Top 12 French Team Championship

Donchenko, Alexander vs. Dorfman, Iossif

The Top 12 runs from May 30 to June 9 and is the culmination of the 2015 French Team Championship, a team event matched only by the German and Russian Leagues. 12 teams of 8 players will compete over 11 rounds in the Port Camargue Yacht Club, Le Grau-du-Roi, on the Mediterranean coast. Clichy, winners for the last 3 years, boast So, Vachier-Lagrave and Jakovenko among their ranks, while other stars include Giri, Navara and Wojtaszek. The time control is 90 min for 40 moves plus 30 min, with a 30 sec increment from move 1. Official website: grauduroi2015.ffechecs.org