GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave

Full name
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
Born
Oct 21, 1990 (age 28)
Place of birth
Nogent-sur-Marne, France
Federation
France
Profiles

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, also known as “MVL”, is the premiere player from France. He is a prodigy who became a Grandmaster before he was 15 years old. Having recently hit a rating high of 2766, the sky's the limit for this young talent. Also a great blitz and bullet player online, he is an accomplished player at both the rapid and slow chess time controls.

Hailing from France, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave is a wunderkind who became an International Master in 2004 at the age of 13. In 2005, at the age of 14 years and 4 months, he was given the Grandmaster title. He has won many tournaments in his short career and has also crossed the 2700 rating barrier, recently peaking at a rating of 2766 in July 2014. He is the premiere player from France, having played in, and won, many of the age categories of the French Championships as well as winning the adult versions of the tournament as well. Though he has yet to get to the same level as Fabiano Caruana and Magnus Carlsen (two other young players born in the same year as Vachier-Lagrave), he is still on track towards being a World Championship challenger, being ranked among the top players in the world at the moment.

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Most Played Openings

White Pieces
Giuoco Piano Game (40) : C53 C50 C51
Pirc Defense (20) : B07 B08
King's Indian Attack (53) : A07 A08
Caro-Kann Defense (86) : B10 B12 B11 B13
Ponziani Opening (1) : C44
Petrov's Defense (39) : C42 C43
London System (1) : A48
Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack (9) : A01
Scotch Game (5) : C45 C44
Alekhine Defense (5) : B04 B03
Queen's Pawn Opening (7) : D02 A41 A40 D00
Hungarian Opening (6) : A00
Bird's Opening (2) : A03
Modern Defense (9) : B06
Italian Game (3) : C55 C56
Reti Opening (27) : A06 A05 A04 A09
King's Pawn Opening (4) : B00 C40
Grob Opening (1) : A00
Trompowsky Attack (3) : A45
Modern Defense with 1.e4 (8) : B06
Vienna Game (6) : C25 C29
Bogo-Indian Defense (5) : E11
Four Knights Game (1) : C48
Semi-Slav Defense (18) : D47 D45 D44 D43 D46
Gruenfeld Defense (15) : D85 D80 D86 D94
Philidor Defense (10) : C41
Queen's Gambit Accepted (4) : D27 D20
Queen's Indian Defense (8) : E15 E17
King's Gambit Accepted (1) : C34
Benoni Defense (2) : A61 A56
Dutch Defense (7) : A85 A81 A84 A88
Scandinavian Defense (7) : B01
Torre Attack (2) : A48
Bishop's Opening (3) : C23 C24 C28
Nimzowitsch Defense Declined (1) : B00
Semi-Slav Defense Accepted (2) : D44
Neo-Gruenfeld Defense (2) : D73 D78
Undefined (1) : A00
Black Pieces
Reti Opening (51) : A04 A05
Trompowsky Attack (18) : A45
Torre Attack (14) : A48
Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack (7) : A01
King's Indian Attack (2) : A07
Modern Defense with 1.e4 (2) : B06
English Defense (1) : A40
Queen's Pawn Opening (3) : D00 A40 A41
London System (13) : A48
French Defense (2) : C02 C16
Scandinavian Defense (2) : B01
Ruy Lopez Opening (3) : C67 C60 C70
Polish Opening (5) : A00
Scotch Game (1) : C45
Queen's Gambit Declined (6) : D31 D37 D58 D52
Mieses Opening (1) : A00
Hungarian Opening (4) : A00
Slav Defense (12) : D17 D11 D19 D10
Caro-Kann Defense (7) : B11 B10 B12 B17
Old Indian Defense (1) : A53
Pirc Defense (5) : B07
Tarrasch Defense (1) : D32
Neo-Gruenfeld Defense (30) : D79 D78 D71 D73
Queen's Indian Defense (1) : E12
Lion Defense (3) : B07
Benoni Defense (1) : A68
Modern Defense (2) : B06
Philidor Defense (4) : C41
King's Pawn Opening (1) : C40
Benko Gambit Half-Accepted (2) : A57
Benko Gambit Declined (1) : A57
Benko Gambit Fully-Accepted (3) : A58
Dutch Defense (2) : A89 A85
Benko Gambit (1) : A57

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