Leonid Gofshtein

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Leonid Gofshtein
Country Israel
Born 21 April 1953
Soviet Union
Died 25 December 2015(2015-12-25) (aged 62)
Title Grandmaster
FIDE rating 2493 (April 2017)
Peak rating 2585 (January 2000)

Leonid Gofshtein (also known by his Hebrew name Zvulon Gofshtein; 21 April 1953 – 25 December 2015) was an Israeli chess grandmaster. He emigrated from the Ukrainian SSR to Israel in 1990.[1]

In 1999 he tied for 1st–5th with Mikhail Gurevich, Aleksandar Berelovich, Sergei Tiviakov and Rustam Kasimdzhanov in the open section of the Hoogeveen International tournament.[2] In 2000 he came second in the Tel Aviv International tournament[3] and tied for 2nd–6th with Roman Slobodjan, Ventzislav Inkiov, Giorgi Bagaturov and Stefan Djuric in the Arco Chess Festival.[4] In 2004 he tied for 1st–3rd with Michael Roiz and Evgeniy Najer in the Ashdod Chess Festival.[5] In 2006, tied for 2nd–5th with Slavko Cicak, José González García and Josep Manuel Lopez Martinez in the VIII Sants Open.[6]

He played for Israel in the 30th Chess Olympiad in Manila 1992.[7] On the May 2010 FIDE list his Elo rating was 2537.

Gofshtein's handle on the Internet Chess Club was "Orange". He died on 25 December 2015 after a long illness.[1]


  1. ^ a b "(לאוניד (זבולון) גופשטיין (1953- 2015" (in Hebrew). Retrieved 27 December 2015. 
  2. ^ Crowther, Mark (1999-10-25). "TWIC 258: VAM Chess Tournament". London Chess Center. Retrieved 24 May 2010. 
  3. ^ Crowther, Mark (2000-04-03). "TWIC 282: Tel Aviv International". London Chess Center. Retrieved 24 May 2010. 
  4. ^ "The Arco Chess Festival". Chess.gr. Retrieved 24 May 2010. 
  5. ^ Crowther, Mark (2005-01-10). "TWIC 531: 2nd Ashdod Chess Festival". London Chess Center. Retrieved 24 May 2010. 
  6. ^ Crowther, Mark (2006-09-04). "TWIC 617: VIII Sants Open". London Chess Center. Retrieved 25 May 2010. 
  7. ^ "Men's Chess Olympiads: Leonid Gofshtein". OlimpBase. Retrieved 22 May 2011. 

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