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Abhijeet Gupta convincing winner of Kavala Open

The 21st Kavala International Open Tournament was held from 25th July to 1st August in Kavala, Greece. The tournament is organized by the Kavala Chess Club and East Macedonia & Thrace Chess Union.

The players were divided in three groups – Open A for those rated above 1900, Open B for the U2000 participants and Open C for U1050 and juniors born after 1.1.2000.

Indian champion Abhijeet Gupta convincingly won the Open A by collecting 7.5/9 points and leaving the nearest followers a full point behind. Gupta takes 2500 EUR from the total of 10.000 EUR prize fund.

Abhijeet Gupta

GM Abhijeet Gupta

Six players shared the 2nd place with 6.5 points each. Among them is the young Italian IM Alessio Valsecchi who assumed the 2nd place on tie-break.

Top placed woman is WGM Jolanta Zawadzka from Poland, while the top U16 and U18 finisher is Kavala’s FM Haralambos Tsakiris, the reigning World Amateur Champion. 79 players competed, full standings bellow.

The Open B had 109 participants. Georgios Harokopakis (GRE 1918) is the convincing winner with 8.5/9 points.

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Final standings:

1. GM Gupta Abhijeet IND 2627 – 7.5
2. IM Valsecchi Alessio ITA 2425 – 6.5
3. GM Sethuraman S P IND 2535 – 6.5
4. GM Damljanovic Branko SRB 2564 – 6.5
5. IM Azaladze Shota GEO 2484 – 6.5
6. IM Ashwin Jayaram IND 2476 – 6.5
7. GM Bosiocic Marin CRO 2570 – 6.5
8. GM Ganguly Surya Shekhar IND 2627 – 6
9. GM Petrosian Tigran L ARM 2661 – 6
10. GM Papaioannou Ioannis GRE 2597 – 6
11. GM Sanikidze Tornike GEO 2596 – 6
12. GM Mastrovasilis Dimitrios GRE 2616 – 6
13. GM Jankovic Alojzije CRO 2543 – 6
14. GM Marjanovic Slavoljub SRB 2466 – 6
15. GM Antic Dejan SRB 2506 – 6
16. IM Pavlidis Antonios GRE 2462 – 5.5
17. GM Volkov Sergey RUS 2594 – 5.5
18. Markidis Konstantinos GRE 2291 – 5.5
19. Kerigan Demre TUR 2205 – 5.5
20. GM Neelotpal Das IND 2456 – 5.5
21. Galopoulos Nikolaos GRE 2406 – 5.5
22. IM Maghalashvili Davit GEO 2472 – 5
23. Kourousis Epaminondas GRE 2324 – 5
24. IM Nitin S IND 2417 – 5
25. IM Saric Sinisa SRB 2462 – 5
26. FM Malikentzos Sotirios GRE 2324 – 5
27. WGM Zawadzka Jolanta POL 2359 – 5
28. IM Akshayraj Kore IND 2454 – 5
29. Kanakaris Georgios GRE 2276 – 5
30. FM Tsakiris Haralambos GRE 2200 – 5
31. Iskos Alexandros GRE 2107 – 5
32. Michelakos Panagiotis GRE 2168 – 5
33. Filippas Sebastian GRE 2263 – 5
34. Ketzetzis Georgios GRE 2165 – 5
35. Megalios Konstantinos GRE 2073 – 4.5
36. Navalgund Niranjan IND 2130 – 4.5
37. Stany G A IND 2393 – 4.5
38. Stamos Filippos GRE 1966 – 4.5
39. Papakonstantinou Dimitrios GRE 2117 – 4.5
40. FM Sigalas Frangiskos GRE 2227 – 4.5
41. WGM Stojanovic Andjelija SRB 2290 – 4.5
42. Nikolaou Georgios GRE 2259 – 4.5
43. WIM Fakhiridou Ekaterini GRE 2196 – 4.5
44. Liodakis Konstantinos-Spyros GRE 2097 – 4.5
45. Poulopoulos Ioannis GRE 2016 – 4.5
46. Sidiropoulos Nikolaos (1976) GRE 2058 – 4
47. Ladopoulos Dimitrios GRE 2010 – 4
48. WFM Khazhomia Salome GEO 2125 – 4
49. Andrejic Vladica SRB 2182 – 4
50. FM Lasinskas Povilas LTU 2153 – 4
51. Koroglou Viktor GRE 2021 – 4
52. FM Ioannidis Evgenios GRE 1912 – 4
53. Tsolakidou Stavroula GRE 1849 – 4
54. Skoulakis Charalambos GRE 2063 – 4
55. Terzidaki Alexandra GRE 1960 – 4
56. Stathopoulos Ioannis GRE 2181 – 4
57. Dorfanis Ilarion GRE 2239 – 3.5
58. Spirliadis Achileas GRE 2120 – 3.5
59. FM Gogolis Alexandros GRE 2264 – 3.5
60. Poulidis Stefanos GRE 1935 – 3.5
61. Hrisomalis Theodoros GRE 2096 – 3.5
62. WGM Nadig Kruttika IND 2206 – 3.5
63. Rigopoulos-Tsigkos Alexandros GRE 2093 – 3.5
64. Konstantelias Konstantinos GRE 2012 – 3.5
65. Sidiropoulos Nikolaos GRE 1940 – 3.5
66. WIM Djukic Sandra SRB 2166 – 3
67. Grapsa Georgia GRE 2044 – 3
68. IM Ilic Zoran S SRB 2344 – 3
69. Aftsoglou Ioannis GRE 2154 – 3
70. Vatkali Dimitra GRE 1940 – 3
71. Manelidou Maria GRE 2054 – 3
72. Galanos Dimitrios GRE 1994 – 3
73. Serefidou Despina GRE 1856 – 3
74. FM Nikolaidis Konstantinos GRE 2279 – 2.5
75. Kaforos Dimitrios-Alkis GRE 2228 – 2.5
76. Makka Evanthia GRE 2088 – 2
77. FM Galopoulos Panagiotis GRE 2148 – 2
78. Katic Goran SRB 1989 – 2
79. Barrenechea Bahamonde Gustavo ESP 2261 – 0.5

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