The French Chess Championship will be held in Nîmes from 18 August to 26 August 2018. Almost 1,000 chess players from all over France are expected, with the title of French champion at stake.
The field is very strong, with chess grandmasters Étienne Bacrot, Laurent Fressinet, Romain Édouard, Christian Bauer (4 players of the French national chess team for the 2018 Olympiad in Batumi).
The 2017 French champion Étienne Bacrot will try to win his 9th title, and the Sophie Milliet could obtain a seventh title which would be a record.
Games will be live broadcast on the website of the chess championship (https://nimes2018.ffechecs.org/), and you can find all the information on the English page created especially for the championship. This page will be updated on a daily basis with pictures, results, chess pairings and a summary of the day: https://agen2017.ffechecs.org/french-chess-championship-more-than-1000-players-are-expected-in-agen/