GM Mikhailo Oleksienko winner of the Sautron International Open

The 12th Sautron International Chess Open was held from 27th October to 3rd November at the Phelippes Beaulieux Center in Sautron, France.

165 players competed in the 9-round Swiss event that was rated with FIDE and FFE. The prize fund was 7000 EUR.

GM Mikhailo Oleksienko from Ukraine took a clear first place with 7,5 points, leaving Grandmasters Alexander Zubarev and Aleksandr Karpatchev half a point behind.

Maxime Lagarde shared the 4th place and earned his second GM norm.

Final standings:

1. GM OLEKSIENKO Mikhailo 2539 UKR – 7,5

2-3. GM ZUBAREV Alexander 2583 UKR and GM KARPATCHEV Aleksandr 2458 RUS – 7,0

4-11. GM LE ROUX Jean-Pierre 2563 FRA, IM LAGARDE Maxime 2501 FRA, IM PANCEVSKI Filip 2482 MKD, IM KOZIAK Vitali 2503 UKR, IM RIFF Jean-Noel 2473 FRA, GM ULIBIN Mikhail 2529 RUS, GM RUSEV Krasimir 2549 BUL and IM BEDOUIN Xavier 2414 FRA – 6,5

12-26. GM GLEIZEROV Evgeny 2564 RUS, IM NGUYEN Chi-Minh 2392 FRA, FM IDER Borya 2394 FRA, IM COLIN Vincent 2407 FRA, WGM VIDENOVA Iva 2318 BUL, GM SERGEEV Vladimir 2475 UKR, IM MARHOLEV Dimitar 2326 BUL, LE GOFF Ronan 2108 FRA, VIDAL Llewellyn 2043 FRA, WIM MAKKA Ioulia 2119 GRE, WFM NAVROTESCU Andreea-Cristiana, RABHI Chamss-Eddine 1992 FRA, IM PIASETSKI Leon 2298 CAN, GALLANT Aurelien 2110 FRA and GAYON Benoit 1974 FRA – 6,0 etc

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Sautron is a commune in the Loire-Atlantique département in western France, located 10 km north west of Nantes, close to the Nantes-Vannes espressway. The population is about 6,800.

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