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Konstantin Zaivelevich Lerner
Number of games in database: 465
Years covered: 1962 to 2008
Last FIDE rating: 2515
Highest rating achieved in database: 2575

Overall record: +142 -84 =237 (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 (30) 
    E97 E73 E60 E67 E62
 Queen's Gambit Declined (25) 
    D30 D37 D31 D38 D35
 English (19) 
    A15 A17 A16
 Nimzo Indian (17) 
    E41 E20 E47 E48 E32
 Slav (16) 
    D18 D10 D15 D17 D16
 Queen's Indian (16) 
    E12 E15 E17
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (74) 
    B62 B58 B22 B89 B46
 Queen's Indian (37) 
    E15 E12 E16 E17
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (24) 
    B62 B63 B66 B61 B67
 Nimzo Indian (20) 
    E32 E21 E20 E34 E25
 Queen's Pawn Game (13) 
    A46 E00 A41 D02
 English (13) 
    A17 A14 A15 A19
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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
   K Lerner vs A V Kharitonov, 1984 1-0
   K Lerner vs Chekhov, 1984 1-0
   Kasparov vs K Lerner, 1979 0-1
   K Lerner vs Tal, 1983 1/2-1/2
   Kharlov vs K Lerner, 1992 0-1
   K Lerner vs V Malaniuk, 1983 1/2-1/2
   Sakaev vs K Lerner, 1991 0-1
   Vyzmanavin vs K Lerner, 1984 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Israeli Championship (2004)
   50th USSR Championship (1983)
   Aeroflot Open (2002)

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 Zaivelevich 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.

Wikipedia article: Konstantin Lerner

Last updated: 2018-03-11 00:11:31

 page 1 of 19; games 1-25 of 465  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. V Koshtenko vs K Lerner  1-0211962USSRC15 French, Winawer
2. K Lerner vs Karpov  0-1431971URS-ch sfB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
3. K Klaman vs K Lerner  1-0501973URS-ch ArmyB07 Pirc
4. K Lerner vs I Nei  ½-½481974URS-ch qualC73 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
5. Bronstein vs K Lerner 0-1391974URS-ch First LeagueD56 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. K Lerner vs Kupreichik  1-0461974URS-ch First LeagueB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
7. K Lerner vs Tseshkovsky ½-½561974URS-ch First LeagueB08 Pirc, Classical
8. K Lerner vs Balashov  ½-½391974URS-ch First LeagueB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
9. Chekhov vs K Lerner  ½-½421976URS-ch YMB40 Sicilian
10. K Lerner vs Savon  ½-½411976OdessaE44 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2
11. K Lerner vs Lutikov  ½-½551976OdessaA80 Dutch
12. Plachetka vs K Lerner  0-1341976OdessaA19 English, Mikenas-Carls, Sicilian Variation
13. K Lerner vs Alburt  ½-½171976OdessaB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
14. K Lerner vs Tringov  ½-½121976OdessaB50 Sicilian
15. E Paoli vs K Lerner  0-1301976OdessaB06 Robatsch
16. V Tukmakov vs K Lerner  ½-½171976OdessaB32 Sicilian
17. K Lerner vs Alburt  0-1441976OdessaB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
18. Bronstein vs K Lerner  ½-½651976OdessaB30 Sicilian
19. Plachetka vs K Lerner  0-1401977Stary SmokovecA14 English
20. G Timoshchenko vs K Lerner  1-0551977URS-ch otborB08 Pirc, Classical
21. K Lerner vs Chekhov  1-0431977URS-ch otborA30 English, Symmetrical
22. Lutikov vs K Lerner  ½-½611978Karseladze memC78 Ruy Lopez
23. K Lerner vs I Platonov  1-0351978KievD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
24. K Lerner vs H Lehmann 1-0291978KievD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
25. M Knezevic vs K Lerner  ½-½341978KievD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  MikhailGolubev: Odessa chess TV program, 24th instalment Devoted to Grandmaster Konstantin Lerner (1950-2011)
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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, GM Konstantin Lerner.
Premium Chessgames Member
  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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