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23 Round Robin Tournaments in Nancy

16-22 February 2009 in Nancy, France

The 7th International Chess Festival of Meurthe et Moselle is taking place on 16-22 February 2009 in Nancy, France. Following the last year’s success, when 140 participants competed in 14 ten-player round robin tournaments, the Festival is extended to 23 (15×10, 8×8) tournaments with possibility of taking a short 4-day schedule (8 players, 7 rounds).

The main Grandmaster tournament is sporting an average elo of 2556, thus rating this event as 13th Category FIDE. Young French players will be given a chance to fight against experienced opposition and earn GM norms. Chessdom commentator GM Christian Bauer won the last year event.

Thanks to Mr. Alexander Kentler of e3e5.com for correction!

Christian Bauer square

GM Christian Bauer

Grandmaster “A” Group:

GM Pentala Harikrishna 2673 India

GM Pavel Tregubov 2647 Russia

GM Michal Krasenkow 2620 Poland

GM Christian Bauer 2610 France

GM Georg Meier 2608 Germany

IM Romain Edouard 2562 France

GM Sébastien Feller 2525 France

IM Yannick Gozzoli 2503 France

IM Nicolas Brunner 2413 France

IM Mustapha Nezar 2399 France

IM “B” Group:

IM Nikolai Ninov 2526 Bulgaria

IM Cyril Marzolo 2484 France

IM Oleg Gladyszev 2423 Russia

FM Maxime Lagarde, 2343 France

FM Olivier Pucher 2338 France

FM Alain Spielmann 2324 France

FM Cédric Paci 2300 France

FM Tom E Wiley 2293 England

FM Alban Delorme 2251 France

Johannes Sondermann 2152 Germany

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