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Gilles Andruet
G Andruet 
Number of games in database: 517
Years covered: 1981 to 1995
Highest rating achieved in database: 2430

Overall record: +197 -172 =148 (52.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (39) 
    E71 E94 E81 E91 E98
 Modern Benoni (29) 
    A61 A58 A56 A57 A75
 Queen's Indian (27) 
    E15 E16 E12 E17 E19
 Grunfeld (20) 
    D91 D86 D87 D84 D71
 Queen's Pawn Game (17) 
    D02 A41 A40 E00 A46
 Bogo Indian (17) 
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (73) 
    B80 B40 B81 B22 B23
 Sicilian Scheveningen (38) 
    B80 B81 B82 B85 B84
 Modern Benoni (34) 
    A57 A58 A70
 Benko Gambit (33) 
    A57 A58
 Queen's Indian (24) 
    E12 E19 E17 E18 E15
 Reti System (20) 
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   G Andruet vs Tal, 1989 1-0

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(born Mar-30-1958, died Aug-22-1995, 37 years old) France

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A French International Master (1982) and former French champion (1988), Andruet played on three French Olympiad teams (1982, 1984 and 1988). He was murdered in mysterious circumstances in Paris by three men. His father was the famous racecar driver, Jean-Claude Andruet.

Wikipedia article: Gilles Andruet

Last updated: 2016-09-18 08:43:42

 page 1 of 21; games 1-25 of 517  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Garcia vs G Andruet 1-0141981Wijk aan Zee IIIA07 King's Indian Attack
2. J Tompa vs G Andruet  0-1291982BagneuxB82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
3. T Ernst vs G Andruet  1-0431982Gausdal Young MenB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
4. Kudrin vs G Andruet  1-0351982Gausdal INTB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
5. G Andruet vs Popovych  1-0421982Gausdal INTA57 Benko Gambit
6. G Andruet vs Kouatly  ½-½211982BagneuxD84 Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit Accepted
7. G Andruet vs de Firmian  ½-½341982Gausdal Young MenA75 Benoni, Classical with ...a6 and 10...Bg4
8. G Andruet vs T J Pirttimaki  0-1311982Gausdal INTE91 King's Indian
9. P Dely vs G Andruet  1-0511982HUN-FRAD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
10. J Herzog vs G Andruet  0-1541982Gausdal INTA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
11. G Andruet vs Gheorghiu  0-1231982BagneuxA56 Benoni Defense
12. R Akesson vs G Andruet  ½-½161982Gausdal Young MenE39 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation
13. K Thorsteins vs G Andruet  ½-½481982Gausdal INTB82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
14. G Andruet vs L Hazai  0-1411982HUN-FRAE81 King's Indian, Samisch
15. G Andruet vs J Hartung-Nielsen  0-1351982Gausdal INTD33 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
16. G Andruet vs P Manne  1-0281982Gausdal Young MenA56 Benoni Defense
17. G Andruet vs J D Tisdall  0-1381982Gausdal Young MenA77 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 10.Nd2
18. P Cramling vs G Andruet  ½-½781982Gausdal INTB82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
19. E J Gausel vs G Andruet  0-1361982Gausdal Young MenB22 Sicilian, Alapin
20. B Adler vs G Andruet 0-1291982Gausdal Young MenE30 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad
21. G Andruet vs J F Nykopp  ½-½621982Gausdal INTE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
22. G Andruet vs Kovacs  1-0701982Eksjo-B 10thD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
23. A Martorelli vs G Andruet  0-1311982Eksjo-B 10thB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
24. G Andruet vs D Orseth  ½-½411982Eksjo-B 10thD84 Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit Accepted
25. R Lekander vs G Andruet  ½-½101982Eksjo-B 10thD02 Queen's Pawn Game
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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-26-05  Eastfrisian: He was born in Paris on 30.03.1958 and died on 22.08.1995 (official).

In 1982 he awarded the IM. His father was the famous ralley-driver Jean-Claude Andruet.

Gilles Andruet was found dead near Paris in a plastic bag. He was trashed to death. The reason may have been his passion of playing (for money?). It is said, the he could often be found in playing clubs.

Sad end of a talented chess-player.

Mar-30-06  BIDMONFA: Gilles Andruet


Mar-30-07  gambitfan: Quite a few chess players seem to get a violent death... A Russian champion was murdered by burglars at his home in Moscow, didn't he ?
Mar-30-07  Timex: yeah. Poor guy.
May-24-09  myschkin: . . .

"Meurtre de Gilles Andruet, échec et mat"

TV reportage (in French, 2008):

Part 1:

Part 2:

Part 3:

Mar-16-11  MountainMatt: There is a kibitz on the Mar-15-11 "daily puzzle" mentioning the plastic bag he was found in. I figured it was a tall tale, but apparently not. R.I.P. monsieur Andruet.
Sep-27-13  Abdooss: Andruet beat Tal in 1989.

<G Andruet vs Tal, 1989>

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  perfidious: A kibitz at M Santo-Roman vs G Andruet, 1986 describes the circumstances of this player's end.
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  Bubo bubo: According to wikipedia's article on pawnless endgames, Andruet has won a rather exceptional such endgame, three (!) rooks vs two, against Paul A Lamford during a France vs Wales match in 1980.

Can anyone confirm this? I am a bit suspicious: shouldn't such an extraordinary game be better known? (But, on the contrary, another strange pawnless endgame, nine men including three black knights, also went widely unnoticed: S Sergienko vs G Vescovi, 2010)

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