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Igor Stohl
I Stohl 
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Number of games in database: 1,215
Years covered: 1981 to 2020
Last FIDE rating: 2465 (2466 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2578
Overall record: +339 -147 =725 (57.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 4 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (94) 
    E67 E62 E63 E60 E97
 English (53) 
    A13 A16 A15 A10 A17
 Queen's Pawn Game (45) 
    E00 A41 A40 D02 A46
 Queen's Gambit Declined (44) 
    D37 D30 D35 D31 D39
 Slav (36) 
    D10 D15 D17 D12 D11
 English, 1 c4 c5 (34) 
    A30 A33 A31 A35 A36
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (178) 
    B84 B22 B80 B81 B83
 Grunfeld (115) 
    D85 D86 D76 D82 D70
 Sicilian Scheveningen (71) 
    B84 B80 B81 B83 B82
 Queen's Indian (43) 
    E12 E15 E14 E17
 Caro-Kann (32) 
    B12 B17 B10 B18 B11
 English (27) 
    A15 A10 A14 A16
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   I Stohl vs R Kuczynski, 1993 1-0
   Damljanovic vs I Stohl, 1999 0-1
   I Stohl vs Seirawan, 1990 1/2-1/2
   I Stohl vs Korchnoi, 1993 1-0
   I Stohl vs P Haba, 1989 1-0
   I Stohl vs A Blodstein, 1992 1-0
   R Slobodjan vs I Stohl, 1993 0-1
   M Boehnisch vs I Stohl, 2015 0-1
   S Siebrecht vs I Stohl, 2006 0-1
   I Stohl vs L Keitlinghaus, 1992 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Vrnjacka Banja (1989)
   Vinkovci (1995)
   World Junior Championship (1982)
   Isle of Man Open (1994)
   Czechoslovak Championship (1992)
   Tirnavia (1984)
   Moscow Olympiad (1994)
   World Junior Championship (1984)
   European Junior Championship 1982/83 (1982)
   Dortmund Open-A (1992)
   Manila Olympiad (1992)
   Lisbon Open (2001)
   Manila Interzonal (1990)
   Novi Sad Olympiad (1990)
   Hungarian Team Championship 1997/98 (1997)

   🏆 TCh-SVK 2019-20
   I Stohl vs J Bernasek (Jan-19-20) 1/2-1/2
   T Henrichs vs I Stohl (Jan-21-18) 0-1
   I Stohl vs G Dizdar (Nov-19-17) 1/2-1/2
   F Schwabeneder vs I Stohl (Nov-18-17) 1/2-1/2
   I Stohl vs J Krassowizkij (Nov-17-17) 1/2-1/2

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(born Sep-27-1964, 58 years old) Slovakia

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Grandmaster (1992) and FIDE Senior Trainer.

Wikipedia article: Igor Štohl

Last updated: 2023-06-09 09:42:12

 page 1 of 49; games 1-25 of 1,215  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. I Stohl vs A Greenfeld  ½-½181981EU-ch U20A30 English, Symmetrical
2. I Stohl vs N Sulava  1-0291981EU-ch U20A10 English
3. I Stohl vs Hodgson  1-0311981EU-ch U20A25 English
4. A Frois vs I Stohl  0-1521981EU-ch U20B08 Pirc, Classical
5. I Stohl vs F A Cuijpers  ½-½181981EU-ch U20D43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
6. A Sokolov vs I Stohl  1-0411981EU-ch U20B81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
7. J A Corral Blanco vs I Stohl  ½-½381981EU-ch U20D86 Grunfeld, Exchange
8. I Stohl vs G Borg  1-0331981EU-ch U20D51 Queen's Gambit Declined
9. H Kuijf vs I Stohl  0-1321981EU-ch U20B83 Sicilian
10. I Stohl vs C Hansen  0-1321981EU-ch U20D38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
11. I Stohl vs Plachetka  1-0291982Tatran CupD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. Hjartarson vs I Stohl  ½-½371982EU-ch U20E63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
13. Hjartarson vs I Stohl 0-1221982World Junior ChampionshipD85 Grunfeld
14. I Stohl vs E Grivas  1-0541982World Junior ChampionshipE69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
15. J Gil Capape vs I Stohl  0-1331982World Junior ChampionshipA65 Benoni, 6.e4
16. I Stohl vs S Luce  ½-½341982World Junior ChampionshipA27 English, Three Knights System
17. I Stohl vs A Sokolov  ½-½141982World Junior ChampionshipA18 English, Mikenas-Carls
18. V Allegro vs I Stohl  0-1301982World Junior ChampionshipD70 Neo-Grunfeld Defense
19. I Stohl vs G Milos  1-0331982World Junior ChampionshipA28 English
20. L Schandorff vs I Stohl  ½-½311982World Junior ChampionshipB07 Pirc
21. Short vs I Stohl  ½-½421982World Junior ChampionshipB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
22. I Stohl vs N Murshed  ½-½341982World Junior ChampionshipA25 English
23. I Stohl vs D Trifunov  0-1221982World Junior ChampionshipA17 English
24. J Graf vs I Stohl  ½-½131982World Junior ChampionshipA36 English
25. Benjamin vs I Stohl  0-1481982World Junior ChampionshipB82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
 page 1 of 49; games 1-25 of 1,215  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-15-05  lopium: Does anybody know more about this player? He was strong, and play for only 4 years...
Apr-21-05  soberknight: I know Igor Stohl, but I don't know what he Stohl.
Jul-11-05  PhilFeeley: <lopium: Does anybody know more about this player? He was strong, and play for only 4 years...>

An odd comment to make, considering the database gives his dates of games as 1981-2005, i.e. about 25 years worth of games - a good career. Plus he has games recorded for this year so he's not finished.

He has, however, taken the time to write a major work of analysis of Kasparov's best games. Read about it here:

Jan-25-06  EmperorAtahualpa: This is a player with one of the highest percentages of "short draws" (draws reached in less than 20 moves). According to a calculation, an astonishing 41% of his games were reached by short draws!

Kramnik only has 16%, so what are all the Kramnik-bashers thinking??

For more information, go to this page:

Sep-27-06  BIDMONFA: Igor Stohl


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  plang: Excellent writer; Instructive Modern Chess Masterpieces is a great book.

His two volume set on Kasparov is great as well.

Apr-14-07  bauernfresser: Has recently worked with David Navara.
Sep-11-08  myschkin: . . .

Bio (in German):

Porträt (in German):

Apr-26-11  wordfunph: <lopium: Does anybody know more about this player? He was strong, and play for only 4 years...>

2587 = peak
2510 = current

quite a modest GM and author of good books..

+ Instructive Modern Chess Masterpieces (2009)

+ Garry Kasparov's Greatest Chess Games Vol. 1 (2005)

+ Garry Kasparov's Greatest Chess Games Vol. 2 (2006)

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  GrahamClayton: Stohl also co-authored a book on the 1990 Manila Interzonal with Lubomir Ftacnik.
Sep-27-12  LoveThatJoker: Happy Birthday, GM Stohl!


Sep-27-13  Kikoman: <Player of the Day>

Happy 49th birthday GM Igor Stohl. :D

Sep-27-13  waustad: He is still active in team tournaments, playing in Czech, Slovak and sometimes Austrian and German leagues. Since he publishes with Gambit Books, some of his work is available via the Gambit Books app on the iPad, notably the Kasparov Best books.

Apart from the team tournaments, one he played in is the admirably named:

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  Penguincw: Happy Birthday Igor Stohl!
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  offramp: <EmperorAtahualpa: This is a player with one of the highest percentages of "short draws" (draws reached in less than 20 moves). According to a calculation, an astonishing 41% of his games were reached by short draws!...>

That is a strange fact. Another player worth looking at would be the late Peter Szekely.

Istvan Bilek was also not inclined to overexertion later in his career.

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  MissScarlett: Credit to he is making John Nunn look stylish:
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  eternaloptimist: Happy birthday to GM Stohl! <MissScarlett> Lol indeed he did do that!
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  MissScarlett: I wouldn't wish those trousers on my worst enemy.
Sep-27-15  whiteshark: Game Collection: Instructive Modern Chess Masterpieces ~ Stohl

<MS> What does that say about you? ;)

Premium Chessgames Member
  eternaloptimist: <MissScarlett> The sweatshirt looks tacky also. It's funny how much styles change over the years.
Sep-28-15  columbeau: @barkingscarlett : send us a picture of your underwear. all chess players will surely appreciate your epic style
Sep-28-15  siggemannen: Are those trousers or pyjamas?
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  offramp: Behind his portrait, the word "ANCHOVIES".

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