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Dariusz Świercz

Świercz in 2014, Warsaw
Full name Dariusz Świercz
Country Poland
Born May 31, 1994
Tarnowskie Góry, Poland
Title Grandmaster
Peak rating 2664 (Jan 2016)
Peak ranking No. 80 (Jan 2016)

Dariusz Świercz (born May 31, 1994) is a Polish chess grandmaster. He is a chess prodigy, being one of the youngest grandmasters in history and the youngest Polish grandmaster of all time, achieving the title at the age of 14 years and seven months in 2009.

Świercz won the 2011 World Junior Chess Championship at the age of 17 and is currently the only Polish Male Chess Player to accomplish this title. The following year he also won the Under-18 World Championship.

Chess beginnings

Świercz's grandfather taught him how to play chess when he was three years old. He became a FIDE Master in 2004 at the age of eleven, an International Master in 2008 at thirteen and a grandmaster in 2009 at the age of 14. Świercz now represents his country Poland on an international scale in Chess Tournaments hosted around the world.


Świercz had his first major debut in the Polish national team in 2012, competing in his home country’s team on the 4th board at the 40th Chess Olympiad in Istanbul. With a result of 7 points from 10 games, and a rating performance of 2705, he took 5th place in the board evaluation.


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