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 !