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Maxime Vachier-Lagrave ( ) (born October 21, 1990) is a Frenchmarker chess Grandmaster.

Grandmaster norms

He completed his final grandmaster norm at age 14 years, 4 months, in 2005.

His norms were obtained in the following tournaments:

  • Paris Championship 2004: finished 3rd with 6½ points from 9 rounds and a performance of 2703
  • NAO GM Tournament 2004: won the tournament with 6.0/9 and got a performance of 2605
  • GM Tournament of Evry: from 21 to 27 February 2005, finished second with 7½ and a performance of 2712


Rating

Vachier-Lagrave's FIDE rating on July 2008 was 2681 [230516]. According to the live top rating site [230517] his live rating on August 16th 2009 was 2716.5, making him virtually number 24th in the world. In the official rating list of October 2008 he crossed the "2700" threshold at 2716 points.

His rating on the November 2009 list is 2718 (23rd in the world and 3rd in the top 20 juniors).

French Championships

  • Montluçon 1997: at the age of 6 Champion of U-8 category, performance of 1643
  • Romans-sur-Isère 1999: at the age of 8 Champion of U-10 category
  • Pau 2000: at the age of 9 Champion of U-12 category
  • Hyères 2002: at the age of 11 Champion of U-16 category
  • Grand-Bornand 2003: at the age of 12 Vice-Champion of U-18 category
  • Reims 2004: at the age of 13 Champion of U-20 (juniors) category with a TPR of 2604 (8 points out of 9 with 2/3 against masters)
  • Chartres 2005: finished 3rd at the Men French Championship with a TPR of 2660
  • Besançon 2006 : finished 5th at the Men French Championship with 6 points out of 11 and a TPR of 2608


World Youth Championships

  • Oropesa del Mar (Spain) 2000: 3rd in U-10 with 8½ points out of 11
  • Oropesa-del-Mar (Spain) 2001: 3rd in U-12 with 8 points out of 11
  • Halkidiki (Greece) 2003: 2nd in the U-14 group with 9 points out of 11
  • Belfort (France): 3rd in the U-16 group with 8½ out of 11
  • Puerto Madryn (Argentina) 2009: 1st in the World Junior Chess Championship with 10½ out of 13


Teams

Vachier-Lagrave played in the U16 French team championship since 1997. Team results include:

  • U16 French championship 2004-2005: first board for NAO Chess Club, 7 points from 7 games. NAO-CC earned the title
  • U16 French championship 2005-2006: first board for NAO Chess Club, 7 points from 7 games. NAO-CC again earned the title
  • Top 16 2005-2006: NAO team, 6½ points from 8 games. NAO-CC won the championship for the fourth time in a row.


Recent tournaments

  • "Aeroflot" tournament, Moscow 2006: played the A1 tournament, reserved for players having a rating superior to 2550. He gained 6 points out of 9 and finished 6th with a TPR of 2775
  • Young Masters, Lausanne 2006: being the youngest player invited, won the tournament with a TPR of 2630
  • Corus tournament B, Wijk aan Zee 2007: finished 5th with 8 points out of 13
  • Winner of 2007 Paris Championship with 7 points out of 9
  • Winner of 2007 French Championship after beating GM Vladislav Tkachiev in tiebreak match. In the main tournament he collected 7.5 out of 11
  • Winner of 2009 Biel tournament with 6 points out of 10 ahead of Morozevich and Ivanchuk.


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