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Kaido Kulaots
Number of games in database: 592
Years covered: 1990 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2565 (2496 rapid, 2574 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2609
Overall record: +170 -115 =218 (55.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      89 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (109) 
    B90 B92 B30 B51 B84
 Ruy Lopez (42) 
    C78 C92 C65 C91 C88
 Sicilian Najdorf (35) 
    B90 B92 B91 B94 B96
 French Defense (21) 
    C11 C10 C18 C12 C13
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (20) 
    C92 C91 C88 C96 C95
 Caro-Kann (19) 
    B18 B17 B15 B19 B10
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (120) 
    B90 B42 B22 B96 B40
 Sicilian Najdorf (40) 
    B90 B96 B92 B93 B91
 Nimzo Indian (21) 
    E32 E34 E46 E36 E48
 English (19) 
    A15 A13 A18 A16 A10
 Queen's Pawn Game (19) 
    A40 A45 E00 A46 D02
 Sicilian Kan (19) 
    B42 B43 B41
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Kulaots vs J Geller, 2002 1-0
   Navara vs Kulaots, 2014 0-1
   Kulaots vs L Trent, 2013 1-0
   Kulaots vs D Hausrath, 1992 1-0
   Carlsen vs Kulaots, 2002 0-1
   S Kaplan vs Kulaots, 2007 0-1
   R De Guzman vs Kulaots, 2014 0-1
   S Melia vs Kulaots, 2012 0-1
   Kulaots vs Carlsen, 2005 1-0
   Shabalov vs Kulaots, 2003 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2011)
   Hastings Chess Congress (2012)
   Oslo Chess International (2011)
   EU-ch 4th (2003)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)
   Cappelle la Grande (2006)
   European Individual Championships (2007)
   Olympiad (2008)
   European Individual Championship (2008)
   12th European Individual Championship (2011)
   13th European Individual Championship (2012)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2012)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2013)
   European Individual Championships (2013)

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

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(born Feb-28-1976, 40 years old) Estonia

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Grandmaster, Estonian champion in 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2008, 2009 and 2010.

Wikipedia article: Kaido K%C3%BClaots

 page 1 of 24; games 1-25 of 592  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Kulaots vs V Zvjaginsev  0-145 1990 Ch Yuniors, LeningradC36 King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense
2. Morozevich vs Kulaots 0-137 1990 Ch YuniorsB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
3. Kulaots vs B Tabernig  1-040 1991 EU-ch U20C13 French
4. Y Masserey vs Kulaots  1-033 1991 EU-ch U20B40 Sicilian
5. Kulaots vs E Relange  0-125 1991 EU-ch U20C12 French, McCutcheon
6. C Jepson vs Kulaots  1-029 1991 EU-ch U20B82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
7. Kulaots vs J M Lauridsen  1-023 1991 EU-ch U20B07 Pirc
8. D Fridman vs Kulaots  1-052 1991 EU-ch U20A15 English
9. Kulaots vs A Berestetsky  1-030 1991 EU-ch U20B85 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical
10. J Aagaard vs Kulaots 1-034 1991 EU-ch U20D89 Grunfeld
11. Z Almasi vs Kulaots  1-045 1992 Wch U16B82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
12. Kulaots vs Svidler  ½-½12 1992 ChWmU16 Duisburg C49 Four Knights
13. Kulaots vs B Szuk  1-021 1992 Wch U16B67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
14. I Papaioannou vs Kulaots  0-135 1992 Wch U16A31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
15. Kulaots vs H A Gretarsson 0-130 1992 Wch U16C31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
16. Kulaots vs D Hausrath 1-033 1992 Wch U16B78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
17. Waitzkin vs Kulaots  0-128 1992 Duisburg Wch U16mB24 Sicilian, Closed
18. G Schwartzman vs Kulaots  1-031 1992 Wch U16E68 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4
19. Oral vs Kulaots  0-125 1992 Wch U16B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
20. Pelletier vs Kulaots  0-141 1992 Wch U16E85 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox Variation
21. Kulaots vs E Relange  1-059 1992 Wch U16C10 French
22. Kulaots vs R Sander 1-022 1993 Wichern op 2ndC36 King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense
23. Kulaots vs Pavasovic  1-035 1993 Wch U18C42 Petrov Defense
24. Jansa vs Kulaots  1-045 1993 HamburgB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
25. Kulaots vs Glek  0-134 1993 HamburgC12 French, McCutcheon
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-18-04  Legend: Estonian GM Kaido Kulaots:

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:
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


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!!
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  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.


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

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  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.>

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>.

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  MissScarlett: It's a pity that his name isn't <Kualots>, because that's what people used to do in former Soviet republics.
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  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
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  MissScarlett: <offramp> specialises in groan-up humour.
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  perfidious: <offramp> indeed crosses the tracks and indulges himself thus every now and again.
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  eternaloptimist: Happy birthday to the 7-time Estonian chess champ! I'm willing to bet that Keres & Oll would've liked this guy! 8 )
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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Kaido Kulaots.
Feb-29-16  Chess Is More: Kulaots has won 7 nat'l championships.
Feb-29-16  HeMateMe: If he conspired with another player, they would be in Kulaots?
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