He started playing chess at the age of 7. His career highlights include earning the IM title in 1991, and the GM title in 1992. He is the winner of the following Open and GM tournaments: Haifa 1993, Bad Homburg 1996, Rishon LeZion 1996, Beijing 1995 and 1997, and Munich 1992.
He plays for Rishon LeZion chess club. He does video lectures on the Internet Chess Club Website, and has a series called "Gambit Guide" which covers openings like the Danish Gambit, Cochrane Gambit, Evans Gambit, Budapest Gambit, and the Fried Liver Attack.
- Boris Alterman rating card at FIDE
- Boris Alterman player profile and games at Chessgames.com
- Boris Alterman Chess Olympiad record at OlimpBase.org
- GM Boris Alterman Chess Lessons