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Leonid Gerzhoy

Country Israel
Born November 7, 1987
Peak rating 2481

Leonid Gerzhoy is an Israeli-born Canadian International Master of chess.


Gerzhoy was born on November 7, 1987 in Israel and became an International Master there by 2002. In 2003 he played for Israel at World Youth Chess Olympiad in Denizli where he won 6th place and a rank of 8 points. In 2005 he immigrated to Canada and a year later won a second place at the Canadian Championship. In 2007 he became a winner of Canadian Junior Championship and by 2009 received a Grandmaster norm at the World Open. In 2010 he was a winner of the Reading Week Open tournament of Hart House and next year won again at the Philadelphia International with 8 out of 9 score. The same year, during Ontario Open he tied a 2nd-3rd game with Bator Sambuev.

During the 2010 Chess Olympiad he won three games in a row with three draws out of nine games total. Two years later he participated at the 2012 Olympiad, this time in Istanbul, where he won three times again, and had four draws as well. He tied for first U2500 player at the 2013 World Open.

In 2015, he tied for first with Tomas Krnan and Eric Hansen in the Canadian Chess Championship.