Alexander Huzman

Alexander Huzman (born 10 April 1962 in Zhytomyr, Soviet Union) is an Israeli (formerly Soviet) chess Grandmaster and trainer.

Alexander Huzman
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Full nameAlexander Huzman
Born (1962-04-10) April 10, 1962 (age 58)
TitleGrandmaster (1991)
FIDE rating2562 (July 2020)
Peak rating2607 (July 2011)

He played in several Ukrainian championships. In 1985, he took 6th in Uzhgorod. In 1986, he tied for 4-5th in Kyiv. In 1987, he took 6th in Mykolaiv. In 1989, he tied for 8-9th in Kherson. In 1990, he tied for 5-7th in Simferopol.[1]

Huzman, who is Jewish, moved to Israel in 1992.[2]

He represented Israel five times in Chess Olympiads.[3]

In 1999, he tied for 5-6th with Boris Avrukh in Tel Aviv (Boris Gelfand, Ilia Smirin, and Lev Psakhis won). In 2000, he tied for 1st-2nd with Avrukh in Biel Open (Avrukh won a final blitz game). In 2003 during the European Clubs Cup in Crete, he scored an upset win over Garry Kasparov after Kasparov made a rare blunder.[5] In 2004, he took 6th in Beer Sheva Rapid (Viktor Korchnoi won). In 2005, he took 3rd in Montreal (Victor Mikhalevski won).

Huzman has trained Canadian Grandmaster Mark Bluvshtein, with success, and seconded top player Boris Gelfand.


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  2. ^ "Archived item". Archived from the original on 2006-02-10. Retrieved 2013-08-18.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. ^ OlimpBase Men's Chess Olympiads Alexander Huzman
  4. ^ Huzman, Alexander team chess record at
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