Cappelle-la-Grande Open

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The Cappelle-la-Grande Open is a chess tournament held every year in Cappelle-la-Grande, France, since 1985.

It has become over the years one of the largest opens in the world, but in terms of average player strength slightly behind the Gibraltar Chess Festival, the Aeroflot Open of Moscow or the Qatar Masters Open.

The 26th edition of 2010 had 652 participants, with 82 Grandmasters and 61 International Masters from 57 countries.

The tournament is usually played in the second half of February with an accelerated Swiss-system format in nine rounds. It is organized by the chess club L'Echiquier Cappellois and is played in the Palais des Arts of Cappelle-la-Grande.

List of winners[edit]

  • Note: with multiple first-place finishers, the winner on the Buchholz tie-break is listed first.
#  Year  Winner(s) Points Players
  1  1985  Waldemar Hanasz (Poland)     68
  2  1986  Sergey Smagin (Soviet Union)
 Viacheslav Eingorn (Soviet Union)
 Joseph Gallagher (England)
6   106
  3  1987  Anthony Kosten (England)
 Anatoly Vaisser (Soviet Union)
 Jonny Hector (Sweden)
7   115
  4  1988  Vladimir Okhotnik (Soviet Union)   138
  5  1989  Nukhim Rashkovsky (Soviet Union)
 Mark Hebden (England)
7   137
  6  1990  Nukhim Rashkovsky (Soviet Union)
 Mark Hebden (England)
  201
  7  1991  Anatoly Vaisser (Soviet Union)
 Matthew Sadler (England)
8   289
  8  1992  Julian Hodgson (England) 8   308
  9  1993  Evgeniy Solozhenkin (Russia)   416
 10  1994  Vladimir Chuchelov (Russia)
 Tony Miles (England)
 Gennadi Kuzmin (Ukraine)
 Mark Hebden (England)
7   401
 11  1995  Tony Miles (England)
 Mark Hebden (England)
 Evgeny Sveshnikov (Russia)
7   572
 12  1996  Alexander Nenashev (Uzbekistan)   509
 13  1997  Vladimir Burmakin (Russia)
 Vladimir Baklan (Ukraine)
 Ľubomír Ftáčnik (Slovakia)
 Jean-Marc Degraeve (France)
 Alexey Vyzmanavin (Russia)
 Tony Miles (England)
 Rustam Kasimdzhanov (Uzbekistan)
 Yuri Kruppa (Ukraine)
 Mark Hebden (England)
 Darius Ruzele (Lithuania)
7   504
 14  1998  Igor Glek (Russia)   637
 15  1999  Simen Agdestein (Norway)
 Mikhail Gurevich (Belgium)
 Pavel Tregubov (Russia)
  615
 16  2000  Yuri Kruppa (Ukraine)
 Gilberto Milos (Brazil)
  643
 17  2001  Vladimir Chuchelov (Belgium)
 Einar Gausel (Norway)
  702
 18  2002  Eduardas Rozentalis (Lithuania)   677
 19  2003  Vladimir Burmakin (Russia)
 Eduardas Rozentalis (Lithuania)
 Philipp Schlosser (Germany)
 Alexander Areshchenko (Ukraine)
 Jakov Geller (Russia)
 Dmitry Bocharov (Russia)
 Evgeny Miroshnichenko (Ukraine)
7   606
 20  2004  Evgeny Najer (Russia)
 Kaido Külaots (Estonia)
 Artyom Timofeev (Russia)
 Zoltan Gyimesi (Hungary)
 Sergei Grigoriants (Russia)
 Oleg Korneev (Russia)
7   576
 21  2005  David Shengelia (Georgia)
 Michail Brodsky (Ukraine)
  589
 22  2006  Alexander Moiseenko (Ukraine)   624
 23  2007  Wang Yue (China)
 Vugar Gashimov (Azerbaijan)
 David Arutinian (Georgia)
 Yuri Drozdovskij (Ukraine)
 Vasily Yemelin (Russia)
7   608
 24  2008  Vugar Gashimov (Azerbaijan)
 David Arutinian (Georgia)
 Sergey Fedorchuk (Ukraine)
 Yuriy Kryvoruchko (Ukraine)
 Konstantin Chernyshov (Russia)
 Andrei Deviatkin (Russia)
 Vasilios Kotronias (Greece)
 Erwin L'Ami (Netherlands)
7   612
 25  2009  Yuri Vovk (Ukraine)   610
 26  2010  Yaroslav Zherebukh (Ukraine)   652
 27  2011  Grzegorz Gajewski (Poland)   573
 28  2012  Pentala Harikrishna (India)
 Parimarjan Negi (India)
 Tornike Sanikidze (Georgia)
 Tigran Gharamian (France)
 Martyn Kravtsiv (Ukraine)
7   497
 29  2013  Sanan Sjugirov (Russia)
 Parimarjan Negi (India)
 Maxim Rodshtein (Israel)
 Sergey Fedorchuk (Ukraine)
 Eric Hansen (Canada)
 Vlad-Cristian Jianu (Romania)
 Alexei Fedorov (Belarus)
 Yuri Vovk (Ukraine)
7   564
 30  2014  Axel Bachmann (Paraguay)
 Sergei Azarov (Belarus)
  604
 31  2015  Li Chao (China)
 Vladimir Onischuk (Ukraine)
  555
 32  2016  Gata Kamsky (United States)   538

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