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Sunday, August 7, 2011

GM Solak wins Kavala Chess Open 2011

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Hello everyone,Serbian Grandmaster Dragan Solak and Poland's reigning chess champion Mateusz Bartel shared the first place with 7 points at one of Greece's strongest chess events recently. GM Solak was declared winner on better tiebreak score.

The 20th Kavala Open Chess Tournament took place from July 30 to August 6. The Kavala Chess Club is host to one of the strongest chess events in the country along with Club, East Macedonia and Thrace Chess Union and Greek Chess Federation.

The main Open A had 109 players from 18 countries, with 28 Grandmasters and 13 International Masters in the field. You can also check details at this link.

Final standings:
1-2. GM Solak Dragan SRB 2598 and GM Bartel Mateusz POL 2611 - 7.0
3-9. GM Mastrovasilis Dimitrios GRE 2604, GM Svetushkin Dmitry MDA 2576, GM Gupta Abhijeet IND 2627, GM Maiorov Nikita BLR 2535, GM Nikolov Momchil BUL 2589, GM Mamedov Nidjat AZE 2575 and IM Atalik Ekaterina TUR 2436 - 6.510-18. GM Kolev Atanas BUL 2590, GM Sandipan Chanda IND 2656, GM Gopal G N IND 2576, GM Socko Bartosz POL 2631, GM Margvelashvili Giorgi GEO 2525, GM Zubarev Alexander UKR 2597, GM Atalik Suat TUR 2619, GM Halkias Stelios GRE 2600 and GM Burmakin Vladimir RUS 2579 6.0 etc.

GM Dragan Solak

GM Mateusz Bartel

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