Boris Alterman

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Boris Alterman, Recklinghausen 1998
Association Soviet UnionSoviet Union Soviet Union (until 1991) Israel (since 1992)
Born May 4, 1970
Kharkov , Soviet Union
title International Master (1991)
Grand Master (1992)
Current  Elo rating 2608 (August 2020)
Best Elo rating 2616 (January 1999)
Tab at the FIDE (English)

Boris Alterman ( Russian Борис Альтерман ; Hebrew בוריס אלתרמן; * May 4, 1970 in Kharkov , Soviet Union ) is an Israeli chess grandmaster .


Boris Alterman started playing chess at the age of five and won the Ukrainian Junior Championship for players under 18 when he was 15. In 1987 he shared first place with Gata Kamsky at the junior championship of the Soviet Union . In 1991 he emigrated to Israel and acquired the title of International Master , which was followed a year later by the title of Grand Master .

Alterman won the following tournaments, among others: Munich (Open) 1992, Haifa 1993, Bad Homburg vor der Höhe 1996, Rischon leTzion 1996 and Beijing 1995 and 1997.

In 1999 he worked with Garry Kasparov and supported him in his game Kasparov against the world played on the Internet . Alterman has been working as a consultant on the Junior computer chess program since 2000 and is responsible, among other things, for the opening book .

He rarely takes part in tournaments and works mainly as a chess trainer. In 2010 he received the title of FIDE Senior Trainer.

National team

Alterman took part with Israel in the 1992 , 1994 , 1996 and 1998 Chess Olympiads and scored 26.5 points from 42 games. He also played in the European team championships in 1992 and 1997 and got 11.5 points from 16 games. In 1992 he achieved the third-best result on the fourth board, in 1997 both the best overall performance of all participants and the second-best result on the top board.


In Israel, Alterman played for Hapoel Rishon LeZion and Elitzur Petach Tikwa , with whom he took part twice in the European Club Cup . In the German Federal Chess League he played for SG Bochum 31 from 1997 to 1999 .

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Willy Iclicki: FIDE Golden book 1924-2002 . Euroadria, Slovenia, 2002, p. 81.
  2. Boris Alterman Results at Chess Olympiads on olimpbase (English)
  3. Boris Alterman's results at the European Team Championships on (English)
  4. Boris Alterman's results at European Club Cups on (English)

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