Jan-Krzysztof Duda at the 2018 Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting
|Born||26 April 1998|
|FIDE rating||2729 (July 2019)|
|Peak rating||2740 (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.
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 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.
Duda earned his international master title in 2012, 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. 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. 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.
In August 2014, Duda played for the Polish team at the 41st Chess Olympiad in Tromsø, Norway, scoring 8.5/11 on board three. In December 2014, he won the European Rapid Chess Championship and took silver in the European Blitz Chess Championship, both held in Wroc?aw, Poland.
In July 2015, Duda won the Lake Sevan round-robin tournament in Martuni, Armenia. 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.
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. 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. In July 2018, he competed in the 46th Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting, placing fourth with a score of 4/7 (+2-1=4).
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. In 2018, he reached the semi-finals of the Speed Chess Championship after beating Sergey Karjakin and Alexander Grischuk, eventually losing to Wesley So.