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Yair Kraidman
Number of games in database: 192
Years covered: 1958 to 2012
Last FIDE rating: 2246 (2251 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2455

Overall record: +51 -58 =83 (48.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Nimzo Indian (15) 
    E43 E40 E41 E55 E58
 King's Indian (14) 
    E81 E84 E83 E80 E85
 Modern Benoni (12) 
    A58 A57 A79 A60 A75
 Queen's Indian (9) 
    E15 E12 E19 E17
 Benko Gambit (9) 
    A58 A57
 Queen's Gambit Declined (6) 
    D37 D31
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (24) 
    C84 C95 C92 C93 C77
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (20) 
    C95 C84 C92 C85 C86
 King's Indian (9) 
    E75 E92 E62 E76 E84
 Sicilian (9) 
    B27 B32 B50 B31 B23
 English (8) 
    A16 A17 A15 A14 A18
 English, 1 c4 c5 (5) 
    A31 A30 A36 A39
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Kraidman vs Fischer, 1968 1/2-1/2
   S Hamann vs Kraidman, 1968 0-1
   J A Fred vs Kraidman, 1958 1/2-1/2
   Kraidman vs Ulf Andersson, 1974 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Netanya (1968)
   Haifa Olympiad (Men) (1976)
   European Senior Championship (2012)

   🏆 European Senior Championship
   Kraidman vs Karasev (Aug-26-12) 0-1
   Kraidman vs E Golcman (Aug-25-12) 1/2-1/2
   B Rositsan vs Kraidman (Aug-24-12) 1/2-1/2
   Kraidman vs N A Malmdin (Aug-23-12) 1/2-1/2
   Hecht vs Kraidman (Aug-22-12) 1/2-1/2

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(born Nov-01-1932, 86 years old) Israel

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Yair Kraidman was awarded the IM title in 1964 and the GM title 1976. He played on ten Israeli Olympiad teams between 1958 and 1976 and in tournaments he was 2nd at Netanya 1975 and 1st= at Beer-Sheva 1976.

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 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 192  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Kraidman vs A Gudmundsson  ½-½55195813th olm qual. group 2E63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
2. Rossolimo vs Kraidman  1-047195813th olm qual. group 2A05 Reti Opening
3. Kraidman vs J A Fred  ½-½19195813th olm qual. group 2E40 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
4. J A Fred vs Kraidman  ½-½49195813th olm final BB27 Sicilian
5. E Arnlind vs Kraidman 1-056195813th olm final BB27 Sicilian
6. Kraidman vs H Enevoldsen  1-082195813th olm final BD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
7. Kraidman vs Brzozka  ½-½19195813th olm final BD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. P Martin vs Kraidman  ½-½11195813th olm final BE00 Queen's Pawn Game
9. F Roessel vs Kraidman  1-048195813th olm final BA05 Reti Opening
10. S Dittmann vs Kraidman  ½-½251960Leipzig ol (Men) qual-AE25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
11. Matulovic vs Kraidman  1-0441961NetanyaC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
12. Kraidman vs M Czerniak  0-1571961NetanyaA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
13. Kraidman vs W Schmidt  1-0461962Varna ol (Men) fin-BE84 King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line
14. Myagmarsuren vs Kraidman  1-0421962Varna ol (Men) fin-BC25 Vienna
15. Kraidman vs M Czerniak  1-0301964IsraelA43 Old Benoni
16. J B Bednarski vs Kraidman  1-0371964Tel Aviv ol (Men) fin-AB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
17. Szabo vs Kraidman  0-1411964Tel AvivE71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)
18. Kraidman vs L Schmid  0-1441964Tel Aviv ol (Men) fin-AA54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3
19. A Conrady vs Kraidman  0-1401964Tel aviv olC30 King's Gambit Declined
20. Kraidman vs Filip  ½-½311964Tel Aviv ol (Men) fin-AD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
21. M Bobotsov vs Kraidman  ½-½531964Tel Aviv ol (Men) fin-AE12 Queen's Indian
22. Yanofsky vs Kraidman  ½-½491966Tel Aviv ol BC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
23. Kraidman vs M Peretz  1-0381966Tel-Aviv itA75 Benoni, Classical with ...a6 and 10...Bg4
24. Y Stepak vs Kraidman  ½-½401966Tel-Aviv itA16 English
25. Kraidman vs A Matanovic  0-1711966Tel-Aviv itC93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense
 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 192  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-01-06  BIDMONFA: Yair Kraidman


Nov-01-09  Prugno: The Player of the Day is currently in action at the World Senior Championship in Trentino (Northern Italy). Website:

I wonder if CG is thinking of putting up a special page for this event?

Nov-01-12  asianwarrior: <Prugno> I hope so!
Nov-01-12  waustad: Happy 80th!
Nov-01-12  waustad: Here one can find many more details and games from his play in the olympiads:
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