FTPA YOUTH CHESS TOURNAMENT PARIS 31/3-2/4 2018

On Fiday 30th of March, Thessaloniki’s Chess Union will depart to Paris ,France to participate in the 2nd FTPA Youth Chess Tournament ! Organized by the Federation of Paris for the second consecutive year, six teams from all across Europe will participate consisting 10players , two players U20, two U18, two U16,two U14 and two U12

At the amazing playing hall

http://www.leparisien.fr/asnieres-sur-seine-92600/le-chateau-d-asnieres-future-piece-maitresse-des-echecs-francais-18-09-2017-7269708.php

Thessaloniki’s team will face on the 1st round the Russian team of Murmansk

Thessaloniki ‘s team composition:

1.Kalogeris I

2.Ballas A

3.Vlachos A

4.Pramateftaki L

5.Spyropoulos N

6.Tzovanis A

7.Kazakos M

8.Tsarsitalidis K

9Kalogridis A

10.Tsarsitalidis H

Captain: GM Mastrovasilis A

Special thanks to the Federation of Paris and Mr Vlachos for his enthousiastic support !

CANDIDATES BERLIN 2018

Candidates tourn is ready to lift off ! 8 players fighting for the right to claim the crown of the World Champion ,exciting games to follow !

Berlin is the host city of the prestigious tournament .

Official site :

https://worldchess.com/berlin/

FIDE Candidates 2018 Berlin GER (GER), 10-28 iii 2018

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Round 1 (March 10, 2018)

Kramnik, Vladimir

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Karjakin, Sergey

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Aronian, Levon

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3 rusians, 2 usa, 1 armenian,1 chinese, 1 azeri =8 total players

According to their perf of 2017 , favorites appear  to be Aronian& Mamedyarov, still all players are capable of winning the tourn ! So no clear predictions can be done !

GM Mastrovasilis A

1st ΙΜ Norm for Vlachos Anatole

3e Open International de Noisiel Paris 2/2018

The 3rd Chess Open Noisiel finished with flying colours for the 16year old Vlachos Anatole ,player of ESTH , who scored his 1st IM Norm ! We wish him all the very best and becoming soon IM !

You can find more details of the tourn at the :
http://www.echecs.asso.fr/Resultats.aspx?URL=Tournois/Id/42456/42456&Action=Ga

FIDE WORLD CUP ARONIAN IS THE WINNER !

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 .

Georgiadis N -Leko Biel 2017

GM Georgiadis Nico shines at Biel

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 !

http://beta.bielchessfestival.ch/Tournaments/Closed-Tournaments/Grandmaster-Tournament.html

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