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Lev Aptekar
Number of games in database: 55
Years covered: 1963 to 1983
Last FIDE rating: 2240
Overall record: +23 -19 =13 (53.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Nov-26-1936, 86 years old) Ukraine (federation/nationality New Zealand)

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Lev Isaakovich Aptekar was born in Kiev, USSR in 1936. A noted trainer of young players he emigrated to New Zealand in 1975. He was joint New Zealand Champion with Murray Chandler and Ortvin Sarapu in 1975-76.

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 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 55  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Zamikhovsky vs L Aptekar 1-0531963Kiev-chE10 Queen's Pawn Game
2. P Paris vs L Aptekar  0-125197583rd NZ ChB32 Sicilian
3. E M Green vs L Aptekar  ½-½22197683rd NZ ChE77 King's Indian
4. L Aptekar vs P W Stuart  1-034197683rd NZ ChA04 Reti Opening
5. W Fairhurst vs L Aptekar ½-½57197683rd NZ ChA44 Old Benoni Defense
6. L Aptekar vs L Cornford  1-059197683rd NZ ChA07 King's Indian Attack
7. P B Weir vs L Aptekar  1-059197683rd NZ ChB06 Robatsch
8. O Sarapu vs L Aptekar  ½-½7197683rd New Zealand ChA43 Old Benoni
9. L Aptekar vs V Small  ½-½46197683rd NZ ChA48 King's Indian
10. P Garbett vs L Aptekar  0-137197683rd NZ ChB32 Sicilian
11. L Aptekar vs Chandler  ½-½52197683rd NZ ChA16 English
12. L Aptekar vs R J Sutton  ½-½44197683rd NZ ChA11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
13. L Aptekar vs P Garbett  ½-½45197784th New Zealand ChampionshipA30 English, Symmetrical
14. L Aptekar vs B R Anderson  1-049197784th New Zealand ChampionshipA60 Benoni Defense
15. L Aptekar vs P E Hoffman  1-0391977Auckland Open ChD92 Grunfeld, 5.Bf4
16. A Carpinter vs L Aptekar 1-0381977Auckland Open ChA44 Old Benoni Defense
17. L Aptekar vs C Laird 1-0231977Labour Weekend TtB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
18. E M Green vs L Aptekar  0-1291977Howick-Pakuranga Open TtB32 Sicilian
19. L Aptekar vs O Sarapu  0-1311977New Zealand ChampionshipE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
20. R Wansink vs L Aptekar  1-0281977Howick-Pakuranga Open TtB99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
21. L Aptekar vs G Carter  1-03119774th Winstones TtA17 English
22. E M Green vs L Aptekar  ½-½1019774th Winstones TtA56 Benoni Defense
23. B R Watson vs L Aptekar  0-1411978Auckland Open ChB40 Sicilian
24. L Aptekar vs M Steadman  1-0421978Auckland Open ChA15 English
25. L Aptekar vs R W Smith  0-1291978Auckland Open ChE87 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox
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  Benzol: Happy Birthday Lev.
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  Benzol: From round 10 of the 87th NZ Ch held in Upper Hutt.

A L Carpinter vesus L I Aptekar

Position after White's 36th move:

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37.Rxa7 Nd3
38.f4 exf4
39.Qd2 Ne5
40.R7a3 Nc4
41.Qe2 Ne3+
42.Rxe3 fxe3
43.Re1 Rc3
44.Qf3 f6
45.Re2 Kh6
46.Re1 Kg6
47.Re2 f5
48.exf5+ Qxf5
49.Rxe3 Rxe3


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  Benzol: I wonder if he's related to David Bronstein?
May-12-08  whiteshark: <Benzol> Whatever gave you that idea?

What is his book <Wisdom in Chess> about?

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  Benzol: <whiteshark> <<Benzol> Whatever gave you that idea?>

His father was Iokhonon Bronstein and his mother was Ester-Malka Aptekar.

His book "Wisdom In Chess" I know of but I've never actually seen. <Richard Taylor> might be a better person to ask there. The last time I spoke to Bob Mitchell he said Lev was preparing another book for chess students. As far as I know it hasn't appeared yet but it isn't too far away.

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  Jonathan Sarfati: I once owned /Wisdom in Chess/. IIRC, it was a lot of tactical training, but really needs a competent teacher to explain it properly.
Oct-22-16  diagonal: The <NZL Championships in 1975/76> saw a triple tie for the title (without play-off), after 15 and a half years young Murray Chandler lost in the final round to William Fairhurst (multiple Scottish Champion) thus allowing record title holder Ortvin Sarapu (born in Estonia, known in New Zealand as "Mr Chess") and Lev Aptekar (ex-USSR), to catch up. First-timer (in alphabetical order) Aptekar, Chandler, and Sarapu:

Dec-19-17  gmarkzon: he was my coach in Kiev. Extremely nice person!

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