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EYROPEAN WOMEN CHAMPIONSHIP 2018

European champion for the third time Valentina Gunina ( RUS) 9/11 !

2nd place for Dagnidze Nana (GEO) 8/11

3rd place Ushenina Anna(UKR) 8/11

The Greek players did not fair well in this event :

Tsolakidou S  6/11 (54th)

Pavlidou K 4.5/11 (113th)

Makka I 4.5/11   (118th)

http://chess-results.com/tnr338143.aspx?lan=1&art=1&rd=11&fedb=GER&turdet=YES&flag=30

Missed chance for Stavroula on the 9th round !

ΠΑΝΕΛΛΗΝΙΑ ΣΧΟΛΙΚΑ ΑΘΗΝΑ 2018

ΠΑΝΕΛΛΗΝΙΑ ΣΧΟΛΙΚΑ ΑΘΗΝΑ 2018

Σημαντικές επιτυχίες για τους αθλητές μας στα Πανελλήνια Σχολικά που ολοκληρώθηκαν πριν από λίγες μέρες στην Αθήνα ! Θέση στο podium κατέκτησαν οι :

Στη ΣΤ’ Δημοτικού Χρυσό ο Στοϊμενίδης Δημήτρης , αθλητής της Ε.Σ.Θ

και 4ος ο Κούτλας Νικόλας ,αθλητής της Ε.Σ.Θ

Στη Β’ Δημοτικού Χάλκινο ο Σκόδρας Κωστής ,αθλητής της Ε.Σ.Κ

ο οποίος είχε κερδίσει το Χρυσό στη Προκριματική φάση της Ένωσης μας.

Στα Προκριματικά της Ένωσης Θεσ/νικης& Χαλκιδικής είχαμε :

1ος Γ’ Γυμνασίου Τζοβάνης Αναστάσιος (Ε.Σ.Κ)

3η Β’ Γυμνασίου Πάσογλου Νικολέτα (Ε.Σ.Θ)

2η ΣΤ’ Δημοτικού Τζοβάνη Δήμητρα (Ε.Σ.Θ)

2η Ε’ Δημοτικού Τερζίδη Ναταλία (Ε.Σ.Κ)

2ος Β’Δημοτικού Γερασόπουλος Νίκος (Ε.Σ.Κ)

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.

http://idf-echecs.com/pages/

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 .

you can find many excellent photos at the link :

https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipOvYw8bkXhyXhiZDZ8EKdFSBLK2PaG9O32_VZd85JERxfmUA2fvtvGj71I7gMezbA?key=VTYxNUxZYUtPQ1pMc0pGS1FJVUttSmNmb0Y1dm9R

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 !

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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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