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Naiditsch 
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Arkadij Naiditsch
Number of games in database: 1,184
Years covered: 1994 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2705 (2698 rapid, 2616 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2737
Overall record: +373 -199 =351 (59.4%)*
   * 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.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (211) 
    B90 B42 B30 B44 B50
 Ruy Lopez (128) 
    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
 Ruy Lopez Exchange (26) 
    C69 C68
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (107) 
    B90 B52 B30 B50 B92
 Ruy Lopez (80) 
    C67 C65 C88 C78 C89
 Nimzo Indian (62) 
    E32 E20 E59 E48 E21
 Sicilian Najdorf (44) 
    B90 B92 B97 B93 B91
 English (42) 
    A13 A15 A18 A17 A14
 Queen's Pawn Game (38) 
    A46 E10 A45 E00 D02
Repertoire Explorer

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 I Sokolov, 2012 1-0
   Naiditsch vs Hoang Thanh Trang, 1998 1-0
   Naiditsch vs Adams, 2013 1-0
   Naiditsch vs Kramnik, 2005 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Baku Chess Festival (2007)
   Tata Steel (Group B) (2013)
   Bundesliga (2010)
   Bundesliga (2011)
   President's Cup (2008)
   Bundesliga (2012)
   Bundesliga (2013)
   Wijk aan Zee (2003)
   Ordix Open (2008)
   Corus Wijk aan Zee Group B (2006)
   Ordix Open (2009)
   French Team Championship (2012)
   2008-2009 Bundesliga (2008)
   2009-2010 Bundesliga (2009)
   Reykjavik Open (2014)

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

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ARKADIJ NAIDITSCH
(born Oct-25-1985) Latvia (citizen of Germany)
PRONUNCIATION:
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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.

As at 1 May 2014, Naiditsch's standard rating was 2700. He is Germany's #1 player and world #45. His rapid rating is 2687 while his blitz rating is 2643.

Wikipedia article: Arkadij Naiditsch; live rating: http://www.2700chess.com/


 page 1 of 48; games 1-25 of 1,184  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. A Petrosian vs Naiditsch  1-048 1998 26. IDS IME75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
12. Z Sturua vs Naiditsch  1-027 1998 2nd OIBMB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
13. Naiditsch vs N Bojkovic  0-139 1998 26. IDS IMB40 Sicilian
14. Naiditsch vs T Straeter  ½-½32 1998 26. IDS IMC76 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation
15. Naiditsch vs Hertneck  0-133 1998 Bayern-chI Bank Hofmann 2ndC01 French, Exchange
16. Naiditsch vs Glek  ½-½62 1998 2nd OIBMB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
17. Mikhalchishin vs Naiditsch  1-034 1998 26. IDS IMA15 English
18. A Czebe vs Naiditsch  1-034 1998 Budapest FS02 GMB42 Sicilian, Kan
19. J Micic vs Naiditsch 1-026 1998 26. IDS IMC12 French, McCutcheon
20. Naiditsch vs Hoang Thanh Trang 1-023 1998 Budapest FS02 GMC14 French, Classical
21. Naiditsch vs R Mainka  1-035 1998 26. IDS IMC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
22. V Hodjko vs Naiditsch  1-035 1998 Budapest FS02 GMB42 Sicilian, Kan
23. Naiditsch vs B Trabert  1-038 1998 26. IDS IMC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 6.d4
24. Naiditsch vs A Daus  1-035 1998 26. IDS IMB01 Scandinavian
25. H Himmel vs Naiditsch ½-½27 1998 Ruhrgebiet VL1 9899B42 Sicilian, Kan
 page 1 of 48; games 1-25 of 1,184  PGN Download
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Top Analysis by Super GMs

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Jan-23-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  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:
http://www.chessbase.com/images2/20... http://www.chessbase.de/2005/Dortmu... http://www.chessbase.com/news/2009/...

Jul-28-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  alexmagnus: http://www.chessvibes.com/reports/a...
Jul-28-10  Troller: Very diplomatic :)

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

Jul-28-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  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: http://reports.chessdom.com/news-20...

<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?

Sep-05-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  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?
Oct-25-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: German GM Arkadij Naiditsch is a karate expert.

Happy Birthday GM Naiditsch!

Apr-11-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  notyetagm: Arkadi Naiditsch

http://www.chess.co.uk/twic/chessne...

<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 http://reports.chessdom.com/news-20...
Oct-25-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  brankat: Happy Birthday GM Naiditsch!
Oct-25-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  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

http://www.echecs.asso.fr/Default.a...

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
Premium Chessgames Member
  brankat: Happy Birthday GM Naiditsch!
Jan-03-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  ketchuplover: good luck at baden-baden
Feb-18-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.

<Read more:> http://chessaccount.wordpress.com/c...

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.
Apr-29-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  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

Jun-01-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: http://www.arkadij-naiditsch.com/ !!
Jun-03-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  john barleycorn: I think the world is not playing A. Naiditsch but a double:

http://1sttaste.in/wp-content/uploa...

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