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Larry Kaufman


Larry Kaufman

Lawrence C. "Larry" Kaufman (born 1947) is a chess grandmaster. He currently lives in Potomac, Maryland. In 2008, as an International Master, Kaufman won the World Senior Championship (which he later retroactively shared with Mihai Suba) which automatically earned him the Grandmaster title.[1]


A longtime researcher in The Evaluation of Material Imbalances. He currently helps develop the chess program Komodo with Don Dailey, with whom he had worked on the Socrates series of programs.

He is also one of the strongest shogi players in the west. He learned the game by the traditional method of studying handicap theory and is one of the leading experts in this field.[4]

Personal life

Kaufman's son, Raymond Kaufman, is an International Master.


  • Larry Kaufman player profile and games at


External links

  • FIDE
  • Larry Kaufman on the merits of various chess variants
  • Larry Kaufman's handicap series
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