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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Harikrishna wins Cappelle la Grande Chess on tiebreak

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After his excellent performance winning the Wijk Aan Zee Tata Steel Chess Group B, Indian Grandmaster has won the Cappelle la Grande. We have the latest chess news update via

The 28th International Open Cappelle la Grande was held from March 3-10 at the Palais des arts in Cappelle la Grande, France. A total of 497 players took part in the event. Five players shared the first place with 7 points each: Indians Pentala Harikrishna and Parimarjan Negi, Georgian Tornike Sanikidze, local GM Tigran Gharamian and the late comer with a last round victoryMartyn Kravtsiv from Ukraine.

Pentala Harikrishna was declared winner on best tie-break score.

GM norm: Maxime Lagarde and Marcin Tazbir
WGM norm: Sarah Hoolt
WIM norm: Aleksandra Lach and Ewa Przezdziecka
IM norm: Etienne Goudriaan

The popular tournament featured the prize fund of 30,000 EUR and started immediately after the 11th Rochefort Chess Open, making it convenient for the players to combine participation in two events.

Cappelle-la-Grande is a small town of 8000 inhabitants in the northeast of France, near to the North Sea.
It is part of the Urban Community of Dunkerque, an industrial and commercial port with residential areas housing more than 200,000 inhabitants.

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