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Daniel Naroditsky Signs On As Chess.com's New Lead Commentator
Daniel Naroditsky. Photo: Benjamin Robson/Chess.com.

Daniel Naroditsky Signs On As Chess.com's New Lead Commentator

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We are excited to announce that GM Daniel Naroditsky has officially signed on as Chess.com's lead commentator! You will now enjoy Danya's insightful and well-humored commentary on most of the chess events we cover, starting on November 8 with the 2021 Speed Chess Championship, for which Naroditsky will be the lead commentator throughout the event. Make sure you tune in to witness "The Prophet" in action!

Daniel Naroditsky demonstrating his confident board presence. Photo: Benjamin Robson/Chess.com.

Naroditsky is a popular face among chess fans worldwide. With one of the most successful chess streams on Twitch and a widely popular YouTube channel, Danya is a seasoned content creator. His deep understanding of the game and unparalleled ability to explain complex chess concepts to less experienced players are sure to make Chess.com's broadcasts even better!

Naroditsky is not only familiar to those on Twitch and YouTube. The American grandmaster has also been a regular contributor to Chess.com over the years. Naroditsky has written many entertaining and educative articles and authored a lesson on how to succeed in bullet and blitz. He has also commentated on many Chess.com events like the Junior Speed Chess Championship, Bullet Chess Championship, PogChamps, and more!

Danya was also the mind behind one of the most well-known episodes in PogChamps history. After the star streamer MoistCr1tikal checkmated xQc in only six moves, Cr1tikal stated that the secret to his success was Naroditsky's lessons. Cr1tikal revealed that Danya had predicted that exact line would happen and dubbed his coach as "The Prophet."

Chess.com's Chief Chess Officer, Daniel Rensch, provided the following comment:

"Daniel Naroditsky has long been a trailblazer in online chess, be it in streaming, in play, or in commentary. As a commentator, Daniel's passion for the game and dedication to sharing that passion with the audience is always apparent. We couldn't be happier to have him leading our commentary and to bring his passion for the game directly to the fans. Daniel will also play a major role in shaping the future of events on Chess.com, and we welcome him as an immediately impactful team member for Chess.com’s broadcast strategies.”

Daniel will also play a major role in shaping the future of events on Chess.com.

Don't forget to tune in to Chess.com/TV or our Twitch and YouTube channels to watch Naroditsky commentating on the 2021 Speed Chess Championship!

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