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D Swiercz 
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Dariusz Swiercz
Number of games in database: 385
Years covered: 2001 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2611 (2609 rapid, 2601 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2654
Overall record: +149 -71 =122 (61.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      43 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (37) 
    B32 B47 B33 B90 B42
 Ruy Lopez (25) 
    C78 C65 C67 C80 C61
 King's Indian (16) 
    E98 E94 E91 E63 E61
 Nimzo Indian (14) 
    E41 E40 E56 E21 E47
 English (12) 
    A15 A17 A10 A13 A16
 Queen's Pawn Game (8) 
    A45 D02 A40 A41
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (71) 
    B90 B97 B92 B43 B48
 Sicilian Najdorf (37) 
    B90 B97 B92 B96 B91
 Queen's Gambit Declined (15) 
    D38 D31 D06 D30
 Nimzo Indian (14) 
    E46 E59 E32 E47 E54
 English (13) 
    A10 A13 A15 A17 A16
 French Defense (12) 
    C11 C05 C12 C00
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   D Swiercz vs A Leniart, 2012 1-0
   D Swiercz vs Hoang Thanh Trang, 2013 1-0
   D Swiercz vs I Caspi, 2011 1-0
   S L Ivanov vs D Swiercz, 2010 0-1
   K Lie vs D Swiercz, 2014 0-1
   D Swiercz vs S Vidit, 2008 1/2-1/2
   D Swiercz vs J Gallagher, 2013 1-0
   V Zvjaginsev vs D Swiercz, 2013 0-1
   P Van Hoolandt vs D Swiercz, 2012 0-1
   D Swiercz vs K Ambartsumova, 2012 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   World Junior Championships (2011)
   World Youth Championship (2012)
   World Junior Championship (2010)
   Tata Steel (Group C) (2011)
   French Team Championship (2013)
   Chigorin Memorial (2012)
   European Team Championship (2013)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2013)
   Chess Olympiad (2012)
   12th European Individual Championship (2011)
   European Individual Championships (2014)
   48th World Junior Championship (2009)
   European Individual Championships (2010)
   World Junior Championship (2008)
   European Individual Championship (2008)

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DARIUSZ SWIERCZ
(born May-31-1994, 20 years old) Poland

[what is this?]
World U18 Champion (2012). Born in Tarnowskie Góry, Dariusz learned chess at 3, was an FM by 2004, an IM in 2008, and a GM in 2009 at the age of 14 years 7 months and 29 days.

Championships

<Youth> Polish U10 champion 2002; European U9 champion 2003; 3rd in the U10 European Boys championship; Polish U12 champion 2005 and 2006; Polish U14 champion 2007; European Union U14 champion 2007; and in November 2012, he won the 2012 World U18 Championship

<Junior (U20)> 2nd at the 17th European Youth Championship 2007; 3rd in the 2008 World Youth Championship U14; and 3rd in the World Junior Championship (2010). He won the World Junior Championships (2011) on count back from Robert Hovhannisyan, both scoring 10.5/13. As World Junior Champion of 2011, he qualified to play in the World Cup 2013.

<World> He defeated Russian GM Vadim Zvjaginsev in the first round of the World Cup (2013) but was eliminated from the Cup by Russian GM Alexander Grischuk in the second round.

Tournaments

His best results were 2nd in the Zabranska Jesien 2004; 1st in the Polonia Club Tournament; 1st at the Zabrzanskie Lato 2006; 1st in the City of Sydney Championship in 2007; =4th in the 2007 Crakovia Open; 2nd in the Marianske Lazne 2008 - GM (A1) tournament; 6.5/11 in the 9th European Individual Championships 2008; =2nd at the 44th Rubinstein Memorial. He was =3rd in the World Junior Championship (2010) and won the Cultural Village Tournament 2010 with 7/10, thereby gaining an invitation to the Tata Steel (Group C) (2011) event at Wijk aan Zee (formerly Corus), where he came =4th with 7.5/13. He scored 6.5/9, one point off the lead in the powerful 2010 Chigorin Memorial in St Petersburg defeating GM Dmitry Bocharov and losing only to GM Denis Khismatullin. In 2011, he has come =4th in the Polish Championship, scored 6/11 in the 12th European Individual Championship (2011), and come =1st alongside compatriot Tomasz Markowski in the Miguel Najdorf International Chess Festival in Warsaw. He also scored 7/10 in the International Open in Barcelona held in August 2011 and 6/9 at the International Bavarian Open in October.

The beginning of 2012 was slow for Swiercz, scoring only 3/9 at the Moscow Open D and shedding 18 rating points, but he has made up lost ground in the 2011-12 Czech Extraliga, in the 13th European Individual Championship (2012) where he scored 6/11, the IV International Grandmasters' Tournament the Lublin Union Memorial (3/5), and at the Golden Sands (2012) (6.5/9). He represented Poland on board 4, scoring 7/10 (TPR 2705) and placing 5th overall on that board. He scored 6.5/9 at the Chigorin Memorial (2012), adding a few points to his ratings card but then lost a few points with a slightly under-strength 6.5/10 result at Tradewise Gibraltar (2013). He placed =2nd in the Biel Open (Masters division) in July 2014, a point behind the winner, Baskaran Adhiban. He was =4th at the 13th World University Chess Championship held in August 2014 in Poland.

Team events

Swiercz helped his team TJ Tatran Litovel to 3rd place in the 2012/13 season of the Czech Extraliga with a personal tally of 2.5/4. He played with KSz Polonia Wrocław in the 2013 season of the Polish Ekstraliga and top board for the team Rueil Malmaison in the French Top 12 League in 2013 where he scored 7.5/11 picking up enough rating points to have him knocking on the door of the world's top 100 (July 2013). He scored 7/12 in the 2013 season of the Turkish League, and thereby won enough rating points to enter the top 100 (at #99) for the first time. He is currently playing with SK Turm Emsdetten in 2013-14 Bundesliga.

Rating and ranking

As of 1 September 2014, Swiercz's rating was 2615 making him the #13 Junior (U20) in the world and #7 player in Poland overall. His rapid and blitz ratings are 2609 and 2601 respectively.

Sources and references

Photo>: http://www.bidmonfa.com/swiercz_dar...; ICC: daro94; Wikipedia article: Dariusz %C5%9Awiercz


 page 1 of 16; games 1-25 of 385  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. V Kulakov vs D Swiercz  1-073 2001 EYCC B10D02 Queen's Pawn Game
2. D Swiercz vs W So 1-073 2003 Wch U10B33 Sicilian
3. M Tazbir vs D Swiercz  1-026 2005 6th European Individual ChampionshipB41 Sicilian, Kan
4. Ftacnik vs D Swiercz  1-029 2005 6th European Individual ChampionshipD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
5. D Swiercz vs H Asauskas  0-159 2005 6th European Individual ChampionshipC44 King's Pawn Game
6. D Swiercz vs A Shomoev  ½-½32 2005 6th European Individual ChampionshipB54 Sicilian
7. M Ondozi vs D Swiercz  ½-½35 2005 6th European Individual ChampionshipB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
8. D Swiercz vs M Bakalarz 0-124 2005 6th European Individual ChampionshipC02 French, Advance
9. Robson vs D Swiercz  1-040 2005 Wch U12B42 Sicilian, Kan
10. W Moranda vs D Swiercz  1-035 2005 6th European Individual ChampionshipB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
11. D Swiercz vs M Narmontas  1-050 2008 World Junior ChampionshipA09 Reti Opening
12. I Chirila vs D Swiercz  1-047 2008 EU-ch U18 18thB32 Sicilian
13. D Swiercz vs T Kotanjian  1-037 2008 European Individual ChampionshipB44 Sicilian
14. T Kantans vs D Swiercz  0-144 2008 Open 14-wyccA15 English
15. R Mamedov vs D Swiercz  1-058 2008 World Junior ChampionshipB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
16. T Burg vs D Swiercz  0-169 2008 EU-ch U18 18thB32 Sicilian
17. P Maletin vs D Swiercz  0-154 2008 European Individual ChampionshipA10 English
18. D Swiercz vs J E Garcia  1-045 2008 Open 14-wyccB07 Pirc
19. N Paikidze vs D Swiercz  0-137 2008 World's Youth StarsA40 Queen's Pawn Game
20. Le Quang Liem vs D Swiercz  ½-½58 2008 World Junior ChampionshipA81 Dutch
21. K Akshayraj vs D Swiercz  1-040 2008 World Junior ChampionshipA45 Queen's Pawn Game
22. N V Pedersen vs D Swiercz  0-159 2008 Cracovia op AA80 Dutch
23. D Swiercz vs I Rozum  1-062 2008 EU-ch U18 18thA10 English
24. R Buhmann vs D Swiercz  ½-½70 2008 European Individual ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
25. D Swiercz vs U Bajarani  ½-½63 2008 Open 14-wyccA09 Reti Opening
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-13-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: GM Dariusz Swiercz, Poland, born 31 May 1994. Current rating 2493, http://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml?...

Regarding the 2500 rating requirement, he may have benefited from FIDE handbook's 1.52a, ”Such a rating need not be published. It can be obtained in the middle of a rating period, or even in the middle of a tournament.“

IM in 2008. GM in 2009. Polish youth champion. ICC: daro94

European Union U14 champion 2007:
http://www.chess-results.com/tnr732...

European U14 vice champion in 2007. Placed 3rd in the World U14 Ch 2008: http://chess-results.com/tnr15978.a...

Biography:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darius...
http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darius... (in Polish)

Pictures:
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_4OFxuVR4k... http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...

May-20-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: 10th today in the II Lublin Union Memorial (Poland) 9-18 May 2010:

http://www.chess-results.com/tnr322...

Jun-23-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  twinlark: Hi Tabanus! These teenage GM prodigies are springing up like weeds these days! There were five in the twentieth century younger than Bobby Fischer, and nearly twenty in the decade since.
Aug-06-10  BIDMONFA: Dariusz Swiercz

SWIERCZ, Dariusz
http://www.bidmonfa.com/swiercz_dar...
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Aug-06-10  polarmis: He's started with 3/3 at the World Junior Chess Championship. It'll be interesting to see if he can push on now from the 2500 mark - in a recent interview the President of the Polish Chess Federation outlined Darek's new sponsorship program funded by Microsoft: http://www.chessintranslation.com/2...
Aug-18-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: Placed 3rd in World Junior Ch (Poland) 2-17 August 2010:

http://www.chessarbiter.to.pl/turni...

Nov-23-10  slomarko: Interesting game today by Swiercz:

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be3 Ng4 7. Bc1 Nf6 8. f3 e6 9. Be3 h5 10. Qd2 Nbd7 11. Be2 b5 12. O-O Bb7 13. Rad1 b4 14. Na4 d5 15. exd5 Nxd5 16. Bf2 Qc7 17. Bg3 Qa5 18. c4 bxc3 19. Nxc3 Nxc3 20. bxc3 Rd8 21. Bh4 Be7 22. Bxe7 Kxe7 23. Kh1 Nf6 24. Qb2 Ba8 25. Nb3 Rb8 26. c4 Qb4 27. Qe5 Rhd8 28. Qc7+ Ke8 29. c5 Bd5 30. Bxa6 Ra8 31. Be2 Rxa2 32. Nd4 Qb8 33. Bb5+ Kf8 34. Qxb8 Rxb8 35. Rfe1 Rc8 36. c6 Ne8 37. Ra1 Rd2 38. Red1 Rxd1+ 39. Rxd1 Nc7 40. Bf1 Rb8 41. Kg1 Rb2 42. h4 Ke7 43. Kh2 g6 44. Kg3 Kd6 45. Rc1 e5 46. Nc2 Rb3 47. Ne1 Rb6 48. Nd3 Bxc6 49. Re1 f6 50. Rd1 Bd5 51. Nf2 Ke6 52. Bd3 f5 53. Rc1 Ne8 54. Nh3 Nf6 55. Rc7 Kd6 56. Rg7 Kc5 57. Kh2 Kd4 58. Bf1 Ne8 59. Re7 Re6 60. Rd7 Rd6 61. Ra7 Nf6 62. Ra4+ Ke3 63. Ra3+ Kd2 64. Rd3+ Ke1 65. Kg1 e4 66. Rd4 Rb6 67. Nf4


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black position is already a bit dangerous, he should have moved the bishop somewhere instead.... 67...gf3?? is already losing. 68. gxf3 Bxf3 69. Be2!


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no defense 69...Bxe2 70.Ng2#

Nov-24-10  slomarko: Dariusz won the Cultural Village tournament and qualified for the Corus C tournament. Congratulations!

http://www.chess.co.uk/twic/chessne...

Nov-26-10  polarmis: Thanks, Slomarko - I'd actually seen the first few rounds of this tournament and then forgotten about it (after three draws I thought the chances of him reaching Wijk were slim). Anyway, I've now written a bit about Świercz at the bottom of this post: http://www.chessintranslation.com/2...

It's funny that in the final round Darek's trainer beat the other player who could have finished first!

Nov-26-10  slomarko: polarmis, very good article! I have followed the tournament and I have to say that Darek was a bit lucky. For example in the game against that Indian guy he was a pawn down and I think close to losing at one point but managed to save it. In the last round his position also looked a bit suspect to me. But anyway he never lost faith and fought on and as for everything in life in chess you need a bit of luck :D
Feb-15-11  polarmis: Nice game today at the Polish Championship today: http://www.mp2011.pl/node/421


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Marcel Kanarek has just played 21. Nc3. The combination that Swiercz plays isn't hard to see, but just glancing at the position you wouldn't really expect the c3-knight to be taken by the h6-rook in only 3 moves!

Aug-08-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  notyetagm: Dariusz Swiercz

Can you recall what issue of CT you wrote of the ending to the game <Swiercz-Burg Cultural Village Tournament 2010>?

Reply
Jeff Hall to Alexander
show details Jan 17
The game was played in late November 2010.

<It's the great self-blocking 69 Bf1-e2! Bf3xBe2 70 Nf4-g2#.> I cannot find it in my issues of Chess Today.

If yoo don't have time, it's no problem. I was just hoping that you had a faster way of searching back issues then I did.

Thanks

Aug-15-11  TugasKamagong: Finished in a tie with Hovhannisyan, but winner after the tiebreak. Great show, 2011 WJC in Chennai. Congratulations, Darek!
Aug-15-11  siamesedream: Congrats to Darek for winning Gold!
Aug-15-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  twinlark: Well done and congratulations on winning the World Junior Championship.
Aug-15-11  uribe: Congratulations! Please post a picture of the newly crowned world junior champion.
Feb-25-12  Penguincw: Dariusz Swiercz won today with a slick combination.

Swiercz-Leniart
60.Bd4!
Black to move.


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The last move is a fork with the bishop and rook. If 60...Bxd4 then 61.b8=Q g1=Q Rxg1 Rxg1...


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and it's a win...

ENDGAME STATS

KQP vs. KRBP

Superior (White) 43.6%
Draw: Happens 56.4%


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less than half of the time. This is someone rated lower than you, and you have white. It has to be a win. Plus, you're at -1.

Instead, what was played was 60...g1=Q 61.Rxg1 Rxg1 62.Bxe5 1-0.


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Brilliant! Very natural is to grab the rook, but I can't say it's a win.

ENDGAME STATS

KBPP vs. KBP

Superior (White): 48.4%
Draw: Happens 51%
Inferior (Black): 0.6%

Endgame Explorer: BPP vs BP

However, grabbing the bishop is winning. The rook can not sac itself for the pawn, because the king covers b1 and the black pawn stops black from getting to g8.

Also, checks can only last very long.

62...Rg2+ 63.Kb3 and black can not check on g3 because of the bishop.

Lastly, black can not even gain the a3 pawn because a1 and g3 are both covered.

ENDGAME STATS

KQBP vs. KRP

One example: V Takhtarov vs V Vepkhvishvili, 1970

The superior side (in that game black) eventually won. :)

May-31-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  ketchuplover: Happy birthday young man :)
Aug-25-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  notyetagm: D Swiercz vs T Burg, 2010

69 ?


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69 Bf1-e2!! with the idea Rd4-d1#! <<interpose: f3->d1@e2+f4>


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69 ... Bf3xBe2 <self-block: e2-flight>


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70 Nf4-g2# <deflection: g2-sq>


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Swiercz's 69 Bf1-e2!! is a -stupendously- brilliant move.

What does it do?

1) <INTERFERENCE>: it <CLOSES THE LINE> of the <DEFENDING> Black f3-bishop to the critical d1-sq to threaten the <SNAP MATE> 70 Rd4-d1# while also putting the <UNPROTECTED> Black f3-bishop <EN PRISE>.

2) <SELF-BLOCK>: 69 ... Bf3xBe2 results in the light-squared Black bishop <BLOCKING> the important <FLIGHT SQUARE> e2-flight of the Black e1-king, leaving His Majesty <STALEMATED>.

3) <DEFLECTION>: the Black f3-bishop cannot <PROTECT> the e2-flight and also <PROTECT> the g2-checking sq.

Brilliant move by Swiercz at a clutch time: winning this game won the <2010 CULTURAL VILLAGE TOURNAMENT> for Swiercz, earning him a spot in the <2011 TATA STEEL C> group.

Tata Steel (Group C) (2011)/Dariusz Swiercz

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