- Izak Aloni
Infobox chess player
playername = Izak Aloni
birthname = Izak Schächter
country = ISR
datebirth = birth date|1905|4|5
datedeath = 1985 (aged c. 80)
Izak (Izhak, Itzchak) Aloni (Schächter) ( _he. איזק אלוני; born
5 April 1905– 1985) was an Israeli chessmaster. [citation
last=Gaige | first=Jeremy | author-link=Jeremy Gaige
year=1987 | title=Chess Personalia, A Biobibliography
Aloni, born Schächter in
Lvov(Lemberg, Lwów, Lviv), Galicia (then Austrian occupied Poland), was twice Lvov champion (1936, 1939), and four-times Lvov sub-champion (1931, 1932, 1933, 1938). He played twice in Polish championships. In 1935, he tied for 12-14th in Warsaw (3rd POL-ch; Savielly Tartakowerwon). In 1937, he took 19th in Jurata (4th POL-ch; Tartakower won). In 1938, he won in Krakow (POL-ch elim.). After World War II, he was Israeli champion in 1945, 1961, and 1965.
He played for Israel in six
Chess Olympiads. [ [http://www.olimpbase.org/players/22owumab.html Aloni, Izak] team chess record at olimpbase.org]
* In 1952, he played at fourth board at the 10th Olympiad in
Helsinki(+6 –3 =1).
* In 1954, he played at fourth board at the 11th Olympiad in
Amsterdam(+9 –3 =5).
* In 1956, he played at third board at the 12th Olympiad in
Moscow(+8 –5 =4).
* In 1958, he played at third board at the 13th Olympiad in
Munich(+6 –5 =4).
* In 1960, he played at third board at the 14th Olympiad in
Leipzig(+7 –4 =4).
* In 1962, he played at second board at the 15th Olympiad in
Varna(+3 –6 =5).
In 1961, he took 9th in Netanya (
Milan Matulović, Petar Trifunovićand Moshe Czerniakwon). In 1966, he tied for 11-14th in Tel Aviv ( Svetozar Gligorićwon). In 1968, he tied for 12-13th in Netanya ( Robert James Fischerwon).
Notable chess games
* [http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1367784 Gerhard Pfeiffer vs Izak Aloni, Munich 1958, 13th Olympiad, Semi-Slav Defense, Chigorin Variation, D46, 0-1]
* [http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1153814 Bogdan Śliwa vs Izak Aloni, Tel Aviv 1966, English Opening, Symmetrical Variation, A30, 0-1]
* [http://www.xs4all.nl/~timkr/chess2/diary_7.htm Izak Aloni vs Moshe Czerniak, ISR-ch 1967, Modern Defense, Averbakh System, A42, 1-0]
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