Bacrot Wins 2012 Corsica Masters
The 16th Corsica Masters rapid tournament took place from 28-31 October.
The competition started with a 9-round Swiss Open with over 150 players competing for 8 qualifying places, where they joined 8 invited players for a KO competition to decide the tournament winner.
All games were played at the time control of 15 minutes plus 3 second increment.
The qualifiers from the Open
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The players directly seeded to the KO event were: Andrei Istratescu, Tigran Gharamian, Etienne Bacrot, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Laurent Fressinet, Loek van Wely, Alexander Fier and Alojzije Jankovic.
Etienne Bacrot beat his compatriot Laurent Fressinet 2-0 in the final to take the overall victory.
The scene during the final match between Bacrot and Fressinet