Maxim Rodshtein

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Maxim Rodshtein
Rodshtein Maxim Barcelona 2010.jpg
Country Israel
Born (1989-01-19) 19 January 1989 (age 28)
Leningrad, Russian SFSR, USSR
Title Grandmaster (2007)
FIDE rating 2701 (March 2017)
Peak rating 2710 (March 2016)

Maxim Rodshtein (Hebrew: מקסים רודשטיין‎‎, Russian: Максим Эдуардович Родштейн, Maksim Eduardovich Rodshtein; born 19 January 1989 in Leningrad) is an Israeli chess grandmaster (since 2007).

He won the World under-16 championship in Heraklio, Greece in 2004. Rodshtein won the 2006 Israeli Chess Championship. He won the 25th Andorra International Open (30 June – 8 July 2007) in a three-way tie for first in a field of 101 players.[1] Rodshtein was twice silver medalist in the European Youth Championship.[2][3]

In 2008, Rodshtein was a member of the Israeli team in the 38th Chess Olympiad in Dresden; he scored 7 points from 9 games, contributing to the team silver medal.[4] In particular, he was responsible for Israel’s win against the Olympic champion, Armenia. A few months later he was offered by Armenia’s No. 1 Levon Aronian to work with him as a second. Rodshtein shared 1st in the 2008 Israeli championship, but didn’t retain the title due to inferior tie-break.[5] In 2010 he took clear first place in the 12th International Open of Sants, Hostafrancs and La Bordeta in Barcelona.[6] In 2011 Rodshtein tied for 4th–10th with Rustam Kasimdzhanov, Gata Kamsky, Rauf Mamedov, Ivan Cheparinov, Denis Khismatullin and Yu Yangyi in the Aeroflot Open in Moscow.[7] In the same tournament in 2012, he tied for 4th–8th with Alexander Khalifman, Hrant Melkumyan, Fabiano Caruana and Dmitry Andreikin.[8] Rodshtein tied for first, finishing third on tiebreak, at the 2013 Cappelle-la-Grande Open.[9] He won the 45th Rilton Cup, which took place from 27 December 2015 to 5 January 2016 in Stockholm, with a score of 8/9 points.[10]

He served in the Israeli Air Force.

Rodshtein is married to Czech WGM Tereza Olsarová.[11]


  1. ^ "XXV Open Internacional d'Andorra" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2012-01-22. 
  2. ^ "The Week in Chess 253". Retrieved 2012-01-22. 
  3. ^ "The Week in Chess 414". Retrieved 2012-01-22. 
  4. ^ 38th Olympiad Dresden 2008 Open Chess-Results
  5. ^ "Presentation of the players and additional information for the 18th Maccabiah « Boris Avrukh chess Blog". Retrieved 2012-01-22. 
  6. ^ XII Open Internacional de Sants, Hostafrancs i la Bordeta Grup A Chess-Results
  7. ^ "Aeroflot open 2011 A March 2011 Russia". FIDE. Retrieved 22 January 2012. 
  8. ^ "Aeroflot Open – Mateusz Bartel comes out on top". 2012-02-16. Retrieved 18 February 2012. 
  9. ^ "29th Cappelle-La-Grande Open: Sjugirov edges out pack". ChessBase. 2013-03-04. Retrieved 9 October 2015. 
  10. ^ "GM Maxim Rodshtein conquers 45th Rilton Chess Cup". Chessdom. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  11. ^ "Interview with Maxim Rodshtein". Chessdom. 2015-10-03. Retrieved 9 October 2015. 

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