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🏆 French Team Championship (2015)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Wesley So, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Anish Giri, Dmitry Jakovenko, Jan-Krzysztof Duda, David Navara, Radoslaw Wojtaszek, Etienne Bacrot, Maxim Matlakov, Arkadij Naiditsch, Alexander Riazantsev, Krishnan Sasikiran, Laurent Fressinet, Loek van Wely, Ivan Sokolov, Markus Ragger, Romain Edouard, Christian Bauer, Michal Krasenkow, Sergey A Fedorchuk, Evgeny Postny, Sebastien Feller, Alexander Ipatov, Grzegorz Gajewski, Pavel Tregubov, Maxime Lagarde, Vladimir Baklan, Kamil Miton, Alexandr Fier, Viorel Iordachescu, Ivan Salgado Lopez, Alexander Donchenko, Eduardas Rozentalis, Andrei Sokolov, Yuri Solodovnichenko, Sebastien Maze, Hichem Hamdouchi, Jules Moussard, Yannick Pelletier, Dmitry Svetushkin, Matthieu Cornette, Aleksander Mista, Tornike Sanikidze, Philipp Schlosser, Iossif Dorfman, Renier Vazquez Igarza, Igor-Alexandre Nataf, Jean-Marc Degraeve, Jean-Pierre Le Roux, Fabian Doettling, Anatoly Vaisser, Bart Michiels, Krisztian Szabo, Adrien Demuth, Manuel Apicella, Fabien Libiszewski, Pierre Bailet, Marie Sebag, Slim Belkhodja, Axel Delorme, Jean-Noel Riff, Francois Fargere, Vladimir Hamitevici, Jean-Rene Koch, Glenn Flear, Samy Shoker, Aleksandar Colovic, Sebastien Cossin, Axel Smith, Jonathan Dourerassou, Vitali Koziak, Gabriel Flom (Battaglini), Borya Ider, Anthony Wirig, Cyril Marcelin, Paul Velten, Miguel Llanes Hurtado, Almira Skripchenko, Eloi Relange, Nicolas Brunner, Kevin Terrieux, Deimante Daulyte-Cornette, Darko Anic, Christophe Philippe, Richard Pile, Anastasia Savina, Luc Bergez, Antoine Favarel, Quentin Burri, Mustapha Nezar, Sophie Milliet, Philippe Brochet, Jean Netzer, Thomas Dionisi, Pauline Guichard, Xavier Bedouin, Colomban Vitoux, Silvia Alexieva, Romain Picard, Timothee Heinz plus 33 more players. Chess Event Description
French Team Championship (2015)

Played in Le Grau-du-Roi, France 30 May - 9 June 2015. Official site: TWIC:

 page 1 of 22; games 1-25 of 529  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Ipatov vs M Matlakov  ½-½802015French Team ChampionshipD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
2. C Bauer vs Vachier-Lagrave 0-1712015French Team ChampionshipB25 Sicilian, Closed
3. Jakovenko vs M Cornette 1-0322015French Team ChampionshipB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
4. So vs Duda ½-½392015French Team ChampionshipC95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
5. Fressinet vs S Shoker  ½-½612015French Team ChampionshipA00 Uncommon Opening
6. S Maze vs P Tregubov  0-1502015French Team ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
7. H Hamdouchi vs V Koziak  ½-½202015French Team ChampionshipC47 Four Knights
8. M Congiu vs A Skripchenko  ½-½352015French Team ChampionshipB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
9. A Demuth vs F Doettling 0-1462015French Team ChampionshipD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. Olexander Baklan vs S Tranchant  ½-½272015French Team ChampionshipB27 Sicilian
11. J Saada vs I Nataf  ½-½432015French Team ChampionshipA48 King's Indian
12. T Sanikidze vs R Picard  1-0202015French Team ChampionshipE82 King's Indian, Samisch, double Fianchetto Variation
13. X Bedouin vs A Vaisser  1-0392015French Team ChampionshipC09 French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line
14. M Sebag vs C Picard  1-0552015French Team ChampionshipC03 French, Tarrasch
15. V Fougerit vs T Heinz  1-0902015French Team ChampionshipC03 French, Tarrasch
16. L Roos vs Ines Leriche  1-0242015French Team ChampionshipA34 English, Symmetrical
17. A Donchenko vs Dorfman  1-0392015French Team ChampionshipA15 English
18. K Szabo vs Y Solodovnichenko  ½-½292015French Team ChampionshipB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
19. P Bailet vs B Michiels  ½-½322015French Team ChampionshipD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
20. M Apicella vs N Brunner  1-0612015French Team ChampionshipC11 French
21. V Hamitevici vs M Llanes Hurtado  1-0342015French Team ChampionshipE00 Queen's Pawn Game
22. R Pile vs M Nezar  ½-½752015French Team ChampionshipA37 English, Symmetrical
23. B Le Corre vs A Colovic  ½-½252015French Team ChampionshipB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
24. C Forestier vs F Steil-Antoni  0-1562015French Team ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
25. Giri vs V Iordachescu 1-0412015French Team ChampionshipE90 King's Indian
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  offramp: <cro777: ...It seems that round 6 might be decisive: Clichy meets Bishwiller.>

Bishwiller...Bishwiller...Hmm. Aren't they mentioned in a song by Queen?

Jun-03-15  cro777: Bischwiller is a commune in Alsace in northeastern France. Due to its large Turkish minority, it is often dubbed "Turkwiller".

Christian Goodnight, born Christian Gutknecht in Bischwiller, is a direct-line ancestor of U.S. President Barack Obama.

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  offramp: <cro777> I hope I didn't seem too flippant. I, even as a European, have huge respect for all Kenyans and especially the Obama clan.
Jun-03-15  cro777: <offramp> What is the connection between Obama and Bischwiller?

In effect, Obama is of biracial background. His father was a black Kenyan and his mother was white of European descent. Stanley Armour Dunham was Obama's maternal grandfather. Dunham’s distant cousins include Hans Gutknecht, a Swiss German from Bischwiller, Alsace whose three sons resettled in Germantown, Pennsylvania as well as the Kentucky frontier in the mid-18th century.

Bischwiller ("Field of Bishop") is a small town, but "Le Cercle d’Echecs de Bischwiller" is one of the best chess clubs in France.

Welcome to Bischwiller:

Jun-04-15  Nosnibor: Nice win Glenn with your victory over much higher rated Andrei Sokolov.
Jun-04-15  fgh: <>: Jean-Krzysztov Duda should be replaced with Jan-Krzysztof Duda.
Jun-04-15  faulty: Please check the final move of MAZE vs. SMITH (June 4).
Jun-04-15  fgh: Another one: Michael Krasenkow should be Michal Krasenkow.
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  offramp: <faulty> thanks for the avertissement!

S Maze vs A Smith, 2015

Jun-05-15  fgh: Today, Feller and Naiditsch gave us nothing but a shorter version of Mamedyarov vs Wei Yi, 2013.

S Feller vs Naiditsch, 2015

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  Penguincw: Stunning! "Clichy" (2590) sweeps "Poitiers-Migné-Auxances" (2251) 8-0! "Clichy" now has 14 match points.

Meanwhile, "Bischwiller" (who have won all 7 matches so far) could have their perfect record ruined by "Mulhouse". "Bischwiller" is currently leading 3 1/2-2 1/2, but one game looks to be going in "Mulhouse"'s favour, and the other looks drawn, so 4-4 is the likely outcome.

Jun-06-15  cro777: Bischwiller defeated Mulhouse Philidor 2-1 (in French leagues draws are not counted).

After 8 rounds, the team of Clichy still trail the team of Bischwiller.

1.Bischwiller 24 points (8 straight wins)

2.Clichy 22

3.Bois-Colombes 21

Jun-07-15  fgh: One of the best games played in this event so far:

A Sokolov vs Naiditsch, 2015

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  Gypsy: Two loose kings in Navara-Krasenkow.
The horse-race is whether Krasenkow can stave off a White check-mate with a perpetual of his own.
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  Gypsy: Perhaps, Krasenkow should sac his Rh8 (by Nf6 at some point), to give himself the best chance against White king?
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  Gypsy: I mean, right now, by <22...Nf6>.
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  Gypsy: Instead, gents traded Queens -- it is now an endgame of 2R vs R+N+2P.
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  Gypsy: To my kibitsing opinion, Krasenkow's compact pawns spell trouble for White; Navara will be lucky if he draws the game.
Jun-07-15  AsosLight: It is beyond me what was going on in Navara's head.
Jun-08-15  1d410: Wesley So is a more interesting chess player than Anish Giri by a mile
Jun-09-15  Gryz: <Wesley So is a more interesting chess player than Anish Giri by a mile> Maybe if you look at the games themselves. But that's subjective. If you look at the results, Giri showed why he belongs in the top 10. So not playing bad either.

Giri: 7 wins, 1 loss, 1 draw
So: 5 wins, 1 loss, 6 draws

Jun-09-15  1d410: That's why I chose the word "interesting" not "better"
Jun-09-15  JohnDMaster: It looks like Arkadij should avoid playing anymore Sokolovs!
Jun-09-15  cro777: Anish Giri."Our team of Bischwiller won the French league with a round to spare! Played some sweet games, inspired to keep it up Norway Chess!"

Bischwiller won the Championship with a perfect score (winning all 11 matches).

Norway Chess 2015, the first event of the Grand Chess Tour (Norway Chess, Sinquefield Cup and Lodon Chess Classic) is approaching. The event will begin on Monday (June 15th) with a blitz event and opening ceremony.

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  chancho: 7 wins, 1 loss, 1 draw.

Hell of a result for Anish Giri.

He gained +6.5 points in the live rating, whereas Wesley So lost -6.3.

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