The cooperation of famous faces with manufacturers of electronic devices is no longer surprising to anyone. Lenovo just bragged that Jan-Krzysztof Duda will be using one of its flagship products.
Jan-Krzysztof Duda chose the third generation of Lenovo ThinkPad P1
Do you like chess? If so, there is a good chance that the name Jan-Krzysztof Duda could mean something to you. The chess expert became the new ambassador of the Lenovo brand and chose the third-generation ThinkPad P1 mobile workstation for himself. It’s a laptop that, according to the manufacturer, has speed and stability, as well as a lightweight and durable carbon fiber chassis.
Jan-Krzysztof Duda will use a laptop computer set according to his own preferences. We are talking about equipment weighing 1.7 kg, which can boast an Intel Core i7 processor, 32 GB of DDR4 RAM, 1 TB SSD and an NVIDIA Quadro T1000 graphics card.
Why does a chess expert need a good computer?
Jan Krzysztof Duda has been playing chess since he was 5 years old. He won his first world championship in 2008 in the U-10 category, and gained more publicity in April 2020, when he defeated Magnus Carlsen, world champion and one of the best chess players of all time. As he explains, new technologies are very important to him and greatly facilitate training. This lasts several hours a day.
“Modern technology has changed the face of chess forever. Players have almost unlimited access to the database of information and chess engines, whose algorithms can process up to half a billion chess games in a single session. What has not changed is the huge role of preparing the mind for each game, Hence the analytical and creative approach to the game. That’s why I train up to 6-7 hours a day in front of a screen, whether by analyzing chess games or playing duels in front of the computer. I train before tournaments, on the road, during competitions in hotel rooms – and for this should be a device My computer is always available at your fingertips and uptime is guaranteed.I found such equipment at Lenovo offer,the ones I have known for a long time.Taking into account my positive experiences and the needs being met by the high performance and mobility of their workstations, I made that choice and I am pleased to work with Lenovo on my further development.” – Jean Krzysztof Duda
Currently, Jan-Krzysztof Duda has started participating in the FIDE World Cup in Sochi. When was the last time you played chess?