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Chess Prodigies upon Chess Prodigies All Are Prodigies

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Jan Krzysztof Duda is a bit of an mystery to some chess fans. Yet he is in the Top 30 best players in the world. He is the Clark Kent of chess prodigies. Bespectacled, calm and respectable, until he unleashes hell on the chess board. Seriously though Duda is the real deal. 

 The 19 year old Polish Junior, Duda has shot through the chess rankings and now is the 2nd highest rated junior in the world and close to overtaking the Chinese phenom, Wei Yi as World #1 Junior.

Photo: Georgios Souleidis

Duda is currently playing at the Gibraltar Chess and doing rather well. We predict great things from him.


Praggnanandhaa Rameshbabu is a 12 year Indian chess prodigy. He has grabbed the world headlines with his quest to become the world's youngest ever grandmaster. He has beaten a string of super strong grandmasters and missed GM norms by a whisker.


Praggnanandhaa got his first GM norm World Junior Chess Championship in Tarvisio, Italy admist the media frenzy that has accompanied him at every event in recent times but more so since the race to become the youngest grandmaster ever heated up.

He is currently playing at the Gibraltar Chess tournament. We wish him well.

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