2015

Ikaros is preparing for its 38th flight!

Numerous and strong entries are setting the scene for an interesting tournament!

The preparations for the 38th edition of Ikaros International Chess Tournament, which will be held from 11th till 19th of July at Aghios Kiyrikos, Ikaria island, Greece, are well under way.

This year the interest of both foreign and Greek players is high and this can be attributed not only at the natural beauty of the island of Ikaria and the good fame of the tournament itself but also at two more factors: The very affordable accommodation offers (including special rates for families, young chess players, clubs groups and unemployed) and the very good composition of this year’s tournament that promises lots of interesting and competitive for games everyone.

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Moreover, this year the tournament includes an innovation that is the split of the tournament in two separate groups, one for players above 1500 (FIDE rating) and one for players below 1600 (players between 1500 and 1600 can choose their group).

The tentative list of participants of Ikaros 2015 has as follows:

GM Prohaszka Peter (HUN, 2601)
GM Banusz Tamas (HUN, 2590)
GM Smerdon David (AUS, 2520)
GM Kiselev Vitaliy (RUS, 2516)
GM Hasangatin Ramil (RUS, 2498)
GM Neuman Petr (CZE, 2473)
IM Pezelj Novak (SRB 2438)
IM Stankovic Milos (SRB 2434)
IM Nadj Hedjesi Balind (SRB 2414)
GM Velicka Petr (CZE, 2412)
IM Pastircak Milan (CZE, 2374)
IM Mashinskaya Julia (RUS, 2289)
FM De Wachter Matthias (BEL, 2268)
Petersen Søren Boeck (DEN, 2247)
WGM Fatianova Tanya (RUS, 2244)
Sarantos Vasileios (GRE, 2241)
FM Klerides Paris (CYP, 2209)
FM Pezelj Sinisa (CRO, 2208)
IM Claude Adrian (FRA, 2197)
De Coninck Raf (BEL, 2172)
Verduyn Philippe (BEL, 2165)
WGM Dolzhikova Olga (UKR, 2158)
Mouroutis Konstantinos (GRE, 2157)
Popov Denis (RUS, 2104)
Mangelschots Peter (BEL, 2071)
Mitsis Georgios (GRE, 1982)
Michaelides, Konstantinos (CYP, 1905)
Parmet, Daniel (USA, 1861)
Bergara Ede, Josu (ESP, 1859)
Ymenaiou Pothiti (GRE, 1842)
Ali Mohammad Amir (BAN, 1790)
Morote Patrick (BEL, 1760)
Krallis Christos (GRE, 1750)
Lish Ansary Md. Abu (BAN, 1719)
Papamattheou, Panayotis (GRE, 1792)
Skettos, Nicolas (CYP, 1519)
Sarantou Aggeliki (GRE, 1010)

More info and upcoming news about Ikaros 2015 can be found at the webpage of the tournament at: http://www.ikaroschess.gr

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Finally those who want to get an idea about the tournament and learn what other players have to say about the event can visit the following links:

http://www.chessdom.com/why-do-people-keep-coming-back-to-ikaria-to-play-chess-every-summer/
http://www.chessdom.com/why-do-people-keep-coming-back-to-ikaria-every-summer-part-2/

while for more facts about Ikaria and previous editions of the tournament please check at:

http://www.chessdom.com/prohaszka-winner-of-ikaros-2014-mouroutis-and-koukoufiki-are-aegean-champions/
http://www.chessdom.com/ikaros-2014-the-spirit-of-ikaria/
http://www.chessdom.com/international-chess-tournament-ikaros-36-years-of-a-brilliant-course/
http://interviews.chessdom.com/dimitris-skyrianoglou
http://www.chessdom.com/36th-international-chess-tourament-ikaros-2013/
http://www.chess.gr/ikaros

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