Sebastien Feller wins Paris Championship

7/13/2010 – The Paris Championship is the oldest French Open – Abraham Baratz won the first edition in 1925. The leading players in this year's event included GM Tigran Gharamian (2650), GM Alberto David (2622) and GM Sébastien Feller (2611). The Open Tournament took place from July 3rd to 11th, 2010. It was a nine-round Swiss, FIDE rules, 40 moves/1h 30 + 30 sec then 30 mn + 30 sec. Pictorial report.

Sebastien Feller wins Paris Championship

Report by Dominique Primel

Sébastien Feller is number 17 on the July 2010 FIDE Top 20 Juniors list. He took clear first place in a amazing way: with 8/9 and a performance 2859. A strong Indian delegation from Bombay and New Delhi was participating, and S.P. Sethuramian made one GM norm.

Final top standings (6.0 points and higher)

  Player Title Nat. Rtng Pts Perf.
1 Feller Sébastien GM FRA 2611 8.0 2859
2 Gharamian Tigran GM FRA 2650 7.5 2728
3 Sethuraman S.P IM IND 2513 6.5 2671
4 Adhiban B. IM IND 2483 6.0 2563
5 SolodovnichenkoYuri GM UKR 2558 6.0 2569
6 David Alberto GM LUX 2622 6.0 2570
7 Zoler Dan IM ISR 2474 6.0 2542
8 Al-Modiahki Mohamad GM QUA 2566 6.0 2524
9 D'Costa Lorin IM ENG 2456 6.0 2543
10 Zhu Chen GM QUA 2476 6.0 2521
11 Kunte Abhijit GM IND 2521 6.0 2490
12 Breder Dennis IM GER 2429 6.0 2467
13 Karavade Eesha IM IND 2378 6.0 2384

Picture Gallery


GM Sébastien Feller, 2611, FRA, 8.0/9, 2859 performance


GM Tigran Gharamian, FRA, 2650, 7.5/9, 2728 performance

Tigran Gharamian was born in Armenia, but is now playing under the French flag. He is a rising star and his rating is growing rapidly. In 2002, when he was 18, his it was only 2200, and now 2650!


GM Yuri Solodovnichenko, 2558, UKR, 6.0/9, 2569 performance


IGM Zhu Chen, 2476, QUA, former world women's champion,
scored 6.0 with a 2521 performance. Her husband...


... GM Al-Modiahki Mohamad 2526, QUA, had the same result
with a 2524 performance


WIM Eesha Karavade, 2378, IND, 6.0/9, 2384 performance


WGM Cori Tello Deysi, 2403, PER, former U-16 girls champion
scored 4.5/9 points with a 2311 performance


IM Jha Sriram, 2490, IND, 4.5/9, 2335 performance


WGM Maria Leconte, 2337, FRA, 3.5/9, 2221 performance


GM Andrei Shchekachiev, 2546, FRA, 3.0/9, 2312 performance


Barbara Dizdarevic, SER, 1919, playing in the Open A


WFM Aurélie Dacalor, 1986, FRA, playing in the Open A

All pictures by Dominique Primel

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