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Laurent Fressinet
Number of games in database: 1,609
Years covered: 1995 to 2020
Last FIDE rating: 2635 (2676 rapid, 2677 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2720

Overall record: +412 -163 =598 (60.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 436 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (160) 
    B30 B43 B52 B48 B51
 Ruy Lopez (65) 
    C78 C65 C69 C67 C91
 Reti System (62) 
    A06 A05 A04
 French Defense (62) 
    C01 C11 C02 C10 C12
 Queen's Gambit Declined (42) 
    D37 D38 D30 D39 D35
 Grunfeld (36) 
    D85 D78 D76 D81 D94
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (155) 
    C67 C65 C78 C84 C77
 Slav (79) 
    D11 D12 D17 D10 D14
 Semi-Slav (56) 
    D45 D43 D47 D46 D44
 Sicilian (52) 
    B90 B31 B32 B52 B92
 Queen's Pawn Game (45) 
    D02 A45 E00 E10 A40
 King's Indian (43) 
    E94 E62 E90 E64 E95
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Kramnik vs Fressinet, 2013 0-1
   Fressinet vs M Al-Modiahki, 2014 1-0
   Fressinet vs N Brunner, 2011 1-0
   Fressinet vs M Feygin, 2008 1-0
   Fressinet vs C Ionescu, 2001 1-0
   Fressinet vs Macieja, 2008 1-0
   V Akopian vs Fressinet, 2010 0-1
   A Merry vs Fressinet, 2014 0-1
   Naiditsch vs Fressinet, 2015 0-1
   Fressinet vs E Postny, 2005 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Cappelle Open (2001)
   European Team Championship (2005)
   Bundesliga 2009/10 (2009)
   French Championship (2014)
   European Championship (2012)
   Corus Group B (2004)
   French Championship (2008)
   Politiken Cup (2015)
   French Team Championship (2011)
   Bundesliga 2011/12 (2011)
   Ordix Open (2008)
   European Championship (2008)
   Bundesliga 2008/09 (2008)
   Baku Olympiad (2016)
   PRO League Group Stage (2019)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   2004 Wijk Aan Zee (Group B) by gauer
   Corus Group B 2004 by Tabanus
   Corsica Masters 2012 by Tabanus
   Cannes 2002 by suenteus po 147

   🏆 MrDodgy Invitational 3
   D Paravyan vs Fressinet (Nov-26-22) 1-0, blitz
   L Trent vs Fressinet (Nov-26-22) 0-1, blitz
   Fressinet vs B Grachev (Nov-26-22) 1/2-1/2, blitz
   Iturrizaga Bonelli vs Fressinet (Nov-26-22) 0-1, blitz
   Fressinet vs M Lagarde (Nov-26-22) 1-0, blitz

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(born Nov-30-1981, 41 years old) France

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GM Fressinet won the French Championship (2010) and French Championship (2014). Furthermore, he has represented France at each Olympiad since 2000, excluding 2002. He placed =4th at the category 20 Alekhine Memorial (2013). His rating qualified him to play in the World Cup (2011) where he defeated Kazak GM Rinat Jumabayev in the first round, but he lost to Israeli GM Emil Davidovich Sutovsky in the second round. He came 2nd in the 13th European Individual Championship (2012) with 8/11 (+6 =4 -1; TPR 2800), thereby qualifying for the World Cup (2013), where he defeated veteran US GM Larry Mark Christiansen in the first round but was eliminated when he lost to Vladimir Malakhov in the first of the second round rapid 2-game match tiebreakers.

Fressinet's 7.5/11 in the European Individual Championship (2014) qualified him for the World Cup (2015) where he defeated Ante Brkic in the first round but lost to Ian Nepomniachtchi in the second round to exit the tournament.

Fressinet's highest rating to date was 2718 in September 2010 when he was ranked world #27, which is his highest ranking to date.

Fressinet is married to Almira Fyodorovna Skripchenko.

Live rating:

Wikipedia article: Laurent Fressinet

Last updated: 2019-11-30 04:53:12

 page 1 of 68; games 1-25 of 1,692  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Fressinet vs A Kundin  0-1681993EU-ch U12B32 Sicilian
2. Fressinet vs A Kundin  1-0491995Wch U14B45 Sicilian, Taimanov
3. Aronian vs Fressinet 0-1271995EU-ch U14D00 Queen's Pawn Game
4. R Fontaine vs Fressinet  ½-½331996Wch U16B32 Sicilian
5. Fressinet vs Kazhgaleyev  0-1221996Paris opC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
6. Smyslov vs Fressinet  ½-½621996GenerationsD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. Fressinet vs Sosonko  ½-½131996GenerationsB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
8. Sosonko vs Fressinet  ½-½171996GenerationsD02 Queen's Pawn Game
9. Fressinet vs Korchnoi 0-1291996GenerationsC02 French, Advance
10. Ivkov vs Fressinet  ½-½131996GenerationsD07 Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense
11. Fressinet vs Ivkov  ½-½711996GenerationsB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
12. Fressinet vs Smyslov  ½-½181996GenerationsC50 Giuoco Piano
13. Korchnoi vs Fressinet  1-0371996GenerationsA13 English
14. Fressinet vs L Corbet  ½-½441998Saint Affrique opC41 Philidor Defense
15. R Fontaine vs Fressinet  ½-½471998FRA-chJM5C41 Philidor Defense
16. Fressinet vs R Fontaine  ½-½341998FRA-chTB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
17. A Kosten vs Fressinet  ½-½571998FRA-chTB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
18. A Vaisser vs Fressinet  1-0401998French ChampionshipE38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5
19. Fressinet vs E Relange  ½-½381998French ChampionshipB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
20. E Prie vs Fressinet  ½-½291998French ChampionshipD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
21. Fressinet vs D Anic  ½-½541998French ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
22. D Marciano vs Fressinet  ½-½231998French ChampionshipB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
23. D Guigonis vs Fressinet  0-1361998French ChampionshipB44 Sicilian
24. Fressinet vs B Kouatly  1-0391998French ChampionshipB30 Sicilian
25. C Bauer vs Fressinet  0-1451998French ChampionshipD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
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  Tabanus: The French championship was played 9-21 August 2010. Ranking crosstable after 11 rounds:

after which Fressinet won the rapid playout today 1.5-0.5 vs GM Romain Edouard.

Oct-25-11  plimko: Fressinet is the top seeded player in Corsica Masters (in Bastia from 22 to 29 october; 'rapid KO' in Ajaccio, 31 oct.)

Official Site:

On 'Scacchi Internazionali':

Nov-30-11  wordfunph: "The biggest success my wife (Elmira Skripchenko) had is her participation in the tournament poker in Las Vegas, she won 80 thousand dollars within only 4 days. In principle, you can win a lot in poker. So, now my wife is the main breadwinner of our family (laughs)!"

- GM Laurent Fressinet

happy 30th birthday GM Fressinet!

Mar-24-12  waustad: Welcome back to the 2700 club. I suppose the only real advantage to that over 2695 from the fan's perspective is that your live rating is posted now.
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  Penguincw: He jumped more than anyone else in the 2700 club right now (23 places!). McShane is next, jumping 19 places.
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  Penguincw: Fressinet won to take the lead at 8/10, ahead of 7 half back. He has black against Dmitry Jakovenko, and a draw insures at least shared first.

In terms of rating, he is now France #1, and also the only Frenchman in the 2700 club. Congratz!

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  Penguincw: He stumbled in the end, due to a decisive mistake on move 33. Nevertheless, he still picks up a silver (finishes up with 8/11), over 18 rating points, and a ticket to the World Cup 2013 (I assume).
Apr-02-12  twinlark: <Penguincw> He does.
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  Penguincw: < twinlark: <Penguincw> He does. >

Thanks. Although I'm not sure they use a prime number of people qualify. Maybe it's 24, and a grand total of 48 get in.

Apr-02-12  twinlark: <Penguincw>

According to Chessdom, 23 will qualify: 14 are known but it seems they want to be certain of the tiebreak results as they'll have to split the field that scored 7.5.

Nov-30-12  brankat: Happy Birthday GM Fressinet!
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  jessicafischerqueen: Beat <Kramnik> here

Kramnik vs Fressinet, 2013

Apr-29-13  Chessinfinite: Laurent was made to behave properly by the World Champion today at Alekhine Memorial.

Fressinet's brilliance may work against his master Kramnik, not against Anand :!

Maybe Laurent will consider kissing Anand's shoe next time :)

Aug-12-13  Marmot PFL: Does Fressinet have 2 or 3 syllables?
Aug-12-13  Nerwal: <Does Fressinet have 2 or 3 syllables?>

3. Frey (as in prey) - si - nay

Aug-12-13  Marmot PFL: Thanks, that's fairly close to what I guessed.
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  Penguincw: Happy 32nd birthday to French GM Laurent Fressinet.
Mar-26-14  rogl: Watch Carlsen trashtalking Fressinet in a friendly bullet game with an amusing ending: The full score of the game 1. d4 ♘f6 2. ♗g5 e6 3. e4 h6 4. ♗xf6 ♕xf6 5. c3 d6 6. ♘d2 g5 7. ♗d3 ♗g7 8. ♘e2 ♘c6 9. O-O ♗d7 10. f4 O-O-O 11. e5 ♕e7 12. exd6 ♕xd6 13. ♘e4 ♕e7 14. ♘c5 ♘xd4 15. ♘xd7 ♘xe2+ 16. ♕xe2 ♖xd7 17. f5 ♖hd8 18. ♖ad1 ♔b8 19. fxe6 fxe6 20. ♗e4 a6 21. g3 ♕c5+ 22. ♔g2 ♕e5 23. ♖xd7 ♖xd7 24. ♖e1 ♖d6 25. ♗f3 ♕xe2+ 26. ♖xe2 b5 27. ♗g4 e5 28. ♗f3 ♔a7 29. ♔h3 ♔b6 30. ♔g4 a5 31. ♗e4 b4 32. cxb4 axb4 33. ♖c2 c5 34. b3 ♖d4 35. ♔f5 c4 36. bxc4 ♔c5 37. ♗d5 e4 38. ♗xe4 ♖xc4 39. ♖e2 ♖c3 40. ♔g6 ♗d4 41. ♗c2 ♗e3 42. ♗b3 ♔d4 43. ♔xh6 ♔d3 44. ♖g2 ♔e4 45. ♔h5 ♔f3 46. ♗d5# 1-0.
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  offramp: There is rather a superb sparkling wine with a similar name to his (Freixenet); I would think the names are related.
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  Penguincw: Nice effort by Laurent Fressinet at the EnterCard Scandinavian Masters (2015). He was selected as one of 6 players to compete for a spot at the upcoming Norway Chess Tournament.

The tournament was divided into 2 parts: classical (games worth double the points) and rapid. Fressinet managed to match Hammer stride-for-stride with 4.5/5 (9 points, their H2H game drawn).

In the rapid games, Hammer won his first game, and beat Fressinet with black in a crucial game. They both won their Round 8 games, while Fressinet won in R9 to pull within a point, but all Round 10 games were drawn.

On the bright side, he gains 8.1 rating points to move into a tie with Nepomniachtchi for 31st on the live ratings. Also, he can cheer for compatriot MVL at the Norway tournament. ;)

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  Penguincw: < Also, he can cheer for compatriot MVL at the Norway tournament. ;) >

FWIW: MVL scored 4/9 (+1,-2,=6), tie for 5th.

Laurent Fressinet had a solid performance at the Porticcio Open, scoring 7/9 (+5,-0,=4), against 2380 opposition.

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  ketchuplover: happy birthday you knucklehead i mean it
Aug-28-17  cro777: Cameron Diaz. "I've pretty much behaved like a knucklehead my entire life".

Laurent Fressinet and Etienne Bacrot tied for first at the 2017 French Chess Championship with 6/9:

The champion of France title had to be decided in a playoff:

In the fifth game of the playoff (Armageddon) Fressinet won the toss and surprisingly chose to take the white pieces.

Laurent Fressinet - Etienne Bacrot (French Championship 2017, tiebreak-5)

Position after 73...Ke5

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Here, in a clearly won position, Fressinet lost on time and Bacrot won his eighth title of champion of France!

Feb-11-19  cliffordagoodman: I find Laurent Fressinets games to be very childish. It seems as if he plays with 2 year olds!!
Feb-02-22  hashtag: FIDE Grand Prix Berlin (2022) #Justice4Fressinet
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