Boris Avrukh

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Boris Avrukh
London Chess Classic 2010 Avrukh 02.jpg
Full nameBoris Avrukh
Country Israel
Born (1978-02-10) February 10, 1978 (age 44)
Karaganda, Soviet Union
FIDE rating2567 (July 2022)
(No. 138 on the November 2010 FIDE ratings list)
Peak rating2668 (September 2009)

Boris Leonidovich Avrukh (Hebrew: בוריס ליאונידוביץ' אברוך; Russian: Борис Леонидович Аврух; born 10 February 1978 in Karaganda, Soviet Union) is an Israeli chess grandmaster. He was the World Under-12 champion in 1990.

Chess career[edit]

Boris Avrukh has played for Israel six times in Chess Olympiads.[1]

He won individual gold medal at Elista 1998 and bronze medal at Turin 2006. He won a team silver medal at Dresden 2008.

In 1999, he tied for 5-6th with Alexander Huzman in Tel Aviv (Boris Gelfand, Ilia Smirin, and Lev Psakhis won). In 2000, he tied for 1st-2nd with Huzman in Biel and took 6th in Haifa (Wydra Tournament; Viswanathan Anand won). In 2001, he won in Biel. In 2004, he tied for 8-9th in Beer Sheva Rapid (Viktor Korchnoi won). In 2009 he tied for first with Alexander Areshchenko in the Zurich Jubilee Open tournament.[2]

Avrukh has twice won the Israeli Chess Championship; in 2000 (tied with Alik Gershon) and 2008. He took part in the FIDE World Chess Championship 2002, but was knocked out in the first round by Bartłomiej Macieja.[3]

Avrukh has published several books, including The Classical Slav.

He cites Garry Kasparov as his favourite player of all time "for his powerful style and killer instinct."[4]

See also[edit]

Sports in Israel


  1. ^ Avrukh, Boris team chess record at
  2. ^ "Areshchenko wins Zurich Jubilee on tiebreak". ChessVibes. 2009-08-16. Archived from the original on 20 August 2009. Retrieved 10 May 2010.
  3. ^ "World Chess Championship 2001-02 FIDE Knockout Matches". Retrieved 17 April 2011.
  4. ^ "Grandmaster Interview with Boris Avrukh". Chess Videos, Chess DVDs, Chess Software and more. 2012-01-18. Retrieved 2017-12-04.

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