633 participants from 35 countries competed in the four groups
The 86th Paris Chess Championship was held from 2nd to 10th July at the Stade Pierre de Coubertin, 82 avenue Georges Lafont 75016 Paris. The Championship was played in 4 Groups and was open to all players of FIDE federations.
- FIDE Open: 9 rounds with rating above 2200
- A Open: 9 rounds with rating from 1800 to 2300
- B Open: 9 rounds with rating from 1400 to 1900
- C Open: 9 rounds with rating under 1500
Indian Grandmaster Arun Prasad defeated his compatriot SP Sethuraman in the last round and won the main tournament with a total of 7.0 points. Earlier co-leaders Sergey Fedorchuk and Magesh Chandran Panchanathan made a draw and a loss respectively and slipped down the rankings. Fedorchuk shares the second place with GM Ruben Felgaer.
In this same open, Sochacki Christophe earned his first GM norm and Christopher Debray his third IM norm.
The A Open was convincingly won by Belgian Albin Dal Borgo (8.0 points, full point ahead of the rest of the field). The trophy in the B Group goes to the French Thaymour Bonneville and finally C Open was won by the young Daniel Pietras from Poland.
GM Arun Prasad with the winner’s trophy
633 participants from 35 countries competed in the Championship. Full crosstables.