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Greek Chess Federation confirms National Teams for 44th Chess Olympiad

The Greek Chess Federation Board met on Saturday, 4th of June, and among decisions related to the work of the Federation, confirmed the composition of National Teams for the upcoming 44th Chess Olympiad 2022. During the same meeting, the Board announced support of Makroupoulos’s candidacy for the position of FIDE Vice President.

Greek Team (Open section):

  1. GM Ioannis Papaioannou (2634)
  2. GM Hristos Banikas (2598)
  3. GM Nikolas Theodorou (2567)
  4. GM Dimitrios Mastrovasilis (2613)
  5. GM Athanasios Mastrovasilis (2539)

Five grandmasters with an average rating of 2590,2 will be led by GM Giannis Nikolaidis – the captain of the Open team.

Greek Open Team at European Team Chess Championship 2021

Greek Team (Women’s Section):

  1. IM Stavroula Tsolakidou (2358)
  2. FM Anastasia Avramidou (2274)
  3. WIM Katerina Pavlidou (2146)
  4. WGM Marina Makropoulou (2153)
  5. WFM Haritomeni Markantonaki (2154)

The Greek Women’s Team will be captained by GM Vasilios Kotronias.

IM Stavroula Tsolakidou playing for Greek Women’s Team at European Team Chess Championship 2021

The record-breaking Olympiad in Chennai, which starts in less than 50 days, will feature the first-ever Chess Olympiad Torch Relay. 187 countries enrolled for the event, and multiple teams have already announced their composition. Click on each country to see the teams composition: EnglandUSA (men)USA (women), Norway, Germany, France, Spain, Serbia,  MonacoKenyaIndiaUgandaSri LankaMalawiSouth Sudan, MongoliaArgentinaRwandaMontenegro, Azerbaijan, … All 44th Chess Olympiad 2022 news can be found here

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