(born 26 September 1945, Riga) is a Latvian—Israeli—German chess grandmaster.
At the beginning of his career, Gutman tied for 11-12th at Riga 1967 (LAT-ch; J?nis Klov?ns won), which was the first of many appearances in the Latvian championship; he tied for 5-7th place in 1969, tied for 4-5th in 1971, won in 1972, tied for 7-8th in 1973, took 3rd in 1974, took 4th in 1975, took 2nd in 1976, tied for 2nd-3rd in 1977, tied for 7-9th in 1978, tied for 4-5th in 1979.
In 1972 he won, equal with Alvis Vitolinsh and ?mits, the Riga Chess Championship. In 1974, he tied for 6-7th in Parnu. In 1975, he tied for 6-8th in Riga. In 1976, he tied for 7-9th in Riga. In 1977, he tied for 6-7th in Homel. In 1978, he tied for 4-7th in Vladivostok. In 1978, he won in Haapsalu.
Gutman emigrated from the Soviet Union to Israel in 1980, later moving to Germany.
A former second to Viktor Korchnoi, he is known as an expert on opening theory.
He played for Israel in two Chess Olympiads.
- In 1982, at third board in the 25th Chess Olympiad in Lucerne (+4 —4 =2);
- In 1984, at third board in the 26th Chess Olympiad in Thessaloniki (+4 —3 =3).
In 1984, he won in Grindavik. In 1985, he won in Beer Sheva. In 1986, he won in Wuppertal. In 1986, he tied for 1st-3rd with Korchnoi and Nigel Short in Lugano.
He was awarded the Grandmaster title in 1986.