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Georgios Mitsis and Marina Makropoulou win Greek Chess Championships 2022

The 2022 Greek Chess Championships took place in Athens from 3-11 December. The Open event was played as a 10-player round-robin tournament and the Women’s event was an 11-player round-robin, with a time control of 90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game, with a 30-second increment from move 1.

Georgios Mitsis convincingly won the 71st edition of the Gree Chess Championship scoring 7/9 points. He was a point and a half ahead of the runner-ups FM Nikolaos Koutlas and GM Spyridon Skembris. The 20-year-old won his maiden Greek Champion title with a round to spare.

WGM Marina Makropoulou won the Women’s event thanks to the first-round victory against Antonia Christodoulaki. The two players scored 7 points, each, to tie for the top. The first tie-break criteria was a direct encounter, and WGM Marina Makropoulou won the decisive game. Aged 62, Marina Makropoulou clinched her ninth national title in Greece and broke two records: the number of women’s champions titles and the oldest woman to win the national championship in Greece. Scroll down for final rankings

Photo: Ioannis Makropoulos

Final rankings – 71st Greek Chess Championship:

1 Mitsis, Georgios (2365)7
2 FM Koutlas, Nikolaos (2267)
3 GM Skembris, Spyridon (2381)
4 IM Alexakis, Dimitris (2486)5
5 FM Trimitzios, Petros (2358)5
6 FM Markidis, Konstantinos (2290)
7 FM Alexiadis, Hristos (2342)
8 IM Moutousis, Konstantinos (2392)
9 Naoum, Spyridon (2352)3
10 Marinakis, Hristos (2118)


Final rankings – 44th Greek Women’s Chess Championship:

1 WGM Makropoulou, Marina (2130)7
2 Christodoulaki, Antonia (2063)7
3 Mihailidou, Magdalini (1815)6
4 WFM Makka, Evanthia (2008)
5 WIM Makka, Ioulia (1952)
6 Androni, Konstantina (1964)5
7 Gkoutzouki, Aikaterini Argyro (1618)5
8 Drakaki, Anna-Maria (1956)5
9 Deli, Eleanna Ratzvika (1718)
10 Amiridou, Dimitra (1871)3
11 Kiousi, Panagiota (1818)

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