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Daniel Stellwagen
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Number of games in database: 852
Years covered: 1996 to 2013
Last FIDE rating: 2605
Highest rating achieved in database: 2639
Overall record: +322 -178 =347 (58.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 5 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (180) 
    B93 B30 B92 B32 B89
 Ruy Lopez (107) 
    C67 C78 C92 C89 C80
 French Defense (51) 
    C18 C10 C12 C11 C14
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (51) 
    C92 C89 C84 C97 C95
 Sicilian Najdorf (42) 
    B93 B92 B90 B96 B97
 Caro-Kann (26) 
    B18 B12 B17 B11
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (116) 
    C11 C05 C02 C12 C00
 Sicilian (90) 
    B47 B40 B43 B48 B42
 King's Indian (78) 
    E97 E60 E81 E92 E67
 French (60) 
    C11 C12 C00 C13 C10
 Sicilian Taimanov (32) 
    B47 B48 B45 B49 B46
 Semi-Slav (25) 
    D47 D45 D44 D43
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   L'Ami vs Stellwagen, 2007 1/2-1/2
   Stellwagen vs Yusupov, 2007 1-0
   Van Wely vs Stellwagen, 2009 0-1
   Stellwagen vs I Smirnov, 2002 1-0
   Stellwagen vs G van Lingen, 2000 1-0
   Stellwagen vs Naiditsch, 2003 1-0
   Stellwagen vs S Alavi, 1999 1-0
   F Holzke vs Stellwagen, 2005 0-1
   Stellwagen vs M Bosboom, 2004 1-0
   Stellwagen vs I Rees, 2009 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Corus Group B (2003)
   Dutch Championship (2008)
   Dutch Championship (2007)
   Sigeman & Co (2008)
   Amsterdam Chess Tournament (2005)
   Corus Reserve Group (2001)
   World Junior Championship (2005)
   World Junior Championship (2006)
   Bundesliga 2006/07 (2006)
   Hogeschool Zeeland Tournament (2007)
   World Junior Championship (2007)
   Amsterdam Lost Boys Open (1998)
   Bundesliga 2005/06 (2005)
   Khanty-Mansiysk Olympiad (2010)
   Dresden Olympiad (2008)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Corus Group B 2004 by Tabanus
   2005 Corus (group B) by gauer
   Wijk aan Zee Group B 2003 by Chessdreamer
   Corus Group B 2003 by Tabanus
   Corus Group B 2005 by Tabanus
   2004 Wijk Aan Zee (Group B) by gauer

   🏆 Bundesliga 2013/14
   I Schneider vs Stellwagen (Dec-15-13) 1/2-1/2
   Stellwagen vs M Richter (Dec-14-13) 1/2-1/2
   Stellwagen vs A Belezky (Nov-24-13) 1-0
   Bologan vs Stellwagen (Nov-23-13) 1/2-1/2
   Stellwagen vs N Firman (Apr-07-13) 0-1

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(born Mar-01-1987, 36 years old) Netherlands
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Daniël 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.

He played his last FIDE rated game in January 2014, in the German Bundesliga.

Wikipedia article: Daniël Stellwagen

Last updated: 2022-02-07 00:57:27

 page 1 of 35; games 1-25 of 852  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. C Jeitz vs Stellwagen  ½-½441996EU-ch U10B17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
2. M Szablewski vs Stellwagen  1-0321996EU-ch U10E01 Catalan, Closed
3. Stellwagen vs A Volokitin  0-1501996EU-ch U10D52 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. Stellwagen vs Aggelos Patsourakis  0-1141996EU-ch U10D51 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. Stellwagen vs V Jakouchev  1-0411996EU-ch U10D31 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. D Vicol vs Stellwagen  1-0301996EU-ch U10B17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
7. Stellwagen vs E Pranauskas  1-0341996EU-ch U10E70 King's Indian
8. Grigory Barashiants vs Stellwagen  ½-½271996EU-ch U10D10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
9. K Leenhouts vs Stellwagen  1-0491997Hengelo op U14A45 Queen's Pawn Game
10. Chung Hong Chan vs Stellwagen  0-1671997Hengelo op U14A48 King's Indian
11. A Allamehzadeh vs Stellwagen  0-1371997Hengelo op U14B46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
12. A van de Heyden vs Stellwagen  0-1371997Hengelo op U14E88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
13. Stellwagen vs R Schoorl  0-1551997Hengelo op U14B72 Sicilian, Dragon
14. Stellwagen vs Wouter Hommes  1-0241997Hengelo op U14B40 Sicilian
15. Stellwagen vs R Lahaye  0-1481997Hengelo op U14B84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
16. Stellwagen vs J de Jong  1-0211997Hengelo op U14C64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
17. M de Glopper vs Stellwagen  0-1371997Hengelo op U14B44 Sicilian
18. Kevin Tan vs Stellwagen  1-0431998NED-ch U14B47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
19. F Borst vs Stellwagen  0-1231998Utrecht opB22 Sicilian, Alapin
20. H J van den Berg vs Stellwagen  0-1311998NED-ch U14E88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
21. Stellwagen vs Frederik Spanhoff  1-0201998NED-ch U14C14 French, Classical
22. Stellwagen vs S Broersen  1-0331998NED-ch U14C18 French, Winawer
23. Stellwagen vs J Werle  0-1341998NED-ch U14B89 Sicilian
24. Smeets vs Stellwagen  ½-½421998NED-ch U14B44 Sicilian
25. K Leenhouts vs Stellwagen  ½-½301998NED-ch U14A45 Queen's Pawn Game
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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...
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  WTHarvey: Here are some puzzles from Daniel's games:
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  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

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. Holland’s 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 – 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 GM’s: Timman and van Wely. He split the match with Timman 1-1, and in the other - an ‘advanced chess’ 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 ’06, he will be touching a cool, round 2600 ELO?

Jan-30-09  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.
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  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
May-30-11  Raspje: Daniel Stellwagen is very busy studying chemistry at the moment. Still an exceptional grandmaster.
Mar-01-12  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!

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  Penguincw: Happy Birthday Stellwagen!
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