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Sebastien Feller

Number of games in database: 410
Years covered: 2003 to 2022
Last FIDE rating: 2568 (2622 rapid, 2503 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2668
Overall record: +133 -93 =170 (55.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 14 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (22) 
    E92 E94 E77 E81 E91
 Slav (21) 
    D15 D11 D10 D17 D12
 Queen's Pawn Game (15) 
    D02 E00 D00 A41 A50
 Queen's Gambit Declined (13) 
    D38 D37 D30 D39 D35
 Semi-Slav (12) 
    D44 D45 D47 D49 D46
 Queen's Indian (12) 
    E15 E17 E12 E19 E16
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (43) 
    B90 B52 B96 B92 B32
 Sicilian Najdorf (17) 
    B90 B96 B92 B94 B93
 Ruy Lopez (16) 
    C67 C65 C92 C95
 Queen's Pawn Game (16) 
    D02 A45 E10 A41 A40
 Queen's Gambit Declined (14) 
    D31 D39 D38 D35 D30
 Slav (14) 
    D12 D10 D11 D17 D15
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   S Feller vs S Williams, 2009 1-0
   S Feller vs R Hovhannisyan, 2007 1-0
   A Timofeev vs S Feller, 2010 0-1
   S Martinovic vs S Feller, 2005 1/2-1/2
   J Cappon vs S Feller, 2006 0-1
   L Casanellas Ruano vs S Feller, 2007 0-1
   S Feller vs H Daurelle, 2005 1-0
   S Feller vs Fedorchuk, 2006 1-0
   Grischuk vs S Feller, 2011 1/2-1/2
   S Feller vs Grischuk, 2011 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   7th International Chess Festival (2009)
   French Championship (2011)
   European Team Championship (2009)
   French Championship (2008)
   European Championship (2011)
   French Championship (2009)
   French Team Championship (2018)
   World Junior Championship (2007)
   Khanty-Mansiysk Olympiad (2010)
   Bundesliga 2010/11 (2010)
   Aeroflot Open (2008)
   Aeroflot Open (2010)
   World Cup (2011)
   French Team Championship (2015)

   🏆 37th European Chess Club Cup
   S Feller vs J Pechac (Oct-03-22) 1/2-1/2
   I Msellek vs S Feller (Jun-23-21) 1/2-1/2
   S Feller vs D Dardha (Jun-20-21) 1/2-1/2
   S Feller vs M Cornette (Aug-25-19) 1/2-1/2
   S Maze vs S Feller (Aug-24-19) 1/2-1/2

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(born Mar-11-1991, 32 years old) France

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IM in 2007, GM in 2007. ICC: GodSebFeller. French Junior champion 2007. European U16 vice champion 2007. Played as 1st reserve in the European Team Ch 2009 (Novi Sad, +4 =4 -1). French Blitz champion 2010. Winner of the Paris championship July 2010*. In July 2011 he was ranked as the fifth best junior in the world.

In October 2010, Sébastien Feller won the gold medal for best individual performance on board 5 at the Khanty-Mansiysk Olympiad. However, a disciplinary committee of the French chess federation determined that Feller had cheated during the Olympiad using cell phone text messages relayed to him by team captain Arnaud Hauchard. Feller received a 3-year ban followed by 2 years of community service with the federation or another association. The decision was appealed and pending the appeal, Feller participated in the 12th European Individual Championship (2011) and placed =5th (7th on tiebreak), qualifying him for the World Cup (2011). The continuing appeal process enabled Feller to maintain his participation in this event, where he defeated Moldavian GM Viorel Iordachescu in the first round, but lost to Russian GM Alexander Grischuk in the 25 minutes rapid game tiebreaker of round 2, thereby exiting the event. Finally in July 2012, the FIDE Ethics Commission rejected Feller's objections and found him guilty of breaches of the code of ethics, banning him from playing in FIDE-rated events for 2 years and 9 months from 1 August 2012.** Feller also had to return his gold medal and prize money. His opponents could request to get back their lost Elo points. The results of the French team were not affected, though. FIDE notified him on April 27, 2015 of prolonging the ban, in case he didn't return the gold medal and prize money. On May 6, 2015 FIDE declared that Feller was from now on allowed to participate in FIDE-rated events, since he had returned the gold medal and prize money.***

* ** *** André Schulz, Sebastien Fellers Sperre ist beendet, 6 May 2015,

Wikipedia article: Sebastien Feller

Last updated: 2021-03-11 01:02:19

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 page 1 of 17; games 1-25 of 410  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Feller vs D Levacic  0-1532003National IE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
2. M Santo-Roman vs S Feller  1-0282003National IC11 French
3. D Houdart vs S Feller  0-1412003Junior OpenA37 English, Symmetrical
4. B Besson vs S Feller  1-0482003Junior OpenC12 French, McCutcheon
5. M Marie vs S Feller 1-0632003Junior OpenB07 Pirc
6. A Bellaiche vs S Feller  1-0282004TCh-FRA Nat1 GpBB07 Pirc
7. S Feller vs F Libiszewski  0-1192004TCh-FRA Nat1 GpBA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
8. S Feller vs D Levacic  0-1432004TCh-FRA Nat1 GpBB25 Sicilian, Closed
9. S Feller vs Spoelman  0-1272004WYb14A45 Queen's Pawn Game
10. Le Quang Liem vs S Feller  1-0352004WYb14E95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
11. S Feller vs Vachier-Lagrave  0-1402004FRA-chT U20a 0405A33 English, Symmetrical
12. S Feller vs D Anic  ½-½492005ch-FRA Top 16 GpBB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
13. M Hebden vs S Feller  1-040200521st OpenA48 King's Indian
14. A Kovchan vs S Feller  1-056200521st OpenB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
15. S Feller vs J Aagaard  1-037200521st OpenE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
16. A Dunis vs S Feller  ½-½442005ch-FRA Top 16 GpBB41 Sicilian, Kan
17. A Rotstein vs S Feller  0-1742005French Team championship 'TOP 16'A04 Reti Opening
18. S Feller vs G Hernandez Guerrero  0-1352005French Team championship 'TOP 16'A41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
19. S Feller vs S Buscara  1-0442005FRA-ch U14A80 Dutch
20. R Varoquier vs S Feller  0-1632005ch-FRA Top 16 Poule BasseC07 French, Tarrasch
21. S Feller vs N Coursaget  ½-½422005St Lorrain IM 7thD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
22. A Shalamberidze vs S Feller  1-0442005St Lorrain IM 7thA26 English
23. S Feller vs H Daurelle  1-0342005St Lorrain IM 7thD21 Queen's Gambit Accepted
24. V Vepkhvishvili vs S Feller 1-0292005St Lorrain IM 7thD02 Queen's Pawn Game
25. S Feller vs J Mullon  0-1262005St Lorrain IM 7thD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
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  Annie K.: Feller's suspension should be ending in a few days, this May 1st, I believe? Let's see if he'll be back...
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  MissScarlett: <Dear Mr. Feller

We refer to the decision made that you should hand back the prize money and the medal you received from the 2010 Chess Olympiad. This you have not done and at the Presidential Board held in Chengdu April 27th 2015, it was decided that should you not send the money and the medal back by the 7th of May 2015, that proceedings will be taken against you.

Meanwhile, your suspension will remain in place until a final decision has been made.

Best regards

Nigel Freeman
Executive Director>

He handed them back:

May-21-15  zanzibar: Could an editor please add his FIDE card?

Apr-07-16  dumbgai: Looks like he's playing actively again and maintaining his low-2600s rating, albeit mostly against weaker players.
May-04-16  waustad: He'll be playing in Germany very soon:
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  Richard Taylor: Why not allow cheating. I think that we can move to a system of chess which could be like having open book exams. Now points could be allocated for the most sophisticated interpretations of the 'lines given' on a device (supplied if, like myself a player doesn't possess a cell phone or whatever: but if a computer is used, extra time could be subtracted (not too drastically but enough to keep it competitive if the other player, possibly the 'stronger', opts not to use his or her computer at that point. The game and rating points etc could be decided both by the result and or by the accumulated points during the game (percentage advantage or disadvantage at any time and also extra points for interesting even if unsound ideas, and for great ideas (more points) but this to be offset if bad errors are made...The rating points gained by a player using a computer (depending on his or her rating) to be assessed by the intersection of the result and the average points during the game. But those who play without a computer or play less of the game with one, to receive compensating if not winning points. All these factors to be fed into a good computer and a report and analysis of the game to be made.

Also a submitted analysis and discussion of the game could be studied by chessologist professors and the situation adjusted....

Clearly with the increasing cunning of computers secreting themselves inside peoples's sleeves, inside delicate and unnameable body areas, and information flashing about at near light speed we have to give in and either return to classical chess with adjournments and or abandon the concept of wining and losing (a childish and cruel notion) and allow points....indeed, if someone can show great cunning and wit in outwitting or near outwitting (more points for a fraud discovered after the 'tournament' as this "confession" to be allowed, so that the so-called confession would prove the cleverness in concealment cunning use etc etc added to interpretative ability)...however an "honest" player (there are and never will be any) to be also given compensatory points adn so on....this my sound complex but it would get rid of the present elitist and cruel system of wins and losses per se and lead to a more intelligent and philosophically subtle as well as less cruel and egoistical, and amusing form of Chess

....some new name perhaps, N-Com-Chess might do as a working title....

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  Richard Taylor: Aside from the above insights. I see Sebastien Feller as a hero. A man after my own deepest anarchistic inclinations. Good on him! Long may he cheat!

Hopefully, the combined and long time actions of these will undermine the perfidy of FIDE and intiate an new form of 'Open Book Chess'. A new Era of chess.

Long live Feller!!

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  Check It Out: <Richard Taylor: I see Sebastien Feller as a hero. A man after my own deepest anarchistic inclinations. Good on him! Long may he cheat!>

I can't tell if this is tongue-in-cheek. If not, that's a despicable opinion.

Reposting <PhilFeeley>'s link to a Chessbase in-depth article about the incident:

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  Richard Taylor: Who cares?
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  FSR: I assume that on April 7 Igors Rausis will be Player of the Day. Can Stockfish be far behind?
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  perfidious: Falko Bindrich will yet have his day as well....

How 'bout that kid from Virginia who got busted a few years back? Seems as though he should thus be honoured!

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  FSR: <perfidious> Let's not forget the immortal John Von Neumann.
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  perfidious: <FSR>, in my haze, I had indeed forgotten--I was even in Philadelphia when that all went down, though not in quite so august a role as that purportedly played by the <Life Baiter>.
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  eternaloptimist: This idiot doesn’t deserve to be the player of the day b/c he cheated (& probably still does if he plays online chess). <FSR> I’m sure that <Sargon> isn’t aware that he cheated in that tournament (& probably other tournaments)
Mar-11-21  parmetd: I suspect player of the day is automatically seleceted in some way from a list of players whose birthday it is. It is definitely a reasonable suggestion to Sargon though to maybe have some system, flag or way of marking well known cheaters out of the player of the day list...
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  OhioChessFan: He's a bit of a historical person in chess history. What's to be upset about?
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  MissScarlett: It's like putting <Lee Harvey Oswald> on a postage stamp.
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  HeMateMe: Trump is probably already on a postage stamp in Byelorussia or Georgia. White thugs are respected in some places.
Mar-11-21  optimal play: <HeMateMe: Trump is probably already on a postage stamp in Byelorussia or Georgia. White thugs are respected in some places.>

What does President Trump have to do with this?

Why introduce President Trump into this conversation?

Your Trump Derangement Syndrome is obviously incurable.

And where do "white thugs" come into the picture?

As far as I can tell your comment is completely off-topic.

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  beatgiant: For those looking for a stamp:

The rest of you please take it to the Rogoff page.

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  perfidious: Not looking for a stamp of approval, thank you very much.
Mar-11-21  optimal play: <The rest of you please take it to the Rogoff page> The only one introducing politics was HMM, but then again, considering Sebastien Feller is a proven cheat, perhaps this might be the most appropriate forum on which to discuss the 2020 presidential election?
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  HeMateMe: <considering Sebastien Feller is a proven cheat, perhaps this might be the most appropriate forum on which to discuss the 2020 presidential election?>

if you have any information that cheating took place, please come forth with it.

Mar-12-21  optimal play: Are you referring to Feller or Biden?
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  Messiah: Very bad boy! Terrible!
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