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Tamir Nabaty wins Kavala Open on tie-break

The 22nd Open International Tournament of Kavala was held on 6-13th August at the Foyer of Kavala Prefecture Amphitheatre in Kavala, Greece.

Israeli Champion Tamir Nabaty took the winner’s trophy despite the last round defeat at the hands of GM Alexandr Kharitonov. Six players who won their final games on the top tables caught up with Nabaty, but the Israeli sported the best tie-break score.

There were three playing groups in Kavala: Open A (for players rated over 1900), Open B (U2000 elo) and Open C (U1050 elo and U13 years of age). All groups were played over nine rounds of Swiss system.

Tamir Nabaty

GM Tamir Nabaty

Open A had 75 participants from 15 countries, including 12 Grandmasters.

Open B had 106 players. Athanasios Emmanouilidis (GRE 1828) was the clear winner with 7,5 points. All standings below.

The tournament was organized by the Kavala Chess Club and East Macedonia & Thrace Chess Union. The total prize fund was 8500 EUR. Top prizes were EUR 2000, 1200, 750, 500, 400 etc.

Kavala

Kavala

Group A final standings:

1 GM Nabaty Tamir ISR 2567 – 6.5
2 GM Vidit Santosh Gujrathi IND 2563 – 6.5
3 GM Kharitonov Alexandr RUS 2547 – 6.5
4 GM Mastrovasilis Dimitrios GRE 2595 – 6.5
5 GM Nevednichy Vladislav ROU 2573 – 6.5
6 WGM Batsiashvili Nino GEO 2412 – 6.5
7 GM Mastrovasilis Athanasios GRE 2541 – 6.5
8 GM Svetushkin Dmitry MDA 2608 – 6
9 IM Ankit R. Rajpara IND 2439 – 6
10 IM Pavlidis Antonios GRE 2467 – 6
11 GM Rychagov Andrey RUS 2544 – 6
12 Theodorou Nikolas GRE 2124 – 6
13 Galopoulos Nikolaos GRE 2354 – 5.5
14 IM Firat Burak TUR 2416 – 5.5
15 IM Ashwin Jayaram IND 2478 – 5.5
16 WGM Bulmaga Irina ROU 2410 – 5.5
17 Stathopoulos Ioannis GRE 2248 – 5.5
18 Yurtseven Melih TUR 2244 – 5.5
19 FM Ioannidis Evgenios GRE 2024 – 5.5
20 Kourousis Epaminondas GRE 2388 – 5.5
21 Papadimitriou Athanasios GRE 2240 – 5
22 Krishna C.R.G. IND 2339 – 5
23 IM Koepke Christian GER 2351 – 5
24 WGM Levushkina Elena GER 2315 – 5
25 Markidis Konstantinos GRE 2369 – 5
26 WGM Charkhalashvili Inga GEO 2353 – 5
27 IM Kanmazalp Ogulcan TUR 2400 – 5
28 FM Motuz Karol SVK 2330 – 5
29 Michelakos Panagiotis GRE 2157 – 5
30 Kiratzopoulos Efthimios GRE 2120 – 5
31 Kazakos Emmanouil GRE 2137 – 5
32 Pappelis Dimitrios GRE 2047 – 5
33 WFM Dimitrijevic Aleksandra BIH 2272 – 4.5
34 Filippas Sebastian GRE 2360 – 4.5
35 Sourgkounis Angelos GRE 1894 – 4.5
36 Phadke Sohan IND 2211 – 4.5
37 FM Vojtek Vladimir SVK 2298 – 4.5
38 Megalios Konstantinos GRE 2106 – 4.5
39 Ladopoulos Dimitrios GRE 2051 – 4.5
40 Hrisomalis Theodoros GRE 2051 – 4.5
41 Kostopoulos Evaggelos GRE 2139 – 4.5
42 Poulopoulos Ioannis GRE 2054 – 4.5
43 Papakonstantinou Dimitrios GRE 2141 – 4.5
44 Tsolakidou Stavroula GRE 1986 – 4
45 Alexiadis Hristos GRE 1917 – 4
46 Skoulakis Charalambos GRE 2026 – 4
47 CM Koksal Ege TUR 2236 – 4
48 Chakravarthi Y.V.K. IND 2084 – 4
49 WIM Fakhiridou Ekaterini GRE 2193 – 4
50 Panagiotopoulos Alexandros GRE 2166 – 4
51 Stamos Filippos GRE 2048 – 4
52 Aftsoglou Ioannis GRE 2090 – 4
53 Stefanov Evtim BUL 1957 – 4
54 Giannoulakis Labros GRE 1916 – 3.5
55 FM Bombek Peter SVK 2241 – 3.5
56 Tsiros Fragkiskos Vlasios GRE 1942 – 3.5
57 Koroglou Viktor GRE 2031 – 3.5
58 Godbole Atharva IND 1943 – 3.5
59 Vatkali Dimitra GRE 1960 – 3.5
60 FM Tsakiris Haralambos GRE 2148 – 3.5
61 Spirliadis Achileas GRE 2043 – 3.5
62 Drakopoulos Polihronis GRE 1939 – 3.5
63 Kalofonos Panayotis GRE 1908 – 3.5
64 Villegas Pierre MNC 2261 – 3
65 Stamoulas Nikos GRE 1873 – 3
66 Serefidou Despina GRE 1959 – 3
67 Drakaki Anna-Maria GRE 1932 – 3
68 Minas Ioannis GRE 2052 – 3
69 Rigopoulos-Tsigkos Alexandros GRE 2114 – 2.5
70 Soilemetzidis Konstantinos GRE 1932 – 2.5
71 Gimnopoulos Lazaros GRE 2078 – 2
72 Theodoulidis Theodoros GRE 2107 – 1.5
73 CM Bozinovic Boban AUT 2036 – 1.5
74 Hujo Jozef SVK 2050 – 1.5
75 IM Pein Malcolm ENG 2391 – 1.5

Group B final standings:

1. Emmanouilidis Athanasios GRE 1828 – 7.5
2. Zisiadis Dimitrios GRE 1800 – 7
3. Kral Klaudia SVK 1935 – 7
4. Gouderis Dimitrios GRE 1866 – 7
5. Tsekmes Dimitrios GRE 1825 – 7
6. Ballas Athanasios-Panagiotis GRE 1796 – 6.5
7. Apostolakakis Konstantinos GRE 1785 – 6.5
8. Papaikonomou Dimitris GRE 1746 – 6.5
9. Betsakos Konstantinos GRE 1559 – 6.5
10. Arvanitidis Efstratios GRE 1851 – 6.5
11. Tsiamis Rafail GRE 1568 – 6.5
12. Kokkalis Haralabos GRE 1748 – 6
13. Can Isik TUR 1683 – 6
14. Koutsidis Achilleas GRE 1758 – 6
15. Antoniadou Paraskevi GRE 1761 – 6
16. Apostolakakis Ioannis GRE 1867 – 6
17. Hatzihrisafis Dimos GRE 1840 – 5.5
18. Ganiaridis Panagiotis GRE 1766 – 5.5
19. Themelis Georgios GRE 1732 – 5.5
20. Moshou Alexia GRE 1633 – 5.5
21. Lemoni Maria – Ioanna GRE 1460 – 5.5
22. Giannopoulos Ioannis GRE 1727 – 5.5
23. Papadopoulos Zisis GRE 1496 – 5.5
24. Theoharidis Georgios GRE 1874 – 5.5
25. Lithoxoos Theodoros GRE 1707 – 5.5
26. Charpidou Anna GRE 1657 – 5.5
27. Nikolakis Panagiotis Marios GRE 1549 – 5.5
28. Merasedoglou Dimitrios – Nekt GRE 1553 – 5.5
29. Poulopoulou Ekaterini GRE 1502 – 5.5
30. Hristoforidis Vasilios GRE 1479 – 5.5
31. Asvestopoulou Evdokia GRE 1569 – 5
32. Auth Robert GER 1951 – 5
33. Ladopoulos Ioannis GRE 1558 – 5
34. Kotsalis Evagelos GRE 1614 – 5
35. Kralova Katarina SVK 1927 – 5
36. Deloudis Georgios GRE 1715 – 5
37. Androni Dimitra GRE 1572 – 5
38. Vakirtzi Afroditi GRE 1470 – 5
39. Hadolias Mihail GRE 1511 – 5
40. Valianos Gerasimos GRE 1651 – 4.5
41. Malgarinos Spiridon GRE 1660 – 4.5
42. Merasedoglou Nikolaos GRE 1586 – 4.5
43. Bakirtzis Triantafilos GRE 1591 – 4.5
44. Papadopoulos Mihail GRE 1709 – 4.5
45. Samaridis Konstantinos GRE 1445 – 4.5
46. Motuzova Marta SVK 1836 – 4.5
47. Bozanis Dimitrios GRE 1557 – 4.5
48. Pasoglou Ekaterini GRE 1604 – 4.5
49. Kasapis Nikolaos GRE 1715 – 4.5
50. Sidiropoulos Georgios Th. GRE 1447 – 4.5
51. Chrysafis Ioannis GRE 1570 – 4.5
52. Vyvyan Philippe FRA 1711 – 4.5
53. Sotiropoulos Theodoros GRE 1699 – 4.5
54. Douni Maria GRE 1537 – 4.5
55. Tsivelekidou Evgenia GRE 1379 – 4.5
56. Nikolaidis Athanasios GRE 1470 – 4.5
57. Giannoutsos Panagiotis GRE 1753 – 4.5
58. Hristoforidis Hristoforos G. GRE 1516 – 4.5
59. Shabanay Lefter ALB 1000 – 4.5
60. Topouzis Sotirios GRE 1472 – 4.5
61. Dimitriadis Iordanis GRE 1361 – 4.5
62. Kirlidis Elefterios GRE 1429 – 4
63. Tsakouridis Georgios GRE 1404 – 4
64. Goutioudis Zisis GRE 1469 – 4
65. Batsi Lida GRE 1392 – 4
66. Iliopoulou Eleni GRE 1402 – 4
67. Atmatzidis-Hatziris Konstanti GRE 1371 – 4
68. Dermentzis Efthimios GRE 1305 – 4
69. Stamatis Ioannis GRE 1278 – 4
70. Baroutis Alexandros GRE 1340 – 4
71. Tsirlis Panteleimon GRE 1252 – 4
72. Drakopoulos Kosmas GRE 1015 – 4
73. Kovitidis Triantafilos GRE 1005 – 3.5
74. Koutsidi Amalia GRE 1413 – 3.5
75. Koutsidis Konstantinos GRE 1321 – 3.5
76. Demelkas Ioannis GRE 1005 – 3.5
77. Tsakmakis Georgios 36679 GRE 1394 – 3.5
78. Oumoutidis Christos GRE 1010 – 3.5
79. Vlastaris Nikolaos GRE 1227 – 3.5
80. Varsamoudis Ioannis GRE 1573 – 3.5
81. Kokkalis Grigorios GRE 1229 – 3.5
82. Hrisomalli Martina GRE 1361 – 3.5
83. Theodoridis Spiridon GRE 1110 – 3.5
84. Minagias Dimitrios GRE 1082 – 3.5
85. Stamatis Vasilios GRE 1010 – 3.5
86. Mavromatidis Ioannis GRE 1721 – 3
87. Yildiz Mustafa TUR 1884 – 3
88. Kountas Haralambos GRE 1363 – 3
89. Karnachoritis Petros GRE 1377 – 3
90. Kiriakidis Sokratis GRE 1163 – 3
91. Kotsiou Kosntantinos GRE 1040 – 3
92. Ahparidis Dimitrios GRE 1010 – 3
93. Dermentzi Ekaterini GRE 1000 – 3
94. Mihailidou Magdalini GRE 1208 – 3
95. Kiriakidis Georgios GRE 1146 – 3
96. Homatidou Danai GRE 1000 – 3
97. Ter-Gevorkian Aram GRE 1967 – 2.5
98. Tsiboukelis Panagiotis GRE 1404 – 2.5
99. Trivella Maria GRE 1005 – 2.5
100. Tsirli Evaggelia GRE 1010 – 2.5
101. Tsakiri Marina GRE 1286 – 2.5
102. Chrysafis Konstantinos GRE 1000 – 2
103. Djordjevic Nevena SRB 1000 – 2
104. Can Alpin TUR 1290 – 2
105. Chrysafis Ioannis N GRE 1000 – 1
106. Hatziliadis Haralambos GRE 1000 – 0.5

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