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Nicolas Giffard
Number of games in database: 128
Years covered: 1978 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2247 (2360 rapid, 2355 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2393

Overall record: +39 -50 =39 (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 A41 D00
 Nimzo Indian (10) 
    E20 E22 E21
 Modern Benoni (9) 
    A57 A56 A65 A75
 Reti System (6) 
    A04 A06
 King's Indian (5) 
    E70 E61 E77
 English (5) 
    A15 A14
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (16) 
    B83 B28 B40 B57 B56
 Caro-Kann (16) 
    B12 B10 B13 B17 B18
 Sicilian Scheveningen (7) 
    B83 B81 B82
 Queen's Pawn Game (5) 
    A46 E00 A45 D02
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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, 70 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 6; games 1-25 of 128  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. N Giffard vs A Lombard  1-0351978OlympiadE20 Nimzo-Indian
2. N Giffard vs Ljubojevic  ½-½231978OlympiadA56 Benoni Defense
3. N Giffard vs Dzindzichashvili  ½-½121978OlympiadE20 Nimzo-Indian
4. V Ciocaltea vs N Giffard  0-1201978OlympiadB40 Sicilian
5. N Giffard vs A Kuligowski  1-0271978OlympiadE20 Nimzo-Indian
6. P Biyiasas vs N Giffard  1-0291978OlympiadA07 King's Indian Attack
7. N Giffard vs D Cramling  1-0331980VikingA65 Benoni, 6.e4
8. N Giffard vs Speelman  0-12219803rd EEC Team-chE20 Nimzo-Indian
9. N Giffard vs Skembris  1-0481980Chess OlympiadA56 Benoni Defense
10. N Giffard vs S Garcia Martinez  ½-½451980Chess OlympiadE20 Nimzo-Indian
11. Y Rantanen vs N Giffard  1-0291980Chess OlympiadB83 Sicilian
12. V Liberzon vs N Giffard  0-1371980Chess OlympiadB83 Sicilian
13. N Giffard vs S Heim  ½-½401980Chess OlympiadD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
14. Pinter vs N Giffard  1-0381982HUN-FRAA55 Old Indian, Main line
15. Kavalek vs N Giffard  1-0491982Chess OlympiadA46 Queen's Pawn Game
16. E Gonzales vs N Giffard  ½-½281982Chess OlympiadB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
17. S Heim vs N Giffard  ½-½431982Chess OlympiadB82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
18. N Giffard vs A Kuligowski  1-0491982Chess OlympiadA65 Benoni, 6.e4
19. A J Mestel vs N Giffard  1-0301982Chess OlympiadB83 Sicilian
20. G Andruet vs N Giffard  1-0561983Paris opE81 King's Indian, Samisch
21. N Giffard vs G Andruet  1-0401986FRA-chA57 Benko Gambit
22. N Giffard vs Ivkov  ½-½261987FRA-chTA56 Benoni Defense
23. N Giffard vs A Kuligowski  1-0261988Cannes opA45 Queen's Pawn Game
24. Fedorowicz vs N Giffard  1-0361988CannesA53 Old Indian
25. G Andruet vs N Giffard 1-0371988FRA-chD21 Queen's Gambit Accepted
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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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