Boris Gelfand

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Boris Gelfand (Hebrew: בוריס אברמוביץ' גלפנד; Belarusian: Барыс Абрамавіч Гельфанд, romanized: Barys Abramavič Heĺfand; Russian: Борис Абрамович Гельфанд, romanized: Boris Abramovich Gel'fand; born 24 June 1968) is a Belarusian-Israeli chess player. A six-time World Championship candidate (1991, 1994–95, 2002, 2007, 2011, 2013), he won the Chess World Cup 2009 and the 2011 Candidates Tournament, making him challenger for the World Chess Championship 2012. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Boris Gelfand has received more than 395,333 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia. Boris Gelfand is the 124th most popular chess player (down from 114th in 2019), the 151st most popular biography from Belarus (down from 130th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Belarusian Chess Player.

Memorability Metrics

  • 400k

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  • 48.09

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 48

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.61

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.83

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Boris Gelfands by language

Over the past year Boris Gelfand has had the most page views in the with 50,628 views, followed by Russian (15,062), and Hebrew (7,605). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Italian (95.26%), Belarusian (80.17%), and Persian (65.91%)


Among chess players, Boris Gelfand ranks 124 out of 461Before him are Alexander McDonnell, Tassilo von Heydebrand und der Lasa, Edgard Colle, Gedeon Barcza, Wolfgang Unzicker, and Erich Eliskases. After him are Arturo Pomar, Oscar Panno, Vladas Mikėnas, Esteban Canal, Viacheslav Ragozin, and Henrique Mecking.

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Among people born in 1968, Boris Gelfand ranks 181Before him are Christopher McQuarrie, Leticia Calderón, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Kurt Angle, Sandra Roelofs, and Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdul Aziz Al Thani. After him are Katja K, Princess Mabel of Orange-Nassau, Sophie Okonedo, Zara Whites, Jeffrey Donovan, and Scott Morrison.

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In Belarus

Among people born in Belarus, Boris Gelfand ranks 151 out of 368Before him are Lev Schnirelmann (1905), Joseph B. Soloveitchik (1903), Galina Lukashenko (1955), Sergei Sidorsky (1954), Sergey Ling (1937), and Mikhail Illarionovich Vorontsov (1714). After him are Vasily Rudenkov (1931), Masha Bruskina (1924), Natasha Zvereva (1971), Mikhail Chigir (1948), Victoria Azarenka (1989), and Vitaly Scherbo (1972).

Among CHESS PLAYERS In Belarus

Among chess players born in Belarus, Boris Gelfand ranks 3Before him are Dawid Janowski (1868), and Lev Polugaevsky (1934). After him are Viktor Kupreichik (1949), Evgeny Agrest (1966), Ilya Smirin (1968), Alexei Fedorov (1972), Aleksej Aleksandrov (1973), Yury Shulman (1975), Sergei Zhigalko (1989), and Sergei Azarov (1983).