FIDE’s WORLD CUP ended a few days ago in Tbilisi Georgia .
Grand winner is Armenian GM Aronian. In the big final he managed to defeat his Chinese rival , GM DING LIREN with score 4-2 ( 4 draws in the classical games and 2-0 in rapid games)
The Greek GM Mastrovasilis Dimitrios was disqualified from the event by GM Cheparinov Ivan (Bulgaria )
Score in the classical games 1,5-0,5 for the Bulgarian player .
Nico Georgiadis performed with flying colours at the prestigious 2017 Biel GM Tournament scoring 5/9
He narrowly lost the final game vs the World Woman Champion Hou Yifan , had he won though he would have finished on the 1st place !
Congratulations Nico and we wish you to keep up in such brilliant fashion !
Sotiris Malikentzos achieved his 3rd and final IM norm at the Open Paleochora tournament
Sotiris will be awarded the IM title at FIDE’s next rating list
Congratulations Sotiris and we wish you to become GM soon !
Georgiadis Nico managed to surpass the 2500 elo barrier by winning Kapnisis S at the F8 cup game thus achieving the most wanted GM title ! The win proved decisive for the outcome of the match since Thessaloniki’s club won Nikea by 2.5-1.5 and moved to the F4 phase where eventually finished 2nd .
We want to congratulate Nico on his success and wιsh him all the best for the years to come !
He will analyse two of his games, one vs Kapnisis and vs Caruana F ( GM 2807 ) number 3 at the World Fide ranking !