Bacrot Wins 2012 Corsica Masters

Bacrot Wins 2012 Corsica Masters

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The 16th Corsica Masters rapid tournament took place from 28-31 October.

The competition started with a 9-round Swiss Open with over 150 players competing for 8 qualifying places, where they joined 8 invited players for a KO competition to decide the tournament winner.

All games were played at the time control of 15 minutes plus 3 second increment.

The qualifiers from the Open

# Name Elo Pts TB
1 Battaglini, Gabriel 2434 8 49
2 Jussupow, Artur 2608 48
3 Brkic, Ante 2575 46½
4 Djuric, Stefan 2445 46
5 Short, Nigel D 2707 7 46
6 Shchekachev, Andrei 2519 7 44
7 Massoni, Michael 2381 7 44½
8 Seletsky, Grigory 2318 7 44

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The players directly seeded to the KO event were: Andrei Istratescu, Tigran Gharamian, Etienne Bacrot, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Laurent Fressinet, Loek van Wely, Alexander Fier and Alojzije Jankovic.

1/8-final results

Short 2-0 Seletsky
Gharamian 2-0 Shchekavev   
Bacrot 2-0 Philippe
Brkic

2-0

Fier
Fressinet 3-1 Battaglini
Van Wely 1½-½ Djuric
Jussupow 2-0 Jankovic
Vachier-Lagrave 1½-½ Massoni

Quarter-Final results

Short 2-0 Brkic
Vachier-Lagrave 2-0 Jussupow
Bacrot 2½-1½ Gharamian   
Fressinet 1½-½ Van Wely

Semi-final results

Bacrot 1½-½ Vachier-Lagrave
Fressinet            1½-½ Short

Final result

Bacrot     2-0 Fressinet 

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Etienne Bacrot beat his compatriot Laurent Fressinet 2-0 in the final to take the overall victory.

The scene during the final match between Bacrot and Fressinet

Corsica 2012 final match.jpg

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Photo from the official website. Games via TWIC.

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