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Grandmasters Prohaszka and Smerdon lead 38th Ikaros Festival 2015 – Photo report

IkariaThe 38th International Chess Tournament “Ikaros” 2015, which completes 38 consecutive years of presence among the Greek and international chess events, commenced with the games of the first two rounds! Despite the current critical economic and social situation in Greece, the friends of the tournament proved their trust and their positive mood, with a total of 130 chess players from 13 countries (Albania, Australia – represented for the first time in Ikaros that can now boast that it has hosted chess players from 5 continents! -, Belgium, Denmark, USA, Spain, Italy, Hungary, Serbia, Ukraine, Sweden, Czech Republic and of course Greece) participating in the two groups of the tournament.

For those who cannot be at Ikaria to enjoy the beauties of the island and follow the games that are hosted in the spacey Sports Center of Aghios Kirykos, the first eight games of each round are transmitted live through skaki.gr and are also re-transmitted by chessdom.com and argedrez.com (especially suitable for smartphones).

Grandmasters Peter Prohaszka of Hungary and David Smerdon of Australia lead with perfect 4/4 score. You can see the full standings after round 4 and enjoy the photo report below.

Tournament websiteStandings and statisticsLIVE games with analysis/ Round 1 photo report/ Round 2 photo report

View of the playing venue of the 38th Ikaros International Chess Tournament 2015

View of the playing venue of the 38th Ikaros International Chess Tournament 2015

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Standings after 4 rounds:

1 GM Prohaszka Peter HUN 2586 4
2 GM Smerdon David C AUS 2523 4
3 Galopoulos Nikolaos GRE 2353 3,5
4 FM Robulj Nenad SRB 2307 3,5
5 IM Stankovic Milos SRB 2428 3,5
6 IM Nadj Hedjesi Balind SRB 2410 3,5
7 GM Velicka Petr CZE 2397 3,5
8 Petersen Soren Boeck DEN 2247 3
9 Zygouris Hristos GRE 2193 3
10 IM Pastircak Milan CZE 2374 3
11 IM Pezelj Novak SRB 2466 3
12 IM Karagiannis Athanasios GRE 2215 3
13 Sarantos Vasileios GRE 2241 3
14 Tetepoulidis Ioannis GRE 1863 3
15 WFM Urosevic Marija SRB 2047 3
16 FM De Wachter Matthias BEL 2268 3
17 Koukoufikis Alexandros GRE 2216 3
18 FM Simeonidis Ioannis GRE 2282 3
19 Danchenko Dimitrios UKR 2038 3
20 IM Skalkotas Nikolaos GRE 2212 2,5
21 WIM Pavlidou Ekaterini GRE 2204 2,5
22 Mouroutis Konstantinos GRE 2157 2,5
23 Ornithopoulos Nikolaos GRE 1935 2,5
24 FM Pountzas Hrisanthos GRE 2119 2,5
25 Makka Evanthia GRE 2133 2,5
26 Delithanasis Dimitrios GRE 2127 2,5
27 Theodorakopoulos Georgios GRE 2127 2,5
28 Laspas Panagiotis GRE 1851 2,5
29 Teskos Georgios GRE 1712 2,5
30 De Coninck Rafael BEL 2172 2,5
31 Kesaris Evangelos GRE 1879 2,5
32 FM Gazis Efstathios GRE 2198 2,5
33 Papakostas Vasilis GRE 1540 2,5
34 Triantos Konstantinos GRE 1649 2,5
35 Verduyn Philippe BEL 2199 2,5
36 Nikoleris Evangelos GRE 1898 2,5
37 Kesoglou Konstantinos GRE 2009 2
38 Vazelakis Dimitrios GRE 1969 2
39 Mangelschots Peter BEL 2071 2
40 Kontis Michail GRE 1666 2
41 Anagnostopoulos Ioannis GRE 1949 2
42 Kazantzidis Ilias GRE 2115 2
43 Kapagiannidis Konstantinos GRE 1712 2
44 Moula Zoi GRE 1688 2
45 Nassetti Francesco ITA 1883 2
46 Vasilakopoulos Georgios GRE 1535 2
47 Lazaridis Stavros GRE 2063 2
48 Parmet Daniel Edward USA 1861 2
49 Mitsis Georgios GRE 1963 2
50 Stergiou Georgios GRE 1831 2
51 Gialias Hristos GRE 1660 2
52 Pavlidis Pavlos GRE 1882 2
53 Morote Patrick BEL 1760 2
54 Kiriazis Dimitrios GRE 1687 2
55 Lemoni Maria – Ioanna GRE 1594 2
56 Arvanitakis Panagiotis GRE 1555 2
57 Sgouros Apostolos GRE 1997 2
58 Iatros Aristidis GRE 1588 2
59 Stoumbou Eleni GRE 1834 1,5
60 Lykouriotis Pantelis GRE 1970 1,5
61 Sarakenidis Nikolaos GRE 1907 1,5
62 Papadoulis Georgios GRE 1739 1,5
63 Halioris Stefanos-Anthimos GRE 1585 1,5
64 Diatsintos Apostolos GRE 1748 1,5
65 Moraitis Nikolaos GRE 1774 1,5
66 Tsirigkanos Athanasios GRE 1880 1,5
67 Kontokanis Andreas GRE 1559 1,5
68 Serdaris Georgios GRE 1667 1,5
69 Bergara Ede Josu ESP 1859 1,5
70 Kazaglis Dimitrios-Stefanos GRE 1675 1,5
71 Libertou Mirsini GRE 1569 1,5
72 Kabanis Nikolaos GRE 1621 1,5
73 Mores Konstantinos GRE 1533 1,5
74 Kouros Ahileas GRE 1618 1,5
75 Batsi Lida GRE 1404 1,5
76 Delloudis Georgios GRE 1704 1
77 Xenakis Georgios GRE 1663 1
78 Frosinos Ioannis GRE 1642 1
79 Mitsakos Achilleas GRE 1593 1
80 Adamis Petros GRE 1660 1
81 Georgitsi Antigoni GRE 1398 1
82 Stergiou Alexandros GRE 1675 1
83 Koukoufikis Ioannis GRE 1603 1
84 Koutsidi Amalia GRE 1608 1
85 Efkarpidis Stylianos GRE 1410 1
86 Aivaliotis Christos GRE 1514 1
87 Polidoropoulou Eytyhia GRE 1490 1
88 Pissias Alexandros GRE 1520 0,5
89 Ymenaiou Pothiti GRE 1842 0,5
90 Diamantakos Ioannis GRE 1614 0,5
91 Diatsintos Ilias GRE 1562 0,5
92 Koukoufiki Stefania GRE 1698 0,5
93 Tsirigkanos Hristos GRE 1563 0
94 Gourgari Marianna GRE 1667 0

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