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Saturday, March 19, 2011

12th European Individual Chess Championship begins March 21

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Hi everybody,

The French Chess Federation (FFE), under the auspices of the city of Aix-les-Bains and the European Chess Union (ECU), is organizing the 12th European Championship which will be held in Aix-les-Bains, France, from March 21st (day of arrival) to April 3rd (day of departure) 2011.

The 12th European Individual Chess Championship is open to all players representing the Chess Federations which comprise the European Chess Union (FIDE zones 1.1 to 1.10) regardless of their title or rating. There is no limit of participants per federation.

The Championship is qualification event for the next World Cup. According to the FIDE Regulations and the decision of the ECU Board, 23 players will qualify. General Prizes amount to 113 700 € and Special Prizes (performance minus rating) are worth 6 300 €.

Top rated players:

1 GM Svidler Peter RUS 2730

2 GM Nepomniachtchi Ian RUS 2729
3 GM Navara David CZE 2722
4 GM Vitiugov Nikita RUS 2720
5 GM Jakovenko Dmitry RUS 2718
6 GM Caruana Fabiano ITA 2716
7 GM Wojtaszek Radoslaw POL 2711
8 GM Jobava Baadur GEO 2707
9 GM Vallejo Pons Francisco ESP 2707
10 GM Dreev Aleksey RUS 2697
11 GM Fressinet Laurent FRA 2693
12 GM Sutovsky Emil ISR 2692
13 GM Laznicka Viktor CZE 2688
14 GM Polgar Judit HUN 2686
15 GM Naiditsch Arkadij GER 2684
16 GM Mcshane Luke J ENG 2683
17 GM Zhigalko Sergei BLR 2680
18 GM Riazantsev Alexander RUS 2679
19 GM Rublevsky Sergei RUS 2678
20 GM Motylev Alexander RUS 2677

You can access the official website here.

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