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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Vachier-Lagrave, Istratescu lead French chess championship after six rounds

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Hi everyone,

The French Chess Championship is current on and after six rounds we have Maxime Vachier-Lagrave leading with 4 points jointly with Andrei Istratescu. Fressinet, Bacrot and Edouard are right behind with 3.5 points. Currently at joint fourth place with three others - Dorfman, Hamdouchi, Bricard - Sebastien Feller who has denied allegations of cheating in Khanty-Mansiysk in 2010.

The 86th French Championship is taking place August 14-25 in the University of Caen, a commune in northwestern France, located 15 km inland from the English Channel. This year Laurent Fressinet is defending his title against a strong field. The rate of play is 40 moves in 90 minutes, followed by 30 minutes to finish the game, with 30 seconds increment per move, from move one.

You can access the official website at this link and also read a report in English at this link.

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