The Chess Academy of Chalkida “Palamedes of Evia” has the pleasure to invite you to the “Negroponte 2012″ International Tournament that will take place from 9th till 17th of August 2012 at the beautiful city of Chalkida in Greece.

The tournament will be an Open 9-round Swiss event with a total prize fund of 10.000 Euros. First prize is 3.000 EUR, with special prizes for women, juniors, best performance minus rating, etc. to be awarded. Players list bellow.

Special prices will also apply for the participants who will choose to stay at “Palliria Hotel”, the hotel that will also host the tournament. “Hotel Palliria” is situated in the centre of Chalkida, and has a breathtaking view over the Evripos Channel and the old bridge of Chalkida, the trademark of the city.

Chalkida (named as Negroponte (i.e. Black Bridge) in the Venetian era) is situated in Evia (70 kms from Athens) and is worldwide famous for the tidal phenomenon of the Evripos Channel with the flow direction of the sea currents in the channel changing every six hours!

The tidal phenomenon has provoked the admiration and interest of humans from ancient times, not only from an astronomical and geophysical perspective but also from a philosophical one. The mystery and beauty of this phenomenon captivates the visitor, as its combination with the imprint of the channel creates a remarkable panorama.

The city of Chalkida is an ideal place to combine chess with quality vacations. Chalkida, and Evia in general, offer all kind of recreation activities and the visitor can enjoy the beautiful beaches and countryside in the heart of the Greek summer.

After the successful organization of “Acropolis 2009″ and of “Negroponte 2010″ the Chess Academy of Chalkida is ready to offer to all participants a high quality chess tournament and awaits all chessplayers in Chalkida!

GM Suat Atalik was the convincing winner of the Negroponte Open 2010. 204 players from 29 countries competed, among them were 40 Grandmasters and 17 International Masters.

Download Regulations (.doc)

Contact info:
Mr. George Tsounis (Tournament Director)
Tel: +3022210 85735, +3022210 85736, +306932 274274,
Fax: +3022210 85737

The official website of the tournament at:

For information about the “Palliria Hotel” visit:

Best Regards,
On behalf of Chess Academy of Chalkida
George Tsounis

Pre-registered players (top seeds):

1. GM Atalik Suat TUR 2608
2. GM Burmakin Vladimir RUS 2586
3. GM Maiorov Nikita BLR 2561
4. GM Adhiban B IND 2555
5. GM Mastrovasilis Athanasios GRE 2537
6. GM Stefanova Antoaneta BUL 2518
7. IM Atalik Ekaterina TUR 2474
8. IM Perunovic Miodrag SRB 2461
9. IM Vishnu Prasanna V IND 2431
10. GM Georgiev Krum BUL 2421

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