Jan-Krzysztof Duda

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Jan-Krzysztof Duda
Jan-Krzysztof Duda POLch 2014.jpg
Jan-Krzysztof Duda at the Polish Chess Championship in Warsaw, 2014
Country Poland
Born (1998-04-26) April 26, 1998 (age 19)
Kraków, Poland
Title Grandmaster (2013)
FIDE rating 2698 (September 2017)
Peak rating 2707 (July 2017)

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. This made him the second youngest grandmaster in the world at the time.[1]

Chess career[edit]

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 Krejci in the Olomouc Chess Summer tournament.[3]

In April 2013, he came first in the First Saturday GM tournament in Budapest.[4] 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.[5]

In August 2014, Duda played for the Polish team at the 41st Chess Olympiad in Tromsø, Norway, scoring 8.5/11 on board three.[6] In December 2014, he won the European Rapid Chess Championship[7] and took silver in the European Blitz Chess Championship,[8] both held in Wrocław, Poland.

In July 2015, Duda won the Lake Sevan round-robin tournament in Martuni, Armenia.[9] 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.[10][11]


  1. ^ "Jan-Krzysztof Duda: 15-year-old gains GM title". ChessBase. 2013-05-19. Retrieved 9 October 2015. 
  2. ^ "Mistrzostwa Polski Juniorow C18 May 2012 Poland". FIDE. Retrieved 27 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Olomouc Chess Summer 2012 - A1 September 2012 Czech Republic". FIDE. Retrieved 27 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "First Saturday GM March 2013 April 2013 Hungary". FIDE. Retrieved 27 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Exciting round 1 at the Chess World Cup 2013". Chessdom. 2013-08-13. Retrieved 27 January 2014. 
  6. ^ 41st Olympiad Tromso 2014 Open - Poland Chess-Results
  7. ^ "European Rapid Chess Championship 2014: Jan-Krzysztof Duda is the winner". Chessdom. 2014-12-21. Retrieved 8 October 2015. 
  8. ^ "European Blitz Chess Championship 2014: David Navara convincing winner". Chessdom. 2014-12-19. Retrieved 8 October 2015. 
  9. ^ Sagar Shah (2015-07-31). "Jan-Krzysztof Duda wins Lake Sevan 2015". ChessBase. Retrieved 8 October 2015. 
  10. ^ "Antipov and Buksa are 2015 World Junior Champions". Chessdom. 2015-09-15. Retrieved 8 October 2015. 
  11. ^ Sagar Shah (2015-09-21). "Antipov and Buksa are World Junior Champions". ChessBase. Retrieved 8 October 2015. 

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