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Laurent Fressinet

Country France
Born 1 November 1981
Dax, France
Title Grandmaster
Peak rating 2718 (September 2010)

Laurent Fressinet (French pronunciation: ​; born 1 November 1981 in Dax) is a French chess Grandmaster.

He won the French Chess Championship in 2010 and 2014. In 2012 he finished second in the European Individual Chess Championship in Plovdiv.

Twice runner-up at the European Blitz Championship in 2006 and 2007 and French Rapid Chess Champion in 2009 and 2011, Fressinet won the last leg of the French Rapid Grand-Prix in Villandry and finished second in the Grand-Prix Final in Ajaccio in 2012.

In the 2013 Alekhine Memorial tournament, held from 20 April to 1 May, Fressinet finished sixth, with +1−1=7.

He was one of Magnus Carlsen's seconds during his 2014 World Championship's match with Viswanathan Anand.

In 2015 Fressinet won the 4th Anatoly Karpov Trophy rapid tournament in Cap d'Agde by defeating Karpov himself in the final 3-1.

Personal life

He is married to International Master Almira Skripchenko.