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Jan-Krzysztof Duda
J Duda 
Number of games in database: 457
Years covered: 2008 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2724 (2715 rapid, 2687 blitz)

Overall record: +138 -50 =131 (63.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 138 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (61) 
    B92 B90 B47 B42 B33
 Ruy Lopez (24) 
    C65 C67 C95 C78 C92
 Sicilian Najdorf (21) 
    B92 B90 B94 B98
 French Defense (16) 
    C11 C10 C18 C03 C12
 Caro-Kann (15) 
    B18 B12 B17 B15
 Queen's Indian (10) 
    E12 E16 E17 E15
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (56) 
    B90 B53 B20 B51 B23
 Sicilian Najdorf (24) 
    B90 B91 B94 B95 B92
 Queen's Indian (15) 
    E15 E17 E12 E14
 Queen's Pawn Game (14) 
    A45 A50 A46 D02 D05
 Slav (14) 
    D11 D16 D12 D10 D14
 English (12) 
    A15 A13 A14
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   J Duda vs G Gajewski, 2016 1-0
   J Duda vs I Beradze, 2014 1-0
   J Duda vs Eljanov, 2017 1-0
   D Khismatullin vs J Duda, 2014 0-1
   R Hovhannisyan vs J Duda, 2015 0-1
   J Duda vs I Cheparinov, 2014 1/2-1/2
   Wei Yi vs J Duda, 2014 1/2-1/2
   J Duda vs K Bischoff, 2014 1-0
   J Duda vs Kuzubov, 2014 1/2-1/2
   A S Nadanian vs J Duda, 2014 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Lake Sevan (2015)
   World Junior Championship (2015)
   World Youth Championship (2012)
   World Junior Championship (2014)
   European Individual Chess Championship (2017)
   World Junior Championship (2013)
   Chess Olympiad (2014)
   Tata Steel Group B (2014)
   French Team Championship (2015)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2018)
   Qatar Masters (2015)
   World Junior Championship (2010)
   Chess Olympiad (2016)
   European Individual Championship (2015)
   European Individual Championship (2014)

   🏆 French Team Championship
   A Riazantsev vs J Duda (Jun-04-18) 1/2-1/2
   J Duda vs Kuzubov (Jun-03-18) 1-0
   J Duda vs Eljanov (Jun-01-18) 1-0
   S Maze vs J Duda (May-31-18) 1/2-1/2
   K Piorun vs J Duda (May-30-18) 0-1

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(born Apr-26-1998, 20 years old) Poland

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FM (2008); IM (2012); Grandmaster (2013); World U10 Champion (2008); European U14 Champion (2012); Polish U18 Champion (2012); European Rapid Champion (2014); Polish Champion (2018).


Jan-Krzysztof Duda was born in Krakow, Poland and learnt to play chess at the age of five.

Master norms

<International Master norms> Duda's gained his first IM norm in August 2011 at the 8th International Festival of Chess GM Tournament in Ostroda in Poland, a round robin event, where he scored 5.5/9, which was one point more than the minimum requirement for an IM norm. His 2nd IM norm came at the Polish Championship in February 2012 when he scored 4/9, the requisite score for the norm. In August 2012 he won his 3rd IM norm at the Olomouc Chess Summer 2012 - A1 where he scored 8.5/11, a full 2.5 points above the requisite amount for the IM norm, and a half point above the requisite for the GM norm, which he also acquired.

<Grandmaster norms> As mentioned above, Duda's first GM norm was at the Olomouc Summer event in 2012. His 2nd GM norm came at the First Saturday GM March 2013 where he scored 8/9, a point above the minimum requirement for the norm. His 3rd GM norm, a double, was gained at the 2013 European Championship where he scored the requisite 5.5/10. He thereby gained his GM title in 2013 at the age of 15 years and 21 days, becoming the second youngest GM in the world at the time after Wei Yi.


<Youth> He gained his FM title by winning the 2008 World U10 Championship that was held in Vung Tau, Vietnam. He placed 3rd with 8.5/11 in the World U12 Championship in 2010. In the 2011 European U14 Championship, he placed =2nd with 7/9 and in November 2011 he placed =4th (6th on tiebreak) in the U14 World Championship, losing the battle for first place in the last round by losing to the winner FM Kirill Alekseenko. Won the Polish U18 Championship 2012, a point clear of the field with 7.5/9 before going on to win the European U14 Championship of 2012. In November 2012, he placed =3rd at the World U18 Championship held in Maribor in Slovenia.

<Junior> He competed, aged 12, in the World Junior Championship (2010) scoring 6.5/13. In July he scored 9/9 in the Polish Junior League. He scored a solid 8.5/13 to place =8th in the World Junior Championship (2013). Placed =3rd (8th on tiebreak) with 8/11 in the World U18 Championship 2013. In October, he was =3rd at the World Junior Championship (2014) behind the winner Lu Shanglei and runner-up Wei Yi, and alongside Vladimir Fedoseev, ultimately placing 4th on tiebreak. In September 2015, Duda was runner-up to Mikhail Antipov in the World Junior Championship (2015). He had lead the tournament from rounds six until twelve, and coming into the final round, he drew his final game while Antipov won his game to level the point scores. Duda was relegated to second place on the narrowest of tiebreak margins.

<National> Duda he scored a solid 4/9 at the Polish Championship in 2012, bringing in his 2nd IM norm. In April 2013, he scored 5/9 in the Polish Championship, narrowly missing his 3rd GM norm. He placed 3rd in the 2014 Polish Championship.

<Continental> In May 2013, he earned his 3rd GM norm at the European Individual Championship (2013), earning his GM title in the process. He competed in the European Individual Championship (2014) and scored 7/11.

<World> Duda was one of the President's nominees to the World Cup (2013). There he played Vassily Ivanchuk in the first round, losing by 0.5-1.5 and exiting the tournament.

Standard Tournaments

<2010> 6.5/9 in the XXI International Chess Festival Cracovia 2010, Open A defeating both grandmasters he encountered, namely Ilmars Starostits and Vadim Shishkin.

<2011> The year started quietly but in the middle of the year, he hit a purple patch,scoring 8/9 in the Polish Junior League, 5.5/9 in the Miguel Najdorf International Chess Festival and especially in the 8th International Festival of Chess GM Tournament in Ostroda in August 2011, where he won his first IM norm by scoring 5.5/9 and placing =2nd behind the winner, Lithuanian GM Vidmantas Vaclovich Malisauskas, the only player to whom he dropped a game. He also picked up nearly 50 ELO for this result alone, and nearly 100 ELO for the September rating period, extending his rating lead by over 250 points ahead of the only other Polish U14 rated over 2000, Radoslaw Gajek.

<2012> In August, he won the Olomouc Chess Summer 2012 - A1 in the Czech Republic (and a GM norm). In December 2012-January 2013 he scored 6/9 at the 23rd International Chess Festival held in Cracow, Poland, maintaining rating parity.

<2013> In March 2013, he scored 8/9 at the 1st Saturday GM tournament, thereby picking up his 2nd GM norm.

<2014> The year started with Duda's inaugural participation in Tata. At the Tata Steel Group B (2014), he placed =6th with 7/13 (+5 -4 =4) picking up a handful of rating points. In July he participated in the Miguel Najdorf International Festival Group A, scoring 6/9, half a point from the lead.

<2015> In July, he won the category 15 Lake Sevan round robin event with 6/9, half a point clear of outright second-placed David Anton Guijarro.

Team events

Strong results in the Czech and Polish Leagues temporarily pushed him to top ranking of his age group in the world although a subsequent stellar performance by Artemiev eclipsed him for the top ranking for July 2013. In May 2014 , he played for Poland in the Mitropa Cup, and in the following month he and his team played an Olympic training match with Hungary. He represented the Poland 2 team in the European Team Championship (2013). He also played board 2 for Poland in the European U18 Team Championship, winning team gold and individual silver, and board 1 for Poland at the 2014 Mitropa Cup. In the 2014-15 season, Duda played top board for the Hamburger SK club in the Bundesliga, his team placing 11th out of 16. He played for the TJ Tatran Litovel club in the Czech Extraliga from 2012-13 to 2014-15, helping his team to a bronze medal finish in the 2012-13 season when he played board 5, scoring an above rating result of 4/7. He played board 3 for Poland in the Chess Olympiad (2014), scoring an excellent 8.5/11, narrowly missing an individual medal.


He scored 4/7 in the 2010 European Rapid Championship. He rounded out 2014 with an excellent results at the European Blitz Championship, scoring 17/22 and placing 2nd behind Navara and 1st in the European Rapid Championship with 9.5/11.


Duda's highest rating to date was 2645 in September 2015. His results in the World Junior Championship of 2015 have lifted him into the top 100 for the first time.

Article by chessbase about Duda's acquisition of the GM title:

Wikipedia article: Jan-Krzysztof Duda

Last updated: 2018-05-31 05:02:48

 page 1 of 19; games 1-25 of 464  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. K Kulon vs J Duda  ½-½732008Cracovia op AC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
2. J Duda vs S Kalvaitis  1-0382008Cracovia op AB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
3. M Krzyzanowski vs J Duda  ½-½542008Cracovia op AC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
4. J Duda vs J Zeberski ½-½462010Wroclaw Chess FestivalC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
5. A Warakomska vs J Duda  0-1592010Wroclaw Chess FestivalB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
6. Jaroslav Bures vs J Duda  ½-½572010Wroclaw Chess FestivalC95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
7. J Duda vs J Krejci  0-1332010Wroclaw Chess FestivalB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
8. J Duda vs L Solys  0-1682010Wroclaw Chess FestivalB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
9. M Bartel vs J Duda  ½-½382010Wroclaw Chess FestivalA04 Reti Opening
10. Z Strzemiecki vs J Duda  1-0542010Wroclaw Chess FestivalC54 Giuoco Piano
11. J Duda vs R Svane  1-0432010Wroclaw Chess FestivalC12 French, McCutcheon
12. T Fodor Jr vs J Duda  ½-½582010World Junior ChampionshipA06 Reti Opening
13. J Duda vs Mads Andersen  ½-½512010World Junior ChampionshipB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
14. M Bobula vs J Duda  1-0722010World Junior ChampionshipD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
15. J Duda vs H Simonian  ½-½742010World Junior ChampionshipB42 Sicilian, Kan
16. D Dvirnyy vs J Duda  1-0302010World Junior ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
17. J Duda vs T Anton 0-1752010World Junior ChampionshipB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
18. J Gora vs J Duda  ½-½422010World Junior ChampionshipB20 Sicilian
19. J Duda vs P Parol  1-0552010World Junior ChampionshipB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
20. B Hercules vs J Duda  0-1462010World Junior ChampionshipD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
21. J Duda vs B Akkozov  1-0312010World Junior ChampionshipB60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
22. W Spoelman vs J Duda 0-1522010World Junior ChampionshipD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
23. J Duda vs S D Swapnil  ½-½672010World Junior ChampionshipB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
24. A Baryshpolets vs J Duda  1-0412010World Junior ChampionshipD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. Dachey Lin vs J Duda  0-1472010WYCC Open U12D31 Queen's Gambit Declined
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  alexmagnus: Krzysztof is actually quite a popular Polish name. Polish version of Christopher.

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  Phony Benoni: See also:
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  norami: <Phony Benoni> Hmmm. Looks like there are a lot of Krzysztofs. Sort of like "strengths" which seems normal in English.
May-23-14  waustad: He's playing top board on the Polish team at the Mitropa Cup this year. The team is extremely young, with only one player older than 18. Games start today at 15:00 CET.
Aug-09-14  greed and death: He's having a monster tournament at the Tromsų Olympiad. 5/6 so far.
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  OhioChessFan: <twinlark: Nice photo of the new GM!>

Not to mention the cute photobomber.

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  zanzibar: <OCF> Karjakin has a similar problem.

Sergey Karjakin

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  Penguincw: Happy 17th birthday to young GM Jan-Krzysztof Duda!
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  cro777: At the French Team Championship (Top 12) Duda plays for the chess club from Bois-Colombes, a commune in the northwestern suburbs of Paris, France.

In Round 1, starting today at 16:00, on board 1 Duda as Black meets GM Wesley So.

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  Penguincw: Jan-Krzysztof Duda wins the Lake Sevan (2015) with a score of 6/9 (+4,-1,=4). He entered the last round tied with David Anton Guijarro, but Anton Guijarro lost his game, while Duda drew his.
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  Penguincw: Duda is cruising through the World Junior Championship, as in R7/13, he defeated co-leader Jorden van Foreest, and now leads with 6/7. He is also #94 on the live ratings list.
Sep-14-15  Everett: World Junior Champ at 17 years old. Congratulations!
Sep-16-15  Fish55: <Everett> Not quite. Antipov took first on tiebreaks. Bad luck for Duda; he played all of the top competitors but a couple of his early round opponents had sub-par results.
Sep-18-15  Everett: Oh, really?! Wow, did not know that.
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  offramp: Cool that he has 8 consonants in a row in his first name.
Dec-23-15  fisayo123: Good luck against the WC.
Sep-19-16  waustad: It's amazing how much people that young change in a few years. Here is an article about winning the best game prize for the Bundesliga:
Sep-19-16  waustad: Here is a link to that game here: J Duda vs G Gajewski, 2016
Oct-28-16  Abdel Irada: ∞

<norami: <Phony Benoni> Hmmm. Looks like there are a lot of Krzysztofs. Sort of like "strengths" which seems normal in English.>

It's my impression that "Krzysztof" is Polish for "Christopher," meaning "Christ bearer." (Although I suppose that bearing Christ would require some strength.)

Oct-28-16  Abdel Irada: ∞

<zanzibar: <OCF> Karjakin has a similar problem.

Sergey Karjakin>


Feb-28-17  fisayo123: He hasn't played any classical tournaments for a pretty long time. I hope everything is ok with him.
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  whiteshark: <fisayo123: He hasn't played any classical tournaments for a pretty long time.>

He won <Torneig Magistral Ciutat de Barcelona> together with David Anton Guijarro at the end of Nov 16.

He also played rapid tournaments in Dec 16 and Febr 17.

If I had to guess, considerung his age, he's probably preparing his <high-school diploma>... Good Luck!

<I hope everything is ok with him.> Me, too!

Jun-15-17  fisayo123: Well he's on a break from school and now rated above 2700. His next tournament is the World Team Championships futuring other young stars like Wei Yi, Fedoseev, Tari, Karthikeyan and Xiong.
Jun-15-17  Imran Iskandar: Congratulations to GM Duda for crossing 2700 for the first time!

May well be a future elite player.

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  Bratek: Congratulations!
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