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Boris Alterman
Number of games in database: 257
Years covered: 1983 to 2012
Last FIDE rating: 2608 (2601 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2615

Overall record: +70 -44 =123 (55.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 20 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (24) 
    E73 E81 E70 E88 E84
 Nimzo Indian (17) 
    E32 E34 E20 E21 E48
 Semi-Slav (15) 
    D47 D49 D48 D44 D45
 English, 1 c4 e5 (9) 
    A21 A22 A28 A27 A29
 Queen's Gambit Declined (8) 
    D37 D38 D31 D36
 Queen's Indian (7) 
    E15 E17
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (37) 
    B76 B32 B30 B22 B23
 Grunfeld (19) 
    D85 D82 D78 D92 D97
 Sicilian Dragon (13) 
    B76 B78 B72 B77
 English, 1 c4 c5 (9) 
    A33 A35 A34 A32 A30
 Petrov (6) 
    C43 C42
 Modern Benoni (5) 
    A57 A58 A59
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Alterman vs Deep Fritz, 2000 1-0
   Lputian vs Alterman, 1994 1/2-1/2
   Alterman vs M Matlak, 1994 1-0
   Alterman vs R Lev, 1994 1-0
   Smirin vs Alterman, 1993 0-1
   Alterman vs D Rogic, 1998 1-0
   Alterman vs C Gabriel, 1997 1-0
   P K Wells vs Alterman, 1997 1/2-1/2
   Shirov vs Alterman, 1990 1/2-1/2
   Alterman vs R Har-Zvi, 1993 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Pardubice (1993)
   Dresden Zonal (1998)
   Manila Olympiad (1992)
   EUR-chT (Men) 10th (1992)
   EUR-chT (Men) 11th (1997)
   PCA Qualifiers (1993)
   Moscow Olympiad (1994)
   Elista Olympiad (1998)
   Yerevan Olympiad (1996)

   🏆 European Club Cup
   Alterman vs Agrest (Oct-17-12) 1/2-1/2
   T Burg vs Alterman (Oct-16-12) 1/2-1/2
   Alterman vs Leko (Oct-15-12) 0-1
   Alterman vs T Sammalvuo (Oct-14-12) 1-0

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(born May-04-1970, 51 years old) Ukraine (federation/nationality Israel)

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Boris Valeryevich Alterman is a Grandmaster (1992) and a FIDE Senior Trainer (2010). In 1985 at age 15 he won the Ukrainian under 18 Junior Chess Championship. In 1987 in the strongest ever-Soviet Junior Chess Championship he shared 1st place with Gata Kamsky. He is an advisor to the Deep Junior chess program. He was the second for Garry Kasparov in his internet match against the world (Kasparov vs The World, 1999).

Wikipedia article: Boris Alterman

Last updated: 2022-01-12 17:17:44

 page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 282  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Golubev vs Alterman  1-0551983Jaroslavl, VDFSO jr ChB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
2. Reshevsky vs Alterman  1-0501986Holon opD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
3. Alterman vs Gelfand  0-1371987Riga U20E81 King's Indian, Samisch
4. Golubev vs Alterman  ½-½521988Ukraine jr ChT, DnepropetrovskB78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
5. Alterman vs Khmelnitsky  1-0421988Ch UkraineD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
6. Y Kruppa vs Alterman  ½-½161988UKR-chE15 Queen's Indian
7. Alterman vs Y Kruppa  ½-½221988UKR-chD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. Alterman vs Brodsky  ½-½171988UKR-chE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
9. V Akopian vs Alterman  ½-½821989URS-qual U20A38 English, Symmetrical
10. Alterman vs D Rogozenco  1-0341989URS-chT U20D85 Grunfeld
11. Kuzmin vs Alterman 1-0371989Voroshilovgrad OpenB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
12. Alterman vs Ulybin  0-1311989URS-qual U20E11 Bogo-Indian Defense
13. Alterman vs H Odeev  1-0431989URS-qual U20D85 Grunfeld
14. Alterman vs Oratovsky  0-1621989URS-qual U20A21 English
15. Alterman vs A Frolov  0-1531989URS-qual U20E80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
16. Alterman vs Ulybin  0-1271990Wch U20E32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
17. Alterman vs Ulybin  ½-½111990URS-qual U18A04 Reti Opening
18. V Akopian vs Alterman  ½-½291990Wch U20D82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
19. Alterman vs Kramnik  ½-½401990URS-qual U18A85 Dutch, with c4 & Nc3
20. Alterman vs Yurtaev  ½-½381990Pula opE81 King's Indian, Samisch
21. Alterman vs M Gavric  1-0461990Pula, CROE84 King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line
22. Alterman vs Kramnik ½-½161990URS-ch U20D20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
23. Kramnik vs Alterman  ½-½271990URS-qual U18B76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
24. Ulybin vs Alterman  ½-½411990URS-qual U18B06 Robatsch
25. Shirov vs Alterman  ½-½321990Wch U20B32 Sicilian
 page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 282  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Oct-03-04  xiaolin: cant believe not many people have posted on this guy, thought there wud be tons
Oct-03-04  acirce: Why? An almost inactive 2548 player?
Oct-03-04  WMD: Israelis like building walls.
Oct-03-04  offramp: Alterman - doesn't that mean 'other man'? What 'other man' is he?
Premium Chessgames Member
  mahmoudkubba: could any body tells me more news on this, especially the wall one..
Oct-03-04  WMD: You can buy pieces of the Berlin Wall on
Oct-24-04  pawn52: Man! My hand is killing me. I just got out of a lecture on w/ GM Alterman. He was talking about the Benko Gambit today. I managed to get 4 pages of notes down. My hand feels like it was taking notes down in Biology.
Oct-24-04  pawn52: Just in case you guys are interested, he'll be talking about ideas for White in the Benko Gambit next Sunday at 3:00 EST. Tomorrow's lecture has one of the grandmasters (I forget his name) talking about some key games in the Kramnik-Leko WCC match.
Feb-14-06  babakova: I drew him in a simul one year ago. Here are the moves


1. e4 c5 2. d4 cxd4 3. c3 d6 4. cxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e6 6. Nf3 Be7 7. Be2 O-O 8. O-O Nbd7 9. h3 a6 10. e5 Ne8 11. Bd3 dxe5 12. dxe5 Nc5 13. Bc2 Qxd1 14. Rxd1 b5 15. Bg5 f6 16. exf6 Bxf6 17. Bxf6 gxf6 18. b4 Nd7 19. a4 bxa4 20. Rxa4 Nb6 21. Ra5 Nc7 22. Be4 Rb8 23. Rc5 Ncd5 24. Nxd5 Nxd5 25. Bxd5 exd5 26. Rd4 Rb6 27. Nh4 Be6 28. g4 Rfb8 29. Ra5 Rxb4 30. Rxb4 Rxb4 31. Rxa6 Kf7 32. Ra7+ Kg8 33. Ra6 Kf7 34. Ra7+ 1/2-1/2

Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: From chessgames biography: <He is an advisor to the Deep Junior chess program.>

Are you sure about it? I thought it was a short relationship as Amir Ban once said in an interview on Junior 9 CD.

Sep-13-08  myschkin: . . .

"Chess helped me to improve my character and understand a lot of interesting ways of the world" (Alterman)

I think he was the "Opening Book" specialist


GM Boris Alterman answers questions from ICC users:

Personal profile:

Sep-13-08  Red October: nice links.. thanks!
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Thanks for the clarification, <myschkin>.

But is he still doing the opening book for DJ or was it only for the match against Kasparov back in 2003?

Well, anyhow, here is a nice lecture by Amir Ban from June 2008:

Sep-13-08  myschkin: . . .

<shark> I know nothing whatsoever about DJs ... apart from the chess blues ^^

hi <Red> ;)

Feb-22-09  WhiteRook48: let's Alter, man!
Jun-11-09  hedgeh0g: Gambit Guide! :D
Jan-15-10  zooter: ICC Gambit Guide...Super show by Boris Alterman
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: 2000 Alterman-Deep Fritz in Holland: At one stage of the game, GM Boris Alterman's eight pawns were lined up on the fourth rank and has come to be known as "Alterman Wall". Alterman won the game against Fritz in 87 moves.
Apr-24-11  Amulet: The Alterman Wall:

B Alterman vs Deep Fritz, 2000

Apr-24-11  Amulet: On move 26. e4 completes the Alterman formidable wall.
Sep-13-11  BIDMONFA: Boris Alterman


Apr-13-14  offramp: Doesn't <Alterman> mean that he is someone else?
Apr-13-14  john barleycorn: <offramp: Doesn't <Alterman> mean that he is someone else?> yes, the someone else who thinks he is him.
Jan-03-19  siggemannen: What does this guy do these days?
Jul-16-20  Gottschalk: I like this
B V Alterman vs Miles, 1992
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