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Boris Alterman
B Alterman 
Number of games in database: 309
Years covered: 1983 to 2012
Last FIDE rating: 2608 (2601 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2615

Overall record: +90 -47 =152 (57.4%)*
   * 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 (30) 
    E73 E81 E84 E71 E86
 Nimzo Indian (20) 
    E32 E34 E20 E21 E53
 Semi-Slav (17) 
    D49 D47 D48 D44 D45
 English, 1 c4 e5 (12) 
    A21 A22 A27 A28 A29
 Grunfeld (9) 
    D85 D91 D98 D97
 Queen's Gambit Declined (9) 
    D37 D31 D38 D30 D36
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (44) 
    B76 B32 B30 B78 B22
 Grunfeld (20) 
    D85 D78 D82 D80 D92
 Sicilian Dragon (17) 
    B76 B78 B72 B77 B74
 English, 1 c4 c5 (14) 
    A35 A33 A30 A32 A37
 Benko Gambit (7) 
    A57 A58 A59
 Modern Benoni (7) 
    A57 A58 A59
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Alterman vs Deep Fritz, 2000 1-0
   Lputian vs Alterman, 1994 1/2-1/2
   Alterman vs M Matlak, 1994 1-0
   Alterman vs R Lev, 1994 1-0
   Alterman vs D Rogic, 1998 1-0
   Smirin vs Alterman, 1993 0-1
   Alterman vs C Gabriel, 1997 1-0
   P K Wells vs Alterman, 1997 1/2-1/2
   Shirov vs Alterman, 1990 1/2-1/2
   Alterman vs R Har-Zvi, 1993 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Rishon LeZion (1996)
   Pardubice (1993)
   Israeli Championship (1994)
   European Team Championship (1997)
   Dresden Zonal (1998)
   European Team Championship (1992)
   Manila Olympiad (1992)
   18th Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1994)
   PCA Qualifiers (1993)
   Moscow Olympiad (1994)
   Yerevan Olympiad (1996)
   Elista Olympiad (1998)

   🏆 European Club Cup
   B Alterman vs 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, 52 years old) Ukraine (federation/nationality Israel)

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Boris Valeryevich Alterman is a Grandmaster (1992) and a FIDE Senior Trainer (2010). 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

Last updated: 2022-01-12 17:17:44

 page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 362  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Golubev vs B Alterman  1-0551983Jaroslavl, VDFSO jr ChB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
2. Reshevsky vs B Alterman  1-0501986Holon opD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
3. B Alterman vs Gelfand  0-1371987Riga U20E81 King's Indian, Samisch
4. Golubev vs B Alterman  ½-½521988Ukraine jr ChT, DnepropetrovskB78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
5. B Alterman vs Brodsky  ½-½171988KharkivE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
6. B Alterman vs I Khmelnitsky  1-0421988KharkivD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
7. Y Kruppa vs B Alterman  ½-½161988KharkivE15 Queen's Indian
8. A Shneider vs B Alterman  ½-½161988Ukrainian ChampionshipE60 King's Indian Defense
9. V Moskalenko vs B Alterman  0-1321988Ukrainian ChampionshipA57 Benko Gambit
10. A Moroz vs B Alterman  ½-½361988Ukrainian ChampionshipB32 Sicilian
11. S Koutsin vs B Alterman  ½-½161988Ukrainian ChampionshipA48 King's Indian
12. A Frolov vs B Alterman  ½-½591988Ukrainian ChampionshipB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
13. F Levin vs B Alterman  ½-½771988Ukrainian ChampionshipE15 Queen's Indian
14. B Alterman vs V Telman  ½-½811988Ukrainian ChampionshipE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
15. B Alterman vs A Bangiev  0-1531988Ukrainian ChampionshipA60 Benoni Defense
16. B Alterman vs Y Kruppa  ½-½221988Ukrainian ChampionshipD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. B Alterman vs S Savchenko  ½-½171988Ukrainian ChampionshipD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
18. B Alterman vs R Pogorelov  1-0401988Ukrainian ChampionshipE47 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3
19. A Kosikov vs B Alterman  1-0341988Ukrainian ChampionshipB27 Sicilian
20. B Alterman vs V Karpman  ½-½111988Ukrainian ChampionshipE41 Nimzo-Indian
21. A Vitolinsh vs B Alterman  1-0621988USSR Team ChampionshipB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
22. A Terekhin vs B Alterman  0-1301988USSR Team ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
23. B Alterman vs Khenkin  0-1311988USSR Team ChampionshipD94 Grunfeld
24. B Alterman vs E Rajskij  1-0251988USSR Team ChampionshipE45 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation
25. B Alterman vs V Bashkov  ½-½291988USSR Team ChampionshipD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
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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.
Oct-03-04  offramp: Alterman - doesn't that mean 'other man'? What 'other man' is he?
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
May-04-10  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


Apr-13-14  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?
Jul-16-20  Gottschalk: I like this
B V Alterman vs Miles, 1992
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