born in 1977, is a grandmaster who became champion of France as early as 1996 and soon thereafter gave up his studies to become a professional chess player. He has played several times for the French national team and was a member of the silver medal winning (2001) and bronze medal winning (2005) teams in the European Team Championships. Bauer has so far published three books: "Play 1...b6", "The Philidor files" and finally "Play the Scandinavian". He lives in Montpellier and has two daughters.
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