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|Aug-15-12|| ||wordfunph: Etienne is it!|
|Aug-15-12|| ||notyetagm: <wordfunph: Etienne is it!>|
|Aug-15-12|| ||Sokrates: I long to see Mr Tkachiev show all the brilliancy he critisized Magnus Carlsen for not performing in Biel. So this must be one masterpiece after the other. Can't wait.|
|Aug-15-12|| ||Pirandus: A la tienne, Étienne!|
|Aug-15-12|| ||Jacob Arnold: Go Bacrot!|
|Aug-15-12|| ||Troller: <C'est Etienne!>
I would place my bet on <Maxime>. There are 2 of those, after all.
|Aug-15-12|| ||Everett: No Dorfman. Didn't he take the shine off last years tourney?|
|Aug-15-12|| ||HeMateMe: Has Boris Spassky ever played for the French championship?|
|Aug-15-12|| ||TheFocus: Spassky played in the 1990 French Championship at Angers, placing fourth with 10.5/15, as Marc Santo Roman won. |
Then in the 1991 French Championship, he scored 9.5/15 for a tied 4th–5th place, as Santo Roman won again.
If he played any other time, he did not win.
|Aug-18-12|| ||Nina Myers: Ŕ force de forger on devient forgeron.|
|Aug-18-12|| ||Harvestman: Is the French championship somehow not interesting? There seems to be a good proportion of decisive games.|
|Aug-18-12|| ||brankat: It is an interesting tournament. A few very strong participants. Unfortunately, it took CG a while to set up this page. |
After 6 rounds: 20 decisive games and 16 draws. Very good percentages.
|Aug-18-12|| ||polarmis: You can follow the games with Houdini analysis here:|
There are also reports by Maria Leconte, e.g. this one on Round 5 (with links to earlier reports at the end):
|Aug-19-12|| ||Harvestman: Barnkat, this page has been up since at least round 3. My comment was because no-one posted here for 3 days.|
Anyway, I'm glad people are watching. This is a strong tournament.
|Aug-19-12|| ||brankat: <Harvestman> My bad. It was only yesterday I realized there was a page :-)|
|Aug-19-12|| ||Harvestman: And I got your name wrong. Sorry. :-)|
|Aug-19-12|| ||Peligroso Patzer: <Harvestman: *** Anyway, I'm glad people are watching. This is a strong tournament.>|
Not quite as strong as the recent Russian Championship, of course, but strong enough to present considerable interest with the presence of Etienne Bacrot, the resurgent Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, and the emerging Edouard Romain, not to mention the currently (at least as of the official August 2012 FIDE rating list) highest-rated French player, Laurent Fressinet.
It is also worth noting that this tournament has eleven rounds, comparing favorably with the nine rounds of the recent Russian Superfinals (which ultimately was decided in a G/15+10 tie-break playoff: Russian Superfinals (Tiebreak) (2012); ugh!)
When the Russian Championship is held as a ten-player <single> round-robin, Armageddon cannot be far behind. (I am referring to the real Armageddon, not the cockamamie tie-break method.)
|Aug-20-12|| ||brankat: <Harvestman> And I thought You had done it on purpose :-) A few kibitzers do :-)|
|Aug-20-12|| ||tarek1: <Nina Myers>
The correct version of the proverb is "c'est en forgeant qu'on devient forgeron"
("It is by forging that one becomes a blacksmith")
Google translator gave me "it is practice makes perfect". I'm not sure it is grammatically correct english.
|Aug-20-12|| ||hms123: <tarek1> The idiom is simply <Practice makes perfect.>|
|Aug-20-12|| ||paavoh: The usual suspects are taking the lead, no surprises there...|
|Aug-20-12|| ||Peligroso Patzer: I just discovered something I find interesting: France is currently the <#3> ranked chess country in the world based on average rating of top 10 players, trailing only Russia and Ukraine in that ranking. |
|Aug-20-12|| ||brankat: That is somewhat surprising.|
|Aug-20-12|| ||brankat: All the games of round #7 should have been completed by now, but we have only the result of R.Edouard - Vachier-Lagrave. A Draw. Anyone knows the scores of the rest of the games? Thank You.|
|Aug-20-12|| ||Peligroso Patzer: <brankat>:
Edouard vs. Vachier-Lagrave 1/2-1/2
Maze vs. Bacrot 1/2-1/2
Vaisser vs. Fressinet 0-1
Bauer vs. Lagarde 1-0
Istratescu vs. Hamdouchi 1-0
Mullon vs. Tkachiev 0-1
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