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Stephen J Solomon
S J Solomon 
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Number of games in database: 269
Years covered: 1983 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2309 (2285 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2470

Overall record: +118 -71 =80 (58.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (56) 
    B33 B47 B32 B63 B83
 Ruy Lopez (26) 
    C63 C67 C69 C78 C80
 French Defense (13) 
    C10 C12 C07 C17 C16
 Sicilian Taimanov (10) 
    B47 B46 B49 B45
 Caro-Kann (8) 
    B18 B17 B16 B12
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (7) 
    B63 B62 B67 B65 B66
With the Black pieces:
 Petrov (14) 
    C42 C43
 Queen's Pawn Game (13) 
    A46 D02 D00 A45 A41
 Queen's Gambit Declined (13) 
    D37 D30 D31 D35
 Sicilian (12) 
    B90 B53 B58 B25 B88
 Catalan (7) 
    E06 E04
 Ruy Lopez (6) 
    C86 C95 C98 C85 C96
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   S J Solomon vs P Garbett, 1983 1-0
   J Hickl vs S J Solomon, 1988 0-1
   Zsofia Polgar vs S J Solomon, 1987 0-1
   S J Solomon vs R Hart, 2010 1-0
   S J Solomon vs B R Watson, 2008 1-0
   S J Solomon vs G West, 2009 1-0
   S J Solomon vs E Levi, 2004 1-0
   S J Solomon vs Benjamin, 1999 1/2-1/2
   M Illingworth vs S J Solomon, 2009 0-1
   S J Solomon vs S Lukey, 2008 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Australian Masters (1990)
   Fencible Masters (1997)
   Sydney Cepacol (1991)
   Australasian Masters GM (2018)
   5th George Trundle NZ Masters (2010)
   2nd Queenstown Chess Classic (2009)
   Thessaloniki Olympiad (1988)
   Queenstown Classic (2006)
   Thessaloniki Olympiad (1984)
   Yerevan Olympiad (1996)
   Novi Sad Olympiad (1990)
   Calvia Olympiad (2004)
   Khanty-Mansiysk Olympiad (2010)
   Dresden Olympiad (2008)
   Istanbul Olympiad (2012)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Fencible Masters Tt 1997 by Benzol
   St. Saolomon's Mines by fredthebear

   🏆 Australasian Masters GM
   K Zelesco vs S J Solomon (Dec-23-18) 1/2-1/2
   S J Solomon vs C Wallis (Dec-22-18) 1/2-1/2
   K Izzat vs S J Solomon (Dec-21-18) 1-0
   S J Solomon vs B Cheng (Dec-20-18) 1/2-1/2
   Xiangyi Liu vs S J Solomon (Dec-19-18) 1-0

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(born Jul-24-1963, 58 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 12; games 1-25 of 295  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S J Solomon vs P Garbett 1-0281983Novag Commonwealth chB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
2. Umer Khan vs S J Solomon  1-02219842nd Commonwealth-chA56 Benoni Defense
3. S J Solomon vs Keene  1-02719842nd Commonwealth-chB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
4. S J Solomon vs N Kirov  ½-½601984Thessaloniki OlympiadB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
5. A Rittiphunyawong vs S J Solomon  0-1481984Thessaloniki OlympiadC42 Petrov Defense
6. S J Solomon vs S Hmadi  ½-½561984Thessaloniki OlympiadB98 Sicilian, Najdorf
7. S J Solomon vs A Kofidis  1-0341984Thessaloniki OlympiadB99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
8. L Gutman vs S J Solomon  0-1421984Thessaloniki OlympiadA04 Reti Opening
9. C Silva Sanchez vs S J Solomon  ½-½421984Thessaloniki OlympiadC42 Petrov Defense
10. E Mortensen vs S J Solomon  1-0301984Thessaloniki OlympiadC42 Petrov Defense
11. S J Solomon vs Kouatly  0-1881984Thessaloniki OlympiadB33 Sicilian
12. S J Solomon vs A Ornstein  1-0561984Thessaloniki OlympiadB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
13. L Pliester vs S J Solomon  1-0351984Regency MastersA15 English
14. S J Solomon vs A Delanoy  1-0221984Regency MastersC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
15. S J Solomon vs F A Cuijpers  1-0511984Regency MastersB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
16. V Ravikumar vs S J Solomon  1-0421984Regency MastersA56 Benoni Defense
17. S J Solomon vs M Bosboom  0-1561984Regency MastersB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
18. Kosten vs S J Solomon  ½-½341984Regency MastersA46 Queen's Pawn Game
19. S J Solomon vs G Grimberg  1-0461984Regency MastersB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
20. G Crawley vs S J Solomon  0-1401984Regency MastersC30 King's Gambit Declined
21. S J Solomon vs H Janssen  ½-½531984Regency MastersB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
22. Sofia Polgar vs S J Solomon 0-1241987Australian Open 1986/87C33 King's Gambit Accepted
23. S J Solomon vs N H Hopewell  ½-½401988AustraliaC99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,
24. S J Solomon vs S Singh  1-0231988Thessaloniki OlympiadC42 Petrov Defense
25. J Hickl vs S J Solomon 0-1651988Thessaloniki OlympiadA00 Uncommon Opening
 page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 295  PGN Download
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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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