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Erez Klein
Number of games in database: 16
Years covered: 1985 to 2001
Last FIDE rating: 2229
Highest rating achieved in database: 2319
Overall record: +5 -9 =2 (37.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Jan-29-1976, died Apr-24-2013, 37 years old) United States of America

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He was a FIDE Master.

Last updated: 2019-02-19 10:17:13

 page 1 of 1; 16 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Schulz vs E Klein  0-1211985corres DDR/BRDC36 King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense
2. E Klein vs Waitzkin  0-1191990?A57 Benko Gambit
3. Shaked vs E Klein 1-0231992USA Cadet chB61 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2
4. E Klein vs Waitzkin 0-1361993USA ch jrA57 Benko Gambit
5. E Klein vs Adianto  0-1371993New York openD25 Queen's Gambit Accepted
6. E Klein vs de Firmian  0-1311993New York openE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
7. E Klein vs P Moulin  1-0381995Marshall CC prel m 30'E37 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
8. E Klein vs P Moulin  0-1201995Marshall CC prel m 15'E37 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
9. E Klein vs P Moulin  1-0371995Marshall CC prel m 15'E42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)
10. P Moulin vs E Klein  1-0431995Marshall CC prel m 30'B20 Sicilian
11. P Moulin vs E Klein  1-0391995Marshall CC prel m 15'B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
12. E Klein vs B Kreiman  1-0401995Marshall CC int prelB07 Pirc
13. P Moulin vs E Klein  1-0491995Marshall CC prel m 15'B20 Sicilian
14. E Klein vs M Ritter  ½-½601999US Amateur Team EastA15 English
15. J Fang vs E Klein  ½-½422001US Amateur Team EastA04 Reti Opening
16. E Klein vs H Sherif 1-0242001US Amateur Team EastE38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5
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Apr-28-13  Moszkowski012273: R.I.P.
Apr-29-13  lorker: RIP. Does anyone know what happened to him?
Apr-29-13  Abdel Irada: If Erez Klein was born in 1976, it is doubtful that the game played in 1973 was his.

Apr-29-13  DoctorD: Posted by Bruce Pandolfini on Facebook:

Chess master Erez Klein (January 29, 1976-April 24, 2013) was buried this morning at Mount Zion Cemetery in Queens, New York. I had the honor of saying a few words at the gravesite:

How do we make sense of a life cut tragically short? Erez Klein was a mere eight years old when we first met at the Manhattan Chess Club back in 1984. It was obvious he had remarkable talent. Erez was also a good person and he trusted people. His appealing innocence reminded me of Bobby Fischer. Once, when he was nine, we were analyzing together. Erez suggested a premature move. I said something about everything having a time and place, but was unable to explain the essence of Ecclesiastes.

“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; A time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; A time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.”

Now that Erez has moved on in his journey, I feel the mystery of that passage is all the truth we’re going to get. Dear Erez, may you find the peace you so aptly deserve.

Apr-29-13  RookFile: Sorry to hear of his early passing. Saw him play a match once at the Bolyston club in Boston.
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  perfidious: <RookFile> Indeed, with Robert Seltzer.
Apr-29-13  RookFile: Found a photo about halfway down this page:


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