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Vachier-Lagrave Wins French Champs

  • SonofPearl
  • on 8/25/11, 1:34 PM.

Maxime_Vachier-Lagrave3.jpgMaxime Vachier-Lagrave (pictured) won the 2011 French Chess Championships with a score of 7/11, half a point ahead of four challengers in a close contest.

Vachier-Lagrave won three games and remained undefeated to take the title.

The 20-year old Vachier-Lagrave is the #1 ranked French player and this isn't his first senior national title - he previously won the championship back in 2007 as a 16 year-old!

Vachier-Lagrave was also the 2009 World Junior Champion and is currently ranked at #22 in the world.

The final cross-table:

 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime  2722 * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 ½ 7
 Fressinet, Laurent  2698 ½ * ½ ½ 1 1 0 1 0 ½ ½ 1
 Bacrot, Etienne  2710 ½ ½ * ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1
 Istratescu, Andrei  2645 ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1
 Feller, Sebastien  2666 ½ 0 ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1
 Edouard, Romain  2587 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ * 1 ½ 0 1 1 1 6
 Bauer, Christian  2637 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 0 * ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ 5
 Dorfman, Iossif  2578 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ 5
 Le Roux, Jean-Pierre  2517 0 1 ½ 0 0 1 ½ ½ * 0 ½ ½
 Hamdouchi, Hicham  2628 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 * ½ 0
 Bricard, Emmanuel  2502 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 1 ½ ½ ½ * ½
 Shchekachev, Andrei  2537 ½ 0 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½  *

 

With a round still remaining in the women's championship, Sophie Milliet has already sealed a comfortable victory, leading by 1½ points on 6½/9.

 Milliet, Sophie  2355
 Maisuradze, Nino  2329 5
 Leconte, Maria  2327
 Guichard, Pauline  2305 4
 Bollengier, Andreea  2207 4
 Collas, Silvia  2323 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Games during the championship were only broadcast online after a 30 minutes delay as an anti-cheating measure.

The official website has more information on the championships (in French).

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  • 3 years ago

    kamikazz

    good games , and good luck 4 hicham hamdouchi

  • 3 years ago

    Netsuj

    Good job MVL!

  • 3 years ago

    Caliphigia

    @Stella_Woo: There wasn't a WC match without single draw. Closest to it comes Steinitz-Chigorin, Havana 1889, in which only draw was in the last, 17th game. Lasker won the match against Yanovsky in 1910 with the score of    +8-0=3.

  • 3 years ago

    karangtarunasemarang

    thanks...Smile

  • 3 years ago

    NKT73

    "Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime" - congratulations on your win.  As to those who did not win, congratulations to you as well!!hehe

  • 3 years ago

    Stella_Woo

    come on people, expect lots of draws in top flight,

     

    In 1921, Capablanca vs Lasker 4-0 with 14 draws

    In 1927, Alekhine vs Capablanca 6-3 with 25 draws !

    In 1972, Fischer vs Spassky 7-3 with 11 draws

    In 1984, Kasparov vs Karpov 3-5 with 40 draws !! (match abandoned)

    In 2000, Kramnik vs Kasparov 2-0 with 13 draws

    In 2009, Anand vs Topalov 3-2 with 7 draws

     

    (Alekhine hates to take draws and Capablanca is probably the only person he's happy to split points with - I mean, who wouldn't)

     

    However I do remember a world championship match somewhere without a single draw, I think it's by Lasker, I can't recall

  • 3 years ago

    diogens

    Consistent. 8 draws and 3 wins (the three before the last). New Kramnik?

  • 3 years ago

    EternalChess

    3 wins to win french open? sad.

  • 3 years ago

    dcremisi

    why is everybody mad is there is a draw? Campaomnes war right during Kasparov - Karpov's first match when he said that it is the excellence of modern chess.

  • 3 years ago

    NM flashboy2222

    ??

  • 3 years ago

    mattattack99

    That line was broken

  • 3 years ago

    kevinkin

    notice the number of draws in this event ... do the french still have a maginot line mentality?

  • 3 years ago

    mattattack99

    He wasn't one of the French players caught cheating.

  • 3 years ago

    fish_food

    So, which engine did he use?

  • 3 years ago

    mattattack99

    A lot of draws.

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