European Senior Team Chess Championship
Participants update and parallel events

The European Chess Union, Greek Chess Federation and AMO Galaxias Sports’ Club organize the European Senior Team Chess Championship, from May 3rd to May 11th , 2011 in Thessaloniki. It is an official event of the ECU and will have massive participation. A total of 200 players in 40 teams have already signed up, with players coming from more than 20 countries.

So far top player is GM Viktor Korchnoi, followed by GM Slobodan Martinovic, GM Vitaly Tseshkovsky, GM Evgeny Vasyukov, IM Georg Danner, GM Mark Tseitlin, and GM Borislav Ivkov. All teams and the confirmed participants can be found at the official website.

Spring open Alexander the Great

A total of 100 players from 11 countries have already signed up for the spring Thessaloniki Open “Alexander the Great”, organized by the Chess Akademy of Thessaloniki. The event is part of the Games Festival and is in a mini Grand Prix with St. George tournament. The signup is still open.

Details and information here and the full participants list here

1 GM Mastrovasilis Athanasios GRE 2547
2 GM Nikolaidis Ioannis GRE 2544
3 GM Antic Dejan SRB 2488
4 IM Ivanov Jordan BUL 2465
5 IM Arnaudov G Petar BUL 2453
6 GM Bagaturov Giorgi GEO 2450
7 GM Georgiev Krum BUL 2423
8 IM Mladenov Plamen BUL 2379
9 FM Malikentzos Sotirios GRE 2343
10 FM Vujic Mihailo SRB 2330

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