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Naiditsch 
Photograph courtesy of www.arkadij-naiditsch.com  
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
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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 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 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. 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. Glek vs Naiditsch  ½-½12 1998 26. IDS IMB24 Sicilian, Closed
12. Naiditsch vs Sherzer  1-075 1998 Budapest FS04 GMB40 Sicilian
13. A Petrosian vs Naiditsch  1-048 1998 26. IDS IME75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
14. Z Sturua vs Naiditsch  1-027 1998 2nd OIBMB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
15. Naiditsch vs N Bojkovic  0-139 1998 26. IDS IMB40 Sicilian
16. Naiditsch vs T Straeter  ½-½32 1998 26. IDS IMC76 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation
17. Naiditsch vs Hertneck  0-133 1998 Bayern-chI Bank Hofmann 2ndC01 French, Exchange
18. Naiditsch vs Glek  ½-½62 1998 2nd OIBMB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
19. Mikhalchishin vs Naiditsch  1-034 1998 26. IDS IMA15 English
20. A Czebe vs Naiditsch  1-034 1998 Budapest FS02 GMB42 Sicilian, Kan
21. J Micic vs Naiditsch 1-026 1998 26. IDS IMC12 French, McCutcheon
22. Naiditsch vs Hoang Thanh Trang 1-023 1998 Budapest FS02 GMC14 French, Classical
23. Naiditsch vs R Mainka  1-035 1998 26. IDS IMC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
24. V Hodjko vs Naiditsch  1-035 1998 Budapest FS02 GMB42 Sicilian, Kan
25. Naiditsch vs B Trabert  1-038 1998 26. IDS IMC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 6.d4
 page 1 of 48; games 1-25 of 1,184  PGN Download
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Nov-22-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  lostemperor: <krhodes> I don't disagree Volokitin is stronger than Carlsen. He's also older. These were my 10 favorite picks of which only Bacrot is older than 20. If Volokitin why not Ponomariov also who is only a few years older? We can make it a list of 14 young people. I'd say Grischuk and Mamedyarov. Either Volokitin or Ponomariov (not both or we will have three players of Ukraine with Karjakin). Things can change in a year or two though. One more player to go. You tell me. How about.. Gaston Needleman?!
Jan-10-06  babakova: Naiditsch is actually older than Volokitin...
Jan-12-06  BIDMONFA: Arkadi Naiditsch

NAIDITSCH, Arkadi
http://www.bidmonfa.com/NAIDITSCH.htm
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Jan-12-06  badmove: <lostemperor: How about.. Gaston Needleman?> Just buzz, buzz ...
Jan-22-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  notyetagm: Naiditsch has completely collapsed since giving away a whole point to Magnus with 32 Be3?? in Round 6.

+3 =2 -0 before 32 Be3??
+0 =0 -3 since 32 Be3??

From 4/5 to 0/3. Damn shame. He totally outplayed the "Wonderboy" but ended up with a 0 on the scoresheet because he missed a one-move threat.

Jan-24-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  notyetagm: Damn, Naiditsch lost again. Now he's 0/4 since playing 32 Be3?? against Magnus.
Jan-24-06  cuendillar: He'd better turn that trend tomorrow or he never will. White against Lahno is about as easy as it can get in this group.
Jan-24-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  notyetagm: What? Lahno is no easy point, according to Beliavsky!

:-)

Feb-12-06  AdrianP: Interview with Naiditsch here - first question I would have asked him is about his computer cheating.

http://www.chesscafe.com/misha/mish...

Apr-06-06  Bobak Zahmat: Arkadi Naiditsch has drawed his first game at the European championship, A Brkic vs Naiditsch, 2006, would be exiting to see him in action at Dortmund. Let's wait and see if he can pulls the same trick as last year.
Apr-06-06  babakova: <AdrianP> I thought he had already answered that. Everybody did it.
Apr-10-06  Bobak Zahmat: 3,5 out of 5 isn't bad at all for Naiditsch. (European Championship update)
Aug-15-06  you vs yourself: Latest Naiditsch's interview: http://www.chesstigers.de/ccm6_inde...

Among other things, he talks about the attack against Aronian and his relationship to Arianne.

Aug-22-06  percyblakeney: The interviewer in the above mentioned interview says that Naiditsch (as the strongest German player) was on the shortlist to be given the match against Anand instead of Radjabov. It was probably a good choice to keep letting the Ordix Open winner challenge Anand. Naiditsch didn't finish in the top 75 in Ordix Open, even or worse than dozens of 2200 players... Naiditsch did have a tough schedule in Mainz though.
Aug-27-06  Bobak Zahmat: Arkadi Naiditsch seems to be Smeets second during the Experience vs Rising Stars tournament in Amsterdam. http://nhchess.quinsy.net/
Jan-22-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  OneArmedScissor: Naiditsch>Carlsen
May-09-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  ahmadov: I had a chance to speak to Arkadi in Baku recently. This meeting destroyed all my impressions about him. I used to believe that this is a cold and careless guy, but I found him to be very friendly and communicable. I really liked him very much. He will probably be one of my favourite players in the future...
May-24-07  IMDONE4: In that picture Naiditsch looks like a member of the SS =/.
Jun-17-07  Open Defence: he looks pretty hot... good sign for chess... can't wait for a tournament that includes Grischuk, Naidistch and Moro...
Nov-08-07  hitman84: He must be busy playing Counter strike thesedays.
Mar-26-08  oiseaudefeu: ein Spieler, der früher oder später 2700 erreichen sollte. Ob er sich in der erweiterten Weltspitze etablieren kann, wird man noch sehen ...
Mar-26-08  percyblakeney: Naiditsch will fall below 2625 on the April list but is having a good tournament in Hungary at the moment. With two rounds to go he is sharing first with Almasi and Nisipeanu, and that would have been even better if he hadn't just lost with white in 27 moves (against Vallejo):

http://www.palace-heviz.hu/pages/en...

Mar-27-08  percyblakeney: It was too early to call it a good tournament, after another loss today, against Balogh, Naiditsch is down to 4th place of 6 with one round to go.
Jul-04-08  Abejorral: Congratulationst to Naiditsch on his great victorie against draw master Kramnik on the petroff !!!

Naiditsch vs Kramnik, 2008

Amazing win !!

Jul-06-08  myschkin: Warum hast du dir denn eigentlich so ein Doppelkinn angehamstert? Klaro, haben alle von dir erwartet der neue deutsche Stern am Schachhimmel zu werden - ist doch Wurst! Also Glückwunsch fürs diesjährige Sparkassen. Und nun pack die Badehose aus und trainier dir den Kummer mal wieder ab <Arkadi>.
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