Boris Gelfand

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Boris Gelfand (Hebrew: בוריס אברמוביץ' גלפנד‎; Belarusian: Барыс Абрамавіч Гельфанд, romanized: Barys Abramavich Hel'fand; Russian: Борис Абрамович Гельфанд, romanized: Boris Abramovich Gel'fand; born 24 June 1968) is a Soviet-born 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. Although the match with defending champion Viswanathan Anand finished level at 6–6, Gelfand lost the deciding rapidplay tiebreak by 2½–1½.Gelfand has won major tournaments at Wijk aan Zee, Tilburg, Moscow, Linares and Dos Hermanas. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Boris Gelfand has received more than 273,393 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Boris Gelfand is the 132nd most popular chess player (down from 119th in 2019), the 117th most popular biography from Belarus (down from 110th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Belarusian Chess Player.

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Among chess players, Boris Gelfand ranks 132 out of 376Before him are John Cochrane, Tatiana Zatulovskaya, Bernhard Horwitz, Edgard Colle, Endre Steiner, and Vladas Mikėnas. After him are Wolfgang Uhlmann, Henry Bird, Leonid Stein, Simen Agdestein, Adolf Schwarz, and Aleksandar Matanović.

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Among people born in 1968, Boris Gelfand ranks 150Before him are Sofie Gråbøl, Ukhnaagiin Khürelsükh, Aleksandr Mostovoi, Jana Novotná, Jovenel Moïse, and Petr Korda. After him are Ståle Solbakken, Talant Duyshebaev, Laura Leighton, Sergei Lukyanenko, Hervé Renard, and Megan Follows.

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In Belarus

Among people born in Belarus, Boris Gelfand ranks 117 out of 274Before him are Mikhail Myasnikovich (1950), Sergey Ling (1937), Hayder of Crimea (null), Valeriya Novodvorskaya (1950), Tamara Tyshkevich (1931), and Lev Schnirelmann (1905). After him are Sergey Gritsevets (1909), Wilhelm Anderson (1880), Sergei Sidorsky (1954), Sofya Yanovskaya (1896), Boris Galerkin (1871), and Mikhail Chigir (1948).

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), Ilya Smirin (1968), Aleksej Aleksandrov (1973), Sergei Zhigalko (1989), and Yury Shulman (1975).