Leonid Gofshtein, Israeli chess grandmaster, Died at 62

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Leonid Gofshtein was born on April 21,1953, and died on December 23, 2015,

He was an Israeli chess Grandmaster.

Leonid emigrated from the Ukrainian SSR to Israel in 1990.

Leonid tied for 1st–5th with Mikhail Gurevich, Aleksandar Berelovich, in the year 1999.

In the open section of the Hoogeveen International tournament, it was
Sergei Tiviakov and Rustam Kasimdzhanov.

In 2000 Leonid came second in the Tel Aviv International tournament and tied for 2nd–6th with Roman Slobodjan, Ventzislav Inkiov, Giorgi Bagaturov and Stefan Djuric in the Arco Chess Festival

Leonid Gofshtein tied for 1st–3rd with Michael Roiz and Evgeniy Najer in the Ashdod Chess Festival, in 2004

Gofshtein, tied for 2nd–5th with Slavko Cicak, José González García and Josep Manuel Lopez Martinez in the VIII Sants Open, in 2006.

In 1992, Leonid played for Israel in the 30th Chess Olympiad in Manila.

He was put on the FIDE list his Elo rating was 2537, on the May 2010.

Gofshtein’s handle on the Internet Chess Club was “Orange”.

Leonid Gofshtein passed away at 62 yrs old December 23, 2015, after a long illness.

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