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Arkadij Naiditsch
Number of games in database: 1,208
Years covered: 1994 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2710 (2698 rapid, 2616 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2737
Overall record: +384 -205 =358 (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 (218) 
    B90 B42 B30 B44 B50
 Ruy Lopez (130) 
    C67 C69 C78 C77 C68
 French Defense (63) 
    C10 C18 C11 C07 C05
 Sicilian Najdorf (56) 
    B90 B96 B91 B94 B99
 Caro-Kann (51) 
    B12 B13 B17 B14 B19
 Sicilian Taimanov (28) 
    B47 B46 B48 B45
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (107) 
    B90 B52 B30 B50 B92
 Ruy Lopez (81) 
    C67 C65 C88 C78 C89
 Nimzo Indian (63) 
    E32 E20 E59 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?]
   Bundesliga 2011/12 (2011)
   Tata Steel (Group B) (2013)
   Baku Chess Festival (2007)
   Bundesliga 2010/11 (2010)
   President's Cup (2008)
   Bundesliga 2012/13 (2012)
   Bundesliga 2013/14 (2013)
   Ordix Open (2008)
   Wijk aan Zee (2003)
   Corus Wijk aan Zee Group B (2006)
   French Team Championship (2012)
   Ordix Open (2009)
   Budesliga 2008/09 (2008)
   Bundesliga 2009/10 (2009)
   Reykjavik Open (2014)

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

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(born Oct-25-1985, 28 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 October 2014, Naiditsch's standard rating was 2710. He is Germany's #1 player and world #41. His rapid rating is 2698 (world #49) while his blitz rating is 2616.

Wikipedia article: Arkadij Naiditsch; live rating:

 page 1 of 49; games 1-25 of 1,208  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Naiditsch vs J Velichkov  ½-½49 1994 Wch U10C45 Scotch Game
2. Naiditsch vs M Perunovic  ½-½53 1994 Wch U10B47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
3. K Miton vs Naiditsch 0-139 1994 Wch U10A14 English
4. Naiditsch vs B Vermeulen 1-047 1994 Wch U10B01 Scandinavian
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 R Mainka  1-035 1998 26. IDS IMC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
12. Naiditsch vs B Trabert 1-038 1998 26. IDS IMC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 6.d4
13. H Himmel vs Naiditsch ½-½27 1998 Ruhrgebiet VL1 9899B42 Sicilian, Kan
14. Naiditsch vs A Daus  1-035 1998 26. IDS IMB01 Scandinavian
15. Glek vs Naiditsch  ½-½12 1998 26. IDS IMB24 Sicilian, Closed
16. A Petrosian vs Naiditsch  1-048 1998 26. IDS IME75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
17. Naiditsch vs Sherzer  1-075 1998 Budapest FS04 GMB40 Sicilian
18. Z Sturua vs Naiditsch  1-027 1998 2nd OIBMB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
19. Naiditsch vs N Bojkovic  0-139 1998 26. IDS IMB40 Sicilian
20. Naiditsch vs Hoang Thanh Trang 1-023 1998 Budapest FS02 GMC14 French, Classical
21. Naiditsch vs Hertneck  0-133 1998 Bayern-chI Bank Hofmann 2ndC01 French, Exchange
22. Naiditsch vs T Straeter  ½-½32 1998 26. IDS IMC76 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation
23. A Czebe vs Naiditsch  1-034 1998 Budapest FS02 GMB42 Sicilian, Kan
24. Naiditsch vs Glek  ½-½62 1998 2nd OIBMB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
25. Mikhalchishin vs Naiditsch  1-034 1998 26. IDS IMA15 English
 page 1 of 49; games 1-25 of 1,208  PGN Download
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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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Oct-25-12  brankat: Happy Birthday GM Naiditsch!
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  ketchuplover: good luck at baden-baden
Feb-18-13  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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  PhilFeeley: Naiditsch humbled again! From the 18th Neckar Open, 2014

[White "Naiditsch,A"]
[Black "Studer,N"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteTitle "GM"]
[BlackTitle "FM"]
[WhiteElo "2706"]
[BlackElo "2336"]
[ECO "C05"]
[Opening "French"]
[Variation "Tarrasch, closed variation"]
[WhiteFideId "4650891"]
[BlackFideId "1319620"]
[EventDate "2014.04.17"]

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. Bd3 c5 6. c3 Nc6 7. Ngf3 cxd4 8. cxd4 f6 9. exf6 Nxf6 10. O-O Bd6 11. b3 O-O 12. Bb2 Qb6 13. a3 a5 14. Nb1 Bd7 15. Nc3 Be8 16. Nb5 Bf4 17. g3 Bb8 18. Ng5 e5 19. dxe5 Bxe5 20. Qc2 Bxb2 21. Qxb2 Bd7 22. Rae1 Rae8 23. Rxe8 Rxe8 24. Nf3 Ng4 25. Be2 Nf6 26. Nfd4 Ne5 27. Rd1 Ne4 28. Nc3 Nf6 29. Kg2 Rc8 30. Ncb5 Rf8 31. Rf1 Ne4 32. h4 Qg6 33. Kg1 Bh3 34. h5 Qg5 35. Qc1 Qxc1 36. Rxc1 Rxf2 37. Bf1 Rxf1+ 38. Rxf1 Bxf1 39. Kxf1 Nxg3+ 40. Kf2 Nxh5 41. Nd6 b6 42. Nc8 Nd7 43. Ne7+ Kf7 44. Nxd5 Nhf6 45. Ne3 Ne4+ 46. Kf3 Nc3 47. Nc4 g5 48. Nc6 Kg6 49. Ne7+ Kf6 50. Nc8 Nd5 51. Ke4 Ke6 52. Nd2 g4 53. Kd4 N7f6 54. Kc4 h5 55. Kb5 h4 56. Nxb6 Nxb6 57. Kxb6 h3 0-1

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  whiteshark: !!
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  john barleycorn: I think the world is not playing A. Naiditsch but a double:

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  Kinghunt: It appears almost certain that Naiditsch will be facing the <Iron Crocodile> tomorrow. Their current score is +3 -0 =7 in favor of Carlsen, but the two haven't played since 2009, when Carlsen won at Dortmund. Since then, Carlsen has gained about 110 points, while Naiditsch has gained 20.
Aug-09-14  The Last Straw: What a wonderful game by Naiditsch today. Congratulations on beating Carlsen, the <"Iron Crocodile"> :)!
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  john barleycorn: Congratulations to Naiditsch. Overall well played with a memorable endgame. Long live Dortmund.
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  eternaloptimist: Indeed congrats to Naiditsch for getting the win vs MC today w/ the black pieces!!
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  Kinghunt: Yes, a very nice game by Naiditsch. I can't remember the last time Carlsen lost from such a strong position. Well played!
Aug-09-14  SirRuthless: Giant Killer?
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  Appaz: Yes, a very well played game from Naiditsch: like a crocodile! Congratulations!
Aug-09-14  Refused: Well, I feel like Naiditsch deserves this as some kinda of late redemption for his Wijk disaster. Nice way of showing people you don't go past 2.700 snd stay there by accident.
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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