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Evgeny Najer
E Najer 
Number of games in database: 1,043
Years covered: 1992 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2679 (2618 rapid, 2596 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2682

Overall record: +345 -133 =376 (62.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 189 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (167) 
    B90 B23 B48 B43 B30
 French Defense (43) 
    C11 C10 C18 C16 C02
 Ruy Lopez (43) 
    C78 C67 C65 C63 C70
 Sicilian Najdorf (37) 
    B90 B96 B97 B92 B94
 Caro-Kann (31) 
    B12 B10 B18 B11
 Sicilian Taimanov (28) 
    B48 B46 B45 B47
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (155) 
    B90 B52 B23 B22 B50
 Slav (100) 
    D12 D15 D17 D10 D11
 Sicilian Najdorf (67) 
    B90 B92 B96 B91 B97
 English, 1 c4 e5 (31) 
    A28 A20 A25 A29 A22
 Semi-Slav (28) 
    D45 D47 D43 D46 D44
 Ruy Lopez (28) 
    C61 C84 C78 C74 C80
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   E Najer vs Mamedyarov, 2005 1-0
   V Babula vs E Najer, 2015 0-1
   E Najer vs Smirin, 2014 1-0
   N Shukh vs E Najer, 2010 0-1
   E Najer vs E A Levin, 2011 1-0
   O Bortnyk vs E Najer, 2014 1/2-1/2
   Motylev vs E Najer, 2014 0-1
   B Thorfinnsson vs E Najer, 2006 0-1
   Motylev vs E Najer, 2015 0-1
   E Najer vs Nisipeanu, 2015 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Moscow Open (2007)
   Russian Club Cup (2006)
   Ordix Open (2008)
   European Individual Championship (2015)
   Russian Team Championships (2011)
   18th Karpov Poikovsky (2017)
   World Open (2009)
   President's Cup (2008)
   Aeroflot Open (2017)
   Russian Team Championship (2008)
   56th Russian Championships (2003)
   13th European Individual Championship (2012)
   European Individual Championships (2007)
   European Individual Championships (2014)
   European Individual Championships (2010)

   S Zhigalko vs E Najer (Apr-27-17) 0-1
   E Najer vs A Korobov (Apr-26-17) 1-0
   Jakovenko vs E Najer (Apr-25-17) 0-1
   E Najer vs D Anton Guijarro (Apr-24-17) 1/2-1/2
   D Dubov vs E Najer (Apr-23-17) 1/2-1/2

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(born Jun-22-1977, 39 years old) Russia
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Awarded the GM title in 1999. =2nd (11th on tiebreak) at the 13th European Individual Championship (2012), scoring 8/11 and qualifying for the World Cup (2013) where he lost to Lazaro Bruzon Batista in the first round, thereby bowing out of the tournament. Won the European Individual Championship (2015) outright with 8.5/11, thereby qualifying for the World Cup (2015) from which he was eliminated upon his first round loss to Azeri GM Rauf Mamedov.

Wikipedia article: Evgeniy Najer

 page 1 of 42; games 1-25 of 1,043  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Morozevich vs E Najer 0-150 1992 Moscow-chC61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense
2. J Stocek vs E Najer  0-137 1993 Wch U16C61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense
3. G Pogosian vs E Najer  0-160 1993 Memorial M.ChigorinC30 King's Gambit Declined
4. E Najer vs Oral 1-028 1993 Wch U16A45 Queen's Pawn Game
5. D Losev vs E Najer  ½-½57 1994 Memorial A.PetrovC59 Two Knights
6. E Najer vs S Smagin  0-132 1995 Moscow PetrosianC77 Ruy Lopez
7. A Korotylev vs E Najer  0-129 1996 Moscow GM3E33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
8. Fedorov vs E Najer  1-035 1996 Russia Cup IIC30 King's Gambit Declined
9. P Vavra vs E Najer  0-139 1996 Pardubice (Czech Republic)C55 Two Knights Defense
10. V Iordachescu vs E Najer 0-161 1996 It (cat.9)C55 Two Knights Defense
11. Grischuk vs E Najer  0-144 1996 Moscow-chC61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense
12. E Najer vs Kholmov  1-046 1996 Moscow GM3E46 Nimzo-Indian
13. E Najer vs A Bujakevich 1-030 1996 Ch Moscow (open)B07 Pirc
14. Chekhov vs E Najer  ½-½27 1996 RUS-Cup2D84 Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit Accepted
15. E Najer vs M Turov  1-051 1997 RUS-ch U20D85 Grunfeld
16. E Najer vs Kharlov  0-140 1997 RUS-ch m1-2D37 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. E Najer vs Ponomariov  ½-½44 1997 Wch U20D34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
18. E Najer vs Kasimdzhanov  0-132 1997 Wch U20E46 Nimzo-Indian
19. E Najer vs G Kacheishvili  1-040 1997 World JuniorsD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
20. E Najer vs J Rowson  1-040 1997 World JuniorsB25 Sicilian, Closed
21. Khalifman vs E Najer  ½-½17 1998 RUS-chD96 Grunfeld, Russian Variation
22. A Korotylev vs E Najer  1-026 1998 Goldberg memD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
23. Sveshnikov vs E Najer 1-030 1998 RUS-chB22 Sicilian, Alapin
24. S Shipov vs E Najer  1-030 1998 RUS-chD85 Grunfeld
25. E Najer vs A Rustemov  ½-½57 1998 RUS-chB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
 page 1 of 42; games 1-25 of 1,043  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Mar-09-04  Dillinger: I will stuff my cheeks with your captured pieces!
Mar-09-04  marcus13: It is his saying?!
Feb-11-05  Granite: <marcus13> I'd think it's unlike, since it's hard to speak with your cheeks full of captures pieces. ;)
Feb-11-05  WTHarvey: Here are some crucial positions from Evgeny's games not shown here
Feb-11-05  TheSlid: Very interesting, WTHarvey. Thanks for the link(s) to this site, at which one might spend a lot of time!
Feb-11-05  jahhaj: <WTHarvey> That is a really clever way you have of hiding the solutions to the puzzles on your website!
Feb-11-05  fasting: that was great fun Dillinger - lol
Feb-11-05  InfinityCircuit: <fasting> I really needs a new picture for him! Or maybe it's all a conspiracy. Perhaps Evgeny Najer has strange tendencies. (Pictures of black helicopters dancing in my head.)
Premium Chessgames Member
  dakgootje: probably same person as E Naer
Mar-22-06  GlennOliver: Evgeny Najer has a rating of 63% from the games listed here at

That's pretty high, and only players of the standard of Tal, Fischer and Kasparove exceed it, as far as I'm aware, while players of the quality of Anand, Shirov and Svidler are lower.

Does anyone know which player has the highest career percentage ?

As a starting point, Fischer has 72.6%.

Premium Chessgames Member
  plang: Without taking the quality of opposition into effect this statistic doesn't seem very meaningful.
Mar-23-06  Aleking: Morphy... 84.6%
Apr-10-06  GlennOliver: plang,

All of the players mentioned, and all of the players within scope of my question, competed/compete against the best players active in their respective eras.


Many thanks.

I doubt there will be any advance on that, though I'd be happy to be informed otherwise,

Apr-28-06  Mameluk: Najer continues in scoring great results by beating Bareev in Russian league.
Nov-06-06  kasp: G.Greco 100% =)
Dec-10-06  Bob726: What is this guy rated?
Dec-15-06  Illogic: Too bad, a real trainwreck of a tourney by Najer. I wonder what happened.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Honza Cervenka: Najer plays superbly till now in Moscow Open 2007 scoring perfect 6/6. His last game against Ulko was pure straightforward aggression.


Premium Chessgames Member
  Knight13: He shared first place with Vasily Yemelin in the Moscow Open (2007). Congratulations.
Jun-26-08  BIDMONFA: Evgeny Najer

NAJER, Evgeniy

Premium Chessgames Member
  DarthStapler: Why is he player of the day if his birthday was 4 days ago?
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: <DarthStapler: Why is he player of the day if his birthday was 4 days ago?>

Guess who was player of the day four days ago?

Jul-08-08  Augalv: Najer Wins Title; 4 Split Grand Prize

Click here to read the article.

Jul-14-09  returnoftheking: Najer just won a rapid tournament in Israel.

1 Evgeniy Najer GM Russia 2663 8 1 3 9.5
2 Jan Nepomniachi GM Russia 2632 7 2 3 8.5
3 Alexander Beliavsky GM Slovenia 2662 5 3 4 7.0
4 Boris Gelfand GM Israel 2755 3 2 7 6.5
5 Pavel Eljanov GM Ukraine 2716 4 3 5 6.5
6 Ilia Smirin GM Israel 2650 4 3 5 6.5
7 Judit Polgar GM Hungary 2687 4 4 4 6.0
8 Maxim Rodshtein GM Israel 2623 4 4 4 6.0
9 Michael Roiz GM Israel 2658 4 5 3 5.5
10 Boris Avrukh GM Israel 2641 3 4 5 5.5
11 Vitali Golod GM Israel 2599 1 3 8 5.0
12 Daniel Fridman GM Germany 2665 2 7 3 3.5
13 Emil Sutovsky GM Israel 2675 1 9 2 2.0

Jul-26-09  Don Cossacks: Richard Riordan, a former mayor of Los Angeles, sponsored the chess portion of the 18th Maccabiah Games in Israel. Evgeny Najer of Russia, who won the World Open this month, took first prize with a score of 9 1/2 -2 1/2 in the most prestigious event, a 15-minute tournament featuring 13 leading grandmasters. Congratulations GM Evgeny Najer!You've added another feather in your cap and to the Russian Chess.
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