Chess

9th Cap d’Agde Chess Meeting

Two groups of eight players start off with round robin tournaments

Cap d'Agde

The 9th chess meeting in Cap d’Agde opened Saturday and continues until the 31st October. Two groups of eight players first compete in the respective round robin tournaments. Saturday 23rd October to Tuesday 26th October is reserved for the first stage, with Wednesday 27th devoted to possible tiebreaks.

Top four finishers in each group qualify for the knockout finals. The knockout matches are played from Thursday, October 28th to Sunday, October 31st, 2010. The time control is 25 minutes + 10 seconds / move per player. All games will be relayed live with computer analysis on Chessdom / Chessbomb platform.

List of participants:

GM Vasily Ivanchuk (2754) Ukraine

GM Hikaru Nakamura (2733) USA

GM Xiangzhi Bu (2695) China

GM Liem Le Quang (2694) Vietnam

GM Judith Polgar (2682) Hungary

GM Tigran Gharamian (2658) France

GM Romain Edouard (2636) France

GM Jon Ludvig Hammer (2633) Norway

GM Truong Nguyen Ngoc (2633) Vietnam

GM Anatoly Karpov (2619) Russia

GM Yannick Pelletier (2592) Switzerland

GM Tatiana Kosintseva (2573) Russia

WGM Nadezhda Kosintseva (2565) Russia

GM Kateryna Lahno (2539) Ukraine

GM Zhu Chen (2480) Qatar

IM Sophie Milliet (2388) France

Open tournaments de l’Avenir, the Cavalier and the Grand Prix CCAS are expected to gather nearly 800 participants. Official website

Cap d’Agde is one of the largest leisure ports on the French Mediterranean. Development as a tourist resort started in the 1970s before which time the only buildings at the Cap were small houses typically used for weekends by local people.

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