|Born||March 26, 1950|
Odessa, Ukrainian SSR
|FIDE rating||2455 (December 2023)|
|Peak rating||2520 (July 1992)|
Some of his tournament results include 2nd= at Kiev 1978, 3rd at Hradec Kralove 1981, 2nd= at Trnava 1987, 1st at Hradec Kralove 1988 and 1st= at Calicut 1988. He currently resides in Tennessee, USA and plays for the U.S. Chess Federation.
Palatnik was awarded the International Master (IM) title in 1977 and the GM title in 1978. He won the tournaments in Philadelphia (World Open) in 1991, Calcutta and Hradec Kralove in 1988. In the 2000s, Palatnik served as a coach for the American and Ukrainian youth teams. In the 2010s, he coached several national teams, including the Indian team.
- Gaige, Jeremy (1987), Chess Personalia, A Biobibliography, McFarland, p. 317, ISBN 0-7864-2353-6
- OlimpBase :: 20th World Student Team Chess Championship, Teesside 1974, individual results
- OlimpBase :: 21st World Student Team Chess Championship, Caracas 1976, individual results
- Semon Palatnik player profile and games at Chessgames.com