Happy 49th Birthday to Boris Gelfand!

Happy 49th Birthday to Boris Gelfand!

Boris Abramovich Gelfand (Belarusian: Барыс Абрамавіч Гельфанд , Barys Abramavich Hel’fand; Hebrew: בוריס אברמוביץ’ גלפנד‎‎; born 24 June 1968) is an Israeli chess Grandmaster.

A six-time World Championship Candidate (1991, 1994-95, 2002, 2007, 2011, 2013), he won the Chess World Cup 2009 and the 2011 Candidates Tournament, making him Challenger for the World Chess Championship 2012. Although the match with defending champion Viswanathan Anand finished level at 6–6, Gelfand lost the deciding rapid tie break 2½–1½.

Gelfand has won major tournaments at Wijk aan Zee, Tilburg, Moscow, Linares and Dos Hermanas. He has competed in eleven Chess Olympiads and has held a place within the top 30 players ranked by FIDE rating since January 1990.

# Name Classic +/− Rapid Blitz Age
26 Gelfand 2728.0 0.0 2755.0 2745.0 49

23 June 2017, 17:31 GMT

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Happy 49th Birthday to Boris Gelfand! In February he scored 7.5/10 at GibChess. Photo: Sophie Triay

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