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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

IM Silvia Collas wins French Women's Rapid Chess Championship 2011

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IM Silvia Collas
IM Silvia Collas has won the French Women's Rapid Chess Championship that was held from May 21-22 in Châlons en Champagne - the capital of Marne in north-eastern France. It was 9-round swiss-system tournament with time control was 15 min knockout with a 5-second increment. A total of 544 players took part in the regional tournaments from which 50 qualified for the final. 

Anda Safranska (two-time champion), Mathilde Congiu, Pauline Guichard and Maria Leconte were amongst the favorites. After four rounds, Silvia Collas and Pauline Guichard led the tournament with 4 points. In the fifth round, the game between them ended in a quick draw. At the end of the first day, they were both leading the tournament, ahead of six players.

Sunday, the 6th round started early, and Pauline Guichard blundered in her game against Maria Leconte, the latter sharing the 1st place with Silvia Collas who drew against Nino Maisuradze. In the penultimate round, Maria Leconte lost to Nino Maisuradze. In the last round, Silvia Collas won her game, which earned her the title, as Nino Maisuradze lost on time to Pauline Guichard, who took the 2nd place just ahead of Maria Leconte. More information is available on the official website. You can also find more details at

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