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Bogdan-Daniel Deac
B Deac 
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Number of games in database: 850
Years covered: 2012 to 2023
Last FIDE rating: 2625 (2556 rapid, 2605 blitz)
Overall record: +239 -115 =317 (59.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 179 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (60) 
    B90 B51 B48 B52 B33
 Ruy Lopez (43) 
    C67 C65 C78 C77 C89
 Queen's Gambit Declined (39) 
    D37 D38 D39 D35 D30
 English (29) 
    A13 A15 A11 A17 A14
 Reti System (25) 
    A04 A06 A05
 Queen's Pawn Game (24) 
    D02 E10 A41 A46 A40
With the Black pieces:
 Queen's Gambit Declined (43) 
    D37 D31 D30 D39 D38
 Sicilian (34) 
    B31 B51 B30 B43 B90
 Giuoco Piano (32) 
    C53 C50
 Queen's Pawn Game (32) 
    A45 D02 E10 D04 E00
 Ruy Lopez (31) 
    C65 C67 C95 C84 C78
 Nimzo Indian (31) 
    E32 E46 E21 E36 E49
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Rapport vs B Deac, 2022 0-1
   B Deac vs N Berry, 2017 1-0
   B Deac vs P Vavric, 2021 1-0
   B Deac vs N Povah, 2019 1-0
   B Deac vs Firouzja, 2022 1/2-1/2
   B Deac vs D Gavrilescu, 2021 1-0
   B Deac vs Giri, 2021 1/2-1/2
   B Deac vs A Tari, 2023 1-0
   Giri vs B Deac, 2023 0-1
   Nepomniachtchi vs B Deac, 2022 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   European Championship (2021)
   European Team Championship (2019)
   Lindores Abbey Tal Mem (2021)
   Gibraltar Masters (2020)
   Gibraltar Masters (2017)
   Gibraltar Masters (2014)
   Gibraltar Masters (2019)
   Batumi Olympiad (2018)
   World Junior Championship (2014)
   Baku Olympiad (2016)
   European Championship (2019)
   FIDE Online Olympiad (2020)
   European Individual Championship (2022)
   Chennai Olympiad (2022)
   European Championship (2018)

   🏆 24th European Teams
   D Anton Guijarro vs B Deac (Nov-20-23) 1/2-1/2
   A Brkic vs B Deac (Nov-19-23) 1-0
   A Sarana vs B Deac (Nov-18-23) 1-0
   B Deac vs R Svane (Nov-17-23) 1/2-1/2
   P Teclaf vs B Deac (Nov-15-23) 0-1

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(born Oct-08-2001, 22 years old) Romania

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FIDE Master (2014); International Master (2014); Grandmaster (2016).

Bogdan-Daniel Deac became the world's youngest International Master (2014) when he gained the title at the age of 12 years 10 months and 15 days. He then became the world's youngest Grandmaster when he gained the title in June 2016 at the age of 14 years 7 months and 27 days.

He acquired his FM title in 2014, probably upon reaching the mandatory rating qualification of 2300 in March 2014. He was awarded his first IM norm for his result at the Gibraltar Masters (2014), the second IM norm for his 7.5/11 at the Romanian Championship 2014 in May 2014 and his third IM norm for his result at the 29th Swarzach Open in Austria in August. As he had already achieved an official rating of 2400 in July 2014, his IM title took effect from 23 August 2014, at the 9th and final round of the Swarzacher Open when he clinched his final IM norm by drawing with GM Vitaly Kunin. (3)

Two years later, he gained his GM title when he won his third GM norm at the Zalakaros Open on 4 June 2016, having won his first two GM norms at the Zalakaros Open 2015 and at the Graz Open in February 2016. (4) He had all ready reached the 2500 rating mark the previous month. (5) Bogdan-Daniel scored 6.5/10 for his team's top board at the 2014 World youth team chess Olympiad.

In the summer he took part at the World Cup (2021) in Sochi, Russia, where he was eliminated in the fourth game, after tree draws by Grigoriy Oparin. At the FIDE Grand Swiss (2021) he was part of thirteen players tying 4th-16th with 7/11. He went undefeated in the event.
He took part at the European Team Championship (2021) where he managed 5/8 with wins against, Michael Adams, Ivan Saric, and Alexander Donchenko. His only loss was to Alexey Shirov.

References / Sources

(1) (2014 World youth chess Olympiad games page), (2) (2014 WYCO results page), (3) (IM title application), (4) (GM title application), (5) (reached 2500 marker).

Wikipedia article: Bogdan-Daniel Deac

Last updated: 2023-07-03 15:15:59

 page 1 of 35; games 1-25 of 860  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. B Deac vs G Cabrilo 0-1482012PAB Romania OpenE69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
2. V Lilov vs B Deac  1-0262013Plovdiv Tringov Memorial 35thA16 English
3. M Hartikainen vs B Deac  0-1372013Cappelle-la-Grande OpenB12 Caro-Kann Defense
4. B Deac vs Vitaliy Kiselev  ½-½762013Cappelle-la-Grande OpenA60 Benoni Defense
5. A Stella vs B Deac 1-0512013Cappelle-la-Grande OpenE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
6. T Sanikidze vs B Deac  1-0502013European ChampionshipA57 Benko Gambit
7. B Deac vs M Perunovic  0-1542013European ChampionshipE12 Queen's Indian
8. T K Antal vs B Deac  ½-½472013European ChampionshipB11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
9. B Deac vs A Pavlidis  ½-½412013European ChampionshipD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. J Szwed vs B Deac  0-1432013European ChampionshipA16 English
11. B Deac vs D Arngrimsson  ½-½382013European ChampionshipD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
12. A Diermair vs B Deac  0-1642013European ChampionshipA59 Benko Gambit
13. B Deac vs M Muzychuk  1-0542013European ChampionshipE10 Queen's Pawn Game
14. B Esen vs B Deac  1-0402013European ChampionshipE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
15. B Deac vs Duda  0-1572013European ChampionshipE15 Queen's Indian
16. B Firat vs B Deac  ½-½552013European ChampionshipC12 French, McCutcheon
17. B Deac vs V Nevednichy  0-18520132nd Grand Europe OpenE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
18. K Mekhitarian vs B Deac  1-04620132nd Grand Europe OpenB12 Caro-Kann Defense
19. B Deac vs E Nakar  0-14920132nd Grand Europe OpenE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
20. R Molina vs B Deac  ½-½4320132nd Grand Europe OpenC05 French, Tarrasch
21. B Deac vs B Abramovic  0-12720132nd Grand Europe OpenE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
22. D Arngrimsson vs B Deac  ½-½252013Arad OpenA57 Benko Gambit
23. B Deac vs B Abramovic  ½-½282013Arad OpenE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
24. T Petenyi vs B Deac  0-1762013Arad OpenB10 Caro-Kann
25. B Deac vs K Szalai  ½-½472013Arad OpenE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-03-14  twinlark: Congratulations to the new youngest IM in the world, achieving his title over a month before his 13th birthday.
Jul-12-15  cro777: Deac is a member of the chess club from Râmnicu Vâlcea, the capital city of Vâlcea County, Romania.

He recently participated in the International Chess Festival "OPEN IASI" 2nd Edition, that took place from the 29th May to the 6th of June in Romania, scoring 5.5/9.

This is an instructive endgame from this tournament.

Deac - Nastase. Position after 56...c2

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57.Ke3? This move costed Deac half a point.

Passed pawns must be pushed! The correct move was 57.e5! (the only move).

57.e5! Kd2 58.Rd6+ Ke1 59.Rc6 c1=Q 60.Rxc1 Rxc1 61.Ke4 with a draw.

The game continued:

57.Ke3 Re1+! 58.Kd4 Kd1 59.Rc6 c1=Q 60.Rxc1+ Kxc1 61.e5 Kd2 62.Kd5 Ke3! 63.e6 Kf4! 64.Kd6 Kf5 0–1

Jul-12-15  TheFocus: "Hey! If you ever want to make something of yourself in the Church, you will have to get it on, Deac!"
Oct-14-15  BIDMONFA: Bogdan-Daniel Deac

DEAC, Bogdan D.

Jun-11-16  sonia91: He achieved his final GM norm at the Zalakaros Open, which ended a week ago:

Being born on Oct 8, 2001, this means that Deac achieved the GM title at 14 years, 7 months and 27 days; this should make him the youngest GM in the world currently, I think.


Jan-26-17  Mr. V: Thus ends Romania's suspicious dearth of talent
Feb-02-17  virginmind: Deac made a good impression at Gibraltar Open 2017, with well fought draws against Svidler, Ivanchuk and Vitiugov. His only losses were against Adams and Topalov, finishing with 6.5/10 points.
Sep-27-17  virginmind: With 3/4 points at the strong Isle of Man Open 2007, Deac has drawn with Fressinet and Short. Today he plays against Movsesian.
Mar-18-18  virginmind: He's won today against Wojtaszek (2738) at EICC in Batumi!
Jan-02-19  virginmind: Another draw with Aronian at the Isle of Man 2018 and he's 2603 as of Jan. 2019.
Jan-30-19  wordfunph: Daniel, good luck!
Jan-30-19  wordfunph: handsome Daniel :)
Jan-31-19  torrefan: Type nya yan. Young and fresh and good-looking. Draw na yan.
Jan-31-19  wordfunph: Daniel is travelling tonight on a plane
Mar-22-19  virginmind: In the leading pack with 3.5/4 points, at the EICC in Skopje. Good luck!
Apr-02-19  virginmind: 2623 on the FIDE standard rating list for April.
Jun-05-21  cro777: Deac is particiating in the Superbet Chess Classic , the first event of the 2021 Grand Chess Tour, which started in Bucharest (Romania). He took the place as a late replacement because Richard Rapport was not able to participate  due to a last-minute illness.

Deac is the fourth highest-rated junior player in the world (under 20). He recently qualified to the World Cup.

Jun-06-21  virginmind: He won today against MVL, with black. Amazing victory! Yesterday he made a draw with Giri, but at some point he was close to winning. Great start at Superbet Chess Classic in Bucharest!
Oct-08-21  virginmind: La multi ani!

2643 rating currently.

Dec-03-21  virginmind: With 2679 Elo on December 1 2021, Bogdan Daniel Deac finishes his junior listing ranked third - behind Alireza Firouzja and Andrei Esipenko. Bravo!
Aug-01-22  virginmind: 2705 on Live rating list today, after a draw against Duda, at the Olympiad in Chennai. Bravo!
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  fredthebear: The Covid-19 pandemic hasn't done anything to help this GM's rating. He's mostly leveled off.
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  PawnSac: Bogdan-Daniel Deac

typo in Deac's bio..
"He then became the world's youngest Grandmaster when he gained the title in June 2016 at the age of 14 years 7 years and 27 days."

14 years <7 months> and 27 days

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