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Kaido Kulaots
  
Number of games in database: 746
Years covered: 1990 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2562 (2544 rapid, 2546 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2609

Overall record: +202 -129 =247 (56.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 168 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (134) 
    B90 B92 B30 B33 B32
 Ruy Lopez (54) 
    C78 C92 C65 C91 C95
 Sicilian Najdorf (38) 
    B90 B92 B94 B96 B91
 Caro-Kann (30) 
    B18 B15 B17 B19 B13
 French Defense (27) 
    C11 C10 C18 C12 C15
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (23) 
    C92 C91 C95 C84 C88
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (137) 
    B90 B42 B22 B96 B40
 Sicilian Najdorf (45) 
    B90 B96 B92 B93 B91
 Nimzo Indian (27) 
    E32 E46 E34 E36 E33
 Queen's Pawn Game (26) 
    A45 A46 A40 E00 D02
 Grunfeld (26) 
    D85 D91 D97 D90 D80
 English (22) 
    A18 A13 A15 A16 A10
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Kulaots vs J Geller, 2002 1-0
   Kulaots vs L Meidla, 2016 1-0
   Kulaots vs D Hausrath, 1992 1-0
   Kulaots vs G Meier, 2017 1-0
   Carlsen vs Kulaots, 2002 0-1
   Navara vs Kulaots, 2014 0-1
   Kulaots vs L Trent, 2013 1-0
   S Kaplan vs Kulaots, 2007 0-1
   Kulaots vs Carlsen, 2005 1-0
   R De Guzman vs Kulaots, 2014 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Hastings Chess Congress (2012)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2011)
   Rilton Cup 2016/17 (2016)
   GRENKE Chess Classic (Open) (2017)
   20th Cappelle la Grande (2004)
   12th European Individual Championship (2011)
   Cappelle la Grande (2006)
   Olympiad (2008)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   European Individual Championships (2007)
   European Individual Championship (2008)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2013)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2012)
   13th European Individual Championship (2012)
   European Individual Chess Championship (2017)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   1992 WYCC (open) U-16 by gauer

RECENT GAMES:
   🏆 World Cup
   N Vitiugov vs Kulaots (Sep-04-17) 1-0
   Kulaots vs N Vitiugov (Sep-03-17) 1/2-1/2
   Kulaots vs S Sulskis (Jun-19-17) 1/2-1/2
   A Kveinys vs Kulaots (Jun-18-17) 1/2-1/2
   T Kantans vs Kulaots (Jun-17-17) 0-1

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KAIDO KULAOTS
(born Feb-28-1976, 41 years old) Estonia

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Grandmaster, Estonian champion in 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2008, 2009 and 2010. He was selected to compete in the 2017 World Cup(1).

References / Sources

(1) http://www.fide.com/images/stories/... (2017 World Cup participants).

Wikipedia article: Kaido K%C3%BClaots

Last updated: 2017-07-25 12:39:18

 page 1 of 30; games 1-25 of 746  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Kulaots vs V Zvjaginsev  0-1451990Ch Yuniors, LeningradC36 King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense
2. Morozevich vs Kulaots 0-1371990Ch YuniorsB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
3. Kulaots vs A Berestetsky  1-0301991EU-ch U20B85 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical
4. D Fridman vs Kulaots  1-0521991EU-ch U20A15 English
5. J Aagaard vs Kulaots 1-0341991EU-ch U20D89 Grunfeld
6. Kulaots vs B Tabernig  1-0401991EU-ch U20C13 French
7. Kulaots vs E Relange  0-1251991EU-ch U20C12 French, McCutcheon
8. Y Masserey vs Kulaots  1-0331991EU-ch U20B40 Sicilian
9. Kulaots vs J M Lauridsen  1-0231991EU-ch U20B07 Pirc
10. C Jepson vs Kulaots  1-0291991EU-ch U20B82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
11. Oral vs Kulaots  0-1251992Wch U16B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
12. Z Almasi vs Kulaots  1-0451992Wch U16B82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
13. Kulaots vs D Hausrath 1-0331992Wch U16B78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
14. Kulaots vs E Relange  1-0591992Wch U16C10 French
15. I Papaioannou vs Kulaots  0-1351992Wch U16A31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
16. Kulaots vs B Szuk  1-0211992Wch U16B67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
17. Waitzkin vs Kulaots  0-1281992Duisburg Wch U16mB24 Sicilian, Closed
18. Kulaots vs H A Gretarsson 0-1301992Wch U16C31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
19. G Schwartzman vs Kulaots  1-0311992Wch U16E68 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4
20. Kulaots vs Svidler  ½-½121992ChWmU16 Duisburg UTYSOC49 Four Knights
21. Pelletier vs Kulaots  0-1411992Wch U16E85 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox Variation
22. Kulaots vs Pavasovic  1-0351993Wch U18C42 Petrov Defense
23. Kulaots vs R Sander 1-0221993Wichern op 2ndC36 King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense
24. Jansa vs Kulaots  1-0451993HamburgB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
25. Kulaots vs Glek  0-1341993HamburgC12 French, McCutcheon
 page 1 of 30; games 1-25 of 746  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-18-04  Legend: Estonian GM Kaido Kulaots:
http://www.maleliit.ee/images/playe...

One of the nicest players out there! I`ve read that he is always very friendly and kind to everyone he meets. It`s rare to find guys like him these days...

Actually he reminds me a little bit of Paul Keres, both by the looks and by wonderful personality. Plays not very bad either... :)

May-18-04  MoonlitKnight: Are all Estonian players that friendly? I heard that Lembit Oll used to be the nicest guy around.
Nov-05-05  WTHarvey: Here is a little collection of puzzles from Kaido's games: http://www.wtharvey.com/kula.html
Nov-05-05  Eastfrisian: He is born on 28.02.1976.
Nov-05-05  shinesaza: Strong player, he plays in a finnish team JyS also. Some of these strong estonians play in finnish club teams, which is very nice.
Apr-20-07  BIDMONFA: Kaido Kulaots

KULAOTS, Kaido
http://www.bidmonfa.com/kulaots_kai...
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Jul-15-08  jon01: He just beat GM Tomi Nybäck with black pieces in Heart Of Finland and is leading with 6/6.
Feb-27-10  Poisonpawns: Happy Birthday Kaido!!
May-24-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <Kaido Külaots> (born February 28, 1976) is an Estonian chess Grandmaster (2001).

He won Estonian Chess Championship in 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2008, 2009, 2010 and played for Estonia in the Chess Olympiads of 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2008.

Wiki-bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaido_...

Feb-04-11  Legend: GM Kulaots finished 3rd at Gibraltar tournament! Congratulations!
Jan-09-12  timhortons: game at the on going keres memorial

black to move

feedoseev still move the pawn at h4:) with black taking it will draw the game and pushing to g4 will give mate in 3

Kulaots,K - Fedoseev,V, XXI Paul Keres Memorial Main Tournament 2012


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1. (-#3): 63...g4
2. = (0.00): 63...gxh4
3. = (0.00): 63...Kg4 64.hxg5[] Kxg5[] 65.Kxf2 Kf4 66.Ke2 Ke4 67.Kf2 Kf5 68.Kf3

Feb-28-12  wordfunph: maybe i got this from the book Wonderboy Magnus Carlsen by GM Agdestein..

<GM Kaido Kulaots started with 8.5/9 in the Gausdal October 2003 Edition before calming down with two closing draws. He is a friend of the Carlsens. In Gausdal January 2000, he and the Carlsens shared a cabin and on the way back to Estonia he spent a night in their Lommedalen home. He borrowed the room of the eldest Carlsen daughter, and the family jokes that he was the first GM in Ellen's bed.>

http://www.amazon.com/Wonderboy-Mag...

happy birthday GM Kulaots!

Mar-23-12  Troller: 3/3 in the European Ch now after beating Roiz in an interesting game in rd 3. Now Kulaots faces MVL with the Black pieces, no easy task.

Nice story <wordfunph>.

Nov-18-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: It's a pity that his name isn't <Kualots>, because that's what people used to do in former Soviet republics.
Feb-28-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: "I was really disappointed. I thought I saw a gal wearing a short skirt but it turned out to be Kulaots."
Feb-28-15  ketchuplover: groan
Feb-28-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: <offramp> specialises in groan-up humour.
Feb-28-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <offramp> indeed crosses the tracks and indulges himself thus every now and again.
Feb-28-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  eternaloptimist: Happy birthday to the 7-time Estonian chess champ! I'm willing to bet that Keres & Oll would've liked this guy! 8 )
Feb-28-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Kaido Kulaots.
Feb-29-16  Chess Is More: Kulaots has won 7 nat'l championships.
Feb-29-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: If he conspired with another player, they would be in Kulaots?
Jun-18-16  Imran Iskandar: I just noticed that GM Kulaots is one of the few people who have the privilege of a positive score against Carlsen.
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