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Alon Greenfeld (Hebrew: אלון גרינפלד‎; born 17 April 1964 in New York City) is an Israeli chess grandmaster and trainer.

Alon Greenfeld
Hebrew: אלון גרינפלד
London Chess Classic 2010 Greenfeld 01.jpg
Alon Greenfeld, London 2010
Born (1964-04-17) 17 April 1964 (age 55)
New York City, United States
Title Grandmaster
FIDE rating2510 (August 2019)
Peak rating2610 (Jan 1994)

His peak rating is 2610, achieved in the FIDE rating list of January 1994.[1]

In 1982, he finished runner-up in the European Junior Chess Championship.[2] Two years later, Greenfeld won the Israeli national championship. His best individual achievement is the victory of the Komerční banka Cup, a category 14 round-robin tournament at the Trimex Open 1993 in Pardubice.[3][4]

His most famous pupil has been Emil Sutovsky. He travels regularly to India, and works with a number of promising young Indian players e.g. Vidit.[citation needed] Asked what his best game was Greenfeld unhesitatingly replied: "My game against G.M. Boyce at Jersey 2004" [5][citation needed]

Alon Greenfeld played for Israel in five Chess Olympiads.

Greenfeld was awarded the titles of International Master (IM) in 1983 and Grandmaster (GM) in 1989.


  1. ^ Alon Greenfeld FIDE rating history, 1980-2001 at
  2. ^ " Europeo U20". LOTO - Lost Tournaments. Italian Chess Federation. Retrieved 2016-07-29.
  3. ^ Alon Greenfeld at Chessmetrics
  4. ^ "Year 1993". Czech Open. Retrieved 2016-07-29.
  5. ^ Referring to untitled player G. Michael Boyce [ Alon Greenfeld vs G Michael Boyce, Jersey open, r2, 2004; Queen's Indian Defense]
  6. ^ Bartelski, Wojciech. "Men's Chess Olympiads: Alon Greenfeld". OlimpBase. Retrieved 2009-06-28.

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