Chess

Negroponte Open 2010

9th to 17th August, at Chalkis, Greece, 25.000 EUR prize fund

The Chess Academy Chalkis “Palamedes Evia” is organising the 1st international chess tournament “Negroponte 2010″, which will be held from 9th to 17th August, 2010, at the beautiful city of Chalkis, Greece.

The tournament will be Open, 9 rounds Swiss with total prize fund of 25.000 EUR. The first prize is 3.500 EUR, and there will be special awards for women, juniors, rating performance, etc.

Among the 207 participants from 32 countries there is an impressive number of 35 Grandmasters. Top seeded is Russian Denis Khismatullin, followed by his compatriot Igor Kurnosov and Indian challengers Ganguly Surya Shekhar and Sandipan Chanda (full list bellow). It is great to see GM Suat Atalik (2607) back in tournament action after he recently returned from a two-year hiatus.

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GM Suat Atalik

The Evripos Tide Phenomenon

The tidal phenomenon of Chalkida, observed in the famous Evripos Channel, is a very rare phenomenon of a change of direction in the flow of the sea currents. This phenomenon has provoked the admiration and interest of humans from ancient times, not only from an astronomical and geophysical perspective but also 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 visitor is stunned, observing the change of the water’s direction approximately every six (6) hours. The water flows at times from the north Evian Gulf to the south, and at times in the reversed direction, thus confirming the existence of the miraculous physical rules that operate in the frame of nature’s cause and effect.

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Evripos Channel and the bridge that connects Chalkida to the mainland

The natural flow of the current towards one direction lasts six (6) hours. Immediately afterwards follows a timeframe of approximately eight (8) minutes when the waters remain dormant. After the dormancy of those eight minutes the waters change their orientation and move in the exact opposite direction for another six (6) hours.

However, just as with every rule there are exceptions, the universe could not abstain from this.

In the duration of a lunar month there are two periods of “insubordination”, when the currents do not display a regular flow, do not obey to any law of nature and, naturally, the change of direction every 6 hours is not in effect. These periods of “insubordination” occur twice within the lunar month and last for three days each time.

During these periods it is possible for the waters to change direction up to 14 times per 24 hours or, conversely, no change to occur at all for an entire day.

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The old fortress

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List of players:

1 GM Khismatullin Denis RUS 2667

2 GM Kurnosov Igor RUS 2662

3 GM Ganguly Surya Shekhar IND 2655

4 GM Sandipan Chanda IND 2637

5 GM Rozentalis Eduardas LTU 2631

6 GM David Alberto LUX 2622

7 GM Papaioannou Ioannis GRE 2621

8 GM Gurevich Mikhail TUR 2613

9 GM Atalik Suat TUR 2607

10 GM Burmakin Vladimir RUS 2605

11 GM Mamedov Nidjat AZE 2604

12 GM Vorobiov Evgeny E RUS 2592

13 GM Graf Alexander GER 2590

14 GM Halkias Stelios GRE 2588

15 GM Andriasian Zaven ARM 2588

16 GM Hess Robert L USA 2588

17 GM Gupta Abhijeet IND 2587

18 GM Ghaem Maghami Ehsan IRI 2585

19 GM Grigoryan Avetik ARM 2584

20 GM Parligras Mircea ROU 2574

21 GM Moradiabadi Elshan IRI 2571

22 GM Yakovich Yuri RUS 2570

23 GM Zablotsky Sergei RUS 2553

24 GM Nikolov Momchil BUL 2552

25 GM Mahjoob Morteza IRI 2546

26 GM Neverov Valeriy UKR 2544

27 GM Romanishin Oleg M UKR 2544

28 GM Bosiocic Marin CRO 2543

29 GM Mastrovasilis Athanasios GRE 2539

30 GM Rychagov Andrey RUS 2538

31 GM Friedel Joshua E USA 2527

32 GM Tukhaev Adam UKR 2518

33 IM Kapnisis Spyridon GRE 2514

34 GM Bakre Tejas IND 2509

35 IM Pap Misa SRB 2509

36 IM Harika Dronavalli IND 2504

37 GM Deepan Chakkravarthy J IND 2498

38 GM Nikolaidis Ioannis GRE 2493

39 IM Kalegin Evgenij RUS 2453

40 IM Atalik Ekaterina TUR 2444

41 IM Melia Salome GEO 2442

42 FM Enchev Ivajlo BUL 2441

43 IM Danielian Elina ARM 2431

44 Vaibhav Suri IND 2419

45 IM Shyam Sundar M IND 2414

46 IM Grover Sahaj IND 2411

47 IM Khukhashvili Sopiko GEO 2409

48 IM Tania Sachdev IND 2396

49 FM Hoffmann Paul GER 2382

50 IM Khetsuriani Besarion GEO 2357

51 WGM Charkhalashvili Inga GEO 2346

52 FM Vishnu Prasanna V IND 2341

53 FM Aggelis Nikolaos GRE 2340

54 FM Rej Tomek AUS 2334

55 IM Grigoriadis Alexandros GRE 2330

56 FM Radovanovic Jovica SRB 2329

57 WGM Botsari Anna-Maria GRE 2318

58 Argiroudis Stamatis GRE 2315

59 WGM Pourkashiyan Atousa IRI 2308

60 IM Klinova Masha ISR 2303

61 WGM Cherednichenko Svetlana UKR 2302

62 Goumas Georgios GRE 2298

63 Galopoulos Nikolaos GRE 2295

64 IM Borsuk Angela ISR 2294

65 Gajic Mladen SWE 2293

66 FM Nikolaidis Konstantinos GRE 2290

67 IM Brinck-Claussen Bjorn DEN 2290

68 WGM Aginian Nelly ARM 2290

69 WGM Soumya Swaminathan IND 2281

70 WGM Paridar Shadi IRI 2264

71 FM Simeonidis Ioannis GRE 2259

72 Georgakopoulos Nikolaos GRE 2258

73 FM Tassopoulos Marios GRE 2257

74 Malikentzos Sotirios GRE 2239

75 Dounis Alexandros GRE 2235

76 FM Ismail Shereif EGY 2234

77 WGM Makropoulou Marina GRE 2231

78 Kourousis Epaminondas GRE 2229

79 Vafiadis Kleanthis GRE 2227

80 Valden Petros GRE 2223

81 WIM Ghader Pour Shayesteh IRI 2218

82 FM Gogolis Alexandros GRE 2214

83 Mandon Fabrice FRA 2202

84 Vakhania Alexandra GEO 2199

85 Skaperdas Kostantinos GRE 2196

86 Schuetze Norman GER 2193

87 Mitrandzas Athanasios GRE 2191

88 Kostopoulos Evaggelos GRE 2189

89 WGM Kouvatsou Maria GRE 2185

90 Kerigan Demre TUR 2184

91 Panagiotopoulos Alexandros GRE 2180

92 Kordis Konstantinos GRE 2169

93 Galanos Dimitrios GRE 2158

94 Karma Pandya IND 2153

95 Kouvatsos Filippos GRE 2144

96 Spiropoulos Panagiotis I GRE 2144

97 Gavrilidis Georgios GRE 2126

98 Kosmas-Lekkas Dimitiros GRE 2125

99 Azis Azizis Ektoras GRE 2120

100 Soultatis Kostas GRE 2105

101 Tzolas Georgios GRE 2095

102 FM Galopoulos Panagiotis GRE 2095

103 WGM Partac Elena MDA 2086

104 Kelesiadis Georgios GRE 2083

105 Nikitin Aleksander I BLR 2081

106 Adamopoulos Ioannis GRE 2079

107 WFM Petraki Maria GRE 2067

108 Sideris Theodoros GRE 2053

109 Vazelakis Dimitrios GRE 2032

110 Agu Uche NGR 2029

111 Koerant Filipos GRE 2024

112 Rigopoulos-Tsigkos Alexandros GRE 2020

113 Amato Giampiero ITA 2017

114 Grapsa Georgia GRE 2005

115 Balokas Dimitrios GRE 1997

116 Michelakos Panagiotis GRE 1996

117 Kivelos Sotirios GRE 1995

118 Kakkanas Evangelos GRE 1979

119 Iasman Inna FRA 1973

120 Kaldis Georgios GRE 1964

121 Athanasiadis Panagiotis GRE 1958

122 Papadopoulos Panayotis GRE 1951

123 Koutroukis Andreas GRE 1944

124 Stoumbou Eleni GRE 1934

125 Savoglou Nikolaos GRE 1933

126 Papakonstantinou Dimitrios GRE 1927

127 Pinho Tiago Brandao De POR 1920

128 Papadopoulos Georgios GRE 1919

129 Vatkali Dimitra GRE 1919

130 Kafetzopoulos Anastasios GRE 1907

131 Marianidis Dimitrios GRE 1899

132 Megalios Konstantinos GRE 1896

133 Naoum Spyridon GRE 1884

134 Nikolaidis Georgios GRE 1882

135 Anagnostopoulos Konstantinos GRE 1882

136 Androni Konstantina GRE 1870

137 Kampitsis Vasilios GRE 1864

138 Koulaxouzidis Georgios GRE 1856

139 Dritsoula E GRE 1834

140 Ioannidis Evgenios GRE 1817

141 Theoharidis Georgios GRE 1817

142 Yarur Elsaca Daniel CHI 1778

143 Gajic Bozur SWE 1763

144 Palaskos Ahileas GRE 1760

145 Kalogridakis Georgios GRE 1755

146 Georgiou Andreas CYP 1743

147 Tsounis Serafim GRE 1739

148 Tsiros Fragkiskos Vlasios GRE 1736

149 Kontos Vasilios GRE 1714

150 Terzakis Athanasios GRE 1711

151 Serefidou Despina GRE 1709

152 Litras Iosif GRE 1707

153 Seferlis Georgios GRE 1707

154 Marinelos Theodoros GRE 1704

155 Pessiridis Isaak GRE 1690

156 Mitridis Dimitris GRE 1681

157 Muller Marcin POL 1677

158 Papakonstantinou Dimitrios GRE 1675

159 Habesi Anastasia GRE 1670

160 Grigoriadis Mihail GRE 1653

161 Naghib Parisa IRI 1653

162 Kontogiannis Georgios GRE 1651

163 Drakaki Anna-Maria GRE 1649

164 Hatzopoulos Ioannis GRE 1649

165 Kipraki Nikoleta GRE 1641

166 Kouroumbas Kosmas GRE 1640

167 Roinos Ilias GRE 1630

168 Tsiros Dimitrios GRE 1620

169 Kontogianni Maria-Hristina GRE 1611

170 Malikentzou Nafsika GRE 1610

171 Magklaras Themistoklis-Panayio GRE 1589

172 Vraimakis Ioannis GRE 1584

173 Stamatopoulos Apostolos GRE 1577

174 Palaskos Marios GRE 1576

175 Kalaitzis Evangelos GRE 1469

176 Basoukos Dimitrios GRE 1437

177 Douni Aspasia GRE 1364

178 Douni Maria GRE 1359

179 Vasilopoulos Vasilios GRE 0

180 Katapodis Gerasimos GRE 0

181 Kalamaras Theofanis GRE 0

182 Liakopoulos Kyriakos GRE 0

183 Kioutsoukos Dimitrios GRE 0

184 Epitidiou Epistimi GRE 0

185 Psoma Virginia GRE 0

186 Tomaras Nikolaos GRE 0

187 Kalogridakis Theodoros GRE 0

188 Gouvas Alexandros GRE 0

189 Papamihalis Dimitrios GRE 0

190 Megalios Ioannis GRE 0

191 Papakonstantinou Georgios GRE 0

192 Tsiros Nikolaos GRE 0

193 Oikonomou Nikolaos Ch GRE 0

194 Ikonomou Panagiotis GRE 0

195 Panopoulos Orestis GRE 0

196 Alpogiannis Panagiotis GRE 0

197 Kouroumbas Konstantinos GRE 0

198 Nikolaou Ioannis GRE 0

199 Papamihali Marina GRE 0

200 Abbas Ismail EGY 0

201 Almeida Monteiro Cláudia POR 0

202 Aziz Eddie AUS 0

203 Opara Chinedu Festus NGR 0

204 Panopoulos Iasonas GRE 0

205 Philippou Michalis CYP 0

206 Shabanaj Fatime ALB 0

207 Shabanaj Lefter ALB 0

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