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Laurent Fressinet
Number of games in database: 1,462
Years covered: 1995 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2651 (2682 rapid, 2722 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2720

Overall record: +380 -151 =542 (60.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 389 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (147) 
    B30 B52 B43 B48 B51
 Reti System (60) 
    A06 A05 A04
 Ruy Lopez (58) 
    C78 C65 C67 C69 C91
 French Defense (57) 
    C01 C11 C02 C10 C12
 Queen's Gambit Declined (37) 
    D37 D38 D30 D39 D31
 Grunfeld (35) 
    D85 D78 D76 D81 D94
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (142) 
    C67 C65 C78 C84 C77
 Slav (73) 
    D11 D17 D10 D12 D14
 Semi-Slav (54) 
    D45 D43 D47 D46 D44
 Sicilian (43) 
    B90 B31 B52 B92 B48
 Queen's Pawn Game (43) 
    D02 A45 E10 A40 D00
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (36) 
    C84 C89 C92 C96 C91
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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
   Naiditsch vs Fressinet, 2015 0-1
   Fressinet vs M Feygin, 2008 1-0
   Fressinet vs Macieja, 2008 1-0
   Fressinet vs C Ionescu, 2001 1-0
   Fressinet vs E Postny, 2005 1-0
   Fressinet vs E Bricard, 2002 1/2-1/2
   M Vachier-Lagrave vs Fressinet, 2013 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   French Championship (2014)
   Bundesliga 2009/10 (2009)
   PokerStars IoM Masters (2015)
   15th European Team Championship (2005)
   Bundesliga 2011/12 (2011)
   Politiken Cup (2015)
   French Team Championship (2011)
   Corsica Masters (2011)
   European Individual Championship (2016)
   Ordix Open (2008)
   13th European Individual Championship (2012)
   European Individual Championship (2008)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2017)
   Bundesliga 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

   🏆 French Team Championship
   Fressinet vs A David (Jun-05-18) 1/2-1/2
   Eljanov vs Fressinet (Jun-04-18) 1/2-1/2
   Fressinet vs Bacrot (Jun-03-18) 1/2-1/2
   Jobava vs Fressinet (Jun-02-18) 1-0
   Fressinet vs P Brochet (Jun-01-18) 1-0

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(born Nov-30-1981, 36 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.

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Wikipedia article: Laurent Fressinet

Last updated 15 May 2015

 page 1 of 59; games 1-25 of 1,472  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Aronian vs Fressinet 0-1271995EU-ch U14D00 Queen's Pawn Game
2. Fressinet vs Korchnoi 0-1291996GenerationsC02 French, Advance
3. Ivkov vs Fressinet  ½-½131996GenerationsD07 Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense
4. Sosonko vs Fressinet  ½-½171996GenerationsD02 Queen's Pawn Game
5. Fressinet vs Ivkov  ½-½711996GenerationsB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
6. Fressinet vs Sosonko  ½-½131996GenerationsB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
7. Smyslov vs Fressinet  ½-½621996GenerationsD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. Fressinet vs Smyslov  ½-½181996GenerationsC50 Giuoco Piano
9. Korchnoi vs Fressinet  1-0371996GenerationsA13 English
10. Bacrot vs Fressinet  1-0441998FRA-chD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
11. Fressinet vs Sadvakasov  0-1591998Wch U20C02 French, Advance
12. Fressinet vs S Williams  0-1351998Wch U20A40 Queen's Pawn Game
13. M Kobalia vs Fressinet  1-0331998World Junior ChampionshipB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
14. Fressinet vs M Saltaev  ½-½541998Hastings 1998/99B32 Sicilian
15. Sadler vs Fressinet 1-0761998Hastings 1998/99D47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
16. Fressinet vs S Y Shipov  0-1601998Hastings 1998/99B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
17. Ponomariov vs Fressinet  ½-½711999Hastings 1998/99B48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
18. Fressinet vs Speelman  ½-½271999Hastings 1998/99B17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
19. Miles vs Fressinet  ½-½611999Hastings 1998/99A06 Reti Opening
20. Fressinet vs Plaskett  1-0321999Hastings 1998/99B48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
21. Fressinet vs I Sokolov  ½-½241999Hastings 1998/99C67 Ruy Lopez
22. Emms vs Fressinet  1-0661999Hastings 1998/99B47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
23. J L Chabanon vs Fressinet  ½-½91999Bischwiller-AD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
24. M Marin vs Fressinet  1-032199935th Villa de SitgesB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
25. Fressinet vs Radjabov  ½-½261999Wch U18C02 French, Advance
 page 1 of 59; games 1-25 of 1,472  PGN Download
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  ConLaMismaMano: This guy is pretty impressive, he was in the 2500s and all of a sudden he became a strong 2600s, is he from the same generation of Bacrot?
Feb-28-04  uponthehill: That's interesting- today the chess superpower is Russia, 2nd are Hungary and England.

According to Freissenet and Vallejo I predict, that in 10 years France and Spain will be new powers of the chessworld.

Premium Chessgames Member
  lostemperor: No, you forget India.
Feb-29-04  Benjamin Lau: lostemperor, long time no see. Btw, can you fix your "A history of chess" collection, there are two weird games at the end that you sort of "bookmarked" for later.
Premium Chessgames Member
  lostemperor: <Ben> we'll do!
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  ConLaMismaMano: Somebody knows why Fressinet didn't participate at the World Championship in Libya?
Jun-23-04  cousinIT: <ConLaMismaMano> he didn't want to miss the football
Aug-02-05  notyetagm: Another nice win by Fressinet today at the European Team Championships. His wins are powering France into first place. The killing move is 43 ♖xf7!, taking the base of the f7-g6-h5 pawn chain, thus removing the guard of the g6-pawn (square) for the follow-up 44 ♕xg6+. This fine concluding combination was started by 42 ♘c6!!, attacking and deflecting the Black e5-knight defender from the f7- and g6-squares.

[Event "European Teams"]
[Site "Goteborg, Sweden"]
[Date "2005.08.02"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Fressinet-FRA"]
[Black "Graf-GER"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2627"]
[BlackElo "2605"]
[Opening "Ruy Lopez: closed, Breyer, Borisenko variation"] [ECO "C95"]
[NIC "RL.25"]
[Time "08:18:55"]
[TimeControl "5400+30"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. c3 O-O 9. h3 Nb8 10. d4 Nbd7 11. Nbd2 Bb7 12. Bc2 Re8 13. Nf1 Bf8 14. Ng3 g6 15. a4 c5 16. d5 c4 17. Bg5 Bg7 18. Qd2 Qe7 19. Ra3 Nc5 20. Rea1 Qc7 21. Nh2 h5 22. Rf1 Nh7 23. Be3 Qe7 24. Raa1 Nf6 25. f3 Nfd7 26. Bg5 Bf6 27. Be3 Nb6 28. a5 Nbd7 29. Nh1 Nf8 30. Rae1 Bc8 31. f4 exf4 32. Bxf4 Nfd7 33. Nf3 Ne5 34. Nxe5 Bxe5 35. Ng3 Ra7 36. Ne2 Bxf4 37. Qxf4 Nd7 38. Nd4 Ne5 39. Rf2 Qd8 40. Qh6 Qe7 41. Ref1 Qh4 42. Nc6 Nxc6 43. Rxf7 Rxf7 44. Qxg6+ Rg7 45. Qxe8+ Kh7 46. e5+ White wins 1-0

Aug-02-05  notyetagm: Fritz 7 annotates the beginning of the winning combination by Fressinet in my last post as 42 ♘c6 ♘xc6?? 43 ♖xf7!!.
Aug-02-05  TruthHurts: Fressinet just saw a 10 checkmate mooves combinations (against graf), great game and wonderfull finish . Fressinet's rating performance in this championships is of 2919 so far. This is the best performance within all the players. He beat three top grandmasters in a row.

So far France is in the lead doing find, Lautier has a 2786 rating performance and Bacrot 2742. Tommorow they will face the tuff Dutch and their two very strong naturalize players Sokolov and Tiviakov. Probably we will have:

Van Wely 2655 - Bacrot 2729

Lautier 2672 - Sokolov 2691

Tiviakov 2678 - Fressinet 2627

Bauer 2641 - Timman 2625

Aug-02-05  TruthHurts: To <>, he's higher rating was actually of 2654, reached when he was 21, even if there is no game of him with this rating in the database.
Aug-07-05  TruthHurts: Fessinet finished european championships with a 2762 rating performance and 6.5/9 against a good opposition. He has the best 3rd board performance with 6.5/9 and the best rating performance between this players tied with 6.5. Fressinet played great chess and has been the french scorer, he helped a lot to reach this good 3rd place for France.



Aug-07-05  sitzkrieg: Truthhurts! So France didnt win after all. Woohoo! Holland did. But don't cry, we are all Europeans (hmm did i read that correct Israel 2nd?)so be happy

Also funny fact; the moment Jan Timman is playing again for the Dutch team it wins the European championship. Never been a favorite player of me, but this time he certainly played well.

Aug-07-05  TruthHurts: Well true israel is not "europe" as Sokolov and Tiviakov is not "netherland", anyway these bosnians and russians playing for holland did well, congratulations ...

And actually Fressinet finally got the 3rd board silver medal, also congratulations ...

Aug-07-05  sitzkrieg: haha..Ahww now i'm hurt..:P Nice try little buddy..
They are living in the Netherlands and have our citizenship. Maybe u prefer teams based on races instead of nationalities, haha..

I believe Bauer plays in french team and is probably only french because France stole some land in the East from Germany in 1918, anyway his origins may not be french. France has been overrun (little bastards litteraly) so many times that i doubt u can speak of the french people with ur defenition:P

Fressinet played great as did the French team so i was not even trying to bug you but french pride is easily hurt. I wonder why..:)

Aug-07-05  sitzkrieg: Another thing it is nice to know and 100 percent clear now that Truthhurts is van Welov.. The message of van Welov just got deleted and now truthhurts immediately posted the same. Also compare comments about Netherlands/Bosnian players at the Bacrot site..Haha funny..
Aug-07-05  TruthHurts: TruthHurts is Van Wellov and I told it before in Nakamura's kibitz, that is also why I didn't hesitated to changed the message into Truthhurts one...

Bauer is french, Bauer is a french name from Alsace which is a french region(their dialect is a mixed of french and german that's why his name is Bauer and it could sound german but is actually alsacian).

Still Sokolov and Tiviakov had rating performance over 2700 and where not born in Holland at all, they live in holland and play for holland now, so congratulations for the Dutch team and their two top rated players from foreign origine. Also congratulations to Israel even if they are not in europe. And congratulations to France for this 3rd place.

Aug-07-05  sitzkrieg: Yup; i agree
Aug-07-05  sitzkrieg: I might add that Tiviakov is doing exceptionally well lately and Timman had a good tournament too. Do u maybe know if any "Dutch" players won prizes at their boards? Tiviakov maybe?
Aug-07-05  TruthHurts: You agree with me, find , you agree with truth :).

Hmm no medals for Holland, but if medals where attribuated looking at rating performance, Tinman would have had a bronze at the 3rd board.

Aug-07-05  TruthHurts: And finally Fressinet will maybe not have a medal cause they are not looking neither at the points and the performance but the pourcentage.
Aug-07-05  TruthHurts: Congratulations to Cyprus for their incredible performance, they are last out of 40 at all the boards, they have the gold medal of the worst performance for board 1 until 5.
Aug-07-05  sitzkrieg: Poor Cyprus. I hope they dont hand out medals on basis of percentages that wouldnt make sense if for example someone just played once or twice.. Also; are France and Greece tied or ended France higher cause of TPR? If i am correct they both have the same amount of match and board points.
Aug-07-05  TruthHurts: France is third alone because of a higher BH, 184 for france 164.5 for Greece (wich is the board total amount of faced teams during the tourney), Greece has a far smaller BH because they faced lower teams only coming threw during the last rounds, therefore I would say that this is fair that Greece finally doesn't get over the podium...
Aug-07-05  sitzkrieg: Ok thanks sounds fair indeed
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