The 7th International Luc Open was held from 9-15th April at the Palais Rameau, 39 boulevard Vauban, in Lille, France.
124 players competed in the 9-round Swiss tournament. The prize fund was 10,500 EUR with 1500 EUR reserved for the winner.
Eventually six players shared the first place with 7 points each. GM Erik Blomqvist from Sweden took the winner’s trophy on best tie-break.
1-6. GM BLOMQVIST Erik SWE 2515, IM STANY G.A. IND 2443, GM FEDORCHUK Sergey UKR 2623, GM PAP Gyula HUN 2549, IM SATYAPRAGYAN Swayangsu IND 2448 and GM NIKOLOV Momchil BUL 2559 – 7,0
7-11. GM KVEINYS Aloyzas LTU 2542, GM SUNDARARAJAN Kidambi IND 2474, GM LAZAREV Vladimir FRA 2383, SCHOPPEN Casper NED 2309 and IM SZABO Bence HUN 2392 – 6½
12-23. IM ENCHEV Ivajlo BUL 2470, IM BAILET Pierre FRA 2502, IM KONGUVEL Ponnuswamy IND 2368, IM MOUSSARD Jules FRA 2513, IM PIASETSKI Leon CAN, FREDERIC Clement FRA 2205, FM HENRIS Luc BEL 2149, FM GOORMACHTIGH Johan BEL 2191, ROGER Mehdi FRA 2140, BURGNIES Stephane FRA 2130, MALOBERTI David FRA 2041 and DECROIX Paloan FRA 1987 – 6,0 etc