David Navara, a Grand Master from Prague, was born on 27 March 1985. His world rating on 14 April 2007 was 2720 and this made him the best player in the country.
Navara's trainers were Vlastimil Jansa and Ludek Pachman. David Navar built is chess career very fast. He wan a number of world medals in the junior category. In 2001, soon after he got 16, he won 7 out of 9 team championships, and one year after he became the Grand Master, just three days prior to becoming 17 years old.
David Navara is the 2004, 2005, and 2010 Czech Republic champion.
He participated in the World Cup in 2005 but was beaten by Predrag Nikolic in the first round.
David Navara succeeded a lot during the 37th chess Olympics in 2006 he gained 8.5 scores out of 12 playing against the world class players.
David Navara participated in the World Cup in November 2007by beating Ivanov (USA) in the first round, but was beaten by Rublevski on tiebreaker in the second round.
He was invited to the Wijk aan Zee in 2007 and substitute Alexander Morozevich. He was called Navar Express and has the result of 50%, namely 6.5 scores out of 13.
Today, David Navara is studying in the Logic at the Charles University in Prague.