Vachier-Lagrave Won the 2nd stage of the French Rapid Grand Prix Defeating Opponents with Higher ELO

Время публикации: 29.04.2012 21:43 | Последнее обновление: 29.04.2012 21:55

The 2nd stage of the French Rapid Grand Prix was held in Nancy on Saturday and Sunday. First, 7 participants were qualified in a 9 round Swiss. A "wild card" player GM Christian Bauer joined seven qualified players today to fight for the main prize in Cup System.

The qualifying round (Saturday), Standings:

1-2. Vachier-Lagrave and Gharamian - 7.5 из 9
3-14. Tkachev, Fressinet, Istratescu, Bacrot, Feller, Sanikidze, Jankovic, Nikolic, Andersson, Milliet, Agrest.Е and Donchenko Al. - 7
15-21. Naiditsch, Shchekachev, Wirig and others - 6.5
(194 participants).

Тhe table

The winner was determined on Sunday and that was Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, who at the moment is only the third player of the country in the classic rating system - he's lower than Bacrot and Fressient. Exactly those two have been defeated by him in the final matches. 


The quarterfinal:
Bauer - Fressinet: 0-2
Gharamian - Istratescu: 0,5-1,5
Vachier-Lagrave - Tkachev: 1,5-0,5
Bacrot - Feller: 1,5-0,5

The semifinal:
Fressient - Istratescu: 1-1, 1,5-0,5
Bacrot -  Vachier-Lagrave: 0-2

The final:
Fressinet - Vachier-Lagrave 1-1, 0,5-1,5

The prize fund of the competition was 15 thousand Euros, the winner received €4,000.


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