Iser Kuperman, sometimes spelled Koeperman, (Russian: Исер Иосифович Куперман; April 21, 1922 - March 6, 2006) was an originally Ukrainian Jewish player of international draughts from USSR. Iser Kuperman has been the seven-time world champion, the four-time Panamerican champion, many time champion USSR in international draughts and russian draughts. He was an International grandmaster.
Iser Kuperman was born in Habne, today Poliske, Kiev Oblast, on April 21, 1922. In 1945 made his debut in championship of USSR in russian draughts and became first. After that Kuperman took first place three time. Then he began to play in international draughts and five time was champion USSR. Iser Kuperman was world champion in 1958, 1959, 1961, 1963, 1965, 1967, and 1974. Emigrated to Israel and then to the United States in 1978. After his emigration, any mention of him was purged from the Soviet records.
After that he became a Panamerican champion (1983, 1985, 1987 and 1995), a champion USA in pool checkers and won in their "Top Master" division from 1984 to 1990. This led him to be referred to as "The Greatest Pool Checkers player of all time" by the Homan Square Pool Checkers & Chess Club of Chicago.
- Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad 7 March 2006
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