Bacrot and Milliet 2008 French Champions

Bacrot and Milliet 2008 French Champions

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Aug 25, 2008, 6:30 AM |
3 | Chess Event Coverage

The 83rd French National Chess Championships, held in Pau, finished on 23rd August.  Etienne Bacrot (pictured) defeated Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in a rapid playoff to take the title for the sixth time.

1 Bacrot, Etienne   2691   
2 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime  2681  
3 Fressinet, Laurent  2673  
4 Bauer, Christian  2583 6
5 Maze, Sebastien  2553 6
6 Sokolov, Andrei1  2561  
7 Feller, Sebastien  2523 5
8 Nataf, Igor-Alexandre  2534  
9 Abergel, Thal  2499  
10 Degraeve, Jean-Marc  2523 4
11 Apicella, Manuel  2521  
12 Vaisser, Anatoly  2542  

 

Bacrot won the first game of the playoff with the white pieces and drew the second.

 

Sophie Milliet (pictured) won the women's title for the second time (her first win was in 2003) ahead of Marie Leconte, defending champion Sylvia Collas and three-time winner (2004/5/6) Almira Skripchenko.

1 Milliet, Sofie  2357  
2 Leconte, Maria
2346 8
3 Collas, Sylvia 2370 8
4 Skripchenko, Almira 2463
5 Delorme, Laurie
2155
6 Lallemand, Rosa 2285 5
7 Congiu, Mathilde 2196
8 Verot, Melanie 2125  
9 Guichard, Pauline 2284  
10 Flear, Christine 2133
11 Benmesbah, Natacha 2210 3
12 Muller, Anne 2179  

 

 

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