Happy birthday Boris!

Israeli chess player (grandmaster), and former world champion finalist, Boris Gelfand is 45 today. His celebrations may have an extra kick, as yesterday he won the prestigious Tal Memorial in Moscow, a tournament that honors the memory of the former World Chess Champion Mikhail Tal. The field included seven players with higher ratings than Boris, one being the current World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand, so it was no mean achievement.

You can read more here and here.

Well played, Boris. And have a happy birthday!