Excited for this!
Incredible that a former WCC challenger is streaming a big event for lichess. Will definitely watch the stream.
it starts when i sleep #5
Yeah, will be very interesting to watch a legend stream for lichess...
one of the first!
Boris Gelfand is a Soviet-born Israeli chess player. He was awarded the title Grandmaster by FIDE in 1989.
A six-time World Championship candidate (1991, 1994–95, 2002, 2007, 2011, 2013), he won the Chess World Cup 2009 and the 2011 Candidates Tournament, making him challenger for the World Chess Championship 2012. Although the match with defending champion Viswanathan Anand finished level at 6–6, Gelfand lost the deciding rapidplay tiebreak by 2½–1½.
Gelfand has won major tournaments at Wijk aan Zee, Tilburg, Moscow, Linares and Dos Hermanas. He has competed in eleven Chess Olympiads and held a place within the top 30 players ranked by FIDE from January 1990 to October 2017.