Lev Aptekar

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Lev Isaakovich Aptekar (born November 26, 1936, Kiev, USSR) is a Jewish SovietNew Zealand chess master, coach and writer.[1]

He finished 15th in the Kiev championship of 1963. In the middle of the 1970s, he left the Soviet Union for New Zealand. In 1975/76, he shared first with Murray Chandler and Ortvin Sarapu in the 83rd New Zealand Championships in Upper Hutt. In 1976/77, he finished 6th in Auckland (84th NZL-ch, Sarapu won). In 1979/80, he finished 6th in Upper Hutt (87th NZL-ch, Sarapu, Small and Green won). In 1980/81, he tied for 7-9th in Christchurch (88th NZL-ch, Sarapu, Small and Nokes won). In December 2011 he moved to Sydney, Australia.[2]

Aptekar represented New Zealand in two Chess Olympiads:[3]

  • In 1980, at fourth board in 24th Olympiad in La Valletta (+3 –4 =4);
  • In 1988, at 2nd reserve board in 28th Olympiad in Thessaloniki but really the non-playing captain.

He was also the national chess coach for the 1990 Olympiad in Novi Sad.

Books written by Lev Aptekar:

  • Wisdom in chess (1987) Editor Bob Mitchell
  • The Art of Chess - The Power of Tactics (2008) Editor Bob Mitchell - available on iPad app e+Books
  • The Art of Chess - The Wisdom of Strategy (2008) Editor Bob Mitchell - available on iPad app e+Books
  • The Art of Chess - The Flame of Attack (2008) Editor Bob Mitchell - available on iPad app e+Books

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lev Aptekar (1987). Wisdom in Chess. Editor Bob Mitchell. Government Printer. Wellington. 
  2. ^ Welcome to the Chessmetrics site
  3. ^ Lev Aptekar Chess Olympiad statistics from www.olimpbase.org

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