Maxime Vachier-Lagrave

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Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave au tournoi des candidats (cropped).jpg
Full nameMaxime Vachier-Lagrave
Country France
FIDE rating2785
#7 in the Jan 2016 FIDE ranking list
Peak rating2785 (January 2016)

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (born 21 October 1990) is a French chess Grandmaster and the 2009 World Junior Chess Champion. MVL, as he is sometimes called, is at present their strongest player.

Grandmaster norms[change | change source]

He completed his final grandmaster norm in 2005, at 14 years, 4 months. He got his norms in these tournaments:

  • Paris Championship 2004: finished 3rd with 6½ points from nine rounds and a rating performance of 2703
  • NAO GM Tournament 2004: won the tournament with 6/9 and got a performance of 2605
  • GM Tournament of Évry: from 21 to 27 February 2005, finished second with 7½ and a performance of 2712
Vachier-Lagrave playing against Viswanathan Anand during the Alekhine Memorial in Paris, 2013