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Yair Kraidman
Number of games in database: 185
Years covered: 1958 to 2012
Last FIDE rating: 2260 (2251 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2455
Overall record: +49 -57 =79 (47.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (14) 
    E81 E83 E80 E85 E75
 Nimzo Indian (13) 
    E43 E55 E41 E40 E33
 Modern Benoni (10) 
    A58 A57 A79 A60 A75
 Queen's Indian (8) 
    E15 E12 E19 E17
 Benko Gambit (7) 
    A58 A57
 Orthodox Defense (6) 
    D58 D52 D69 D59 D61
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (22) 
    C84 C95 C92 C85 C77
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (18) 
    C84 C95 C92 C85 C86
 Sicilian (9) 
    B27 B31 B39 B23 B37
 English (8) 
    A16 A17 A15 A18 A14
 King's Indian (8) 
    E75 E92 E83 E62 E71
 Modern Benoni (5) 
    A79 A57 A60 A56 A67
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Kraidman vs Fischer, 1968 1/2-1/2
   S Hamann vs Kraidman, 1968 0-1

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

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(born Nov-01-1932, 82 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 185  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. F Roessel vs Kraidman  1-048 1958 13th olm final BA05 Reti Opening
2. J A Fred vs Kraidman  ½-½49 1958 13th olm final BB27 Sicilian
3. P Martin vs Kraidman  ½-½11 1958 13th olm final BE00 Queen's Pawn Game
4. Kraidman vs J A Fred  ½-½19 1958 13th olm qual. group 2E40 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
5. Kraidman vs Brzozka  ½-½19 1958 13th olm final BD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. Rossolimo vs Kraidman  1-047 1958 13th olm qual. group 2A49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
7. Kraidman vs H Enevoldsen  1-082 1958 13th olm final BD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
8. Kraidman vs A Gudmundsson  ½-½55 1958 13th olm qual. group 2E63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
9. E Arnlind vs Kraidman 1-056 1958 13th olm final BB37 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto
10. S Dittmann vs Kraidman  ½-½25 1960 Leipzig ol (Men)E25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
11. Kraidman vs M Czerniak  0-157 1961 NetanyaA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
12. Matulovic vs Kraidman  1-044 1961 NetanyaC88 Ruy Lopez
13. Myagmarsuren vs Kraidman  1-042 1962 Varna olm fBC25 Vienna
14. Kraidman vs W Schmidt  1-046 1962 Varna ol (Men)E84 King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line
15. Kraidman vs Schmid  0-144 1964 Tel Aviv ol (Men) fin-AA54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3
16. Szabo vs Kraidman  0-141 1964 Tel AvivE71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)
17. Kraidman vs M Czerniak  1-030 1964 IsraelA43 Old Benoni
18. M Bobotsov vs Kraidman  ½-½53 1964 Tel Aviv ol (Men) fin-AE12 Queen's Indian
19. Kraidman vs Filip  ½-½31 1964 Tel Aviv ol (Men) fin-AD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. A Conrady vs Kraidman  0-140 1964 Tel aviv olC30 King's Gambit Declined
21. J B Bednarski vs Kraidman  1-037 1964 Tel Aviv ol (Men) fin-AB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
22. Y Stepak vs Kraidman  ½-½40 1966 Tel-Aviv itA16 English
23. Kraidman vs M Czerniak  ½-½73 1966 Tel-Aviv itA40 Queen's Pawn Game
24. I Gat vs Kraidman  ½-½26 1966 Tel-Aviv itA18 English, Mikenas-Carls
25. Kraidman vs M Peretz  1-038 1966 Tel-Aviv itA75 Benoni, Classical with ...a6 and 10...Bg4
 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 185  PGN Download
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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!
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  waustad: Happy 80th!
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  waustad: Here one can find many more details and games from his play in the olympiads:
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