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B Avrukh 
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Boris Avrukh
Number of games in database: 554
Years covered: 1992 to 2013
Last FIDE rating: 2590 (2552 rapid, 2657 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2668
Overall record: +210 -110 =207 (59.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      27 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (45) 
    E71 E92 E60 E67 E61
 Slav (42) 
    D10 D17 D15 D11 D16
 Catalan (27) 
    E04 E05 E06 E01 E08
 Queen's Pawn Game (25) 
    E00 A40 A41 E10 A50
 Semi-Slav (24) 
    D45 D43 D47 D49 D48
 Grunfeld (23) 
    D85 D71 D80 D91 D97
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (77) 
    B63 B30 B42 B22 B67
 Grunfeld (35) 
    D85 D86 D80 D91 D94
 King's Indian (31) 
    E60 E97 E63 E92 E81
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (24) 
    B63 B67 B69 B65 B64
 Ruy Lopez (20) 
    C95 C78 C90 C68 C97
 Reti System (16) 
    A04 A06 A05
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   B Avrukh vs N Guliyev, 2006 1-0
   B Avrukh vs Rublevsky, 2003 1-0
   M Roiz vs B Avrukh, 2008 0-1
   B Avrukh vs S Megaranto, 2006 1-0
   B Avrukh vs V Malakhov, 2009 1-0
   B Avrukh vs A Kogan, 2008 1-0
   V Golod vs B Avrukh, 2008 1/2-1/2
   B Avrukh vs D Bojkov, 2005 1-0
   B Avrukh vs T Manouck, 1993 1-0
   B Avrukh vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2007 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Zurich Chess Club 200th Anniversary (2009)
   Politiken Cup (2009)
   Israeli Championship (2008)
   Israeli Championship (2004)
   Reykjavik Open (2012)
   Amsterdam Chess Tournament (2005)
   Gibraltar Masters (2005)
   European Individual Championships (2007)
   15th European Team Championship (2005)
   Gibtelecom (2009)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   EU-ch 4th (2003)
   Russian Team Championship (2008)
   Chess Olympiad (2012)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)

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BORIS AVRUKH
(born Feb-10-1978, 36 years old) Kazakhstan (citizen of Israel)

[what is this?]
Boris Leonidovich Avrukh is a Grandmaster (1997). Boris Avrukh is one of many Soviet-born players who now represent Israel in top-level international chess. Avrukh, who was born in Karaganda, Kazakhstan, was world under-12 champion in 1990. He has gone on to win the Israeli Championship twice (2000, 2008) and play for Israel in every Olympiad since 1998. The 1998 event saw him win an individual gold medal with a 7/9 performance on sixth board, and in 2008 he helped Israel win the team silver medal. In 2012, he came =2nd at the Reykjavik Open (2012).

Wikipedia article: Boris Avrukh


 page 1 of 23; games 1-25 of 554  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. B Avrukh vs D Gurevich  ½-½56 1992 Moscow Tal-memE10 Queen's Pawn Game
2. S Smagin vs B Avrukh 1-049 1992 Moscow Tal memB50 Sicilian
3. B Avrukh vs Leko  ½-½22 1992 WchJM U14 DuisburgA57 Benko Gambit
4. V Nevostrujev vs B Avrukh  1-049 1992 Moscow Tal MemorialB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
5. Shaked vs B Avrukh 0-136 1992 WchJM U14 DuisburgB65 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...Be7 Defense, 9...Nxd4
6. B Tondivar vs B Avrukh  ½-½36 1993 Groningen Chess Festival; GM openA45 Queen's Pawn Game
7. A Berelovich vs B Avrukh  1-085 1993 Groningen Chess Festival; GM openB65 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...Be7 Defense, 9...Nxd4
8. B Avrukh vs A Scetinin  1-050 1993 Groningen Chess Festival; GM openE71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)
9. B Avrukh vs W Schmidt  0-158 1993 Katowice Fibak opE71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)
10. B Avrukh vs Leko  ½-½41 1993 Budapest FS10D91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
11. B Avrukh vs K Berg  0-167 1993 Groningen Chess Festival; GM openA57 Benko Gambit
12. Skalik vs B Avrukh 0-128 1993 Groningen Chess Festival; GM openE97 King's Indian
13. M Brodsky vs B Avrukh 1-028 1993 Groningen Chess Festival; GM openB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
14. B Avrukh vs F Berend  ½-½51 1993 Groningen Chess Festival; GM openE71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)
15. B Avrukh vs T Manouck  1-038 1993 Groningen Chess Festival; GM openA53 Old Indian
16. P Kotsur vs B Avrukh  ½-½34 1994 Kurgan, RUSB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
17. E Pospelov vs B Avrukh  ½-½42 1994 Kurgan, RUSA45 Queen's Pawn Game
18. Balashov vs B Avrukh  1-047 1994 Kurgan, RUSE81 King's Indian, Samisch
19. Balashov vs B Avrukh  ½-½21 1994 St.Petersburg opB63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
20. A Pugachov vs B Avrukh  ½-½24 1994 Kurgan, RUSB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
21. B Avrukh vs Y Shulman  0-146 1994 KaragandaE73 King's Indian
22. B Avrukh vs D Chuprikov  0-154 1994 Kurgan, RUSB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
23. B Avrukh vs Tseshkovsky  ½-½21 1994 Kurgan, RUSA90 Dutch
24. S Galdunts vs B Avrukh  1-038 1994 Kurgan, RUSB88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
25. E Mochalov vs B Avrukh  1-033 1994 Kurgan, RUSE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
 page 1 of 23; games 1-25 of 554  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-24-04  WMD: TWIC reports from the Beer Sheva Rapid event: "Leader after day 2 Avrukh lost all remaining games by default on days 3 and 4 after withdrawing from the event after the birth of his child."

Alekhine never had this problem.

May-15-04  Tigran Petrosian: Rumor has it that Avrukh was the last person to play blitz with Tal right before he died.
Sep-04-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  OneArmedScissor: <Tigran Petrosian>
Interesting... where did they play?
Apr-05-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  JointheArmy: Very impressed with Avrukh's play today. It takes a considerable amount of understanding to play the moves dxc5, b4 and b5!


click for larger view

Very impressive the way Avrukh created pawn weaknesses for black.

Aug-02-07  melianis: Players like Avrukh (their style of play) prove to me that I could never have been an IM, at the same time they keep me interested in chess because half the time I don't have a clue of what they're doing!
Oct-04-07  Davolni: Man this is a funny pic of him!!!

http://bidmonfa.com/AVRUKH%20BORIS....

Nov-07-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  notyetagm: http://www.qualitychess.co.uk/produ...:

Grandmaster Repertoire 1 - 1.d4 volume one

<Expected publication date the 26th of November, but maybe the 19th with some luck.

Table of Contents

Key to symbols used & Bibliography 6
Foreword by Grandmaster Boris Gelfand 7
Foreword by the Author 8

The Catalan 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.g3
1 4...dxc4 and 5...Bd7 13
2 4...dxc4 and 5...c6 25
3 4...dxc4 and 5...Bb4† 39
4 4...dxc4 and 5...Nbd7 51
5 4...dxc4 and 5...c5 63
6 4...dxc4, 5...a6 and 6...b5 87
7 4...dxc4 and 5...b5 99
8 4...dxc4, 5...a6 and 6...Nc6 111
9 4...dxc4 and 5...Nc6 129
10 4...Bb4† 5.Bd2 Be7 151
11 4...Be7, 5...0-0 and 6...Nbd7 185
12 4...Be7, 5...0-0 and 6...dxc4 203

The Slav 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3
13 3...dxc4 247
14 3...Nf6 4.e3 g6 255
15 4...a6 267
16 Stonewall 281
17 4...Bg4 287
18 4...e6 Meran Style 297
19 4...Bf5 and 5...a6 307
20 4...Bf5 and 6...Be4 315
21 6...Bg4 and 6...Bg6 329

The Queen’s Gambit 1.d4 d5 2.c4
22 2...Bf5 343
23 2...c5 349
24 Albin Counter Gambit 355
25 Tarrasch Defence 369
26 Chigorin Defence 389

The Queen’s Gambit Accepted 1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.e3
27 Minor lines 405
28 3...Nf6 4.Bxc4 e6 5.Nf3 a6 6.0-0 c5 7.Bb3 427
29 7...b5 437

Index of variations 450>

Dec-22-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  notyetagm: http://www.qualitychess.co.uk/docs/...

<Reviews

December 17: IM Sam Collins on Avrukh

Our first review of Grandmaster Repertoire 1 - 1.d4 Volume one and it is ecstatic. A few sample quotes:

“The unusual thing about this book is the playing strength of its author. Avrukh is a top GM, a consistent member of the Israeli team, with a rating normally around 2650. For such a player to write an opening book on his own is almost unprecedented...”

“I was extremely surprised when I heard that Avrukh had agreed to take on this project, and I view his authorship as a significant coup for the Quality Chess stable, comparable to their discovery of Mihail Marin.”

“Avrukh's strength as an analyst is not in doubt, and is in fact even better than his high rating would suggest, since he has unusually good opening preparation and has been retained as the second of top players for important matches. He couples this with a very nice writing style in excellent English...”

“...but the depth to which he analysed the lines in this book is still surprising – there are literally hundreds of novelties (including some for Black!), all deeply analysed and very well explained.”

“...this book is really rather special and, I would say, brings opening literature to a new level.”

“Highly Recommended *****”

<<<Read the full review in Chess Today 2962>>>>

Feb-10-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  brankat: Happy Birthday GM Avrukh!
Aug-20-09  timhortons: http://avrukhboris.wordpress.com/20...

Another controversy!

It was definitely a very successful tournament for me. I scored incredible + 6 ( 7,5 out of 9) and shared 1-2 with Ukranian Grandmaster Areshchenko. Apparently one of my greatest achievements in my chess career. There was a lot of luck in my last game against Alexander Morozevic, but to win such a strong tournament you definitely need some:). So in general I had a fantastic summer , sharing 1-2 place in two very strong Opens and gaining a lot of elo points.

Here in my blog I want to share my thoughts about last round game from Zurich Open, Kuzubov-Areshchenko , which cost me about 7,500 franks. I have no doubts the game was pre-arranged the day before, which was very obvious to any GM in the tournament. They are two friends and I will never believe that such a solid player like Kuzubov, will lose so badly (in 20 moves) with White pieces, then draw secures a big prize for both players. I also heard in tournament hall, that Morozevic was complained about this game and he was a bit shocked when he saw such an easy win for Black (during our game). It’s true I cannot prove nothing ( I didn’t have a recorder or camera to catch them), so I just have no respect to these players.

Sep-16-10  JG27Pyth: chessgames.com should put this game in the db (and put it in the GOTD queue as soon as a suitable pun is produced):

[Event "Linares Anibal op 8th"]
[Site "Linares"]
[Date "2001.01.11"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Avrukh, Boris"]
[Black "Skripchenko, Almira"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C24"]
[WhiteElo "2625"]
[BlackElo "2440"]
[Plycount "41"]
[Eventdate "2001.01.08"]
[Eventtype "swiss"]
[Eventrounds "11"]
[Eventcountry "ESP"]
[Source "ChessBase"]
[Sourcedate "2001.03.20"]

1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nf6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nf3 Nxe4 5.Qxd4 Nf6 6.Nc3 c6 7.Bg5 d5 8.O-O-O Be7 9.Qh4 Nbd7 10.Rhe1 dxc4 11.Bxf6 gxf6 12.Ne4 O-O 13.Ng3 Kh8 14.Nf5 Bc5 15.Qh5 c3 16.Re4 Qb6 17.b3 Rg8 18.Qxf7 Qa5 19.Rxd7 Ba3+ 20.Kb1 Qxf5 21.Re8 1-0

Aug-07-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: I like the approach given in the foreword of Avrukh's book:

"It is our conviction that you will eventually be more successful by <playing the main lines>, simply because they are based on better moves. Instinctively most players know this, but they fear losing to a prepared line and thus turn to unambitious systems, or unhealthy surprises. The opponent will not be able to use his preparation but, sadly, will not need it. <These sidelines generally end in uninspiring positions almost automatically.>"

http://www.inforchess.com/download/...

Feb-10-12  Penguincw: Happy 34th Birthday GM Avrukh!
Jan-19-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: I think he was referring to Y Kuzubov vs Areshchenko, 2009.
Jan-19-14  juanjoj: I do not understand why, in the game Kuzubov Areshchenko,instead of agreeing on a draw, by which both secured a good prize, supposedly Kuzubov let win Areshchenko. The prize would be higher? Merit for Areshchenko for being the winner of the tournament? Please clarify the reason for a supposed cheat. Thank you
Jan-21-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: I believe the logic goes like this:

Prize money:
1st. £400
2nd. £200
3rd. £100

Suppose that if two players drew their game they would finish 2nd=. They would receive £100 each.

But if one lost and finished 3rd=, and one won and finished 1st=, then they <might> end up with £125 each.

IF that was a possibility then that <might> lead to one player throwing the game on the understanding that the prizes would be split between the two conspirators.

Feb-10-14  Penguincw: Happy 36th birthday to GM Boris Avrukh!
Aug-03-14  juanjoj: Maybe the "logic" is real.But it seems to me that for accusing sb. of sth. you must explain the facts and numbers involved very clearly. Your example is not sufficent to prove guilt of 2 persons.
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