Boris Gulko, famed chess player, in Omaha this weekend
Posted: Saturday, November 9, 2013 12:00 am
Boris Gulko is a chess grandmaster who once beat famed former world champion Garry Kasparov and is still ranked 26th in the U.S. But that's not why a local rabbi invited him to Omaha.
It's his personal story — a gifted chess player persecuted for his Jewish faith in the former Soviet Union before eventually being allowed to emigrate to America — that moved Rabbi Jonathan Gross of Beth Israel Synagogue to bring Gulko to town.
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Saturday, November 9, 2013 12:00 am.