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Radoslaw Wojtaszek
Number of games in database: 712
Years covered: 1996 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2733 (2684 rapid, 2743 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2734
Overall record: +216 -73 =288 (62.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      135 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Slav (48) 
    D12 D15 D10 D11 D18
 King's Indian (41) 
    E62 E60 E92 E97 E94
 Queen's Gambit Declined (36) 
    D31 D38 D37 D30 D35
 Grunfeld (31) 
    D97 D72 D85 D94 D76
 Nimzo Indian (27) 
    E21 E53 E20 E38 E55
 Queen's Indian (24) 
    E15 E12 E17 E13
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (134) 
    B90 B92 B51 B22 B84
 Sicilian Najdorf (77) 
    B90 B92 B96 B94 B91
 Queen's Pawn Game (38) 
    E10 A45 A46 E00 D02
 Nimzo Indian (32) 
    E21 E47 E32 E34 E20
 Caro-Kann (26) 
    B12 B17 B14 B10 B16
 English (18) 
    A15 A18 A13 A10 A14
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   R Wojtaszek vs E Sharapov, 2001 1-0
   Shirov vs R Wojtaszek, 2006 0-1
   R Wojtaszek vs Short, 2012 1/2-1/2
   A Volokitin vs R Wojtaszek, 2007 0-1
   Nakamura vs R Wojtaszek, 2010 0-1
   R Wojtaszek vs Sasikiran, 2009 1-0
   R Wojtaszek vs Radjabov, 2012 1-0
   Topalov vs R Wojtaszek, 2011 1/2-1/2
   Nisipeanu vs R Wojtaszek, 2011 0-1
   R Wojtaszek vs Hracek, 2011 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Wroclaw Chess Festival (2010)
   Gyorgy Marx Memorial IX (2011)
   Polish Championship (2010)
   12th European Individual Championship (2011)
   French Team Championship (2014)
   Lausanne Young Masters (2006)
   Kolkata Open (2012)
   Polish Championships (2012)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)
   41st World Junior Championships (2002)
   Chess Olympiad (2012)
   European Club Cup (2013)
   European Individual Championships (2007)
   6th European Individual Championship (2005)
   2008 Olympiad (2008)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Wojtaszek by slomarko

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RADOSLAW WOJTASZEK
(born Jan-13-1987) Poland

[what is this?]
Born in Elbląg, Poland. He was one of Viswanathan Anand 's seconds during both the 2008 and 2010 World Championship matches and is Poland's top player.

Aged based tournaments:

In 2001, Wojtaszek won the Polish U14 championship. In 2002, he was =1st (2nd on tiebreak) with Zbigniew Pakleza in the Polish Boys U16 championship in Bartkowa, and equal first (2nd on tiebreak) with Krzysztof Jakubowski in the Polish U20 championship later that year. In 2003, he came equal first (2nd on countback) to Grzegorz Gajewski at the Polish U18 championship, and finished the year with second behind Mateusz Bartel in the U18 European Championship. In 2004, he won the Polish U20 championship with 8/11, 1.5 points clear of the field, and <then> won the Polish U18 championship with 9.5/11, a point clear of the field. In 2005, He won the Polish U20 championship.

Wojtaszek came =3rd with 7/10 in the 2001 World U14 championship. He was runner up to Levan Pantsulaia in the World U16 championship in 2002, and scored 7.5/13 in the World Junior at the end of that year. In 2003, he came =4th with 8/11 at the World U16 Championship in Greece in 2003. In 2004, he was 5th in the European U18 championship before winning the 2004 U-18 World Youth Chess Championship and coming 4th in the World Junior Championship in Cochin, India. In 2005, he was =1st (second on countback) with Ildar Khairullin at the U18 world championship at Belfort.

Classical Tournaments:

Wojtaszek’s first serious result in International chess came at the 38th Akiba Rubinstein Open in July 2001, when he scored 7/10, one point behind the joint leaders, although he did well to score 5.5/9 at the Jantar Baltyku Open. Shortly afterwards he took first place with 8/11 at the Prerov 2001 IM tournament in the Czech Republic. In 2002, he finished the year with a strong showing at the Cracovia Open, scoring 6/9, a point behind the joint leaders. In 2004, he came 4th in the Friendship Grandmaster Tournament in the Czech Republic, =3rd in the XIII International Chess Festival Open (B) in Poznan and won the Cracovia Open with 7.5/9. In 2005, he won both the Polish U20 championship and the powerful Polish Chess Championship in 2005 with 9.5/13, ahead of Bartosz Socko. He competed strongly in the 6th European Individual Championship (2005) scoring 8/13. In 2006, he came 2nd to Bartel at the Polish Championship, then came =1st with Peter Heine Nielsen at the International Open at Kalamaria-Thessaloniki in Greece and =1st with Borki Predojevic and Koneru Humpy at the Young Masters match tournament in Switzerland. In 2007, he came 4th in the Polish championship. In 2008, he was =1st at the Rilton Cup in Sweden, and won the Cracovia Open 2008 with 7.5/9. In 2009 Wojtaszek was again =1st in the Rilton Cup, =1st at the 66 Final Indywidualnych Mistrzostw Polski Mezczyzn in Poland, finished second in the Polish championship, shared second with Michael Roiz at the international tournament in Lublin behind Boris Grachev and won the Najdorf Memorial (2009) in Warsaw with 6/9. He also won the Mazovian Chess Festival -Open A in Poland, with 6/9.

In 2010, Wojtaszek was =1st-5th with at the 39th Rilton Cup in Stockholm, finished second in the Polish championship, won the 5th International Tournament of Polonia Wrocław and won the 4th San Juan International tournament in Pamplona with 6.5/9 on tiebreak from Laurent Fressinet. 2011 saw a modest start by the top-seeded Wojtaskek in the Tata Steel (Group B) (2011), where he came 8th with 6.5/13 and in the 2011 Polish Championship where he scored 6/9 to come equal second with Pawel Jaracz behind Mateusz Bartel. However, he returned to form by turning in a 2812 performance at the 12th European Individual Championship (2011) to score 8.5/11 and to place =1st, 2nd on count back, thereby qualifying for the World Cup (2011), where he defeated Armenian GM Arman Pashikian in the first round, but lost to Georgian GM Baadur Jobava in the second round. He won the Gyorgy Marx Memorial IX (2011) convincingly with 8/10 and a TPR of 2892. In 2012, he placed =3rd in the category 18 13th Karpov International (2012) behind Dmitry Jakovenko and Ruslan Ponomariov and finished off 2012 with a score of 7.5/11, placing =3rd at the Kolkata Open (2012) and a relatively poor 4.5/10 at the 1st International GM Round Robin Chess Tournament held in New Delhi in late December. His poor form continued at the Tradewise Gibraltar (2013) where his 7/10 lost 10 rating points and in European Individual Championships (2013) where his 7/10 lost another 7 points. He had better luck in the 2012/13 Czech Extraliga where he helped his team 1. Novoborskż ŠK to first place and in the Polish Extraliga where he has so far scored 2.5/3 for his team KSz Polonia Wrocław. He qualified for the World Cup (2013) because of his rating, and but in a major shock of the first round, he lost to Argentinian GM Alexandr Hilario Takeda dos Santos Fier and was eliminated from the Cup. He finished 2013 in first place with 6/7 at the Zurich Open in December 2013.

Wojtaszek started 2014 with a win at the Basel Masters tournament in Zurich, followed by =6th with 7/13 at the Tata Steel (Group B) (2014). In March 2014, he scored 7.5/11 in the European Individual Championships (2014), thereby qualifying for the World Cup in 2015. In April 2014 he won the Polish Championship, following up later that month by participating in the inaugural Gashimov Memorial (Group B) (2014), the second tier of a tournament commemorating the late Azeri grandmaster. He scored 4.5/9 and placed 5th.

Team events

<Olympiad> At the 37th Chess Olympiad (2006) in Turin, Wojtaszek scored 9/11 as first reserve, with a rating performance of 2756. At the Olympiad (2008) in Dresden, he scored 7/10 on board 3. Playing top board for Poland in the 39th Chess Olympiad (2010), "Radek" scored 6/9 with a 2769 performance rating. At the 40th Chess Olympiad (2012) held in Istanbul, he won the silver medal for top board with 7.5/10 and a TPR of 2844.

<European Club Cup> Playing board 2 for the Czech team G-Team Novy Bor, Wojtaszek scored a powerful 5/6 (TPR 2876) to help his team to victory in the European Club Cup (2013), thereby winning both team and individual gold (and returning him to the 2700 club).

Rapids:

Wojtaszek was the European rapid chess champion in December 2008. In February 2013, he scored 10.5/14 to place =1st alongside Vladimir Malakhov at the GM Vladimir Petrov Memorial A tournament and in March 2013, placed 3rd at the 3rd Ferdynanda Dziedzica International Memorial Tournament played in Trzcianka in Poland.

Rating and ranking:

As of 1 May 2014, Wojtaszek's ratings were:

<Standard> 2724 (Polish #1; world #26);

<Rapid> 2710; and

<Blitz> 2726.

Sources and references

Live rating: http://www.2700chess.com/; Wikipedia article: Rados%C5%82aw Wojtaszek


 page 1 of 29; games 1-25 of 712  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Radjabov vs R Wojtaszek ½-½22 1996 EU-ch U10A49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
2. R Wojtaszek vs Lahno  1-051 2000 Artek ol U16A84 Dutch
3. E Tanrikulu vs R Wojtaszek  0-130 2001 EYCC B14B50 Sicilian
4. R Wojtaszek vs S Megaranto  ½-½38 2001 WYB14D19 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
5. R Wojtaszek vs E Sharapov 1-028 2001 Rubinstein OpenA57 Benko Gambit
6. D Baramidze vs R Wojtaszek  1-033 2001 EYCC B14B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
7. Nakamura vs R Wojtaszek  ½-½24 2001 WYB14A45 Queen's Pawn Game
8. R Wojtaszek vs O Boyum Fossum  1-019 2001 EYCC B14D31 Queen's Gambit Declined
9. R Mamedov vs R Wojtaszek  0-140 2001 WYB14B58 Sicilian
10. V Shishkin vs R Wojtaszek  ½-½23 2001 Rubinstein OpenE20 Nimzo-Indian
11. R Wojtaszek vs B Predojevic  0-144 2001 EYCC B14A57 Benko Gambit
12. R Wojtaszek vs M Bosiocic  1-043 2001 WYB14A56 Benoni Defense
13. V Malaniuk vs R Wojtaszek  ½-½55 2001 Rubinstein OpenE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
14. R Wojtaszek vs L Gonda  ½-½36 2001 WYB14D43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
15. R Wojtaszek vs V Sergeev  1-054 2001 Rubinstein OpenE38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5
16. N Vitiugov vs R Wojtaszek  0-134 2001 EYCC B14E11 Bogo-Indian Defense
17. A Esenov vs R Wojtaszek  0-139 2001 WYB14E11 Bogo-Indian Defense
18. V Erdos vs R Wojtaszek  ½-½17 2001 WYB14E32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
19. R Wojtaszek vs Miroshnichenko  1-054 2001 Rubinstein OpenE61 King's Indian
20. R Wojtaszek vs E Romanov  0-139 2001 EYCC B14D32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
21. A Brkic vs R Wojtaszek  ½-½57 2001 WYB14E10 Queen's Pawn Game
22. R Wojtaszek vs O Gritsak  ½-½32 2001 Rubinstein OpenD36 Queen's Gambit Declined, Exchange, Positional line, 6.Qc2
23. R Wojtaszek vs D Maghalashvili  1-043 2001 EYCC B14B23 Sicilian, Closed
24. R Wojtaszek vs G Camus De Solliers  1-024 2001 WYB14E38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5
25. Tomashevsky vs R Wojtaszek  ½-½42 2001 WYB14A30 English, Symmetrical
 page 1 of 29; games 1-25 of 712  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Sep-07-10  slomarko: if my calculations are correct then Radek has 29 wins, 1 loss and 22 draws from the last 52 games. i hope he gets an invitation to some strong tourney soon.
Sep-09-10  polarmis: Finally Wojtaszek lost, despite having a huge time advantage in what must surely have been an equal ending at worst (before it became knight v awful bishop). Actually maybe the time advantage was what caused him to get a little over-ambitious instead of forcing a draw!?

I vote for giving him a day or two's rest! He's been playing almost non-stop for months...

Sep-12-10  polarmis: Sensibly enough they ignored me and Wojtaszek played all 9 games, getting one more win against Macieja, and finishing with 6.5/9 and a 2772 rating performance.

The most promising Polish youngster, 16-year-old Darek Swiercz, followed up his bronze medal at the World Junior Championship by also scoring 6.5/9 (undefeated) for a 2626 rating performance (he's currently rated 2507). His last game ended in a neat mate: http://dmps.to.pl/index.php?option=...

Oct-14-10  slomarko: Radek scored 6 from 9 games on the first board in the Olympiad.
Oct-22-10  SugarDom: This 23 years old Polish guy is now top 20 in the live rating list...
Oct-22-10  bharatiy: yes he is good and that's why Anand selected him to work with and I am sure both benefited from that cooperation.
Jan-13-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: <SugarDom: This 23 years old Polish guy is now top 20 in the live rating list...>

..and 1st seed in Tata's Group B with 2726!

happy 24th birthday Radoslaw..

Jun-29-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: Well done, Wojo!
Jul-31-11  fisayo123: Can someone describe his playing style to me?
Jul-31-11  kia0708: Wojo, this is a cool nickname :-)

HeMateMe: <Well done, Wojo!>

Aug-16-11  lopium: In the biography there's a redundancy: <FIDE player card: http://ratings.fide.com/id.phtml?ev... Live rating: http://chess.liverating.org/ and http://www.2700chess.com/ Live rating http://chess.liverating.org/ and http://www.2700chess.com/>
Jan-13-12  Penguincw: < At the Olympiad (2008) in Dresden, he scored 7/10 on board 3. Playing top board for Poland in the Chess Olympiad (2010), "Radek" scored 6/9 with a 2769 performance rating. >

What an improvement. From board 3 to board 1 in two years. Nice job!

Feb-18-12  Penguincw: "Radek" looking to compete in the 2012 Polish Championship:

http://mp2012.pzszach.pl/node/16

Feb-22-12  Penguincw: "Radek" may have lost yesterday with white, but came back to down Swircz with the black pieces in 38 moves.
Jun-24-12  polarmis: Promising news about the events he's got lined up for 2012 (now the World Championship match is over):

http://www.whychess.org/en/node/2072

Sep-09-12  fisayo123: Superb performance in the Olympiad for a Silver on the first board crushing both Radjabov and Nakamura. Its your time to shine Rado!
Sep-09-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Peligroso Patzer: <fisayo123: Superb performance in the Olympiad ***>

Indeed. With his excellent result in Istanbul, GM Wojtaszek has elevated himself to world #25 in live ratings: http://www.2700chess.com/.

Dec-02-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  shivasuri4: Wojtaszek will have a busy December, as he'll play in two tournaments in India.

The first one is at Kolkata, an 11-round open, starting tomorrow. http://www.business-standard.com/ge...

Schedule at http://www.chessdom.com/5th-kolkata...

Thanks to <Thanh Phan> for the above two links.

The other tournament is from the 20th to the 30th of December, in the Indian capital New Delhi, a 6 round double round robin, a category-18 tournament. http://www.business-standard.com/ge...

The Pole is the top-seed in both the events.

Dec-04-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  shivasuri4: Wojtaszek has started off well with 2/2 at Kolkata, beating Indian IMs Eesha Karavade and M Shyam Sundar. He was significantly worse in the first round before recovering well. He next plays GM Deepan Chakkravarthy, who's rated 2487.
Dec-13-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  shivasuri4: Wojtaszek had an ordinary tournament, looking at the overall picture, as he finished 4th (shared 3-10) with 7.5/11. Among his 5 draws the were 3 against the top 3 finishers, and he also lost to Deep Sengupta. Curiously, the only top 10 seed he faced in the tournament was the 7th seed. This tournament cost him 10.8 points, but he can recover them when he plays in New Delhi after a week's break.
Dec-15-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  shivasuri4: *there were
Dec-11-13  Chessinfinite: GM Radoslaw Wojtaszek is an awesome player, very strong positional sense and overall strategic concepts, as per some GMs.

Wish him all the best in upcoming events, and thanks for helping Anand for his title defence all these years.

Best regards to GM 'Radek' Wojtaszek from Chennai.

Dec-22-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Domdaniel: Wojtaszek seems to have risen without trace. I was aware of strong Polish players such as Bartel and Socko, but Wojtaszek seems to have powered past them and established himself in the 2700+ zone.
Jan-06-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  PhilFeeley: Nice game, not here yet (but soon). Wojtaszek's been on a roll lately, and here he shows excellent endgame technique.

[Event "Schachfestival Basel 2014"]
[Site "Basel"]
[Date "2014.01.05"]
[Round "7"]
[White "Wojtaszek, Radoslaw"]
[Black "Rodshtein, Maxim"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "E60"]
[WhiteElo "2711"]
[BlackElo "2682"]
[Annotator "Robot 8"]
[PlyCount "137"]
[EventDate "2014.??.??"]
[EventCountry "SUI"]
[TimeControl "40/6000+30:1800+30"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. g3 c5 5. Nc3 O-O 6. Bg2 cxd4 7. Nxd4 Qc7 8. b3 d5 9. Ndb5 Qa5 10. Bd2 dxc4 11. bxc4 Qd8 12. O-O a6 13. Na3 Bf5 14. Nc2 Nc6 15. Ne3 Qd4 16. Nxf5 gxf5 17. Rc1 Rad8 18. Nd5 Ne4 19. Be3 Qxd1 20. Rfxd1 e6? <This move was probably caused by an oversight, missing White's next move> 21. f3! exd5 22. fxe4 dxe4 <Black is up a pawn but it is more like a paycheck held in hand before giving it all up to bills.> 23. Bh3 <And the Bishop comes to collect.> Bd4 24. Kf2 Rfe8 25. Bxf5 Re5 26. g4 <The endgame is very favorable for White, with clear targets, a bishop over the knight, and better king position. The Polish GM demonstrates excellent technique in converting.> Ra5 27. Bxd4 Rxd4 28. Rxd4 Nxd4 29. Bxe4 Rxa2 30. Ke3 Ne6 31. Bxb7 Ra3+ 32. Kd2 Nc5 33. Rb1 Kg7 34. Bd5 Rh3 35. Rb8 Kf6 36. Rc8 Nb3+ 37. Ke1 a5 38. c5 a4 39. c6 Rc3 40. Ra8 Ke5 41. Bxf7 Rc1+ 42. Kf2 Rxc6 43. Be8 Rf6+ 44. Ke3 Rh6 45. Bxa4 Rxh2 46. Re8+ Kf6 47. Bxb3 Rh3+ 48. Kf4 Rxb3 49. e4 Rb1 50. e5+ Kg7 51. Re7+ Kg6 52. Re6+ Kg7 53. Kg5 Rb7 54. Rd6 Ra7 55. Kf5 Rf7+ 56. Ke4 Rf1 57. Rd7+ Kg6 58. e6 Ra1 59. Ke5 Ra6 60. Rd8 Ra5+ 61. Kd6 Ra6+ 62. Ke7 Ra7+ 63. Kf8 Kf6 64. Re8 Rg7 65. Ra8 Rb7 66. e7 Rxe7 67. g5+ Kxg5 68. Kxe7 h5 69. Ke6 1-0

Jan-13-14  Penguincw: Happy 27th birthday to GM Radoslaw Wojtaszek!
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