GM Daniel Naroditsky
Daniel Naroditsky is a Grandmaster, World Youth Under-12 Champion (2007), U.S. Junior Champion (2013), three-time U.S. Scholastic Champion, and author of two chess books.


  • Daniel was chosen for the 2014 Frank P. Samford Jr. Chess Fellowship

  • In this year's U.S. Chess League, Daniel will play on Board One for San Francisco's Mechanics Team. Watch the first match live on August 27th at For more information about the league, please click here

  • As's newest Friday columnist, Daniel posts weekly about everything from his personal chess journey to his latest strategic breakthroughs. Read them all here.

  • Beginning in June 2014, Daniel's endgame columns will appear in Chess Life Magazine. Daniel has replaced GM Pal Benko as the regular endgame columnist.

  • Daniel's books, Mastering Positional Chess: Practical Lessons of a Junior World Champion and Mastering Complex Endgames: Practical Lessons on Critical Ideas & Plans, are available for purchase. To order one or both books, please visit the Books page. If you would like an autographed copy, please e-mail Daniel directly. 
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