Arkadij Naiditsch

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Arkadij Naiditsch
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Full name Arkadij Naiditsch
Country  Germany
Born (1985-10-25) October 25, 1985 (age 28)[1]
Riga, Latvia
Title Grandmaster
FIDE rating 2715 (September 2014)
(No. 44 in the May 2014 FIDE World Rankings)
Peak rating 2737 (December 2013)

Arkadij Naiditsch (born 25 October 1985 in Latvia) is a German chess Grandmaster (title awarded in April 2001) who was the clear winner of the Dortmund Sparkassen 2005 Tournament, ahead of higher-rated and well-known players such as Loek van Wely, Veselin Topalov, Peter Svidler, Vladimir Kramnik, Michael Adams, and Peter Leko. In 2007, he won the German national championship based in Bad Königshofen.

In 2011 he won the 15th International Neckar Open with 8½/9, breaking the 2700 Elo barrier.[2]

In August 2014 he won with the black pieces against world champion Magnus Carlsen, playing first board for the German team in the chess olympiads.

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