Etienne Bacrot is not in the chess media that often, but he has been a talent from such a young age. He recently won the strong FIDE Open at the London Chess Classic with good friend Sebastien Maze. Sabrina Chevannes decided to find out a bit more about the Frenchman and what was behind this strong performance.
This year’s FIDE Open event, which ran alongside the main Classic, was extremely strong and the Azerbaijan international, Eltaj Safarli, was the favourite to win the event. However, two very good friends, Eitenne Bacrot and Sebastien Maze, both from France, shared the 1st place prize and glory.
Since Sebastien had to run off immediately after the event to make it in time to play in Sitges, I caught up with Etienne, to find out his thoughts on the event and what he’d been up to during the event.