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GM Sebastien Maze claims 20th Chess Festival Jean-Claude Loubatiere

GM Sebastien Maze in action

GM Sebastien Maze in action

The 20th International Chess Festival Jean-Claude Loubatiere took part on 5-13th July 2014, at the Salle Jules Pagezy in Montpellier, a city in southern France, located on the Mediterranean Sea.

The event was organized by the Echecs Club Montpellier in a 9-round Swiss format with a time control 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game plus 30 seconds increment starting from move 1.

84 players from 11 different federations took part in the event, including 7 GMs, 3 IMs, 6 FMs and 1 WGM.

GM Sebastian Maze (France) was a convincing winner with 7,5/9 points. He grabbed the trophy and the first prize in the amount of 1.000 €, leaving the runner-up half a point behind.

GM Christian Bauer (France) took the silver with 7 points.

Third place was shared in a five-way tie by GM Julen Luis Arizmendi Martinez (Spain), FM Armen Petrossian (France), FM Roman Oganisian (Russia), IM Silvia Collas (France) and GM Hua Ni (China) on 6,5 points.

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Final standings:

1 GM Maze Sebastien FRA 2553 7,5
2 GM Bauer Christian FRA 2649 7
3 GM Arizmendi Martinez Julen Luis ESP 2553 6,5
4 FM Petrossian Armen FRA 2380 6,5
5 FM Oganisian Roman RUS 2245 6,5
6 IM Collas Silvia FRA 2302 6,5
7 GM Ni Hua CHN 2674 6,5
8 GM Prie Eric FRA 2493 6
9 GM Inkiov Ventzislav BUL 2428 6
10 FM Lauridsen Jesper Morch DEN 2244 6
11 GM Flear Glenn C ENG 2464 6
12 WGM Doluhanova Evgeniya UKR 2334 6
13 Malassagne Raphael FRA 2138 6
14 FM Buscara Sevan FRA 2376 5,5
15 Teh Eu Wen Aron MAS 2283 5,5
16 El Mchaouri Mas Younes FRA 2049 5,5
17 Youssoupov Moisse FRA 2169 5,5
18 Ringuet Noe FRA 2070 5,5
19 Ouakhir Mehdi MAR 2172 5,5
20 FM Weill Roland FRA 2112 5,5
21 Bouguerra Tayeb FRA 1906 5,5
22 Navarro Robin FRA 1906 5,5
23 Debray Tristan FRA 2173 5
24 Dijoux Frederic FRA 2172 5
25 Meunier Clement FRA 2132 5
26 IM Touzane Olivier FRA 2341 5
27 Grollemund Bertrand FRA 2138 5
28 FM Dussol Pierre FRA 2156 5
29 Caron Damien FRA 1971 5
30 IM Marholev Dimitar BUL 2349 5
31 Vidal Llewellyn FRA 2102 5
32 Guennoun Anthony FRA 2145 5
33 Labadie Jean-Jacques FRA 1943 5
34 Decroix Paloan FRA 2070 5
35 Moucheroud Jeremy FRA 2160 5
36 Ollivier Clemence FRA 1668 5
37 Lemiere Frederic FRA 2012 5
38 L’hermitte Emmanuel FRA 2006 4,5
39 Carre Sylvain FRA 2172 4,5
40 Leveque Guillaume FRA 2017 4,5
41 Mariel David FRA 2090 4,5
42 Grosse Ludovic FRA 1903 4,5
43 Natale Rodolphe FRA 1910 4,5
44 Fargere Jacky FRA 2027 4,5
45 Louche Herve FRA 1769 4,5
46 Muzzarelli Hogan FRA 1357 4,5
47 Denninger Guilhem FRA 1625 4
48 Grimault Nathan FRA 1820 4
49 Bachkat Ali FRA 1650 4
50 Canonge Jerome FRA 1829 4
51 Dubois Marie FRA 1834 4
52 Costa Jean-Yves FRA 1820 4
53 Benbellil Rabah FRA 1601 4
54 Jacquot Yoan FRA 1712 4
55 Lo Seen Luke FRA 1698 4
56 French Max ENG 1681 4
57 Soblechero Hugo FRA 1575 4
58 Ferrand Thadek FRA 1348 4
59 Barbe Luc FRA 1570 4
60 Leost Joel FRA 1445 4
61 Rigaud Titouan FRA 1391 4
62 Fargere Fabien FRA 2083 3,5
63 Juaneda Didier FRA 1647 3,5
64 Raviot Pascal FRA 1730 3,5
65 Ferrand Jean-Claude FRA 1630 3,5
66 Mouret Arnaud FRA 1495 3,5
67 Filhol-Ferrier Hector FRA 1146 3,5
68 Balais Andre FRA 1853 3
69 Barbe Asensio Cyrielle FRA 1498 3
70 Tokhi Daoud FRA 1687 3
71 Dupy Lucas FRA 1718 3
72 Berishaj Giergi ALB 1704 3
73 Jeanjean Laurent FRA 1904 3
74 Mangani Jean-Pierre FRA 1488 3
75 Sambuc David FRA 1535 3
76 Soudani Guy FRA 1365 3
77 Charruyer Baptiste FRA 1598 2,5
78 Boyd Emilie FRA 1192 2,5
79 Boyd Christopher FRA 1367 2,5
80 Ferrand Sebastien FRA 1848 2
81 Rigaud Jean-Marie FRA 1499 2
82 Vu Ronan FRA 1269 2
83 Petit Michel FRA 1301 2
84 Roustant Clovis FRA 1020 0,5

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