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Double edged start of the Greek Chess League

Top GMs stunned, favorite teams winning

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The strong Greek League 2009 has started in Halkidiki on the 3rd of July. It is one of the top teams competitions of Europe, featuring multiple grandmasters and a boasting number of 600 players.

Round 1 was logical from a team rating point of view. Most of the higher rated teams achieved convincing victories with 4 or more points margin. Looking at individul scores, however, many players were surprised by strong opposition.

GM Ivanchuk met fierce resistance from one of the top Georgian players GM Mchedlishvili and could not get more than a draw. The same happend to the Czech top player GM Navara, who was held by the strong Greek talent GM Papaioannou.

GM Tiviakov followed suit with GM Luka Lenic, while GM Azmaiparashvili defeated one of the 2700 club candidates GM Miroshnichenko.

Other surprised GMs included GM Bojkov, GM Moradiabadi, and GM Evgeny Postny (making draws with IM Shavtvaladze, GM Kempinski, GM Kolev respectively).

Scroll down for the full scores of round 1.

Top pairings for round 2 include Ivanchuk – Rozentalis, Tomashevsky – Nevednichy, Miroshnichenko – Radulski, Wojtaszek – Chatalbashev, Ivanisevic – Kempinski, Braun – Azmaiparashvili, Dochev – Bologan.

navara papaioannou

Navara – Papaioannou

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Ivanchuk was held by Mchedlishvili

azmaiparashvili

Azmaiparashvili was stronger against Miroshnichenko

tiviakov

Tiviakov was also surprised by the strong opposition

Official site: www.chessfed.gr/teams2009

OS TRIANDRIAS – SO KAVALAS 4 : 8

11 GM NAVARA DAVID – GM PAPAIOANNOU IOANNIS ½ – ½
12 GM SVETUSHKIN DMITRY – GM HALKIAS STELIOS 0 – 1
13 PSOMIADIS STAVROS – GM SKEMBRIS SPYRIDON 0 – 1
14 KRITSIKIS EVAGGELOS – PAVLIDIS ANTONIOS 0 – 1
15 KELESIADIS GEORGIOS – KETZETZIS GEORGIOS 1 – 0
16 DIMITRIADI ASPASIA – WGM BOTSARI ANNA-MARIA 0 – 1
17 STAMOULI KONSTANTINA – MANELIDOU MARIA 0 – 1
18 VAFIADOU ASIMENIA – VATKALI DIMITRA 0 – 1
19 SEVASTOPOULOS VASILIS – SKOULAKIS CHARALAMBOS 1 – 0
110 KONSTANTINIDIS KONSTANTINOS – KAZANTZIDIS ILIAS 1 – 0
111 PALASKOS AHILEAS – KAFETZIS GEORGIOS ½ – ½
112 PAPAVLASOPOULOS DIMITRIOS – SEREFIDOU DESPINA 0 – 1

PS PERISTERIOU – EES KORIDALLOU 10: 2

21 GM IVANCHUK VASSILY – GM MCHEDLISHVILI MIKHEIL ½ – ½
22 GM MACIEJA BARTLOMIEJ – GM RAGGER MARKUS 1 – 0
23 IM TZERMIADIANOS ANDREAS – FM TSIAMIS KONSTANTINOS 1 – 0
24 IM GAVRILAKIS NIKOLAOS – IM SKALKOTAS NIKOLAOS ½ – ½
25 MIHAILIDIS ANASTACIOS – SISMANIS AGGELOS 0 – 1
26 WIM PAPADOPOULOU VERA – IKONOMOPOULOU MARIA 1 – 0
27 IORDANIDOU ZOI – MAGKLARA EVANGELIA 1 – 0
28 HABESI ANASTASIA – SELIANITI ELEANA 1 – 0
29 HABESIS PANAYOTIS – HRISTODOULOU PANAGIOTIS 1 – 0
210 BELLOS IOANNIS – SOTIRAKIS IOANNIS 1 – 0
211 TZOUGANAKIS PANTELEIMON – DALABEKIS ILIAS 1 – 0
212 STATHOPOULOS IOANNIS – NOUTSOS STAMOULIS 1 – 0

NO KALAMATAS O POSIDON – ES THESSALONIKIS 2½:9½

31 GM AZMAIPARASHVILI ZURAB – GM MIROSHNICHENKO EVGENIJ 1 – 0
32 GM ISTRATESCU ANDREI – GM WOJTASZEK RADOSLAW 0 – 1
33 TSEKOURAS THEODOROS – GM MASTROVASILIS DIMITRIOS 0 – 1
34 KIRIAKOPOULOS ANTONIOS – ZAKARIAN DAVID 0 – 1
35 LAMBROPOULOS EVANGELOS – PAMBALOS PANAYIOTIS 0 – 1
36 WGM MAKROPOULOU MARINA – HATZIATHANASIOU STELLA ½ – ½
37 PANTAZIDI MARIA – SIRNIOTI GEORGIA 0 – 1
38 TSIVELEKIDI VASILIKI – PAPATHANASIOU AGELIKI 0 – 1
39 DIASAKOS DAMIANOS – MALIKENTZOS SOTIRIOS 0 – 1
310 DIASAKOS SPYRIDON – GOULIAROS-ANTONIADIS ALEXANDRO 0 – 1
311 MOUTZOURIS IASON – ANASTASIADIS DIMITRIOS 1 – 0
312 VLAHAKIS NIKOS – THEMELIS GEORGIOS 0 – 1

SA THESSALONIKIS O GALAXIAS – SO IKARIAS I. TZELEPIS 9½:2½

41 GM TIVIAKOV SERGEI – GM LENIC LUKA ½ – ½
42 GM TREGUBOV PAVEL V – KOUKOUFIKIS ALEXANDROS 1 – 0
43 GM GEORGIEV KRUM – KOUKOUFIKIS GEORGIOS 1 – 0
44 KANAKARIS GEORGIOS – LAZARIDIS STAVROS 1 – 0
45 FM VRAGOTERIS ANTONIOS – SIEMPOS KONSTANTINOS 1 – 0
46 GRAPSA GEORGIA – WGM KRIVEC JANA 0 – 1
47 HARITOPOULOU MARIA-ANNA – VAZOURA KONSTANTINA 1 – 0
48 PAPATHANASIOU ELISAVET – VAZOURA ELEFTHERIA ½ – ½
49 GALOPOULOS NIKOLAOS – VAZOURAS HRISTOS 1 – 0
410 FM GALOPOULOS PANAGIOTIS – ATHANASIOU GEORGIOS ½ – ½
411 PAPADOPOULOS PANAYOTIS – DOULIDIS PAVLOS-GEORGIOS 1 – 0
412 HATZIGRIGORIOU GEORGIOS – VAZOURA IRINI 1 – 0

ES AMFISAS – AO KIDON CHANION 4½:7½

51 GM BOLOGAN VIKTOR – GM HOWELL DAVID W L 1 – 0
52 KARAPANOS NIKOLAOS – GM NIKOLAIDIS IOANNIS 0 – 1
53 TZOLAS GEORGIOS – IM ZAHARIEV ZAHARI 0 – 1
54 PITSELIS GRIGORIOS – FM PAVLIDIS ANASTASIOS ½ – ½
55 KOLOMVAS IOANNIS – KOUVATSOS FILIPPOS ½ – ½
56 POLIZOU HRISTINA – WGM KOUVATSOU MARIA 0 – 1
57 WFM HAVLIKOVA KRISTYNA – PAVLIDOU EKATERINI 1 – 0
58 TSAMANTANI ELENI-MARINA – FRAGAKI MARIA 0 – 1
59 KOUROUSIS EPAMINONDAS – BALOMENAKIS HARALAMBOS 1 – 0
510 PAPAKONSTANTINOU DIMITRIOS – SANDALAKIS NIKOLAOS ½ – ½
511 STERGIOU MIHAIL-VASILIOS – KAZAKOS EMMANOUIL 0 – 1
512 MAGKLARAS THEMISTOKLIS-PANAYIO – KALOGERIS IOANNIS 0 – 1

EOAO FISIOLATRIS NIKAIAS – 21 SO KALITHEAS 8 : 4

61 GM KEMPINSKI ROBERT – GM MORADIABADI ELSHAN ½ – ½
62 GM BOSIOCIC MARIN – IM WILLEMZE THOMAS 1 – 0
63 IM GEORGIADIS IOANNIS – IM GESOS PAVLOS ½ – ½
64 GOUMAS GEORGIOS – KOFIDIS SPYRIDON 1 – 0
65 THEOTOKATOS DIONISIS – HRISANTHOPOULOS DIMITRIOS 1 – 0
66 AGGELAKI STAMATINA – WFM STEFANIDI MARIA-ANNA 0 – 1
67 FRAGKOU ELENI – TSOUBA ADAMANTIA 1 – 0
68 THEMELI DIMITRA – TSOUBA MARIA 1 – 0
69 HOMATIDIS PANAGIOTIS – FM AGGELIS NIKOLAOS 0 – 1
610 KAFOROS DIMITRIOS-ALKIS – VATIKIOTIS STAVROS 1 – 0
611 MICHELAKOS PANAGIOTIS – FLORAKIS KONSTANTINOS 1 – 0
612 PAPADOPOULOS GEORGIOS – KOURKOULOS-ARDITIS STAMATIS 0 – 1

SO EGALEO – 7 SO IRAKLIOU 3 : 9

71 GM KOLEV ATANAS – GM POSTNY EVGENY ½ – ½
72 IM LEKIC DUSAN – GM KRITZ LEONID 0 – 1
73 SPIRAKOPOULOS IOANNIS – STAVRIANAKIS IOANNIS 0 – 1
74 TSAGAROPOULOS SPYRIDON – PARGINOS VASSILIOS 0 – 1
75 SKIRIANOGLOU DIMITRIOS – PAPADAKIS MICHALIS ½ – ½
76 KAFKALA HRISTINA – MANOLARAKI YVONNI 0 – 1
77 KOUTSOGIANNOPOULOU THEODORA – ALEXIOU DIMITRA 1 – 0
78 LIAPI ZENEBISI IRINI – MALIKENTZOU NAFSIKA 0 – 1
79 RIGATOS PANAGIOTIS – BALOKAS DIMITRIOS-KONSTANTIN 0 – 1
710 LIASKOS LEONIDAS – DIMOPOULOS DIMITRIOS 1 – 0
711 RIGANAKOS HRISTOS – ZEPPOS PANAGIOTIS 0 – 1
712 DRAKOPOULOS POLIHRONIS – LADOPOULOS DIMITRIOS 0 – 1

SA CHANION – 23 PANATHLITIKOS SF SIKEON 9 :2½

81 GM KRYVORUCHKO YURIY – FM ARNAUDOV G PETAR 1 – 0
82 IM NINOV NIKOLAI – FM HADZIMANOLIS ANTONIOS 0 – 1
83 TSAROUHAS KONSTANTINOS – ARGIROUDIS STAMATIS ½ – ½
84 KALAITZOGLOU PANAYOTIS – ZALAHORAS NIKOLAOS 1 – 0
85 LIODAKIS KONSTANTINOS – LOUKOPOULOS SPYRIDON 1 – 0
86 HRISTODOULAKI ANTONIA – BALOUTSOU VASILIKI ½ – ½
87 TSAROUHA MARIANTHI – TRIFONOVA SANDRA 0 – 1
88 SKARAKI ANTIGONI – STATHEROPOULOU EVANGELIA 1 – 0
89 SERNTEDAKIS ATHANASIOS – SIRPAS ARGIRIS + – –
810 PAPADOGIANNIS SEVASTIANOS – DERMENTZIS KONSTANTINOS 1 – 0
811 NAOUM SPYRIDON – HRISTOF PETROS 1 – 0
812 AGNANTIS ALEXANDROS – PAPAPOSTOLOU VASILIOS 1 – 0

AO ZINON GLIFADAS – 9 FON IRAKLEIOU ATTIKIS 3 : 9

91 TSANAS ATHANASIOS – GM ROZENTALIS EDUARDAS 0 – 1
92 FM PAPASTAVROPOULOS ANDREAS – GM BANIKAS HRISTOS 0 – 1
93 FRAGIADAKIS KONSTANTINOS – IM MANAGADZE NIKOLOZ 0 – 1
94 KOLIOPOULOS KONSTANTINOS – PAPADOPOULOS NIKOLAOS 0 – 1
95 PSARAS STILIANOS – TOLIAS ATHANASIOS 1 – 0
96 SHAMASH MICHELLE – PAGANOGLOU ANASTASIA 0 – 1
97 HATZIGAKI KALLIOPI – LAGOUMINTZI HRISTINA 1 – 0
98 FARMAKI ATHANASIA – GKIKA VASILIKI 1 – 0
99 KARAOULANIS DIMITRIOS – PAPADIMITRIOU ATHANASIOS 0 – 1
910 KALLIAS NIKOLAOS – PAPPELIS DIMITRIOS 0 – 1
911 ZERVAS ILIAS – GKIKAS HRISTOS 0 – 1
912 ROINOS ILIAS – PANAGOS THEODOROS 0 – 1

SAS KOROPIOU – 25 SO PATRON 9 : 3

101 GM NEVEDNICHY VLADISLAV – GM BRAUN ARIK ½ – ½
102 IM KAPNISIS SPYRIDON – KANELLOPOULOS PANAYOTIS 1 – 0
103 IM SOULEIDIS GEORGIOS – SPYROPOULOS GEORGIOS 1 – 0
104 SANDALAKIS ANGELOS – MOUROUTIS KONSTANTINOS ½ – ½
105 IM KHETSURIANI BESARION – TSANGARIS SPYRIDON 1 – 0
106 WFM PETRAKI MARIA – TOUMBELI ZOI 1 – 0
107 PIERRAKOU EKATERINI – POLIDOROPOULOU EYTYHIA 0 – 1
108 ANDRONI KONSTANTINA – PAPAGIANNOPOULOU ISMINI-IOANNA 1 – 0
109 MAKROPOULOS IOANNIS – SPILIADIS ATHANASIOS 1 – 0
1010 SOURLANTZIS DIMITRIOS – SBOUKIS KONSTANTINOS 1 – 0
1011 DRAKAKIS GEORGIOS – TERZIS FILIPPOS-STAMATIS 1 – 0
1012 GKOUGKOUSIS NIKOLAOS – STAMATOPOULOS APOSTOLOS 0 – 1

CHAN KALAMARIAS – 11 OFS KAVALAS 1½:10½

111 IM SHAVTVALADZE NIKOLOZ – GM BOJKOV DEJAN ½ – ½
112 TOMPAIDIS ILIAS – DIMITROV ATANAS 0 – 1
113 ATHANASIADIS MIHAIL – MARKIDIS KONSTANTINOS 0 – 1
114 ROMANOS THEODOROS – FM BUNIS VASSILIS 0 – 1
115 MOURELATOS ILIAS – DAGKAKIS PANAGIOTIS 0 – 1
116 PANAGIOTOPOULOU EKATERINI – WIM FAKHIRIDOU EKATERINI 0 – 1
117 WFM KULON KLAUDIA – KRUMOVA ANI 0 – 1
118 ANTIPA DIMITRA – KIPRAKI NIKOLETA 0 – 1
119 KESIDIS ODYSEAS – KOUSIDIS VERGIS 0 – 1
1110 KORONAS VASILIOS – SOURGKOUNIS ANGELOS 0 – 1
1111 MOURATIS IOANNIS – TSAKIRIS HARALAMBOS 0 – 1
1112 MANOUSARIDIS IOANNIS – FAKHIRIDOU ANNA-RAISA 1 – 0

SO ILIOUPOLIS – 27 O.F.I. 9 : 3

121 GM RADULSKI JULIAN – VLAHOS KIRIAKOS 1 – 0
122 GM CHATALBASHEV BORIS – GRATSEAS STEFANOS 1 – 0
123 FM GOGOLIS ALEXANDROS – FM MARIS IOANNIS ½ – ½
124 IGNATIADIS KONSTANTINOS – BRAS EMANOUEL ½ – ½
125 KALAGASIDIS HARALAMBOS – FRAGIADAKIS EMANOUEL ½ – ½
126 WIM STIRI ALEXANDRA – IKONOMOPOULOU GEORGIA 1 – 0
127 SEDESLI PANAGIOTA – VARVERAKI ARGIRI ½ – ½
128 ANASTASOPOULOU ANDRIANNA – GRATSEA EKATERINI 0 – 1
129 KALOGIANNIDIS IOANNIS – HATZAKIS IOANNIS 1 – 0
1210 LAGOS HRISTOS – KIOSTERAKIS HARIDIMOS 1 – 0
1211 KOUTOUKIDIS PANAGIOTIS – KONSTANTINIDIS KRITON 1 – 0
1212 FESTAS ARISTOTELIS – MARGARITIS GEORGIOS 1 – 0

OS GIANITSON – 13 SO POLICHNIS 1 :11

131 WGM CHEREDNICHENKO SVETLANA – GM IVANISEVIC IVAN 0 – 1
132 MOUHSIADIS NIKOLAOS – GM LIKAVSKY TOMAS 0 – 1
133 ROBAS STERGIOS – NOVIDIS NIKOLAOS 1 – 0
134 SOUGAKIS ANTHIMOS – LAZARIDIS HAR 0 – 1
135 ATHANASIADIS PANAGIOTIS – HARATSIDIS VASILIOS 0 – 1
136 TSAMARDOU CHRISTIANA – BARBAGEORGOPOULOU DESPINA 0 – 1
137 GRIGORIADOU EVDOXIA – KOURTOGLOU SOFIA 0 – 1
138 VAKIRTZI AFRODITI – BARBAGEORGOPOULOU FANI 0 – 1
139 GOUDERIS DIMITRIOS – KIRGERIDIS PANAGIOTIS 0 – 1
1310 VELOPOULOS IOANNIS – BOUTSIOUKIS NIKOLAOS 0 – 1
1311 POZOUKIDIS DIMITRIOS – GIANNAKOS GEORGIOS 0 – 1
1312 POZOUKIDIS HARALAMPOS – BATZOLIS GEORGIOS 0 – 1

MAPO KERAVNOS – 29 SS LARISAS 11: 1

141 IM GRIGOROV GRIGOR – TZINTZIOS GEORGIOS 1 – 0
142 GM PAPADOPOULOS IOANNIS K – LIAKOS DIMITRIS 1 – 0
143 TSAROUHAS VASILIOS – KONSTANTELIAS KONSTANTINOS 1 – 0
144 MITIGAS SPYRIDON – GKONELAS NIKOLAOS ½ – ½
145 TSINTSAR ZORAN – DERKOS DIMITRIOS 1 – 0
146 WIM RAEVA ELITSA – NTAOUKA ZOI 1 – 0
147 AMIRIDOU DIMITRA – MARKOPOULOU EVRIDIKI-MARIA 1 – 0
148 TSOLAKI ELENI – MPOUTLA MARIA 1 – 0
149 KOUTROUKIS ANDREAS – VOGIAS FOTIS 1 – 0
1410 PAPAKONSTANTINOU DIMITRIOS – MARKOPOULOS DIMITRIOS-NIKOLAOS ½ – ½
1411 TOMPROS ANDREAS-HRISTOS – VOGIAS ANTONIS 1 – 0
1412 SAHINIDIS EVAGELOS – MARKOPOULOU ANNA 1 – 0

SO MITILINIS – 15 ES KALAMARIAS 2 :10

151 GM PAVASOVIC DUSKO – GM GELASHVILI TAMAZ ½ – ½
152 IM MAIER CHRISTIAN – OREOPOULOS KONSTANTINOS ½ – ½
153 IM KARAGIANNIS ATHANASIOS – WGM ZAWADZKA JOLANTA 1 – 0
154 KAMINELLIS ESTRATIOS – FM PRENTOS KONSTANTINOS 0 – 1
155 MOULIAS ALEXANDROS – DALAKLIS GEORGIOS 0 – 1
156 ANEROUSI MARIA – NIKOLAIDI ELEFTHERIA 0 – 1
157 SAGNOU ILIANA – SIRNIOTI ANTONIA 0 – 1
158 EFSTATHIOU ALKMINI – FAHANTIDOU ATHINA-MIKAELA 0 – 1
159 SALAVOS PAVLOS – PANTELIDIS HRISTOS 0 – 1
1510 CHIOTELLIS MICHAIL – BALLAS KLEON-EVANGELOS 0 – 1
1511 PIPINIS KOSTANTINOS – MIHALOPOULOS APOSTOLOS 0 – 1
1512 ROVOS EUSTRATIOS – BALLAS ATHANASIOS-PANAGIOTIS 0 – 1

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