Laurent Fressinet

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Laurent Fressinet
Laurent Fressinet 2013 (2).JPG
Laurent Fressinet at the Alekhine Memorial, 2013
Country  France
Born (1981-11-30) 30 November 1981 (age 34)
Dax, France
Title Grandmaster
FIDE rating 2720 (February 2016)
Peak rating 2718 (September 2010)

Laurent Fressinet (French pronunciation: ​[loʁɑ̃ fʁɛsiˈnɛ]; born 30 November 1981 in Dax) is a French chess Grandmaster.

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]

He was one of Magnus Carlsen's seconds during his 2014 World Championship's match with Viswanathan Anand.[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]

He is married to International Master Almira Skripchenko.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aronian and Gelfand win Alekhine Memorial 2013". ChessBase News. 1 May 2013. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  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. 

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