Bakr Etienne( chess-player)
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Biography Bakr Etienne
Born January 22, 1983 in Amiens
Winner of tournaments Engen-les-Bains (1997), 'Young masters' (1998), Mermaid Beach Club (1999).
Grandmaster since 1997.
Professional rating of 1 January 2002. - 2620
FIDE rating of 1 January 2002. - 2649
Bacrot - the most famous, if not to say 'untwisted', a chess prodigy in the world. Having learned to play at age four, he immediately demonstrated his remarkable abilities. Truly, . Etienne was born under a lucky star, . - Years old game dragged out a miserable existence in France, . but in the 90, . thanks largely to the success of Joel Lautier, . in the country to start a real chess boom: Could do without this' hopes of the French Chess? Bacrot perfectly fit into the framework of 'rising star': in 1995, won the world championship 'to 12', . in the same year, he struck the world of chess, . select one of the stages 'Intel Grand Prix' in rapid chess,
. Finally, Smyslov in 1996, losing to Etienne match of six rapid games, said: 'I thought I was playing with the child, but I resisted the grandmaster! "
. The Frenchman immediately received an unprecedented sponsorship, and to visit him stretched out the best coaches from around the world
. In recent years he had been spreading with Dorfman, Azmaiparashvili and Nikitin - all three at one time worked with Kasparov. New successes were not long in coming: In 1997 Bacrot to everyone's surprise wins champs France (though, . In recent years it has included him in the habit), . and in the same year became the youngest grandmaster in chess history - he was 14 years and 2 months! Since Etienne welcome guest at the tournament's strongest young men of the world (the winner of 'Young masters'-98),
In 2000, he was even invited to supertournament in Sarajevo. The following year, Etienne increased rating and formalized its status as the first board of France, driving Lautier. However, serious applications - wins in strong tournaments in the assets of the French champion no. Nevertheless, the West sees Bacrot one of the contenders for the chess throne. Whether these predictions come true, time will show - long Frenchman was 'ahead of schedule', but 'is not it time for a male to be'?