French Chess Championships 2011

French Chess Championships 2011

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Maxime_Vachier-Lagrave3.jpgThe French Chess Championships 2011 run from 14-27 August in the historic city of Caen.

The main event is a 12-player single round robin contest with 20 year-old Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (pictured) top seed, followed by the 6-time winner Etienne Bacrot.

Games start at 15:00 local time, and live coverage (with a 30 minute delay) is available at the official website (in French) at this link.

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

A separate 6-player double round-robin women's championship is headed by Sophie Milliet in the absence of Marie Sebag and Almira Skripchenko.

The standings after seven rounds:

 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime  2722
 Istratescu, Andrei  2645
 Fressinet, Laurent  2698 4
 Bacrot, Etienne  2710 4
 Edouard, Romain  2587 4
 Dorfman, Iossif  2578
 Feller, Sebastien  2666
 Bricard, Emmanuel  2502
 Hamdouchi, Hicham  2628 3
 Bauer, Christian  2637
 Shchekachev, Andrei  2537
 Le Roux, Jean-Pierre  2517


The women's standings after six rounds:

 Milliet, Sophie  2355 4
 Leconte, Maria  2327 3
 Bollengier, Andreea  2207
 Maisuradze, Nino  2329 2
 Guichard, Pauline  2305 2
 Collas, Silvia  2323





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