Young Pole defeats world champion Magnus Carlsen in chess

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On the second day of the tournament, Polish chess player Jan Krzysztof Duda faced off against famed Norwegian Magnus Carlsen, considered to be the best player in the world.

He is also the initiator of the Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge, which is a part of the Magnus Carlsen Invitational.

“Watching his games is always interesting because he always plays to win and never to draw,” Carlsen commented on Duda’s playing style prior to their match.

The Pole played extremely aggressively and defeated Carlsen, beating him after 43 moves.

For chess lovers here’s a video of the match, where you can see exactly how Duda dismantled his opponent:

The head of the Polish Chess Association Radosław Jedynak announced the victory on social media: “22 year old Jan-Krzysztof Duda destroys 30 year old world champion Magnus Carlsen in a direct Lindores Abbey Challenge match. He didn’t just win, he destroyed him.”

After all of his matches on that day, Duda advanced to 9th place in the top 12 global ranking of chess players.