Australian championship, it was his first Australian title at the age of 45, plus it was the 14th time that he has participated in the biennial championship, after making his début in the 1981-82 event.
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  Benzol: Congratulations to Stephen on finishing 1st= with Darryl Johansen in the third George Trundle NZ Masters Tt.


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  Benzol: Stephen did not play as well as he usually does in the 5th George Trundle NZ Masters but I'm picking he will play much better in the forthcoming Olympiad.
Jun-01-11  Eastfrisian: The FIDE-Cart on bidmonfas site has a wrong link.
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