Capelle-La-Grande Open 2012

Capelle-La-Grande Open 2012

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Mar 4, 2012, 5:53 AM |
10 | Chess Event Coverage

The 28th edition of the traditional Capelle-la-Grande tournament is underway in France.

This strong event runs from 3-10 March and features 14 players rated over 2600 Elo. The format is a nine round Swiss Open with a huge field of nearly 500 competing for the €30,000 prize fund.

The time control is 40 moves in 90 minutes, followed by 30 minutes to finish, with a 30 second increment from the start.

Top seed is Frenchman Christian Bauer (pictured). The top players are:

1 GM  BAUER Christian FRA 2679
2 GM  HARIKRISHNA P IND 2678
3 GM  GHARAMIAN Tigran FRA 2671
4 GM  KURNOSOV Igor RUS 2657
5 GM  LYSYJ Igor RUS 2656
6 GM
 PETROSIAN Tigran L. ARM 2643
7 GM  ZHEREBUKH Yaroslav UKR 2642
8 GM  NEGI Parimarjan IND 2639
9 GM  FEDORCHUK Sergey UKR 2634
10 GM  ROMANOV Evgeny RUS 2625
11 GM  ANDRIASIAN Zaven ARM 2616
12 GM  GUREVICH Mikhail TUR 2611
13 GM  AMIN Bassem EGY 2608
14 GM  SOLAK Dragan TUR 2602
15 GM  FIER Alexandr BRA 2599
16 GM  KOVCHAN Alexander UKR 2598
17 GM  SANDIPAN Chanda IND 2595
18 GM  BURMAKIN Vladimir RUS 2592
19 GM  RAMIREZ Alejandro USA 2591
20 GM  KRAVTSIV Martyn UKR 2588
21 GM  NYZHNYK Illya UKR 2585
22 GM  BANUSZ Tamas HUN 2583
23 GM  VOROBIOV Evgeny RUS 2580
24 GM  BOROVIKOV Vladislav UKR 2579
25 GM  SOKOLOV Andrei FRA 2577

 

The playing hall in Capelle-la Grande (photo from the official website)

Capelle la Grande 2012 playing hall.jpg

 

The tournament schedule (start times = UTC+1 hour):

Date Round Start time
03-Mar Round 1 16:00
04-Mar Round 2 14:00
05-Mar Round 3 09:00
05-Mar Round 4 16:00
06-Mar Round 5 14:00
07-Mar Round 6 14:00
08-Mar Round 7 14:00
09-Mar Round 8 14:00
10-Mar Round 9 10:00

 

Some games from the opening round:

 

 

 

 

Live coverage is available at the official website.

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