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16th international Chess Festival in Nancy

Palais des sports Jean Weille in Nancy

Palais des sports Jean Weille in Nancy

16th international Chess Festival will be held from 3 to 4 March in Nancy.

On Saturday 3 of March 2018 : BLITZ- 11 games 4 min. + 2 sec/move.
On Sunday 4 of March 2018 : RAPID- 9 games 15 min. + 3 sec/move.
More then 200 players are expected. The top seeded are GM Sergey Fedorchuk, GM Matthieu Cornette, GM Benjamin Bok etc…

292 players were competing in the 15th edition, and many very strong Grandmasters came during the last 15 years :
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave actual world number 2, Etienne Bacrot ex-member of world top10, Laurent Fressinet number 3 in France came many times, Christian Bauer in his nativ region, Rustam Kasimdzhanov ex-world champ, Mickael Gurevich ex world number 5, Ulf Andersson legend of 70s and 80s, Arkadij Naidisch, Vladislav Tkachiev, Pentala Harikrishna and many others …

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