Zelman Kleinstein (born Zalamans Kleinsteins in Daugavpils,[1] 1910 or 1912 – ?) was a Palestine/Israeli chess player.

He played for Palestine (British Mandate) team in the 8th Chess Olympiad on fourth board (won 2, lost 6 and drew 2) at Buenos Aires 1939.[2] In September 1939, when World War II broke out, Kleinstein, along with many other participants of that Olympiad, decided to stay permanently in Argentina.[3]

Around 1970 he was still playing for San Telmo club of Argentina.[4]

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