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Robert Fontaine
R Fontaine 
Number of games in database: 302
Years covered: 1992 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2562
Highest rating achieved in database: 2572

Overall record: +81 -68 =121 (52.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 32 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (49) 
    B90 B91 B31 B43 B44
 Ruy Lopez (16) 
    C77 C78 C64 C67 C69
 French Defense (13) 
    C16 C02 C11 C10 C00
 Sicilian Najdorf (13) 
    B90 B91
 Queen's Pawn Game (10) 
    D02 A45
 Caro-Kann (9) 
    B18 B15 B16 B12 B17
With the Black pieces:
 Caro-Kann (32) 
    B18 B12 B11 B13 B14
 Slav (24) 
    D15 D11 D10 D14 D16
 Sicilian (15) 
    B52 B65 B54 B58 B55
 Ruy Lopez (13) 
    C67 C61 C78 C65 C63
 Nimzo Indian (9) 
    E54 E32 E20
 King's Indian (8) 
    E60 E81 E98 E90 E97
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   H Tirard vs R Fontaine, 2001 0-1
   Vaisser vs R Fontaine, 2006 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Rilton Cup (2007)
   French Championship (2006)
   French Championship (2005)
   French Championship (2007)
   National Open (2006)
   XXXV Rilton Cup (2006)
   EU-ch 4th (2003)
   Bundesliga 2011/12 (2011)
   European Club Cup (2007)
   36th Olympiad (2004)

   🏆 Pro Chess League
   R Fontaine vs H Melkumyan (Feb-04-18) 0-1, rapid
   R Fontaine vs Carlsen (Feb-04-18) 0-1, rapid
   R Fontaine vs Ghosh Diptayan (Feb-04-18) 0-1, rapid
   K Holm vs R Fontaine (Feb-04-18) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   V Plat vs R Fontaine (Feb-04-18) 1-0, rapid

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(born Nov-18-1980, 38 years old) France (federation/nationality Monaco)

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Robert Fontaine was born in Suresnes. He became an International Master in 1997 and a Grandmaster in 2002. In 2007 he won the Rilton Cup (2007) with a score of 7.5/9.

He regularly reports for the French chess magazine Europe Échecs. In 2009 he married Ukrainian GM Kateryna Lahno.

Last updated: 2017-01-09 04:17:21

 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 302  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. R Fontaine vs H Stevic  1-0291992Ch Europe (cadets)C55 Two Knights Defense
2. R Fontaine vs C Flear  ½-½351992Le TouquetC50 Giuoco Piano
3. R Fontaine vs V Malakhov  0-1351994Wch U14B27 Sicilian
4. R Watfe vs R Fontaine  0-1831994WYFWC Szeged B14(8)C27 Vienna Game
5. J Gallagher vs R Fontaine 1-0271994It openC34 King's Gambit Accepted
6. Leko vs R Fontaine 1-0631995CanariasA00 Uncommon Opening
7. R Fontaine vs V Malakhov  0-1251995Canaries ol U16B27 Sicilian
8. R Fontaine vs Bacrot  ½-½671995Enghien-les-BainsB56 Sicilian
9. J Srokowski vs R Fontaine  ½-½131995Enghien-les-BainsC25 Vienna
10. R Fontaine vs Smyslov  ½-½441996GenerationsC45 Scotch Game
11. R Fontaine vs Ivkov  0-1371996GenerationsC02 French, Advance
12. Korchnoi vs R Fontaine 1-0421996GenerationsA20 English
13. Sosonko vs R Fontaine  1-0461996GenerationsE18 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3
14. R Fontaine vs Korchnoi  0-1401996GenerationsC01 French, Exchange
15. Smyslov vs R Fontaine  1-0361996GenerationsD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
16. Ivkov vs R Fontaine  ½-½251996GenerationsA09 Reti Opening
17. R Fontaine vs Sosonko  0-1551996GenerationsB65 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...Be7 Defense, 9...Nxd4
18. Korchnoi vs R Fontaine  1-0471997Enghien les Bains 2ndD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
19. R Fontaine vs Bacrot  0-1261997Enghien-les-Bains 2ndC60 Ruy Lopez
20. R Fontaine vs K Spraggett  0-1541997Enghien-les-Bains 2ndB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
21. J R Koch vs R Fontaine  ½-½321997FRA-chB10 Caro-Kann
22. R Fontaine vs J L Chabanon  0-1521997FRA-chB07 Pirc
23. D Anic vs R Fontaine  1-0601997FRA-chA06 Reti Opening
24. R Fontaine vs M Leski 0-1571997FRA-chB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
25. Vaisser vs R Fontaine  ½-½581997FRA-chD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-30-05  aw1988: <suenteus po 147> Any relation?
Oct-30-05  suenteus po 147: <aw1988> Not that I'm aware of. However, it's possible. I know I come from a long line of Fontaines. But then again, Fontaine is a pretty common name in France.
Jan-12-06  prinsallan: 147 = Bachs best cantata. Any relation?
Jan-17-06  Amoceann: Fontaine, I'll bet for Québec, not France.
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  WannaBe: Robert is a FR. GM. will be at the Las Vegas Chess Tournament in June.
Aug-20-06  suenteus po 147: <prinsallan> I've never heard it. But you've given me a good idea of what I should listen to next :)
Aug-23-06  BIDMONFA: Robert Fontaine


Jan-05-07  jenspetersson: Fontaine just won one of Sweden's top tournaments, Rilton Cup, if their live transmission is correct.
Jan-05-07  Wild Bill: It is correct. Congratulations to M. Fontaine.
Jan-09-07  trumbull0042: Doesn't Bach mean fountain in German?
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  WannaBe: According to Babelfish, Bach in German is brook in English.
Jan-10-07  Wild Bill: Famous remark attributed to Beethoven: <He should not have been called the Brooke but the Sea.>
Apr-03-07  gambitfan: Enfin un joueur français sur ce site... Mais pourquoi aucune biographie ?
Apr-14-07  THE pawn: Qu'est-ce que tu veux dire? Il y a des tonnes de joueurs français sur chessgames.
Sep-02-08  Billy Vaughan: Oui, je peux trouver au moins les joueurs que je connais déjà ...

Etienne Bacrot
Maxime Vachier Lagrave
Laurent Fressinet
Marcel Duchamp (haha !)

Et puis ceux qui habitent la France mais qui viennent d'autrepart ...

Josif D Dorfman
Vladislav Tkachiev
et sûrement on connais ceci...Alexander Alekhine

Dommage qu'ils n'aient pas tous de biographie, mais ils se trouvent ici.

Feb-28-09  Billy Vaughan: Félicitations pour votre mariage avec Kateryna Lahno !
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  Penguincw: Happy 33rd birthday to French GM: Robert Fontaine.
Dec-15-15  ketchuplover: He might be playing at
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  diagonal: French GM and chess journalist Robert Fontaine switched FIDE Federation from France to Monaco last year (Transfer fee Euro 5.000):

In 2016, Fontaine played occasionally in the decentralised Swiss Team Championship (NLB).

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