Joel Lautier is a Russian-born Kazakh-French chess Grandmaster born November 9, 1973, in Moscow, Russian SFSR, USSR. Lautier was awarded the title of Grandmaster in 1990. As of November 2022, his FIDE rating was 2660, while his Peak rating was 2672 as of January 2001.
Tkachiev relocated to Kazakhstan with his family in 1982 and began playing chess a year later. Tkachiev won the Kazakhstani Youth Championship in 1985 and played for Kazakhstan at the 1992 Chess Olympiad in Manila, becoming the country’s second national champion. In 1993 and 1996, he was awarded International Master and Grandmaster titles.
Tkachiev, who now lives in Cannes, has obtained French permanent residency and won the 2006 French Chess Championship, which was held in Besançon from August 14 to 26.
He reached the Russian Chess Championship semi-finals in 2005 and won the 2004 Moscow Blitz Superfinal, defeating Alexander Morozevich. Other big wins include Oakham in 1993, Cannes in 1996 and again in 1999, the Isle of Man in 1996, and Makarska in 1997. Tkachiev trounced Alberto David 6-2 in matchplay in 1999 and Dutch grandmaster John van der Wiel 7-3. His (Cannes) tournament against Jeroen Piket in 2000 ended in a 4-4 tie.
Tkachiev acknowledges living a raunchy, if not individualistic, personality and figuring it challenging to deal with long championships with short time controls. His passion is thus blitz chess, which appears to be his real strength. Tkachiev sparked outrage in September 2009 when he dozed during a tournament at a global championship in Calcutta, India. Tkachiev was supposedly incapacitated and, after passing out several times during the initial hour of play, was compelled to abandon the match for conceptual reasons after eleven moves.
On the lighter hand of chess, Vladislav is one 50 percent of the “Blitz Brothers,” the team behind the World Chess Beauty Contest. Vladislav and his brother Evgeny developed a site that featured the contest to promote chess globally and draw the attention of the mainstream press and corporate partners. Even though the website is unavailable now, visitors could sign up to envision the comprehensive photographs and cast a ballot for their favorites. While the competition was contentious in certain circles and was regarded as demeaning by a few female chess players, the people involved often submitted the not-so-revealing photos.
A panel of judges comprised a broader range of chess grandmasters, which include Nigel Short, who, together with a few female players such as Jennifer Shahade, backed the venture’s concept. Natalija Pogonina, Maria Manakova, Almira Skripchenko, and Elisabeth Pähtz were some of the most well-known chess players who competed.
Tkachiev’s triumph included a quick knockout stage success over Laurent Fressinet in 2006. Tkachiev won the Nancy stage of the French Rapid Grand Prix in 2013.
Tkachiev won the 2007 European Individual Chess Championship in Dresden after a play-off against Grandmasters Emil Sutovsky, Dmitry Jakovenko, and Ivan Cheparinov.
Jiri Jirka vs Vladislav Tkachiev – European Club Cup, Round 1 – Ohrid, North Macedonia – October 04, 2009
Vladislav Tkachiev vs William N Watson – 17th Lloyds Bank Masters Open, Round 7 – London, England – August 27, 1993
Vladislav Tkachiev vs Jean Pierre Lagrillet – Cannes blind sim, Round 1 – Cannes, France – February 11, 2004