The 20th Kavala Open Chess Tournament took place from 30th July to 6th August in Kavala, Greece. One of the strongest events of the Greek Chess Summer is organized by the Kavala Chess Club, East Macedonia and Thrace Chess Union and Greek Chess Federation.
A total of 263 players were signed to compete in one of the three Groups. The main Open A had 109 players from 18 countries, with 28 Grandmasters and 13 International Masters in the field.
Serbian Grandmaster Dragan Solak and Poland’s reigning chess champion Mateusz Bartel shared the first place with 7 points each. Solak is declared winner on better tiebreak score.
1-2. GM Solak Dragan SRB 2598 and GM Bartel Mateusz POL 2611 – 7.0
3-9. GM Mastrovasilis Dimitrios GRE 2604, GM Svetushkin Dmitry MDA 2576, GM Gupta Abhijeet IND 2627, GM Maiorov Nikita BLR 2535, GM Nikolov Momchil BUL 2589, GM Mamedov Nidjat AZE 2575 and IM Atalik Ekaterina TUR 2436 – 6.5
10-18. GM Kolev Atanas BUL 2590, GM Sandipan Chanda IND 2656, GM Gopal G N IND 2576, GM Socko Bartosz POL 2631, GM Margvelashvili Giorgi GEO 2525, GM Zubarev Alexander UKR 2597, GM Atalik Suat TUR 2619, GM Halkias Stelios GRE 2600 and GM Burmakin Vladimir RUS 2579 – 6.0 etc