Bagaturov and Esen share honors at Thessaloniki Open

GM Giorgi Bagaturov (Georgia) and IM Baris Esen (Turkey) both made quick draws in the final round of the Thessaloniki Open to share the first place with 7.0 points each. Bagaturov was awarded with the winner’s trophy on better additional criteria.

Greek junior Antonios Pavlidis won another game to finish clear third, with 6.5 points. Unfortunately, this was not sufficient for the GM norm, although he has beaten three GMs in this tournament. Pavlidis had an IM norm in his pocket prior to the last round. We will certainly hear more about him in the near future.

Untitled Ilya Sidorenko, FM Miroslaw Perdek, WIM Anna Burtasova and GM Vasile Sanduleac are sharing 4-7th place with 6.0 points. Also, Greek player Katerina Pavlidou achieved WIM norm.

Mr.Gerry Walsh, ECU Deputy President, awarding GM Giorgi Bagaturov

IM Baris Esen

Antonios Pavlidis


Last round results

Round 9 on 2009/05/03 at 10.00
Bo. Name Result Name
1 IM Esen Baris ½ – ½ FM Perdek Miroslaw
2 GM Bagaturov Giorgi ½ – ½ GM Georgiev Vladimir
3 Pavlidis Antonios 1 – 0 IM Obodchuk Andrei
4 IM Shavtvaladze Nikoloz ½ – ½ Sidorenko Ilya
5 IM Ivanov Jordan 0 – 1 GM Sanduleac Vasile
6 WIM Burtasova Anna 1 – 0 FM Velchev Hristo
7 WGM Karlovich Anastazia 0 – 1 GM Georgiev Krum
8 IM Danilov Vladimir 0 – 1 WIM Fakhiridou Ekaterini
9 IM Poley Vladimir ½ – ½ Galopoulos N
10 Pavlidou Ekaterini ½ – ½ FM Vragoteris Antonios
11 FM Simanjuntak Sebastian ½ – ½ Kounalakis Evryklis
12 Nikologorsky Matfei + – - FM Okun Leonid
13 Skoulakis Charalambos 1 – 0 WIM Makka Ioulia
14 Sidiropoulos Nikolaos 0 – 1 Matsenko Vadim
15 Jevtic Miroljub 0 – 1 FM Galopoulos Panagiotis
16 Tsintsar Zoran 0 – 1 WIM Polyakova Natalia
17 Aharon Ofir 1 – 0 Atababayev Khalid
18 Constantinou Pavlos 0 – 1 Demiralp Murat
19 Giankoula Romeo 1 – 0 Gymnopoulos Konstantinos
20 Ivanov Borislav 0 – 1 Mavreas Dimitrios
21 Manelidou Maria 1 – 0 Hidzos Georgios
22 Verikakis Manolis 1 bye


Final Standings

Final Ranking after 9 Rounds
Rk. Name FED Rtg Pts.
1 GM Bagaturov Giorgi GEO 2467 7
2 IM Esen Baris TUR 2472 7
3 Pavlidis Antonios GRE 2307 6,5
4 Sidorenko Ilya ISR 2357 6
5 GM Sanduleac Vasile MDA 2438 6
6 FM Perdek Miroslaw POL 2232 6
7 WIM Burtasova Anna RUS 2299 6
8 IM Obodchuk Andrei RUS 2393 5,5
9 GM Georgiev Vladimir MKD 2539 5,5
10 IM Shavtvaladze Nikoloz GEO 2454 5,5
11 WIM Fakhiridou Ekaterini GRE 2252 5,5
12 GM Georgiev Krum BUL 2440 5,5
13 IM Poley Vladimir BLR 2338 5
14 IM Ivanov Jordan BUL 2435 5
15 FM Vragoteris Antonios GRE 2264 5
16 FM Velchev Hristo BUL 2284 5
17 FM Simanjuntak Sebastian INA 2260 5
18 WGM Karlovich Anastazia UKR 2251 5
19 Nikologorsky Matfei RUS 2229 5
20 Galopoulos N GRE 2247 5
21 Kounalakis Evryklis GRE 2090 5
22 Pavlidou Ekaterini GRE 2162 5
23 Matsenko Vadim RUS 2144 5
24 Skoulakis Charalambos GRE 2091 5
25 IM Danilov Vladimir ROU 2410 4,5
26 FM Galopoulos Panagiotis GRE 2151 4,5
27 FM Okun Leonid RUS 2272 4
28 WIM Makka Ioulia GRE 2229 4
29 Aharon Ofir ISR 2134 4
30 Sidiropoulos Nikolaos GRE 2081 4
31 Demiralp Murat TUR 2071 4
32 WIM Polyakova Natalia RUS 2077 4
33 Giankoula Romeo ALB 2026 4
34 Mavreas Dimitrios GRE 1984 4
35 Tsintsar Zoran GER 1962 3,5
36 Jevtic Miroljub SRB 2173 3,5
37 Verikakis Manolis GRE 1959 3,5
38 Manelidou Maria GRE 2014 3,5
39 Ivanov Borislav BUL 2002 3
40 Atababayev Khalid AZE 2001 3
41 Gymnopoulos Konstantinos GRE 1894 3
42 Constantinou Pavlos CYP 2018 3
43 Hidzos Georgios GRE 2046 2
44 IM Dimitrov Radoslav BUL 2388 0,5
45 Grapsa Georgia GRE 2106 0,5