|Full name||Arkadij Naiditsch|
25 October 1985 |
|FIDE rating||2685 (August 2015)
(No. 56 in the 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 August 2014 he won with the black pieces against world champion Magnus Carlsen, playing first board for the German team in the chess olympiads. In December 2014 he finished first in 38th Zurich Christmas Open, one point ahead of Richard Rapport.
Naiditsch tied 1st with Magnus Carlsen in the 3rd Grenke Chess Classic tournament played in Baden-Baden in February 2015, yet eventually finished second after a five-game tiebreak.
- Arkadij Naiditsch professional website
- Arkadi Naiditsch player profile and games at Chessgames.com
- Arkadij Naiditsch player profile at Chess.com
- Arkadij Naiditsch at 365Chess.com
- Arkadij Naiditsch at chess-db.com
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