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French Championship (Women) Tournament

Almira Skripchenko9/11(+7 -0 =4)[games]
Sophie Milliet8.5/11(+7 -1 =3)[games]
Maria Leconte7.5/11(+6 -2 =3)[games]
Silvia Alexieva6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[games]
Roza Lallemand5.5/11(+5 -5 =1)[games]
Marina Martsynovskaya5/11(+4 -5 =2)[games]
Sabine Fruteau5/11(+2 -3 =6)[games]
Natacha Benmesbah4.5/11(+3 -5 =3)[games]
Friederike Wohlers Armas4/11(+2 -5 =4)[games]
Anne Moingt3.5/11(+2 -6 =3)[games]
Caroline Cochet3.5/11(+1 -5 =5)[games]
Christine Flear3.5/11(+1 -5 =5)[games]

 page 2 of 3; games 26-50 of 66  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
26. R Lallemand vs N Benmesbah  1-0322005French Championship (Women)B72 Sicilian, Dragon
27. M Leconte vs C Cochet  1-0282005French Championship (Women)B72 Sicilian, Dragon
28. S Fruteau vs M Martsynovskaya  ½-½442005French Championship (Women)C44 King's Pawn Game
29. F W Armas vs S Milliet  0-1692005French Championship (Women)A46 Queen's Pawn Game
30. A Moingt vs S Alexieva  1-0332005French Championship (Women)B84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
31. M Martsynovskaya vs M Leconte  1-0652005French Championship (Women)B32 Sicilian
32. N Benmesbah vs A Moingt  1-0292005French Championship (Women)B22 Sicilian, Alapin
33. A Skripchenko vs R Lallemand  ½-½612005French Championship (Women)B06 Robatsch
34. S Alexieva vs F W Armas  1-0362005French Championship (Women)A35 English, Symmetrical
35. C Cochet vs C Flear  ½-½92005French Championship (Women)B42 Sicilian, Kan
36. S Milliet vs S Fruteau  1-0382005French Championship (Women)C53 Giuoco Piano
37. M Martsynovskaya vs S Milliet  0-1312005French Championship (Women)C24 Bishop's Opening
38. F W Armas vs N Benmesbah  1-0272005French Championship (Women)A65 Benoni, 6.e4
39. R Lallemand vs C Cochet  1-0492005French Championship (Women)B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
40. A Moingt vs A Skripchenko  0-1402005French Championship (Women)B06 Robatsch
41. M Leconte vs C Flear 1-0272005French Championship (Women)B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
42. S Fruteau vs S Alexieva  ½-½412005French Championship (Women)B84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
43. C Cochet vs A Moingt  1-0552005French Championship (Women)B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
44. N Benmesbah vs S Fruteau  0-1482005French Championship (Women)C54 Giuoco Piano
45. C Flear vs R Lallemand  1-0472005French Championship (Women)E63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
46. S Alexieva vs M Martsynovskaya  0-1382005French Championship (Women)D25 Queen's Gambit Accepted
47. S Milliet vs M Leconte  ½-½242005French Championship (Women)C02 French, Advance
48. A Skripchenko vs F W Armas  1-0282005French Championship (Women)B06 Robatsch
49. A Moingt vs C Flear  ½-½152005French Championship (Women)B29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
50. F W Armas vs C Cochet  ½-½152005French Championship (Women)D31 Queen's Gambit Declined
 page 2 of 3; games 26-50 of 66  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-04-05  Knight13: Congrats to Almira Skripchenko-Lautier!
Sep-04-05  Sonic Adventure: Yes, congratulations to Ms. Skripchenko-Lautier. I would also like to extend my congratulations to Mr. Lautier, who won the men's division of this event with a fine performance.
Sep-04-05  aw1988: Sexism all around...
Sep-04-05  dac1990: I, too, think that women's sections are largely biased. The definition of sexism is establishing that there is a key difference in intelligence between genders. Why recognize this "difference" by dividing up the sections? No sense.
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  BishopofBlunder: Because women's breasts put them at a natural disadvantage... or is that, women's breasts put ME at a natural disadvantage?
Sep-04-05  dac1990: Also, I don't get people who post like the person above me did, <BishopofBlunder>. Disgusting.
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  BishopofBlunder: It's ok, <dac1990>, alot of people don't understand my sense of humor. It's a curse I've had to live with all my life.
Sep-05-05  aw1988: He was kidding.
Sep-05-05  aw1988: Seriously, I consider myself a fairly strong player (though my analysis on here does not prove it) but I have entered tournaments where I have been defeated soundly by female opponents. And this wasn't a different division...
Sep-05-05  notsodeepthought: It's reasonable to argue that the division was sexist - but I can't help noticing that the French female players obviously must have agreed to this system, at least in the majority. Maybe they had reasons to prefer having a separate competition. My point is that before we indulge in facile accusations regarding "the French" and their mistreatment of women chessplayers, we should consider whether the (allegedly) injured parties really felt discriminated against.
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  BishopofBlunder: Is this "separation" so unusual? Don't most tournaments have separate men's and women's divisions?
Sep-05-05  cade: Yes almost every single national tournament is seperated. Nothing sexist here unless you consider the whole world sexist for allowing women called something other than Polgar to win tournaments.
Sep-05-05  refutor: at least "grandmaster draws" aren't limited to grandmasters...look at the number of quick draws between the tailenders, particularly French Championship (women) (2005)/Christine Flear
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  BishopofBlunder: Is there a stipulation in the rules to keep women from playing in the men's division? I assume there would be to keep men out of the women's division. But if a woman is allowed to play the men then I see no sexism.

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