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GM Ilia Smirin wins the Acropolis chess tournament again

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After taking the first place at last year’s event, GM Ilia Smirin won the Acropolis Chess tournament again. He finished first with 7,0/9, the same result as GM Mircea Parligras, but better tiebreak.

The third place was shared by four players – IM Dzagnidze (the winner of the women prize), GM Graf, IM Danielian, and GM Kolev. Right after them was GM Ivan Salgado Lopez (the U18 champion of Spain) and the top local player GM Banikas.

IM Alisa Maric, IM Yelena Dembo, WGM Zhukova, and WGM Zawadzka finished with 5,5/9, making the women presence of the competition strong.

Here are the full standings, followed by many pictures.

Acropolis 2008

1 GM Smirin Ilia ISR 2637 7,0

2 GM Parligras Mircea ROU 2588 7,0

3 IM Dzagnidze Nana GEO 2458 6,5

4 GM Graf Alexander GER 2621 6,5

5 IM Danielian Elina ARM 2495 6,5

6 GM Kolev Atanas BUL 2565 6,5

7 GM Salgado Lopez Ivan ESP 2532 6,0

8 GM Banikas Hristos GRE 2572 6,0

9 GM Svetushkin Dmitry MDA 2587 6,0

10 IM Managadze Nikoloz GEO 2444 6,0

11 GM Mastrovasilis Dimitrios GRE 2563 6,0

12 GM Rakhmanov Aleksandr RUS 2489 5,5

13 GM Zubarev Alexander UKR 2517 5,5

14 WGM Zhukova Natalia UKR 2489 5,5

15 IM Atakisi Umut TUR 2388 5,5

16 IM Maric Alisa SRB 2412 5,5

17 GM Romanishin Oleg M UKR 2530 5,5

18 IM Caselas Cabanas Jacobo ESP 2418 5,5

19 IM Rasmussen Allan Stig DEN 2519 5,5

20 GM Kotanjian Tigran ARM 2578 5,5

21 IM Dembo Yelena GRE 2431 5,5

22 IM Roy Chowdhury Saptarshi IND 2411 5,5

23 FM Secer Ata TUR 2320 5,5

24 WGM Zawadzka Jolanta POL 2389 5,5

25 IM Tirard Hugo FRA 2461 5,5

26 GM Gelashvili Tamaz GEO 2612 5,0

27 IM Melia Salome GEO 2416 5,0

28 GM Mastrovasilis Athanasios GRE 2518 5,0

29 IM Karagiannis Athanasios GRE 2357 5,0

30 FM Astaneh Lopez Alex IRL 2357 5,0

31 Pavlidis Anastasios GRE 2270 5,0

32 Pavlidis Antonios GRE 2266 5,0

33 Kourousis Epaminondas GRE 2221 5,0

34 Sandalakis Angelos GRE 2341 4,5

35 Aggelis Nikolaos GRE 2271 4,5

36 WGM Rudolf Anna HUN 2337 4,5

37 Georgiou Kostantinos GRE 2236 4,5

38 Kanakaris Georgios GRE 2284 4,5

39 FM Aloma Vidal Robert ESP 2388 4,5

40 IM Georgiadis Ioannis GRE 2373 4,5

41 Sigalas Frangiskos GRE 2242 4,5

42 Simeonidis Ioannis GRE 2275 4,5

43 FM Sergeev Aleksander KAZ 2354 4,5

44 WGM Makropoulou Marina GRE 2244 4,5

45 WGM Velcheva Maria BUL 2281 4,5

46 WIM Makka Ioulia GRE 2225 4,5

47 Galopoulos Nikolaos GRE 2270 4,5

48 WIM Stiri Alexandra GRE 2149 4,5

49 FM Nikolaidis Konstantinos GRE 2279 4,5

50 IM Grigoriadis Alexandros GRE 2417 4,5

51 Kostopoulos Evangellos GRE 2150 4,5

52 WIM Sandu Mihaela ROU 2288 4,5

53 Grapsa Georgia GRE 2104 4,5

54 FM Asik Josip SRB 2368 4,0

55 Goumas Georgios GRE 2276 4,0

56 IM Saravanan V IND 2405 4,0

57 Sarandos Vasilios GRE 2259 4,0

58 Klokas Konstantinos GRE 2167 4,0

59 WIM Papadopoulou Vera GRE 2210 4,0

60 FM Stefanopoulos Orestis GRE 2279 4,0

61 Dounis Alexandros GRE 2162 4,0

62 FM Gazis Efstathios GRE 2308 4,0

63 WGM Karlovich Anastazia UKR 2242 3,5

64 Exizoglou Dimitrios GRE 2251 3,5

65 Stefanidi Maria-Anna GRE 2095 3,5

66 WIM Fakhiridou Ekaterini GRE 2274 3,5

67 WFM Petraki Maria GRE 2069 3,5

68 Panagiotopoulos Alexandros GRE 2197 3,5

69 WIM Burtasova Anna RUS 2329 3,5

70 FM Pountzas Hrisanthos GRE 2202 3,0

71 Kordis Konstantinos GRE 2216 3,0

72 Skiadopoulos Nikolaos GRE 2210 3,0

73 Angelis Mihail GRE 2224 3,0

74 Iordanidou Zoi GRE 2060 3,0

75 Filippas Sebastian GRE 2240 3,0

76 Makka Evanthia GRE 2099 3,0

77 Kokolias Konstantinos GRE 2197 3,0

78 FM Galopoulos Panagiotis GRE 2200 2,5

79 Pavlidou Ekaterini GRE 2034 2,5

80 FM Fernandez Daniel Howard SIN 2215 2,5

81 Margaritis Fotios GRE 2220 2,5

82 Manelidou Maria GRE 1975 2,5

83 Nathanail Emanouel GRE 2219 2,0

84 FM D`costa Lorin A R ENG 2414 1,0

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Photos

smirin

GM Ilia Smirin, winner of Acropolis 2008

parligras

GM Parligras finished on second place

maric

IM Alisa Maric was very close to the top places

papadopoulu

Vera Papadopoulou with a good performance

anna rudolf

Anna Rudolf added 7 ELO points to her rating

salgado lopez

The U18 Spanish champion with 6,0/9

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