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Cyril Marzolo
Number of games in database: 130
Years covered: 1997 to 2012
Last FIDE rating: 2417 (2429 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2491

Overall record: +37 -39 =54 (49.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (9) 
    E92 E80 E70 E91 E60
 Slav (8) 
    D15 D10 D11 D13 D17
 Nimzo Indian (7) 
    E21 E32 E41 E54 E38
 Queen's Pawn Game (6) 
    A45 D02 A40
 Queen's Indian (6) 
    E15 E17
 Grunfeld (4) 
    D80 D76 D85
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (15) 
    C03 C02 C18 C05 C17
 Sicilian (13) 
    B42 B48 B43 B90 B83
 French Tarrasch (6) 
    C03 C07 C05
 Sicilian Kan (5) 
    B42 B43
 Modern Benoni (5) 
    A70 A57 A77 A62
 Grunfeld (4) 
    D79 D74 D86 D87
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   O Brendel vs C Marzolo, 2007 0-1
   S V Ivanov vs C Marzolo, 2006 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   3rd NAO GM (2003)
   French Championship (2005)
   6th European Individual Championship (2005)
   French Team Championship (2012)
   European Individual Championship (2007)

   🏆 French Team Championship
   G Battaglini vs C Marzolo (Jun-10-12) 1-0
   C Marzolo vs S Pucher (Jun-05-12) 1-0
   I Karim vs C Marzolo (Jun-04-12) 0-1
   C Marzolo vs V Bodenez (Jun-03-12) 1-0

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(born Sep-14-1978, 39 years old) France

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International Master. In March 2011, the Disciplinary Committee of the French Chess Federation suspended GMs Sebastien Feller and Arnaud Hauchard, and Marzolo, finding them "guilty of a violation of sporting ethics" for allegedly cheating during the Chess Olympiad 2010 in Khanty-Mansiysk. The Executive Committee of FIDE later "confirmed" the validity of that suspension, and itself imposed an 18-month exclusion from FIDE events, with the last nine months of that period suspended.

 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 130  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. C Marzolo vs T Karatekin ½-½391997Europe Juniors, TallinnE60 King's Indian Defense
2. C Marzolo vs Pavasovic  1-0401997Mitropa Cup 17thD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
3. P Theon vs C Marzolo  1-0211999ch-FRA (team)D00 Queen's Pawn Game
4. P Varga vs C Marzolo  1-0221999Bischwiller-BD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
5. H Schneider vs C Marzolo  1-0671999Bischwiller-BB32 Sicilian
6. C Marzolo vs K Roser  ½-½91999Bischwiller-BE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
7. C Marzolo vs S Drazic  0-1452000Bastia OpenD02 Queen's Pawn Game
8. C Marzolo vs G Olarasu  1-0362001Clermont-Ferrand opD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
9. W Burkhardt vs C Marzolo  0-12520013rd Hilton OpenD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
10. V Tukmakov vs C Marzolo  1-03020013rd Hilton OpenE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
11. C Marzolo vs P Isler  1-04120013rd Hilton OpenE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
12. D Pikula vs C Marzolo  ½-½4820013rd Hilton OpenB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
13. C Marzolo vs M Grill  1-0352001TCh-FRAD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
14. I Harovelo vs C Marzolo  1-0332001TCh-FRAD07 Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense
15. M Saltaev vs C Marzolo  1-0462001Cappelle la GrandeB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
16. C Marzolo vs J Cappon  1-0522001TCh-FRAB23 Sicilian, Closed
17. Skripchenko vs C Marzolo 0-1232001TCh-FRAC00 French Defense
18. C Marzolo vs M Apicella  0-1312001TCh-FRAD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
19. T Gouret vs C Marzolo  ½-½712001TCh-FRAD02 Queen's Pawn Game
20. C Marzolo vs E Prie  ½-½592001TCh-FRAD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
21. Ulf Andersson vs C Marzolo  ½-½212001TCh-FRAA35 English, Symmetrical
22. C Marzolo vs M M Kazhgaleyev  0-1232001TCh-FRAE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
23. C Marzolo vs M Vachier-Lagrave  1-0302002FRA-ch AccessionA39 English, Symmetrical, Main line with d4
24. C Marzolo vs J Lechtynsky  1-0362002Budapest FS09 GMB07 Pirc
25. S Williams vs C Marzolo  0-1762002Budapest FS09 GMA27 English, Three Knights System
 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 130  PGN Download
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  YoungEd: This guy has the greatest first name EVER!!!
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  GrahamClayton: Photo:
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  YoungEd: Great name or not, this guy was suspended by the French Chess Federation for cheating in an Olympiad:

Oh, Cyril! Oh, Humanity!

Mar-21-11  TheTamale: <YoungEd>: Doesn't really surprise me... wasn't the saint he's named after the one who slaughtered all those Armenians? The name is derived from "krill," which is a lower-level crustacean. They kill them in Norway for sport. Not all Cyrils are degenerate, however; Cyrille Diabate is currently having a decent run in the UFC.
Mar-22-11  BIDMONFA: Cyril Marzolo


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  YoungEd: Dear <TheTamale>: I once again bow to your superior historianship and etymological mastery. Keep on truckin' that informative truck, Tamale!
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  Domdaniel: Wasn't it a Christian fanatic named 'Saint' Cyril who murdered Hypatia, the great Alexandrian mathematician? She was scraped to death with oyster shells. Not the act of a gentleman, as Voltaire observed.

Whatever his crimes, M. Marzolo is scarcely the worst of all possible Cyrils.

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  perfidious: <Dom> Nasty way to go, one would think.

Wonder whether Hyapatia Lee took her stage name from Hypatia.

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  Domdaniel: <perf> I admit I hadn't heard of Hyapatia Lee. That may say something about me -- that I knew about an ancient Alexandrian mathematician, but not about a contemporary Cherokee-Irish pornocrat.

Or about you, I suppose, with terms reversed.

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  perfidious: <Dom> Quite possibly both.
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  PhilFeeley: <Dom & perf> There's a good film about that story from 2009, called Agora:

with Rachel Weisz in the role of Hypatia. As I recall, the murder scene wasn't as graphic as you describe.

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  PhilFeeley: A game in the Two Knights Defense missing here (and from Ninov's page) is Ninov-Marzolo, French Open, 2008. Why it's missing, I don't know, because it's a fairly recent game and a nice sharp one:

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. Ng5 Bc5 (wow!) 5. Nxf7 (why not?) Bxf2 (!?) 6. Kf1 (!) Qe7 7. Nxf8 d5 8. exd5 Nd4 9. d5 cxd6 10. Kxf2 d5 11. d3 dxc4 12. h3 cxd3 13. cxd3 Bd7 14. Re1 0-0-0 15. Kg1 Rxh8 16. Be3 Qd6 17. Nd2 Bc6 18. Nc4 Qd5 19. Qd2 b6 20. Rac1 Kb7 21. Bxd4 Qxd4+ 21. Qf2 1-0

A nice miniature. Most of the games in this line are won by black, so this is a good theoretical note that should be here.

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