French Chess Championships 2011
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The French Chess Championships 2011 run from 14-27 August in the historic city of Caen.
The main event is a 12-player single round robin contest with 20 year-old Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (pictured) top seed, followed by the 6-time winner Etienne Bacrot.
The time control is 40 moves in 90 minutes, then 30 minutes to finish with a 30 second increment from the start.
A separate 6-player double round-robin women's championship is headed by Sophie Milliet in the absence of Marie Sebag and Almira Skripchenko.
The standings after seven rounds:
|Le Roux, Jean-Pierre||2517||2½|
The women's standings after six rounds: