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Grzegorz Gajewski

Grzegorz Gajewski during the Polish Chess Championship in Warsaw, 2014
Country Poland
Born 19 July 1985
Skierniewice, Poland
Title Grandmaster
Peak rating 2659 (July 2014)

Grzegorz Gajewski (born 19 July 1985 in Skierniewice) is a Polish chess player holding the title of Grandmaster (2006).

He was a second to Viswanathan Anand in the World Chess Championship 2014 held in Sochi, Russia. Gajewski is probably most known in the chess world by the gambit type move 10...d5!? in the Ruy Lopez opening which he introduced in July 2007 during a tournament in Pardubice.

In 2011 he won the Cappelle-la-Grande Open. In 2012 he won the 14th Open International de Sants, Hostafrancs i La Bordeta in Barcelona edging out on tiebreaks Aleksandr Rakhmanov, Emilio Cordova, Kevin Spraggett and Samuel Shankland, after all players scored 8 points from 10 games. Gajewski won the Polish Chess Championship in 2015.

Gajewski played for the Polish team in the Chess Olympiads of 2008 in Dresden, where he played on the fourth board scoring 6,5 points out of 10 games, and 2014 in Tromsø. He also took part in the European Team Chess Championship in 2007, 2009, 2013 and 2015; Gajewski won the individual silver medal on board 3 in 2007.

He is married to Woman Grandmaster Joanna Majdan-Gajewska.