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Alexander Huzman

Full name Alexander Huzman
Country Israel
Born April 10, 1962
Zhytomyr
Title Grandmaster (1991)
Peak rating 2607 (July 2011)

Alexander Huzman (born 10 April 1962, Zhytomyr, Ukraine, Soviet Union) is an Israeli (formerly Soviet) chess Grandmaster and trainer.

He played in several Ukrainian championships. In 1985, he took 6th in Uzhgorod. In 1986, he tied for 4-5th in Kiev. In 1987, he took 6th in Nikolaev. In 1989, he tied for 8-9th in Kherson. In 1990, he tied for 5-7th in Simferopol.

Huzman, who is Jewish, moved to Israel in 1992.

He represented Israel five times in Chess Olympiads.

In 1999, he tied for 5-6th with Boris Avrukh in Tel Aviv (Boris Gelfand, Ilia Smirin, and Lev Psakhis won). In 2000, he tied for 1st-2nd with Avrukh in Biel. In 2003 during the European Clubs Cup in Crete, he scored an upset win over Garry Kasparov after Kasparov made a rare blunder. In 2004, he took 6th in Beer Sheva Rapid (Viktor Korchnoi won). In 2005, he took 3rd in Montreal (Victor Mikhalevski won).

Huzman has trained Canadian Grandmaster Mark Bluvshtein, with success, and seconded top player Boris Gelfand.

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