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Kaidanov 
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Gregory Kaidanov
Number of games in database: 546
Years covered: 1979 to 2013
Last FIDE rating: 2569
Highest rating achieved in database: 2695
Overall record: +185 -104 =242 (57.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      15 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (40) 
    B90 B50 B40 B33 B22
 Catalan (22) 
    E06 E04 E01 E08 E05
 King's Indian (21) 
    E73 E92 E75 E81 E74
 Semi-Slav (18) 
    D47 D45 D43 D44 D49
 Queen's Pawn Game (18) 
    E00 A50 A40 A41 D02
 Nimzo Indian (15) 
    E45 E32 E43 E54 E28
With the Black pieces:
 Semi-Slav (55) 
    D45 D43 D47 D44 D46
 Ruy Lopez (47) 
    C80 C78 C77 C68 C65
 French Defense (20) 
    C11 C02 C18 C01 C16
 Queen's Gambit Declined (18) 
    D30 D31 D37 D39 D35
 Ruy Lopez, Open (17) 
    C80 C82
 English (16) 
    A13 A14
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Kaidanov vs Anand, 1987 1-0
   Kaidanov vs Wojtkiewicz, 1994 1-0
   Taimanov vs Kaidanov, 1988 0-1
   Kaidanov vs J Donaldson, 1992 1-0
   Kaidanov vs Judit Polgar, 2010 1-0
   Kaidanov vs Bareev, 1987 1-0
   K V Shantharam vs Kaidanov, 1991 0-1
   Khalifman vs Kaidanov, 1986 1/2-1/2
   B Finegold vs Kaidanov, 2003 0-1
   Kaidanov vs E Perelshteyn, 2008 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Gausdal Chess Classic (2008)
   Polgar - Kaidanov Sicilian Theme Match (2010)
   US Championships (2007)
   Chessmaster US Championships 2005 (2004)
   12th Chicago Open (2003)
   US Championship (Group B) (2011)
   SPICE Cup (2008)
   US Championship (2012)
   US Championships 2003 (2003)
   Torneo Continental Americano (2003)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)
   5th Gibraltar Chess Festival (2007)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   US Championship 2006 (2006)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   erwinkru71939's favorite games by erwinkru71939
   villasinian's favorite games by villasinian
   Kaidanov's quickest wins by littleshiva
   RPaterno1's favorite games: Catalan by RPaterno1
   SPICE Cup 2008 by Black Pawn

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GREGORY KAIDANOV
(born Oct-11-1959) Ukraine (citizen of United States of America)

[what is this?]
Gregory S Kaidanov was born in Berdichev, (the) Ukraine. Awarded the IM title in 1987 and the GM title in 1988 he has won 1st prizes at Moscow 1987, Lvov 1988, Hastings 1990 and New York 1990. He immigrated to the United States in 1991 and the following year won both the U.S. Open and World Open tournaments. He has represented America at Olympiads on several occasions and is currently living in Kentucky. He lost to Alexander Areshchenko at the World Cup (2013) in the 1st round and was eliminated from the contest.

Wikipedia article: Gregory Kaidanov


 page 1 of 22; games 1-25 of 546  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Kaidanov vs Plachetka  ½-½41 1979 DubnaB88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
2. Kaidanov vs Razuvaev  0-135 1979 DubnaC02 French, Advance
3. Glek vs Kaidanov  ½-½24 1981 KuibyshevA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
4. Kaidanov vs E Vladimirov  0-135 1983 URS-ch sfA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
5. Kaidanov vs Tseshkovsky  ½-½17 1983 URS-ch sfA15 English
6. Chekhov vs Kaidanov  ½-½19 1983 URS-ch sfD85 Grunfeld
7. Psakhis vs Kaidanov  ½-½27 1983 IrkutskB83 Sicilian
8. Azmaiparashvili vs Kaidanov  ½-½30 1984 young mastersD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
9. Yermolinsky vs Kaidanov  ½-½21 1984 Vilnius URS ch ymA07 King's Indian Attack
10. Kaidanov vs Glek  1-035 1984 Vilnius URS ch ymB06 Robatsch
11. Yermolinsky vs Kaidanov  ½-½21 1984 Vilnius (Lithuania)A07 King's Indian Attack
12. S Terentiev vs Kaidanov 0-133 1984 USSR club ChC29 Vienna Gambit
13. Kaidanov vs Khalifman  0-138 1985 Lvov (Ukraine)E06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
14. Vyzmanavin vs Kaidanov  1-055 1985 Lvov (Ukraine)A43 Old Benoni
15. Dreev vs Kaidanov  ½-½47 1985 Lvov (Ukraine)C53 Giuoco Piano
16. Kaidanov vs Glek  ½-½22 1985 LvovE90 King's Indian
17. Tseshkovsky vs Kaidanov 1-027 1985 Moscow-BC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
18. Kaidanov vs Ehlvest  1-069 1985 URS-ch U26D89 Grunfeld
19. Kaidanov vs Khalifman  ½-½14 1985 Moscow (Russia)E45 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation
20. Dreev vs Kaidanov  1-042 1985 Moscow (Russia)A43 Old Benoni
21. Kaidanov vs Azmaiparashvili  1-075 1986 Moscow IIB08 Pirc, Classical
22. G Orlov vs Kaidanov  ½-½61 1986 Minsk (Belarus)C53 Giuoco Piano
23. Kaidanov vs Glek  ½-½32 1986 MinskA40 Queen's Pawn Game
24. Tal vs Kaidanov  ½-½18 1986 TbilisiA13 English
25. Kaidanov vs Yermolinsky  ½-½19 1986 Ch URS (1 liga)B89 Sicilian
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Feb-14-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  suenteus po 147: This guy is the top rated American confirmed so far for Aeroflot 2005. It also looks like he was about to break 2700 at one time. It will be interesting to see how he represents USA at this tournament.
Feb-14-05  iron maiden: They haven't put up the round 1 pairings yet, despite the fact that the tournament starts in just a few hours.
Feb-14-05  WillC21: what time(EST) does the tourney start and how can we watch it live?
Feb-15-05  hintza: <WillC21> You can watch 60 games live here: http://www.aeroflotchess.com/online....

The first round begins at 15:00 Moscow time, which I believe is 07:00 EST.

<iron maiden> The pairings have been put up now. You can find them at http://www.aeroflotchess.com/result....

Apr-18-05  WTHarvey: Here are some chess diagrams of winning combinations in Gregory's games. http://www.wtharvey.com/kaid.html
Jan-29-06  BIDMONFA: Gregory Kaidanov

KAIDANOV, Gregory S.
http://www.bidmonfa.com/campionats_...
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Oct-03-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  Karpova: <Kramnik goes into an endgame where he's worse, and there is nothing you can do about it.>

Today's quote is really hilarious! Thanks <chessgames.com>!

Oct-03-06  jackmandoo: so does this quote mean that you're going to lose even though you have the advantage? Just because he is so good?
Oct-03-06  hitman84: <jackmandoo>It means you cannot lock everything in the world or maybe Kaidanov aided by fritz made the comment while playing against Kramnik.
Oct-03-06  ARTIN: <jackmandoo> It means that although Kramnik's position is "worse", the opponent cannot get more than a draw.

Of course, objectively speaking there are no "worse" endgames. There are won, drawn and lost endgames. The quote is praising Kramnik's ability to be able to distinguish which seemingly "worse" endgames are lost and which are drawn.

Oct-11-06  BIDMONFA: Gregory Kaidanov

KAIDANOV, Gregory
http://www.bidmonfa.com/kaidanov_gr...
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Sep-13-07  dx9293: Kaidanov's greatest accomplishment no doubt was winning the very first Aeroflot Open held in 2002, ahead of 81 other GMs.
Apr-16-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  Wild Bill: Congratulations to Greg Kaidanov for winning the Gausdal Classic today.

Way to go, guy.

Apr-22-08  Knight13: Except that this guy dropped like 100 rating points. (99, if you wanna cut somebody's head off for being too general)
Sep-29-08  zoren: He absolutely nuked in SPICE cup... probably out of practice being a full time coach.
Oct-11-08  just a kid: Happy Birthday Kaidanov!
Feb-23-10  Albertan: I have posted analysis of the first game of the Sicilian Theme Match between GM Kaidanov and GM Judit Polgar to the first page of my blog at http://albertan1956.blogspot.com/ using the program Chess viewer deluxe. The game is number 41 in the games index in the Chessviewer deluxe program. I hope you drop by and play through this analysis.The analysis was done with the assistance of Deep Rybka 3 and Deep Shredder 12 on my quad core computer.
Oct-11-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: "I would never give up coaching, even if the money meant nothing to me."

- GM Gregory Kaidanov

Oct-11-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: I met him at a simul once, though I didn't get to play him. He went 20-0 and finished in about 2 hours. I was surprised what a lighthearted personality he had. Before the match, he mentioned he was the highest rated American, but carefully explained in his Russian accent that he wasn't born here. One of his opponents was a father/son combo. About 10 moves in, the father made a blunder. Kaidanov blitzed out about 6 plies to show what was wrong, the father slapped his forehead in exasperation, but Kaidanov then reset the pieces and offered the son to make a different move.
Oct-14-10  Albertan: Here is a video about GM Kaidanov:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-...

Oct-14-10  BobCrisp: Something that <Kaidanov> alludes to in the vid.

<Gregory’s first day in America was on a visit in the summer of 1990, in the pre-Guiliani New York, when the city was notorious for a high crime rate. He and his wife were robbed twice in one day! In addition to his savings, he lost 10 years worth of chess analysis. He was devastated.>

http://main.uschess.org/content/vie...

Nov-01-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: "There is a big myth of the Soviet chess school --- people think of it as very structured. It was not."

- GM Gregory Kaidanov

(Source: Chess Life January 2009)

Nov-01-10  Tomlinsky: Here's an interesting, and lively, antidote for French players featured on Vol 2 of the Killer French DVD. It's always nice tearing those cheeky KIA merchants off a strip wherever possible. :)

[Event "US op 104th"]
[Site "Los Angeles"]
[Date "2003.08.11"]
[Round "8"]
[White "Stripunsky, Alexander"]
[Black "Kaidanov, Gregory S"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A08"]
[WhiteElo "2543"]
[BlackElo "2638"]
[PlyCount "57"]
[EventDate "2003.08.03"]
[EventType "swiss"]
[EventRounds "12"]
[EventCountry "USA"]
[Source "ChessBase"]
[SourceDate "2003.09.04"]

1. e4 e6 2. d3 d5 3. Nd2 c5 4. Ngf3 Nc6 5. g3 g6 6. Bg2 Bg7 7. O-O Nge7 8. Re1 b6 9. c3 a5 10. a4 Ra7 11. exd5 exd5 12. Nb3 d4 13. cxd4 cxd4 14. Bg5 O-O 15. Rc1 h6 16. Rxc6 hxg5 17. Rc4 Ba6 18. Rc1 Nd5 19. Nbxd4 Nb4 20. Nc6 Nxc6 21. Rxc6 Rd7 22. Qb3 Bb7 23. Ne5 Bxe5 24. Rxe5 Bxc6 25. Bxc6 Rxd3 26. Qb5 Rd2 27. Re3 Qf6 28. Rf3 Qxb2 29. Rb3 0-1

Jan-10-12  Albertan: Kaidanovís chess homework pays at Eastern Open:
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news...
Feb-01-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  thegoodanarchist: Greg, you probably do not remember me because our last lesson together was about 15 years ago, but I think you are a superb chess teacher!
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