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|Feb-19-12|| ||Penguincw: Looks like Navara is playing in the Reykjavik Open 2012.|
|Mar-09-12|| ||Penguincw: Navara off to a perfect start (4/4) at the Reykjavik Open (2012). In Round 5, he has white against David Navara, who also has a perfect start. |
Although he shed 11 points at Tata Steel (2012), he is the biggest gainer this rating season, so far. He has won a whopping 22 points in just 19 games. The closest are Andrei Volokitin and Lazaro Bruzon, and they "only" gained 8.
Also, he entered Iceland with an unofficial rating of 2714.
Lastly, tomorrow, facing Sokolov (2664), he has white and will obviously try to win. A loss would sink him to 2716, a draw 2721, and a win would make him jump to 2726, and be clearly the best one so far.
|Mar-13-12|| ||Penguincw: Overall, with a +5 score at the Reykjavik Open (2012), it helped him add 4.8 rating points to his name.|
If the rating list were to be published right now, he would be at 25th place and be rated 2719 (with a three-tenths of his rating discarded). A 19 rating improvement. Also he played 24 games so far this rating season, which is like 2 games everyday!
Nearest competitor for most gained is Lazaro Bruzon, who improved by 11. Most games is Radoslaw Wojtaszek, who played 15.
Next is former world challenger, Peter Leko, who is at 2720 on the dot.
|Mar-27-12|| ||Penguincw: Happy Birthday David Navara! Today, he faces Vlad-Cristian Jianu (2497) with white. A win gains 2.7 rating points, to raise his points to 2704.9, otherwise he's out to the super-grandmaster club. Good luck!|
|Sep-07-12|| ||yesnomaybeidontknow: David Navara +6 in the Chess Olympiad 2012! Go David!!|
|Sep-08-12|| ||Gypsy: Now, after 10 rounds at the Olympiad completed, Navara stands at +7 =3 -0, 85%, 2847 TPR.|
|Sep-09-12|| ||Honza Cervenka: David's +8=3-0 on the 2nd board is pretty amazing result, especially if one takes into consideration his poor form in the first half of this year.|
|Sep-09-12|| ||Gypsy: Navara at the 2012 Chess Olympiad: 9.5/11, 86.4%, 2869 TPR; most points overall; second highest TPR overall (1st Mamediarov); gold on Board 2.|
|May-28-13|| ||twinlark: He's just won the Czech Championship for the 5th time. Well done, GM Navara.|
|Jun-14-13|| ||Cemoblanca: Great guy this Navara!
All the best for you and yours! :)
|Oct-05-13|| ||Karpova: Q: Who is the most courteous person you have played?|
Elisabeth: <I am sure I have played many courteous people but no one extraordinary that way. If I could give a prize to the most courteous person in the chess world, I would give it to David Navara. He greets everyone, usually in their own language, which is not only very respectful but sweet and charming too. I think most super grandmasters at his level wouldn’t even bother to ask lower ranked players how they are or how they played. David is exceptional that way.>
Kingpin, October 4, 2013, <Elisabeth Paehtz: 20 Questions>, http://www.kingpinchess.net/2013/10...
|May-03-14|| ||waustad: He is leading a tournament that I think is the Czech championship by 1.5 points going into the final round. He's at 7.6/8 so far. http://www.chess-results.com/tnr132...|
|May-03-14|| ||waustad: Oops. Obviously I meant 7.5 not 7.6.|
|Aug-10-14|| ||Mr. V: Beat Grischuk in the Olympiad: Navara vs Grischuk, 2014|
|Jan-25-15|| ||Penguincw: Great tournament by Navara at David Navara. After participating in Group A in 2013, not participating at all in 2014, and getting "relegated" this year, he's making it clear he wants to return to the Masters group, with his undefeated +7 performance. Unfortunately, he finished in 2nd to Wei Yi, but definitely gave him a run for his money.|
|Feb-12-15|| ||floydAkash: <Penguincw> I think Navara should still be invited to participate in the "A" group. Wei Yi and Navara earned it.|
|Feb-12-15|| ||Penguincw: I agree. Normally the 1st place winner is guaranteed to be invited, but the 2nd place finisher is invited anyway. It happened this year with Saric and Jobava.|
|Feb-24-15|| ||Troller: Along with Nikita Vitiugov David is top seed in the European Open Championships that begin today in Israel. As always, World Cup tickets draw a large host of strong players just below the elite; this year, Eljanov, Nepomniachtchi, Vallejo Pons, Bacrot all start with an elo +2700. Another 25 players have 2650+, among them Inarkiev and Howell.|
I believe 1st round pairings were supposed to have happened yesterday, but at the time of writing chess-results still do not have them:
Games start at 15:00 local time (13:00 GMT) and can be followed live at the official site (http://www.eicc2015.com/) or chessbomb.
|Feb-24-15|| ||Troller: Pairings are up.
Rui Damaso is the unlucky player at 2451 who is highest seed to fall into lower seed bracket and faces Navara on top board in rd 1.
In general, this round looks like slaughter of course; smallest rating gaps can be found on top boards, around board 40 the gap has grown to ~400 pts, and this just increases further down.
|Mar-12-15|| ||Whitehat1963: Climbing quickly in the ratings, but if he starts getting invites to the highest-level tournaments, I think we'll see an immediate and precipitous drop in his Elo. Navara simply has no business playing at those levels. He's definitely a second-tier super-GM, which is a strange statement to make, but it's true nevertheless. And it speaks volumes about just how crowded it is among the 2700-plus level players these days. How long before we have 50 or 60 players rated above 2700? Not very long.|
|May-22-15|| ||TheFocus: <In particular there’s one very important quality which isn’t always mentioned, but which lies on the surface: intelligence, in the broadest meaning of the word. People in chess are educated but, nevertheless, I think even among elite chess players there are few true intellectuals. That’s because they devote a great deal of time to chess and favor chess ahead of other forms of activity. - David Navara.|
|May-23-15|| ||cro777: Navara has just won his 7th Czech Championship.
The event took place from 15-23rd May in Havlickuv Brod, Czech Republic.
Navara - So match (4 classical games), the main event of the ČEZ CHESS TROPHY 2015 chess festival, takes place between 13 and 16 June in Prague. 1st game of the match starts on Saturday, June 13th at 16:00 local time.
The festival will also include the launch of David Navara’s book “Můj šachový svět” (My Chess World).
|May-24-15|| ||Penguincw: Yeah, congrats to Navara for winning his 7th Czech Championship.|
It wasn't really hard, as he was undefeated +5 (7/9) against 2523 opposition. He did lose 0.3 rating points, but that's equivalent to nothing.
|Jun-10-15|| ||cro777: The traditional ČEZ Chess Trophy 2015 Festival in Prague, Czech Republic, is approaching. In this year's edition the main guest of the festival is Wesley So. The event will begin with a Wesley So simul on Friday (June 12th).|
The highlight of the festival is a 4 games match between David Navara and Wesley So. The first game starts on Saturday (June 13th) at 16:00 local time.
One our prior to the start of the first game David Navara will launch his book “Můj šachový svět” (“My chess world”). This book, published by the Prague Chess Society, features Navara's 51 most interesting games with commentary, his autobiography, observations and experiences from chess tournaments, matches and leagues, and also the grandmaster’s own poems.
In the last year's edition Nakamura defeated Navara 3.5-0.5.
ČEZ (České Energetické Závody) Group is a conglomerate of 96 companies, 72 of them in the Czech Republic. It is involved in the electricity generation, trade, distribution and heat, as well as coal mining.
|Jun-10-15|| ||cro777: At the ČEZ Chess Trophy 2008, Navara met Kramnik in a 8 rapid games match.|
A documentary school film about Navara you can find here https://vimeo.com/4146577
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