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Konstantin Zaivelevich Lerner
Number of games in database: 451
Years covered: 1962 to 2008
Last FIDE rating: 2515
Highest rating achieved in database: 2575
Overall record: +137 -80 =232 (56.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      2 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (28) 
    E97 E67 E60 E73 E75
 Queen's Gambit Declined (21) 
    D37 D30 D31 D38 D35
 English (19) 
    A15 A17 A16
 Nimzo Indian (17) 
    E20 E41 E48 E47 E32
 Queen's Indian (16) 
    E12 E15 E17
 Slav (16) 
    D19 D10 D18 D15 D17
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (73) 
    B62 B58 B22 B89 B24
 Queen's Indian (37) 
    E15 E12 E16 E17
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (22) 
    B62 B66 B63 B61 B67
 Nimzo Indian (20) 
    E21 E32 E25 E34 E20
 English (13) 
    A17 A19 A15 A14
 Queen's Pawn Game (13) 
    A46 E00 D02 A41
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   K Lerner vs F Sideif-Sade, 1979 1-0
   K Lerner vs I D Dorfman, 1980 1-0
   Kasparov vs K Lerner, 1979 0-1
   K Lerner vs Tal, 1983 1/2-1/2
   K Lerner vs A V Kharitonov, 1984 1-0
   K Lerner vs Chekhov, 1984 1-0
   Kharlov vs K Lerner, 1992 0-1
   K Lerner vs E Postny, 2008 1-0
   Vyzmanavin vs K Lerner, 1984 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Israeli Championship (2004)
   50th USSR Championship (1983)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   USSR Championship 1989 by suenteus po 147

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(born Feb-28-1950, died Sep-24-2011, 61 years old) Ukraine (federation/nationality Israel)

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Konstantin Zaivelyevich Lerner was born in Odessa, USSR. He was awarded the IM title in 1978 and the GM title in 1986. He finished 2nd in the 1984 USSR Championship and 2nd= in the 1986 event. He also won 1st or 1st= placings in Polanica Zdroj 1985 and 1986, Tallinn 1986 and Moscow 1986. He died in Hertzlia, Israel on September 24, 2011.

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 page 1 of 19; games 1-25 of 451  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. V Koshtenko vs K Lerner  1-021 1962 USSRC15 French, Winawer
2. K Lerner vs Karpov  0-143 1971 07, Daugavpils ch-URSB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
3. K Klaman vs K Lerner  1-050 1973 URS-ch ArmyB07 Pirc
4. Bronstein vs K Lerner 0-139 1974 Ch URS ( 1 liga )D56 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. K Lerner vs Kupreichik  1-046 1974 OdessaB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
6. K Lerner vs Balashov  ½-½39 1974 OdessaB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
7. K Lerner vs I Nei  ½-½48 1974 URS-ch qualC73 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
8. K Lerner vs Tseshkovsky  ½-½56 1974 URS-ch sfB08 Pirc, Classical
9. Chekhov vs K Lerner  ½-½42 1976 URS-ch YMB22 Sicilian, Alapin
10. K Lerner vs Savon  ½-½41 1976 OdessaE44 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2
11. K Lerner vs Lutikov  ½-½55 1976 OdessaA80 Dutch
12. E Paoli vs K Lerner  0-130 1976 OdessaB06 Robatsch
13. K Lerner vs Tringov  ½-½12 1976 OdessaB50 Sicilian
14. K Lerner vs Alburt  ½-½17 1976 OdessaB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
15. Bronstein vs K Lerner  ½-½65 1976 OdessaB22 Sicilian, Alapin
16. K Lerner vs Alburt  0-144 1976 15, OdessaB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
17. V Tukmakov vs K Lerner  ½-½17 1976 OdessaB35 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Modern Variation with Bc4
18. Plachetka vs K Lerner  0-134 1976 OdessaA19 English, Mikenas-Carls, Sicilian Variation
19. Plachetka vs K Lerner  0-140 1977 Stary SmokovecA14 English
20. K Lerner vs Chekhov  1-043 1977 URS-ch otborA30 English, Symmetrical
21. G Timoshchenko vs K Lerner  1-055 1977 URS-ch otborB08 Pirc, Classical
22. K Lerner vs Alburt  ½-½38 1978 Ch URS (select)A34 English, Symmetrical
23. H Ree vs K Lerner  0-157 1978 KievD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
24. K Lerner vs H Lehmann 1-029 1978 KievD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
25. Igor Ivanov vs K Lerner  ½-½44 1978 Ch URS (select)E06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-06-05  WTHarvey: ranked Lerner #15 in the world (at the age of 36) in 1986. Here are some of his critical postions in games not shown here.
Mar-09-05  MoonlitKnight: I must congratulate you on your great website! I put it in my favourites list.
Feb-28-06  BIDMONFA: Konstantin Z Lerner

LERNER, Konstantin Z.

Apr-24-08  Cactus: His last name seems very un-Russian.
Feb-27-10  Poisonpawns: Happy Birthday Konstantin!!
Mar-26-10  stanleys: Another pic of him:
Sep-24-11  SimonWebbsTiger: Sadly, Lerner has passed away.
Sep-25-11  Eastfrisian: I just read it too. R.I.P.
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  wordfunph: sad news indeed, rest in peace GM Lerner..

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  whiteshark: Sad news:


Rating development profile:

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  Stonehenge: Rest In Peace
Sep-26-11  stanleys: R.I.P GM Lerner
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  MikhailGolubev: Odessa chess TV program, 24th instalment Devoted to Grandmaster Konstantin Lerner (1950-2011)
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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, GM Konstantin Lerner.
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  alexmagnus: Chessmetrics has him at #15 at one point? On FIDE ratings he never exceeded number 41, and they cover his Chessmetrics peak too. So much for the comparability of the two systems.
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