Vachier-Lagrave Wins French Champs

Vachier-Lagrave Wins French Champs

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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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