22-28th February in Nancy, France
The 2010 Nancy Chess Festival is starting on the 22nd February and it is expected to bring together nearly 200 players in various competing groups. Program with detailed schedule.
The main event is a 10-player round robin Grandmaster tournament which will feature: GM Evgeny Postny (Israel 2648), GM Julio Granda Zuniga (Peru 2640, invited in partnership with the humanitarian association Nancy AYUD ‘ ART), GM Yannick Pelletier (Switzerland 2602), GM Yuri Solodovnichenko (Ukraine 2578), IM Nikolai Ninov (Bulgaria 2511), IM Alexey Charnushevich (France 2501), IM Anthony Wirig (France 2497), IM Jean-Baptiste Mullon (France 2458), IM Nicolas Brunner (France 2420) and reigning French Women Champion IM Sophie Milliet (2404).
Like every year, the Festival will be officially introduced with a simultaneous exhibition FNAC Nancy Saturday, on February 20th at 10:30. Grand Master Granda Zuniga will face 20 players from the five local clubs in front of thousands of spectators.
The playing hall