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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, David Navara, Radoslaw Wojtaszek, Etienne Bacrot, Arkadij Naiditsch, Alexander Riazantsev, Laurent Fressinet, Krishnan Sasikiran, Loek van Wely, Ivan Sokolov, Romain Edouard, Maxim Matlakov, Markus Ragger, Jan-Krzysztof Duda, Christian Bauer, Michal Krasenkow, Evgeny Postny, Sergey Fedorchuk, Sebastien Feller, Alexander Ipatov, Grzegorz Gajewski, Pavel Tregubov, Vladimir Baklan, Kamil Miton, Alexandr Hilario Takeda dos Santos Fier, Viorel Iordachescu, Ivan Salgado Lopez, Eduardas Rozentalis, Andrei Sokolov, Yuri Solodovnichenko, Hichem Hamdouchi, Yannick Pelletier, Dmitry Svetushkin, Sebastien Maze, Aleksander Mista, Tornike Sanikidze, Philipp Schlosser, Iossif Davidovich Dorfman, Renier Vazquez Igarza, Igor Alexandre Nataf, Jean-Marc Degraeve, Matthieu Cornette, Maxime Lagarde, Jean-Pierre Le Roux, Fabian Doettling, Alexander Donchenko, Anatoli Vaisser, Jules Moussard, Krisztian Szabo, Adrien Demuth, Manuel Apicella, Bart Michiels, Fabien Libiszewski, Marie Sebag, Slim Belkhodja, Pierre Bailet, Jean-Noel Riff, Francois Fargere, Jean-Rene Koch, Glenn Flear, Samy Shoker, Aleksandar Colovic, Axel Smith, Axel Delorme, Sebastien Cossin, Jonathan Dourerassou, Vitali Koziak, Cyril Marcelin, Anthony Wirig, Miguel Llanes Hurtado, Vladimir Hamitevici, Almira Skripchenko, Paul Velten, Eloi Relange, Nicolas Brunner, Gabriel Battaglini, Darko Anic, Kevin Terrieux, Borya Ider, Christophe Philippe, Deimante Daulyte, Anastasia Savina, Luc Bergez, Richard Pile, Antoine Favarel, Mustapha Nezar, Sophie Milliet, Jean Netzer, Xavier Bedouin, Colomban Vitoux, Philippe Brochet, Silvia (Aleksieva) Collas, Romain Picard, Thomas Dionisi, Olivier Touzane, Emmanuel Neiman, Louis Roos, Didier Leroy, Julien Saada, Pauline Guichard, Sebastien Pucher, Timothee Heinz, Vincent Veys, Benoit Taddei, Joachim Iglesias, Quentin Burri, Sebastien Tranchant, Nino Maisuradze, Benjamin Le Corre, Bonno Pel, Stephen Boyd, Mathilde Congiu, Frederic Bertrand, Valentin Fougerit, Natacha Benmesbah, Bertrand Grollemund, Mathilde Choisy, Fiona Steil-Antoni, Clement Picard, Isabelle Malassagne, Camille De Seroux, Cyrielle Monpeurt, Luc Leriche, Carole Forestier, Boris Plane, Clara Le Bail, Ines Leriche, Marine Thuret, Chantal Veillerette, Olexander Baklan

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Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. M Choisy vs L Bergez 0-125 2015 French Team ChampionshipC11 French
2. A Donchenko vs I D Dorfman  1-039 2015 French Team ChampionshipA15 English
3. K Szabo vs Y Solodovnichenko  ½-½29 2015 French Team ChampionshipB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
4. P Bailet vs B Michiels  ½-½32 2015 French Team ChampionshipD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
5. M Apicella vs N Brunner  1-061 2015 French Team ChampionshipC11 French
6. R Pile vs M Nezar  ½-½75 2015 French Team ChampionshipA37 English, Symmetrical
7. B Le Corre vs A Colovic  ½-½25 2015 French Team ChampionshipB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
8. C Forestier vs F Steil-Antoni  0-156 2015 French Team ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
9. A Giri vs V Iordachescu 1-041 2015 French Team ChampionshipE90 King's Indian
10. L Roos vs Ines Leriche  1-024 2015 French Team ChampionshipA34 English, Symmetrical
11. V Fougerit vs T Heinz  1-090 2015 French Team ChampionshipC03 French, Tarrasch
12. H Hamdouchi vs V Koziak  ½-½20 2015 French Team ChampionshipC47 Four Knights
13. M Congiu vs A Skripchenko  ½-½35 2015 French Team ChampionshipB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
14. A Demuth vs F Doettling 0-146 2015 French Team ChampionshipD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
15. J Moussard vs R Wojtaszek 1-074 2015 French Team ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
16. J Saada vs I A Nataf  ½-½43 2015 French Team ChampionshipA48 King's Indian
17. T Sanikidze vs R Picard  1-020 2015 French Team ChampionshipE82 King's Indian, Samisch, double Fianchetto Variation
18. X Bedouin vs Vaisser  1-039 2015 French Team ChampionshipC09 French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line
19. M Sebag vs C Picard  1-055 2015 French Team ChampionshipC03 French, Tarrasch
20. D Svetushkin vs Naiditsch 0-151 2015 French Team ChampionshipC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
21. Bacrot vs A Riazantsev  ½-½22 2015 French Team ChampionshipD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. A Favarel vs O Touzane  1-068 2015 French Team ChampionshipA10 English
23. S Collas vs C De Seroux  1-042 2015 French Team ChampionshipA16 English
24. S Feller vs Navara 0-130 2015 French Team ChampionshipE15 Queen's Indian
25. G Gajewski vs S Fedorchuk 0-158 2015 French Team ChampionshipE17 Queen'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?

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  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.
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  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:

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  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.

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  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!
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  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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