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Romain Édouard (born 28 November 1990) is a French chess grandmaster.

Romain Édouard
Romain Édouard in Wijk aan Zee, 2013
Born (1990-11-28) 28 November 1990 (age 28)
Poitiers, France
TitleGrandmaster (2009)
FIDE rating2647 (July 2019)
Peak rating2702 (June 2014)

Born in Poitiers, Édouard has been playing chess since the age of five,[1] and joined his first tournament in 2001. He was trained by fellow French Grandmaster Olivier Renet during his adolescence. He won the 2006 European Youth Chess Championship U16 category at the age of 15, and in 2007 earned his International Master title.



Amongst open tournaments, he won at Zaragoza 2008, Bad Wiessee 2008, Andorra 2009,[2] Echternach 2009 and 2010, Hastings 2009/10 and Clermont-Ferrand 2011. There have also been victories in closed events, at Grand Prix de Bordeaux 2007, Antwerp 2011 and Nancy 2012.[3] In August 2012, Édouard jointly won the French Chess Championship alongside Christian Bauer, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Etienne Bacrot.[4] In December of the same year, he won the Al Ain Classic tournament edging out Vachier-Lagrave on tiebreaks.[5] Édouard took part in the Grandmaster Group B of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2013 in Wijk aan Zee finishing sixth out of fourteen participants with a score of 7/13 points.[6] In 2014 he won the Dubai Open scoring 8/9, a full point ahead of the field.[7] Édouard tied for first in the 2015 World Open, held in Arlington.[8] In July 2015, he won the 3rd AIDEF Chess Championship (French-speaking countries chess championship) in Montreal.[9][10] He tied for first in the 2018 French Chess Championship with Tigran Gharamian and Yannick Gozzoli. Gharamian won the playoff.[11]

Édouard has played for the French national team at the Chess Olympiads of 2010, 2012 and 2014, and at the European Team Chess Championships of 2009, 2013 and 2015. In the 2013 event he won the team silver medal and the individual gold on board three.[12]


  • Edouard, Romain (2014). The Chess Manual of Avoidable Mistakes. Thinkers Publishing. ISBN 978-9082256611.
  • Edouard, Romain (2015). The Chess Manual of Avoidable Mistakes. Part 2: Test yourself!. Thinkers Publishing. ISBN 9789082256642.


  1. ^ "Interview with GM Romain Edouard". 2012-12-15. Archived from the original on 2013-03-26. Retrieved 2013-04-20.
  2. ^ "Communiqué de presse" (PDF). Retrieved 2013-04-20.
  3. ^ "Chess News: World Championship G5". Chessbase. Archived from the original on 2013-07-21. Retrieved 2013-07-21.
  4. ^ "2012 French Championship marred by tragedy". ChessBase. 2012-08-26. Retrieved 2015-10-09.
  5. ^ Al Ain Classic 2012 Chess-Results
  6. ^ Standings of grandmaster group B 2013 Tata Steel Chess.
  7. ^ Sagar Shah (2014-04-16). "Edouard wins Dubai 2014 in exciting finish". ChessBase. Retrieved 8 October 2015.
  8. ^ "World Open 2015 Standings – Open Section". CCA Chess Tournaments. Retrieved 8 October 2015.
  9. ^ "Romain Edouard clear first in Quebec Open – AIDEF Championships 2015". Chessdom. 2015-07-26. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  10. ^ "Montréal - Rencontres de la Francophonie 2015" (in French). European Chess Union. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  11. ^ Gharamian topped playoff over Edouard & Gozzoli to win French Chess Championship
  12. ^ Romain Edouard team chess record at

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