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French team for the ETCC 2007 announced

All the strongest players will participate

ETCC 2007 Press Office, 28-08-2007

A very strong team has been announced by the French Chess Federation for the European Team Chess Championships 2007 in Crete. The men’s team will include super-star GM Etienne Bacrot, this year French champion 17-years old GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and European champion Vladislav Tkachiev. The women’s team will feature 20-years old IM Marie Sebag and experienced IM Almira Skripchenko.

The complete French team:

1. GM Etienne Bacrot 2695

2. GM Vladislav Tkachiev 2655

3. GM Laurent Fressinet 2646

4. GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 2595

5. GM Christian Bauer 2626

The complete French women’s team:

1. IM Marie Sebag 2491

2. IM Almira Skripchenko 2435

3. WGM Sophie Milliet 2414

4. IM Silvia Collas 2393

5. WGM Maria Leconte 2352

France won the bronze medal in Gothenburg 2005 and it seems to be one of the medal favorites this year as well! More information is available on the website of the French Chess Federation

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