Worldrank

#4

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave

The French number 1, who like Carlsen and Nepo is another top player born in the golden year of 1990, has shown glimpses of his deadly best on the Tour but is yet to reach a final. His consistent performances have, however, helped him amass easily enough points to qualify for the end of season decider. Now MVL must go up a level he’s surely capable of. Known as “the Tricky Frenchman”, MVL is never out of a fight and is infamous for laying nasty traps in the endgame. His peak Elo rating of 2819 makes him the seventh-highest rated player of all time.

Tour Performance

TOTAL POINTS

52.2%

WINS

37

DRAWS

84

LOSSES

40

All data sourced from Champions Chess Tour pgn files, and including rapid, blitz and armageddon games

Born

October 21, 1990

FIDE Title

Grandmaster

FIDE ID

623539

Peak Rating

2873

Rating

2817

Rank

#4

Tour Performance

TOTAL SCORE

52.2%

WINS

37

DRAWS

84

LOSSES

40

All data sourced from Champions Chess Tour pgn files, and including rapid, blitz and armageddon games

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