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Robert Fontaine
R Fontaine 
Number of games in database: 306
Years covered: 1992 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2549
Highest rating achieved in database: 2572

Overall record: +82 -69 =123 (52.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 32 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (50) 
    B90 B31 B91 B81 B27
 Ruy Lopez (16) 
    C77 C64 C78 C67 C60
 Sicilian Najdorf (13) 
    B90 B91
 French Defense (13) 
    C16 C11 C10 C02 C13
 Queen's Pawn Game (10) 
    D02 A45
 Caro-Kann (9) 
    B18 B15 B17 B16 B12
With the Black pieces:
 Caro-Kann (32) 
    B18 B12 B11 B13 B14
 Slav (24) 
    D15 D10 D11 D17 D12
 Sicilian (15) 
    B65 B52 B54 B28 B20
 Ruy Lopez (14) 
    C67 C61 C78 C65 C68
 Nimzo Indian (9) 
    E32 E54 E20
 King's Indian (8) 
    E60 E77 E81 E98 E90
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   R Fontaine vs K Jedryczka, 2001 1-0
   Vaisser vs R Fontaine, 2006 0-1
   H Tirard vs R Fontaine, 2001 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Rilton Cup (2007)
   French Championship (2006)
   French Championship (2005)
   French Championship (2007)
   XXXV Rilton Cup (2006)
   National Open (2006)
   European Club Cup (2007)
   EU-ch 4th (2003)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   Bundesliga 2011/12 (2011)

   🏆 Pro Chess League
   R Fontaine vs Carlsen (Feb-04-18) 0-1, rapid
   R Fontaine vs Ghosh Diptayan (Feb-04-18) 0-1, rapid
   K Holm vs R Fontaine (Feb-04-18) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   V Plat vs R Fontaine (Feb-04-18) 1-0, rapid
   D Andreikin vs R Fontaine (Feb-04-18) 1-0, rapid

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(born Nov-18-1980, 39 years old) France (federation/nationality Switzerland)

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Robert Fontaine was born in Suresnes. He became an International Master in 1997 and a Grandmaster in 2002. In 2007 he won the Rilton Cup (2007) with a score of 7.5/9.

He regularly reports for the French chess magazine Europe Échecs. In 2009 he married Ukrainian GM Kateryna Alexandrovna Lagno and together they had one son. The couple has separated.

Wikipedia article: Robert Fontaine

Last updated: 2019-11-18 10:49:56

 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 306  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. R Fontaine vs H Stevic  1-0291992EU-ch U12C55 Two Knights Defense
2. R Fontaine vs C Flear  ½-½351992Le TouquetC50 Giuoco Piano
3. J Gallagher vs R Fontaine 1-0271994Bern opC34 King's Gambit Accepted
4. R Fontaine vs V Malakhov  0-1351994Wch U14B27 Sicilian
5. R Watfe vs R Fontaine  0-1831994Wch U14C27 Vienna Game
6. R Fontaine vs V Malakhov  0-12519953rd Youth OlympiadB27 Sicilian
7. Leko vs R Fontaine 1-06319953rd Youth OlympiadA00 Uncommon Opening
8. R Fontaine vs Bacrot  ½-½671995Enghien-les-BainsB56 Sicilian
9. J Srokowski vs R Fontaine  ½-½131995Enghien-les-BainsC25 Vienna
10. R Fontaine vs Korchnoi  0-1401996GenerationsC01 French, Exchange
11. Smyslov vs R Fontaine  1-0361996GenerationsD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
12. R Fontaine vs Smyslov  ½-½441996GenerationsC45 Scotch Game
13. R Fontaine vs Ivkov  0-1371996GenerationsC02 French, Advance
14. Korchnoi vs R Fontaine 1-0421996GenerationsA20 English
15. Sosonko vs R Fontaine  1-0461996GenerationsE18 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3
16. Ivkov vs R Fontaine  ½-½251996GenerationsA09 Reti Opening
17. R Fontaine vs Sosonko  0-1551996GenerationsB65 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...Be7 Defense, 9...Nxd4
18. Korchnoi vs R Fontaine  1-0471997Enghien les Bains 2ndD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
19. R Fontaine vs Bacrot  0-1261997Enghien-les-Bains 2ndC60 Ruy Lopez
20. R Fontaine vs K Spraggett  0-1541997Enghien-les-Bains 2ndB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
21. J R Koch vs R Fontaine  ½-½321997FRA-chB10 Caro-Kann
22. R Fontaine vs J L Chabanon  0-1521997FRA-chB07 Pirc
23. D Anic vs R Fontaine  1-0601997FRA-chA06 Reti Opening
24. R Fontaine vs M Leski 0-1571997FRA-chB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
25. Vaisser vs R Fontaine  ½-½581997FRA-chD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-30-05  aw1988: <suenteus po 147> Any relation?
Oct-30-05  suenteus po 147: <aw1988> Not that I'm aware of. However, it's possible. I know I come from a long line of Fontaines. But then again, Fontaine is a pretty common name in France.
Jan-12-06  prinsallan: 147 = Bachs best cantata. Any relation?
Jan-17-06  Amoceann: Fontaine, I'll bet for Québec, not France.
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  WannaBe: Robert is a FR. GM. will be at the Las Vegas Chess Tournament in June.
Aug-20-06  suenteus po 147: <prinsallan> I've never heard it. But you've given me a good idea of what I should listen to next :)
Aug-23-06  BIDMONFA: Robert Fontaine


Jan-05-07  jenspetersson: Fontaine just won one of Sweden's top tournaments, Rilton Cup, if their live transmission is correct.
Jan-05-07  Wild Bill: It is correct. Congratulations to M. Fontaine.
Jan-09-07  trumbull0042: Doesn't Bach mean fountain in German?
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  WannaBe: According to Babelfish, Bach in German is brook in English.
Jan-10-07  Wild Bill: Famous remark attributed to Beethoven: <He should not have been called the Brooke but the Sea.>
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  gambitfan: Enfin un joueur français sur ce site... Mais pourquoi aucune biographie ?
Apr-14-07  THE pawn: Qu'est-ce que tu veux dire? Il y a des tonnes de joueurs français sur chessgames.
Sep-02-08  Billy Vaughan: Oui, je peux trouver au moins les joueurs que je connais déjà ...

Etienne Bacrot
Maxime Vachier Lagrave
Laurent Fressinet
Marcel Duchamp (haha !)

Et puis ceux qui habitent la France mais qui viennent d'autrepart ...

Josif D Dorfman
Vladislav Tkachiev
et sûrement on connais ceci...Alexander Alekhine

Dommage qu'ils n'aient pas tous de biographie, mais ils se trouvent ici.

Feb-28-09  Billy Vaughan: Félicitations pour votre mariage avec Kateryna Lahno !
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  Penguincw: Happy 33rd birthday to French GM: Robert Fontaine.
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  ketchuplover: He might be playing at
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  diagonal: French GM and chess journalist Robert Fontaine switched FIDE Federation from France to Monaco last year (Transfer fee Euro 5.000):

In 2016, Fontaine played occasionally in the decentralised Swiss Team Championship (NLB).

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  JonathanJ: His marriage to K. Lahno is long over, she's married to Grishuk now according to Wikipedia.
Nov-18-19  keithbc: No it’s Natalie zhukova that married grischuk
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  keypusher: <keithbc: No it’s Natalie zhukova that married grischuk>

She did, but....

Alexander Grischuk

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  diagonal: In November 2018, Fontaine switched again. He plays now for the Federation of Switzerland (transfer Fee Euro 3.500):

However, at the European Team Chess Championship at Batumi in 2019, Robert Fontaine did not play.

The Swiss team members were <Sebastian Bogner>, a former B-player from Germany on board one, followed by <Yannick Pelletier>, then from the younger generation <Nico Georgiadis>, born in 1996, and IM <Olivier Kurmann>. On the reserve board senior <Joe Gallagher>, born in 1964, a well-known writer, British and multiple Swiss National Champion (he has represented his adopted country Switzerland regularly since the mid-1990s at the Chess Olympiad and at the European Team Chess Championship); <Noel Studer> absent, <Vadim Milov> not nominated (another chess player in long time conflict with his Federation).

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