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27th Cannes Chess Festival

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The 27th International Chess Winter Open at Cannes will take place from February 25th to March 3rd at the playing venue Lerins, which is overlooking the bay of Cannes.

There will be three sections:

- Tournament A for players with a 2200+ Elo rating
- Tournament B for players with a rating lower than 2100 (The players with a rating between 2100 and 2200 can choose to participate on Tournament A or B)
- Tournament C for players with a rating lower than 1600

There are 50 registered players for the main Open. French GM Vladislav Tkachiev is top rated and he will be joined by another 10 strong Grandmasters. Among them Viorel Iordachescu, Eltaj Safarli, Ruben Felgaer, Michele Godena, etc.

The winner of the tournament will take home 2,200 Euros.

Last year winner was GM Evgeny Romanov

Official website

Registered players – Tournament A:

1 g TKACHIEV Vladislav 2659 FRA
2 g IORDACHESCU Viorel 2637 MDA
3 g SAFARLI Eltaj 2626 AZE
4 g DEGRAEVE Jean-Marc 2584 FRA
5 g FELGAER Ruben 2571 ARG
6 g SANCHEZ Joseph 2533 PHI
7 g DOBROV Vladimir 2524 RUS
8 g GODENA Michele 2519 ITA
9 g ORATOVSKY Michael 2510 ISR
10 g SKORCHENKO Dmitriy 2507 RUS
11 g FLEAR Glenn C 2479 ENG
12 m AKSHAYRAJ Kore 2463 IND
13 m ROMBALDONI Axel 2449 ITA
14 m BATTAGLINI Gabriel 2442 FRA
15 m PRASANNA RAGHURAM RA 2419 IND
16 m LEKIC Dusan 2411 MNE
17 f VELTEN Paul 2392 FRA
18 m PHILIPPE Christophe 2391 FRA
19 m BEJTOVIC Jasmin 2387 BIH
20 GIROYAN Gary 2382 FRA
21 m DEBRAY Christopher 2366 FRA
22 ABELLO Sebastien 2355 FRA
23 f CODENOTTI Marco 2352 ITA
24 MIDOUX Sebastien 2327 FRA
25 f BRESSAC Stephane 2304 FRA
26 f FAVAREL Antoine 2303 FRA
27 f DIMITROV Christo 2289 FRA
28 PULITO Alberto 2277 ITA
29 FRICK Christoph 2264 GER
30 f KHOURI Ibrahim Mohamed 2252 UAE
31 f ROBIN Samy 2250 FRA
32 f LAMARD Guillaume 2246 FRA
33 AGHAYEV Miragha 2245 ITA
34 BARLETTA Mauro 2233 ITA
35 mf SIROTKINA Nina 2224 RUS
36 PESCE Gabriele 2219 ITA
37 SARDO Gabriele 2198 ITA
38 VILLEGAS Pierre 2190 MNC
39 MALKA Samuel 2181 FRA
40 GELAS Christophe 2179 FRA
41 f WEILL Roland 2172 FRA
42 mf FLEAR Christine 2156 FRA
43 IAGAR Razvan-Gabriel 2149 ROU
44 IVANOVA Tatiana 2149 RUS
45 SORCINELLI Francesco 2134 ITA
46 MALEKI Nicolas 2118 FRA
47 MURATET Lucas 2118 FRA
48 ff UTA Adeline-Ramona 2064 ROU
49 CAYLA Jonathan 2042 FRA
50 LEVESQUE Thomas 2041 FRA

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