The 88th French Chess Championships are being held from 11th to 23rd August at the Palais des sports Jean Weille in Nancy.
A total of 669 players, aged 6 to 88, are competing over eight category tournaments.
The main events are 12-player men’s and women’s national Championships. Among the 24 players, only Mathilde Congiu won all of her games 3/3, and is followed by Collas, Maisuradze, Leconte (2.5/3 each).
Romain Edouard crushed Hicham Hamdouchi in the only decisive game of the 3rd round in Open section. Christian Bauer is in second place after drawing to Jean-Pierre Le Roux by three-fold repetition.
Marie Sebag, top French female player this time competing in the Open, held the higher-rated Vlad Tkachiev to a draw. Results and standings on the official website.
The tournament was opened Monday by Diego Salazar, President of French Chess federation, in the presence of Eric Pensalfini, Vice President the Urban Community of Greater Nancy delegate sports, Marie-Catherine Tallot, Deputy Mayor of Nancy, and Pierre Campardou, the regional director of BNP Paribas.
Participants – Open:
1 GM APICELLA Manuel 2512 CAZ Grasse Echecs
2 GM BAUER Christian 2633 LOR Vandoeuvre-Echecs
3 GM CORNETTE Matthieu 2592 IDF C.E. de Bois-Colombes
4 GM DEGRAEVE Jean-Marc 2563 ALS Mulhouse Philidor
5 GM EDOUARD Romain 2662 CHA L’Echiquier Chalonnais
6 GM HAMDOUCHI Hicham 2613 IDF Clichy-Echecs-92
7 GM LE ROUX Jean-Pierre 2588 ALS Bischwiller
8 GM SEBAG Marie 2527 IDF Evry Grand Roque
9 GM SOKOLOV Andrei 2558 ALS Mulhouse Philidor
10 GM TKACHIEV Vladislav 2637 IDF Evry Grand Roque
11 GM VAISSER Anatoly 2544 ALS C.E. Strasbourg
12 GM WIRIG Anthony 2496 LOR Club d’Echecs Metz Fischer
Participants – Women:
1 WFM CHOISY Mathilde 2150 ALS Mulhouse Philidor
2 IM COLLAS Silvia 2286 LAN Echecs Club Montpellier
3 WIM CONGIU Mathilde 2190 IDF C.E. de Rueil Malmaison
4 WIM DELORME Laurie 2183 PRO Marseille Echecs
5 WGM HAMDOUCHI Adina-Maria 2211 LAN Echecs Club Montpellier
6 WGM LECONTE Maria 2246 LOR Club d’Echecs Metz Fischer
7 WGM MAISURADZE Nino 2288 ALS Bischwiller
8 WIM MARTSYNOVSKAYA Marina 2156 CVL Pion du Roi – Lèves
9 IM MILLIET Sophie 2401 IDF Evry Grand Roque
10 WFM NAVROTESCU Andreea-Cristiana 2110 BNO Agneaux Saint-Lô
11 RICHARD Emma 2108 ALS Mulhouse Philidor
12 WGM SAFRANSKA Anda 2312 IDF Cercle d’Echecs de Villepinte
Info by Jean-Michel Blatrier