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GM Giorgi Bagaturov Wins Alexander the Great Open

25th April to 1st May at the Grand Hotel Palace in Thessaloniki

The Thessaloniki International Open “Alexander the Great”, part of the Games Festival 2011, was played from 25th April to 1st May at the Conference Center of Grand Hotel Palace in Thessaloniki.

GM Giorgi Bagaturov of Georgia took a clear first place in the Open A with a key last round victory against IM Jordan Ivanov. Bagaturov collected 7.5 points to narrowly escape the earlier leader FM Anastasios Pavlidis and Greek national player GM Athanasios Mastrovasilis. This is Bagaturov’s second trophy in Thessaloniki as he also won the 2009 tournament.

Anastasia Avramidou convincingly won the Open B with 8.5 points from nine games.

GM Giorgi Bagaturov

GM Giorgi Bagaturov

102 players in Open A and 25 in Open B took participation. Thessaloniki International Open “Alexander the Great” (April 25th – May 1st) and Sofia’s “St. George” tournament (May 4th – May 9th) have joined in a local E79 Grand Prix. The consecutive events offer a prize fund of more than 4000 EUR, as well as cups and medals for the winners.

The overall winner of the two competitions will receive free accommodation in the 2011 Bansko Grand Chess Open (the top winter open event, December 11-18), while the second and third places receive free accommodation for Thessaloniki International Open.

For more information visit the official website.

Thessaloniki Open 1

Chief organizer Theodoros Tsorbatzoglou awarding junior prizes

Thessaloniki Open 3

All winners in the group photo

Final standings:

1 GM Bagaturov Giorgi GEO 2450 – 7.5

2 FM Pavlidis Anastasios GRE 2321 – 7

3 GM Mastrovasilis Athanasios GRE 2547 – 7

4 IM Mladenov Plamen BUL 2379 – 6.5

5 GM Antic Dejan SRB 2488 – 6.5

6 Vafiadis Kleanthis GRE 2301 – 6.5

7 Ladopoulos Dimitrios GRE 1871 – 6.5

8 Kakousatze Ilias GRE 2023 – 6.5

9 Michelakos Panagiotis GRE 2098 – 6.5

10 Kourkoulos-Arditis Stamatis GRE 2124 – 6.5

11 IM Ivanov Jordan BUL 2465 – 6

12 FM Malikentzos Sotirios GRE 2343 – 6

13 Kanakaris Georgios GRE 2283 – 6

14 FM Vujic Mihailo SRB 2330 – 6

15 Papakonstantinou Dimitrios GRE 2009 – 6

16 Valden Petros GRE 2163 – 6

17 Kostopoulos Evaggelos GRE 2246 – 5.5

18 Konstantelias Konstantinos GRE 2095 – 5.5

19 Iskos Alexandros GRE 2104 – 5.5

20 Strand Oyvin NOR 1971 – 5.5

21 Papadopoulos Panayotis GRE 1989 – 5.5

22 Athanasiadis Mihail GRE 1986 – 5.5

23 Megalios Konstantinos GRE 1991 – 5.5

24 FM Hamperl Fred GCI 2115 – 5.5

25 Ioannidis Evgenios GRE 1811 – 5.5

26 Mitrou Vasiliki GRE 1698 – 5.5

27 Harokopakis Georgios GRE 1990 – 5

28 Spirliadis Achileas GRE 2050 – 5

29 Tsounis Serafim GRE 1745 – 5

30 Pietinen Pekka FIN 2015 – 5

31 FM Stefanopoulos Orestis GRE 2214 – 5

32 Ganiaridis Panagiotis GRE 1622 – 5

33 Gouma Ronald NED 1927 – 5

34 Tsinaris Fotis GRE 1785 – 5

Ballas Athanasios-Panagiotis GRE 1701 – 5

36 Terzidaki Alexandra GRE 1935 – 5

37 Patola Eero FIN 1921 – 5

38 Papapostolou Apostolos GRE 1879 – 5

39 Kruijf Caspar NED 2011 – 5

40 Lithoxoos Theodoros GRE 1676 – 5

41 Van Gils Martin NED 2049 – 5

42 Koumtzis Argirios GRE 1611 – 5

43 Hatzihrisafis Dimos GRE 1772 – 5

44 Sigkounas Alkis GRE 1701 – 5

45 FM Trujillo Alvarado Ivan ESP 2182 – 4.5

46 Kamaretsos Konstantinos GRE 1908 – 4.5

47 Hatzis-Bakratsas Alexandros GRE 1711 – 4.5

48 Hristodoulou Panagiotis GRE 2194 – 4.5

49 Mourelatos Ilias GRE 2077 – 4.5

50 Mottonen Ari FIN 2027 – 4.5

51 Vatkali Dimitra GRE 1959 – 4.5

52 Stamidis Daniil GRE 1638 – 4.5

53 Tsolaki Eleni GRE 1742 – 4.5

54 Pasanen Tuomo FIN 2019 – 4.5

55 Puroila Sippo FIN 1939 – 4

56 FM Rivero Ojeda Carmelo ESP 2260 – 4

57 Ballas Kleon-Evangelos GRE 1937 – 4

58 Minas Ioannis GRE 1929 – 4

59 Grant David SCO 1868 – 4

60 Atmatsidis Panagiotis GRE 1639 – 4

61 Sorcinelli Francesco ITA 2179 – 4

62 Eleftheriadis Themistoklis GRE 1200 – 4

63 Papasimakopoulos Alexandros GRE 1852 – 4

Kokkalis Haralabos GRE 1662 – 4

65 Kioutsoukos Dimitrios GRE 1578 – 4

66 Hrisostomidis Alkiviadis GRE 1771 – 4

67 Papasimakopoulos Vasilios GRE 1617 – 4

68 Karabinas Andreas GRE 1695 – 4

69 Doudoulakakis Ioannis GRE 1561 – 4

70 Van Der Giessen Ada Leona NED 1978 – 3.5

71 Mantzanas Konstantinos GRE 1495 – 3.5

72 Avgitidis Isaak GRE 1722 – 3.5

73 Prokopiou Ekaterini GRE 1510 – 3.5

74 Serefidou Despina GRE 1689 – 3.5

75 Petousis Konstantinos GRE 1696 – 3.5

76 Mitrou Andreas GRE 1565 – 3.5

77 Prokopiou Ioannis GRE 1524 – 3.5

78 Tetepoulidis Ioannis GRE 1590 – 3.5

79 Gill William D IRL 1699 – 3.5

80 Tsintsar Zoran GER 1969 – 3

81 Ignatiadis Marios GRE 1005 – 3

82 Giannoulakis Labros GRE 1533 – 3

83 Giannoutsos Panagiotis GRE 1915 – 3

84 Sakellaridis Grigorios GRE 1634 – 3

85 Alexiadis Hristos GRE 1495 – 3

86 Doudoulakakis Athanasios GRE 1424 – 3

87 Bitsios Ioannis GRE 1662 – 3

88 Nikolakis Nikolaos GRE 1495 – 3

89 Drakaki Anna-Maria GRE 1747 – 2.5

90 Vovas Georgios GRE 1781 – 2.5

91 Magkias Vasilios GRE 1759 – 2.5

92 Papadopoulos Panos GRE 1210 – 2.5

93 Mouratidis Giannis GRE 1440 – 2.5

94 Paterakis Emmanouil GRE 1334 – 2.5

95 Karavalasis Stilianos GRE 1520 – 2.5

96 Papaefstratiou Andreas GRE 1445 – 2

97 Mavropoulos Ioannis GRE 1000 – 2

98 Kourtesis Dimos GRE 1430 – 1.5

99 Sirkeli Fani GRE 1660 – 1.5

100 Amiridou Dimitra GRE 1678 – 1

101 Stamoulas Nikolaos GRE 1703 – 0.5

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