|Born|| 22 June 1977
|Peak rating||2682 (October 2008)|
Evgeniy Najer (Russian: Евгений Наер; born 22 June 1977 in Moscow) is a Russian chess Grandmaster and the current European champion. He is also one of the Russian women's national team's coaches.
He won the Cappelle-la-Grande Open of 2004 on tiebreak over Kaido Külaots, Artyom Timofeev, Zoltan Gyimesi, Sergey Grigoriants and Oleg Korneev. In the same year he tied for 1st-3rd with Michael Roiz and Leonid Gofshtein in the Ashdod Chess Festival. In 2007 he won the 3rd Moscow Open edging out on tiebreak Vasily Yemelin.
Najer won the World Open in Philadelphia consecutively in 2008 and 2009. He was one of the seconds of Gata Kamsky in his 2009 match against Veselin Topalov ("Challenger Match"). In July 2009, Najer won the strong rapid round-robin tournament, whose field included Boris Gelfand and Judit Polgar among others, of the Richard Riordan Chess Festival at the 18th Maccabiah Games. Soon afterwards, in the same month, he tied for first with Robert Fontaine in the Paleochora Open Tournament.
Najer is Jewish.