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Evgeny Postny (born July 3, 1981) is an Israeli chess player. He was awarded the title Grandmaster by FIDE in 2002. Postny was a member of the Israeli team which took the silver medal in the Chess Olympiad of 2008. He competed in the FIDE World Cup in 2011 and 2013.

Evgeny Postny
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Evgeny Postny, 2008
Born (1981-07-03) July 3, 1981 (age 37)
Novosibirsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
TitleGrandmaster (2002)
FIDE rating2601 (June 2019)
Peak rating2674 (October 2008)


Early careerEdit

Born in Novosibirsk,[1] Postny was taught chess by his father at age 5. Entering tournaments from age 8, he immediately saw success.[2] As a junior player, he won the Russian under 14 championship[1] and in international competitions such as the world and the European youth championships he took three medals;

In the space of two weeks, the 18-year-old Postny won the 2001 junior (under 20) championship of Israel, won the National Open Championship, got his first grandmaster norm and received prize money totalling $3,500.[3]

International tournamentsEdit

At a senior level, he has continued to enjoy success in international tournaments, with outright or shared wins occurring at;

He was at the second place in the International chess tournament Open Teplice 2015 in Czech Republic.[6]

Postny has played on the Israeli national team in the Chess Olympiad, the World Team Chess Championship and the European Team Chess Championship. He made his debut in the national team in 2008 at the 38th Chess Olympiad in Dresden,[7] where Israel took the silver medal.[8] It was the first medal ever won by Israel in a Chess Olympiad.[9]


  1. ^ a b Nazaryan, Nune (2015). "Evgeny Postny. "There are no miracles in chess. Full dedication and hard work are absolutely necessary to make progress."". Retrieved 2019-03-25.
  2. ^ "Emil Sutovsky vs. Evgeny Postny (and interview) - How To Be A GM". 2011-08-12. Retrieved 2017-11-21.
  3. ^ Byrne, Robert (2001-06-10). "CHESS; Young Man in a Hurry Puts An Old Gambit to Good Use". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-03-25.
  4. ^ Crowther, Mark (2008-01-21). "TWIC 689: Maalot-Tarshiha". London Chess Center. Retrieved 2019-03-25.
  5. ^ Crowther, Mark (2010-02-28). "TWIC: 8th Nancy Festival 2010". The Week in Chess. Retrieved 2019-03-25.
  6. ^ "The Week in Chess 1076". Retrieved 2016-04-03.
  7. ^ "GM Evgeny Postny". Retrieved 2019-03-25.
  8. ^ "Olympiad R11: Armenia wins Gold, Israel second". Chess News. ChessBase. 2008-11-25. Retrieved 2019-03-25.
  9. ^ Weinthal, Benjamin (2008-11-26). "Israel wins silver at Chess Olympiad". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved 2019-03-25.

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