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Maxim Rodshtein

Country Israel
Born 19 January 1989
Leningrad, Russian SFSR, USSR
Title Grandmaster (2007)
Peak rating 2691 (March 2014)

Maxim Rodshtein (Russian: Максим Эдуардович Родштейн, Maksim Eduardovich Rodshtein; Hebrew: מקסים רודשטיין‎; born 19 January 1989 in Leningrad) is an Israeli chess grandmaster (since 2007).

He won the World under-16 championship in Heraklio, Greece in 2004. Rodshtein won the 2006 Israeli Chess Championship. He won the 25th Andorra International Open (30 June - 8 July 2007) in a three-way tie for first in a field of 101 players. Rodshtein was twice silver medalist in the European Youth Championship.

In 2008, Rodshtein was a member of the Israeli team in the 38th Chess Olympiad in Dresden; he scored 7 points from 9 games, contributing to the team silver medal. In particular, he was responsible for Israel’s win against the Olympic champion, Armenia. A few months later he was offered by Armenia’s No. 1 Levon Aronian to work with him as a second. Rodshtein shared 1st in the 2008 Israeli championship, but didn’t retain the title due to inferior tie-break. In 2010 he took clear first place in the 12th International Open of Sants, Hostafrancs and La Bordeta in Barcelona. In 2011 Rodshtein tied for 4th-10th with Rustam Kasimdzhanov, Gata Kamsky, Rauf Mamedov, Ivan Cheparinov, Denis Khismatullin and Yu Yangyi in the Aeroflot Open in Moscow. In the same tournament in 2012, he tied for 4th-8th with Alexander Khalifman, Hrant Melkumyan, Fabiano Caruana and Dmitry Andreikin. Rodshtein tied for first, finishing third on tiebreak, at the 2013 Cappelle-la-Grande Open. He won the 45th Rilton Cup, which took place from 27 December 2015 to 5 January 2016 in Stockholm, with a score of 8/9 points.

He served in the Israeli Air Force.

Rodshtein is married to Czech WGM Tereza Olsarova.