French Championships: A Family Affair

French Championships: A Family Affair

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Aug 23, 2010, 11:08 AM |
5 | Chess Event Coverage

The 2010 French Championships were held in Belfort from 9-21 August.

The men's championship was a 12-player single round robin event, and the women's a 6-player double round-robin.

The men's championship was closely contested, with a tie-break needed to separate Laurent Fressinet (pictured) and Romain Edouard after both finished on 8/11.

Edouard had made the early pace during the event, but Fressinet won the second game of the rapid playoff to take the title.

The women's championship produced a clearer winner, with Almira Skripchenko justifying her Elo advantage by finishing 1.5 points ahead of her nearest rival.

Almira Skripchenko also just happens to be the wife of Laurent Fressinet, so it was a double celebration for this chess couple!

The final standings:

Edouard, Romain 2620 * ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 8
Fressinet, Laurent 2697 ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 8
Bacrot, Etienne 2720 ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 ½ 7
Bauer, Christian 2612 0 ½ ½ * ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 6
Dorfman, Iossif D 2583 ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½
Tkachiev, Vladislav 2639 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ 1 ½ 0 ½ 1
Bricard, Emmanuel 2478 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ * ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 5
Sokolov, Andrei 2596 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½
Charnushevich, Aliaksei 2497 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½
Hamdouchi, Hicham 2600 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 0 ½ ½ * 0 ½ 4
Degraeve, Jean-Marc 2569 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 * 0 4
Cornette, Matthieu 2543 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 * 4

 

The women's final standings:

Skripchenko, Almira 2458 * * ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 1
Milliet, Sophie 2367 ½ ½ * * 0 ½ ½ 1 1 0 1 1 6
Leconte, Maria 2337 0 ½ 1 ½ * * ½ 1 0 1 1 ½
Collas, Silvia 2333 ½ ½ 1 0 ½ ½ * * 1 1 ½ ½ 5
Guichard, Pauline 2320 0 0 0 1 1 0 ½ 0 * * ½ 1 4
Roumegous, Marina 2181 0 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 * * 2

 

 

 

 

 

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