Fressinet Sole Leader At Euro Champs

Fressinet Sole Leader At Euro Champs

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Mar 31, 2012, 12:23 AM |
6 | Chess Event Coverage

Laurent Fressinet has grabbed the sole lead at the 2012 European Individual Chess Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria with one round remaining.

The 30 year-old Frenchman forced resignation from his Armenian opponent with white in just 26 moves, leaving himself in clear first place with a score of 8/10.

Half a point behind Fressinet are nine players on 7½/10 ready to pounce should he slip up in the final round, where he has the black pieces against Dmitry Jakovenko.

The top places going into the final round:

Name Nat Elo Pts TB
1 Fressinet Laurent  FRA 2693 8.0 2855
2 Jakovenko Dmitry  RUS 2729 7.5 2806
3 Malakhov Vladimir  RUS 2705 7.5 2798
4 Andreikin Dmitry  RUS 2689 7.5 2796
5 Inarkiev Ernesto  RUS 2695 7.5 2793
6 Matlakov Maxim  RUS 2632 7.5 2789
7 Bologan Viktor  MDA 2687 7.5 2775
8 Vallejo Pons Francisco  ESP 2693 7.5 2773
9 Azarov Sergei  BLR 2667 7.5 2772
10 Volokitin Andrei  UKR 2695 7.5 2751
11 Bacrot Etienne  FRA 2706 7.0 2765
12 Vitiugov Nikita  RUS 2709 7.0 2763
13 Caruana Fabiano  ITA 2767 7.0 2762
14 Kobalia Mikhail  RUS 2666 7.0 2756
15 Dreev Aleksey  RUS 2698 7.0 2747
16 Khismatullin Denis  RUS 2656 7.0 2740
17 Durarbeyli Vasif  AZE 2543 7.0 2738
18 Jobava Baadur  GEO 2706 7.0 2735
19 Vachier-Lagrave Maxime  FRA 2682 7.0 2729
20 Korobov Anton  UKR 2679 7.0 2727



The final round starts 2 hours earlier than usual, at 13:00 local time (11:00 UTC).

The European Individual Championship 2012 is a qualification event for the next World Cup. According to the regulations a total of 23 players will qualify.

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

The total prize fund is €100,000, with the winner receiving €14,000.

Euro 2012 individual champs logo 1.jpg



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