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Aleksander Arulaid

Number of games in database: 77
Years covered: 1942 to 1970
Overall record: +24 -35 =18 (42.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (14) 
    B27 B90 B92 B88 B56
 Sicilian Najdorf (4) 
    B92 B90
 Orthodox Defense (4) 
    D68 D50 D61 D52
With the Black pieces:
 Nimzo Indian (11) 
    E40 E26 E21 E58 E33
 French Defense (5) 
    C07 C02 C11
 Ruy Lopez (5) 
    C86 C75 C78 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?]
   URS-ch qf Tallinn (1956)
   Tallinn (1969)
   URS-ch sf Vilnius (1949)
   URS-ch sf Tallinn (1959)

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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

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 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 77  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. J Turn vs A Arulaid  0-1231945Ch- Baltic RepublicsC59 Two Knights
7. Koblents vs A Arulaid  1-0271945Ch- Baltic RepublicsE40 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
8. V Saigin vs A Arulaid  0-14019481st Soviet Team-ch prelimE17 Queen's Indian
9. Sokolsky vs A Arulaid  ½-½361949URS-ch sf VilniusA19 English, Mikenas-Carls, Sicilian Variation
10. A Arulaid vs I Vistaneckis  ½-½461949URS-ch sf VilniusC19 French, Winawer, Advance
11. N Kopaev vs A Arulaid  ½-½641949URS-ch sf VilniusE40 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
12. A Arulaid vs G Bastrikov  0-1541949URS-ch sf VilniusB08 Pirc, Classical
13. A Arulaid vs F Duz-Khotimirsky 1-0321949URS-ch sf VilniusC77 Ruy Lopez
14. A Arulaid vs V Chekhover  ½-½551949URS-ch sf VilniusD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
15. A Arulaid vs A Bannik  0-1751949URS-ch sf VilniusC99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,
16. A Arulaid vs B Ratner  1-0431949URS-ch sf VilniusD61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
17. G Podolny vs A Arulaid  0-1601949URS-ch sf VilniusD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
18. V Kirillov vs A Arulaid  ½-½231949URS-ch sf VilniusD90 Grunfeld
19. A Arulaid vs Simagin 1-0531949URS-ch sf VilniusC05 French, Tarrasch
20. A Arulaid vs V Mikenas  0-1291949URS-ch sf VilniusD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
21. D Rovner vs A Arulaid  ½-½321949URS-ch sf VilniusD85 Grunfeld
22. A Arulaid vs V Byvshev  0-1441949URS-ch sf VilniusB59 Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3
23. Furman vs A Arulaid  1-0381949URS-ch sf VilniusE26 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
24. I Vatnikov vs A Arulaid  1-0381949URS-ch sf VilniusD75 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O c5, 8.dxc5
25. N Aratovsky vs A Arulaid  1-0371949URS-ch sf VilniusE43 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation
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  Benzol: Alexander Arulaid
Born 24th May in 1924
He was Estonian Champion in 1948, 1955 and 1964.
May-24-10  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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