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Arkadij Naiditsch
Number of games in database: 1,222
Years covered: 1994 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2719 (2698 rapid, 2616 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2737
Overall record: +391 -209 =361 (59.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      261 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (221) 
    B90 B42 B30 B44 B50
 Ruy Lopez (131) 
    C67 C69 C78 C77 C68
 French Defense (63) 
    C10 C18 C11 C07 C05
 Sicilian Najdorf (56) 
    B90 B96 B91 B94 B99
 Caro-Kann (54) 
    B12 B13 B17 B14 B19
 Sicilian Taimanov (29) 
    B47 B46 B48 B45
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (108) 
    B90 B52 B30 B50 B92
 Ruy Lopez (82) 
    C67 C65 C88 C78 C89
 Nimzo Indian (63) 
    E32 E20 E58 E48 E21
 Sicilian Najdorf (44) 
    B90 B92 B97 B93 B91
 English (42) 
    A13 A15 A18 A17 A14
 Queen's Pawn Game (40) 
    A46 E10 A45 E00 D02
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   D Fridman vs Naiditsch, 2013 0-1
   Naiditsch vs Kramnik, 2008 1-0
   Naiditsch vs Khenkin, 2013 1-0
   Naiditsch vs Stellwagen, 2006 1-0
   Naiditsch vs Leko, 2005 1-0
   Radjabov vs Naiditsch, 2011 0-1
   Naiditsch vs Hoang Thanh Trang, 1998 1-0
   Naiditsch vs I Sokolov, 2012 1-0
   Naiditsch vs Adams, 2013 1-0
   Carlsen vs Naiditsch, 2014 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Baku Chess Festival (2007)
   Bundesliga 2010/11 (2010)
   Bundesliga 2011/12 (2011)
   Tata Steel (Group B) (2013)
   President's Cup (2008)
   Bundesliga 2012/13 (2012)
   Bundesliga 2013/14 (2013)
   Ordix Open (2008)
   Wijk aan Zee (2003)
   Ordix Open (2009)
   French Team Championship (2012)
   Budesliga 2008/09 (2008)
   Bundesliga 2009/10 (2009)
   Reykjavik Open (2014)
   European Individual Championships (2007)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Naiditsch's Endspiel by kavalerov
   Dortmund 2006 by Trudodyr

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(born Oct-25-1985, 29 years old) Latvia (citizen of Germany)
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Originally from Latvia, Arkadi Naiditsch settled in Germany, where he has become its top player and also its youngest-ever grandmaster in April 2001, at the age of just under 15 years and 6 months - a few days younger than the benchmark age at which Robert James Fischer gained his title. In 2002, he drew an eight-game match with former Candidates' finalist Jan Timman in Dortmund. His greatest tournament success thus far is his clear first at the Dortmund Sparkassen (2005), ahead of Veselin Topalov, Peter Leko, Vladimir Kramnik, Peter Svidler, Etienne Bacrot, and Michael Adams, among others. He also placed =1st (2nd on tiebreak) alongside Richard Rapport at the Tata Steel (Group B) (2013). Placed =1st with 7/9 at the International Neckar Open 2013. 4.5/9 for =3rd at Dortmund (2013). Naiditsch's team "Liburnija" from Rijeka won the Croatian League 2013. He represented Germany at the FIDE World Team Championship (2013), helping his team to 7th place. In September he won the category 15 GRENKE Chess Classic (2014) with 5/7.

As at 1 November 2014, Naiditsch's standard rating was 2719. He is Germany's #1 player and world #30. His rapid rating is 2698 (world #48) while his blitz rating is 2616.

Wikipedia article: Arkadij Naiditsch; live rating:

Latest update 6 Nov 2014

 page 1 of 49; games 1-25 of 1,222  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. K Miton vs Naiditsch 0-139 1994 Wch U10A14 English
2. Naiditsch vs B Vermeulen 1-047 1994 Wch U10B01 Scandinavian
3. Naiditsch vs J Velichkov  ½-½49 1994 Wch U10C45 Scotch Game
4. Naiditsch vs M Perunovic  ½-½53 1994 Wch U10B47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
5. J Smeets vs Naiditsch  ½-½62 1995 EU-ch U10A42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
6. M Thuemmler vs Naiditsch  0-124 1997 Bayern-chI Bank Hofmann 1stE81 King's Indian, Samisch
7. O Sarana-Hungeling vs Naiditsch  0-125 1997 NRW-Cup Masters opE81 King's Indian, Samisch
8. Naiditsch vs Navara  ½-½44 1997 Wch U12B53 Sicilian
9. V Beim vs Naiditsch  ½-½20 1997 Bayern-chI Bank Hofmann 1stA04 Reti Opening
10. Naiditsch vs Kasimdzhanov 0-152 1997 Bayern-chI Bank Hofmann 1stB40 Sicilian
11. Naiditsch vs B Trabert 1-038 1998 26. IDS IMC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 6.d4
12. H Himmel vs Naiditsch ½-½27 1998 Ruhrgebiet VL1 9899B42 Sicilian, Kan
13. Naiditsch vs A Daus  1-035 1998 26. IDS IMB01 Scandinavian
14. Glek vs Naiditsch  ½-½12 1998 26. IDS IMB24 Sicilian, Closed
15. A Petrosian vs Naiditsch  1-048 1998 26. IDS IME75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
16. Naiditsch vs Sherzer  1-075 1998 Budapest FS04 GMB40 Sicilian
17. Naiditsch vs N Bojkovic  0-139 1998 26. IDS IMB40 Sicilian
18. Z Sturua vs Naiditsch  1-027 1998 2nd OIBMB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
19. Naiditsch vs Hoang Thanh Trang 1-023 1998 Budapest FS02 GMC14 French, Classical
20. Naiditsch vs Hertneck  0-133 1998 Bayern-chI Bank Hofmann 2ndC01 French, Exchange
21. Naiditsch vs T Straeter  ½-½32 1998 26. IDS IMC76 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation
22. A Czebe vs Naiditsch  1-034 1998 Budapest FS02 GMB42 Sicilian, Kan
23. Mikhalchishin vs Naiditsch  1-034 1998 26. IDS IMA15 English
24. Naiditsch vs Glek  ½-½62 1998 2nd OIBMB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
25. J Micic vs Naiditsch 1-026 1998 26. IDS IMC12 French, McCutcheon
 page 1 of 49; games 1-25 of 1,222  PGN Download
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Aug-09-14  gokusano: If Naiditsch can keep playing like this on a regular basis, I think he can unseat Carlsen from being a world champion. Anand should learn from this game. Naiditsch is truly a fighter, not to be intimidated by anyone, be it the world champion. Congratz!
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  waustad: He's playing in GRENKE Chess Classic Baden-Baden 2014 starting today:
Sep-08-14  paavoh: @waustad: His all-out attack on Meier today was hilarious indeed...
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  cro777: Naiditsch won the 2014 GRENKE Chess Classic and qualified for the 2015 GRENKE Chess Classic, which will be an international supertournament.

This year's edition functioned as a qualifying tournament of the best German players for two places in the next year's supertournament.

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  OhioChessFan: Birthday greetings and best wishes for the next year.
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  lost in space: Happy Birthday Arkadij and all the best for the future.
Oct-25-14  DaringSpeculator: Happy Birthday GM Naiditsch!
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  MuzioFan: Happy birthday!
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  mistermac: Ad multos annos, GM Naiditsch!
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  Stonehenge: Happy Birthday :)
Oct-25-14  stunningmove: Happy birthday!
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  Nightranger: Happy birthday GM Naiditsch!
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  RandomVisitor: Happy Birthday and wishing you all the best.
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  Check It Out: Happy birthday, and thank you for playing our team!
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  hms123: Happy birthday from a member of the Chessgames World Team.
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  wordfunph: Hapi Bertdey, GM Naiditsch!
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  DanLanglois: Happy birthday GM Naiditsch!
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  hoodrobin: Happy birthday Arkadij.
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  parmetd: Happy birthday.
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  Boomie: Happy birthday and congratulations on your wedding.
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  chesstoplay: Dear GM Naiditsch,

Congratulations on your wedding!

Happy Birthday!

Also,TY for playing this game with us.


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  mistermac: Ad multos, GM Naiditsch.
Oct-27-14  Lighthorse: Happy Birthday and congratulations on your wedding, GM Naiditsch!
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  ChemMac: Happy birthday and more wedding congratulations! - and thank you for playing the "World Team". After our game is finished, a post-mortem will be fascinating, and I do hope you can participate.
Oct-28-14  stunningmove: Congratulations on your recent marriage!
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