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Alon Greenfeld
Number of games in database: 1,535
Years covered: 1979 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2500 (2385 rapid, 2447 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2590

Overall record: +249 -134 =248 (59.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 904 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (114) 
    E60 E62 E68 E69 E63
 Slav (63) 
    D17 D15 D11 D16 D12
 Queen's Indian (60) 
    E12 E17 E15 E13 E16
 English (57) 
    A15 A13 A17 A14 A16
 Queen's Gambit Declined (46) 
    D37 D35 D38 D39 D31
 English, 1 c4 c5 (45) 
    A30 A33 A35 A34 A38
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (241) 
    B62 B66 B22 B30 B52
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (85) 
    B62 B66 B63 B64 B69
 Grunfeld (62) 
    D85 D86 D70 D91 D80
 English, 1 c4 c5 (52) 
    A30 A33 A35 A31 A34
 Ruy Lopez (47) 
    C92 C84 C77 C78 C93
 English (44) 
    A15 A14 A10 A16 A13
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Greenfeld vs J Redmond, 2008 1-0
   Balashov vs Greenfeld, 1985 1/2-1/2
   Greenfeld vs P Kacirek, 1995 1-0
   Svidler vs Greenfeld, 1994 0-1
   Greenfeld vs S Kosmo, 2003 1-0
   Greenfeld vs T Michalczak, 2010 1-0
   Korchnoi vs Greenfeld, 1986 0-1
   Greenfeld vs E Postny, 2002 1-0
   Greenfeld vs Korchnoi, 1988 1/2-1/2
   Greenfeld vs C Daly, 2008 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Be'er Sheva (1988)
   Irish Championship (2008)
   5th Batavia (2013)
   European Club Cup (2009)
   Thessaloniki Olympiad (1984)
   World Senior Teams Championship (50+) (2017)
   Groningen Chess Festival (2013)
   London Chess Classic Open (2014)
   Hasselbacken Open (2016)
   European Club Cup (2018)
   Thessaloniki Olympiad (1988)
   Novi Sad Olympiad (1990)
   Moscow Olympiad (1994)
   European Club Cup (2005)
   Gibraltar Masters (2007)

   🏆 Fagernes GM Open
   Greenfeld vs R Baskin (Oct-17-21) 1-0
   M Efroimski vs Greenfeld (Oct-16-21) 1/2-1/2
   Greenfeld vs Torbjorn Dahl (Oct-15-21) 1/2-1/2
   J Ingebretsen vs Greenfeld (Oct-14-21) 1/2-1/2
   Greenfeld vs F Lindh (Oct-13-21) 1-0

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(born Apr-17-1964, 58 years old) United States of America (federation/nationality Israel)

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His peak rating is 2610, achieved in the FIDE rating list of January 1994.

In 1982, he finished runner-up in the European Junior Chess Championship. Two years later, Greenfeld won the Israeli national championship. His best individual achievement is the victory of the Komerční banka Cup, a category 14 round-robin tournament at the Trimex Open 1993 in Pardubice.

His most famous pupil has been Emil Sutovsky. He travels regularly to India, and works with a number of promising young Indian players e.g. Vidit.citation needed Asked what his best game was Greenfeld unhesitatingly replied: "My game against G.M. Boyce at Jersey 2004"

Alon Greenfeld played for Israel in five Chess Olympiads.

In 1982, at first reserve board in the 25th Chess Olympiad in Lucerne (+3 −1 =3); In 1984, at second board in the 26th Chess Olympiad in Thessaloniki (+6 −1 =6); In 1988, at first board in the 28th Chess Olympiad in Thessaloniki (+4 −5 =4); In 1990, at fourth board in the 29th Chess Olympiad in Novi Sad (+5 −2 =4); In 1994, at fourth board in the 31st Chess Olympiad in Moscow (+4 −2 =3). Greenfeld was awarded the titles of International Master (IM) in 1983 and Grandmaster (GM) in 1989.

Wikipedia article: Alon Greenfeld

Last updated: 2021-12-11 20:38:22

 page 1 of 61; games 1-25 of 1,525  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. N Gaprindashvili vs Greenfeld  0-1391979It (w)C18 French, Winawer
2. Greenfeld vs H Mattes  1-0361979Biel IM opB10 Caro-Kann
3. N Sprotte vs Greenfeld  0-1361979Biel IM opE60 King's Indian Defense
4. Y Gruenfeld vs Greenfeld  1-0371979Biel IM opC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
5. Greenfeld vs C Maier  1-0341979Biel IM opA04 Reti Opening
6. D Hergott vs Greenfeld  0-1291981WchT U26B17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
7. K Bischoff vs Greenfeld  ½-½201981WchT U26A61 Benoni
8. Greenfeld vs Salov  0-1221981EU-ch U20A13 English
9. Greenfeld vs J Poecksteiner  0-1441981WchT U26D79 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O, Main line
10. Greenfeld vs I Kourkounakis  ½-½421981WchT U26A49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
11. I Stohl vs Greenfeld  ½-½181981EU-ch U20A30 English, Symmetrical
12. Greenfeld vs J H Gomez Baillo  1-0271981WchT U26A04 Reti Opening
13. F A Cuijpers vs Greenfeld  ½-½361981EU-ch U20B83 Sicilian
14. D Sellos vs Greenfeld  1-0341981WchT U26B17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
15. Greenfeld vs F Gobet  1-0311981EU-ch U20B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
16. Greenfeld vs P Stigar  1-0521981WchT U26A04 Reti Opening
17. K Bischoff vs Greenfeld  ½-½271981WchT U26A07 King's Indian Attack
18. Greenfeld vs M L Condie  ½-½331981EU-ch U20A30 English, Symmetrical
19. Greenfeld vs G Vallifuoco  1-0301981WchT U26E63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
20. M Lanzani vs Greenfeld  ½-½551981EU-ch U20B81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
21. Greenfeld vs B Filipovic  ½-½331981WchT U26E66 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno
22. D Bryson vs Greenfeld  ½-½401981World U26 Team-chC00 French Defense
23. M Wiedenkeller vs Greenfeld  ½-½461981EU-ch U20B83 Sicilian
24. Greenfeld vs G Siegel  1-0461981EU-ch U20C48 Four Knights
25. C Hansen vs Greenfeld  0-1581981EU-ch U20A46 Queen's Pawn Game
 page 1 of 61; games 1-25 of 1,525  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  Benzol: Alon Greenfeld
Born 17th April 1964 in New York
Awarded the IM title in 1983.
Mar-02-05  chenturini: And N. Gaprindashvily vs A Greenfeld, is not Alon Greenfeld !!
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  WTHarvey: Here are some critical positions from Alon's games not given here: White to move and win.
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  tpstar: <WTHarvey> Nice quiz! Note the 4th position (Greenfeld-Popchev) has a typo - should be Nh6+ instead. Thanks for the link.
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  Sneaky: WTHarvey, your site is great. I see you signed-up, be sure to check out the Sacrifice Explorer, I bet it will save you many hours setting up those pages.
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  WTHarvey: <tpstar> Edited and you've been credited. :-) Thanks ! <Sneaky> Hey, it's like fishing with a fish finder! Everyone ought to check out the Sac Explorer. I used to have the license plate 'Sac & M8'

Greenfeld had a interesting chess career. Mostly hung in around #300 worldwide but shot up to about #50 for a few months. What was that all about?

Mar-02-05  Catfriend: Alon Greenfeld, several time Israeli champ, increases his strength gradually. He won against several strong GMs, and is perhaps the most internationally active among Israelis.
Apr-17-06  BIDMONFA: Alon Greenfeld


Sep-28-06  erimiro1: Alon Greenfeld is a GM not an IM.
Jan-25-07  Mibelz: Izaak Grynfeld (POL, then ISR) - not Alon Greenfeld - played at Szczawno Zdrój (Salzbrunn) 1950 (Keres won).
Apr-17-08  Resignation Trap: Not only is today his birthday, but he is currently playing a match with Henrique Mecking in Passo Fundo, Brazil: .
Apr-17-10  wordfunph: <erimiro1: Alon Greenfeld is a GM not an IM.>

but who said he was an IM?

his current rating is 2561 and had a peak of 2581 in 2001.

happy 46th birthday Alon..

Sep-14-10  erimiro1: <wordfunph: but who said he was an IM?> Take a look above
Apr-17-11  cracknik: I had never heard of this guy.
May-20-15  jrofrano: Alon Greenfeld is the fourth GM as part of my new series called the GM Spotlight!

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  Penguincw: Alon Greenfeld wins the Portugal Open on tiebreaks, with a score of 6.5/9.
Mar-01-18  PhilFeeley: Missing GREENFELD - TSEITLIN. Beer-Sheva 1996. Not sure which Tseitlin. The game is covered in Chess Training for Post-Beginners.

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24. Bc3 Rxd5 25.Bxg7 Kxg7 26.Rxc7 Qxc7 27.Rxc7 Rxc7 28.d4 Re7 29.Qf3 Re4 30.Qe2 Kf6 31.Qa2 Ke6 32.Kf2 g5 33.Kf3 h4 34.Qc4 g4+ 35.Kf2 f4 36.gxf4 g3+ 37.hxg3 hxg3+ 38.Kxg3 Rxe3+ 39.Kf2


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