GM Stukopin performed the Norm of the master in 2006 and obtained the title of FIDE Master later that same year. In 2009, his title increased to that of International Master. He then went on to participate in his first GM norm in 2012 at the Aeroflot Open tournament, and later attained his title as grandmaster in 2014. Stukopin studies at the University of Texas at Brownsville. Over the years he has had significant involvement in chess clubs in Russia and the United States. He is an active member of the US Chess League for the club Rio Grande Ospreys. Stukopin also represented his Russian club team Quiet FLows the Don in the Russian championship.
He typically favors playing the Sicilian opening for both white and black pieces, utilizing this method about a third of the time.