Joël Lautier

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Joël Lautier
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Full name Joël Lautier
Country France
Born (1973-04-12) April 12, 1973 (age 43)
Scarborough, Canada
Title Grandmaster
FIDE rating 2658 (January 2017)
Peak rating 2687 (January 2002)

Joël Lautier (French pronunciation: ​[ʒo.ɛl loˈtje]; born 12 April 1973, Scarborough, Canada) is a French chess grandmaster and FIDE Senior Trainer (2006).

Lautier won the 1988 World Junior Chess Championship on tiebreak at Adelaide, and the French Chess Championships in 2004 and 2005.[1] He was the No. 2 French GM in 2005 after Étienne Bacrot.

Lautier first received world attention in 1986 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where at the age of 13 he won the Under-14 World Championship ahead of Sofia Polgar and Judit Polgár, who both tied for second.[2]

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Lautier is one of the founders of the Association of Chess Professionals. He served as its president from 2004 to 2005.

As of 2009, Lautier no longer classifies himself as a chess professional, but as a businessman working in Russia. He speaks fluent Russian.

Now divorced, he was previously married to Woman Grandmaster Almira Skripchenko.

Results Timeline for Chess World Cup[edit]

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