2nd International Chess Tournament Isthmia 2012

The 2nd International Chess Tournament Isthmia 2012 will take place from 18th to 25th August at the 5-star Alkyon Resort Hotel in the beautiful Vrachati Korinthias, Greece.

The organizers are Pnevmatiki Stegi Peristeriou and Korinthia Chess Academy “Argonaftis” with the support of the Prefectureof Peloponnisos, Municipality of Velo Vocha.

With an experienced organizing committee, “Isthmia 2012″ promises to be a very good tournament with all the necessary conditions.

“Isthmia 2012″ is open to all chess players both professional and amateurs, proposing three groups, Group A: players with FIDE rating >2000, Group B: players with FIDE rating <1900, and Group C for unrated players. The total prizes are about 10.000€.

Players and family or friends will benefit from the great accommodation facilities and standards of the Alkyon Resort Hotel. The hotel is located 100m from the beautiful Corinthian Gulf, has 2 swimming pools and proposes tasteful local Greek recipes in its buffet and restaurants.

Access to the hotel is facilitated by the “Proastiakos”, the Athens Suburban Railway which can guarantee an easy and comfortable access from Athens or the International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos”.

The city of Vrachati is just 1 hour drive from Athens, is very friendly and provides numerous entertainment and eating out options. Vrachati is also near to notable archaeological sites.

Registration: At the tournament website http://isthmia.gr at the e-mail korinthiachess@gmail.com or by phone at (+30)6977079007 – Mr Antonis Bellos, (+30)6974858312 – Ms Maria Petsetidi.

Last year Grandmasters Sergei Tiviakov (NED) and Salvador Del Rio De Angelis (ESP) shared the first place.

Pre-registered players:

1. GM Banikas Hristos GRE 2626
2. GM Macieja Bartlomiej POL 2614
3. GM Papaioannou Ioannis GRE 2597
4. GM Svetushkin Dmitry MDA 2597
5. GM Fier Alexandr BRA 2596
6. GM Kotronias Vasilios GRE 2595
7. GM Halkias Stelios GRE 2570
8. GM Maiorov Nikita BLR 2561
9. GM Nikolaidis Ioannis GRE 2557
10. GM Sethuraman S P IND 2546
11. GM Mastrovasilis Athanasios GRE 2537
12. GM Antic Dejan SRB 2518

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