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Yaacov Bleiman

Country Israel
Born September 8, 1947
Vilnus, Lithuania
Title International Master
Peak rating 2465 (January 1979)
Peak ranking No. 161

Yaacov (Yacov) Bleiman (Hebrew: יעקב בליימן‎; September 8, 1947, Vilnius - June, 2004) was a Lithuanian-Israeli chess master.

Bleiman spent a decade designing a smart bomb that was procured by the Israeli Air Force for its F-16 fighter jets in 2003.


In 1965, Bleiman played in World Junior Championship in Barcelona (Bojan Kurajica won). In 1971, he tied for 7-8th in Netanya (Lubomir Kavalek and Bruno Parma won). In 1976, he tied for 3-4th in Netanya (Avraham Kaldor and Itchak Radashkovich won).

He played for Israel in three Chess Olympiads.

He also represented Israel in the 7th European Team Chess Championship at Skara 1980.

Bleiman was awarded the International Master (IM) title in 1971.