Arkadij Naiditsch
Number of games in database: 1,132
Years covered: 1994 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2706
Highest rating achieved in database: 2737
Overall record: +368 -195 =342 (59.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      227 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (207) 
    B90 B42 B30 B44 B50
 Ruy Lopez (119) 
    C78 C69 C67 C77 C68
 French Defense (61) 
    C10 C18 C11 C07 C05
 Sicilian Najdorf (55) 
    B90 B96 B91 B94 B99
 Caro-Kann (50) 
    B12 B13 B17 B14 B19
 Sicilian Kan (26) 
    B42 B43
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (99) 
    B90 B52 B42 B50 B22
 Ruy Lopez (80) 
    C67 C65 C88 C78 C89
 Nimzo Indian (62) 
    E32 E20 E59 E48 E21
 Sicilian Najdorf (42) 
    B90 B92 B97 B93 B91
 English (41) 
    A13 A18 A17 A15 A14
 Queen's Pawn Game (38) 
    A46 E10 A45 E00 D02
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Naiditsch vs Kramnik, 2008 1-0
   D Fridman vs Naiditsch, 2013 0-1
   Naiditsch vs Khenkin, 2013 1-0
   Naiditsch vs Stellwagen, 2006 1-0
   Naiditsch vs Leko, 2005 1-0
   Naiditsch vs I Sokolov, 2012 1-0
   Naiditsch vs Adams, 2013 1-0
   Radjabov vs Naiditsch, 2011 0-1
   Naiditsch vs Hoang Thanh Trang, 1998 1-0
   Naiditsch vs Kramnik, 2005 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Wijk aan Zee (2003)
   Baku Chess Festival (2007)
   European Individual Championships (2007)
   Ordix Open (2008)
   2008-2009 Bundesliga (2008)
   2009-2010 Bundesliga (2009)
   Ordix Open (2009)
   Bundesliga (2010)
   Bundesliga (2011)
   Bundesliga (2012)
   Tata Steel (Group B) (2013)
   Bundesliga (2013)

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

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(born Oct-25-1985) 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 (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.

As at 1 March 2014, Naiditsch's standard rating was 2706. He is Germany's #1 player and world #44. His rapid rating is 2656 while his blitz rating is 2643.

Wikipedia article: Arkadij Naiditsch; live rating:

 page 1 of 46; games 1-25 of 1,132  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Naiditsch vs B Vermeulen 1-047 1994 Wch U10B01 Scandinavian
2. Naiditsch vs J Velichkov  ½-½49 1994 Wch U10C45 Scotch Game
3. Naiditsch vs M Perunovic  ½-½53 1994 Wch U10B47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
4. K Miton vs Naiditsch 0-139 1994 Wch U10A14 English
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. Naiditsch vs Navara  ½-½44 1997 Wch U12B53 Sicilian
8. V Beim vs Naiditsch  ½-½20 1997 Bayern-chI Bank Hofmann 1stA04 Reti Opening
9. Naiditsch vs Kasimdzhanov 0-152 1997 Bayern-chI Bank Hofmann 1stB40 Sicilian
10. O Sarana-Hungeling vs Naiditsch  0-125 1997 NRW-Cup Masters opE81 King's Indian, Samisch
11. Naiditsch vs B Trabert  1-038 1998 26. IDS IMC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 6.d4
12. Naiditsch vs A Daus  1-035 1998 26. IDS IMB01 Scandinavian
13. H Himmel vs Naiditsch ½-½27 1998 Ruhrgebiet VL1 9899B42 Sicilian, Kan
14. Glek vs Naiditsch  ½-½12 1998 26. IDS IMB24 Sicilian, Closed
15. Naiditsch vs Sherzer  1-075 1998 Budapest FS04 GMB40 Sicilian
16. A Petrosian vs Naiditsch  1-048 1998 26. IDS IME75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
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 T Straeter  ½-½32 1998 26. IDS IMC76 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation
20. Naiditsch vs Hertneck  0-133 1998 Bayern-chI Bank Hofmann 2ndC01 French, Exchange
21. Mikhalchishin vs Naiditsch  1-034 1998 26. IDS IMA15 English
22. Naiditsch vs Glek  ½-½62 1998 2nd OIBMB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
23. A Czebe vs Naiditsch  1-034 1998 Budapest FS02 GMB42 Sicilian, Kan
24. J Micic vs Naiditsch 1-026 1998 26. IDS IMC12 French, McCutcheon
25. Naiditsch vs Hoang Thanh Trang 1-023 1998 Budapest FS02 GMC14 French, Classical
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Jan-16-10  mysql: Good luck Naiditsch to your game against So today.
Jan-23-10  ex0duz: Does this guy ever smile? I have not seen a pic where he's not looking angry or annoyed/sad/long face or something and just smiling..
Jan-23-10  mysql: <ex0duz: Does this guy ever smile? I have not seen a pic where he's not looking angry or annoyed/sad/long face or something and just smiling..>


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  whiteshark: <ex0duz: <Does this guy ever smile?>> There is no need to smile when a strange person with a camera appear out of thin air right in front of you and take a picture without asking, or is it?

Some counter evidence:

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Jul-28-10  Troller: Very diplomatic :)

Jan Gustafsson is instead going to the Olympiad as captain for the Danish team.

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  alexmagnus: <Very diplomatic :)>

Well, the letter had a long pre-history (Gustaffson's open letter, withdrawal of the A-team, "support cut" for the four players).

There were also problems around the B-Team (the best player in which will be #14 of German rating list) from Khenkin, who is #5 but was not "invited" because he is too old. Bu that belongs to Khenkin's page.

Sep-05-10  TheMissingLink:

<Germany - GM Rainer Buhmann, GM Sebastian Bogner, GM Falko Bindrich, IM Martin Krämer and IM Niclas Huschenbeth>

He will not play for the German team?

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  alexmagnus: <TheMissingLink> See above :)
Sep-05-10  TheMissingLink: Ah, the chessvibes link. Thanks <alexmagnus>.

How sad...

Sep-27-10  RuyLupit: Why did Germany not send its best chess players to the 2010 Olympiad?
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  wordfunph: German GM Arkadij Naiditsch is a karate expert.

Happy Birthday GM Naiditsch!

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  notyetagm: Arkadi Naiditsch

<Final Weekend of the Bundesliga 2010-11 (14-15)

The final rounds 14 and 15 of the Schachbundesliga took place 9th-10th April 2011. OSC Baden-Baden had a two point lead over Werder Bremen (who they met on Saturday and beat 5-3) and SC Eppingen. (Shirov-Eljanov and Svidler Gashimov were the top pairings, Baden Baden player is first named). There would have been a play-off if the teams finish level on match points. <<<Arkadij Naiditsch (OSG Baden-Baden) made 13.5 out of 15 to be the top scorer winning both his final weekend games.>>> Bremen beat Eppingen in Round 15 to take 2nd place on tie-break. OSG Baden-Baden routed Delmenhorster SK who were relegated with no points to win the title for a 6th time and were four points clear. The conceded just one match draw throughout the season. See the body of the article for Georgios Souleidis' preview of the round.>

This performance ought to earn Naiditsch a bunch of elo points, a +12(!) score in 15 games, 13.5-1.5.

Apr-26-11  cbpatzer: Proud winner of Neckar open, breaking 2700
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  brankat: Happy Birthday GM Naiditsch!
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  Phony Benoni: Featured in Game of the Day for July 28, 2008, <Petroffied Wood>: Naiditsch vs Kramnik, 2008.
Jan-07-12  timhortons: he is playing right now in Grand prix Pyramides FFE.

official site

Jan-07-12  timhortons: <German GM Arkadij Naiditsch is a karate expert.>

id seen him in person, he is handsome and thin.

just like hollywood thin.

Jan-09-12  timhortons: <mate in 3> naiditsch humbled!

white to move:)

Zubarev,A - Naiditsch,A, Grand Prix Pyramides FFE 2012

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  brankat: Happy Birthday GM Naiditsch!
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  ketchuplover: good luck at baden-baden
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  shivasuri4: Naiditsch's performance at Baden-Baden can be divided into 2 curious parts.

Against the top two finishers Anand and Caruana, he went 0/4, which would undoubtedly dismay him. On the other hand, he scored 4/6 against the rest, including 1.5/2 against Adams

With just 2 draws, he showed his aggressive side yet again. Particularly notable was his round 6 win against Fridman: D Fridman vs Naiditsch, 2013.

Mar-11-13  joeyj: Arkadij Naiditsch was <15yrs-5mos-27days> when he qualified for the GM title @ Lviv’s Spring 2 on 21 April 2001.

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Oct-25-13  Kikoman: <Player of the Day>

Happy 28th Birthday GM Arkadi Naiditsch! :D

Oct-25-13  Penguincw: Happy Birthday to the <POTD> and Germany's top player: Arkadi Naiditsch.
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