|Full name||Joël Lautier|
April 12, 1973 |
|FIDE rating||2658 (January 2017)|
|Peak rating||2687 (January 2002)|
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.
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.
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