Arkadij Naiditsch is, for many years,
Germany's undisputed Number One chess player.

As an outstanding scorer and constant pillar of his team, OSG Baden-Baden, Arkadij won the 9th Championship title in series with 30:0 points in April 2014 with his team. His previous best Elo rating of 2737 points in December 2013 earned Number 18 in the world ranking list.

At the beginning of 2013, Arkadij won the B Group at Tata Steel, the prestigious Dutch tournament in Wijk aan Zee, thereby qualifying for the A Group the following year.

The winning of the European Champion Title as the top board and leader of the German National team in the 2011 Greek Porto Carras, was sensational.

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Early Successes:

1995 European Champion U10 in Verdun

1996 2nd Place World Championship U12 in Cannes

1999 Awarded the title of International Master by the World Chess Federation, FIDE, at the age of 13.

2001 Awarded the Grandmaster title by FIDE at the age of 15, becoming the youngest German grandmaster of all time.

2003 victory, the first since 1983 in the WDR broadcasted TV match "Chess Grandmaster" against J. Timman.

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Naiditsch beats Carlsen, again!

by Alejandro Ramirez
2/4/2015 – A big day in Baden-Baden as the standings changed dramatically. Magnus Carlsen went a little haywire against Arkadij Naiditsch, sacrificing a piece and then losing an endgame where he usually would have tried to push for a win. This is the German's second victory against Carlsen in a row. Aronian and Baramidze collapsed against Caruana and Adams. Round three report.
Arkadij Naiditsch wins another trophy in Switzerland

January 6, 2015. — German Grandmaster Arkadij Naiditsch continued to impress in the mini-Swiss tour as he won a second trophy, this time at the Basel Chess Festival. Last week Naiditsch won another very strong tournament – the Zurich Christmas Open.

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