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Ikaros 2015: At the half of its flight!

Ikaros 2014

38th International Chess Tournament “Ikaros” 2015: After the tiring double round on Monday, where the favorites prevailed in most of the games among the leading players, the 5th round seemed to be “the round of the draws” since at the 8 top games there were 7 draws! The only exception was the game between the two highest ranked players of the tournament, the Australian GM David Smerdon and the Hungarian GM Peter Prohaszka that was won by the later. So the Hungarian GM (who was the winner of Ikaros in 2012 and 2014) remained as the sole and unbeaten leader of the field with 5/5 followed by a large group of players with 4 points.

The fight is also interesting in Group B, where after 5 rounds the leaders are Efthymios Kourouklis and the young Antonis Laspas with 4,5 points.

Tournament website/ LIVE games with analysisStandings and statistics

On Wednesday 14th of July also the annual solving contest took place with 9 solvers participating. The final ranking was:

1. Theodorakopoulos Georgios 45 p. (16’)
2. Kesoglou Konstantinos 45 p. (17’)
3. Kapagiannidis Konstantinos 45 p. (54’)
4. Kabanis Nikolaos 45 p. (59’)
5. Kourouklis Efthymios-Nektarios 42 p. (90’)
6. Diamantakos Sotirios 40 p. (17’)
7. Arvanitakis Panagiotis 39 p. (70’)
8. Kotsiopoulos Panagiotis 15 p. (43’)
9. Kotseroni Eleutheria 5 p. (51’)

See the problems here and the solutions here.

Tournament leader GM Peter Prohaszka

Tournament leader GM Peter Prohaszka

WIM Ekaterini Pavlidou

WIM Ekaterini Pavlidou

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Open A standings after 5 rounds:

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

Open B standings after 5 rounds:

1 Kourouklis Efthymios-Nektario GRE 1434 4,5
2 Laspas Antonios GRE 1359 4,5
3 Nomikos Kosmas GRE 1304 4
4 Karamitani Angela GRE 976 4
5 Diamantakos Sotirios GRE 1220 4
6 Georgitsi Sofia GRE 1323 3,5
7 Karatzanos Konstantinos GRE 1275 3,5
8 Varsami Ekaterini GRE 1253 3
9 Chatziioannidi Filippa GRE 1141 3
10 Poulos Stylianos GRE 1267 3
11 Serdaris Filipp SWE 1000 3
12 Alijia Jorgo GRE 0 3
13 Bekirai Juliano GRE 1246 3
14 Kazalas Christos GRE 0 3
15 Kasimati Ioli-Niki GRE 1234 3
16 Sarantou Angeliki GRE 0 3
17 Vaptismas Markos GRE 1224 3
18 Tsakagiannis Apostolos GRE 0 2,5
19 Doumpos Marios GRE 1174 2,5
20 Plakas Anastasios GRE 0 2,5
21 Kotsiopoulos Panagiotis GRE 897 2
22 Glaros Georgios GRE 0 2
23 Papakosta Danah GRE 0 2
24 Mantesi Ekaterini GRE 846 2
25 Tsakagiannis Kyriakos GRE 0 2
26 Bekirai Valedino GRE 0 2
27 Kefalos Isidoros GRE 972 2
28 Delloudis Vaitsis GRE 1421 1,5
29 Kalabogia Anastasia GRE 0 1,5
30 Serdaris Alexandros GRE 1000 1,5
31 Kefalou Maria-Hrysoyla GRE 1233 1,5
32 Frantzeskos Nektarios GRE 0 1
33 Brahimai Emelio GRE 0 1
34 Merai Savvina GRE 0 1
35 Rouzinos Gariflos GRE 0 1
36 Michos Michail GRE 0 1
37 Sarantou Ioanna GRE 1000 1
38 Siaka Angela GRE 1005 0,5
39 Diamantakou Aikaterini GRE 0 0
40 Mpratsis Stylianos GRE 0 0

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