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J Duda 
Jan-Krzysztof Duda
Number of games in database: 189
Years covered: 2008 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2610 (2560 rapid, 2675 blitz)
Overall record: +75 -35 =65 (61.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      14 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (40) 
    B92 B90 B47 B33 B42
 Ruy Lopez (16) 
    C65 C67 C95 C78 C72
 Sicilian Najdorf (13) 
    B92 B90 B98
 French Defense (9) 
    C11 C10 C18 C12
 Caro-Kann (8) 
    B18 B12 B17 B15
 French (7) 
    C11 C10 C12
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (19) 
    B90 B91 B52 B53 B51
 Sicilian Najdorf (12) 
    B90 B91 B92 B97
 Semi-Slav (7) 
    D43 D45 D47
 Catalan (7) 
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (6) 
    C95 C97 C98
 Ruy Lopez (6) 
    C95 C97 C98
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   J Duda vs I Beradze, 2014 1-0
   A Nadanian vs J Duda, 2014 1/2-1/2
   J Duda vs Y Kuzubov, 2014 1/2-1/2
   D Khismatullin vs J Duda, 2014 0-1
   J Duda vs B Bok, 2014 1/2-1/2
   J Duda vs I Cheparinov, 2014 1/2-1/2
   Wei Yi vs J Duda, 2014 1/2-1/2
   J Duda vs G Gaehwiler, 2014 1-0
   J Benitez Lozano vs J Duda, 2013 0-1
   K Piorun vs J Duda, 2012 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   World Junior Championship (2014)
   World Youth Championship (2012)
   French Team Championship (2015)
   Tata Steel (Group B) (2014)
   Chess Olympiad (2014)
   World Junior Championship (2013)
   Polish Championships (2012)
   European Team Championship (2013)
   Wroclaw Chess Festival (2010)
   Bundesliga 2014/15 (2014)
   World Junior Championship (2010)
   Qatar Masters (2014)
   European Individual Championships (2014)
   European Individual Championships (2013)
   European Individual Championship (2015)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   2010 WYCC (open) U-12 by gauer

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(born Apr-26-1998, 17 years old) Poland

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FM (2008); IM (2012); European Rapid Champion (2014).

Duda 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.

Jan-Krzysztof Duda was born in Krakow, Poland, learnt to play chess at the age of five and gained his FM title by winning the 2008 World U10 Championship that was held in Vung Tau, Vietnam. He competed, aged 12, in the World Junior Championship (2010) scoring 6.5/13, and in the World Youth Chess Championships 2010 (U12), placing 3rd with 8.5/11. He scored 4/7 in the 2010 European Rapid Championship and finished the year with 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 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 scored 5.5/9 coming =2nd behind the winner, Lithuanian GM Vidmantas 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. 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.

2012 was auspicious for Duda, as he scored a solid 4/9 at the Polish Championship and shortly afterwards, won the Polish U18 Championship, a point clear of the field with 7.5/9, thereby adding 40 Elo points to his rating. In July he scored 9/9 in the Polish Junior League and in August, he won the Olomouc Chess Summer 2012 - A1 in the Czech Republic (and a GM norm) before going on to win the U14 European Championship. In November 2012, he placed =3rd at the World U18 Championship held in Maribor in Slovenia, and in December 2012-January 2013 he scored 6/9 at the 23rd International Chess Festival held in Cracow, Poland, maintaining rating parity. In March 2013, he scored 8/9 at the 1st Saturday GM tournament, thereby picking up his 2nd GM norm. In April 2013, he scored 5/9 in the Polish Championship, narrowly missing his 3rd GM norm. In May 2013, he earned his 3rd GM norm at the European Individual Championships (2013), earning his GM title in the process. 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. Duda however received a seriously heavy weight consolation prize that month when he discovered he 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. Soon after, he scored a solid 8.5/13 to place =8th in the World Junior Championship (2013) and 8/11 in the World U18 Championship 2013 to place =3rd (8th on tiebreak).

2014 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. He competed in the European Individual Championships (2014) and scored 7/11 picking up another handful of points and also placed 3rd in the 2014 Polish Championship. In May, he played for Poland in the Mitropa Cup, and in the following month he and his team played an Olympic training match with Hungary. In July he participated in the Miguel Najdorf International Festival Group A, scoring 6/9, half a point from the lead. He played board 3 for Poland in the Chess Olympiad (2014), scoring an excellent 8.5/11, narrowly missing an individual medal. 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 October 2014, he competed in the World Junior Championship (2014) scoring 9.5/13, and placing =2nd. He was unlucky to miss a medal as he placed 4th on tiebreak. 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.

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.

Duda's highest rating to date was 2610 in May 2015, making him the #2 U18 in the world.

Photo of Duda is at:; Article by chessbase about Duda's acquisition of the GM title:

Last updated 30 May 2015

 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 189  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. J Duda vs S Kalvaitis  1-038 2008 Cracovia op AB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
2. K Kulon vs J Duda  ½-½73 2008 Cracovia op AC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
3. M Krzyzanowski vs J Duda  ½-½54 2008 Cracovia op AC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
4. Jaroslav Bures vs J Duda  ½-½57 2010 Wroclaw Chess FestivalC95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
5. J Duda vs B Bellahcene  1-041 2010 WYCC Open U12B33 Sicilian
6. D Dvirnyy vs J Duda  1-030 2010 World Junior ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
7. J Duda vs V Popov  ½-½34 2010 European Rapid ChampionshipC10 French
8. J Duda vs R Svane  1-043 2010 Wroclaw Chess FestivalC12 French, McCutcheon
9. J Duda vs M Nubairshah Shaikh  1-032 2010 WYCC Open U12B12 Caro-Kann Defense
10. B Hercules vs J Duda  0-146 2010 World Junior ChampionshipD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
11. M Krysztofiak vs J Duda  0-192 2010 European Rapid ChampionshipD03 Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation)
12. J Duda vs J Krejci  0-133 2010 Wroclaw Chess FestivalB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
13. Yi Ye Wang vs J Duda  0-136 2010 WYCC Open U12C54 Giuoco Piano
14. J Duda vs H Simonian  ½-½74 2010 World Junior ChampionshipB42 Sicilian, Kan
15. A Baryshpolets vs J Duda  1-041 2010 World Junior ChampionshipD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. Z Strzemiecki vs J Duda  1-054 2010 Wroclaw Chess FestivalC54 Giuoco Piano
17. K W Troff vs J Duda  1-060 2010 WYCC Open U12E04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
18. J Duda vs P Parol  1-055 2010 World Junior ChampionshipB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
19. J Duda vs K Jakubowski  ½-½35 2010 European Rapid ChampionshipB98 Sicilian, Najdorf
20. A Warakomska vs J Duda  0-159 2010 Wroclaw Chess FestivalB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
21. J Duda vs C Barros Rivadeneira  1-040 2010 WYCC Open U12C42 Petrov Defense
22. M Bobula vs J Duda  1-072 2010 World Junior ChampionshipD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
23. J Duda vs A Tari  ½-½27 2010 WYCC Open U12B32 Sicilian
24. J Duda vs S D Swapnil  ½-½67 2010 World Junior ChampionshipB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
25. J Duda vs K Bulski  ½-½46 2010 XXI Cracow OpenD85 Grunfeld
 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 189  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  technical draw: I have my doubts about this player.
Aug-17-10  hellopolgar: he is pretty good. his skill-level is definitely around 2400ish.

W Spoelman vs J Duda, 2010

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  technical draw: Hello, uh, <hellopolgar>. My post is just a play on words. "Duda" is doubt in Spanish.
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  waustad: After beating Artemiev yesterday he had another impressive win today, against the Gajek mentioned in his bio, in the European U14 Champs. He could be one to watch.
May-18-13  BIDMONFA: Jan-Krzysztof Duda

DUDA, Jan Krzysztof

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  twinlark: Congratulations to Jan-Krzystof Duda winning his GM title on top of his result at the European Championship this month. Just a few weeks after his 15th birthday, too.
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  twinlark: Nice photo of the new GM!
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  wordfunph: chessbse reports..

Jan-Krzysztof Duda: 15-year-old gains GM title

May-20-13  EvanTheTerrible: Congratulations.
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  notyetagm: Jan-Krzysztof Duda

<Duda however received a seriously heavy weight consolation prize that month when he discovered he was one of the President's nominees to the 2013 World Cup where he will face Vassily Ivanchuk in the first round.>

And now he awaits Chucky. ;-)

Aug-11-13  ketchuplover: draw!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  norami: There's a song that goes "duda, duda" numerous times and sometimes it goes, "oh dee duda day".
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  tpstar: The Camptown ladies sing this song
Duda, Duda
The Camptown racetrack's five miles long
Oh, de Duda day

Goin' to run all night
Goin' to run all day
I bet my money on the bob-tailed nag
Somebody bet on the bay

His breakout performance was "Duda, Where's My Car?"

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  norami: Why did they start one of his names with seven consonants? They MUST have been drunk.
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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.
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  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.

Nov-02-14  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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