Play in a simul against Boris Alterman

4/26/2004 – Every Monday GM Boris Alterman will play a simultaneous exhibition on the Playchess.com server. For a price of 20 Ducats you can take on the former advisor to Garry Kasparov. That translates to just over two dollars – quite reasonable for the opportunity to play a strong grandmaster. How to play...

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GM Boris Alterman is 34, and lives in Israel. He was born in Kharkov, Ukraine, where he started playing chess at the age of 7. His career highlights include earning the IM title in 1991 and the GM title in 1992.He is the winner of the following Open and GM tournaments: Haifa 1993; Bad Homburg 1996; Rishon LeZion 1996; Beijing 1995 and 1997; Munchen 1992. His hobbies include computers and swimming, his favourite food is Chinese, he speaks fluent Russian, Hebrew and English.


Boris Alterman playing a Kamikaze Simul against eleven top computers in 2002

Boris has worked for and against Garry Kasparov. In 1999 he assisted the world champion in his spectacular Microsoft match Kasparov vs The World, and was also part of the team that built up the web portal Kasparov Chess. In 2003, on the other hand, he was part of the Deep Junior team that gave Kasparov a run for his money in the New York match.

Invitation to the simul

  • Boris Alterman will hold his simultaneous exhibition on Mondays at 21:00h server time. You can find him in the "Simultaneous Exhibitions" room of the Playchess.com server.

  • Starting time is 21:00h CEST (European Central time = server time, which translates to 17:00h GMT, 3:00 p.m. New York, 05:00 a.m. Sydney (on Tuesday). Other time zones can be found at the bottom of the page.

  • You can use Fritz or any Fritz-compatible program (Shredder, Junior, Tiger, Hiarcs) to follow the lectures, or download a free trial client.

  • How the Playchess Ducat system works

  • This is where you can buy ducats

Here are the world-wide starting times for Alterman's simultaneous exhibition.

Abu Dhabi Mon 23:00   Halifax * Mon 16:00   New Orleans * Mon 14:00
Addis Ababa Mon 22:00 Hanoi Tue 02:00 New York * Mon 15:00
Adelaide Tue 04:30 Harare Mon 21:00 Odesa * Mon 22:00
Aden Mon 22:00 Havana * Mon 15:00 Oslo * Mon 21:00
Aklavik * Mon 13:00 Helsinki * Mon 22:00 Ottawa * Mon 15:00
Algiers Mon 20:00 Hong Kong Tue 03:00 Paris * Mon 21:00
Amman * Mon 22:00 Honolulu Mon 09:00 Perth Tue 03:00
Amsterdam * Mon 21:00 Houston * Mon 14:00 Philadelphia * Mon 15:00
Anadyr * Tue 08:00 Indianapolis Mon 14:00 Phoenix Mon 12:00
Anchorage * Mon 11:00 Islamabad Tue 00:00 Prague * Mon 21:00
Ankara * Mon 22:00 Istanbul * Mon 22:00 Rangoon Tue 01:30
Antananarivo Mon 22:00 Jakarta Tue 02:00 Reykjavik Mon 19:00
Asuncion Mon 15:00 Jerusalem * Mon 22:00 Rio de Janeiro Mon 16:00
Athens * Mon 22:00 Johannesburg Mon 21:00 Riyadh Mon 22:00
Atlanta * Mon 15:00 Kabul Mon 23:30 Rome * Mon 21:00
Baghdad * Mon 23:00 Kamchatka * Tue 08:00 San Francisco * Mon 12:00
Bangkok Tue 02:00 Karachi Tue 00:00 San Juan Mon 15:00
Barcelona * Mon 21:00 Kathmandu Tue 00:45 San Salvador Mon 13:00
Beijing Tue 03:00 Khartoum Mon 22:00 Santiago Mon 15:00
Beirut * Mon 22:00 Kingston Mon 14:00 Santo Domingo Mon 15:00
Belgrade * Mon 21:00 Kiritimati Tue 09:00 Sao Paulo Mon 16:00
Berlin * Mon 21:00 Kolkata Tue 00:30 Seattle * Mon 12:00
Bogota Mon 14:00 Kuala Lumpur Tue 03:00 Seoul Tue 04:00
Boston * Mon 15:00 Kuwait City Mon 22:00 Shanghai Tue 03:00
Brasilia Mon 16:00 Kyiv * Mon 22:00 Singapore Tue 03:00
Brisbane Tue 05:00 La Paz Mon 15:00 Sofia * Mon 22:00
Brussels * Mon 21:00 Lagos Mon 20:00 St. John's * Mon 16:30
Bucharest * Mon 22:00 Lahore Tue 00:00 St. Paul * Mon 14:00
Budapest * Mon 21:00 Lima Mon 14:00 Stockholm * Mon 21:00
Buenos Aires Mon 16:00 Lisbon * Mon 20:00 Suva Tue 07:00
Cairo Mon 21:00 London * Mon 20:00 Sydney Tue 05:00
Canberra Tue 05:00 Los Angeles * Mon 12:00 Taipei Tue 03:00
Cape Town Mon 21:00 Madrid * Mon 21:00 Tallinn * Mon 22:00
Caracas Mon 15:00 Managua Mon 13:00 Tashkent Tue 00:00
Casablanca Mon 19:00 Manila Tue 03:00 Tegucigalpa Mon 13:00
Chatham Island Tue 07:45 Melbourne Tue 05:00 Tehran * Mon 23:30
Chicago * Mon 14:00 Mexico City * Mon 14:00 Tokyo Tue 04:00
Copenhagen * Mon 21:00 Minneapolis * Mon 14:00 Toronto * Mon 15:00
Darwin Tue 04:30 Minsk * Mon 22:00 Vancouver * Mon 12:00
Denver * Mon 13:00 Montevideo Mon 16:00 Vienna * Mon 21:00
Detroit * Mon 15:00 Montgomery * Mon 14:00 Vladivostok * Tue 06:00
Dhaka Tue 01:00 Montreal * Mon 15:00 Warsaw * Mon 21:00
Dublin * Mon 20:00 Moscow * Mon 23:00 Washington DC * Mon 15:00
Edmonton * Mon 13:00 Mumbai Tue 00:30 Wellington Tue 07:00
Frankfurt * Mon 21:00 Nairobi Mon 22:00 Winnipeg * Mon 14:00
Geneva * Mon 21:00 Nassau * Mon 15:00 Zagreb * Mon 21:00
Guatemala Mon 13:00 New Delhi Tue 00:30 Zürich * Mon 21:00

* indicates that the place is currently observing daylight saving time (DST)

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