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Grzegorz Gajewski
G Gajewski 

Number of games in database: 787
Years covered: 1997 to 2023
Last FIDE rating: 2618 (2515 rapid, 2540 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2659
Overall record: +233 -130 =229 (58.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 195 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (35) 
    E97 E62 E94 E91 E63
 English (31) 
    A13 A15 A11 A10 A14
 Slav (29) 
    D11 D15 D18 D10 D12
 Queen's Pawn Game (28) 
    D02 A46 E00 A40 E10
 Nimzo Indian (27) 
    E32 E53 E58 E21 E50
 Queen's Gambit Declined (26) 
    D38 D30 D39 D37 D31
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (112) 
    B42 B43 B90 B22 B40
 Nimzo Indian (44) 
    E52 E21 E20 E34 E32
 Sicilian Kan (40) 
    B42 B43 B41
 Queen's Pawn Game (38) 
    E10 D02 A45 E00 A46
 Queen's Gambit Declined (30) 
    D38 D37 D30 D35
 Ruy Lopez (29) 
    C92 C65 C80 C76 C67
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   V Kuznetsov vs G Gajewski, 2007 0-1
   T Nedev vs G Gajewski, 2007 0-1
   N Grandelius vs G Gajewski, 2010 0-1
   T Calistri vs G Gajewski, 2011 0-1
   G Gajewski vs H Teske, 2003 1-0
   P Bobras vs G Gajewski, 2006 0-1
   G Gajewski vs A Leniart, 2012 1-0
   M Bartel vs G Gajewski, 2001 0-1
   G Gajewski vs Sutovsky, 2018 1-0
   G Gajewski vs R Kreisl, 2015 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Cappelle-la-Grande Open (2011)
   Zagreb Open-A (2011)
   14th Sants Open-A (2012)
   Pardubice Open-A (2006)
   French Team Championship (2013)
   Rilton Cup 2018/19 (2018)
   French Team Championship (2014)
   Bundesliga 2011/12 (2011)
   Reykjavik Open (2013)
   Reykjavik Open (2014)
   European Team Championship (2007)
   European Championship (2007)
   Dresden Olympiad (2008)
   European Championship (2010)
   European Championship (2015)

   🏆 Reykjavik Open
   S Briem vs G Gajewski (Apr-04-23) 0-1
   B O Birkisson vs G Gajewski (Apr-01-23) 1-0
   D Belenkaya vs G Gajewski (Mar-31-23) 1-0
   G Gajewski vs N Heldenbergh (Mar-30-23) 1-0
   G Gajewski vs A Nielsen (Mar-29-23) 0-1

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(born Jul-19-1985, 38 years old) Poland

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He was awarded the title of Grandmaster by FIDE in 2006.

In 2011 Gajewski won the Cappelle-la-Grande Open.In 2012 he won the 14th Open International de Sants, Hostafrancs i La Bordeta in Barcelona edging out Aleksandr Rakhmanov, Emilio Cordova, Kevin Spraggett and Samuel Shankland on tiebreak score, 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 6½ points from 10 games, and 2014 in Tromso. He also took part in the European Team Chess Championship in 2007, 2009, 2013 and 2015; Gajewski won the individual silver medal on board three in 2007.

He was a second to Viswanathan Anand in the World Chess Championship 2014, held in Sochi, Russia, and has worked as his second during several events since then. A strong opening theoretician, Gajewski is probably most known in the chess world by the gambit move 10...d5!? in the Ruy Lopez opening which he introduced in July 2007 during a tournament in Pardubice.

Wikipedia article: Grzegorz Gajewski

Last updated: 2022-01-02 01:13:27

 page 1 of 32; games 1-25 of 787  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G Gajewski vs M Nikolov  1-0171997EU-ch U12B21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
2. M Gagunashvili vs G Gajewski  0-1591999Artek ol U16C53 Giuoco Piano
3. G Gajewski vs K Pinkas  0-1402000Swidnica op-AC45 Scotch Game
4. D Rasic vs G Gajewski  0-1312000Hallsberg op U18A07 King's Indian Attack
5. G Gajewski vs D Szoen  1-0232001POL-ch U16C00 French Defense
6. G Kuzmin vs G Gajewski  1-0302001Cappelle OpenB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
7. M Grabarczyk vs G Gajewski  ½-½342001Polish ChampionshipE15 Queen's Indian
8. G Gajewski vs R Kempinski  0-1622001Polish ChampionshipB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
9. P Blehm vs G Gajewski  1-0282001Polish ChampionshipB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
10. G Gajewski vs Krasenkow  0-1392001Polish ChampionshipB08 Pirc, Classical
11. M Bartel vs G Gajewski  0-1402001Polish ChampionshipB50 Sicilian
12. L Cyborowski vs G Gajewski  1-0482001Polish ChampionshipB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
13. G Gajewski vs R Kuczynski  1-0302001Polish ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
14. K Urban vs G Gajewski  ½-½562001Polish ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
15. G Gajewski vs Macieja 0-1492001Polish ChampionshipA33 English, Symmetrical
16. P Jaracz vs G Gajewski  1-0402001Polish ChampionshipB30 Sicilian
17. G Gajewski vs B Socko  0-1342001Polish ChampionshipC00 French Defense
18. T Markowski vs G Gajewski  1-0242001Polish ChampionshipA00 Uncommon Opening
19. G Gajewski vs J Gdanski  ½-½572001Polish ChampionshipC00 French Defense
20. G Gajewski vs G Daubenfeld 1-0152001EYCC B16B21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
21. D Sypnicki vs G Gajewski  ½-½262001EYCC B16D10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
22. G Gajewski vs S Macak  1-0252001EYCC B16C00 French Defense
23. N Mamedov vs G Gajewski  1-0412001EYCC B16B48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
24. G Gajewski vs M Erwich  1-0492001EYCC B16A07 King's Indian Attack
25. V Iakymov vs G Gajewski 1-0252001EYCC B16B22 Sicilian, Alapin
 page 1 of 32; games 1-25 of 787  PGN Download
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Nov-24-08  slomarko: sorry notyetagm i don' thave that info. i read in a polish forum that the russian chess magazine "64" also had an article about this gambit:

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  Tabanus: Gajewski came 2nd today in the strong Open 'Mediterranean 2017' Rijeka (CRO) 2009:

Jun-17-10  slomarko: Gajewski married Joanna Majdan. Congratulations!
Jul-19-10  Remizatorul: Only 5 photos here...
Mar-06-11  Caissanist: Winner of the 2011 Capelle La Grande tournament:
Mar-07-11  Kazzak: Hmmm. Have played through Mr. Gajewski's games. Inventive play and strong. It appears he's gone through an evolution in his development as a player.

This year's La Capelle had a formidable field, and two dosen players were in contention for the top spot, which Gajewski decided with half a point's margin. His La Capelle games are worth studying. Pgn at official site.

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  Penguincw: Congratulations to Grzegorz Gajewski for his wonderful performance at the 27th Cappelle-la-Grande (2011).
Mar-09-11  pulsar: Congratulations to GM Grzegorz Gajewski for his recent tournament win!

IM Sabelo Brunello has covered the Gajewski Gambit in the Spanish on his book "Attacking the Spanish". Here's one useful review:

Apr-21-11  wordfunph: <7.0 points from nine rounds, leaving the nearest opposition full point behind.>


Apr-26-11  Calar: Here is the link and the games for Zagreb Open 2011, won by Gajewski

Open A (2011)

Jul-19-14  waustad: If the first games I've looked are at all indicative, here is a player worth following for sure.
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  perfidious: <waustad> V Kuznetsov vs G Gajewski, 2007 is a remarkable orgy of sacrifices.
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  Penguincw: Happy 29th birthday to GM Grzegorz Gajewski.
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  MissScarlett: Who needs the Dane anyway? Poles work for half the price and on weekends too.
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  ketchuplover: belated happy birthday to mr.g
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  Penguincw: Congrats to Grzegorz Gajewski for winning the 2015 Polish Championship.
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  juan31: Actually is trainer of Anand in the candidates 2016
Mar-22-16  sonia91: <Polish Grandmaster (2005)> Actually he became a FIDE Grandmaster in 2006.
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  Penguincw: Congrats to Grzegorz Gajewski for winning the MetLife Warsaw Najdorf Chess Festival with a score of 7.5/9.

Najdorf would be proud!

Jul-17-16  diagonal: Congrats, Grandmaster Gajewski!

Tournament site: (Najdorf) (Standings 2016)

Jul-25-16  diagonal: Report from the MetLife Warsaw Najdorf Chess Festival (2016) by Dejan Bojkov:

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  WTHarvey: Here are 16 puzzles from Gajewski's games: Find the winning moves.
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  offramp: He is 33 today, and he is therefore Player of the Day.

I will remember him because of this great kibitz:

Lev Polugaevsky (kibitz #100)

<I kinda hope the Polish GM Grzegorz Gajewski will produce a son he'll name Paulo.

Seems to me <Paulo Gajewski> would be pronounced very much like <Polugaevsky>.>

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  ketchuplover: He's currently Vishy's second.
Apr-30-21  Nerwal:

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Werle - Gajewski, 2016

Black played the surprising 28... ♘h4!?. After 29. gxh4 gxh4 White would have two moves to rescue the loose ♗h5 but would be unable to save it.

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