From Kazakhstan Encyclopedia
Template:Infobox chess player Boris Leonidovich Avrukh (Template:Lang-he; Template:Lang-ru; born 10 February 1978 in Karaganda, Soviet Union) is an Israeli chess grandmaster. He was the World Under-12 champion in 1990.
- In 1998, at second reserve board at the 33rd Chess Olympiad in Elista (+7 –1 =2);
- In 2000, at third board at the 34th Chess Olympiad in Istanbul (+5 –2 =4);
- In 2002, at first reserve board at the 35th Chess Olympiad in Bled (+3 –3 =3);
- In 2004, at fourth board at the 36th Chess Olympiad in Calvià (+5 –0 =5);
- In 2006, at fourth board at the 37th Chess Olympiad in Turin (+6 –1 =3).
- In 2008, at second/third boards at the 38th Chess Olympiad in Dresden (+2 –2 =4).
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.
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.
Avrukh has also published several books, including The Classical Slav.