Peter Prohaszka was born in 1992 and grew up in Vac, Hungary. He was a permanent member of the Hungarian national youth chess team since age 13. He won the U14 Individual European Championship in 2006 in Herceg Novi. In 2007, he was a member of the Hungarian team that finished in 2nd place in Singapore at the U16 chess olympiad. He won multiple gold medals with the Hungarian team in European Championships. His most memorable performance in the European team championships was to score 6/7 in 2009 on board one, helping his team to victory. He scored his first GM-norm at the age of 14 and became a Grandmaster just before his 18th birthday. As an adult, he continued to perform successfully in international tournaments, as well as representing teams all over Europe. He won the Xtracon Open in 2014 and the Fano Chess Festival twice. Recently, in 2017, he tied for first at the prestigious Benasque Open. Starting in the Fall of 2017, Prohaszka began his studies at Webster University, Saint Louis. He is a member of the prestigious Susan Polgar’s SPICE program, and represents the chess team in many major competitions. He speaks three languages fluently, Hungarian, English, and German. His rating is currently 2613 and he aspires to become an elite Chess Grandmaster while also graduating from Webster University.