Yochanan Afek

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Yochanan Afek

Yochanan Afek (born 16 April 1952 in Tel Aviv) is an Israeli chess player, composer, trainer and arbiter. He is the only person to possess an international titles at four different facets of chess, being an International Master, International Master of chess compositions, International Arbiter and International Arbiter of chess compositions.


  • I achieved more than I could dream of in chess and in chess composing.
    • From an interview with Tibor Károlyi, Genius in the Background (2009), p. 59.

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  • Going through Yochanan's studies I got the impression that he is like a music composer who creates many lovely songs with charming melodies, but rarely composes operas.

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