The French Chess Championships for men and women take place in Pau 13th to 25th August 2012. Romain Edouard, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Etienne Bacrot and Christian Bauer all had 7/10 going into the final round. However then there was the shock news of the death of Christian Bauer’s 4 month old child. On the proposal of the players the 11th and final round was cancelled. Edouard, Vachier and Bacrot will play off for the title on Saturday.

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