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Chess Legends at the 2012 World Seniors Chess Championship (Updated)

The World Senior Chess Championships 2012 will be held in the 5-star Galini Wellness Spa & Resort Hotel in Kamena Vourla, Greece from 12 November (arrivals) to 25 November (departures).

The games will take place in the Congress Center of Galini Wellness Spa & Resort Hotel, the largest and most complete spa resort in Greece!

Galini Wellness Spa is internationally renowned for its thermal springs and their therapeutic qualities, combining the freshness of the mountain and the breeze of the sea.

Many legends of Chess will participate in this year’s World Seniors Chess Championship, scroll down for the full list of participants

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Galini Wellness Spa & Resort Hotel

Galini Wellness Spa & Resort Hotel

Close to Athens (190 km to the north), it nestles in a valley of eucalyptus trees, an ideal starting point for extensive walking and tours, for trips to the nearby ski center of Parnassos mountain or for excursions to the Meteora monasteries, Delphi, Thermopiles and many other points of archeological interest.

The total prize fund of the World Senior Championship is 15.000 euros and the event is open to all players representing FIDE national chess federations, regardless of their title or rating, provided that the men participants are born in 1952 or before and that the women participants are born in 1962 or before.

Galini Wellness Spa & Resort Hotel

Galini Wellness Spa & Resort Hotel

Two months before the start of the games, the number of participants is already rising. Among the players will be the following names:

OPEN SECTION:
1. GM Vaisser Anatoly FRA 2540
2. GM Sveshnikov Evgeny LAT 2520
3. GM Rashkovsky Nukhim N RUS 2515
4. GM Timoscenko Gennadij SVK 2490
5. GM Vasiukov Evgeni RUS 2469
6. IM Sharif Mehrshad FRA 2462
7. GM Balashov Yuri S RUS 2455
8. GM Jansa Vlastimil CZE 2451
9. GM Kupreichik Viktor BLR 2443
10. GM Okhotnik Vladimir FRA 2433
11. IM Fradkin Boris RUS 2426
12. GM Cebalo Miso CRO 2416
13. IM Shvedchikov Anatoli I. RUS 2407
14. GM Pushkov Nikolai RUS 2404
15. IM Van Riemsdijk Herman C. BRA 2388
16. IM Kakageldyev Amanmurad TKM 2375
17. GM Rantanen Yrjo A. FIN 2356
18. IM Pritchett Craig SCO 2348
19. IM Stepovoj Vladimir RUS 2346
20. FM Sorensen Bent DEN 2310
21. IM Filipenko Alexander V RUS 2308
22. FM Temirov Muhtar TKM 2306
23. FM Malmdin Nils-Ake SWE 2299
24. IM Piasetski Leon CAN 2298
25. Gutkin Boris ISR 2289
26. FM Giulian Philip M SCO 2269
27. Kolbak Jens DEN 2251
28. FM Kunz Konstantin GER 2247
29. FM Hohler Peter SUI 2219
30. Acers Jude USA 2214
31. FM Artyushikhin Valentin RUS 2208
32. El Gheiadi I. LBA 2208
33. Nukin Tolegen KAZ 2203
34. FM Markovic Lazar BIH 2197
35. IM Zakharchenko Arnold UKR 2194
36. IM Archangelsky Mikhail RUS 2192
37. Kierzek, Matthias, Dr. GER 2191
38. Khroulkov German RUS 2191
39. IM Skalkotas Nikolaos GRE 2177
40. Dekan Hans GER 2169
41. FM Valenti Giuseppe ITA 2162
42. Dogantug Ahmet Ismail TUR 2143
43. Rakhimberdiyev Atalyk KAZ 2133
44. FM Zhelesny Stanislav RUS 2127
45. Batakovs Olegs LAT 2123
46. Meizlin Yaacov ISR 2122
47. Beltz Robert GER 2105
48. Baeta Marcio Netto BRA 2101
49. White Alastair F SCO 2096
50. Blaushtain Boris ISR 2092
51. Balaskas Panayotis GRE 2090
52. Nielsen Poul Erik DEN 2079
53. FM Tsomis Dimitrios GRE 2077
54. FM Kulago Alexander RUS 2075
55. Staub Gerhard GER 2074
56. De Andres Gonalons Fernando ESP 2072
57. Barboza Mauro URU 2063
58. Annaniyazov Shaniyaz TKM 2062
59. Doubleday William G. CAN 2057
60. Kaloskambis Mihail GRE 2053
61. IM Chubar Vladimir UKR 2052
62. Yuksel Mustafa TUR 2052
63. Borwell Alan P SCO 2038
64. Davydov Mihail GER 2034
65. Mckerracher Douglas SCO 2034
66. Schneider Alexander GER 2031
67. Benson Lachlan AUS 2021
68. Guaglianone Mario ITA 2017
69. Krstic Slobodan AUS 2004
70. Andreas Guenter GER 1995
71. Morriss Pete IRL 1982
72. Baumgarten Werner GER 1981
73. Zybura Andre CAN 1977
74. IM Elfert Aleksandr V. RUS 1976
75. Belokopyt Boris RUS 1962
76. Plevris Konstantinos GRE 1956
77. Voon Richard AUS 1949
78. Choong Mark SIN 1948
79. Patola Eero FIN 1947
80. Sokolov Yury RUS 1946
81. Maman Emanuel ISR 1941
82. Masich Vladimir RUS 1938
83. Zharokov Biket KAZ 1934
84. Lujic Simo SRB 1927
85. Pihlajamaki Antti FIN 1926
86. Sevenyuk Alexey BLR 1921
87. Alavi Mir Mahmood IRI 1918
88. Urbanc Vinko SLO 1916
89. Fereday Andrew RSA 1915
90. Filzmaier Bruno AUT 1903
91. Finlay Ian CAN 1902
92. Haupt Joachim GER 1864
93. Strohbusch Frank Dr. GER 1864
94. Parham Bernard USA 1859
95. Prammer Franz AUT 1859
96. Rave Avraham ISR 1838
97. Scholtyssek Werner GER 1828
98. Cooper Nigel NZL 1761
99. Nielsen Peter DEN 1760
100. Rahmani Behrouz IRI 1727
101. Ferreira Alexander BRA 1708
102. Keze Arnis RUS 1704
103. Lachat Martin SUI 1684
104. Altykenov Toleugali KAZ 1589
105. Abedi Houshang IRI 0
106. Bornand Herbert SUI 0
107. Glyjov Silap TKM 0
108. Homouda Mohamed Elhabib LBA 0
109. Maheux Pierre CAN 0
110. Tsalicoglou Jacque RSA 0
111. Vagapov Edyard RUS 0

WOMEN SECTION:
1. GM Gaprindashvili Nona GEO 2350
2. WGM Strutinskaya Galina N RUS 2312
3. WGM Saunina Ludmila RUS 2274
4. WGM Fatalibekova Elena RUS 2260
5. WIM Miednikova Swietlana RUS 2196
6. WIM Melashvili Nino GEO 2161
7. WFM Ankudinova Yelena KAZ 2147
8. WGM Khmiadashvili Tamar GEO 2133
9. WIM Titorenko Natalia I RUS 2124
10. WFM Bogumil Tatiana RUS 2103
11. WIM Beltz Martina GER 2097
12. WFM Kierzek Mira MKD 2018
13. WFM Beliaeva Natalia RUS 2009
14. WFM Khropova Larisa RUS 1981
15. Abdikasova Panu KAZ 1981
16. Kabanova Irina RUS 1965
17. Tsygankova Enni UZB 1843
18. Korneeva Tamara RUS 1793
19. Savostina Larisa RUS 1620

It is also interesting to note that IM Leon Piasetski has participated back in 1971 in the World Junior Championship in Greece and now, 41 years later, he plays in the World Senior Championship again in Greece!

The registrations are still open by the confirmation of rooms availability by the Organizing Committee. More details can be found in the official website http://www.worldseniors2012.org or by contacting IO Nikos Kalesis: tel. (+30) 6938326161, fax: (+30) 2641500112 or by email: worldseniors2012@gmail.com

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