2nd place for Thessaloniki Chess Union at FTPA II PARIS 2018

The 2nd FTPA Youth Championship ended a few days ago .A successful organization under the supervision of  Ile de France International Chess Team & Ligue Ile de France des Echecs.


We are most pleased to participate in such an illustrious tournament and we are looking forward to next year !

Thessaloniki Chess Union finished shared first but eventually second on the tie-breaks .

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Six teams : Pathena Rotterdam Chess Team Netherlands , Ireland Youth Chess Team , Thessaloniki Chess Union, Murmansk Region Russia, Ile de France Chess Team, IDF Solenn Chess Team France,therefore 5 round robbin system .

The results of our club :

1ο Thessaloniki Chess Union -Murmansk Region 6.5-3.5

2o Ile de France Sollen- Thessaloniki Chess Union 2-8

3o Thessaloniki Chess Union-Ireland 7.5-2.5

4o Thessaloniki Chess Union-Pathena Rotterdam 7.5-2.5

5o Ile de France Chess Team -Thessaloniki Chess Union 5.5-4.5

We did win the first derby vs the strong Rusian team  but at the very end  the elite French team managed to snatch a precious victory thus claiming the first place at the tie-breaks by just an extra point !