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Sebastien Maze
S Maze 

Number of games in database: 868
Years covered: 1996 to 2023
Last FIDE rating: 2557 (2574 rapid, 2436 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2628
Overall record: +295 -159 =312 (58.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 102 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (124) 
    B51 B40 B30 B52 B31
 Ruy Lopez (57) 
    C69 C77 C65 C67 C78
 French Defense (42) 
    C11 C01 C18 C10 C00
 Caro-Kann (24) 
    B12 B10 B11 B15 B17
 French (18) 
    C11 C10 C00 C12 C13
 Reti System (16) 
    A04 A06
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (118) 
    B32 B30 B31 B33 B22
 King's Indian (81) 
    E94 E67 E62 E92 E81
 Queen's Pawn Game (33) 
    A45 A46 E00 D02 A40
 Ruy Lopez (27) 
    C67 C65 C78 C84 C75
 English (18) 
    A15 A16 A13 A14 A10
 Modern Benoni (14) 
    A67 A70 A61 A63 A56
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Ravi Rakshitta vs S Maze, 2020 0-1
   S Maze vs V Gandrud, 2013 1-0
   S Maze vs U Weisbuch, 2016 1/2-1/2
   N Sverrisson vs S Maze, 2010 0-1
   S Maze vs K De Francesco, 2017 1-0
   I Salgado Lopez vs S Maze, 2016 1/2-1/2
   A Sokolov vs S Maze, 2006 1/2-1/2
   K O Kristensen vs S Maze, 2013 0-1
   S Maze vs A Moiseenko, 2009 1-0
   A Zapolskis vs S Maze, 2016 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   London Chess Classic Open (2016)
   Hasselbacken Open (2016)
   Reykjavik Open (2012)
   Politiken Cup (2015)
   Politiken Cup (2013)
   French Team Championship (2011)
   French Team Championship (2013)
   Reykjavik Open (2015)
   Xtracon Open (2019)
   French Team Championship (2015)
   Gibraltar Masters (2013)
   Cappelle-la-Grande Open (2014)
   Reykjavik Open (2013)
   Baku Olympiad (2016)
   Pro Chess League (2018)

   🏆 Reykjavik Open
   S Maze vs M Sidhant (Apr-04-23) 1/2-1/2
   Ivanchuk vs S Maze (Apr-03-23) 1/2-1/2
   S Maze vs D B C Prasad (Apr-02-23) 1-0
   Z Gaal vs S Maze (Apr-01-23) 0-1
   S Maze vs F Lindh (Apr-01-23) 1-0

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(born Feb-08-1984, 39 years old) France

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Sébastien Mazé is a Grandmaster (2007) and Developmental Instructor (2018). He finished second at the International Open in Calvia in 2005 and shared second at the Reykjavik Open (2012).


Wikipedia article: Sébastien Mazé

Last updated: 2019-01-25 05:05:40

 page 1 of 35; games 1-25 of 868  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Maze vs E Mauuary  ½-½201996Cannes Martinez OpenB40 Sicilian
2. E Szylar vs S Maze  0-1421996Cannes Martinez OpenB32 Sicilian
3. E M Sighirdjian vs S Maze  ½-½391996Cannes Martinez OpenB30 Sicilian
4. P Levacic vs S Maze  1-0291996Cannes Martinez OpenB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
5. S Maze vs Y Lamorelle  0-1271996Cannes Martinez OpenB01 Scandinavian
6. S Rouchouse vs S Maze  1-0691996Cannes Martinez OpenA45 Queen's Pawn Game
7. A Houriez vs S Maze  ½-½101996Cannes Martinez OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
8. S Maze vs J Jetzl  1-0431996Cannes Martinez OpenC05 French, Tarrasch
9. S Maze vs M Leoncini  ½-½491996Cannes Martinez OpenB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
10. S Maze vs D Smerdon  ½-½401998Wch U14 DisneyA07 King's Indian Attack
11. M Nikolov vs S Maze  0-1421998EU-ch U14B02 Alekhine's Defense
12. M Kazakov vs S Maze  0-1451999Le Touquet op 14thB32 Sicilian
13. S Maze vs J Kennedy  0-1532000Glorney and Faber CupB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
14. S Maze vs D Sime  1-0242000Glorney and Faber CupA04 Reti Opening
15. P Sedy vs S Maze  0-1562000Glorney and Faber CupB32 Sicilian
16. D Hodge vs S Maze  0-1402000Glorney and Faber CupB03 Alekhine's Defense
17. S Maze vs J Amesz  1-0372000Glorney and Faber CupA06 Reti Opening
18. S Maze vs Z Gofshtein  0-1462001Auberville op rap 26thA13 English
19. N Coursaget vs S Maze  ½-½2820012nd IMA50 Queen's Pawn Game
20. T Todorov vs S Maze  ½-½3120012nd IMB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
21. S Maze vs A Ramaswamy  ½-½7320012nd IMA04 Reti Opening
22. M Leconte vs S Maze  ½-½5620012nd IMB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
23. S Maze vs C Navrotescu  ½-½1720012nd IMA04 Reti Opening
24. P Vavra vs S Maze 1-04820012nd IMC28 Vienna Game
25. S Maze vs C Derieux  1-02520012nd IMA04 Reti Opening
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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-05-04  InspiredByMorphy: I wouldn't want to play a game of chess with a 2464 rated player named Maze. :)
Mar-05-04  Taidanii: The name "maze" is certainly intimidating in games like Chess.
Mar-18-05  Orbitkind: lol InspiredByMorphy.
Mar-18-05  PivotalAnorak: MAZE is a French IM, I believe his Christian name is "Sébastien" (the French way), and not "Sebastian", or am I mistaken ? Also, his name is not "Maze" but "Mazé". Sorry, this ruins all kinds of puns...
Feb-08-06  BIDMONFA: Sebastian Maze

MAZE, Sebastien

Apr-03-09  Dredge Rivers: A-Maze-ing!
Aug-28-09  timhortons: [Event "10th Montreal Int'l Chess Tournament "]
[Site "Montreal/Quebec/Canada"]
[Date "2009.08.28"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Mazé, Sébatien GM"]
[Black "Moiseenko, Alexander GM"]
[Result "*"]
[ECO "A80"]
[WhiteElo "2546"]
[BlackElo "2682"]
[Annotator "Robot 3"]
[PlyCount "46"]
[EventDate "2009.??.??"]
[TimeControl "40/5400+30:1800+30"]

1. d4 f5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Bg5 d5 4. e3 e6 5. Nf3 Be7 6. Ne2 c5 7. Nf4 Qb6 8. Rb1 O-O 9. c3 Nc6 10. Bd3 c4 11. Bc2 Qc7 12. h4 Bd6 13. h5 h6 14. Bxf6 Rxf6 15. Ng6 b5 16. a3 a5 17. O-O Bd7 18. Nfh4 b4 19. axb4 axb4 20. Ra1 Rxa1 21. Qxa1 b3 22. Bd1 Be8 23. f4 Bxg6 *

Mazé,S - Moiseenko,A, 10th Montreal Int'l Chess Tournament 2009

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Analysis by Rybka 3

1. = (0.00): 24.Nxg6 Qc8 25.Bf3 Rf7 26.g4 Ra7 27.Qb1 Ra5 28.gxf5 exf5 29.Ne5 Ne7 30.Qe1 Ra2 31.Rf2 Qe6 2. = (-0.07): 24.hxg6 Rf8 25.Qa6 Nb8 26.Qa4 Be7 27.Nf3 Qc6 28.Qa7 Nd7 29.Ne5 Nxe5 30.fxe5 Bg5

maze looks good in his leather boots, very french, has a good fashion sense.

Aug-28-09  timhortons: the last time id seem somebody played dutch is between naka and ljubo at NH tourney, check out maze's dutch game...

last year maze pla at TIM to.. together with GM nataf, nataf now is in the sidelines making game commentary on the progress of the game.

Aug-28-09  timhortons: Mazé,S - Moiseenko,A, 10th Montreal Int'l Chess Tournament 2009

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Analysis by Rybka

1. (1.22): 26...Qd7 27.gxf5 Rxf5 28.Qa8+ Nb8 29.Ra1 Rf6 30.Ra6 Kh7 31.Bg4 Qd8 32.Kg2 Qd7 33.Ra7 Qe8 34.Qb7 2. (1.56): 26...fxg4

moiseenko blundered, now looks like he gonna earn his second loss, he lost a game to bluvhstien yeaterday.

Sep-01-09  Dredge Rivers: I got in to this page and now I can't find my way out!


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  GrahamClayton: Maze is the current "second" for fellow French GM Etienne Bacrot.
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  Tabanus: 7th place in Biel Masters (Switzerland) 17-30 July 2010:

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  perfidious: I'm gettin' away from this page while da gettin's good............
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  Peligroso Patzer: According to both his FIDE player card ( and bidmonfa ( this player’s first name is (per the traditional French spelling): Sebasti<e>n.
Aug-24-12  andrewjsacks: He once drew me a map of how to get to his house--but I got lost.
Aug-24-12  TheFocus: You should have taken a seeing-eye rat.
Aug-06-13  waustad: Looking at his overall percentage of draws, it is interesting to note that he had none in the Politiken Cup, going +8 -2 =0.
Feb-08-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, GM Sebastian Maze.
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  perfidious: <andy: He once drew me a map of how to get to his house--but I got lost.>

I can well imagine.

Jan-24-19  wordfunph: So vs Maze

Good luck, Sebastien!

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  Penguincw: Happy Birthday to GM Maze! (or Mazé)
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  Willem Wallekers: has the name correctly. It doesn't rhyme with "haze".

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