Cap d'Agde Rapid Tournament

Cap d'Agde Rapid Tournament

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Oct 25, 2008, 3:44 AM |
6 | Chess Event Coverage

This year's French Cap d'Agde chess festival takes place from 26 October - 1 November and includes a very strong rapidplay event (25 mins + 10 sec) with 16 top grandmasters - including some top women players - taking part.

Top seed is Vassily Ivanchuk (pictured).  Also playing are Magnus Carlsen, Teimour Radjabov, Hikaru Nakamura and former world champion Anatoly Karpov.  The full line up can be found in the table below.

The 16 players are initially divided into two groups of 8.  The top 4 from each group then advance to play in head-to-head quarter-finals, with the winner of group A playing the fourth placed in group B and so on, with the final on 1 November.  Should be an entertaining event!

Group A Group B
Vassily Ivanchuk 2786 Magnus Carlsen  2786
Maxime Vachier Lagrave 2716 Teimour Radjabov  2751
Bu Xiangzhi  2704 Hikaru Nakamura 2704
Ivan Cheparinov 2696 Anatoly Karpov  2651
Fabiano Caruana  2640 Humpy Koneru 2618
Marie Sebag 2533 Hou Yifan  2578
Alexandra Kosteniuk  2525 Sebastien Feller  2526
Katerina Lahno  2488 Almira Skripchenko  2455


Coverage is available at the official site (in French).  Live audio/video commentary is promised, with commentary in French and English by GMs.

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