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Kacper Piorun
Number of games in database: 499
Years covered: 2006 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2612 (2636 rapid, 2644 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2665

Overall record: +140 -67 =165 (59.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 127 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (49) 
    B22 B33 B48 B45 B42
 Ruy Lopez (28) 
    C65 C67 C78 C80 C77
 English (27) 
    A15 A13 A11 A18 A10
 King's Indian Attack (20) 
 Caro-Kann (19) 
    B18 B13 B10 B16 B14
 French Defense (11) 
    C18 C03 C05 C16 C02
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (30) 
    C18 C03 C11 C02 C07
 King's Indian (23) 
    E94 E62 E90 E60 E82
 Sicilian (21) 
    B32 B30 B49 B33 B45
 Queen's Pawn Game (20) 
    D02 A45 A46 E10 A40
 Ruy Lopez (20) 
    C65 C78 C95 C84 C77
 Grunfeld (16) 
    D85 D80 D97 D78 D70
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   D Justo vs K Piorun, 2014 1/2-1/2
   K Piorun vs Abhimanyu Puranik, 2015 1-0
   K Piorun vs N E Povah, 2017 1-0
   Kramnik vs K Piorun, 2015 1/2-1/2
   K Piorun vs M Bartel, 2014 1-0
   K Piorun vs N Huschenbeth, 2018 1-0
   H Melkumyan vs K Piorun, 2017 0-1
   K Piorun vs R Rabiega, 2013 1-0
   K Piorun vs Harikrishna, 2016 1/2-1/2
   G Gajewski vs K Piorun, 2016 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Bundesliga 2015/16 (2015)
   MetLife Warsaw Najdorf Chess Festival (2017)
   Rilton Cup 2013/14 (2013)
   Cappelle-la-Grande (2014)
   European Team Championship (2017)
   Rilton Cup 2017/18 (2017)
   London Chess Classic (Open) (2014)
   World Junior Championship (2010)
   Wroclaw Chess Festival (2010)
   Bundesliga 2014/15 (2014)
   World Junior Championship (2011)
   Qatar Masters (2015)
   43rd Chess Olympiad (2018)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2017)
   European Individual Chess Championship (2018)

   🏆 43rd Chess Olympiad
   V S Gujrathi vs K Piorun (Oct-05-18) 1/2-1/2
   Bu Xiangzhi vs K Piorun (Oct-04-18) 1/2-1/2
   K Piorun vs Nakamura (Oct-03-18) 1-0
   H Melkumyan vs K Piorun (Oct-02-18) 1/2-1/2
   K Piorun vs Y Kryvoruchko (Sep-30-18) 1/2-1/2

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(born Nov-24-1991, 26 years old) Poland

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FM (2007); IM (2008); Problem Solving GM (2011); Problem Solving World Champion (2011) (1); GM (2012).

In August 2015 he won the Barcelona Open outright with 8.5/10. (2)

(1) &; Photo:; (2)

Wikipedia article: Kacper Piorun

 page 1 of 20; games 1-25 of 499  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. K Piorun vs M Brzeski  1-0502006POL-ch U16B22 Sicilian, Alapin
2. J Tomczak vs K Piorun  1-0442006POL-ch U16E54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
3. A Leniart vs K Piorun  ½-½402006POL-ch U16E94 King's Indian, Orthodox
4. K Piorun vs K Grycel  1-0312006Kochan mem 17thB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
5. K Piorun vs P Mickiewicz  1-0232006Kochan mem 17thB22 Sicilian, Alapin
6. K Piorun vs Z Wawrowski  1-0422006Polanica Zdroj op-AC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
7. K Piorun vs N Huschenbeth  ½-½55200717th EU-ch U16 BoysB61 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2
8. K Piorun vs M Grabarczyk  ½-½54200824th Voivoda CupD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
9. K Piorun vs A Dobrowolski  ½-½63200824th Voivoda CupB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
10. A V Sulypa vs K Piorun  ½-½25200824th Voivoda CupD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
11. O Wieczorek vs K Piorun  0-142200824th Voivoda CupB32 Sicilian
12. K Piorun vs D Arutinian  0-145200824th Voivoda CupB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
13. V Talla vs K Piorun  ½-½31200824th Voivoda CupC01 French, Exchange
14. K Urban vs K Piorun  0-166200824th Voivoda CupA45 Queen's Pawn Game
15. K Piorun vs V Sergeev  0-189200824th Voivoda CupB03 Alekhine's Defense
16. M Olszewski vs K Piorun  1-051200824th Voivoda CupE77 King's Indian
17. K Piorun vs Y Vovk  1-0442008Najdorf MemorialB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
18. K Piorun vs B Posedaru  1-0492008EU-ch U18 18thC42 Petrov Defense
19. T Burg vs K Piorun  1-0332008EU-ch U18 18thB12 Caro-Kann Defense
20. K Piorun vs G Froewis  1-0312008EU-ch U18 18thC18 French, Winawer
21. B Tereick vs K Piorun  0-1512008EU-ch U18 18thE90 King's Indian
22. K Piorun vs S Martinovic  1-0452008EU-ch U18 18thB33 Sicilian
23. I Chirila vs K Piorun  ½-½822008EU-ch U18 18thB32 Sicilian
24. K Piorun vs X Vila Gazquez  0-1732008EU-ch U18 18thB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
25. V Khojayan vs K Piorun  ½-½192008EU-ch U18 18thC13 French
 page 1 of 20; games 1-25 of 499  PGN Download
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  Tabanus: IM Kacper Piorun, Poland, born 24 November 1991. Now rated 2489,

FM in 2007. IM in 2008.

Played in European U18 Team Ch 2008 (board 3, team won) and 2009 (bd. 2, team ended no. 2).

Placed 8th in Rubinstein Memorial Open A (Poland) Aug. 2007, 9th in World U16 Ch 2007, 2nd in Najdorf Memorial B (Poland) 2-10 Aug. 2008, 9th in Rubinstein Open A 19-28 Aug. 2008, 6th in Voivoda Cup (Poland) 2008, 2nd in Krakow Open A 2008/09, 8th in Polish Ch Feb. 2009, 4th in Polish U18 Ch March 2009*, 13th in Wroclaw Open A (Poland) June 2009,

4th in Rubinstein Memorial Open A August 2009:,

3rd in World U18 Ch November 2009:

Biography: (in Polish)


*Won by <Arkadiusz Bebel> (not yet in cg database)

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  Tabanus: Winning with the French:

[Event "POL-ch 66th"]
[Site "Chotowa"]
[Date "2009.02.04"]
[Round "9"]
[White "Macieja, Bartlomiej"]
[Black "Piorun, Kacper"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "2607"]
[BlackElo "2464"]

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. f4 c5 6. Nf3 Nc6 7. Be3 a6 8. a3 cxd4 9. Nxd4 Bc5 10. Qd2 O-O 11. g3 Qc7 12. Bg2 Nxd4 13. Bxd4 Nb6 14. Ne2 Bd7 15. b3 Bb5 16. Bxc5 Qxc5 17. Nd4 a5 18. a4 Ba6 19. Bf1 Nd7 20. Bxa6 bxa6 21. O-O Nb8 22. Rf2 Rc8 23. Rd1 Nc6 24. Nxc6 Rxc6 25. Qe2 Rac8 26. Rd2 g6 27. g4 Qb6 28. Kg2 Rc3 29. Rf3 Qb4 30. h3 Rxf3 31. Kxf3 Qb6 32. Qe3 Rc5 33. f5 Qc6 34. f6 Rc3 35. Rd3 Rxd3 36. Qxd3 h6 37. Kf2 Qc5+ 38. Ke2 Qc7 39. Qxa6 Qxc2+ 40. Kf1 Qc1+ 41. Kg2 Qd2+ 42. Kf3 Qd1+ 43. Kg2 Qc2+ 44. Kg1 Qb1+ 45. Kh2 Qb2+ 46. Kh1 Qxe5 47. Qxa5 Qxf6 48. Kg2 Qb2+ 49. Kf1 Qxb3 50. Qd8+ Kg7 51. a5 Qf3+ 52. Ke1 Qe3+ 53. Kd1 d4 54. Qb6 e5 55. a6 e4 56. a7 Qg1+ 57. Kd2 e3+ 58. Kd3 Qf1+ 59. Kxd4 e2 60. Qa5 Qd1+ 61. Kc5 0-1

Feb-18-12  kia0708: I think he won the World Chess Solving Championship in 2012. Am I correct ?

Or was it John Nunn (England) ?

Sep-22-12  MarkThornton: Kacper won in 2011:

The 2012 event is taking place soon in Kobe, Japan. I don't know the precise date, it may have already taken place.

Sep-22-12  MarkThornton: Kacper is now a GM:
Sep-22-12  MarkThornton: MarkThornton: To be precise, he became a GM at solving chess problems in 2011: He then became a GM at playing the game in 2012. So, he has joined the rare group of double-GMs, before his 21st birthday! In fact, he may be the youngest ever double-GM!

Congrats, Kacper, on a fine achievement.

Sep-22-12  MarkThornton: Sorry, here's the correct link for the list of solving GMs:
Mar-04-14  BIDMONFA: Kacper Piorun

PIORUN, Kacper

Apr-14-16  ndg2: In the last year or so, Kacper is rising in the ranks pretty fast. He won the open internation bavarian chess championships for example. He has now ELO 2673.
Jul-20-16  WTHarvey: Here are 14 critical positions from the games of Kacper Piorun: What's the winning move?
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  Penguincw: Kacper Piorun wins the Czech Rapid Open with a score of 8/9.

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  Bratek: Do you know that PIORUN means
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