David Navara is a chess Grandmaster born on March 27, 1985, in Prague, Czech Republic. Navara was awarded the grandmaster title in 2002 and the International Master title in 1999. As of September 2022, Navara’s FIDE rating was 2681 while his Peak rating was 2751 as of May 2015. Navara is the top-ranked chess player in his country and he is an eleven-time national victor- 2004, 2005, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2020, and 2022.
In 2001, at the age of 16, Navara’s maiden match was with the Czech national team in the European Team Chess Tournaments, scoring 7 points out of 9 games. One year afterward, 3 days before his seventeenth birthday, Navara was named Grandmaster and won the open section of the Rubinstein Memorial in 2003. Navara placed sixth in the 2004 European Individual Chess Tournament in Antalya, scoring 7.5 points, including a tie against top seed Vassily Ivanchuk, despite being ranked 14th. The outcome advanced Navara for the 2005 FIDE World Cup, where he was knocked out in the initial set by Predrag Nikoli. Navara scored 8.5/12 points against world-class competition at the 37th Chess Olympiad in 2006.
Furthermore, In April 2018, Navara competed in the fifth Shamkir Chess tournament, finishing tenth with a score of 2.5 points out of 9 games.
Navara won the Czech Blitz Championship in 2019 with a score of 14 points out of 15 games.
In 2014, Navara won the European Blitz Chess Championship.
Navara won the open section of the Rubinstein Memorial in 2003.