GM Axel Bachmann wins Cappelle la Grande Chess Open
The 30th Cappelle la Grande Open took place 1-8th March at the Palais des Arts in Cappelle-la -Grande, France. The 9-round Swiss open was organized by the L'Echiquier Cappellois chess club and is registered with FIDE and FFE.
A total of 603 players from 49 countries competed. The prize fund was 30,000 euros, with 3000 euros reserved for the winner.
Grandmasters Axel Bachmann (Paraguay) and Sergei Azarov (Belarus) topped the crosstable with 7,5 points each. Bachmann is declared winner on better tie-break. Only a couple of days before Cappelle la Grande, Bachmann won the open tournament in Rochefort. Half a point behind the winners are GM VOVK Andrey 2605 UKR, GM DING Liren 2717 CHN, GM SUMETS Andrey 2628 UKR, GM MANOLACHE Marius 2495 ROU, GM NEGI Parimarjan 2638 IND and IM SANTIAGO Yago De Moura 2446 BRA.
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