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Konstantin Zaivelevich Lerner
Number of games in database: 452
Years covered: 1962 to 2008
Last FIDE rating: 2515
Highest rating achieved in database: 2575

Overall record: +137 -80 =233 (56.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 2 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (28) 
    E97 E73 E67 E60 E63
 Queen's Gambit Declined (22) 
    D37 D30 D31 D38 D35
 English (19) 
    A15 A17 A16
 Nimzo Indian (17) 
    E20 E41 E48 E32 E47
 Slav (16) 
    D19 D10 D15 D17 D18
 Queen's Indian (16) 
    E12 E15 E17
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (73) 
    B62 B58 B22 B89 B56
 Queen's Indian (37) 
    E15 E12 E16 E17
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (22) 
    B62 B63 B66 B61 B67
 Nimzo Indian (20) 
    E21 E32 E34 E25 E20
 Queen's Pawn Game (13) 
    A46 E00 A41 D02
 English (13) 
    A17 A15 A19 A14
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   K Lerner vs I D Dorfman, 1980 1-0
   K Lerner vs F Sideif-Sade, 1979 1-0
   Kasparov vs K Lerner, 1979 0-1
   K Lerner vs Chekhov, 1984 1-0
   K Lerner vs Tal, 1983 1/2-1/2
   Kharlov vs K Lerner, 1992 0-1
   K Lerner vs A V Kharitonov, 1984 1-0
   Vyzmanavin vs K Lerner, 1984 0-1
   A Moroz vs K Lerner, 2000 0-1
   K Lerner vs E Postny, 2008 1-0

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

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   USSR Championship 1989 by suenteus po 147
   Tallinn 1987 by Chessdreamer

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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 452  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. K Lerner vs Tseshkovsky  ½-½56 1974 URS-ch sfB08 Pirc, Classical
5. K Lerner vs Balashov  ½-½39 1974 OdessaB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
6. Bronstein vs K Lerner 0-139 1974 Ch URS ( 1 liga )D56 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. K Lerner vs I Nei  ½-½48 1974 URS-ch qualC73 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
8. K Lerner vs Kupreichik  1-046 1974 OdessaB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
9. Chekhov vs K Lerner  ½-½42 1976 URS-ch YMB22 Sicilian, Alapin
10. E Paoli vs K Lerner  0-130 1976 OdessaB06 Robatsch
11. V Tukmakov vs K Lerner  ½-½17 1976 OdessaB35 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Modern Variation with Bc4
12. K Lerner vs Alburt  0-144 1976 15, OdessaB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
13. Bronstein vs K Lerner  ½-½65 1976 OdessaB22 Sicilian, Alapin
14. K Lerner vs Lutikov  ½-½55 1976 OdessaA80 Dutch
15. K Lerner vs Savon  ½-½41 1976 OdessaE44 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2
16. Plachetka vs K Lerner  0-134 1976 OdessaA19 English, Mikenas-Carls, Sicilian Variation
17. K Lerner vs Alburt  ½-½17 1976 OdessaB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
18. K Lerner vs Tringov  ½-½12 1976 OdessaB50 Sicilian
19. Plachetka vs K Lerner  0-140 1977 Stary SmokovecA14 English
20. G Timoshchenko vs K Lerner  1-055 1977 URS-ch otborB08 Pirc, Classical
21. K Lerner vs Chekhov  1-043 1977 URS-ch otborA30 English, Symmetrical
22. Lutikov vs K Lerner  ½-½61 1978 Karseladze memC78 Ruy Lopez
23. Bronstein vs K Lerner  ½-½48 1978 Ch URS (select)A14 English
24. Igor Ivanov vs K Lerner  ½-½44 1978 Daugavpils OtborochniiE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
25. K Lerner vs Alburt  ½-½38 1978 Ch URS (select)A34 English, Symmetrical
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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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