The 11th Open International D'Echecs de La Fere is set to take place on 7-14th July at the Drouot space, 18 rue des Bigors, 02800 La Fere, France.
The 9-round Swiss open will be played according to FIDE rules and draw offers will not be allowed before the 25th move.
The open La Fere is recognized by the French Chess Federation as one of the best 8 tournaments in France. Organizers are Quentin DECOTTE and Olivier THOMAS, chief arbiter is IA Emmanuel VARINIAC.
The prize fund of 6500 EUR will be distributed as 1st: 1100 €, 2nd: 750 €, 3rd: 550 €, 4th: 350 €, 5th: 250 €, 6th: 200 €, 7th: 100 €, 8th: 100 €.
In addition, there will be special money prizes for the top women, veteran and elo categories.
Top players are (out of total 115):
GM DEGRAEVE Jean-Marc 2569 FRA
GM GEORGIEV Vladimir 2555 MKD
GM RUSEV Krasimir 2525 BUL
IM ARNAUDOV G. Petar 2477 BUL
IM JEREZ PEREZ Alfonso 2407 ESP
FM GODART Francois 2292 BEL
FM MANCINI Mario 2282 FRA
FM FORTHOFER Robert 2258 FRA
WFM LLANEZA VEGA Patricia 2225 ESP