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Kaido Kulaots
Number of games in database: 728
Years covered: 1990 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2588 (2505 rapid, 2546 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2609

Overall record: +196 -125 =239 (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.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (130) 
    B90 B92 B30 B33 B84
 Ruy Lopez (53) 
    C78 C92 C65 C95 C91
 Sicilian Najdorf (37) 
    B90 B92 B94 B91 B96
 Caro-Kann (29) 
    B18 B15 B17 B19 B10
 French Defense (27) 
    C11 C10 C18 C12 C07
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (22) 
    C92 C91 C95 C84 C88
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (133) 
    B90 B42 B22 B96 B40
 Sicilian Najdorf (44) 
    B90 B96 B92 B93 B91
 Nimzo Indian (27) 
    E32 E46 E36 E34 E33
 Queen's Pawn Game (27) 
    A45 A46 A40 E00 D02
 Grunfeld (22) 
    D91 D85 D80 D97 D93
 English (22) 
    A15 A18 A13 A16 A10
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Kulaots vs J Geller, 2002 1-0
   Carlsen vs Kulaots, 2002 0-1
   Kulaots vs D Hausrath, 1992 1-0
   Navara vs Kulaots, 2014 0-1
   Kulaots vs L Trent, 2013 1-0
   S Kaplan vs Kulaots, 2007 0-1
   R De Guzman vs Kulaots, 2014 0-1
   Kulaots vs Fedorov, 2004 1-0
   Kulaots vs Taavi Annus, 1996 1-0
   Kulaots vs J Klovans, 2007 1-0

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

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

   Z Kozul vs Kulaots (Apr-17-17) 1-0
   Kulaots vs G Nasuta (Apr-17-17) 1-0
   M Matlakov vs Kulaots (Apr-16-17) 1/2-1/2
   Kulaots vs J Carow (Apr-16-17) 1-0
   A Hilverda vs Kulaots (Apr-15-17) 0-1

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(born Feb-28-1976, 41 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 30; games 1-25 of 728  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Morozevich vs Kulaots 0-137 1990 Ch YuniorsB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
2. Kulaots vs V Zvjaginsev  0-145 1990 Ch Yuniors, LeningradC36 King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense
3. Kulaots vs E Relange  0-125 1991 EU-ch U20C12 French, McCutcheon
4. Y Masserey vs Kulaots  1-033 1991 EU-ch U20B40 Sicilian
5. Kulaots vs J M Lauridsen  1-023 1991 EU-ch U20B07 Pirc
6. C Jepson vs Kulaots  1-029 1991 EU-ch U20B82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
7. Kulaots vs A Berestetsky  1-030 1991 EU-ch U20B85 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical
8. D Fridman vs Kulaots  1-052 1991 EU-ch U20A15 English
9. J Aagaard vs Kulaots 1-034 1991 EU-ch U20D89 Grunfeld
10. Kulaots vs B Tabernig  1-040 1991 EU-ch U20C13 French
11. Kulaots vs H A Gretarsson 0-130 1992 Wch U16C31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
12. G Schwartzman vs Kulaots  1-031 1992 Wch U16E68 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4
13. Waitzkin vs Kulaots  0-128 1992 Duisburg Wch U16mB24 Sicilian, Closed
14. Kulaots vs Svidler  ½-½12 1992 ChWmU16 Duisburg UTYSOC49 Four Knights
15. Pelletier vs Kulaots  0-141 1992 Wch U16E85 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox Variation
16. Z Almasi vs Kulaots  1-045 1992 Wch U16B82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
17. Kulaots vs D Hausrath 1-033 1992 Wch U16B78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
18. Kulaots vs E Relange  1-059 1992 Wch U16C10 French
19. I Papaioannou vs Kulaots  0-135 1992 Wch U16A31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
20. Oral vs Kulaots  0-125 1992 Wch U16B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
21. Kulaots vs B Szuk  1-021 1992 Wch U16B67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
22. Kulaots vs R Sander 1-022 1993 Wichern op 2ndC36 King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense
23. Jansa vs Kulaots  1-045 1993 HamburgB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
24. Kulaots vs Pavasovic  1-035 1993 Wch U18C42 Petrov Defense
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."
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  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.
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  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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