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Jacek Gdański

Jacek Gdański in 2013
Country Poland
Born 30 November 1970
Szczecinek, Poland
Title Grandmaster (1997)

Jacek Gdański (born 30 November 1970) is a Polish chess player who won the Polish Chess Championship in 1992. FIDE Grandmaster (1997).

Chess career

In the second half of the 1980s Jacek Gdański was a leading Polish chess junior. In 1986 he won the Polish Junior Chess Championship (U-20) and bronze medal in European Junior Chess Championship. In 1989 Jacek Gdański won silver medal in World Junior Chess Championship.

Many times played in the Polish Chess Championship's finals. He won gold (1992), and two bronze (1997 - he came third in the playoff, 2010) medals. Twice he won Polish Fast Chess Championship (1995, 2000) and Polish Blitz Championship (1998, 2000). In Polish Team Chess Championships Jacek Gdański won eight medals: nine gold (1996, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2010), seven silver (1990, 1992, 1993, 1997, 2009, 2011, 2012) and bronze (1995). He was awarded the International Master title in 1988 and Grandmaster title in 1997.

He won or shared first place in the international chess tournaments: in "Cracovia" (Kraków) (1993, 1994), in Helsinki and Rio de Janeiro (1999). In 2001 Jacek Gdański qualified for the FIDE World Chess Championship by knockout system in Moscow, where he lost in the first round to Vadim Zvjaginsev.

Jacek Gdański played for Poland in Chess Olympiads:

Jacek Gdański played for Poland and Poland Goldies (2013) in European Team Chess Championship:

Personal life

Jacek Gdański successfully joined a chess at a high level with studies on the University of Gdańsk and the National School of Public Administration. In 2004-2009 he was a member of the Poland National Health Fund. Since 2009 he working in the Ministry of Finance.