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Aleksander Arulaid
Number of games in database: 54
Years covered: 1942 to 1970

Overall record: +17 -26 =11 (41.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (9) 
    B90 B27 B92 B88 B48
 Sicilian Najdorf (4) 
    B90 B92
With the Black pieces:
 Nimzo Indian (7) 
    E40 E26 E33 E25 E21
 French Defense (5) 
    C07 C02 C11
 Ruy Lopez (5) 
    C86 C78 C75 C97
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Arulaid vs F Duz-Khotimirsky, 1949 1-0
   A Arulaid vs Simagin, 1949 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Tallinn (1969)

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(born May-24-1924, died Jul-09-1995, 71 years old) Estonia

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Aleksander Arulaid was Estonian champion in 1948, 1955 and 1964.

In 1944/45 Aleksander Arulaid ranked third in the Estonian and Latvian strongest players tournament in Riga after Paul Keres and Alexander Koblencs. After World War II he was one of the leading chess players in Estonia. In 1945 Arulaid won a tournament in Tallinn. In 1948 he was second place in Baku tournament.

Arulaid was the winner of Tallinn Chess Championships in 1953, 1954, 1955, 1957, 1960, 1968. In 1954 and 1967 he won the traditional National Tournament in Pärnu. He played in Soviet Chess Championships semifinals three times (1949, 1955, 1964) and played for Estonia in the Soviet Team Chess Championships five times (1953, 1955, 1959, 1960, 1967).

Wikipedia article: Aleksander Arulaid

Last updated: 2022-03-25 15:56:14

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 54  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Keres vs A Arulaid 1-0361942EST-chE33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
2. A Arulaid vs Keres  ½-½301943EST-chC49 Four Knights
3. Keres vs A Arulaid 1-037194403.12.44E21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
4. A Arulaid vs Keres 0-1291945Latvia/Estonia tournamentC46 Three Knights
5. Keres vs A Arulaid  1-0501945Ch Estonia (open)C86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
6. Koblents vs A Arulaid  1-0271945Ch- Baltic RepublicsE40 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
7. J Turn vs A Arulaid  0-1231945Ch- Baltic RepublicsC59 Two Knights
8. V Saigin vs A Arulaid  0-14019481st Soviet Team-ch prelimE17 Queen's Indian
9. Furman vs A Arulaid  1-0381949URS-ch sfE26 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
10. A Arulaid vs Chekhover  ½-½551949URS-ch sfD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. A Arulaid vs F Duz-Khotimirsky 1-0321949URS-ch sfC77 Ruy Lopez
12. A Arulaid vs A Bannik  0-1751949URS-ch sfC99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,
13. A Arulaid vs V Mikenas  0-1291949URS-ch sfD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. A Arulaid vs Simagin 1-0531949URS-ch sfC05 French, Tarrasch
15. A Arulaid vs A Eller  1-0331949Ch EstoniaB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
16. Keres vs A Arulaid 1-0211953Estonian ChampionshipD56 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. A Arulaid vs M Shishov  1-05819533rd Soviet Team-ch finalE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
18. I Lipnitsky vs A Arulaid  1-03519533rd Soviet Team-ch finalA22 English
19. A Arulaid vs Gurgenidze  0-14019554th Soviet Team-ch prelimB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
20. A Arulaid vs I Lipnitsky  0-15019554th Soviet Team-ch finalC95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
21. A Arulaid vs Suetin  0-14719554th Soviet Team-ch prelimD85 Grunfeld
22. Keres vs A Arulaid  1-0271955ParnuC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
23. A Arulaid vs Tal ½-½411955URS-ch qfC05 French, Tarrasch
24. Polugaevsky vs A Arulaid  ½-½6619554th Soviet Team-ch finalA15 English
25. Vasiukov vs A Arulaid  1-04219554th Soviet Team-ch finalC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
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  Benzol: Alexander Arulaid
Born 24th May in 1924
He was Estonian Champion in 1948, 1955 and 1964.
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <Aleksander Arulaid> † 9th July 1995 RIP
May-24-10  DarthStapler: This guy must have gotten laid a lot
Oct-09-10  GRANTZIERER: His notable games are great despite his record

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