Jerzy Konikowski

Jerzy Konikowski (born 24 January 1947, Bytom , Poland) a Polish-German chess master, problemist and author.

He was a Polish national team trainer in 1978-1981 (the Polish Women’s national team won bronze medal in the 9th Women’s Chess Olympiad at La Valletta 1980). [1] In 1981, he emigrated to West Germany. Since 1982, he has been working at the Dortmund University of Technology as a chemist. In Germany he trained many young players, among others – Arkadij Naiditsch .

His name is attached to the Konikowski-Hardy Gambit in the Ruy Lopez , Cordel Defense (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Bc5 4.c3 d5 !?). [2]

Awarded the FIDE Master in 1983.


  1. Jump up^ Bartelski, Wojciech. “9th Women’s Chess Olympiad: La Valletta 1980” . OlimpBase . Retrieved 2009-07-23 .
  2. Jump up^ Fyhn, Karsten. “The Gambiteers Guild: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3” . . Retrieved 2009-07-23 .

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