The 29th Cannes Winter Open – Festival des Jeux 2015 is scheduled to take place from 22nd February to 1st March at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France.
The chess festival consists of three sections:
– Tournament A for players with a 2200+ Elo rating
– Tournament B for players with a rating lower than 2100 (The players with a rating between 2100 and 2200 can choose to participate on Tournament A or B)
– Tournament C for players with a rating lower than 1600
The organizers have provided the prize fund of 10,000 EUR, with 2200 EUR dedicated for the winner of Open A.
Currently top rated players are GM Vladislav Tkachiev FRA 2629, GM Eltaj Safarli AZE 2628, GM Nikita Maiorov BLR 2596, GM Ruben Felgaer ARG 2582, IM Jacek Stopa POL 2521, GM Joseph Sanchez PHI 2503, GM Tomas Oral CZE 2498, GM Ankit Rajpara IND 2494 and IM Paul Velten FRA 2464.