2015

2015 French champions: GM Christian Bauer and IM Almira Skripchenko

The 90th French Men Championship and 2015 French Women Championship took place from August 9-20, 2015, in Saint-Quentin, France.

The events were played in a 12-player round-robin format and most of the strongest French players participated.

GM Christian Bauer and GM Tigran Gharamian tied for the first place at 7,5 points each and a direct playoff match of two games decided the winner.

GM Etienne Bacrot is solo third with 7 points.

The grandmasters agreed on a draw in the first encounter but Bauer prevailed with Black pieces in the second one and took the trophy.

IM Almira Skripchenko finished first in the women’s section with 9/11 points, leaving the runner-up, WGM Nino Maisuradze, half a point behind.

IM Sophie Milliet took the bronze with 8 points.

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Men’s tournament final standings:

1. GM Christian Bauer 2618 – 7.5
2. GM Tigran Gharamian 2644 – 7.5
3. GM Etienne Bacrot 2694 – 7
4. GM Matthieu Cornette 2586 – 6.5
5. GM Yannick Gozzoli 2561 – 6
6. GM Romain Edouard 2634 – 5.5
7. GM Jean-Marc Degraeve 2551 – 5.5
8. GM Sebastien Maze 2573 – 5.5
9. GM Andrei Istratescu 2619 – 5
10. GM Maxime Lagarde 2540 – 4.5
11. GM Andrei Shchekachev 2555 – 3.5
12. IM Jules Moussard 2487 – 2

Women’s tournament final standings:

1. IM Almira Skripchenko 2435 – 9
2. WGM Nino Maisuradze 2292 – 8.5
3. IM Sophie Milliet 2383 – 8
4. WGM Anda Safranska 2153 – 6.5
5. WIM Natacha Benmesbah 2200 – 6.5
6. IM SIlvia Collas 2325 – 6
7. WFM ANdrea-Cristiana Navrotescu 2275 – 5.5
8. WFM Mathilde Choisy 2170 – 5
9. WGM Maria Leconte 2251 – 4
10. Sophie Aflalo 2117 – 3
11. Oriane Soubirou 2092 – 2.5
12. WIM Christine Flear 2172 – 1.5

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