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.
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G Andruet vs Tal, 1989 1-0
P Castets vs G Andruet, 1991 0-1
G Andruet vs J P Boudre, 1984 1-0
G Andruet vs M Cocozza, 1984 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
| page 1 of 21; games 1-25 of 517
|1. Garcia vs G Andruet
||1-0||14||1981||Wijk aan Zee III||A07 King's Indian Attack|
|2. G Andruet vs J D Tisdall
|| ||0-1||38||1982||Gausdal Young Men||A77 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 10.Nd2|
|3. P Cramling vs G Andruet
|| ||½-½||78||1982||Gausdal INT||B82 Sicilian, Scheveningen|
|4. E J Gausel vs G Andruet
|| ||0-1||36||1982||Gausdal Young Men||B22 Sicilian, Alapin|
|5. B Adler vs G Andruet
||0-1||29||1982||Gausdal Young Men||E30 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad|
|6. G Andruet vs J F Nykopp
|| ||½-½||62||1982||Gausdal INT||E11 Bogo-Indian Defense|
|7. J Tompa vs G Andruet
|| ||0-1||29||1982||Bagneux||B82 Sicilian, Scheveningen|
|8. T Ernst vs G Andruet
|| ||1-0||43||1982||Gausdal Young Men||B81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack|
|9. Kudrin vs G Andruet
|| ||1-0||35||1982||Gausdal INT||B80 Sicilian, Scheveningen|
|10. G Andruet vs Popovych
|| ||1-0||42||1982||Gausdal INT||A57 Benko Gambit|
|11. G Andruet vs Kouatly
|| ||½-½||21||1982||Bagneux||D84 Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit Accepted|
|12. G Andruet vs de Firmian
|| ||½-½||34||1982||Gausdal Young Men||A75 Benoni, Classical with ...a6 and 10...Bg4|
|13. G Andruet vs T J Pirttimaki
|| ||0-1||31||1982||Gausdal INT||E91 King's Indian|
|14. P Dely vs G Andruet
|| ||1-0||51||1982||HUN-FRA||D32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch|
|15. J Herzog vs G Andruet
|| ||0-1||54||1982||Gausdal INT||A70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3|
|16. G Andruet vs Gheorghiu
|| ||0-1||23||1982||Bagneux||A56 Benoni Defense|
|17. R Akesson vs G Andruet
|| ||½-½||16||1982||Gausdal Young Men||E39 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation|
|18. K Thorsteins vs G Andruet
|| ||½-½||48||1982||Gausdal INT||B82 Sicilian, Scheveningen|
|19. G Andruet vs L Hazai
|| ||0-1||41||1982||HUN-FRA||E81 King's Indian, Samisch|
|20. G Andruet vs J Hartung-Nielsen
|| ||0-1||35||1982||Gausdal INT||D33 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch|
|21. G Andruet vs P Manne
|| ||1-0||28||1982||Gausdal Young Men||A56 Benoni Defense|
|22. G Andruet vs Kovacs
|| ||1-0||70||1982||Eksjo-B 10th||D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|23. A Martorelli vs G Andruet
|| ||0-1||31||1982||Eksjo-B 10th||B80 Sicilian, Scheveningen|
|24. G Andruet vs D Orseth
|| ||½-½||41||1982||Eksjo-B 10th||D84 Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit Accepted|
|25. R Lekander vs G Andruet
|| ||½-½||10||1982||Eksjo-B 10th||D02 Queen's Pawn Game|
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|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: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6...
Part 2: http://www.dailymotion.com/boola-p/...
Part 3: http://www.dailymotion.com/boola-p/...
|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>
|Jan-15-16|| ||perfidious: A kibitz at M Santo-Roman vs G Andruet, 1986 describes the circumstances of this player's end.|
|Oct-28-17|| ||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)
|May-25-18|| ||takchess: http://tartajubow.blogspot.com/2018.... Btw . Tartajubow blog is very wide ranging and worth following. A great bio picture.|
|May-25-18|| ||ChessHigherCat: <takchess> Very interesting quote, thanks, but I had to read this 5 or 6 times before I understood what was going on:|
< White is threatening 26.Qe6 mate. There is no adequate defense so Andruet resigned. However, Seret wrote 26.Qe6 mate on his scoresheet and when they exchanged scoresheets for signing, Andruet drew a line through the move. When the scoresheet was handed back to Seret he punched Andruet in the face and drew blood. The men were separated and a "supervisory commission" met and decided to punish Seret after the tournament. The decision left Andruet furious and he produced a medical certificate and withdrew from the tournament. The commission's decision seems lenient, but it probably had something to do with the fact that Seret's reputation at the board had always been above reproach while the same thing could not be said of Andruet.>
What they should have said is this:
<The men were separated and a "supervisory commission", <instead of expelling Seret from the tournament immediately,> decided to punish Seret after the tournament.>
Some authors would rather be incomprehensible than repeat a name.
|Jan-28-19|| ||kereru: Andruet played Lamford during the euro team championship qualifier in Paris 1982, but I haven't been able to find either game in a database. I did find the first several moves of his game with White in Lamford's 1983 book on the Albin Counter Gambit however, without any mention of the ending.|
Given that both Andruet and Lamford were strong players who would have been familiar names to British chess fans in 1982, it does seem strange that the alleged three rooks vs two rooks endgame is not in any databases or any contemporary magazines that I've seen. The claim has been removed from wikipedia for lack of sourcing.
Maybe someone can contact Mr Lamford and ask for confirmation?
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