Laurent Fressinet

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Laurent Fressinet
Laurent Fressinet 2013 (2).JPG
Laurent Fressinet at the Alekhine Memorial, 2013
Born (1981-11-30) 30 November 1981 (age 38)
Dax, Landes, France
TitleGrandmaster (2000)
FIDE rating2633 (February 2020)
Peak rating2720 (June 2015)

Laurent Fressinet (French pronunciation: ​[loʁɑ̃ fʁɛsiˈnɛ]; born 30 November 1981 in Dax) is a French chess grandmaster. He is a two-time French Chess Champion.


He won the French Chess Championship in 2010 and 2014. In 2012 he finished second in the European Individual Chess Championship in Plovdiv.

Twice runner-up at the European Blitz Championship, in 2006 and 2007, and French Rapid Chess Champion in 2009 and 2011, Fressinet won the last leg of the French Rapid Grand-Prix in Villandry and finished second in the Grand-Prix Final in Ajaccio in 2012.

In the 2013 Alekhine Memorial tournament, held from 20 April to 1 May, Fressinet finished sixth, with +1−1=7.[1] In May 2014 he won the 22nd Sigeman & Co Chess Tournament in Malmö, Sweden.[2]

In October 2015, Fressinet tied for 1st–3rd with P. Harikrishna and Gabriel Sargissian at the 2nd PokerStars Isle of Man International Chess Tournament in Douglas, Isle of Man[3] and won the 4th Anatoly Karpov Trophy rapid tournament in Cap d'Agde by defeating Karpov himself in the final 3-1.[4]

Fressinet is the only one of Magnus Carlsen's seconds to have been part of Magnus' team during all of his World Chess Championship matches: His 2014 World Championship match with Viswanathan Anand[5], his 2016 World Championship match with Sergey Karjakin and his 2018 World Championship match with Fabiano Caruana[6].

In April 2019, Fressinet joined chess24 as lead figure of the site's French team together with Josif Dorfman and Jean-Baptiste Mullon[7].


  1. ^ "Aronian and Gelfand win Alekhine Memorial 2013". ChessBase News. 1 May 2013. Retrieved 2 May 2013.
  2. ^ Friedel, Frederic (2014-05-20). "Fressinet wins 22nd Sigeman Tournament". ChessBase. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  3. ^ "GM Harikrishna wins Isle of Man International on tie-break". Chessdom. 2015-10-13. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  4. ^ Silver, Albert (1 November 2015). "Cap d'Agde: Laurent Fressinet victorious". ChessBase News. Retrieved 24 November 2015.
  5. ^ Crowther, Mark (25 November 2014). "World Chess Championship closing ceremony: Putin speaks and Carlsen receives his prizes". The Week in Chess. Retrieved 24 November 2015.
  6. ^ "Inside the 2018 World Championship Match". chess24. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
  7. ^ "Bonjour, chess24!". chess24. 2019-04-29. Retrieved 30 April 2019.

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