GM Dariusz Swiercz

Full name
Dariusz Swiercz
Born
May 31, 1994 (age 24)
Place of birth
Tarnowskie Góry, Poland
Federation
United States
Profiles

The beast of Poland, Dariusz Swiercz is a chess prodigy who has broken many records so far in a young career. One of the top 5 players from Poland, Swiercz became a Grandmaster at the age of 14 years and 7 months. This made him one of the youngest Grandmasters in history and he has continually improved his play ever since earning the title. He hasn’t slowed down!

Dariusz Swiercz learned to play chess at the age of three from his grandfather. He quickly showed that he had massive talent for the game of chess by crushing youth tournaments around Europe and specifically Poland. He was the Polish U-10 champion in 2002, European U-9 champion in 2003, Polish U-12 champion in 2005 and 2006, Polish U-14 champion in 2007 and World U-18 champion in 2012. In between these championships, he became a FIDE Master in 2004 and an International Master in 2008. He followed this up with becoming a Grandmaster in 2009 and has continued to improve. In 2010 he won the Cultural Village Tournament and was invited to the Tata Steel Group C tournament in 2011 where he tied for fourth place. Also in 2011, he won World Junior Championship, tied for fourth in the Polish Championship and tied for first at the Miguel Najdorf International Chess Festival. In 2012 he won more tournaments and qualified to play in the World Cup in 2013 where he was eliminated in the second round by Alexander Grischuk. It was in this year that he also got a high enough rating to enter the top 100 list for the first time (peaking at number 99). He continues to be a top junior player, one of the best players in all of Poland, and an elite player in the world.

Best Game


Most Played Openings

White Pieces
Giuoco Piano Game (8) : C53 C50
Catalan Opening (18) : E04 E00 E09 E01 E05
Benoni Defense (3) : A61 A56
Modern Defense with 1.e4 (3) : B06
Queen's Pawn Opening (18) : D02 A41 A40
Queen's Gambit Declined (21) : D30 D37 D38 D31 D35 D41 D58
Four Knights Game (1) : C46
Petrov's Defense (11) : C42 C43
Caro-Kann Defense (22) : B10 B12 B15 B17 B19 B18
Queen's Indian Defense (11) : E15 E16 E17 E12 E14
Modern Defense (5) : B06 A42
King's Indian Attack (1) : A07
Benko Gambit (2) : A57
Queen's Gambit Accepted (11) : D20 D26 D28 D25 D27 D22
Pirc Defense (12) : B07 B09
Modern Defense with 1.d4 (1) : A40
Old Benoni Defense (3) : A44 A43
Gruenfeld Defense (11) : D85 D91 D80 D86
Italian Game (2) : C50 C55
Philidor Defense (3) : C41
Reti Opening (10) : A04 A05 A09
Bogo-Indian Defense (6) : E11
Trompowsky Attack (10) : A45
Dutch Defense (1) : A81
Alekhine Defense (1) : B05
Scandinavian Defense (5) : B01
Scotch Game (2) : C45
Bishop's Opening (1) : C24
Semi-Slav Defense (3) : D47 D45 D43
Old Indian Defense (4) : A53
Hungarian Opening (1) : A00
Neo-Gruenfeld Defense with 3...d5 (1) : D70
Neo-Gruenfeld Defense (1) : D78
Black Pieces
Italian Game (2) : C55
Queen's Gambit Declined (41) : D50 D30 D35 D51 D37 D31 D38
Queen's Pawn Opening (5) : D02
Bogo-Indian Defense (2) : E11
King's Indian Attack (4) : A07
Caro-Kann Defense (18) : B11 B17 B12 B13 B18
Scotch Game (2) : C45
Reti Opening (17) : A05 A04
Catalan Opening (10) : E00 E05 E01 E07
London System (3) : A48
Trompowsky Attack (5) : A45
Torre Attack (2) : A46 A48
Giuoco Piano Game (3) : C51 C53
Colle System (1) : D04
Modern Defense with 1.e4 (2) : B06
Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack (2) : A01
Queen's Indian Defense (2) : E15 E12
Hungarian Opening (3) : A00
Vienna Game (1) : C26
Alekhine Defense (1) : B02
Old Indian Defense (1) : A54
Bird's Opening (2) : A02 A03
Benko Gambit Declined (3) : A57
Benko Gambit (1) : A57
Mieses Opening (1) : A00
Richter-Veresov Attack (1) : D01
Modern Defense with 1.d4 (2) : A40
Undefined (1) : A00
Semi-Slav Defense (1) : D45

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