Jan-Krzysztof Duda
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Jan-Krzysztof Duda
Jan-Krzysztof Duda
Duda und Giri 2018 Dortmund (cropped).jpg
Jan-Krzysztof Duda at the 2018 Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting
Born (1998-04-26) 26 April 1998 (age 21)
Kraków, Poland
TitleGrandmaster (2013)
FIDE rating2729 (July 2019)
Peak rating2740 (August 2018)

Jan-Krzysztof Duda (born 26 April 1998) is a Polish chess grandmaster. A chess prodigy, he achieved his grandmaster title in 2013 at the age of 15 years and 21 days. He won the Polish Chess Championship in 2018. As of December 2018, he is the No. 1 ranked Polish player.[1]

Chess career

Duda won the World Youth Chess Championship in the under-10 category in 2008. In 2012 he won the Polish under-18 championship in Solina[2] and the European under-14 championship in Prague. In the same year, he tied for first with Jan Krej?í in the Olomouc Chess Summer tournament.[3]

Duda earned his international master title in 2012,[4] and was awarded his grandmaster title in 2013, at the age of 15 years and 21 days. This made him the second youngest grandmaster in the world at the time.[5] It also makes him the second youngest Polish grandmaster ever, after Dariusz ?wiercz. In April 2013, he came first in the First Saturday GM tournament in Budapest.[6] In August, he took part as a FIDE president nominee in the Chess World Cup 2013, where was eliminated in the first round by Vassily Ivanchuk.[7]

In August 2014, Duda played for the Polish team at the 41st Chess Olympiad in Tromsø, Norway, scoring 8.5/11 on board three.[8] In December 2014, he won the European Rapid Chess Championship[9] and took silver in the European Blitz Chess Championship,[10] both held in Wroc?aw, Poland.

In July 2015, Duda won the Lake Sevan round-robin tournament in Martuni, Armenia.[11] In September 2015, he finished equal first with Mikhail Antipov in the World Junior Chess Championship in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia, and received a silver medal after tiebreaks.[12][13]

In May 2018, Duda won the Polish Chess Championship with a score of 6½/9 (+4-0=5), a full point ahead of runner-up Kacper Piorun. He recorded victories over Piorun, Rados?aw Wojtaszek, Daniel Sadzikowski, and Aleksander Mi?ta.[14] In July 2018, he became the No. 1 ranked Polish player and the No. 1 ranked junior in the world, outstripping Wojtaszek and Wei Yi, respectively.[15][16] In July 2018, he competed in the 46th Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting, placing fourth with a score of 4/7 (+2-1=4).[17]

During the 2018 Chess Olympiad held in Batumi, Georgia, he defeated Vassily Ivanchuk and drew against Levon Aronian, Viswanathan Anand, Fabiano Caruana, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and Sergey Karjakin claiming fourth place overall with the Polish team.[18] In 2018, he reached the semi-finals of the Speed Chess Championship after beating Sergey Karjakin and Alexander Grischuk, eventually losing to Wesley So.[19]

In December 2018, Duda finished in second place in the World Blitz Chess Championship in Saint Petersburg scoring 16½/21 (+15-3=3), half a point behind the winner Magnus Carlsen.[20]

See also


  1. ^ "Standard Top 100 Players December 2018". Retrieved .
  2. ^ "Mistrzostwa Polski Juniorow C18 May 2012 Poland". FIDE. Retrieved 2014.
  3. ^ "Olomouc Chess Summer 2012 - A1 September 2012 Czech Republic". FIDE. Retrieved 2014.
  4. ^ 83rd FIDE Congress 2012, 27 Aug - 10 Sept, Istanbul, TUR FIDE
  5. ^ "Jan-Krzysztof Duda: 15-year-old gains GM title". ChessBase. 2013-05-19. Retrieved 2015.
  6. ^ "First Saturday GM March 2013 April 2013 Hungary". FIDE. Retrieved 2014.
  7. ^ "Exciting round 1 at the Chess World Cup 2013". Chessdom. 2013-08-13. Retrieved 2014.
  8. ^ 41st Olympiad Tromso 2014 Open - Poland Chess-Results
  9. ^ "European Rapid Chess Championship 2014: Jan-Krzysztof Duda is the winner". Chessdom. 2014-12-21. Retrieved 2015.
  10. ^ "European Blitz Chess Championship 2014: David Navara convincing winner". Chessdom. 2014-12-19. Retrieved 2015.
  11. ^ Sagar Shah (2015-07-31). "Jan-Krzysztof Duda wins Lake Sevan 2015". ChessBase. Retrieved 2015.
  12. ^ "Antipov and Buksa are 2015 World Junior Champions". Chessdom. 2015-09-15. Retrieved 2015.
  13. ^ Sagar Shah (2015-09-21). "Antipov and Buksa are World Junior Champions". ChessBase. Retrieved 2015.
  14. ^ Duda wins 1st Polish Championship Chess24
  15. ^ Federation Rankings - Poland FIDE
  16. ^ Administrator (1 July 2018). "Standard Top 100 Juniors July 2018". FIDE.
  17. ^ 46th Dortmund Sparkassen Chess-Meeting 2018 The Week in Chess
  18. ^ "PAIRINGS AND RESULTS". Retrieved .
  19. ^ "Speed Chess Championship 2018 - Oficjalne informacje". Retrieved .
  20. ^ "King Salman World Blitz Championship 2018 Open - Chess-Results.com". Retrieved .

External links

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