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Mark Moiseevich Stolberg
Number of games in database: 40
Years covered: 1937 to 1940

Overall record: +18 -13 =9 (56.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Nimzo Indian (5) 
    E26 E48 E20 E51 E24
With the Black pieces:
 Orthodox Defense (4) 
    D50 D59 D61
 French Defense (4) 
    C12 C07 C11 C09
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   M Stolberg vs Chekhover, 1940 1-0
   E Gerstenfeld vs M Stolberg, 1940 1/2-1/2
   M Stolberg vs Nogovitsyn, 1938 1-0
   V Makogonov vs M Stolberg, 1940 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   USSR Championship (1940)

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(born 1922, died 1942, 20 years old) Russia

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Stolberg was awarded the Soviet Master of Sport title in 1939. In 1940, he took 13th-16th place in the 12th USSR Championship, and was the youngest participant. Stolberg was killed in a battle against the Germans during World War II (went missing May 16, 1942).

Wikipedia article: Mark Stolberg

Last updated: 2017-03-30 10:17:04

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 40  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Stolberg vs A Konstantinov  1-0321937ch SK SpartakA57 Benko Gambit
2. M Stolberg vs Nogovitsyn  1-0341938SpartakiadeE20 Nimzo-Indian
3. M Stolberg vs F Fogelevich 1-0291939USSR-jrC16 French, Winawer
4. M Stolberg vs N Golovko 1-0221939USSRC21 Center Game
5. N Golovko vs M Stolberg  1-0311939Rostov on DonD61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
6. M Stolberg vs Chekhover  1-0451940URS-sfB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
7. A Khavin vs M Stolberg 0-1391940URS-sfC07 French, Tarrasch
8. M Stolberg vs G Goldberg  1-0621940URS-sfA25 English
9. Kasparian vs M Stolberg  1-0391940URS-sfA07 King's Indian Attack
10. M Stolberg vs D Fridman Sr  0-1381940URS-sfA18 English, Mikenas-Carls
11. L Kaiev vs M Stolberg  ½-½361940URS-sfC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
12. M Stolberg vs P Dubinin  1-0481940URS-sfC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
13. M Stolberg vs S Zhukhovitsky  1-0551940URS-sfD41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
14. D Grechkin vs M Stolberg  0-1411940URS-sfA14 English
15. Konstantinopolsky vs M Stolberg  ½-½301940URS-sfA15 English
16. M Stolberg vs Bondarevsky  1-0551940URS-sfA57 Benko Gambit
17. M Stolberg vs I Rudakovsky  0-1411940URS-sfB40 Sicilian
18. E Gerstenfeld vs M Stolberg ½-½681940URS-sfC12 French, McCutcheon
19. I Pogrebissky vs M Stolberg  0-1501940URS-sfE01 Catalan, Closed
20. M Stolberg vs Rauzer  0-1571940URS-sfD21 Queen's Gambit Accepted
21. Alatortsev vs M Stolberg  0-1681940URS-sfD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. M Stolberg vs Keres 0-1311940USSR ChampionshipA28 English
23. Kotov vs M Stolberg  0-1351940USSR ChampionshipD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
24. M Stolberg vs Konstantinopolsky  1-0591940USSR ChampionshipC77 Ruy Lopez
25. V Mikenas vs M Stolberg 0-1551940USSR ChampionshipC09 French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-06-06  OJC: "Maybe he was the most talented boy of my generation. Bronstein said that we had our own Tal. He was killed in 1943." -Averbakh
Dec-06-06  Karpova: <The USSR also had the similar experience of a promising young player dying in WW2 as well. The player concerned was Mark Stolberg (1922-1943). Stolberg was from Rostov, and obtained the master title in 1939. Stolberg competed in the 12th USSR Championship at Moscow in 1940, finishing 13th=16th with a score of 8/19. Stolberg was competing in one of the four semi-final groups of the 13th USSR championship in 1941 when the tournaments were cancelled due to the German invasion of the USSR on the 22nd of June. Stolberg joined his combat unit, and died on the Eastern Front near Novorossiysk in 1943. David Bronstein was quoted as saying of Stolberg: "Our generation has its own Tal.">


Dec-06-06  Karpova: And a new game (see the page for annotations)(

Stolberg - Nogovitsin
USSR 1938

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.f3 d5 5.Qa4+ Nc6 6.a3 Bxc3+ 7.bxc3 Bd7 8.cxd5 exd5 9.Qc2 0-0 10.e3 Qe7 11.Bd3 Nd8 12.Ne2 c5 13.0-0 c4 14.Bf5 Bc6 15.Qb1 b5 16.Ng3 Re8 17.Bc2 a5 18.e4 g6 19.e5 Nd7 20.f4 f5 21.Ne2 Rf8 22.g4 fxg4 23.Ng3 Ne6 24.Bxg6 hxg6 25.Qxg6+ Kh8 26.Qh6+ Kg8 27.f5 Nd8 28.Rf4 Qg7 29.Qh5 Qh7 30.Rxg4+ Kh8 31.Bh6 Rg8 32.Rxg8+ Qxg8 33.f6 Qe6 34.Bg5+ 1-0

Dec-31-06  Karpova: <> something wrong with this game? I submitted it the day i made the post containing the game but it's still not in the database.
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  whiteshark: Theres a book (in Russian) <Meteory> (The Meteors) by Averbakh and Verkhovsky

It's about 4 very strong players who died early: Mark Stolberg (1922-1943), Klaus Junge (1924-1945), <Alexandr Evenson> (1892-1919), Rudolf Charousek (1873-1900).

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  brankat: A very talented young master. and yet another life full of promise cut short. In 3 years of brief career he notched wins against Ragozin, Chekhover, Bondarevsky, Konstantinopolsky, Mikenas, Kotov, Alatortsev. Drew games with Lilienthal, Levenfish, Makogonov.

R.I.P. master Stolberg.

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  GrahamClayton: Here is a smothered mate by Stolberg against Vladimir Zak in 1939:

click for larger view

1. ♖d7! ♗xd7 2. ♕xf7+ ♔h8 3. ♗c4! ♘g6 4. ♕g8+ ♖xg8 5. ♘f7# *

Jul-27-15  zanzibar: <Grandmaster Evgeniy Solozhenkin looks into the fates of Soviet masters killed during the Great Patriotic War.>

Stolberg (1922-1942)

Has a nice photo of him playing Keres (I believe).

Can we use this photo on <CG>?

Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: If the Russians can get away with killing Litvinenko, why not?
Jul-28-15  zanzibar: There more photos (or rather, variants) of him, plus some additional info, here:

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  Stonehenge: Born May 20 according to

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