Gregory Kaidanov

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Gregory Kaidanov
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Kaidanov in Seattle, 2002
CountrySoviet Union
Russia
United States
Born (1959-10-11) 11 October 1959 (age 61)
Berdychiv, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
TitleGrandmaster (1988)
FIDE rating2549 (June 2021)
Peak rating2646 (October 2002)

Gregory Kaidanov (Russian: Григорий Зиновьевич Кайда́нов, Grigoriy Zinovyevich Kaydanov; born 11 October 1959) is a Soviet-born American chess grandmaster. He was inducted into the United States Chess Hall of Fame in 2013. His peak rating is 2646, achieved in 2002.

Biography and chess career[edit]

Kaidanov is the head coach of the United States Chess School and teaches at the grandmaster level.[1]

Career highlights[edit]

  • 1972 – Boys under-14 Russian Federation Championship – 1st place
  • 1975 – achieved Candidate of Master (analog of expert in US)
  • 1978 – achieved Master
  • 1987 – achieved International Master
  • 1988 – achieved Grandmaster
  • 1992 – won World Open Chess Championship
  • 1992 – won US Open Chess Championship
  • 1993 – won World Team Chess Championship as a member of US team
  • 1998 – silver medal in 1998 Chess Olympiad as a member of US team
  • 2001 – won North American Open Chess Championship
  • 2002 – won Aeroflot Open (over 81 other grandmasters)[1]
  • 2008 – won the Gausdal Classic, held 8–16 April in Gausdal, Norway, scoring 7/9[2]

Notable games[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "GM Gregory Kaidanov". United States Chess Federation. Archived from the original on 28 May 2007. Retrieved 5 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Greg Kaidanov wins Gausdal Classic", ChessBase News, 17 April 2008, retrieved 17 April 2008

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