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Boris Kantsler
Number of games in database: 265
Years covered: 1975 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2439 (2367 rapid, 2447 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2550

Overall record: +65 -75 =114 (48.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 11 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (18) 
    E97 E92 E95 E62 E80
 Nimzo Indian (12) 
    E41 E58 E32 E46 E48
 Grunfeld (10) 
    D97 D78 D70 D74 D85
 Sicilian (8) 
    B22 B40 B28 B51 B30
 Slav (7) 
    D12 D10 D16 D11 D17
 Reti System (7) 
    A06 A04 A05
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (37) 
    E92 E67 E63 E97 E94
 Pirc (32) 
    B07 B08 B09
 Robatsch (24) 
 Queen's Pawn Game (13) 
    A41 A40
 Sicilian (12) 
    B43 B40 B42 B20 B41
 Sicilian Kan (8) 
    B43 B41 B42
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Gelfand vs B Kantsler, 2001 0-1
   Romero Holmes vs B Kantsler, 2002 1/2-1/2
   B Kantsler vs Greenfeld, 2005 1-0
   N Ribshtein vs B Kantsler, 2001 0-1
   B Kantsler vs Itay Westreich, 2015 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Junior Selection Tournament (1980)
   Be'er Sheva (1996)
   Israeli Championship (2004)
   USSR Championship (1991)
   European Championship (2001)
   European Club Cup (2003)
   European Championship (2015)

   🏆 8th Vezerkepzo GM
   B Kantsler vs V Agrawal (Aug-25-21) 1/2-1/2
   A Greenfeld vs B Kantsler (Feb-14-20) 1-0
   E Rozen vs B Kantsler (Jul-03-18) 0-1
   J G Ludwig vs B Kantsler (Jul-05-17) 1-0
   B Kantsler vs J Salonen (May-02-17) 1-0

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(born Apr-16-1962, 60 years old) Israel

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Boris Feliksovich Kantsler was born in Frunze*. He became an IM in 1987 and a GM in 1999.

*Wikipedia article: Bishkek

 page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 298  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Kasparov vs B Kantsler 1-0321975Junior competitionA07 King's Indian Attack
2. E Ruban vs B Kantsler  0-1391980USSR Junior ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
3. N Andrianov vs B Kantsler  1-0441980Junior Selection TournamentA16 English
4. B Asanov vs B Kantsler  0-1301980Junior Selection TournamentE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
5. V Kuporosov vs B Kantsler  1-0531980Junior Selection TournamentC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
6. B Kantsler vs Salov  1-0361980Junior Selection TournamentB30 Sicilian
7. T Imanaliev vs B Kantsler  1-0451980Junior Selection TournamentB06 Robatsch
8. B Kantsler vs Z Sturua  ½-½241980URS-ch48 sf DnepropetrovskC82 Ruy Lopez, Open
9. B Kantsler vs V Malaniuk  1-0551980URS-ch48 sf DnepropetrovskC19 French, Winawer, Advance
10. B Kantsler vs A Vitolinsh  ½-½551980URS-ch48 sf DnepropetrovskB22 Sicilian, Alapin
11. B Kantsler vs N Popov  1-0311980URS-ch48 sf DnepropetrovskB22 Sicilian, Alapin
12. F Sideifzade vs B Kantsler  1-0581980URS-ch48 sf DnepropetrovskC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
13. Yurtaev vs B Kantsler  1-0231980URS-ch48 sf DnepropetrovskB08 Pirc, Classical
14. B Kantsler vs Anikaev  1-0381980URS-ch48 sf DnepropetrovskA07 King's Indian Attack
15. V E Kozlov vs B Kantsler  1-0751980URS-ch48 sf DnepropetrovskE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
16. B Kantsler vs A Panchenko  ½-½441980URS-ch48 sf DnepropetrovskA07 King's Indian Attack
17. A V Kharitonov vs B Kantsler  ½-½34198115th Soviet Team-ch finalB06 Robatsch
18. B Kantsler vs Vladimirov  0-152198115th Soviet Team-ch lower groupC73 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
19. Tukmakov vs B Kantsler  1-0371981URS-ch sfA42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
20. B Kantsler vs F Sideifzade  ½-½311983Spartakiade tt 8thA04 Reti Opening
21. Gipslis vs B Kantsler  1-050198316th Soviet Team Championship qual-1B08 Pirc, Classical
22. Romanishin vs B Kantsler  ½-½28198316th Soviet Team Championship qual-1E63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
23. I Nei vs B Kantsler  ½-½31198316th Soviet Team Championship Final-CB06 Robatsch
24. Romanishin vs B Kantsler  1-0411985FrunzeE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
25. Kupreichik vs B Kantsler  ½-½631985FrunzeB06 Robatsch
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-28-08  myschkin: . . .

Israeli GM <Boris Kantsler> (born 1962)

Apr-16-14  chesssalamander: Juding by his Most Played Openings, it looks like Kantsler prefers Queen Pawn as White, and against 1.e4, g6 or d6, and against 1.d4, King's Indian.

His win over Gelfand in 2001 is sweet!

He also has a draw against Tal to his credit.


Mr. Obvious

Jun-29-14  BIDMONFA: Boris Kantsler


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