|Daniel Naroditsky Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 11 in|
|Date of Birth||November 9, 1995|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
Daniel Naroditsky is an American chess grandmaster, published chess author, and chess coach who came into prominence in May 2007 by winning the Northern California K-12 Chess Championship, thereby becoming one of the youngest players to ever accomplish the feat. He went on to win several other tournaments such as the Northern California 9-12 Chess Championship in May 2008, and attain his first Grandmaster norm in July 2011. He is the recipient of numerous accolades including the Samford Chess Fellowship that he was awarded in March 2014. Daniel has written a number of books including Mastering Complex Endgames (2012). He has been active on YouTube and Twitch having joined the former on July 25, 2019, and garnered more than 120K subscribers on it.
San Mateo, California, United States
He attended Stanford University, graduating in June 2019 with a degree in History.
Chess player, Chess author, Chess coach
- Father – Vladimir Naroditsky
5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm
70 kg or 154.5 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
- Sharp features
- Dimpled smile
- Curly hair
Daniel Naroditsky Favorite Things
- Tournaments – The World Youth Championships because of the thrill of playing around so many different competitors and nationalities being a test to the contestant’s stamina as well to play 11 rounds over 2 weeks, The North American Open, the genre of European chess tournaments as there is 1 round a day that allows players to prepare
- Books – Those of Mihail Marin especially Learn From the Legends for being packed with a huge number of great ideas
Source – US Chess
Daniel Naroditsky Facts
- He started learning chess at the age of 6 from his father and soon began taking serious chess lessons.
- Daniel had become one of the youngest chess authors ever with the publication of his book Mastering Positional Chess in 2010.
- Naroditsky has written a well-received endgame column for Chess Life magazine that started in the mid-2010s.
- After graduating from Stanford in 2019, he had shifted to Charlotte, where his passion for teaching, content creation, and chess improvement flourished even further.
- In the introduction to his book Mastering Positional Chess, he has mentioned that he has always written down chess analyses with pen and paper instead of using the computer. He has explained that he has loved writing by hand in general and when he has studied openings he has liked to write in a notebook rather than just chessbase. He has felt that handwriting helps in getting immersed in a subject more than typing up and also that after writing an analysis with the hand, the lines are learned better.
- Daniel’s advice to children who try to balance chess and school has been to never give up. He has noticed that many kids, upon losing a game, declare that they are tired, and reason that as they did not win, there is no more point to continue playing. He has gone on to point out that the kid should instead take the loss and learn as much as possible from it. Daniel has also suggested players enjoy the game and take every competition as a chance to have fun. He has gone on to add that lessons should be learned at every game.
Featured Image by Daniel Naroditsky / Instagram