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Lara Stock
  
Number of games in database: 27
Years covered: 2004 to 2006
Last FIDE rating: 2346

Overall record: +9 -8 =10 (51.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (7) 
    B32 B71 B28 B92 B27
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (6) 
    B32 B84 B50 B22 B30
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   S A Sarsam vs L Stock, 2006 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   37th Chess Olympiad: Women (2006)
   8th Dubai Open (2006)

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LARA STOCK
(born May-26-1992, 26 years old) Croatia

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In 2002 Stock won the World U10 Championship (g) and in 2004 the European U12 Championship (g). She received her final WGM norm during the 9th International Festival of Trieste, 1-8 Sep 2007, with a performance 250 Elo points above her rating (she scantily missed a GM norm). She was awarded the title of WGM in November 2008. Her father is Michael Stock.

Wikipedia article: Lara Stock


 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 27  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. L Stock vs N Paikidze  0-1542004EU-ch U12 GirlsB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
2. D Bocharov vs L Stock  ½-½512005Biel GMD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
3. L Stock vs Dvoirys  0-1642005Biel GMB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
4. N Curien vs L Stock  ½-½112005MTO OpenC01 French, Exchange
5. L Stock vs J Zollbrecht  0-1432005MTO OpenA85 Dutch, with c4 & Nc3
6. A Mohd Omar vs L Stock 0-1612005MTO OpenB32 Sicilian
7. L Stock vs P Peschlow  ½-½222005MTO OpenD07 Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense
8. D Ciric vs L Stock  ½-½102005MTO OpenB50 Sicilian
9. L Stock vs G Kacheishvili  0-13620068th Dubai OpenB71 Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation
10. L Stock vs Negi  0-13820068th Dubai OpenE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
11. L Stock vs S Prathamesh  1-05020068th Dubai OpenB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
12. S A Sarsam vs L Stock 0-14820068th Dubai OpenD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
13. L Stock vs S Kayumov  ½-½2720068th Dubai OpenC45 Scotch Game
14. F Bistric vs L Stock  1-03120068th Dubai OpenB30 Sicilian
15. L Stock vs I Bajarani  1-03820068th Dubai OpenB27 Sicilian
16. M Ishizuka vs L Stock  0-148200637th Chess Olympiad: WomenB33 Sicilian
17. N Aginian vs L Stock  ½-½74200637th Chess Olympiad: WomenC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
18. L Stock vs D Harika  ½-½48200637th Chess Olympiad: WomenB32 Sicilian
19. E Lindiawati vs L Stock  ½-½52200637th Chess Olympiad: WomenB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
20. L Stock vs A Kizova 1-019200637th Chess Olympiad: WomenA22 English
21. B Hallaeva vs L Stock  0-130200637th Chess Olympiad: WomenB22 Sicilian, Alapin
22. L Stock vs S Milliet  0-138200637th Chess Olympiad: WomenD04 Queen's Pawn Game
23. S De Blecourt vs L Stock 0-133200637th Chess Olympiad: WomenD08 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit
24. Pokorna vs L Stock  0-169200637th Chess Olympiad: WomenB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
25. C Foisor vs L Stock  1-058200637th Chess Olympiad: WomenA11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
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Oct-28-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: She's cute! Like Paris Hilton with a brain.
Mar-03-11  nummerzwei: http://hamiltonchess.wordpress.com/...

Strange...

Mar-04-11  kereru: silly girl, I blame the parents.
Mar-06-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  alexmagnus: Sandbagging to get 30$? That's not simply strange, that's almost absurd... Who said absurd things cannot be true? They obviously can... XD
Mar-06-11  micartouse: I think it's rude if there was any money or ratings involved. It sounds like it was not a big deal, but just kind of crass. I love a chance to play a master, but it is very irritating to play a sandbagging master. If I were one of her opponents from round 1 or 2, I would be annoyed when I saw my position collapsing in the first 10 moves or so, and no rating on the wall. Not charming!
Mar-06-11  gazzawhite: That's not a very nice thing to do...
Mar-06-11  bartonlaos: Naughty girl. She deserves a spanking.
Mar-06-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <micartouse> I haven't played a game of chess in ten years. Want to have a go at it?

<barton> I volunteer!

Mar-06-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: http://www.chesschat.org/showthread...
Mar-06-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: http://hamiltonchess.net/2011/03/02...
Mar-06-11  nummerzwei: I would like to draw attention to the following ChessBase piece, which I think is meant to be sarcastic, but apart form that the intended meaning is hard to fathom.

http://www.chessbase.de/nachrichten...

Mar-06-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  tpstar: What a bizarre ruse!

I would speculate that they were preparing some reality TV show concept, or maybe a book deal or high profile article. I agree that they should have declined taking any prize money after entering events under false pretenses.

The strangest part of all is how they could make serious money playing a straight-up simul at each of those clubs. Who wouldn't want to play her? :-)

Mar-06-11  Akavall: I am sure they weren't doing it for the money. I have no idea what their motif was, but it has to be something else. Maybe it was their idea of fun?

Very odd of course.

Mar-06-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: Maybe they can spend some of that prize money on shorts that are longer than 2 inches.
Mar-06-11  jmi: <Akavall: I am sure they weren't doing it for the money. I have no idea what their motif was, but it has to be something else. Maybe it was their idea of fun?>

I don't see how falsifying names, feigning their true strength, beating weaker opponents and deliberately spoiling their opponents' rightful shares of the prizes (no matter how miniscule) can be fun.

In fact, it's a downright mean thing to do in my book.

Mar-06-11  theagenbiteofinwit: Stock and her Pa goldsby'd the u1700 section in New Zealand to get $55.
Mar-06-11  micartouse: <perfidious> No thanks, really appreciate it though! (trying to reduce amount I play in recent years)

One of those blogs says the club paid them a lot of money to do this on purpose which I wouldn't blame them for agreeing to, although it's not clear to me if any sarcasm is used in the entry. Hard to tell I guess.

All I know is if I ever play an obvious sandbagger (I've seen them in action before), I will just play crap like 1. f3, 2. g4, 3. Na3. I don't have any desire to play a real game in that context.

Mar-06-11  Akavall: <jmi> I agree. That's why I worded it like that "Maybe it was their idea of fun?" in sense that it is not what we normally think of what fun is. I just don't see why anybody would go through all of this for just $30.

<micartouse><One of those blogs says the club paid them a lot of money to do this on purpose which I wouldn't blame them for agreeing to, although it's not clear to me if any sarcasm is used in the entry. Hard to tell I guess.>

Even if there is no sarcasm, it makes sense from the point of view of the Stocks, but what does the club get out of this? Wouldn't it be better for the club if people knew they are playing a WGM and a 2200+ rated player?

Mar-06-11
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  HeMateMe: I think the answer lies in their being from another country. They thought it would be 'cute' if they disguised their playing strengths and the minimal celebrity status of the young lady (being a strong female player), and just see if anyone actually found out who they were.

No big woof, just weekend chess. On Monday, everyone goes back to State Farm, Sears and Starbucks.

Mar-06-11  gazzawhite: <jmi> From what I read, she apparently also lied about her age in order to compete in the U18 section.
Mar-07-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: I have to blame the original poster for the weak effort at sarcasm in reporting the story. At first, it was hard to know if it really was something the club paid and planned for. And I didn't catch the point of her being over 18 the first time through. The guy had a big story. No need to get cute in the telling.
Mar-07-11  theagenbiteofinwit: It was a triple-cheat on Lara's part.

1.She was sandbagging.

2.She was untruthful about her age

3. She was playing against a bunch of teenage boys wearing short short short shorts.

Personally, I think 3. is the most unfair.

When I see 95% of WGM's myself, the last thing I can think of is chess.

May-09-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <HeMateMe: She's cute! Like Paris Hilton with a brain.>

Lara Stock >>> Paris Hilton

<theagenbiteofinwit: It was a triple-cheat on Lara's part.

1.She was sandbagging.>

If they sanctioned her for this..........

<2.She was untruthful about her age>

A woman who tells the truth regarding her age? That would be about the first time that ever happened.

<3. She was playing against a bunch of teenage boys wearing short short short shorts.

Personally, I think 3. is the most unfair.>

Unfair is an understatement-this is criminal and deserves punishment.

Volunteers?

<When I see 95% of WGM's myself, the last thing I can think of is chess.>

Who's your favourite?

May-09-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: <(she scantily missed a GM norm). >

I can't decide if I'm surprised or not.

May-09-11  Everyone: <HeMateMe: On Monday, everyone goes back to State Farm, Sears and Starbucks.> You must be psychic!
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