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Nicolas Giffard
Number of games in database: 181
Years covered: 1978 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2247 (2360 rapid, 2355 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2393

Overall record: +56 -65 =60 (47.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (15) 
    A45 D02 E00 A41 E10
 Modern Benoni (12) 
    A57 A56 A65 A62 A75
 Nimzo Indian (10) 
    E20 E22 E21
 Reti System (9) 
    A04 A06
 English (7) 
    A15 A10 A17 A14
 King's Indian (6) 
    E61 E70 E77
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (25) 
    B83 B28 B82 B22 B32
 Caro-Kann (18) 
    B10 B12 B13 B18 B17
 Queen's Pawn Game (11) 
    A46 A45 E10 E00 D02
 Sicilian Scheveningen (10) 
    B83 B82 B80 B81
 English (4) 
    A13 A15
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   E Depoorter vs N Giffard, 2001 0-1
   Liberzon vs N Giffard, 1980 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   World Senior Teams Championship (65+) (2017)
   French Championship (1986)
   French Championship (1988)
   Hastings 2009/10 (2009)
   Aosta op 12th (2004)
   Buenos Aires Olympiad (1978)
   Buenos Aires Olympiad (1978)
   Valletta Olympiad (1980)
   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 8; games 1-25 of 181  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. N Giffard vs I Hakki  1-0401978Buenos Aires OlympiadA65 Benoni, 6.e4
2. N Giffard vs A Lombard  1-0351978Buenos Aires OlympiadE20 Nimzo-Indian
3. Ermenkov vs N Giffard  1-0381978Buenos Aires OlympiadB82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
4. N Giffard vs Ljubojevic  ½-½231978Buenos Aires OlympiadA56 Benoni Defense
5. N Giffard vs Dzindzichashvili  ½-½121978Buenos Aires OlympiadE20 Nimzo-Indian
6. R Calvo vs N Giffard  1-0661978Buenos Aires OlympiadD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
7. V Ciocaltea vs N Giffard  0-1201978Buenos Aires OlympiadB40 Sicilian
8. N Giffard vs A Kuligowski  1-0271978Buenos Aires OlympiadE20 Nimzo-Indian
9. Carlos Ruben Vasquez Horna vs N Giffard  0-1211978Buenos Aires OlympiadA45 Queen's Pawn Game
10. P Biyiasas vs N Giffard  1-0291978Buenos Aires OlympiadA07 King's Indian Attack
11. N Giffard vs D Cramling  1-0331980VikingA65 Benoni, 6.e4
12. N Giffard vs Speelman  0-12219803rd EEC Team-chE20 Nimzo-Indian
13. N Giffard vs Skembris  1-0481980Valletta OlympiadA56 Benoni Defense
14. N Giffard vs S Garcia Martinez  ½-½451980Valletta OlympiadE20 Nimzo-Indian
15. Rantanen vs N Giffard  1-0291980Valletta OlympiadB83 Sicilian
16. Liberzon vs N Giffard 0-1371980Valletta OlympiadB83 Sicilian
17. J A Rubinetti vs N Giffard  ½-½251980Valletta OlympiadA30 English, Symmetrical
18. N Giffard vs S Heim  ½-½401980Valletta OlympiadD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
19. H Wirthensohn vs N Giffard  ½-½411980Valletta OlympiadD42 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3
20. Pinter vs N Giffard  1-0381982HUN-FRAA55 Old Indian, Main line
21. Kavalek vs N Giffard  1-0491982Lucerne OlympiadA46 Queen's Pawn Game
22. E Gonzales vs N Giffard  ½-½281982Lucerne OlympiadB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
23. S Heim vs N Giffard  ½-½431982Lucerne OlympiadB82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
24. N Giffard vs A Kuligowski  1-0491982Lucerne OlympiadA65 Benoni, 6.e4
25. A J Mestel vs N Giffard  1-0301982Lucerne OlympiadB83 Sicilian
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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:

Feb-24-17  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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