Top GMs in French top league
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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

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

Full report and games by here.

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