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Boris Alterman
B Alterman 
Number of games in database: 189
Years covered: 1983 to 2012
Last FIDE rating: 2613 (2603 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2615

Overall record: +48 -33 =88 (54.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 20 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (21) 
    E73 E81 E70 E84 E86
 Semi-Slav (10) 
    D47 D49 D44 D48 D43
 Nimzo Indian (10) 
    E32 E34 E53 E48
 English, 1 c4 e5 (7) 
    A21 A22 A27
 Slav (6) 
    D12 D11 D10 D19 D15
 Modern Benoni (5) 
    A57 A56
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (25) 
    B76 B32 B23 B22 B30
 Grunfeld (14) 
    D85 D97 D73 D91 D78
 Sicilian Dragon (11) 
    B76 B36 B78 B35 B72
 English, 1 c4 c5 (7) 
    A33 A35 A34 A32 A30
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   B Alterman vs Deep Fritz, 2000 1-0
   B Alterman vs M Matlak, 1994 1-0
   B Alterman vs R Lev, 1994 1-0
   Smirin vs B Alterman, 1993 0-1
   Lputian vs B Alterman, 1994 1/2-1/2
   Shirov vs B Alterman, 1990 1/2-1/2
   B Alterman vs C Gabriel, 1997 1-0
   P K Wells vs B Alterman, 1997 1/2-1/2
   B Alterman vs R Har-Zvi, 1993 1-0
   B Alterman vs Miles, 1992 1-0

   B Alterman vs E Agrest (Oct-17-12) 1/2-1/2
   T Burg vs B Alterman (Oct-16-12) 1/2-1/2
   B Alterman vs Leko (Oct-15-12) 0-1
   B Alterman vs T Sammalvuo (Oct-14-12) 1-0

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(born May-04-1970, 46 years old) Ukraine (federation/nationality Israel)

[what is this?]
Grandmaster (1992) from Israel. In 1985 at age 15 he won the Ukrainian under 18 Junior Chess Championship. In 1987 in the strongest ever-Soviet Junior Chess Championship he shared 1st place with Gata Kamsky. He is an advisor to the Deep Junior chess program. He was the second for Garry Kasparov in his internet match against the world (Kasparov vs The World, 1999).

Wikipedia article: Boris Alterman

 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 189  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. M Golubev vs B Alterman  1-055 1983 Jaroslavl, VDFSO jr ChB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
2. Reshevsky vs B Alterman  1-050 1986 Holon OpenD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
3. B Alterman vs Gelfand  0-137 1987 RigaE81 King's Indian, Samisch
4. B Alterman vs Khmelnitsky  1-042 1988 Ch UkraineD19 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
5. B Alterman vs M Brodsky  ½-½17 1988 UKR-chE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
6. B Alterman vs Y Kruppa  ½-½22 1988 UKR-chD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. M Golubev vs B Alterman  ½-½52 1988 Ukraine jr ChT, DnepropetrovskB78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
8. Y Kruppa vs B Alterman  ½-½16 1988 UKR-chE15 Queen's Indian
9. B Alterman vs D Rogozenco  1-034 1989 URS-chT U20D85 Grunfeld
10. B Alterman vs H Odeev  1-043 1989 URS-qual U20D85 Grunfeld
11. G Kuzmin vs B Alterman 1-037 1989 Voroshilovgrad OpenB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
12. B Alterman vs M Oratovsky  0-162 1989 URS-qual U20A21 English
13. B Alterman vs Kramnik ½-½16 1990 Sochi (Russia)D20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
14. B Alterman vs M Gavric  1-046 1990 Pula, CROE84 King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line
15. B Alterman vs Yurtaev  ½-½38 1990 Pula (Croatia)E81 King's Indian, Samisch
16. Kramnik vs B Alterman  ½-½27 1990 Sochi (Russia)B76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
17. Shirov vs B Alterman  ½-½32 1990 Ch World (juniors)B32 Sicilian
18. B Alterman vs Kramnik  ½-½40 1990 Sochi (Russia)A85 Dutch, with c4 & Nc3
19. Pinter vs B Alterman 1-0127 1991 Beer-Sheva (Israel)E15 Queen's Indian
20. B Alterman vs Pinter  ½-½22 1991 Beer-Sheva (Israel)D47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
21. Psakhis vs B Alterman 1-033 1991 Israel 54/46A30 English, Symmetrical
22. B Alterman vs Psakhis  ½-½11 1991 HartbergE53 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
23. Korchnoi vs B Alterman  1-031 1992 Beer ShevaA57 Benko Gambit
24. B Alterman vs I Nei  1-069 1992 Komotini opD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
25. B Alterman vs V Milov  0-175 1992 ISR-chD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
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Apr-18-04  ruylopez900: is his website, intresting lectures.
Apr-18-04  Dillinger: Like i said in the cafe, i posted the alterman wall game (all 87 moves) and still waiting for it to appear
Oct-03-04  xiaolin: cant believe not many people have posted on this guy, thought there wud be tons
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  acirce: Why? An almost inactive 2548 player?
Oct-03-04  WMD: Israelis like building walls.
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  offramp: Alterman - doesn't that mean 'other man'? What 'other man' is he?
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  mahmoudkubba: could any body tells me more news on this, especially the wall one..
Oct-03-04  WMD: You can buy pieces of the Berlin Wall on
Oct-24-04  pawn52: Man! My hand is killing me. I just got out of a lecture on w/ GM Alterman. He was talking about the Benko Gambit today. I managed to get 4 pages of notes down. My hand feels like it was taking notes down in Biology.
Oct-24-04  pawn52: Just in case you guys are interested, he'll be talking about ideas for White in the Benko Gambit next Sunday at 3:00 EST. Tomorrow's lecture has one of the grandmasters (I forget his name) talking about some key games in the Kramnik-Leko WCC match.
Feb-14-06  babakova: I drew him in a simul one year ago. Here are the moves


1. e4 c5 2. d4 cxd4 3. c3 d6 4. cxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e6 6. Nf3 Be7 7. Be2 O-O 8. O-O Nbd7 9. h3 a6 10. e5 Ne8 11. Bd3 dxe5 12. dxe5 Nc5 13. Bc2 Qxd1 14. Rxd1 b5 15. Bg5 f6 16. exf6 Bxf6 17. Bxf6 gxf6 18. b4 Nd7 19. a4 bxa4 20. Rxa4 Nb6 21. Ra5 Nc7 22. Be4 Rb8 23. Rc5 Ncd5 24. Nxd5 Nxd5 25. Bxd5 exd5 26. Rd4 Rb6 27. Nh4 Be6 28. g4 Rfb8 29. Ra5 Rxb4 30. Rxb4 Rxb4 31. Rxa6 Kf7 32. Ra7+ Kg8 33. Ra6 Kf7 34. Ra7+ 1/2-1/2

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  whiteshark: From chessgames biography: <He is an advisor to the Deep Junior chess program.>

Are you sure about it? I thought it was a short relationship as Amir Ban once said in an interview on Junior 9 CD.

Sep-13-08  myschkin: . . .

"Chess helped me to improve my character and understand a lot of interesting ways of the world" (Alterman)

I think he was the "Opening Book" specialist


GM Boris Alterman answers questions from ICC users:

Personal profile:

Sep-13-08  Red October: nice links.. thanks!
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  whiteshark: Thanks for the clarification, <myschkin>.

But is he still doing the opening book for DJ or was it only for the match against Kasparov back in 2003?

Well, anyhow, here is a nice lecture by Amir Ban from June 2008:

Sep-13-08  myschkin: . . .

<shark> I know nothing whatsoever about DJs ... apart from the chess blues ^^

hi <Red> ;)

Feb-22-09  WhiteRook48: let's Alter, man!
Jun-11-09  hedgeh0g: Gambit Guide! :D
Jan-15-10  zooter: ICC Gambit Guide...Super show by Boris Alterman
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  wordfunph: 2000 Alterman-Deep Fritz in Holland: At one stage of the game, GM Boris Alterman's eight pawns were lined up on the fourth rank and has come to be known as "Alterman Wall". Alterman won the game against Fritz in 87 moves.
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  Amulet: The Alterman Wall:

B Alterman vs Deep Fritz, 2000

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  Amulet: On move 26. e4 completes the Alterman formidable wall.
Sep-13-11  BIDMONFA: Boris Alterman


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  offramp: Doesn't <Alterman> mean that he is someone else?
Apr-13-14  john barleycorn: <offramp: Doesn't <Alterman> mean that he is someone else?> yes, the someone else who thinks he is him.
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