Roman Pelts

FIDE Master (1981); FIDE Trainer (2005)

2001 Canadian Chess Hall of Fame

1988 Represented Canada at Olympiad

1988 Toronto Closed Champion

1986 Author of Comprehensive Chess Course, Volumes 1&2

1984 Represented Canada at Olympiad; 2nd highest official performance rating on Board 4 (8/11, undefeated)

1982 Represented Canada at Olympiad

1982 Toronto Open Champion

1979 Founder of first Canadian chess school, Montreal

1978 2nd place, Canadian Open Championship

1978 Arrived Canada

1971 Honoured Chess Coach, Ukraine

1971 Official trainer for the USSR student team, on which future World Champion Anatoly Karpov and future World Championship Candidate Alexander Beliavsky played

1964 1st place, World Student Team Championship (Board 1 for USSR)

1963 2nd place, USSR Young Masters Championship

Roman Pelts is a chess teacher. Seven of his students became grandmasters: Lev Alburt, Sam Palatnik, Vladimir Tukmakov, Valery Beim, Konstantin Lerner, Leonid Yurtaev and Boris Kantsler. Pelts is the founder of Chess Academy of Canada.

Here is Roman Pelts' most important game:
Roman Pelts - William Lombardy, World Student Team Championship, USSR - USA, Board 1, Krakow, Poland, 1964

Source: PolBase by Adam Umiastowski.


Contributors: Roman Pelts (photo, game selection), Adam Umiastowski (game).

Research note: Many of Pelts' older games are in databases which have incorrect translations of his last name (wrong accent): 'Pelc' and 'Pelch'.

Copyright 2011. David Cohen.

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