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Chefchaouen Chess Festival in Morocco

The 11th Festival International des Echecs de la ville de Chefchaouen was held on 1-5th July at the Cultural and Sports Complex Mohammed VI in Chefchaouen, Tangier-Tetouan province, Morocco.

The Main Event was the 9-round swiss semi open with a time control of 65 minutes for the whole game. 76 players competed, including a group of strong foreign Grandmasters.

Laurent Fressinet of France and Loek Van Wely from Netherlands shared the first place with 8 points each. Full standings are bellow.

A 13-round Night Blitz Marathon was played outdoors on 4th July. The famous speed expert Laurent Fressinet took a clear first place with 11.5 points, half a point ahead of his compatriot Sebastien Maze.

The organizers also held a giant simultaneous exhibition on the historic square d’Uta Al Hammam.

Festival International des Echecs de la ville de Chefchaouen

The playing venue at the Cultural and Sports Complex Mohammed VI in Chefchaouen

Final standings:

1 GM Fressinet Laurent FRA 2714 – 8
2 GM Van Wely Loek NED 2691 – 8
3 IM Mullon Jean-Baptiste FRA 2404 – 7
4 IM Adnani Mokhlis MAR 2404 – 6.5
5 GM Maze Sebastien FRA 2573 – 6.5
6 IM Onkoud Abdelaziz MAR 2394 – 6.5
7 IM Touzane Olivier FRA 2295 – 6.5
8 Mounib Abdelaziz MAR 0 – 6.5
9 GM Hoffman Alejandro ARG 2453 – 6
10 GM Hamdouchi Hicham FRA 2627 – 6
11 Choukri Adel MAR 2145 – 6
12 GM Strikovic Aleksa SRB 2559 – 6
13 Chaaraoui Yooussef MAR 1950 – 6
14 Benaino Samir MAR 2141 – 6
15 El Alami Hassoun Ilias MAR 0 – 6
16 Al marjani Abderrahmane MAR 0 – 6
17 Ouakhir Mehdi MAR 2200 – 5.5
18 Zarkik abdeslam MAR 0 – 5.5
19 Abdelaziz Adel MAR 2076 – 5.5
20 IM Rian Moubarak MAR 1772 – 5.5
21 Mesbah Ahmed MAR 0 – 5.5
22 Saber Yasser MAR 0 – 5
23 El Aqel Said MAR 2130 – 5
24 Atoubi Lotfi MAR 2160 – 5
25 Tachfine Anouar MAR 0 – 5
26 Rian Saad MAR 0 – 5
27 Beiso Pierre MAR 0 – 5
28 Dououich Mohamed nizar MAR 0 – 5
29 Eddakhissi Zaid MAR 0 – 5
30 Alaoui Belghiti Chaimaa MAR 0 – 5
31 Taoughi Med Amine MAR 0 – 5
32 Cardin Cyril MAR 0 – 5
33 Taouil Youssef MAR 0 – 4.5
34 Meskaoui Mohamed MAR 0 – 4.5
35 Lameti Mohamed MAR 1873 – 4.5
36 Desormes Olivier FRA 1773 – 4.5
37 Ben Mostafa Youssef MAR 0 – 4.5
38 Douiche Mehdi MAR 0 – 4.5
39 Menkouchi Abdellah MAR 0 – 4.5
40 Saidi Youness MAR 0 – 4
41 Mansouri Omar MAR 0 – 4
42 Mqami Ibrahim MAR 0 – 4
43 Abou assal Nabil MAR 0 – 4
44 Cherkaoui Achraf MAR 0 – 4
45 Hmimou Rabie MAR 0 – 4
46 Alaoui Belghiti Yassine MAR 0 – 4
47 Al Haik Mohammed MAR 0 – 4
48 Stitou Souhail MAR 0 – 4
49 Fezzari Mohamed Amine MAR 0 – 4
50 El Jebbari Saad MAR 0 – 4
51 El Bouanani Siham MAR 0 – 4
52 Blouk Mohamed El mehdi MAR 0 – 4
53 Ziadi Abdoullah MAR 0 – 3.5
54 Fikri Hamza MAR 0 – 3.5
55 El hakiki Amer MAR 0 – 3
56 Makhchan Mohamed MAR 0 – 3
57 Rahmouni Omar MAR 0 – 3
58 Tanji Haitam MAR 0 – 3
59 El Ouaragli Jihan MAR 0 – 3
60 Meftah Amine MAR 0 – 3
61 Majdouline Mohamed MAR 0 – 3
62 Nebkhout Zaid MAR 0 – 3
63 Kchichi Mahdi MAR 0 – 3
64 Ouazni Yamna MAR 0 – 3
65 El Ouaragli Sami MAR 0 – 3
66 Fezzari Walid MAR 0 – 2.5
67 Chia Abdellah MAR 0 – 2.5
68 Benkhnou Riad MAR 0 – 2
69 Rahmouni Ayoub MAR 0 – 2
70 L’khachine Abdellah MAR 0 – 2
71 Mansouri Asmae MAR 0 – 2
72 El Bouanani Mohamed MAR 0 – 2
73 Ben Maymoun Abdellatif MAR 0 – 1.5
74 Amhazem Ayman MAR 0 – 1
75 Meftah Sahar MAR 0 – 0
76 Al Zantuli Youssef LYB 1971 – 0

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