Full Name: Daniel Naroditsky
Born: November 19, 1995
Place of birth: San Mateo, California, USA
World Ranking: #162
Classical (Std): 2711
Daniel Naroditsky is an American Chess Grandmaster and also has one of the best Chess YouTube Channels along with Hikaru Nakamura and Levy Rozman.
Grandmaster Daniel Naroditsky initially learned the principles of chess at six years of age. He has been positioned No. 1 in the U.S. in his age classification for eight years.
Anticipating his future and ultimately turning into a three-time U.S. Scholastic champion. He acquired a gold award at the World U12 title in 2007 and got the U.S. Junior title in 2013. Daniel Naroditsky is the youngest published chess author.
Naroditsky published two books for New In Chess in 2010 and 2012. Aside from his book, he also started an endgame column in Chess Life Magazine. He had the second-fifth spots with Varuzhan Akobian and Alexander Shabalov at the 2010 U.S. Open and took part in the 2011 U.S. Chess Championships.
He is a functioning diplomat for academic chess in the United States. He does the distribution of simuls in schools, movement bases, and chess clubs within the country. Besides chess, Naroditsky keeps up with different interests such as history, mathematics, music, and arts. He finished schooling at Crystal Springs Uplands School in Hillsboro, CA last 2014 and presently continues his study at Stanford University.
The chess prodigy got the lofty Frank P. Samford Jr. Chess Fellowship, which gives access to higher levels of training, competition, and study material. In 2014, he traveled and participated in several top competitions all over the world including London Chess Classic, Qatar Masters, 2015 Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival where he did an excellent performance.
Naroditsky is an incredibly famous chess streamer. Even with more than 80,000 followers as of December 2020, his contents are always entertaining. He chats about chess, playing blitz on the internet, or Title Tuesday tournaments.
Aside from his Twitch Channel, Naroditsky’s YouTube Channel is also extremely well known and has more than 80,000 subscribers as of December 2020. His channel has over 5.5 million views. Having his most famous video playlist, the Speedrun series, Stream Highlights series, and Chess Mastery Explained. He also has numerous collaborations with other chess superstars, such as WFM Alexandra Botez.
Naroditsky is also a reporter for some Chess.com occasions and was named as the lead commentator in 2021.
He has been also a mentor and commentator for PogChamps and was generally responsible for the most noteworthy moments in the competition.
Besides his commentating and mentoring, Naroditsky has also made another top-rated content for Chess.com. He has been composing articles for Chess.com starting 2014, and his video example series “How To Be Lucky In Chess” is extremely famous.
Daniel Naroditsky won the Northern California K-12 Chess Championship in May 2007. In the last parts of 2007, he won the World Youth Chess Championship from the Under-12 division with 9�/11 points. Then he won the Northern California 9-12 Chess Championship in May 2008.
During the 2010 U.S. Open, Naroditsky scored 7/9 to have second through fifth places where he was on the same game rating with grandmasters Varuzhan Akobian and Alexander Shabalov. During this event, they scored behind another chess grandmaster, Alejandro Ramírez. Naroditsky played in the 2011 U.S. Chess Championship, however, he had a bigger number of losses than wins.
In July 2011, he had his first grandmaster standard. And while at the 2013 Philadelphia Open, Naroditsky got his second grandmaster standard by bagging first place along with grandmaster Fidel Jimenez. In 2014, he tied for the first fifth with Dávid Bérczes, Timur Gareev, Sam Shankland, and Sergei Azarov during the Millionaire Chess Open in Las Vegas, Nevada.
An example of his good game was defeating the solid GM Isan Reynaldo Ortiz Suarez. He got a recognizable advantage in the inverse colored bishop and heavy piece. His rival surrenders in exchange for trying to be free from the strain.
Groningen Chess Festival Tournament (tied with 7 players on 4th)
Berkeley International Tournament
112th US Open
Groningen Open Tournament
Golden Sands Tournament
International Chess Grandmaster (Issued by FIDE in October 2013)
Riga Technical University Open Tournament
London Chess Classic Open
Reykjavik Open Tournament
Qatar Masters Open
Pro Chess League
Pro League Group Stage