Maxime Vachier-Lagrave

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave

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Maxime Vachier-Lagrave () (born 21 October 1990) is a French chess Grandmaster and the 2009 World Junior Chess Champion.

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 nine rounds and a 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's FIDE rating in July 2008 was 2681 . According to the live top rating site his live rating on August 16, 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 was 2718 (23rd in the world and third 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......
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