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Sergey Fedorchuk convincing winner of the 87th Paris Chess Championship

The 87th Paris Chess Championship was held from 7th to 15th July at the Stade Pierre de Coubertin, 82 avenue Georges Lafont 75016 Paris.

The Championship was played in 4 Groups, each being a 9-round Swiss event. 669 players took participation, which is a significant increase from the last year’s 633.

The main FIDE Open was limited to the players rated above 2200. Ukrainian Grandmaster Sergey Fedorchuk won the tournament in convincing fashion, leaving the nearest followers a full point behind. Fedorchuk took the first prize of 3000 EUR.

FM Ryan Rhys Griffiths (Ireland) and Lars Rindlisbacher (Switzerland) have earned IM norms.

Sergey Fedorchuk

Sergey Fedorchuk with the winner's trophy

FIDE Open final standings (63 players):

1. GM FEDORCHUK Sergey A. 2630 UKR – 7,5
2-6. GM LE ROUX Jean-Pierre 2559 FRA, IM MOUSSARD Jules 2412 FRA, GM STRIKOVIC Aleksa 2559 SRB, GM SHCHEKACHEV Andrei 2528 FRA and GM GULIYEV Namig 2539 AZE – 6,5
7-9. GM RENET Olivier 2472 FRA, IM DOURERASSOU Jonathan 2460 FRA and GM WIRIG Anthony 2452 FRA – 6
10-16. FM GRIFFITHS Ryan Rhys 2326 IRL, RINDLISBACHER Lars 2266 SUI, IM SOCHACKI Christophe 2406 FRA, IM ZHOU Yang-Fan 2427 ENG, IM SHIRAZI Kamran 2417 FRA, IM DEMUTH Adrien 2460 FRA and LOISEAU Quentin 2314 FRA – 5,5 etc

Last year winner of the FIDE Open was Indian GM Arun Prasad.

A Open was for the players rated between 1800 and 2300. Ukrainian FM Nazar Ustianovich won the event with impressive 8.5/9 points in the field of 202 players. He earned 1500 EUR.

B Open was for the players rated between 1400 and 1900. Among the 285 participants Michael Hajage from France took the first place with 8 points. His prize is 1000 EUR.

C Open was reserved for the players rated under 1500. Alexandre Coulet (FRA 1440) won the top prize of 600 EUR by finishing clear first with 8.5 points. 119 players competed.

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