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Robert Fontaine
R Fontaine 
Number of games in database: 1,010
Years covered: 1991 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2550
Highest rating achieved in database: 2572

Overall record: +340 -227 =366 (56.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 77 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (198) 
    B90 B32 B44 B33 B91
 French Defense (64) 
    C11 C02 C10 C16 C18
 Ruy Lopez (52) 
    C67 C77 C78 C64 C92
 Sicilian Najdorf (40) 
    B90 B91 B97 B98 B92
 Caro-Kann (29) 
    B18 B12 B16 B15 B17
 French (29) 
    C11 C10 C00 C12 C13
With the Black pieces:
 Caro-Kann (87) 
    B12 B18 B10 B11 B13
 Slav (68) 
    D11 D15 D10 D16 D14
 Sicilian (45) 
    B52 B28 B56 B65 B74
 Ruy Lopez (45) 
    C67 C78 C65 C61 C77
 Semi-Slav (30) 
    D45 D43 D44 D47 D46
 Queen's Pawn Game (22) 
    D02 D00 A45 A46 E10
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   R Fontaine vs K Jedryczka, 2001 1-0
   R Fontaine vs M Sebag, 2003 1-0
   Yifan Hou vs R Fontaine, 2005 1/2-1/2
   H Tirard vs R Fontaine, 2001 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Rilton Cup (2007)
   French Championship (2006)
   French Championship (2005)
   French Championship (2007)
   National Open (2006)
   XXXV Rilton Cup (2006)
   Bundesliga 2001/02 (2001)
   Cannes Martinez Open (1996)
   Groningen Open (1994)
   Czech Open (1998)
   Calvia Olympiad (2004)
   Aeroflot Open (2005)
   European Championship (2003)
   European Club Cup (2007)
   Bundesliga 2011/12 (2011)

   🏆 TCh-SUI
   R Fontaine vs V Kriste (Oct-24-21) 1-0
   Pelletier vs R Fontaine (Oct-23-21) 1-0
   D Kaczmarczyk vs R Fontaine (Sep-19-21) 0-1
   R Fontaine vs O Sutter (Aug-29-21) 1-0
   M Kraemer vs R Fontaine (Oct-20-19) 1-0

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(born Nov-18-1980, 42 years old) France (federation/nationality Switzerland)

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Robert Fontaine was born in Suresnes. He became an International Master in 1997 and a Grandmaster in 2002. In 2007 he won the Rilton Cup (2007) with a score of 7.5/9. He was a professional chess player from 2002 to 2005, when he became a professional chess coach and director of the Cannes Chess Club. In 2004 Fontaine played on the French national team at the 36th Chess Olympiad. He also worked as a presenter for Europe Echecs. He transferred his national federation to Monaco in 2016 and to Switzerland in 2018. As of Nov 2021 Fontaine is still active.

He regularly reports for the French chess magazine Europe Echess. In 2009 he married Ukrainian GM Kateryna Lagno and together they had one son. The couple has separated.

Wikipedia article: Robert Fontaine

Last updated: 2021-11-19 11:52:16

 page 1 of 41; games 1-25 of 1,005  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. R Fontaine vs A Palat  0-1381991Aix les BainsE85 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox Variation
2. R Fontaine vs G Zcharov  1-0301992EU-ch U12B07 Pirc
3. R Fontaine vs F Rydl Jr.  1-0301992EU-ch U12B42 Sicilian, Kan
4. R Fontaine vs P Acs  0-1401992EU-ch U12C64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
5. A Delanoy vs R Fontaine  1-0281992Le Touquet opC28 Vienna Game
6. R Fontaine vs H Stevic  1-0291992EU-ch U12C55 Two Knights Defense
7. R Fontaine vs C Flear  ½-½351992Le TouquetC50 Giuoco Piano
8. G Fuchs vs R Fontaine  1-0301992EU-ch U12B40 Sicilian
9. L Cyborowski vs R Fontaine  1-0601992EU-ch U12B01 Scandinavian
10. R Fontaine vs H Stevic  1-0291992EU-ch U12C55 Two Knights Defense
11. R Fontaine vs P Szekely  0-1391992Parthenay opB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
12. R Fontaine vs C Flear  ½-½351992Le Touquet opC50 Giuoco Piano
13. R Fontaine vs S Tudorie  1-0251992EU-ch U12B09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
14. E Egreteau vs R Fontaine  0-1571992Parthenay opB01 Scandinavian
15. H Pinto De Sousa vs R Fontaine  0-1361992EU-ch U12B01 Scandinavian
16. R Fontaine vs D Evans  1-0391992Le Touquet opB83 Sicilian
17. A Eliseev vs R Fontaine  ½-½531992EU-ch U12A01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
18. A Sharma vs R Fontaine  1-0531993World Youth Championship (Under-14)E87 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox
19. M Kjeld vs R Fontaine  ½-½431993World Youth Championship (Under-14)A05 Reti Opening
20. R Fontaine vs L Danielsson  0-1281993World Youth Championship (Under-14)B41 Sicilian, Kan
21. R Fontaine vs O Fachini Neto  1-0371993World Youth Championship (Under-14)C02 French, Advance
22. R Fontaine vs J McDonald  1-0421993World Youth Championship (Under-14)B44 Sicilian
23. R Fontaine vs A Good  1-0541993World Youth Championship (Under-14)C50 Giuoco Piano
24. R Friedmann vs R Fontaine  1-0471993World Youth Championship (Under-14)C48 Four Knights
25. R Fontaine vs K Lau  ½-½631993World Youth Championship (Under-14)C02 French, Advance
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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-30-05  aw1988: <suenteus po 147> Any relation?
Oct-30-05  suenteus po 147: <aw1988> Not that I'm aware of. However, it's possible. I know I come from a long line of Fontaines. But then again, Fontaine is a pretty common name in France.
Jan-12-06  prinsallan: 147 = Bachs best cantata. Any relation?
Jan-17-06  Amoceann: Fontaine, I'll bet for Québec, not France.
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  WannaBe: Robert is a FR. GM. will be at the Las Vegas Chess Tournament in June.
Aug-20-06  suenteus po 147: <prinsallan> I've never heard it. But you've given me a good idea of what I should listen to next :)
Aug-23-06  BIDMONFA: Robert Fontaine


Jan-05-07  jenspetersson: Fontaine just won one of Sweden's top tournaments, Rilton Cup, if their live transmission is correct.
Jan-05-07  Wild Bill: It is correct. Congratulations to M. Fontaine.
Jan-09-07  trumbull0042: Doesn't Bach mean fountain in German?
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  WannaBe: According to Babelfish, Bach in German is brook in English.
Jan-10-07  Wild Bill: Famous remark attributed to Beethoven: <He should not have been called the Brooke but the Sea.>
Apr-03-07  gambitfan: Enfin un joueur français sur ce site... Mais pourquoi aucune biographie ?
Apr-14-07  THE pawn: Qu'est-ce que tu veux dire? Il y a des tonnes de joueurs français sur chessgames.
Sep-02-08  Billy Vaughan: Oui, je peux trouver au moins les joueurs que je connais déjà ...

Etienne Bacrot
Maxime Vachier Lagrave
Laurent Fressinet
Marcel Duchamp (haha !)

Et puis ceux qui habitent la France mais qui viennent d'autrepart ...

Josif D Dorfman
Vladislav Tkachiev
et sûrement on connais ceci...Alexander Alekhine

Dommage qu'ils n'aient pas tous de biographie, mais ils se trouvent ici.

Feb-28-09  Billy Vaughan: Félicitations pour votre mariage avec Kateryna Lahno !
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  Penguincw: Happy 33rd birthday to French GM: Robert Fontaine.
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  ketchuplover: He might be playing at
Jan-08-17  diagonal: French GM and chess journalist Robert Fontaine switched FIDE Federation from France to Monaco last year (Transfer fee Euro 5.000):

In 2016, Fontaine played occasionally in the decentralised Swiss Team Championship (NLB).

Nov-18-19  JonathanJ: His marriage to K. Lahno is long over, she's married to Grishuk now according to Wikipedia.
Nov-18-19  keithbc: No it’s Natalie zhukova that married grischuk
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  keypusher: <keithbc: No it’s Natalie zhukova that married grischuk>

She did, but....

Alexander Grischuk

Nov-18-19  diagonal: In November 2018, Fontaine switched again. He plays now for the Federation of Switzerland (transfer Fee Euro 3.500):

However, at the European Team Chess Championship at Batumi in 2019, Robert Fontaine did not play.

The Swiss team members were <Sebastian Bogner>, a former B-player from Germany on board one, followed by <Yannick Pelletier>, then from the younger generation <Nico Georgiadis>, born in 1996, and IM <Olivier Kurmann>. On the reserve board senior <Joe Gallagher>, born in 1964, a well-known writer, British and multiple Swiss National Champion (he has represented his adopted country Switzerland regularly since the mid-1990s at the Chess Olympiad and at the European Team Chess Championship); <Noel Studer> absent, <Vadim Milov> not nominated (another chess player in long time conflict with his Federation).

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  Messiah: <JonathanJ: His marriage to K. Lahno is long over, she's married to Grishuk now according to Wikipedia.>

I inadverently read "he's married to Grischuk now" and laughed a little bit too hard.

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