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The Cappelle-la-Grande Open is a chess tournament held every year in Cappelle-la-Grande, France, since 1985. However, due to financial problems, the tournament has been on indefinite hiatus since the end of the 2016 edition.

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 winnersEdit

  • 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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