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Boris Valeryevich Alterman
B V Alterman 
Number of games in database: 193
Years covered: 1983 to 2012
Last FIDE rating: 2605 (2601 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2615

Overall record: +50 -34 =89 (54.6%)*
   * 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 (22) 
    E73 E81 E70 E84 E86
 Nimzo Indian (10) 
    E32 E34 E48 E53
 Semi-Slav (10) 
    D49 D47 D45 D44 D43
 English, 1 c4 e5 (7) 
    A21 A22 A27
 Slav (6) 
    D12 D10 D11 D18 D15
 Queen's Gambit Declined (5) 
    D38 D37 D31
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (27) 
    B76 B32 B30 B52 B22
 Grunfeld (14) 
    D85 D78 D80 D82 D91
 Sicilian Dragon (10) 
    B76 B78 B72 B77
 English, 1 c4 c5 (7) 
    A35 A33 A34 A30 A32
 Petrov (4) 
    C42 C43
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   B V Alterman vs Deep Fritz, 2000 1-0
   B V Alterman vs R Lev, 1994 1-0
   B V Alterman vs M Matlak, 1994 1-0
   Lputian vs B V Alterman, 1994 1/2-1/2
   Smirin vs B V Alterman, 1993 0-1
   Shirov vs B V Alterman, 1990 1/2-1/2
   B V Alterman vs C Gabriel, 1997 1-0
   B V Alterman vs Kramnik, 1990 1/2-1/2
   B V Alterman vs R Har-Zvi, 1993 1-0
   P K Wells vs B V Alterman, 1997 1/2-1/2

   🏆 European Club Cup
   B V Alterman vs Agrest (Oct-17-12) 1/2-1/2
   T Burg vs B V Alterman (Oct-16-12) 1/2-1/2
   B V Alterman vs Leko (Oct-15-12) 0-1
   B V Alterman vs T Sammalvuo (Oct-14-12) 1-0

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(born May-04-1970, 49 years old) Ukraine (federation/nationality Israel)

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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 193  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M V Golubev vs B V Alterman  1-0551983Jaroslavl, VDFSO jr ChB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
2. Reshevsky vs B V Alterman  1-0501986Holon OpenD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
3. B V Alterman vs Gelfand  0-1371987Riga U20E81 King's Indian, Samisch
4. Y Kruppa vs B V Alterman  ½-½161988UKR-chE15 Queen's Indian
5. B V Alterman vs Khmelnitsky  1-0421988Ch UkraineD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
6. B V Alterman vs M Brodsky  ½-½171988UKR-chE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
7. B V Alterman vs Y Kruppa  ½-½221988UKR-chD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. M V Golubev vs B V Alterman  ½-½521988Ukraine jr ChT, DnepropetrovskB78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
9. B V Alterman vs D Rogozenco  1-0341989URS-chT U20D85 Grunfeld
10. G Kuzmin vs B V Alterman 1-0371989Voroshilovgrad OpenB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
11. B V Alterman vs H Odeev  1-0431989URS-qual U20D85 Grunfeld
12. B V Alterman vs A V Frolov  0-1531989URS-qual U20E80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
13. B V Alterman vs M B Oratovsky  0-1621989URS-qual U20A21 English
14. B V Alterman vs Kramnik ½-½161990URS-ch U20D20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
15. B V Alterman vs M Gavric  1-0461990Pula, CROE84 King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line
16. B V Alterman vs Yurtaev  ½-½381990Pula opE81 King's Indian, Samisch
17. Kramnik vs B V Alterman  ½-½271990URS-qual U18B76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
18. B V Alterman vs Kramnik  ½-½401990URS-qual U18A85 Dutch, with c4 & Nc3
19. Shirov vs B V Alterman  ½-½321990Wch U20B32 Sicilian
20. Dolmatov vs B V Alterman  ½-½311991Beer-ShevaB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
21. Pinter vs B V Alterman 1-01271991Be'er ShevaE15 Queen's Indian
22. B V Alterman vs Pinter  ½-½221991Be'er ShevaD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
23. Psakhis vs B V Alterman 1-0331991IsraelA30 English, Symmetrical
24. B V Alterman vs Psakhis  ½-½111991Hartberg opE53 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
25. Korchnoi vs B V Alterman  1-0311992Be'er ShevaA57 Benko Gambit
 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 193  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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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
Oct-03-04  acirce: Why? An almost inactive 2548 player?
Oct-03-04  WMD: Israelis like building walls.
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: Alterman - doesn't that mean 'other man'? What 'other man' is he?
Oct-03-04  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!
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.
Apr-24-11  Amulet: The Alterman Wall:

B Alterman vs Deep Fritz, 2000

Apr-24-11  Amulet: On move 26. e4 completes the Alterman formidable wall.
Sep-13-11  BIDMONFA: Boris Alterman


Premium Chessgames Member
  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.
Jan-03-19  siggemannen: What does this guy do these days?
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