Lausanne hosted the FIDE World Championship 1998 Final Match Karpov-Anand, followed by a prominent yearly Young Masters event from 1999 to 2006, plus an Open Chess Festival series.

LAUSANNE Young Masters (LYM) 1999 – 2006

McShane, LYM 2003. Photo de Jean-François Croset

1999 Bacrot
2000 Grischuk
2001 Bruzon
2002 no tournaments
2003 McShane (5. Karjakin)
2004 McShane (5. Carlsen)
2005 Volokitin (5. Carlsen)
2006 Vachier-Lagrave

Further prominent young, promising players in the Lausanne Youth Masters (LYM):

Ponomariov, Kasimdzhanov, Aronian, Asrian (R.I.P.) Gashimov (RI.P.), Mamedyarov, Nakamura, Naiditsch, Navara, Wojtaszek, Fressinet, Predojevic, Ghaem Maghami, Leitão, Harikrishna, Sasikiran, Wang Yue, Bu Xiangzhi, amongst others, and Alexandra Kosteniuk, Humpy Koneru, Kateryna Lahno, Tatiana Kosintseva, Elisabeth Pähtz, Nana Dzagnidze, plus from Switzerland: Yannick Pelletier, Florian Jenni, Severin Papa

«Maîtres vs Éspoirs» (closed international tournament)

Triple winner Tukmakov. Photo 1973 by RIA Novost

2003 IM (GM in 2005) Alexander Raetsky

2004 GM Vladimir Tukmakov (better tie-break)
GM Cyril Marcelin (born in 1979, GM in 2002)

2005 GM Vladimir Tukmakov

2006 GM Vladimir Tukmakov

«Maîtres vs Éspoirs», ten players in a round robin tournament, was a side event at LYM

Lausanne Open Festivals 1999 – 2013

1999 Mark Hebden, 89 players (first edition)

2000 Mladen Palac, 87 players

2001 Petar Genov (on tie-break, then IM, leaving behind > 20 GMs), 114 players

2002 no tournaments

2003 Vladislav Borovikov (on tie-break), 133 players

2004 Vladimir Lazarev (on tie-break), 130 players

2005 Namig Guliyev (on tie-break), 140 players

2006 Daniel Fridman, 128 players

2007 WIM (later WGM) Pauline Guichard, France,
clear first ahead of GMs like Gheorghiu or Gallagher, 87 players

2008 Alexandre Dgebuadze (on tie-break), 95 players

2009 Sebastian Siebrecht, 84 players

2010 Alexandre Dgebuadze (on tie-break), 96 players

2011 Christian Bauer, 97 players

2012 Tigran Gharamian (on tie-break), 89 players

2013 Andrei Istratescu, 90 players (last edition)


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