Maxim Rodshtein

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Maxim Rodshtein
Rodshtein Maxim Barcelona 2010.jpg
Full name Maksim Eduardovich Rodshtein
Максим Эдуардович Родштейн
Country  Israel
Born (1989-01-19) January 19, 1989 (age 26)
Leningrad, Russian SFSR, USSR
Title Grandmaster
FIDE rating 2678 (August 2015)
(No. 62 on the November 2013 FIDE ratings list)
Peak rating 2691 (March 2014)

Maxim Rodshtein, in Russian: Максим Эдуардович Родштейн (born 19 January 1989 in Leningrad), is an Israeli chess Grandmaster (since 2007). As of August 2014, his Elo rating is 2671, making him the #2 player in Israel and the #59 best player in the world. He won the World U-16 championship in Greece in 2004.[1]

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.[2] Rodshtein has twice won 2nd place in the European Youth Championship.[3][4]

Rodshtein was a member (Board 5) of the Israeli Chess Olympic team in November 2008 scoring 7 out of 9 and contributing to the silver medal. 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 2011 he tied for 4th–10th with Rustam Kasimdzhanov, Gata Kamsky, Rauf Mamedov, Ivan Cheparinov, Denis Khismatullin and Yu Yangyi in the Aeroflot Open in Moscow.[6] In the same tournament in 2012, he tied for 4th–8th with Alexander Khalifman, Hrant Melkumyan, Fabiano Caruana and Dmitry Andreikin.[7]

He served in the Israeli Air Force.


  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ "XXV Open Internacional d'Andorra" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2012-01-22. 
  3. ^ "The Week in Chess 253". Retrieved 2012-01-22. 
  4. ^ "The Week in Chess 414". Retrieved 2012-01-22. 
  5. ^ "Presentation of the players and additional information for the 18th Maccabiah « Boris Avrukh chess Blog". Retrieved 2012-01-22. 
  6. ^ "Aeroflot open 2011 A March 2011 Russia". FIDE. Retrieved 22 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "Aeroflot Open – Mateusz Bartel comes out on top". 2012-02-16. Retrieved 18 February 2012. 

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