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Jean-Luc Seret vs Gilles Andruet
French Championship (1989), Epinal FRA, rd 10, Aug-??
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65)  ·  1-0



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  GrahamClayton: According to the following website, there appeared to be a confrontation between Seret and Andruet at the finish of the game, which lead to Andruet withdrawing from the tournament.

Can any French speakers translate the article into English?

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  Sally Simpson:

I used an internet translator,

Apparently after Black played 25...Ke7 he left the board and Jean-Luc Seret wrote on Gilles Andruet score sheet.

"26. Qe6 checkmate." (but did not play it on the board.)

When signing the score sheets Gilles Andruet noticed this and punched Jean-Luc Seret on the nose.

Or words that effect.

Nov-14-15  Nerwal: Seret is about to move his queen to play Qe6 mate. Andruet then resigns, but Seret writes Qe6 mate anyway on his scoresheet. When scoresheets are exchanged to be signed, Andruet crosses Qe6 mate which had been written by Seret. Seret gets the sheet back, sees the crossmark, and throws his fist onto Andruet's face. Andruet is bleeding profusely, brow ridge busted open. The two men are separated, a commission takes place and puts a blame on Seret, but the result of the game stays.

Andruet withdraws when he was leading prior to this round.

Nov-14-15  Nerwal: Seret's rather light punishment may be explained by the fact that already at Al├Ęs 1984, a fist fight occured between Andruet and Kouatly during their game.
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  Sally Simpson: Thanks Nerwal,

So much for the google translator, first (and last) time I used it.

I was thinking as White had written on Black's score sheet whilst he away from the board and the game was still in progress then Black could have claimed a win on some kind of misconduct rule.

Sep-18-16  Al2009: I have another version of this "boxing match" between Seret and Andruet. First of all, Seret was wrong in writing 26. Qe6# on his scoresheet, because a move - according to FIDE rules - is considered legally made JUST when a piece is released on a square. Therefore, since Andruet resigned a moment BEFORE Seret released his Queen on e6 square, Seret had no right at all to pretend that Andruet signed his (of Seret) scoresheet, where this latter wrongly wrote 26. Qe6#. Even worse, Seret hit with his fist Andruet's face, a criminal act that could kill Andruet. So, in my opinion Seret had to be REMOVED immediately from French Chess Federation, with dishonor. And yet, Seret was allowed to finish French Championship, and he scored 2nd! On the contrary, Andruet had to resign, after medical inspection. Seret offered his 6,000 French Francs 2nd Prize to Andruet, but this latter reported Seret to French Police.
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  Messiah: Really awful story, never heard about it.


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