Radosław Wojtaszek

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Radosław Wojtaszek
Radosław Wojtaszek, 2022
Full nameRadosław Wojtaszek
Country Poland
Born (1987-01-13) January 13, 1987 (age 36)
Elbląg, Poland
FIDE rating2706 (January 2012)
Peak rating2726 (November 2010)

Radosław Wojtaszek (born 13 January 1987 in Elbląg, Poland) is a Polish chess Grandmaster. In 2004 he won the European Youth Chess Championship (U-18), the World Youth Chess Championships (U-18)[1] and the Cracovia Open with 7.5/9.[2]

Wojtaszek won the Polish Chess Championship in 2005.[3] In 2006 he played for the Polish team at the Chess Olympiad played in Turin scoring 9 points out of 11 games.[4] In 2008 Wojtaszek was one of world champion Anand's official seconds for the match with Kramnik.[5] In December 2008 Wojtaszek became the European rapid chess champion.[6]

In 2009 Wojtaszek finished second in the Polish championship, shared second at the international tournament in Lublin and won the Najdorf memorial played in Warsaw. In 2009/10 he tied for 1st–5th at the 39th Rilton Cup in Stockholm.[7] In January 2010 Wojtaszek finished again second in Polish championship.

In 2010 Wojtaszek was again one of world champion Anand official seconds for the match with Topalov.[8] Wojtaszek won the 5th International Tournament of Polonia Wrocław played between the end of June and beginning of July 2010.[9][10] At the San Juan International tournament in Pamplona he scored 6.5 points out of 9 games winning the tournament.[11][12]

At the Chess Olympiad in Khanty Mansiysk, Wojtaszek played on the first board for Poland scoring 6 points in 9 games.

References[change | change source]

  1. "World Youth Chess Championships 2004".
  2. http://mzszach.l.pl/online/cracovia2004/index.html Archived 2012-03-06 at the Wayback Machine Cracovia Open 2004], Cracovia Open 2004 from chessbase.com
  3. Polish chess championship 2005 from chessbase.com (in German)
  4. "OlimpBase :: Men's Chess Olympiads :: Radosław Wojtaszek". www.olimpbase.org. Archived from the original on 2021-07-26. Retrieved 2011-01-03.
  5. "World Championship Picture Gallery of the final day". Chess News. 30 October 2008.
  6. "VIII Międzynarodowy Turniej Szachowy Amplico AIG Life". www.archiwum.poloniachess.pl. Archived from the original on 2019-03-12. Retrieved 2019-02-14.
  7. Crowther, Mark (2010-01-05). "39th Rilton Cup 2009-10". Chess.co.uk. Archived from the original on 2012-03-18. Retrieved 7 January 2010.
  8. "WCH G12: Anand beats Topalov, retains world title | ChessVibes". Archived from the original on 2012-08-15. Retrieved 2011-01-03.
  9. "www.festiwalszachowy.eu". Archived from the original on 2012-03-08. Retrieved 2011-01-03.
  10. "Polonia Wroclaw Chess Festival | the Week in Chess". Archived from the original on 2012-04-01. Retrieved 2011-01-03.
  11. "4th AD San Juan International 2010 | the Week in Chess". Archived from the original on 2012-10-11. Retrieved 2011-01-03.
  12. http://chess-results.com/tnr34216.aspx?art=4&lan=1&turdet=YES&flag=30&m=-1&wi=1000