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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

IM Adrien Demuth is Chess Champion of Paris

Alexandra Kosteniuk's Chess Blog for Daily Chess News and Trivia (c) 2013

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The 88th Championnat d’Echecs de Paris (Paris Chess Championship) took place 6th – 14th July at the Stade Louis Lumiere, 30 rue Louis Lumière 75020 PARIS. The FIDE Chess Open was available for players with an elo rating over 2200. It was a 9 rounds Swiss open with a time control of 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, plus 30 minutes to finish the game and 30 seconds increments from move 1.

The young IM Adrien Demuth took clear first place with 7 points and claimed the top prize of 3500 EUR. Grandmasters Joseph Sanchez, Andrei Shchekachev, Jean-Pierre Le Roux and Maxime Lagarde shared the second place with 6,5 points each. Last-year winner Sergey Fedorchuk was busy participating in the Commomwealth Championship. The awards ceremony was attended by Ms. Sandrine Mazetier, Vice-President of the National Assembly, Ms. Naomi Sadeng, Olivier Tridon and Diego Salazar, new President of the French Chess Federation.

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