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Nicolas Giffard
Number of games in database: 117
Years covered: 1978 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2260 (2360 rapid, 2355 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2393

Overall record: +36 -46 =35 (45.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (11) 
    D02 E00 A45 A40 D00
 Nimzo Indian (8) 
    E20 E22 E21
 Modern Benoni (8) 
    A57 A56 A65 A75
 Reti System (6) 
    A04 A06
 King's Indian (5) 
    E61 E70 E77
 English (5) 
    A15 A14
With the Black pieces:
 Caro-Kann (16) 
    B10 B12 B13 B17 B18
 Sicilian (11) 
    B28 B83 B40 B32 B56
 Queen's Pawn Game (4) 
    E00 D02 A45 A46
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   E Depoorter vs N Giffard, 2001 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   World Senior Teams Championship (65+) (2017)
   Hastings 2009/10 (2009)
   27th Cappelle-la-Grande (2011)
   29th Cappelle-la-Grande (2013)

   🏆 World Senior Teams Championship (65+)
   H Wademark vs N Giffard (May-02-17) 0-1
   H Kratschmer vs N Giffard (May-01-17) 0-1
   N Giffard vs H Titz (Apr-30-17) 1-0
   Pushkov vs N Giffard (Apr-28-17) 1-0
   B Baum vs N Giffard (Apr-27-17) 1/2-1/2

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(born Oct-04-1950, 68 years old) France

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Nicolas Giffard was born in La Baule, France. Awarded the IM title in 1980, he was French champion in 1978 and 1982.

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 117  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. N Giffard vs Ljubojevic  ½-½231978OlympiadA56 Benoni Defense
2. V Ciocaltea vs N Giffard  0-1201978OlympiadB40 Sicilian
3. N Giffard vs Dzindzichashvili  ½-½121978OlympiadE20 Nimzo-Indian
4. N Giffard vs A Kuligowski  1-0271978OlympiadE20 Nimzo-Indian
5. N Giffard vs D Cramling  1-0331980VikingA65 Benoni, 6.e4
6. N Giffard vs Speelman  0-1221980BerlinE20 Nimzo-Indian
7. Pinter vs N Giffard  1-0381982Budapest (Hungary)A55 Old Indian, Main line
8. N Giffard vs A Kuligowski  1-0491982Chess OlympiadA65 Benoni, 6.e4
9. G Andruet vs N Giffard  1-0561983Paris opE81 King's Indian, Samisch
10. N Giffard vs G Andruet  1-0401986FRA-chA57 Benko Gambit
11. N Giffard vs Ivkov  ½-½26198702A56 Benoni Defense
12. N Giffard vs A Kuligowski  1-0261988Cannes opA45 Queen's Pawn Game
13. G Andruet vs N Giffard 1-0371988FRA-chD21 Queen's Gambit Accepted
14. Fedorowicz vs N Giffard  1-0361988CannesA53 Old Indian
15. N Giffard vs Fedorowicz  ½-½161989Ch Paris (open)A04 Reti Opening
16. G Andruet vs N Giffard  ½-½421989Paris-ch opE91 King's Indian
17. G Andruet vs N Giffard  1-0661989FRA-chE90 King's Indian
18. N Giffard vs Psakhis  ½-½471989Paris-chA04 Reti Opening
19. N Giffard vs Barbero  0-1511989Lugano OpenE20 Nimzo-Indian
20. N Giffard vs G Andruet  0-1291990Val Maubuee opA00 Uncommon Opening
21. Kupreichik vs N Giffard  1-0501990Val MaubueeB56 Sicilian
22. N Giffard vs Hebden  1-0301992Touquet r4A15 English
23. N Giffard vs V Mandarin  ½-½431992Paris-ch opD76 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6
24. Rublevsky vs N Giffard  1-0401993ParisB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
25. Glek vs N Giffard  1-0261994Le TouquetB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 117  PGN Download
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  Benzol: Nicolas Giffard
Born 4th October 1950 in La Baule
An IM in 1980 he was French champion in 1978 and 1982.
Jun-16-06  BIDMONFA: Nicolas Giffard

GIFFARD, Nicolas

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  GrahamClayton: A photo of Giffard taken at the 1982 French Championship can be seen at:

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  diagonal: Nicolas Giffard was the creator of the games and chess consultant of <La diagonal du fou>

Film extract:

<Dangerous Moves> (english film title), in French: La Diagonale du fou is a 1984 French-language film about chess, directed by Richard Dembo, produced by Arthur Cohn, starring Michel Piccoli, Alexandre Arbatt, as well as Liv Ullmann, Leslie Caron, and Bernhard Wicki in prominent supporting roles.

Its original French title is "La diagonale du fou" ("The Fool's Diagonal"), referring to the chess piece called the bishop in English - but the fool in French, and in this language <fou> means also <crazy>, <mad>, <lunatic>, <raving>, <insane>, <loco> ..

The movie was a co-production between companies in France and Switzerland. It tells the story of two very different men competing in the final match of the World Chess Championship.

Critical reviews:

The film won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1985 (for the year 1984); it was submitted by the Swiss government, and gave that nation its first Oscar win.

It also won the Louis Delluc Prize, the Prix de l'Académie du Cinema, the César Award for Best Debut. Amongst others, the film was nominated for the Golden Globe, USA in 1985, and Michel Piccoli was nominated for the César Award as Best Actor.

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