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Daniel Naroditsky
D Naroditsky 
Photo copyright © 2008, courtesy of "WannaBe"  
Number of games in database: 321
Years covered: 2007 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2615 (2642 rapid, 2596 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2647

Overall record: +107 -42 =118 (62.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 54 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (36) 
    B32 B47 B90 B52 B41
 King's Indian Attack (22) 
    A07 A08
 Ruy Lopez (17) 
    C65 C67 C77 C95 C71
 French Defense (16) 
    C05 C03 C07 C04 C10
 French Tarrasch (14) 
    C05 C03 C07 C04
 Caro-Kann (12) 
    B12 B17 B18 B15
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (29) 
    E94 E91 E73 E90 E60
 Sicilian (27) 
    B90 B22 B23 B98 B60
 Ruy Lopez (18) 
    C78 C77 C99 C96 C91
 Queen's Gambit Declined (14) 
    D38 D39 D30
 Sicilian Najdorf (13) 
    B90 B98 B94 B97 B92
 Queen's Pawn Game (12) 
    D02 A45 E00 E10
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   D Naroditsky vs G Oparin, 2014 1-0
   S Sevian vs D Naroditsky, 2015 1/2-1/2
   G Kjartansson vs D Naroditsky, 2015 0-1
   J Cox vs D Naroditsky, 2014 0-1
   K W Troff vs D Naroditsky, 2011 0-1
   D Naroditsky vs K Priyadharshan, 2017 1-0
   Akobian vs D Naroditsky, 2014 1/2-1/2
   D Naroditsky vs Shabalov, 2017 1/2-1/2
   D Naroditsky vs M Mostertman, 2012 1-0
   D Naroditsky vs W So, 2017 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Berkeley International (2011)
   Riga Technical University Open (2014)
   U.S. Junior Championship (2011)
   Millionaire Chess (2014)
   Reykjavik Open (2015)
   Groningen Open (2012)
   London Chess Classic (Open) (2014)
   112th US Open (2011)
   Groningen Chess Festival (2011)
   Politiken Cup (2015)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2015)
   Golden Sands (2012)
   Pro Chess League (2018)
   Qatar Masters (2015)
   Qatar Masters (2014)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   2007 WYCC (open) U-12 by gauer
   2014 Spice Cup open by gauer

   🏆 Pro Chess League
   Dreev vs D Naroditsky (Mar-07-18) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   K F Kiewra vs D Naroditsky (Mar-07-18) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   D Naroditsky vs J Sheng (Mar-07-18) 0-1, rapid
   D Naroditsky vs M W Brown (Mar-07-18) 1-0, rapid
   A Chjumachenko vs D Naroditsky (Feb-28-18) 0-1, rapid

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(born Nov-09-1995, 23 years old) United States of America

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FM (2007); IM (2011); GM (2013).

Daniel Naroditsky is from California and in 2007 he won the world under-12 championship ahead of Illya Nyzhnyk, and picked up his FM title as a result.

He won his first IM norm when he won the First Saturday GM tournament in July 2010. His 2nd IM norm came at the Groningen 2010 Open, while he won his 3rd IM norm at the Berkeley International (2011), thereby securing his IM title. (1) He is also the winner of the 2013 U.S. Junior Closed Championship. (2) =3rd (4th on tiebreak) at the Riga Technical University Open (2014) held in August 2014. (3) In July 2015, he came =2nd behind Baskaran Adhiban (4th on tiebreak behind Julio Ernesto Granda Zuniga and Jorge Cori) with 8/11, half a point from the lead, in the powerful Benasque Open. (6)

In 2010 he published his first book, Mastering Positional Chess.

(5) Wikipedia article: Daniel Naroditsky

Last updated: 2017-04-03 18:56:57

 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 321  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E Aslan vs D Naroditsky 0-1242007WORLD YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPB24 Sicilian, Closed
2. D Naroditsky vs C Heung 1-0322007WORLD YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPA07 King's Indian Attack
3. M Isgandarov vs D Naroditsky 0-1412007WORLD YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
4. D Naroditsky vs W Altarboush  1-0592007WORLD YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPA04 Reti Opening
5. D Naroditsky vs I Nyzhnyk  ½-½312007WORLD YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPA07 King's Indian Attack
6. Chao Han vs D Naroditsky  0-1322007WORLD YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPB06 Robatsch
7. U Bajarani vs D Naroditsky  1-0482007WORLD YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
8. D Naroditsky vs P Idani  1-0302007WORLD YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPA07 King's Indian Attack
9. D Naroditsky vs G Nakauchi  1-0412007WORLD YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPA07 King's Indian Attack
10. I Bukavshin vs D Naroditsky 0-1242007WORLD YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
11. N Mohota vs D Naroditsky  ½-½262008World OpenE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
12. R Hess vs D Naroditsky ½-½532008World OpenB25 Sicilian, Closed
13. Z Bayaraa vs D Naroditsky  ½-½202008United States Chess LeagueE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
14. D Naroditsky vs Angelo Young  0-1422008United States Chess LeagueB07 Pirc
15. E O Rodriguez vs D Naroditsky  0-1412008United States Chess LeagueE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
16. D Naroditsky vs E Wilson  1-0282008United States Chess LeagueA07 King's Indian Attack
17. I Krasik vs D Naroditsky  ½-½452008United States Chess LeagueE84 King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line
18. D Naroditsky vs L Martinez  ½-½602008United States Chess LeagueA07 King's Indian Attack
19. A May vs D Naroditsky  0-1512008US Chess LeagueB23 Sicilian, Closed
20. D Naroditsky vs Quang Khai Tran  ½-½542008Open 14-wyccA07 King's Indian Attack
21. P Chen vs D Naroditsky  ½-½542008Open 14-wyccB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
22. D Naroditsky vs A Calugar  1-0812008Open 14-wyccA07 King's Indian Attack
23. D Naroditsky vs E Ronka  1-0222008Open 14-wyccD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
24. Z Mammadov vs D Naroditsky  0-1742008Open 14-wyccB22 Sicilian, Alapin
25. D Naroditsky vs R R Ankit  ½-½412008Open 14-wyccD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
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Apr-16-11  Edwin M: Ooh! I like this guy! Najdorf's and King's Indians... And with good results too!
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  HeMateMe: Isn't there a Rolling Stones song, "Hey Naroditsky"?
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  WannaBe: Man, that picture, 3 years old, still look good!!! (Unlike me, of course. =)
May-04-11  bartonlaos: He just produced his first video!

VIDEO: IM Naroditsky vs. GM Diamant - Spice Cup 2011


Table (Games not yet available):

May-16-11  bartonlaos: 2nd video: Commenting during live blitz
Jun-18-11  bartonlaos: Rd3 Live: TroffvsNaroditsky

US Jr. Championships Website:

Apr-01-13  Kinghunt: Young IM Naroditsky just scored his second GM norm at the Philadelphia Open, if I am not mistaken.
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  PhilFeeley: None of the games that Philadelphia Open are here. Any idea why? They're at, although when I tried I couldn't view them. Probably a connection problem.
Jun-25-13  SimonWebbsTiger: US Closed Junior Champion 2013.

Jul-15-13  ketchuplover: Welcome to GMville Daniel :)
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  WannaBe: Saw him yesterday, my, has he grown since that photo was taken...
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  WannaBe: Oh, yeah biographers, he is now GM. =)
Jan-05-14  JimNorCal: <WannaBe>, the game we saw yesterday in Santa Clara (Naroditsky vs de Guzman) was drawn!

I'm astonished. I thought for sure that Daniel would win.

Hopefully you can offer to to update the current photo? Or did you only take photos of the pretty lady players? :)

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  OhioChessFan: The picture looks like he's about to play the King on the first move. Maybe an Accelerated Wannabe Gambit?
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  zanzibar: Wikipedia has an updated photo available.

In a way it would be nice to have a collection of photographs fallowing young players like this over the years.

Maybe with disk space becoming so cheap... you know, click an image and get cycle through a series of photos.

Mar-15-15  tim butler: His picture looks like he is 12 yrs old. He is 19. Please change it.
Dec-21-15  epistle: Let's see your second win today GM Naro.
Dec-21-15  epistle: C'mon Daniel, let him regurgitate all the barbecues he had eaten.
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  Richard Taylor: I read part of his book. It's good except the first part only has 3 or 4 problems (positional with tactics sometimes) based on the chapter. [I failed them all!] But otherwise it is very good, I had it from a local library, so had to return it.

He wrote it partly as he was deficient, he felt, in some of the areas he was discussing. A good idea.

Nov-09-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Daniel Naroditsky.
Dec-30-16  parisattack: No games from 2016? Perhaps he folded the chess tent? When they are very young and their ratings are moving steadily up it is probably disconcerting when 'the wall' makes its appearance.

I enjoyed his book, Mastering Positional Chess. Some excellent insights as well as entertaining.

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  zanzibar: Any more recent photos of him available?

He's 21 years old now.

Apr-04-17  technical draw: <zanzibar> That's him at 21. Chess stunts your growth.
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  zanzibar: Mentally or physically?
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