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Evgeny Najer
E Najer 
Number of games in database: 1,100
Years covered: 1992 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2674 (2653 rapid, 2563 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2707

Overall record: +361 -141 =403 (62.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 195 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (168) 
    B90 B30 B43 B48 B25
 Ruy Lopez (51) 
    C78 C65 C67 C63 C92
 French Defense (47) 
    C11 C10 C18 C16 C02
 Sicilian Najdorf (38) 
    B90 B96 B97 B92 B94
 Caro-Kann (32) 
    B12 B10 B18 B11
 Sicilian Taimanov (31) 
    B48 B46 B45 B47
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (157) 
    B90 B52 B51 B92 B84
 Slav (101) 
    D12 D10 D17 D15 D11
 Sicilian Najdorf (62) 
    B90 B92 B96 B91 B97
 English, 1 c4 e5 (32) 
    A28 A20 A25 A29 A22
 Ruy Lopez (30) 
    C61 C80 C78 C84 C77
 Semi-Slav (28) 
    D45 D47 D43 D44
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   E Najer vs T L Petrosian, 2016 1-0
   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 A Timofeev, 2016 1-0
   Motylev vs E Najer, 2014 0-1
   Motylev vs E Najer, 2015 0-1
   Efimenko vs E Najer, 2008 0-1
   E Najer vs de Firmian, 2009 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Ordix Open (2008)
   Moscow Open (2007)
   Russian Team Championship (2011)
   European Individual Championship (2015)
   18th Karpov Poikovsky (2017)
   56th Russian Championship (2003)
   President's Cup (2008)
   13th European Individual Championship (2012)
   61st Russian Championship Higher League (2008)
   Russian Team Championship (2008)
   X Anibal Open (2003)
   European Individual Chess Championship (2018)
   European Individual Championship (2008)
   European Individual Championship (2007)
   European Individual Championship (2010)

   🏆 Russian Team Championship
   E Najer vs V Shinkevich (May-10-18) 1-0
   A Timofeev vs E Najer (May-09-18) 1/2-1/2
   E Najer vs S Lobanov (May-08-18) 1/2-1/2
   E Najer vs P Maletin (May-05-18) 1/2-1/2
   M Kobalia vs E Najer (May-04-18) 1/2-1/2

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(born Jun-22-1977, 40 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 44; games 1-25 of 1,100  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Morozevich vs E Najer 0-1501992Moscow-chC61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense
2. E Najer vs Oral 1-0281993Wch U16A45 Queen's Pawn Game
3. J Stocek vs E Najer  0-1371993Wch U16C61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense
4. G Pogosian vs E Najer  0-1601993Memorial M.ChigorinC30 King's Gambit Declined
5. D Losev vs E Najer  ½-½571994Memorial A.PetrovC59 Two Knights
6. E Najer vs Smagin  0-1321995Moscow PetrosianC77 Ruy Lopez
7. P Vavra vs E Najer  0-1391996Pardubice (Czech Republic)C55 Two Knights Defense
8. E Najer vs Kholmov  1-0461996Moscow GM3E46 Nimzo-Indian
9. Grischuk vs E Najer  0-1441996Moscow-chC61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense
10. Fedorov vs E Najer  1-0351996Russia Cup IIC30 King's Gambit Declined
11. V Iordachescu vs E Najer 0-1611996It (cat.9)C55 Two Knights Defense
12. Korotylev vs E Najer  0-1291996Moscow GM3E33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
13. E Najer vs A Bujakevich 1-0301996Ch Moscow (open)B07 Pirc
14. Chekhov vs E Najer  ½-½271996RUS-Cup2D84 Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit Accepted
15. E Najer vs M Turov  1-0511997RUS-ch U20D85 Grunfeld
16. E Najer vs Kharlov  0-1401997RUS-ch m1-2D44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
17. E Najer vs G Kacheishvili  1-0401997Wch U20D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
18. E Najer vs Ponomariov  ½-½441997Wch U20D34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
19. E Najer vs Kasimdzhanov  0-1321997Wch U20E46 Nimzo-Indian
20. E Najer vs J Rowson  1-0401997Wch U20B25 Sicilian, Closed
21. Korotylev vs E Najer  1-0261998Goldberg memD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
22. I R Ibragimov vs E Najer  1-0311998RUS-chD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
23. E Najer vs V Zvjaginsev  ½-½241998RUS-chB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
24. Khalifman vs E Najer  ½-½171998RUS-chD96 Grunfeld, Russian Variation
25. E Najer vs Grischuk  1-0491998RUS-chD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
 page 1 of 44; games 1-25 of 1,100  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.)
Jan-16-06  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%.

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  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.


Feb-25-07  Knight13: He shared first place with Vasily Yemelin in the Moscow Open (2007). Congratulations.
Jun-26-08  BIDMONFA: Evgeny Najer

NAJER, Evgeniy

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  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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