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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, Maxim Matlakov, Ivan Sokolov, Romain Edouard, Markus Ragger, Jan-Krzysztof Duda, Christian Bauer, Michal Krasenkow, Sergey Fedorchuk, Evgeny Postny, 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, Sebastien Maze, Dmitry Svetushkin, Aleksander Mista, Tornike Sanikidze, Philipp Schlosser, Iossif Davidovich Dorfman, Renier Vazquez Igarza, Maxime Lagarde, Matthieu Cornette, Igor Alexandre Nataf, Jean-Marc Degraeve, 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, Axel Delorme, Samy Shoker, Glenn Flear, Aleksandar Colovic, Axel Smith, Sebastien Cossin, Vitali Koziak, Jonathan Dourerassou, Anthony Wirig, Cyril Marcelin, Miguel Llanes Hurtado, Vladimir Hamitevici, Almira Skripchenko, Paul Velten, Eloi Relange, Nicolas Brunner, Gabriel Battaglini, Borya Ider, Darko Anic, Kevin Terrieux, Christophe Philippe, Deimante Daulyte, Anastasia Savina, Luc Bergez, Richard Pile, Antoine Favarel, Mustapha Nezar, Sophie Milliet, Philippe Brochet, Jean Netzer, Xavier Bedouin, Colomban Vitoux, Silvia (Aleksieva) Collas, Romain Picard, Thomas Dionisi, Olivier Touzane, Emmanuel Neiman, Louis Roos, Julien Saada, Pauline Guichard, Didier Leroy, Quentin Burri, Sebastien Pucher, Timothee Heinz, Vincent Veys, Benoit Taddei, Joachim Iglesias, 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 YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Choisy vs L Bergez 0-1252015French Team ChampionshipC11 French
2. A Donchenko vs I D Dorfman  1-0392015French Team ChampionshipA15 English
3. K Szabo vs Y Solodovnichenko  ½-½292015French Team ChampionshipB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
4. P Bailet vs B Michiels  ½-½322015French Team ChampionshipD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
5. M Apicella vs N Brunner  1-0612015French Team ChampionshipC11 French
6. R Pile vs M Nezar  ½-½752015French Team ChampionshipA37 English, Symmetrical
7. B Le Corre vs A Colovic  ½-½252015French Team ChampionshipB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
8. C Forestier vs F Steil-Antoni  0-1562015French Team ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
9. A Giri vs V Iordachescu 1-0412015French Team ChampionshipE90 King's Indian
10. L Roos vs Ines Leriche  1-0242015French Team ChampionshipA34 English, Symmetrical
11. V Fougerit vs T Heinz  1-0902015French Team ChampionshipC03 French, Tarrasch
12. H Hamdouchi vs V Koziak  ½-½202015French Team ChampionshipC47 Four Knights
13. M Congiu vs A Skripchenko  ½-½352015French Team ChampionshipB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
14. A Demuth vs F Doettling 0-1462015French Team ChampionshipD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
15. J Moussard vs R Wojtaszek 1-0742015French Team ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
16. J Saada vs I A Nataf  ½-½432015French Team ChampionshipA48 King's Indian
17. T Sanikidze vs R Picard  1-0202015French Team ChampionshipE82 King's Indian, Samisch, double Fianchetto Variation
18. X Bedouin vs Vaisser  1-0392015French Team ChampionshipC09 French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line
19. M Sebag vs C Picard  1-0552015French Team ChampionshipC03 French, Tarrasch
20. D Svetushkin vs Naiditsch 0-1512015French Team ChampionshipC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
21. Bacrot vs A Riazantsev  ½-½222015French Team ChampionshipD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. A Favarel vs O Touzane  1-0682015French Team ChampionshipA10 English
23. S Collas vs C De Seroux  1-0422015French Team ChampionshipA16 English
24. S Feller vs Navara 0-1302015French Team ChampionshipE15 Queen's Indian
25. G Gajewski vs S Fedorchuk 0-1582015French Team ChampionshipE17 Queen's Indian
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Jun-03-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.

Jun-03-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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" http://bischwiller-echecs.com/wp-co... is one of the best chess clubs in France.

Welcome to Bischwiller:

http://alsace-echecs.com/wp-content...

Jun-04-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Nosnibor: Nice win Glenn with your victory over much higher rated Andrei Sokolov.
Jun-04-15  fgh: <chessgames.com>: 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.
Jun-04-15
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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

Jun-06-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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

Jun-07-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.
Jun-07-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Gypsy: Perhaps, Krasenkow should sac his Rh8 (by Nf6 at some point), to give himself the best chance against White king?
Jun-07-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Gypsy: I mean, right now, by <22...Nf6>.
Jun-07-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Gypsy: Instead, gents traded Queens -- it is now an endgame of 2R vs R+N+2P.
Jun-07-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.

Jun-10-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  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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