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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 (41) 
    E71 E94 E91 E90 E98
 Modern Benoni (29) 
    A61 A57 A56 A58 A77
 Queen's Indian (27) 
    E15 E12 E16 E17 E19
 Grunfeld (19) 
    D91 D86 D84 D87 D92
 Queen's Pawn Game (17) 
    D02 A41 A40 E00 A46
 Bogo Indian (17) 
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (72) 
    B40 B80 B81 B23 B82
 Sicilian Scheveningen (38) 
    B80 B81 B82 B83 B84
 Modern Benoni (34) 
    A57 A58 A70
 Benko Gambit (33) 
    A57 A58
 Queen's Indian (24) 
    E12 E17 E19 E14 E18
 Queen's Pawn Game (17) 
    A46 D02 A40 E00
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   G Andruet vs Tal, 1989 1-0
   P Castets vs G Andruet, 1991 0-1
   G Andruet vs M Cocozza, 1984 1-0
   B Miljanic vs G Andruet, 1989 0-1

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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. G Andruet vs L Hazai  0-1411982HUN-FRAE81 King's Indian, Samisch
3. G Andruet vs J Hartung-Nielsen  0-1351982Gausdal INTD33 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
4. G Andruet vs P Manne  1-0281982Gausdal Young MenA56 Benoni Defense
5. G Andruet vs J D Tisdall  0-1381982Gausdal Young MenA77 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 10.Nd2
6. P Cramling vs G Andruet  ½-½781982Gausdal INTB82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
7. E J Gausel vs G Andruet  0-1361982Gausdal Young MenB22 Sicilian, Alapin
8. B Adler vs G Andruet 0-1291982Gausdal Young MenE30 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad
9. G Andruet vs J F Nykopp  ½-½621982Gausdal INTE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
10. J Tompa vs G Andruet  0-1291982BagneuxB82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
11. T Ernst vs G Andruet  1-0431982Gausdal Young MenB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
12. Kudrin vs G Andruet  1-0351982Gausdal INTB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
13. G Andruet vs Popovych  1-0421982Gausdal INTA57 Benko Gambit
14. G Andruet vs Kouatly  ½-½211982BagneuxD84 Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit Accepted
15. G Andruet vs de Firmian  ½-½341982Gausdal Young MenA75 Benoni, Classical with ...a6 and 10...Bg4
16. G Andruet vs T J Pirttimaki  0-1311982Gausdal INTE91 King's Indian
17. P Dely vs G Andruet  1-0511982HUN-FRAD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
18. J Herzog vs G Andruet  0-1541982Gausdal INTA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
19. G Andruet vs Gheorghiu  0-1231982BagneuxA56 Benoni Defense
20. R Akesson vs G Andruet  ½-½161982Gausdal Young MenE39 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation
21. K Thorsteins vs G Andruet  ½-½481982Gausdal INTB82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
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


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  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)

May-25-18  takchess: Btw . Tartajubow blog is very wide ranging and worth following. A great bio picture.
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  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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