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Laurent Fressinet
Number of games in database: 1,319
Years covered: 1995 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2665 (2639 rapid, 2608 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2720

Overall record: +365 -145 =516 (60.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 293 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (130) 
    B30 B52 B48 B43 B90
 Reti System (55) 
    A05 A06 A04
 French Defense (52) 
    C11 C02 C01 C10 C12
 Ruy Lopez (52) 
    C78 C65 C69 C67 C91
 Queen's Gambit Declined (37) 
    D37 D38 D30 D39 D31
 Grunfeld (32) 
    D85 D78 D76 D94 D81
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (117) 
    C67 C65 C78 C84 C80
 Slav (70) 
    D11 D17 D12 D10 D13
 Semi-Slav (53) 
    D45 D43 D47 D46 D48
 Sicilian (42) 
    B90 B31 B52 B48 B47
 Queen's Pawn Game (36) 
    D02 A45 D00 E10 A40
 Queen's Gambit Declined (34) 
    D38 D30 D31 D37 D39
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Kramnik vs Fressinet, 2013 0-1
   Fressinet vs M Al-Modiahki, 2014 1-0
   Fressinet vs N Brunner, 2011 1-0
   Fressinet vs Macieja, 2008 1-0
   Naiditsch vs Fressinet, 2015 0-1
   Fressinet vs M Feygin, 2008 1-0
   Fressinet vs E Postny, 2005 1-0
   Fressinet vs C Ionescu, 2001 1-0
   L Christiansen vs Fressinet, 2013 0-1
   E Paehtz vs Fressinet, 2016 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Bundesliga 2009/10 (2009)
   French Championships (2014)
   French Championship (2010)
   PokerStars IoM Masters (2015)
   15th European Team Championship (2005)
   Corsica Masters (2011)
   French Team Championships (2011)
   Bundesliga 2011/12 (2011)
   Politiken Cup (2015)
   13th European Individual Championship (2012)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2016)
   European Individual Championship (2008)
   European Individual Championships (2014)
   Budesliga 2008/09 (2008)
   Chess Olympiad (2016)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   2004 Wijk Aan Zee (Group B) by gauer
   Cannes 2002 by suenteus po 147

   Fressinet vs E Inarkiev (Apr-09-17) 0-1
   Z Almasi vs Fressinet (Apr-08-17) 1/2-1/2
   Fressinet vs S Feller (Mar-19-17) 1/2-1/2
   R Wojtaszek vs Fressinet (Mar-18-17) 1/2-1/2
   Sarakauskas vs Fressinet (Mar-05-17) 0-1

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(born Nov-30-1981, 35 years old) France

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GM Fressinet won the French Championship (2010) and French Championships (2014). Furthermore, he has represented France at each Olympiad since 2000, excluding 2002. He placed =4th at the category 20 Alekhine Memorial (2013). His rating qualified him to play in the World Cup (2011) where he defeated Kazak GM Rinat Jumabayev in the first round, but he lost to Israeli GM Emil Sutovsky in the second round. He came 2nd in the 13th European Individual Championship (2012) with 8/11 (+6 =4 -1; TPR 2800), thereby qualifying for the World Cup (2013), where he defeated veteran US GM Larry M Christiansen in the first round but was eliminated when he lost to Vladimir Malakhov in the first of the second round rapid 2-game match tiebreakers.

Fressinet's 7.5/11 in the European Individual Championships (2014) qualified him for the World Cup (2015) where he defeated Ante Brkic in the first round but lost to Ian Nepomniachtchi in the second round to exit the tournament.

Fressinet's highest rating to date was 2718 in September 2010 when he was ranked world #27, which is his highest ranking to date.

Fressinet is married to Almira Skripchenko.

Live rating:

Wikipedia article: Laurent Fressinet

Last updated 15 May 2015

 page 1 of 53; games 1-25 of 1,319  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Aronian vs Fressinet 0-127 1995 EU-ch U14D00 Queen's Pawn Game
2. Fressinet vs Korchnoi 0-129 1996 Generations Cannes FRAC02 French, Advance
3. Sosonko vs Fressinet  ½-½17 1996 Generations Cannes FRAD02 Queen's Pawn Game
4. Ivkov vs Fressinet  ½-½13 1996 Generations Cannes FRAD07 Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense
5. Fressinet vs Sosonko  ½-½13 1996 Generations Cannes FRAB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
6. Fressinet vs Ivkov  ½-½71 1996 Generations Cannes FRAB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
7. Smyslov vs Fressinet  ½-½62 1996 04, Generations Cannes FRAD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. Fressinet vs Smyslov  ½-½18 1996 09, Generations Cannes FRAC50 Giuoco Piano
9. Korchnoi vs Fressinet  1-037 1996 Generations Cannes FRAA13 English
10. Bacrot vs Fressinet  1-044 1998 FRA-chD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. Fressinet vs Sadvakasov  0-159 1998 Wch U20C02 French, Advance
12. Fressinet vs S Williams  0-135 1998 Wch U20A40 Queen's Pawn Game
13. M Kobalia vs Fressinet  1-033 1998 World Junior ChampionshipsB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
14. Fressinet vs M Saltaev  ½-½54 1998 Hastings 1998/99B32 Sicilian
15. Sadler vs Fressinet 1-076 1998 Hastings 1998/99D47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
16. Fressinet vs S Shipov  0-160 1998 Hastings 1998/99B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
17. Ponomariov vs Fressinet  ½-½71 1999 Hastings 1998/99B48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
18. Fressinet vs Speelman  ½-½27 1999 Hastings 1998/99B17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
19. Miles vs Fressinet  ½-½61 1999 Hastings 1998/99A06 Reti Opening
20. Fressinet vs Plaskett  1-032 1999 Hastings 1998/99B48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
21. Fressinet vs I Sokolov  ½-½24 1999 Hastings 1998/99C67 Ruy Lopez
22. Emms vs Fressinet  1-066 1999 Hastings 1998/99B47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
23. J L Chabanon vs Fressinet  ½-½9 1999 Bischwiller-AD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
24. M Marin vs Fressinet  1-032 1999 35th Villa de SitgesB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
25. Fressinet vs Radjabov  ½-½26 1999 Wch U18C02 French, Advance
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Jul-31-10  braimondi: Congrats to Fressinet to join the 2700+ group
Aug-01-10  hermit druid: Fress is the man ! Future France #1
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  Tabanus: Strong 2nd place in San Juan GM (Spain) 24 July - 1 August 2010:

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  Tabanus: The French championship was played 9-21 August 2010. Ranking crosstable after 11 rounds:

after which Fressinet won the rapid playout today 1.5-0.5 vs GM Romain Edouard.

Oct-25-11  plimko: Fressinet is the top seeded player in Corsica Masters (in Bastia from 22 to 29 october; 'rapid KO' in Ajaccio, 31 oct.)

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On 'Scacchi Internazionali':

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  wordfunph: "The biggest success my wife (Elmira Skripchenko) had is her participation in the tournament poker in Las Vegas, she won 80 thousand dollars within only 4 days. In principle, you can win a lot in poker. So, now my wife is the main breadwinner of our family (laughs)!"

- GM Laurent Fressinet

happy 30th birthday GM Fressinet!

Mar-24-12  waustad: Welcome back to the 2700 club. I suppose the only real advantage to that over 2695 from the fan's perspective is that your live rating is posted now.
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  Penguincw: He jumped more than anyone else in the 2700 club right now (23 places!). McShane is next, jumping 19 places.
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  Penguincw: Fressinet won to take the lead at 8/10, ahead of 7 half back. He has black against Dmitry Jakovenko, and a draw insures at least shared first.

In terms of rating, he is now France #1, and also the only Frenchman in the 2700 club. Congratz!

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  Penguincw: He stumbled in the end, due to a decisive mistake on move 33. Nevertheless, he still picks up a silver (finishes up with 8/11), over 18 rating points, and a ticket to the World Cup 2013 (I assume).
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  twinlark: <Penguincw> He does.
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  Penguincw: < twinlark: <Penguincw> He does. >

Thanks. Although I'm not sure they use a prime number of people qualify. Maybe it's 24, and a grand total of 48 get in.

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  twinlark: <Penguincw>

According to Chessdom, 23 will qualify: 14 are known but it seems they want to be certain of the tiebreak results as they'll have to split the field that scored 7.5.

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  brankat: Happy Birthday GM Fressinet!
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  jessicafischerqueen: Beat <Kramnik> here

Kramnik vs Fressinet, 2013

Apr-29-13  Chessinfinite: Laurent was made to behave properly by the World Champion today at Alekhine Memorial.

Fressinet's brilliance may work against his master Kramnik, not against Anand :!

Maybe Laurent will consider kissing Anand's shoe next time :)

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  Marmot PFL: Does Fressinet have 2 or 3 syllables?
Aug-12-13  Nerwal: <Does Fressinet have 2 or 3 syllables?>

3. Frey (as in prey) - si - nay

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  Marmot PFL: Thanks, that's fairly close to what I guessed.
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  Penguincw: Happy 32nd birthday to French GM Laurent Fressinet.
Mar-26-14  rogl: Watch Carlsen trashtalking Fressinet in a friendly bullet game with an amusing ending: The full score of the game 1. d4 ♘f6 2. ♗g5 e6 3. e4 h6 4. ♗xf6 ♕xf6 5. c3 d6 6. ♘d2 g5 7. ♗d3 ♗g7 8. ♘e2 ♘c6 9. O-O ♗d7 10. f4 O-O-O 11. e5 ♕e7 12. exd6 ♕xd6 13. ♘e4 ♕e7 14. ♘c5 ♘xd4 15. ♘xd7 ♘xe2+ 16. ♕xe2 ♖xd7 17. f5 ♖hd8 18. ♖ad1 ♔b8 19. fxe6 fxe6 20. ♗e4 a6 21. g3 ♕c5+ 22. ♔g2 ♕e5 23. ♖xd7 ♖xd7 24. ♖e1 ♖d6 25. ♗f3 ♕xe2+ 26. ♖xe2 b5 27. ♗g4 e5 28. ♗f3 ♔a7 29. ♔h3 ♔b6 30. ♔g4 a5 31. ♗e4 b4 32. cxb4 axb4 33. ♖c2 c5 34. b3 ♖d4 35. ♔f5 c4 36. bxc4 ♔c5 37. ♗d5 e4 38. ♗xe4 ♖xc4 39. ♖e2 ♖c3 40. ♔g6 ♗d4 41. ♗c2 ♗e3 42. ♗b3 ♔d4 43. ♔xh6 ♔d3 44. ♖g2 ♔e4 45. ♔h5 ♔f3 46. ♗d5# 1-0.
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  offramp: There is rather a superb sparkling wine with a similar name to his (Freixenet); I would think the names are related.
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  Penguincw: Nice effort by Laurent Fressinet at the EnterCard Scandinavian Masters (2015). He was selected as one of 6 players to compete for a spot at the upcoming Norway Chess Tournament.

The tournament was divided into 2 parts: classical (games worth double the points) and rapid. Fressinet managed to match Hammer stride-for-stride with 4.5/5 (9 points, their H2H game drawn).

In the rapid games, Hammer won his first game, and beat Fressinet with black in a crucial game. They both won their Round 8 games, while Fressinet won in R9 to pull within a point, but all Round 10 games were drawn.

On the bright side, he gains 8.1 rating points to move into a tie with Nepomniachtchi for 31st on the live ratings. Also, he can cheer for compatriot MVL at the Norway tournament. ;)

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  Penguincw: < Also, he can cheer for compatriot MVL at the Norway tournament. ;) >

FWIW: MVL scored 4/9 (+1,-2,=6), tie for 5th.

Laurent Fressinet had a solid performance at the Porticcio Open, scoring 7/9 (+5,-0,=4), against 2380 opposition.

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  ketchuplover: happy birthday you knucklehead i mean it
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