GM Jan-Krystof Duda

Player

Profile
Title: 
GM
Age: 
20
Country: 
Poland
Chess Highlights
2018 World Blitz Silver Medallist
Wildcard Paris Rapid & Blitz

The 20-year old prodigy earned the Grandmaster title at the age of 15 years and 21 days, which made him the second youngest Grandmaster in the world at the time and the second youngest Polish Grandmaster ever. Known for his creative chess and rapid and blitz skills, it is unsurprising that he won the European Rapid Championship and took silver in European Blitz Championship in 2014 at the age of 16. He first became part of the Polish National Team the same year, scoring 8.5/11 on board three at the 2014 Chess Olympiad in Tromso. In 2018, he played board one at the Batumi Olympiad, claiming fourth place with his team. He finished second in the 2018 World Blitz Championship, just behind Magnus Carlsen and is currently the highest rated player in Poland.