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Boris Gulko Chess Grandmaster


Boris Gulko is psychologist by education, chess Grandmaster. Boris was champion of Soviet Union in 1977, and champion of the United States in 1994 and 1999. Boris was one of eight candidates for the match with the world champion in 1994, and one of 16 competitors for this title in 2000. He won many national tournaments in the United States and the USSR, as well as international tournaments around the world. Boris has a positive score with great world champion Gary Kasparov: three wins, one loss, and four draws.From 1979 to 1986 Boris was a refusnik. He won the right to leave the USSR after three hunger strikes and months of daily demonstrations with daily arrests (together with his wife Anna, who was women chess champion of Soviet Union and the United States). Boris reflected this struggle for freedom in his book “Writing the Letter Lamed” that became part of the collection “KGB is playing chess” first published in Russia and later translated and published in the United States, Germany and other countries.In 2009 Boris started to write essays on various topics, including modern politics, culture, religion, history, and Jewish philosophy. His selected essays were published in book “The World of a Jew” in Russian. Boris is currently a columnist for several Russian language Jewish newspapers.