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Raul Kukk
  
Number of games in database: 30
Years covered: 1985 to 2007
Last FIDE rating: 2057 (2121 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2077
Overall record: +9 -2 =19 (61.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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RAUL KUKK
(born Dec-06-1964, 55 years old) Estonia

[what is this?]
He is a GMC.

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 30  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. R Kukk vs R Taylor 1-0311985Zamenhof International Correspondence Chess TournamentC82 Ruy Lopez, Open
2. W Krzyzanowski vs R Kukk  ½-½222002ICCF - corrE15 Queen's Indian
3. R Kukk vs V A Napalkov  1-0412002ICCF - corrB12 Caro-Kann Defense
4. B Zlender vs R Kukk  ½-½232002ICCF - corrE15 Queen's Indian
5. E Gibney vs R Kukk  ½-½182002ICCF - corrB22 Sicilian, Alapin
6. R Kukk vs A A Makarov  ½-½332002ICCF - corrB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
7. A Shikalov vs R Kukk  1-0532002ICCF - corrB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
8. Y Dothan vs R Kukk  0-1472002ICCF - corrB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
9. R Kukk vs V Grigoryev  1-0332002ICCF - corrB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
10. S Pinkovetsky vs R Kukk  ½-½322002ICCF - corrB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
11. V Aleshnya vs R Kukk  1-0362002ICCF - corrE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
12. R Kukk vs A Gilimshin  ½-½472002ICCF - corrC18 French, Winawer
13. R Kukk vs A A Tsvetkov 1-0202002ICCF - corrB33 Sicilian
14. R Kukk vs R Degerhammar  1-0412002ICCF - corrB01 Scandinavian
15. R Kukk vs Joze Novak  ½-½262002ICCF - corrB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
16. R Kukk vs V Strautins ½-½622006ICCF Olympiad 15 FinalB42 Sicilian, Kan
17. T Murray vs R Kukk  ½-½50200722nd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
18. M Barbosa de Oliveira vs R Kukk  ½-½61200722nd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
19. R Kukk vs L Machycek  1-051200722nd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
20. J van Oosterom vs R Kukk  ½-½41200722nd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
21. R Kukk vs W Kurth  ½-½69200722nd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
22. R Kukk vs R Holmberg 1-029200722nd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipC14 French, Classical
23. D Vrkoc vs R Kukk  ½-½32200722nd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
24. R Kukk vs C Blanco Gramajo  ½-½39200722nd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipB99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
25. R Kukk vs D R Myers  1-071200722nd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipC18 French, Winawer
 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 30  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-04-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  Richard Taylor: I played this bloke in Correspondence Chess in 1985/86 in the Zamenhof tournament of that year. He is Estonian. I will dig out the game...
Dec-04-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Awarded ICCF Grandmaster since 2006.

http://congress.iccf.com/Dresden_20...

Dec-04-08  MoonlitKnight: His last name sounds a little funny in certain languages.
Dec-05-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  Richard Taylor: I found my game - I misplayed an attack - I sacrified 2 pawns so I suppose it was adjudicated a win (although the end position is a bit unclear I look worse) to Kukk but I could have played it better.
Dec-05-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  Richard Taylor: I see Wolfram Schon is there - he was in Germany when I played him - perhaps he emigrated. I lost to him.
Dec-05-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  Richard Taylor: Here is my game:

[Event "Zamenhof International Correspondence Chess Tournament"] [Site "Estonia and New Zealand"]
[Date "1985.03.05"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Raul Kukk"]
[Black "Richard Taylor"]
[Result "1-0"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Nxe4 6. d4 b5 7. Bb3 d5 8. dxe5 Be6 9. c3 Bc5 10. Nbd2 O-O 11. Bc2 f5 12. Nb3 Bb6 13. Nfd4 Nxd4 14. Nxd4 Bxd4 15. Qxd4 c5 16. Qd1 f4 17. f3 Ng3 18. hxg3 fxg3 19. Qd3 Qh4 20. Qxh7+ Qxh7 21. Bxh7+ Kxh7 22. Bg5 Kg6 23. Bh4 Kh5 24. Bxg3 g5 25. Bf2 Rac8 26. g4+ Kg6 27. Kg2 d4 28. cxd4 Bd5 29. dxc5 Bxf3+ 30. Kg3 Ba8 31. Bg1 1-0

I should have played 29. ... Rxf3!? which if White isn't careful can even win.

Also it looks as if 19. ... Bf5! wins
outright but I haven't checked it with a computer

Dec-05-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <Richard Taylor: I see Wolfram Schon is there - he was in Germany when I played him - perhaps he emigrated. I lost to him.>

He's still living in Germany but there are too many strong 'geezers' here, so ... quote 14 03 2006 As of today I am a member of the CCCA (Canadian Correspondence Chess Association). Because of this I will play under the Canadian flag from now on unquote

Games at chessgames.com: Wolfram Schoen

His homepage with many game links http://www.chessguru.de/

Dec-06-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  Richard Taylor: <whiteshark> Thanks - does that mean he stays in Germany but plays for Canada?

If he's the same fellow - I played the opening a bit blithely - and he probably had better information than I - only had ECO -no Informators (I mean I had none at home - I wished I got them now ) - and of course there were no data bases as far as I know - but I sensed he was a pretty strong player all the same.

That year I was playing a lot of chess but I had a lot on my plate in my private life and indeed a few years after that I basically stopped chess for about 12 years (with some sporadic games) then I started my "Third" cycle" in 2000 when I got a computer...

You must be keen on Correspondence Chess?

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