Alon Greenfeld

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Alon Greenfeld, London 2010

Alon Greenfeld (Hebrew: אלון גרינפלד‎; born 17 April 1964 in New York City) is an Israeli chess grandmaster and trainer.

His peak rating is 2610, achieved in the FIDE rating list of January 1994.[1]

In 1982, he finished runner-up in the European Junior Chess Championship.[2] 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.[3][4]

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" [5][citation needed]

Alon Greenfeld played for Israel in five Chess Olympiads.

Greenfeld was awarded the titles of International Master (IM) in 1983 and Grandmaster (GM) in 1989.


  1. ^ Alon Greenfeld FIDE rating history, 1980-2001 at
  2. ^ " Europeo U20". LOTO - Lost Tournaments. Italian Chess Federation. Retrieved 2016-07-29.
  3. ^ Alon Greenfeld at Chessmetrics
  4. ^ "Year 1993". Czech Open. Retrieved 2016-07-29.
  5. ^ Referring to untitled player G. Michael Boyce [ Alon Greenfeld vs G Michael Boyce, Jersey open, r2, 2004; Queen's Indian Defense]
  6. ^ Bartelski, Wojciech. "Men's Chess Olympiads: Alon Greenfeld". OlimpBase. Retrieved 2009-06-28.

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