SPRAGGETT ON CHESS
The French Championship saw GMs Fressinet and Edouard tie for first with 8 points out of 11 games, and– according to the rules–today they played a short mini-match of rapid games, resulting in Fressinet winning the title of Champion of France. Congrats!
Laurent Fressinet, born November 1, 1981
HERE IS WHAT I CONSIDER HIS BEST GAME OF THE TOURNAMENT
A FAMILY OF CHAMPIONS!
Curiously, Fressinet is married to the current Female champion of France, Almira Skripchenko! Here is a recent photo of their family: (left to right) Fressinet, Ludivine (their daughter), Almira’s mother , Almira and the late Feodor Skripchenko (Almira’s father, of course).
HERE IS THE X-TABLE OF THE FEMALE CHAMPIONSHIP
Skripchenko is also a very strong poker player, often appearing on TV!