Lara Stock

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Lara Stock
Country  Germany
Born (1992-05-26) 26 May 1992 (age 24)
Freiburg, Germany
Title Woman Grandmaster
Peak rating 2346 (January 2008)

Lara Stock (born 26 May 1992 in Freiburg, Germany)[1] is a Croatian chess player who holds the FIDE title of Woman Grandmaster (WGM). She won the World Youth Chess Championship in the girls under-10 section in 2002 and the European Youth Chess Championship in the girls under-12 division in 2004. Stock played for Croatia in the Women's Chess Olympiad of 2006.[2]

She achieved her third and final norm required for the WGM title at the 2007 Trieste Open.[3]

She lives in Freiburg. Her mother is Croatian, her father is German.

Her chess coach was Ognjen Cvitan.[4]

In 2011, Stock and her father generated controversy by using false names to win the Hamilton Rookies Shield, an amateur tournament in Hamilton, New Zealand, and compete in other tournaments in the Australian circuit.[5]


  1. ^ WGM title application (PDF). FIDE.
  2. ^ Bartelski, Wojciech. "OlimpBase :: Women's Chess Olympiads :: Lara Stock". Retrieved 2016-09-03. 
  3. ^ Golubenko, Valery (2007-09-10). "Croatian talent Lara Stock makes WGM". ChessBase. Retrieved 2015-09-07. 
  4. ^ Ognjen Cvitan - Šahovski klub Draga
  5. ^ "Female grandmaster wins Hamilton Rookies Shield!". ChessBase. 2011-03-03. Retrieved 2015-09-07. 

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