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Yet Another Young Champion: Greek Championships
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The Greek Championships for Men and Women took place in Igoumenitsa,Thesprotia (coastal city in northwestern Greece) from 1st to 9th of December. The tournaments were held in round robin format with 10 players. In men's section produced a sensational result with the youngster Ioannis Papadopoulos (19) won the event ahead of a field including the experienced grandmasters with 7.5/9. GM Hristos Banikas was second with 5.5 points while the top seed of the event GM Vasilios Kotronias gathered 5 points as Georgaidis and GM Athanasios Mastrovasilis did.

In women's section things went much more expetected and WIM Marina Makropolou won the national title with 6.5 points followed by WIM Ektarerini Fakhridiou with 6 points. The third place was shared by Maria Manelidou and WIM Vera Papadopolou. You can find the results below.
PGN Men         PGN Women




Pictures: Greek Chess Blog, TCF
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Final standings (men):

1. Ioannis Papadopoulos 2445 - 7.5/9
2. GM Hristos Banikas 2591 - 5.5
3. GM Vasilios Kotronias 2614 - 5.0
4. Ioannis Georgiadis 2377 - 5.0
5. GM Athanasios Mastrovasilis 2529 - 5.0
6. GM Ioannis Nikolaidis 2525 - 4.5
7. Nikolaos Galopoulos 2172 - 4.0
8. IM Nikolaos Gavrilakis 2437 - 3.5
9. GM Spyridon Skembris 2463 - 2.5
10. FM Antonios Hadzimanolis 2329 - 2.5

Final standings (women):

1. WIM Marina Makropoulou 2243 - 6.5/9
2. WIM Ekaterini Fakhiridou 2270 - 6.0
3. Maria Manelidou 1933 - 5.5
4. WIM Vera Papadopoulou 2218 - 5.5
5. WIM Ioulia Makka 2191 - 5.0
6. Georgia Grapsa 2106 - 4.5
7. Yvonni Manolaraki 2088 - 3.5
8. Haritomeni Markantonaki 2161 - 3.5
9. Fotini Pambalou 2164 - 2.5
10. Ekaterini Pavlidou 2003 - 2.5

 
 MedChess 2009