Chefchaouen Chess Festival Print
Sunday, 08 July 2012 18:49
The 11th Festival International des Echecs de la ville de Chefchaouen was held on 1-5th July at the Cultural and Sports Complex Mohammed VI in Chefchaouen, Tangier-Tetouan province, Morocco.

The Main Event was the 9-round swiss semi open with a time control of 65 minutes for the whole game. 76 players competed, including a group of strong foreign Grandmasters.

Laurent Fressinet of France (photo bellow) and Loek Van Wely from Netherlands shared the first place with 8 points each.

A 13-round Night Blitz Marathon was played outdoors on 4th July. The famous speed expert Laurent Fressinet took a clear first place with 11.5 points, half a point ahead of his compatriot Sebastien Maze.

The organizers also held a giant simultaneous exhibition on the historic square d’Uta Al Hammam.


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