Happy Birthday, Boris Gelfand
Monday, June 24, 2013 at 7:11PM
Dennis Monokroussos in Boris Gelfand

The Israeli super-GM turns 45 today, but to judge only by Boris Gelfand's results the last few years one might think he was an up-and-comer like Magnus Carlsen. Thanks, Boris, for the great chess and for inspiring middle-agers to realize that one can play his best chess well past the days of his youth!

A bio and links to many of his games, including a number of "notable" ones are here; lovers of flashy games might especially enjoy the 1998 win over Shirov along with the wins over Shabalov and Karjakin.

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