Person of day   -  30 NOVEMBER 2020

LAURENT FRESSINET

LAURENT FRESSINET

A French grandmaster. Laurent won the French Championships in 2010 and 2014. In 2012 he took the second place in the European Individual Championship in Plovdiv.

Twice runner-up of the European Blitz Championship, in 2006 and 2007, and French Rapid Chess Champion in 2009 and 2011, Fressinet won the last leg of the French Rapid Grand Prix in Villandry and finished second in the Grand-Prix Final in Ajaccio in 2012.

In May 2014 Fressinet won the 22nd Sigeman & Co Chess Tournament in Malmö, Sweden.

Fressinet has been one of Magnus Carlsen's seconds since 2014.

In October 2015, Fressinet tied for 1st–3rd with P. Harikrishna and Gabriel Sargissian at the 2nd PokerStars Isle of Man International Chess Tournament in Douglas, Isle of Man and won the 4th Anatoly Karpov Trophy rapid tournament in Cap d'Agde by defeating Karpov himself in the final 3-1.