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Lev Isaakovich Aptekar
Number of games in database: 40
Years covered: 1963 to 1983
Last FIDE rating: 2240
Overall record: +18 -16 =6 (52.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

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(born Nov-26-1936, 79 years old) Ukraine (federation/nationality New Zealand)

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Lev Isaakovich Aptekar was born in Kiev, USSR in 1936. A noted trainer of young players he emigrated to New Zealand in 1975. He was joint New Zealand Champion with Murray Chandler and Ortvin Sarapu in 1975-76.

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 40  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Zamikhovsky vs L Aptekar 1-053 1963 Kiev-chE10 Queen's Pawn Game
2. O Sarapu vs L Aptekar  ½-½7 1976 83rd New Zealand ChampionshipA43 Old Benoni
3. E M Green vs L Aptekar  0-129 1977 Howick-Pakuranga Open TtB33 Sicilian
4. L Aptekar vs O Sarapu  0-131 1977 New Zealand ChampionshipE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
5. L Aptekar vs C Laird 1-023 1977 Labour Weekend TtB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
6. L Aptekar vs P Garbett  ½-½45 1977 84th New Zealand ChampionshipA30 English, Symmetrical
7. R Wansink vs L Aptekar  1-028 1977 Howick-Pakuranga Open TtB99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
8. L Aptekar vs G Carter  1-031 1977 4th Winstones TtA17 English
9. A Carpinter vs L Aptekar 1-038 1977 Auckland Open ChA44 Old Benoni Defense
10. E M Green vs L Aptekar  ½-½10 1977 4th Winstones TtA56 Benoni Defense
11. L Aptekar vs P E Hoffman  1-039 1977 Auckland Open ChD92 Grunfeld, 5.Bf4
12. L Aptekar vs B R Anderson  1-049 1977 84th New Zealand ChampionshipA60 Benoni Defense
13. L Aptekar vs R K N Lanning  1-028 1978 North Island ChE92 King's Indian
14. L Aptekar vs R W Smith  0-129 1978 Auckland Open ChE87 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox
15. L Aptekar vs M Steadman  1-042 1978 Auckland Open ChA15 English
16. P Goffin vs L Aptekar  ½-½70 1978 North Island ChB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
17. L Aptekar vs D Gollogly  1-022 1978 Auckland, New ZealandE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
18. B R Watson vs L Aptekar  0-141 1978 Auckland Open ChB22 Sicilian, Alapin
19. L Aptekar vs A Feneridis 0-152 1979 Queens Birthday Weekend TtA45 Queen's Pawn Game
20. L Aptekar vs V Small  0-149 1979 87th New Zealand ChB23 Sicilian, Closed
21. L Aptekar vs J Sarfati 1-021 1979 Queens Birthday Weekend TtD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
22. T Spiller vs L Aptekar  0-158 1979 Queens Birthday Weekend TtA56 Benoni Defense
23. R Nokes vs L Aptekar  1-022 1979 New Zealand ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
24. P W Stuart vs L Aptekar  0-144 1979 87th New Zealand ChA10 English
25. J N Metge vs L Aptekar  1-043 1979 87th New Zealand ChA44 Old Benoni Defense
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  Benzol: Happy Birthday Lev.
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  Benzol: From round 10 of the 87th NZ Ch held in Upper Hutt.

A L Carpinter vesus L I Aptekar

Position after White's 36th move:

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37.Rxa7 Nd3
38.f4 exf4
39.Qd2 Ne5
40.R7a3 Nc4
41.Qe2 Ne3+
42.Rxe3 fxe3
43.Re1 Rc3
44.Qf3 f6
45.Re2 Kh6
46.Re1 Kg6
47.Re2 f5
48.exf5+ Qxf5
49.Rxe3 Rxe3


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  Benzol: I wonder if he's related to David Bronstein?
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  whiteshark: <Benzol> Whatever gave you that idea?

What is his book <Wisdom in Chess> about?

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  Benzol: <whiteshark> <<Benzol> Whatever gave you that idea?>

His father was Iokhonon Bronstein and his mother was Ester-Malka Aptekar.

His book "Wisdom In Chess" I know of but I've never actually seen. <Richard Taylor> might be a better person to ask there. The last time I spoke to Bob Mitchell he said Lev was preparing another book for chess students. As far as I know it hasn't appeared yet but it isn't too far away.

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  Jonathan Sarfati: I once owned /Wisdom in Chess/. IIRC, it was a lot of tactical training, but really needs a competent teacher to explain it properly.
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