GM Evgeniy Najer

Full name
Evgeniy Yuryevich Najer
Born
Jun 22, 1977 (age 43)‎
Place of birth
Moscow, Russia
Federation
Russia
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Evgeniy Najer is a Russian grandmaster who became the European champion in 2015. In August 2017, he achieved his peak rating of 2707 and peak world ranking of 39. He’s had several open tournament wins, perhaps most notably back-to-back victories at the World Open in Philadelphia in 2008 and 2009. In July 2009, he topped a strong field that included GMs Boris Gelfand and Judit Polgar to win the Richard Riordan Chess Festival. Najer serves as a coach for the Russian women’s national team.

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