Grzegorz Gajewski

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Grzegorz Gajewski
Grzegorz Gajewski POLch 2014.jpg
Grzegorz Gajewski during the Polish Chess Championship in Warsaw, 2014
Country  Poland
Born (1985-07-19) 19 July 1985 (age 31)
Skierniewice, Poland
Title Grandmaster
FIDE rating 2634 (May 2017)
Peak rating 2659 (July 2014)

Grzegorz Gajewski (born 19 July 1985 in Skierniewice) is a Polish chess player who became Grandmaster in 2006.

He was a second to Viswanathan Anand in the World Chess Championship 2014 held in Sochi, Russia and has worked as Anand's second during several events since then.[1] A strong opening theoretician, Gajewski is probably most known in the chess world by the gambit move 10...d5!? in the Ruy Lopez opening which he introduced in July 2007 during a tournament in Pardubice.[2]

In 2011 he won the Cappelle-la-Grande Open.[3] In 2012 he won the 14th Open International de Sants, Hostafrancs i La Bordeta in Barcelona edging out on tiebreaks Aleksandr Rakhmanov, Emilio Cordova, Kevin Spraggett and Samuel Shankland, after all players scored 8 points from 10 games.[4][5] Gajewski won the Polish Chess Championship in 2015.[6]

Gajewski played for the Polish team in the Chess Olympiads of 2008 in Dresden, where he played on the fourth board scoring 6,5 points out of 10 games, and 2014 in Tromsø.[7] He also took part in the European Team Chess Championship in 2007, 2009, 2013 and 2015; Gajewski won the individual silver medal on board 3 in 2007.[8]

He is married to Woman Grandmaster Joanna Majdan-Gajewska.[9]


  1. ^ Peter Doggers (26 July 2016). "Anand's Second Grabs Spotlight: Gajewski Wins Najdorf Memorial". - Retrieved 2016-12-28. 
  2. ^ Brunello, Sabino (2009). Attacking the Spanish. Quality Chess. ISBN 978-1-906552-1-76. 
  3. ^ "Grzegorz Gajewski wins Cappelle La Grande 2011". Chessdom. Retrieved 8 March 2011. 
  4. ^ "Grzegorz Gaweski ha ganado el Abierto de Sants 2012" (in Spanish). Chessdom. 2012-08-29. Retrieved 26 December 2015. 
  5. ^ XIV Open Internacional de Sants, Hostafrancs i la Bordeta - Grup A Chess-Results
  6. ^ "Polish championships 2015". Europeran Chess Union. 2015-04-21. Retrieved 14 November 2015. 
  7. ^ Men's Chess Olympiads - Grzegorz Gajewski OlimpBase
  8. ^ European Men's team Chess Championship - Grzegorz Gajewski OlimpBase
  9. ^ "Bartel wins King's Gambit in Radom". ChessBase. 2011-06-03. Retrieved 10 November 2015. 

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