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Pascal Charbonneau
P Charbonneau 
Number of games in database: 312
Years covered: 1998 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2505
Highest rating achieved in database: 2517

Overall record: +101 -84 =80 (53.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 47 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (57) 
    B25 B22 B92 B90 B42
 French Defense (19) 
    C18 C02 C10 C11 C07
 Caro-Kann (17) 
    B10 B12 B14 B16 B11
 Ruy Lopez (12) 
    C65 C67 C84 C78 C91
 Sicilian Najdorf (11) 
    B92 B90 B91 B97 B96
 Scotch Game (10) 
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (58) 
    B43 B56 B25 B22 B42
 Sicilian Kan (10) 
    B43 B42 B41
 Sicilian Dragon (9) 
    B76 B78 B72 B74 B73
 King's Indian (9) 
    E92 E70 E97 E81 E98
 Sicilian Taimanov (8) 
    B48 B47 B49 B45
 Nimzo Indian (8) 
    E32 E20 E37 E39 E41
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   P Charbonneau vs Anand, 2006 1-0
   T Roussel-Roozmon vs P Charbonneau, 2008 0-1
   E Perelshteyn vs P Charbonneau, 2006 0-1
   P Charbonneau vs Kamsky, 2007 1/2-1/2
   P Charbonneau vs A Lesiege, 2002 1-0
   Nakamura vs P Charbonneau, 2008 1/2-1/2

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   77th Canadian Championship (2004)
   Canadian Closed (2006)
   Montreal Empresa International (2006)
   Aosta op 12th (2004)
   Trophee Universitaire (2006)
   Torneo Continental Americano (2003)
   Montreal (2008)
   Foxwoods Open (2009)
   Foxwoods Open (2008)
   Reykjavik Open (2004)
   Dresden Olympiad (2008)
   Calvia Olympiad (2004)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   Turin Olympiad (2006)
   Pro Chess League (2018)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   2000 Charbonneau - Miladinovic by gauer
   Canadian Games by ruylopez900

   🏆 PRO League Group Stage
   P Charbonneau vs N Noritsyn (Mar-07-19) 0-1, rapid
   S Thavandiran vs P Charbonneau (Mar-06-19) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   P Charbonneau vs Krishna G V Sai (Mar-06-19) 1-0, rapid
   I Saric vs P Charbonneau (Mar-06-19) 1-0, rapid
   P Charbonneau vs W So (Feb-13-19) 0-1, rapid

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(born May-06-1983, 37 years old) Canada

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Pascal Charbonneau was born in Montreal, Canada in 1983 and was coached by Richard Berube in his earlier school years. His younger sister is Anne Marie Charbonneau. He was formerly married to GM Irina Krush.

In 1998, he won the Canadian Cadet Championship with 7/9. He tied for 1st-3rd with 5.5/6 (in individual scores) at the Pan-Am intercollegiate championship while playing 4th board for the 2nd place finishing U of Maryland, Baltimore county (A) team in 2001, behind their 1st place finishing B-team. He is a two-time Canadian champion (2002 - winning both the Canadian Closed (he won a 2-game play-off versus Kevin Spraggett by 1.5/0.5) and Canadian Open - and again the Closed in 2004 (a tie for 1st-2nd with Eric Lawson was decided by a play-off sweep of a 2-game match)). He was Quebec champion at the age of 16 and Canadian Champion at the age of 18. In 2006, he achieved the title of grandmaster by earning his third GM norm by winning the 2006 Chicago Winter Invitational with 6/9. He has represented Canada at major team events such as Olympiad (2008) , 37th Chess Olympiad (2006) , 36th Olympiad (2004) , Bled Olympiad (2002) and Chess Olympiad (2000), accumulating 26 points in 52 team games. In 2008, while playing for the New York Knights, he won the most improved player award of the USCL (4), and previously while playing for Baltimore in 2005, he made the top board of the top selected USCL all-star team. Later, in 2016, the Montclair Sopranos team beat(5) the Toronto Dragons Pro Chess League team with his score of 3-1 to open their season.

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Wikipedia article: Pascal Charbonneau

Last updated: 2020-02-02 02:29:26

 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 312  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. P Charbonneau vs L Day 0-1431998North Bay InternationalB06 Robatsch
2. L Christiansen vs P Charbonneau  1-0261999?A20 English
3. Nickoloff vs P Charbonneau  1-0291999Pan-Am opD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
4. S Lacroix vs P Charbonneau  0-1381999Laval op U26B32 Sicilian
5. P Charbonneau vs Smagin  0-1232000Montreal 1stE54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
6. P Charbonneau vs I Miladinovic  1-0352000Montreal MatchB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
7. I Miladinovic vs P Charbonneau  1-0242000Montreal MatchA28 English
8. P Charbonneau vs I Miladinovic  ½-½372000Montreal MatchB30 Sicilian
9. I Miladinovic vs P Charbonneau  0-1482000Montreal MatchA04 Reti Opening
10. P Charbonneau vs I Miladinovic  1-0412000Montreal MatchB06 Robatsch
11. I Miladinovic vs P Charbonneau  1-0242000Montreal MatchD00 Queen's Pawn Game
12. K Georgiev vs P Charbonneau  ½-½412000Istanbul OlympiadD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
13. D Solak vs P Charbonneau  1-0212000Istanbul OlympiadB25 Sicilian, Closed
14. P Charbonneau vs Safin  0-1372000Istanbul OlympiadC45 Scotch Game
15. P Charbonneau vs R Kalod  1-0422001Elbow Beach Club GMBB22 Sicilian, Alapin
16. B Vuckovic vs P Charbonneau  1-0562001Elbow Beach Club GMBB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
17. P Charbonneau vs J C Alvarez Marquez  0-1492001Elbow Beach Club GMBB22 Sicilian, Alapin
18. P Charbonneau vs G Shahade 0-1822001Elbow Beach Club GMBB22 Sicilian, Alapin
19. P Charbonneau vs Y Teplitsky  ½-½532001Elbow Beach Club GMBB22 Sicilian, Alapin
20. Blehm vs P Charbonneau  1-0352001Elbow Beach Club GMBB49 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
21. P Charbonneau vs I Krush IntB25 Sicilian, Closed
22. P Charbonneau vs I Novikov IntB23 Sicilian, Closed
23. D Ippolito vs P Charbonneau  ½-½ IntD02 Queen's Pawn Game
24. P Charbonneau vs J Sarkar  ½-½ IntC07 French, Tarrasch
25. Yudasin vs P Charbonneau IntA07 King's Indian Attack
 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 312  PGN Download
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Feb-01-07  TheWhiteRider: As a French Canadian myself I am proud of his girl friend Krush over Akobian and now Kornchoi at the Gibraltar tournament. (Bravo, je vous souhait le meilleur.)
May-06-08  brankat: Happy Birthday Pascal!
Mar-02-09  PhilFeeley: Does anybody know what Charbonneau is up to these days? Is he working in economics? His chess blog hasn't been updated since 2006.
Apr-07-09  Dredge Rivers: <PhilFeeley>

Yeah! Whatever happened to Mr. Krush? :)

Apr-11-09  PhilFeeley: Now Pascal's blog no longer exists. He's playing in this year's Foxwoods Open. He was probably concentrating on his studies before now.

As for "Mr. Krush", I was discussing this with Frederic Friedel (of Chessbase) and he said they were not married, despite the reference I have to it in Paul Hoffman's book "King's Gambit" (p. 418). Mr. Friedel did not explain.

Apr-12-09  Dredge Rivers: <PhilFeeley> <he said they were not married>

So, Irina Krush is still available? SWEEEEEET! :)

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  Open Defence: <So, Irina Krush is still available? > not married does not mean still available :)
Apr-12-09  Dredge Rivers: <OpenDefence> <not married does not mean still available>

You mean, Quagmire was wrong? SOB!

But hey, at least Eliza Dushku is still on the market! :)

May-06-09  gauer: Happy birthday, GM Charbonneau.
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  wordfunph: I couldn't forget the upset victory of GM Charbonneau over Vishy in Olympiad, Happy Birthday GM Pascal Charbonneau!
May-06-09  TheChessGuy: Bon anniversaire, M. Charbonneau!!
May-06-09  jackpawn: So is he married to Krush or not?
May-23-09  supertimchan: The blog listed is no longer valid. Please remove it.
Jul-20-09  Dredge Rivers: Any relation to Joe?
Sep-14-09  timhortons:

pascal playing in the US chess leaugue!

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  wordfunph: enjoy your 27th birthday Pascal..
Dec-27-10  philchess: He visited this chess organization I was in last May and conducted a simul. I was part of the simul and here's the PGN.


1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nd4 4.Bc4 g6 5.Nf3 d6 6.Nxd4 cxd4 7.Ne2 Bg7 8.c3 Nf6 9.d3 dxc3 10.Nxc3 0-0 11.0-0 h6 12.h3 a6 13.a3 b6 14.f4 e6 15.Bb3 Re8 16.f5 exf5 17.Qf3 bb7 18.Qg3 d5 19.exf Nh5 20.Qg4 Nf6 21.Qf3 g5 22.h4 g4 23.Qf2 d4 24.Ne2 Nh5 25.f6 Nf6 26.Ng3 Qe7 27.Nf5 Qe2 28.Nxg7 Qxf2 29.Rxf2 Re1+ 30.Kh2 Rxc1 31.Rxc1 Kxg2 32.Rc2 Bd5 33.Bxd5 Nxd5 34.Rhxf7 1-0

Aug-21-12  PhilFeeley: What happend to this guy? He's dropped of the map. Did he officially retire from chess, like Mark Bluvshtein? Sad day for Canada to lose two GMs.
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  HeMateMe: I think Iread somewhere that he got a regular job, something to do with computers or financial services, not sure.
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  Troller: His last rated games were in Bermuda Open 2011. He is listed as inactive on the FIDE rating list, but will be Canada's current #5 if he starts playing again.
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  HeMateMe: Nice photo. Happy fellow.
Sep-17-13  PhilFeeley: He played in the U.S. chess league this summer. I guess he hasn't given up the game yet, unlike Mark Bluvshtein.
Apr-04-14  Gottschalk: [Event "USCL Finals"]
[Site "Baltimore vs Miami"]
[Date "2005.11.23"]
[Round "12"]
[White "Pascal Charbonneau"]
[Black "Julio Becerra Rivero"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C55"]
[WhiteElo "2506"]
[BlackElo "2622"]
[PlyCount "143"]

1.e4e5 2.Bc4 Nf6 3.d3 Nc6 4.Nf3 Be7 5.Bb3 0-0 6.0-0 d6 7.c3 Na5 8.Bc2 c5 9.Nbd2 Re8 10.a3 Bf8 11.b4 Nc6 12.Re1 h6 13.Bb2 Bd7 14.Nf1 Rc8 15.Ne3 Ng4 16.Nd5 Ne7 17.Nxe7+ Qxe7 18.h3 Nf6 19.d4 exd4 20.cxd4 c4 21.Rc1 g6 22.d5 c3 23.Ba1 Bg7 24. Bb1 Nh5 25.Re3 c2 26.Bxc2 Bxa1 27.Rxa1 Qf6 28.Rb1 Nf4 29.Ba4 b5 30.Bb3 g5 31.Qd2 Ng6 32.Qd4 Qxd4 33.Nxd4 Ne5 34.Ra1 Re7 35.Ree1 Nd3 36.Re3 Ne5 37.f3 Ree8 38.a4 a6 39.axb5 axb5 40.Ra6 Rc1+ 41.Kf2 Rb1 42.Rxd6 h5 43.Rc3 Ra8 44.Nc6 Rb2+ 45.Bc2 Bxc6 46.dxc6 Nc4 47.Rd1 Rc8 48.Rd5 Rxc6 49.Rxg5+ Kf8 50.Rxb5 Ne5 51.Rbc5 Re6 52. b5 h4 53.Ke3 Nd7 54.Rf5 Rg6 55.Rc7 Ke8 56.Bd3 Rgxg2 57.b6 Rb3 58.Rb5 Rgb2 59.Rd5 Nxb6 60.Rd4 Rh2 61.e5 Rxh3 62.Kf4 Rh2 63.Be4 Re2 64.e6 Rxe4+ 65.fxe4 fxe6 66.Rd6 h3 67.Rxe6+ Kd8 68.Rh7 Nc4 69.Rg6 Rf3+ 70.Kxf3 Ne5+ 71.Ke3 Nxg6 72.Rxh3 1-0

Feb-13-20  belgradegambit: He's joined Chess24 and is doing banter blitz
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  Breunor: I talked to him a few times a few years ago when I was president of the NY Bankerís Chess League. He was our guest speaker at our annual dinner.

He was very good; a very nice guy. He is articulate and a very good speaker.

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