Yochanan Afek

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Yochanan Afek
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Yochanan Afek, Groningen 2012
Country Israel
Born (1952-04-16) 16 April 1952 (age 67)
Tel Aviv
TitleInternational Master
FIDE rating2282 (May 2010)

Yochanan Afek (Hebrew: יוחנן אפק‎; born Yohanan Kopelovich, 16 April 1952 in Tel Aviv) is an Israeli chess player, composer, trainer and arbiter. He described pioneering Israeli master Moshe Czerniak as “my teacher”. He is the only person to possess international titles at five different facets of chess, being an International Master, International Grandmaster of chess composition,[1] International Arbiter, FIDE master in problem solving (2005), and International Judge for chess compositions. In 2002 he won Paris City Chess Championship (off contest).[2]

The second chapter of Tibor Karolyi's 2009 book Genius in the Background is devoted to him.


  1. ^ David Klein, GM, Schaaksite 9 April 2015
  2. ^ Delaire, Eric. "CHAMPIONNAT DE PARIS" (in French). Pagesperso-Orange.fr. Retrieved 18 May 2010.
  • Karolyi, Tibor; Aplin, Nick (2009). "2". Genius in the Background. Quality Chess. pp. 39–81. ISBN 978-1-906552-37-4.

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