BiographyWorld champion Junior in 1988, candidate with the world title in 1994, Joel Lautier is first French since the 19th century to belong to the learned assembly of the best world players.
“It is seed of Large Master” says one of Joel when it makes his beginnings with the famous Parisian club, Caïssa. But Joel is more than that and its early career, allied to an ambition - astonishing at a young boy - who places the very high bar, very quickly will prove it. In 1985, by gaining the Championship of the World of less than 12 years in front of two other Zsuzsa wonders and Judit Polgár, he becomes the first young French to obtain a world title. First steps towards notoriety. Three years later, it is the dedication to Adélaïde (Australia), where Joel Lautier, 15 years old, becomes the youngest World champion Junior. Its international career starts and it will be its first major successes at the dawn of the last decade of the 20th century.
In 1994, it is invited to the “Mecque of the Failures”, the prestigious Tournoi of Linares. It is its first meeting with Garry Kasparov and a fantastic victory of Joel with the Blacks, a performance of rarest against Kasparov. With the wire of the major tournaments which mark out their way, the two players will cross again and their confrontations will show a current score favorable to Joel from 3,5 to 2,5.
In the circuit of the super tournaments, Joel goes surfer on vaguenesses of success: victory in 1995 with Amsterdam (category 18) in front of Garry Kasparov, with Ubeda (Spain) in 1997 when it carries out a performance with 2814 Elo which will make him cross for the first time the difficult course of the 2650 points Elo, victory with Enghien-the-Baths in 1999 (category 15) and finally victorious of the zonal 2000 with Mondariz (Spain).
Its course in the cycle of the Championship of the World will be somewhat sown obstacles. Candidate with the world title in 1994, it will have to incline himself vis-a-vis Jan Timman, then at the time of the last three championships of World FIDE to direct elimination, it will twice meet Boris Gelfand (1998, 1999) in 1/16e of finale and lately Leitao which will close the road to him towards the world title. Like many GMI, it boycotts the Championship of the World 2004 in Libya.
With the team of France, Joel Lautier became vice-champion of Europe by in November 2002 team, by gaining with the passage the gold medal with the second chess-board.
He is Champion of France 2004, and again in 2005 with Chartres.
He reached his level Elo maximum in January 2002, with 2687 Elo points. Its best world classification was one 12th place with the Elo classification.
Carried towards the study of the play and the analysis of the parts, it very has a repertory of openings at the point and control a great number of alternatives with the Blacks.
But he plays less since 2003, investing himself henceforth in the national authorities and international. He announces his progressive withdrawal besides in December 2005, announcing that he would spend more and more time to make “another thing”.
He founded and chaired the ACP STATE (Association off Chess Professionals), but he does not represent himself with the organized elections in December 2005.
This association has as an aim the defense of the interests of the players of professional failures, the practice of the failures and the world promotion of this activity, in particular by the organization of the competitions échiquéennes and other demonstrations. The ACP STATE in particular Co-organized the Championship of the traditional World between Vladimir Kramnik and Peter Lékó in 2004.
It is also one of the 2 vice-presidents of FE (French federation of the failures).
Recently, it makes council in companies, Russia. < http://www.europe-echecs.com/articles/article-ee.php?id_article=1272 >
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