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Yair Kraidman
Y Kraidman 

Number of games in database: 437
Years covered: 1958 to 2013
Last FIDE rating: 2254 (2251 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2455
Overall record: +148 -118 =170 (53.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 1 exhibition game, blitz/rapid, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (35) 
    E81 E83 E80 E84 E85
 Modern Benoni (27) 
    A58 A56 A79 A57 A73
 Nimzo Indian (21) 
    E41 E43 E55 E52 E40
 Queen's Indian (21) 
    E15 E12 E14 E19 E17
 Grunfeld (15) 
    D92 D93 D82 D87 D86
 Orthodox Defense (12) 
    D59 D52 D58 D55 D69
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (55) 
    C92 C84 C95 C77 C69
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (44) 
    C92 C84 C95 C85 C97
 King's Indian (28) 
    E91 E62 E76 E84 E67
 Sicilian (23) 
    B27 B32 B91 B22 B39
 Modern Benoni (17) 
    A56 A57 A65 A67 A61
 English (16) 
    A16 A15 A14 A17 A10
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Y Kraidman vs Fischer, 1968 1/2-1/2
   S Hamann vs Y Kraidman, 1968 0-1
   Y Kraidman vs Ljubojevic, 1974 1/2-1/2
   Y Kraidman vs Andersson, 1974 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Tel Aviv Olympiad qual-3 (1964)
   Tel Aviv (1966)
   2nd Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1978)
   Israeli Championship (1984)
   Netanya (1961)
   Netanya-A (1973)
   Lugano Olympiad qual-1 (1968)
   5th Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1981)
   Israeli Championship (1986)
   Israeli Championship (1967)
   Netanya (1969)
   Skopje Olympiad Final-B (1972)
   Lugano Olympiad Final-B (1968)
   3rd Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1979)
   Be'er Sheva (1978)

   🏆 Vienna Chess Open
   Y Kraidman vs J Rosner (Aug-24-13) 0-1
   V Sanal vs Y Kraidman (Aug-23-13) 1-0
   Y Kraidman vs F Guido (Aug-22-13) 1-0
   H Poetsch vs Y Kraidman (Aug-19-13) 1-0
   Y Kraidman vs V Karasev (Aug-26-12) 0-1

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(born Nov-01-1932, 90 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 18; games 1-25 of 437  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Y Kraidman vs A Gudmundsson  ½-½551958Munich Olympiad qual-2E63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
2. Rossolimo vs Y Kraidman  1-0471958Munich Olympiad qual-2A05 Reti Opening
3. Y Kraidman vs J A Fred  ½-½191958Munich Olympiad qual-2E40 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
4. J A Fred vs Y Kraidman  ½-½491958Munich Olympiad Final-BB27 Sicilian
5. E Arnlind vs Y Kraidman 1-0561958Munich Olympiad Final-BB27 Sicilian
6. Y Kraidman vs H Enevoldsen  1-0821958Munich Olympiad Final-BD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
7. Y Kraidman vs S Brzozka  ½-½191958Munich Olympiad Final-BD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. P Martin vs Y Kraidman  ½-½111958Munich Olympiad Final-BE00 Queen's Pawn Game
9. F Roessel vs Y Kraidman 1-0481958Munich Olympiad Final-BA05 Reti Opening
10. Y Kraidman vs H L Tan  0-1381960Leipzig Olympiad qual-1E11 Bogo-Indian Defense
11. A Gouder vs Y Kraidman  0-1251960Leipzig Olympiad qual-1A04 Reti Opening
12. J A Fred vs Y Kraidman  ½-½411960Leipzig Olympiad qual-1B27 Sicilian
13. S Dittmann vs Y Kraidman  ½-½251960Leipzig Olympiad qual-1E25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
14. Y Kraidman vs Z Milev  ½-½531960Leipzig Olympiad qual-1D93 Grunfeld, with Bf4 & e3
15. Y Kraidman vs J Svenneby  ½-½461960Leipzig Olympiad Final-BC70 Ruy Lopez
16. Y Kraidman vs Mulk Raj Wahi  1-0331960Leipzig Olympiad Final-BD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. H Jimenez vs Y Kraidman  0-1441960Leipzig Olympiad Final-BB27 Sicilian
18. J Rodriguez Gonzalez vs Y Kraidman  ½-½261960Leipzig Olympiad Final-BA35 English, Symmetrical
19. Y Kraidman vs A Filipowicz  0-1381960Leipzig Olympiad Final-BB94 Sicilian, Najdorf
20. J Diez del Corral vs Y Kraidman  0-1511960Leipzig Olympiad Final-BB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
21. W Heidenfeld vs Y Kraidman  0-1421961NetanyaB22 Sicilian, Alapin
22. Y Kraidman vs R Persitz 1-0271961NetanyaD93 Grunfeld, with Bf4 & e3
23. W Potasman vs Y Kraidman  ½-½461961NetanyaB99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
24. Y Kraidman vs S Shahar  1-0471961NetanyaE81 King's Indian, Samisch
25. I Aloni vs Y Kraidman  0-1571961NetanyaE87 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox
 page 1 of 18; games 1-25 of 437  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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