The 2016 Cannes International Chess Open was held from 22-28th February at Rotonde Lérins in Cannes, France.
The event consisted of three sections – Open A for players rated over 2100, Open B for players rated under 2200 and Open C for players rated under 1600.
The main Open A tournament had 111 participants. The 16-years-old GM Bai Jinshi from China edged the more experienced players to claim the top prize with 7,5/9 points.
Open A final standings:
1. GM BAI Jinshi CHN 2501 – 7½
2-4. GM ROMANOV Evgeny RUS 2617, GM FIER Alexandr BRA 2608 and GM GUPTA Abhijeet IND 2613 – 7,0
5-7. GM KAMSKY Gata USA 2667, GM DEMUTH Adrien FRA 2544 and GM DEGRAEVE Jean-Marc FRA 2559 – 6½
8-17. GM GOZZOLI Yannick FRA 2567, IM LIN Chen CHN 2533, IM MOUSSARD Jules FRA 2487, GM RAMBALDI Francesco ITA 2541, IM ESSERMAN Marc USA 2410, GM GODENA Michele ITA 2487, GM SHYAM Sundar M. IND 2512, GM ARAVINDH Chithambaram Vr. IND 2500, IM DUMITRACHE Dragos-Nicolae ROU 2412 and IM WAN Yunguo CHN 2485 – 6,0 etc
The total prize fund was 11,000 EUR. Photo by Klaus Steffan.