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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
French Championship Tournament

Romain Edouard7/10(+4 -0 =6)[view games]
Christian Bauer7/10(+4 -0 =6)[view games]
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave7/10(+4 -0 =6)[view games]
Etienne Bacrot7/10(+4 -0 =6)[view games]
Laurent Fressinet6.5/10(+4 -1 =5)[view games]
Andrei Istratescu6/10(+4 -2 =4)[view games]
Vladislav Tkachiev6/10(+4 -2 =4)[view games]
Hichem Hamdouchi4/10(+1 -3 =6)[view games]
Sebastien Maze4/10(+1 -3 =6)[view games]
Anatoli Vaisser2.5/10(+2 -7 =1)[view games]
Maxime Lagarde2/10(+1 -7 =2)[view games]
Jean-Baptiste Mullon1/10(+0 -8 =2)[view games]

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 60  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. J Mullon vs S Maze 0-140 2012 French ChampionshipB11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
2. M Vachier-Lagrave vs Bacrot  ½-½48 2012 French ChampionshipA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
3. Fressinet vs H Hamdouchi  ½-½43 2012 French ChampionshipE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
4. M Lagarde vs Tkachiev  0-142 2012 French ChampionshipE12 Queen's Indian
5. Vaisser vs C Bauer 0-172 2012 French ChampionshipE45 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation
6. R Edouard vs A Istratescu ½-½29 2012 French ChampionshipB89 Sicilian
7. Bacrot vs J Mullon 1-023 2012 French ChampionshipE90 King's Indian
8. S Maze vs R Edouard  ½-½40 2012 French ChampionshipA23 English, Bremen System, Keres Variation
9. Tkachiev vs C Bauer ½-½47 2012 French ChampionshipE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
10. H Hamdouchi vs M Vachier-Lagrave 0-182 2012 French ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
11. M Lagarde vs Fressinet  ½-½64 2012 French ChampionshipE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
12. A Istratescu vs Vaisser 1-045 2012 French ChampionshipE92 King's Indian
13. C Bauer vs A Istratescu ½-½46 2012 French ChampionshipB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
14. Vaisser vs S Maze ½-½24 2012 French ChampionshipE44 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2
15. J Mullon vs H Hamdouchi  ½-½36 2012 French ChampionshipB72 Sicilian, Dragon
16. Fressinet vs Tkachiev 1-034 2012 French ChampionshipC01 French, Exchange
17. R Edouard vs Bacrot ½-½29 2012 French ChampionshipA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
18. M Vachier-Lagrave vs M Lagarde 1-027 2012 French ChampionshipA19 English, Mikenas-Carls, Sicilian Variation
19. M Lagarde vs J Mullon  1-029 2012 French ChampionshipB89 Sicilian
20. H Hamdouchi vs R Edouard 0-158 2012 French ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
21. Bacrot vs Vaisser  1-066 2012 French ChampionshipE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
22. S Maze vs C Bauer ½-½40 2012 French ChampionshipD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
23. Tkachiev vs A Istratescu 1-024 2012 French ChampionshipD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
24. Fressinet vs M Vachier-Lagrave  ½-½29 2012 French ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
25. M Vachier-Lagrave vs Tkachiev ½-½41 2012 French ChampionshipC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
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Aug-24-12  Atking: What a terrible news. Our condoleances to Mr Bauer and his family.
Aug-24-12
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  whiteshark: what a horrible tragic fate!!!

With my deepest sympathy.

Aug-24-12  Layson: http://www.chess.co.uk/twic/chessne...
Aug-24-12
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  moronovich: How tragic.
My condolences and deepest sympathy.
Aug-24-12  TITIKIZA: Terrible news. deepest condolences
Aug-24-12
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  perfidious: This is dreadful for Mr Bauer and his loved ones. My condolences to them.
Aug-24-12
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  tarek1: My deepest condolences to Christian Bauer and his wife in this sad day.

The play-offs will be played tomorrow between Bacrot, MVL and Edouard.

It is still unknown how and why this happened, perhaps some accident but as of now it hasn't been published.

Aug-24-12
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  brankat: Tragic news indeed. Sincere condolences to the Bauer family.
Aug-24-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  MarkFinan: Thats terrible news!
Aug-24-12  stanleys: Sincere condolences to Christian Bauer and his family
Aug-24-12
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  Wild Bill: OMG. That is awful news. Our condolences go to the Bauers.

I have to say that a dark horse who gets as far as M. Bauer did gets my sentimental support, and as I watched the games each day I said quietly to myself, "Go, Bauer." The French national championship seems unimportant now.

http://i.imgur.com/0nYyp.jpg

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Aug-24-12
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  OBIT: My French is pretty weak, but is the following article basically saying that the other first place finishers wish to have the playoff games cancelled due to the exceptionally tragic circumstances?

<Etienne Bacrot, Romain Edouard et Maxime-Vachier Lagrave, tous 3 qualifiés pour les matchs de départage du championnat de France, ont finalement indiqué à la Fédération Française des Echecs, qu'ils ne se sentaient pas, compte tenu des circonstances exceptionnelles, en mesure d'y participer. Sensible à ces arguments et partageant l'émotion des joueurs, la Fédération a donc décidé d'attribuer collectivement le titre de champion de France 2012 aux 4 joueurs arrivés en tête à l'issue de la 10e ronde du National.>

Aug-24-12  Layson: <OBIT: My French is pretty weak, but is the following article basically saying that the other first place finishers wish to have the playoff games cancelled due to the exceptionally tragic circumstances?>

Indeed, it states that neither of the three players were in the mood to play for the title. In these exceptional circumstances, the French Chess Federation has decided to name all four leaders after 10 rounds joint winners.

Aug-24-12
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  brankat: This does seem to be a fair, indeed a very sportsmanlike decision.
Aug-24-12
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  Chess for life: That is really awful. My sympathies go out to Bauer and his family.
Aug-25-12
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  lost in space: Lord have mercy. Sincere condolences to Christian Bauer and his family.
Aug-25-12
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  Chessical: "Romain Edouard Etienne Bacrot and Maxime - Vachier Lagrave, all three of whom qualified for French Championship tie-break, have finally told the French Chess Federation, that they were not, in view of the exceptional circumstances, able to participate.

The Federation, sensitive to the point of view and emotions of the players, decided to give the title to all four players who were tied at the end of the tenth round of the National Championship of France 2012."

Aug-25-12  chessbug: What a horrible tragedy.
My condolonces to Christian Bauer and his family.
Aug-25-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Check It Out: This is terrible. Condolences to the Bauer family.
Aug-25-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  chrisowen: Bonsoir chere, to your family in thinking - I'll light a candle for you in church tomorrow.
Aug-25-12  Jacob Arnold: Condolences to Bauer family.
Aug-26-12
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  parmetd: Glad to see they decided to share the title. Congrats to all 4 and condolences to Bauer.
Aug-26-12  Inspirus: My sincere condolences to GM Bauer's family.
Aug-27-12  zealouspawn: I'm glad to see the players do the right thing in canceling the last round; and likewise to the tournament directors for canceling the scheduled 3-player tiebreak.
Aug-27-12
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  monopole2313: My condolences to the Bauer family as well. May his memory be eternal. God be with you.
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