Israeli Chess Championship

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First Israel Chess Championship

The Israeli Chess Championship is a chess event held every year in Israel.

History[edit]

From 1951-1971, the men's and women's championships were held every two years, eventually becoming an annual event. The 1998 Championship was held 8–24 November in Ramat Aviv. The single-elimination tournament, 32 players in the men's section and 16 in the women's, used an unusual time control of 100 minutes for 30 moves + 30 seconds per move. GM Eran Liss won the men's final over GM Victor Mikhalevski. After tying their 2-game match with one victory apiece, they then tied an active chess playoff with one win and two draws each. In a 5-minute blitz playoff, Liss won 2–0. Irina Yudasina won the women's final over Ella Pitem with one win and one draw.

Winners[edit]

# Year Men's Champion
1 1935 Abram Blass
2 1936 Moshe Czerniak
3 1937 Yosef Porath
4 1938 Moshe Czerniak
5 1940 Yosef Porath
6 1945 Izak Aloni
7 1951 Menachem Oren
8 1953 Yosef Porath
9 1955 Moshe Czerniak
10 1957 Yosef Porath
11 1959 Yosef Porath
12 1961 Izak Aloni
13 1963 Yosef Porath
14 1965 Izak Aloni
15 1967 Shimon Kagan
16 1969 Shimon Kagan
17 1971 Uzi Geller
18 1974 Vladimir Liberzon
19 1976 Nathan Birnboim
20 1978 Roman Dzindzichashvili
21 1980 Nathan Birnboim
22 1982 Yehuda Gruenfeld
23 1984 Alon Greenfeld
24 1986 Nathan Birnboim
25 1988 Gad Rechlis
26 1990 Yehuda Gruenfeld
27 1992 Ilya Smirin
28 1994 Leonid Yudasin
29 1996 Lev Psakhis
30 1998 Eran Liss
31 2000 Boris Avrukh
Alik Gershon
32 2002 Ilya Smirin
33 2004 Sergey Erenburg
34 2006 Maxim Rodshtein
35 2008[1] Boris Avrukh
36 2010 Vitali Golod
37 2013 Tamir Nabaty
38 2014 Victor Mikhalevski
39 2016 Tamir Nabaty
# Year Women's Champion
1 1955 Ora Nodel Yaron
2 1957 Rivka Lichtenfeld
3 1959 Genia Gevenda
4 1961 Clara Friedman
5 1963 Clara Friedman
6 1965 Clara Friedman
7 1967 Sima Rabinovitz Forman
8 1969 Frida Rabinovitz Schahar
9 1971 Lidia Gal
10 1974 Olga Podrazhanskaya
11 1976 Olga Podrazhanskaya
12 1978 Ljuba Kristol
13 1980 Lena Glaz
14 1982 Ljuba Kristol
Olga Podrazhanskaya
15 1984 Ljuba Kristol
16 1986 Shlomit Vardi
17 1988 Ljuba Kristol
18 1990 Ljuba Kristol
19 1992 Masha Klinova
20 1994 Ludmila Tsifanskaya
21 1996 Ludmila Tsifanskaya
22 1998 Irina Yudasina
23 2000 Ela Pitam
24 2002 Irina Botvinnik
25 2004 Bella Igla
26 2006 Bela Atnilov
27 2008[2] Olga Vasiliev
28 2010 Masha Klinov
29 2013 Olga Vasiliev
30 2014 Olga Vasiliev
31 2016 Michal Lahav
# Year Junior Champion
1 1951 Raaphi Persitz
2 1954 Giora Peli
3 1958 Yedael Stepak
4 1959 Yehuda Oppenheim
5 1960 Israel Gat
6 1961 Daniel Mor
7 1962 Israel Gelper
8 1963 Yaacov Bleiman
9 1964 Yaacov Bleiman
10 1965 Amikam Balshan
11 1966 Abraham Neyman
12 1967 Nathan Birnboim
13 1968 Nathan Birnboim
On Neyman
14 1969 Yoel Temanlis
15 1970 Arie Lev
16 1971 Chagai Scheinwald
17 1972 Chagai Scheinwald
18 1973 David Bernstein
19 1974 Yehuda Gruenfeld
20 1975 Nir Greenberg
21 1976 Ehud Lahav
22 1977 Michael Passman
23 1978 Alon Greenfeld
24 1979 Alon Greenfeld
25 1980 Dan Lapan
26 1981 Ran Shabtai
27 1982 Moshe Feirnik
28 1983 Ofer Brook
29 1984 Ronen Lev
30 1985 Ilan Manor
31 1986 Dani Barash
32 1987 Ronen Lev
33 1988 Ilan Manor
34 1989 Eran Liss
35 1990 Dan Zoler
36 1991 Victor Mikhalevski
37 1992 Victor Mikhalevski
38 1993 Eran Liss
39 1994 Michael Oratovsky
40 1995 Alik Vydeslaver
41 1996 Boris Avrukh
42 1997 Dimitri Tyomkin
43 1998 Alexander Rabinovich
44 1999 Michael Roiz
45 2000 Alik Gershon
46 2001 Evgeny Postny
47 2002 Sergey Erenburg
48 2003 Sergey Erenburg
49 2004 Baruch Sternberg
50 2005 Gaby Livshits
51 2006 Maxim Rodshtein
52 2008 Gil Popilsky[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Men's and women's competition held together
  2. ^ Embedded in the unified men's and women's championship finals (not as a separate competition).
  3. ^ U15 champion. The U17 championship was cancelled, due to lack of enough participants.

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