Jan-Krzysztof Duda was born on April 26, 1998 in Poland. He is 19 years old, the greatest strongest player in the world (along with Chinese Wei Yi) in the under 20 category and is already among the 50 best players in the world today.
This great young prodigy of Polish chess achieved the title of Grandmaster in 2013 at the age of 15 years and 21 days, becoming the second youngest player in the world after Wei Yi at that time.
Duda won the World Youth Chess Championship in the Under-10 category in 2008. In 2012 he won the Polish U-18 Championship at Solina with only 14 years, and the European Under-14 Championship in Prague. In the same year he tied first with Jan Krejci in the Olomouc Chess Summer tournament. In April 2013, he won the Budapest Saturday GM tournament. Duda participated in the 2013 FIDE World Chess Championship, where he was eliminated in the first round by super star Vassily Ivanchuk.
In August 2014, Duda played for the Polish team at the Chess Olympiad in Tromsø, Norway, scoring 8.5 / 11 on the third board of the Polish national team. In December 2014, he won the European Rapid Chess Championship and took silver medal at the European Blitz Chess Championship, both held in Wrocław, Poland.
In July 2015, Duda won the Sevan Lake tournament in Martuni, Armenia. In September 2015, I finished first tied at the Junior World Chess Championship in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia, but lost in the tiebreak. Getting the silver medal. In 2016 remain the 2º place in the International Tournament of Barcelona.
This is one of the best young talent talents of world chess and will participate in the Magistral de León for the first time, where he will face great stars of world chess like Wesley So and the legend of chess Vishy Anand.