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Stephen John Solomon
Number of games in database: 196
Years covered: 1983 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2309 (2285 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2470

Overall record: +90 -51 =55 (59.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (39) 
    B47 B43 B63 B46 B27
 French Defense (12) 
    C12 C10 C07 C17 C05
 Ruy Lopez (12) 
    C69 C67 C63 C80 C78
 Sicilian Taimanov (7) 
    B47 B49 B46
 French (7) 
    C10 C12 C11
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (7) 
    B63 B62 B67 B65 B66
With the Black pieces:
 Petrov (12) 
    C42 C43
 Sicilian (11) 
    B90 B63 B39 B67 B52
 Queen's Gambit Declined (10) 
    D30 D37 D31 D35
 Queen's Pawn Game (8) 
    D02 D00 A46 A41
 Ruy Lopez (6) 
    C86 C69 C98 C85 C95
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (5) 
    C86 C95 C96 C98 C85
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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
   S J Solomon vs R Hart, 2010 1-0
   Zsofia Polgar vs S J Solomon, 1987 0-1
   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 Joel Benjamin, 1999 1/2-1/2
   S J Solomon vs R Nanjo, 2004 1-0
   M Illingworth vs S J Solomon, 2009 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Fencible Masters (1997)
   2nd Queenstown Chess Classic (2009)
   Queenstown Classic (2006)
   Thessaloniki Olympiad (1984)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   Chess Olympiad (2010)
   Chess Olympiad (2012)
   Olympiad (2008)

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

   🏆 Australian Open
   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, 57 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 196  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. 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. L Gutman vs S J Solomon  0-1421984Thessaloniki OlympiadA04 Reti Opening
8. C Silva Sanchez vs S J Solomon  ½-½421984Thessaloniki OlympiadC42 Petrov Defense
9. Zsofia Polgar vs S J Solomon 0-1241987Australian Open 1986/87C33 King's Gambit Accepted
10. S J Solomon vs N H Hopewell  ½-½401988AustraliaC99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,
11. J Hickl vs S J Solomon 0-1651988Chess OlympiadA00 Uncommon Opening
12. S J Solomon vs A Davidovic  1-0291990Mercantile Mutual MastersB32 Sicilian
13. S J Solomon vs Azmaiparashvili  ½-½141990SydneyB06 Robatsch
14. S J Solomon vs V S Spasov 0-1461990Novi Sad OlympiadB33 Sicilian
15. S J Solomon vs S Mirza  1-0451990Novi Sad OlympiadB63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
16. S J Solomon vs A Greenfeld  0-1411990Novi Sad OlympiadB63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
17. Speelman vs S J Solomon  1-0431990Novi Sad OlympiadD62 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
18. S J Solomon vs Miles 0-1361991AUS-chB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
19. D K Johansen vs S J Solomon  1-0371991Sydney MercantileA20 English
20. E Handoko vs S J Solomon 0-1351991Sydney Cepacol 06C34 King's Gambit Accepted
21. S J Solomon vs Adianto  0-1401991Sydney CepacolB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
22. S J Solomon vs Miles  1-0411991Sydney CepacolB07 Pirc
23. Ftacnik vs S J Solomon  1-0451991Sydney MercantileA13 English
24. I Rogers vs S J Solomon  ½-½441991Sydney MercantileA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
25. S J Solomon vs I Rogers  0-1541992Australian MastersC78 Ruy Lopez
 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 196  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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