Stanislaw Frejlak

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Stanislaw Frejlak is an EGF professional, currently 1p.

He is the eighth professional of the EGF. He qualified in the sixth EGF professional qualification tournament, held 24-31 October 2021 in Leksand, Sweden.

Professional demographic

He is really the seventh European professional (after Pavol Lisy, Mateusz Surma, Ilya Shikshin, Artem Kachanovskyj and Andrii Kravets) as Ali Jabarin plays for Israel, which despite being an Asian country is a member of the EGF. However, he has been referred to as the eighth due to this ambiguity. Stanislaw is the sixth Slavic professional of the EGF, and the fourth to originate from neither Russia not Ukraine. He is the second from Poland, after Mateusz.


According to his rating graph, he played his first tournament game in 2002. He spent the next six years (perhaps unexpectedly) as a kyu player, bursting from 18k to 6k in 2005. From 2008 to the turn of 2011-12 he remained at 1-2d. Passing very swiftly through 3d after ten years in competitive play, he came into 2013 as a stable 4d. Even as a 3d, he was considered (by his placement in the top amateur players by country article) to have been in or closely outside of the top ten Polish players.

His rank remained tightly fixed until 2015, during which time he represented Poland in the 2014 World Amateur Go Championship in Gyeongju, Korea. Stanislaw then stepped up to 5d, and from there gradually rose through 6d from 2016 to 2019. By June 2020 he was the seventh highest rated European player, the highest rated amateur and ranked above several professionals (see the top 20 European players).

In order to qualify as a professional in 2021, he had to win a knockout tournament of successive three-game matches, competing against fifteen other amateurs. His opponent in the final was Czech Lukáš Podpěra, whom he beat by only half a point in the second game, Stanislaw having lost the first.


As of 2019, he was offering lessons through Surma's [ext] Polgote school.



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Stanislaw Frejlak last edited by kuhi on December 5, 2023 - 17:59
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