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1st Colossus Chess Cup to take place in Rhodes

RhodesThe 1st International Tournament “Colossus Chess Cup of Rhodes 2015″ is scheduled to take place from September 1-9, at the luxurious Amathus Hotel & SPA*****, in Rhodes, Greece.

The event is organized by Organizing Committee of Rhodes Chess Club “Knight”, in collaboration with Decentralized Administration of South Aegean Region and Municipality of Rhodes in a 9-round Swiss FIDE format.

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The festival is split into two main tournaments:
- Open A – for players with FIDE rating over 1700
- Open B – for players with FIDE rating below 1800 or without any FIDE rating at all
Those players with Elo 1700 – 1800 can choose in which group to play. The organizer reserves the right to merge the two groups, depending on the number of participants.

Each player will have the right to take time off (skip a match and win ½ points)twice during the tournament and before the 7th round. The decision to take time off should be stated to the chief arbiter before the start of the next round. After the 7th round there is no time off.

Cash prizes in Open A:  2,500 €/ 1,000 €/ 500 € + Female prizes: 400 €/ 200 €/ 100 € + Best player < 2100: 500 €
Cash prizes in Open B: 500 €/ 300 €/ 100 € + Best female: 100 €
There will be additional non-cash prizes that will be announced during the period of the games.

In addition, there will be two morning excursions to archaeological sites and attractions (old town – Knights Castle). These will be posted with additional notice.

Contacts:
Ms. Papadakis Stavroulaand
Tel.: 22410 35502, 16:00 to 20:00
Email (Chess Club “Knight”): cc.ippotis@gmail.com

About Rhodes:
The island of Rhodes is located at the crossroads of two major sea routes of the Mediterranean between the Aegean Sea and the coast of the Middle East such as Cyprus and Egypt. The meeting point of three continents, it has known many civilizations.Throughout its long history the different people who settled on Rhodes left their mark on all sides of the island’s culture: art, language, architecture. Its strategic position brought to the island great wealth and made the city of Rhodes one of the leading cities of ancient Greece.

Rhodes is the largest island of the Dodecanese. Its capital city is located on the northern tip, is the capital of the Prefecture with the center of the medieval town. In 1988 the Medieval Town was designated as a World Heritage City. The medieval city is a mixture of different architectures belonging to various historic periods with a dominant period of residence on the island of the Order of the Knights of St. John and that of the Ottomans. Today, it is a living part of modern city which developed commercial, tourist and recreational activities and includes residential areas.

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Preliminary list of players:

1 GM Postny Evgeny 2804344 ISR 2642
2 GM Lenic Luka 14603853 SLO 2639
3 GM Bachmann Axel 3700488 PAR 2633
4 GM Cornette Matthieu 620084 FRA 2582
5 GM Stopa Jacek 1119591 POL 2541
6 GM Antal Gergely 717312 HUN 2512
7 GM Arnason Jon L 2300036 ISL 2499
8 IM Schroeder Jan-Christian 24662259 GER 2461
9 IM Carlstedt Jonathan 24614386 GER 2460
10 Kollars Dmitrij 12909572 GER 2437
11 Sandalakis Angelos 4207645 GRE 2403
12 IM Daulyte Deimante 12802859 LTU 2369 w
13 FM Kuznecov Mikhail 4189159 RUS 2367
14 GM Yrjola Jouni 500011 FIN 2357
15 IM Ibrahim Hatim 10601201 EGY 2333
16 FM Lauridsen Jesper Morch 1401890 DEN 2316
17 WGM Mamedjarova Turkan 13402005 AZE 2286 w
18 FM Seyb Dieter 4603346 GER 2280
19 FM Gogolis Alexandros 4202066 GRE 2253
20 WGM Mamedjarova Zeinab 13401521 AZE 2250 w
21 Darmarakis Mihail 4203720 GRE 2212
22 Ilandzis Spyridon 4200276 GRE 2168
23 CM Schmitz Andreas Arnold 4609875 GER 2090
24 Avagianos Simeon 4208455 GRE 2038
25 Sandalakis Nikolaos 4222890 GRE 2024
26 Danko Jiri 323845 CZE 1996
27 Lupulescu Adrian-Calin 1213911 ROU 1976
28 Uqba Mohamad Rashed Shbaita 11501812 PLE 1971
29 WFM Schmitz Manuela 4626001 GER 1929 w
30 Zielinski Olgierd 1132776 POL 1900
31 Fischer Gerd 4679580 GER 1895
32 Karaboikis Spiridon 4296346 GRE 1877
33 Schweighofer Josef 1639498 AUT 1876
34 Laspas Panagiotis 4243102 GRE 1851
35 Petersons Ojars 11607769 LAT 1783
36 Georgiou Andreas 5900360 CYP 1780
37 Demeridis Nikolaos 4215508 GRE 1773
38 WFM Walta Paivi 504513 FIN 1740 w
39 Kellner Nikolaus 1642065 AUT 1654
40 Michelakis Evaggelos 4237269 GRE 1632
41 Perrakis Polychronis 4252942 GRE 1609
42 Lampsas Georgios 4252683 GRE 1597
43 Hadjinicolaou Pigasios 5900395 CYP 1562
44 Apostolakis Ioannis 4272501 GRE 1554
45 Rousos Stamatios 4277007 GRE 1548
46 Hadjinicolaou Andreas 5901103 CYP 1372
47 Laspas Antonios 4264606 GRE 1359
48 Kalpakidis Konstantinos 25819585 GRE 1220
49 Kalpakidis Daniel Kyriakos 25830988 GRE 1118

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