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Yair Kraidman
Number of games in database: 284
Years covered: 1958 to 2012
Last FIDE rating: 2254 (2251 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2455

Overall record: +91 -72 =121 (53.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (24) 
    E81 E83 E80 E84 E82
 Nimzo Indian (20) 
    E41 E43 E40 E52 E55
 Modern Benoni (15) 
    A58 A57 A79 A56 A60
 Queen's Indian (11) 
    E15 E12 E19 E14 E17
 Benko Gambit (9) 
    A58 A57
 Queen's Gambit Declined (9) 
    D37 D31
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (35) 
    C84 C95 C77 C85 C92
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (28) 
    C84 C95 C85 C86 C92
 King's Indian (17) 
    E84 E75 E67 E76 E92
 Sicilian (16) 
    B27 B32 B22 B91 B23
 English (11) 
    A16 A14 A17 A15 A18
 Modern Benoni (8) 
    A57 A61 A67 A69 A60
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Kraidman vs Fischer, 1968 1/2-1/2
   S Hamann vs Kraidman, 1968 0-1
   Kraidman vs Andersson, 1974 1/2-1/2
   J A Fred vs Kraidman, 1958 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Tel Aviv Olympiad qual-3 (1964)
   Tel Aviv (1966)
   Skopje Olympiad Final-B (1972)
   Netanya (1968)
   Lugano Olympiad Final-B (1968)
   Havana Olympiad qual-3 (1966)
   Netanya (1969)
   EUR-chT (Men) 7th (1980)
   Siegen Olympiad Final-B (1970)
   Varna Olympiad qual-2 (1962)
   Havana Olympiad Final-B (1966)
   Leipzig Olympiad Final-B (1960)
   Varna Olympiad Final-B (1962)
   Tel Aviv Olympiad Final-A (1964)
   European Senior Championship (2012)

   🏆 European Senior Championship
   Kraidman vs V I Karasev (Aug-26-12) 0-1
   Kraidman vs E Golcman (Aug-25-12) 1/2-1/2
   B Rositsan vs Kraidman (Aug-24-12) 1/2-1/2
   Kraidman vs N A Malmdin (Aug-23-12) 1/2-1/2
   Hecht vs Kraidman (Aug-22-12) 1/2-1/2

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(born Nov-01-1932, 88 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 12; games 1-25 of 284  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Kraidman vs A Gudmundsson  ½-½551958Munich Olympiad qual-2E63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
2. Rossolimo vs Kraidman  1-0471958Munich Olympiad qual-2A05 Reti Opening
3. Kraidman vs J A Fred  ½-½191958Munich Olympiad qual-2E40 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
4. J A Fred vs Kraidman  ½-½491958Munich Olympiad Final-BB27 Sicilian
5. E Arnlind vs Kraidman 1-0561958Munich Olympiad Final-BB27 Sicilian
6. Kraidman vs H Enevoldsen  1-0821958Munich Olympiad Final-BD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
7. Kraidman vs Brzozka  ½-½191958Munich Olympiad Final-BD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. P Martin vs Kraidman  ½-½111958Munich Olympiad Final-BE00 Queen's Pawn Game
9. F Roessel vs Kraidman  1-0481958Munich Olympiad Final-BA05 Reti Opening
10. Kraidman vs Tan Hoan Liong  0-1381960Leipzig Olympiad qual-1E11 Bogo-Indian Defense
11. A Gouder vs Kraidman  0-1251960Leipzig Olympiad qual-1A04 Reti Opening
12. J A Fred vs Kraidman  ½-½411960Leipzig Olympiad qual-1B27 Sicilian
13. S Dittmann vs Kraidman  ½-½251960Leipzig Olympiad qual-1E25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
14. Kraidman vs J Svenneby  ½-½461960Leipzig Olympiad Final-BC70 Ruy Lopez
15. Kraidman vs Mulk Raj Wahi  1-0331960Leipzig Olympiad Final-BD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. H Jimenez vs Kraidman  0-1441960Leipzig Olympiad Final-BB27 Sicilian
17. J Rodriguez Gonzales vs Kraidman  ½-½261960Leipzig Olympiad Final-BA35 English, Symmetrical
18. Kraidman vs A Filipowicz  0-1381960Leipzig Olympiad Final-BB94 Sicilian, Najdorf
19. Diez del Corral vs Kraidman  0-1511960Leipzig Olympiad Final-BB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
20. W Heidenfeld vs Kraidman  0-1421961NetanyaB22 Sicilian, Alapin
21. Kraidman vs R Persitz  1-0271961NetanyaD93 Grunfeld, with Bf4 & e3
22. W Potasman vs Kraidman  ½-½461961NetanyaB99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
23. Kraidman vs S Shahar  1-0471961NetanyaE81 King's Indian, Samisch
24. I Aloni vs Kraidman  0-1571961NetanyaE87 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox
25. Kraidman vs P Trifunovic  0-1331961NetanyaD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
 page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 284  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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!
Nov-01-12  waustad: Happy 80th!
Nov-01-12  waustad: Here one can find many more details and games from his play in the olympiads:
Nov-01-20  Delboy: My one and only ever win against a grandmaster was against Yair Kraidman (of course it was just a simul). I was rated about 500 points below him, and managed one of these Nxe4 winning combinations in a Sicilian Dragon. He was very gracious in defeat

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