Radosław Wojtaszek during the Polish Chess Championship in Warsaw, 2014
|Full name||Radosław Wojtaszek|
13 January 1987 |
|FIDE rating||2746 (May 2015)
(No. 15 in the November 2014 FIDE World Rankings)
|Peak rating||2746 (May 2015)|
In 2009 Wojtaszek finished second in the Polish championship, shared second with Michael Roiz at the international tournament in Lublin and won the Najdorf memorial played in Warsaw. In 2009/10 he tied for 1st–5th with Eduardas Rozentalis, Pavel Ponkratov, Luke McShane and Igor Lysyj at the 39th Rilton Cup in Stockholm.
In January 2010 Wojtaszek finished again second in Polish championship. Wojtaszek won the 5th International Tournament of Polonia Wrocław played between the end of June and beginning of July 2010. He participated in the San Juan International tournament played in Pamplona during the end of July and beginning of August 2010 and scored 6½ points out of 9 games winning the tournament.
At the Chess Olympiad in Khanty Mansiysk, Wojtaszek played on the first board for Poland scoring 6 points in 9 games. In June 2011 he won the 9th Gyorgy Marx Memorial in Paks, Hungary. In December 2013 he took clear first with 6/7 in the 37th Zurich Christmas Open.
He has been one of the four seconds to former world chess champion Viswanathan Anand since his successful title defence match against Vladimir Kramnik in 2008, also assisting him in defending his title in 2010 against Veselin Topalov and in 2012 against Boris Gelfand.
In January 2015, Wojtaszek took part in Tata Steel Masters tournament held in Wijk aan Zee, finishing 9th out of 14 players. He scored 5.5/13 and was the only player to have defeated World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen as well as the world's second highest rated player, Fabiano Caruana.
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