Top GMs in French top league
Report by www.Chessvibe.com

Last weekend the French Team Championship (top 16) concluded its preliminary phase, in which two groups of eight teams fought for places in the play-offs which will be held at the end of this month. Several 2700+ players came to France, some of them travelling directly from Nalchik: Bacrot and Svidler. We’ve put together a selection of interesting game fragments for replay.

April 30th – May 3rd was another big weekend of the Interclubs Adultes Top 16, the French Team Championship, taking place in Mulhouse (group A) and Chalons-en-Champagne (group B). May 28-31 the play-offs will decide on the title, for which the following teams have qualified:

Group A

Evry Grand Roque
(Svidler, Nakamura, Vachier-Lagrave…)
Clichy (Jakovenko, Naiditsch, Fressinet…)
Mulhouse Philidor (Bologan, Dreev, Navara…)
Noyon (Gofshtein, Magem Badals…)

Group B

Montpellier
(Van Wely, Stellwagen, Hamdouchi…)
Cannes (Sasikiran, V.Tkachiev, Kazhgaleyev…)
Vandoeuvre
(Meier, Landa, Bauer…)
Chalons en Champagne
(Nyback, Smirin, Krasenkow…)

Full report and games by Chessvibes.com here.

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