Maxime Vachier-Lagrave

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Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave.jpg
2008
Full name Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
Country France
Born (1990-10-21) 21 October 1990 (age 23)
Nogent-sur-Marne, France
Title Grandmaster
FIDE rating 2766 (July 2014)
(No. 10 in the March 2014 FIDE World Rankings)
Peak rating 2762 (June 2014)

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (French pronunciation: ​[maksˈim vaˈʃje laɡʁˈav]; born 21 October 1990) is a French chess Grandmaster and the 2009 World Junior Chess Champion. He is currently ranked No. 1 in France.[1]

Grandmaster norms[edit]

He obtained his final grandmaster norm at age 14 years, 4 months, in 2005.

His norms were obtained in the following tournaments:

  • Paris Championship 2004: finished 3rd with 6½ points from nine rounds and a performance of 2703
  • NAO GM Tournament 2004: won the tournament with 6/9 and got a performance of 2605
  • GM Tournament of Évry: from 21 to 27 February 2005, finished second with 7½ and a performance of 2712

French Championships[edit]

  • Montluçon 1997: at the age of 6 Champion of U-8 category, performance of 1643
  • Romans-sur-Isère 1999: at the age of 8 Champion of U-10 category
  • Pau 2000: at the age of 9 Champion of U-12 category
  • Hyères 2002: at the age of 11 Champion of U-16 category
  • Grand-Bornand 2003: at the age of 12 Vice-Champion of U-18 category
  • Reims 2004: at the age of 13 Champion of U-20 (juniors) category with a TPR of 2604 (8 points out of 9 with 2/3 against masters)
  • Chartres 2005: finished 3rd at the Men French Championship with a TPR of 2660
  • Besançon 2006 : finished 5th at the Men French Championship with 6 points out of 11 and a TPR of 2608

World Youth Championships[edit]

  • Oropesa del Mar (Spain) 2000: 3rd in U-10 with 8½ points out of 11
  • Oropesa-del-Mar (Spain) 2001: 3rd in U-12 with 8 points out of 11
  • Halkidiki (Greece) 2003: 2nd in the U-14 group with 9 points out of 11
  • Belfort (France) 2005: 3rd in the U-16 group with 8½ out of 11
  • Puerto Madryn (Argentina) 2009: 1st in the World Junior Chess Championship with 10½ out of 13[2]

Teams[edit]

Vachier-Lagrave played in the U16 French team championship since 1997. Team results include:

  • U16 French championship 2004-2005: first board for NAO Chess Club, 7 points from 7 games. NAO-CC earned the title
  • U16 French championship 2005-2006: first board for NAO Chess Club, 7 points from 7 games. NAO-CC again earned the title
  • Top 16 2005-2006: NAO team, 6½ points from 8 games. NAO-CC won the championship for the fourth time in a row.

Recent tournaments[edit]

  • "Aeroflot" tournament, Moscow 2006: played the A1 tournament, reserved for players having a rating superior to 2550. He gained 6 points out of 9 and finished 6th with a TPR of 2775
  • Young Masters, Lausanne 2006: being the youngest player invited, won the tournament with a TPR of 2630
  • Corus tournament B, Wijk aan Zee 2007: finished 5th with 8 points out of 13
  • Winner of 2007 Paris Championship with 7 points out of 9
  • Winner of 2007 French Championship after beating GM Vladislav Tkachiev in tiebreak match. In the main tournament he collected 7.5 out of 11
  • Winner of 2009 Biel tournament with 6 points out of 10 ahead of Morozevich and Ivanchuk.
  • 2010: Part of a "world team" against Magnus Carlsen.
  • Winner of 2012 SPICE Cup[3] at Webster University with 6 points out of 10 ahead of Le Quang Liem, Ding Liren, Wesley So, Georg Meier, and Csaba Balogh.
  • In the 2013 Alekhine Memorial tournament, held from 20 April to 1 May, Vachier-Lagrave finished eighth, with +2−2=5.[4]
  • 2013: Semi-finalist at the Chess World Cup 2013

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml?event=623539
  2. ^ "Federación Argentina De Ajedrez". Ajedrez.com.ar. Retrieved 2013-12-09. 
  3. ^ "Susan Polgar Chess Daily News and Information: Vachier-Lagrave tops SPICE Cup". Susanpolgar.blogspot.com. 2012-10-22. Retrieved 2013-12-09. 
  4. ^ "Aronian and Gelfand win Alekhine Memorial 2013". ChessBase News. 1 May 2013. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 

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