Date of Birth: 12/28/1920
Place of birth: Odessa
Member of the Great Patriotic War. Voluntarily he enlisted in the Army in 1943. Member of operation break the siege of Leningrad, fought at Shlisselburg (1943) and on the Pulkovo Heights (1944), the roads of war went the Baltic states, Romania, Hungary and Austria.
Member of the six finals of the USSR championships.
Nine-time champion in blitz Leningrad. At the age of 82 years, he won a bronze medal in the championship of St. Petersburg, 2002 in blitz game, and the beat of the computer program "Master".
Boris Gertsenzon famous organization record simul. In 1959, the Volkhov set a record by playing with the 103 competitors at the same time. The match lasted 2 hours 14 minutes, the result is 97 = 6 -0.
Simul, Boris Gertsenzon gave more in 1941 in hospitals.
In 1946, the 319-th Guards Mortar Regiment, where he served as Boris Gertsenzon stationed in Marhegnt area, near Vienna. Having organized simul, Boris Gertsenzon suddenly "went out" to the international match against the champion of Germany Rudolf Burns. The game was played according to the rules of the German pieces, Leningrad confidently defeated the opponent with a score of 9: 3, not suffered a single defeat.