BiographyWorld champion of less than 10 years with Bratislava in 1993, it repeats in less than 12 years with Sao Laurenzo (Brésil) like partly fast in Disneyland Paris in 1995 and becomes the same year international Maître following excellent results in competitions.
This same year, it is distinguished by cancelling vis-a-vis old the World champion traditional parts, Vladimir Kramnik, at the time of the tournament Intel of Paris (0,5 to 1,5). In March 1997, it becomes at 14 years and two months one of the youngest GMI of the history of the play.
After having had like Requested Eric mentor (champion of France 1995), it starts - as from 1993 - to involve with the large Ukrainian Master Iossif Dorfman (naturalized French since) known to have been the trainer of Garry Kasparov of 1984 to 1988. This one did not dry up a praise on its young pupil: “I never saw such a wonder. At the same age (12 years), Kasparov was less deep, less extremely quite simply. ” It is the best French hope and precedes its national counterparts by far.
Playing as well in tournament as in competition by teams, Etienne Bacrot, in his young age, played since 1995 and this each year a match in 6 parts against a player of world class, in his birthplace of Albert. Since, he is exerted while taking part in many tournaments of first category for the world elite.
Let us note that at the time of these famous matches, it beats Levon Aronian (Albert 1995) then the former world champion Vasily Smyslov 5-1 in a duel in 1996. In 1997, it loses against Viktor Kortchnoï, a former candidate with the world title, 4-2. In 1998, it beats Robert Hübner 3.5-2.5. In 1999, it loses against Alexander Beliavsky 3,5-2,5 but beats Judith Polgar, the best player of the world in Bastia (into semi-rapid). In 2000, it makes good match with Anatoly Karpov (Cannes 2000, multiple rates/rhythms) then loses 4 to 2 its match vis-a-vis Nigel Short, the challenger of Garry Kasparov for the world title in 1993. In 2001, it makes tie 3-3 with Emil Sutovsky one of the best Israeli players. In 2002, it beats Boris Gelfand 3,5-2,5. Lastly, in 2004, it gains against Ivan Sokolov 3,5-2,5.
Bacrot consecutively gained the individual championship of France to five resumptions (of 1999 with 2003), and did not take part in the editions of the following years for various reasons. In 2004, it carries out a perfect performance of 11 points out of 11 with the championship of France by teams with NAO Chess Club, which enables him to become the first French to pass the bar of: 2700 Elo . It also gains to two recovery prestigious Coupe of Europe of the clubs in 2003 and 2004 with the team of the NAO.
Since this entry in the club of super-GMIs, it is invited in the greatest international tournaments. In 2005, it gains with Moscow the Karpov-Poikovsky trophy. It obtains also its best classification in April 2005, while becoming 8th world with 2731 Elo. In July, with Dortmund, it is classified 3rd by beating in particular Vladimir Kramnik (world champion " Braingames"). At the end of 2005, it reaches the semi-finals of the world cup FIDE, being thus qualified for the next cycle of the candidates to the world title.
The year 2006 will be difficult for Etienne. Invited for the first time in three of the strongest closed tournaments reserved for the elite Chess tournament Corus, Linares, or MTel of Sofia, it disappointed at the time of the whole of these tournaments while finishing regularly in the last places. A few months later, Etienne Bacrot creates the exploit at the time of the Olympiade of failures 2006 of Turin. Indeed, it carries out a performance with more: 2800 Elo by beating on several occasions players of the world elite, in particular Spoiled Kamsky. It takes down a bronze medal thus.
At the time of the Chess Classic Mainz 2006 , Bacrot qualifies for the Championship of the World 2007 of random failures Fischer which will oppose it to Levon Aronian by gaining a tournament of qualifications with the participations of players like Alexander Morozevich, Alexander Grischuk or Rustam Kasimdzhanov.
It has a son named Alexandre and a named girl Victoria with her partner Nathalie Bonnafous, who is itself player of failures by posting a Elo in the neighborhoods from the 2100.
It currently forms part of the Parisian team Chess 15.
It is made eliminate in June 2007 from the cycle of the championship of the World 2007 with the 1st turn of the matches of the candidates (for whom it had been qualified thanks to its good performances with World cup FIDE 2005) by the American Gata Kamsky (on the score of 0,5-3,5 at the end of 4 parts, the match then having been stopped because the variation of 3 points was impossible to catch up with at the time of the 2 last parts envisaged).
Because in particular of this against-performance, it passes by again under the bar of the 2700 with the classification elo: at July 1st, 2007, it is thus 23e world player with 2695 pts (and always 1st French). In November 2007, it was qualified for the finale of the championship of the world of Blitz (started from 5 min) in Moscow.
Prize list| 2007 | Qualification for the Championship of the World of Blitz Started from 5 minutes.
A famous part
Judit Polgar (2671 Elo) - Etienne Bacrot (2592 Elo)
1.e4 E5 2.Cf3 Cc6 3.Fb5 a6 4.Fa4 Cf6 5.O-O b5 6.Fb3 Fc5 7.c3 d6 8.d4 Fb6 9.Fe3 O-O 10.Cbd2 Fb7 11.Te1 Te8 12.d5 Ce7 13.Fxb6 cxb6 14.Fc2 Dd7 15.Fd3 Tec8 16.Tc1 Tc7 17.b4 g6 18.De2 Tac8 19.c4 Cexd5 20.exd5 Cxd5 21.Fe4 f5 22.Fxd5+ Fxd5 23.Dd3 Fe6 24.Cg5 bxc4 25.Dh3 De7 26.Cxe6 Dxe6 27.Dc3 b5 28.f4 e4 29.Cf3 Df7 30.Cd4 d5 31.Tcd1 Te8 32.Rf2 Dg7 33.h4 Tce7 34.Te3 Td7 35.h5 Dh6 36.Ce2 Dxh5 37.Df6 Dh6 38.Dc6 Ted8 39.De6+ Rh8 40.Th3 Dg7 41.Cd4 Td6 42.De5 Dxe5 43.fxe5 Tb6 44.Re3 Rg7 45.Ce2 Te6 46.Cd4 Txe5 47.Cc6 d4+ 48.Rf4 Ted5 49.Cxd8 Txd8 50.Ta3 d3 51.Txa6 c3 52.Tc6 c2 53.Tc7+ Rf6 54.Tc6+ Rf7 55.Tc7+ Rf6 56.Tc6+ Rf7 57.Tc7+ Re6 58.Th1 d2 59.Txc2 d1=D 60.Txd1 Txd1 61.Tc6+ Td6 62.Tc5 Td2 63.Txb5 Txg2 64.a4 g5+ 65.Re3 Tg3+ 66.Rd4 Td3+ 67.Rc4 Ta3 68.a5 g4 69.Tb8 g3 70.Tg8 Re5 71.Rb5 f4 72.a6 e3 73.Rb6 Re4 74.a7 e2 75.b5 0-1
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