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Boris Leonidovich Avrukh (Hebrew: בוריס ליאונידוביץ' אברוך‎; Russian: Борис Леонидович Аврух; born 10 February 1978 in Karaganda, Soviet Union) is an Israeli chess grandmaster. He was the World Under-12 champion in 1990.

Boris Avrukh
Full nameBoris Avrukh
Country Israel
Born (1978-02-10) February 10, 1978 (age 41)
Karaganda, Soviet Union
FIDE rating2567 (October 2019)
(No. 138 on the November 2010 FIDE ratings list)
Peak rating2668 (September 2009)

He has played for Israel six times in Chess Olympiads.[1]

He won individual gold medal at Elista 1998 and bronze medal at Turin 2006. He won a team silver medal at Dresden 2008.

In 1999, he tied for 5-6th with Alexander Huzman in Tel Aviv (Boris Gelfand, Ilia Smirin, and Lev Psakhis won). In 2000, he tied for 1st-2nd with Huzman in Biel and took 6th in Haifa (Wydra Tournament; Viswanathan Anand won). In 2001, he won in Biel. In 2004, he tied for 8-9th in Beer Sheva Rapid (Viktor Korchnoi won). In 2009 he tied for first with Alexander Areshchenko in the Zurich Jubilee Open tournament.[2]

Avrukh has twice won the Israeli Chess Championship; in 2000 (tied with Alik Gershon) and 2008. He took part in the FIDE World Chess Championship 2002, but was knocked out in the first round by Bartłomiej Macieja.[3]

Avrukh has also published several books, including The Classical Slav.

He has cited Garry Kasparov as his favourite player of all time "for his powerful style and killer instinct."[4]


  1. ^ Avrukh, Boris team chess record at
  2. ^ "Areshchenko wins Zurich Jubilee on tiebreak". ChessVibes. 2009-08-16. Archived from the original on 20 August 2009. Retrieved 10 May 2010.
  3. ^ "World Chess Championship 2001-02 FIDE Knockout Matches". Retrieved 17 April 2011.
  4. ^ "Grandmaster Interview with Boris Avrukh". Chess Videos, Chess DVDs, Chess Software and more. 2012-01-18. Retrieved 2017-12-04.

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