Haralambos Tsakiris is the FIDE World Amateur Champion

The FIDE World Amateur Chess Championship 2012 was held in the 5-star Porto Carras Grand Resort in Halkidiki, Northern Greece from 16 April (1st round) to 22 April (9th round).

From the Regulations: “The participants shall not have a FIDE title or published FIDE rating above 2000 at the start of the tournament nor had such a rating for at least two years prior to the start of the event. The World Amateur Championship is open to all eligible chess players registered with their federation. The World Amateur Women’s Championship shall be held as part of the World Amateur Championship and female contestants will be eligible to win both titles.”

On the top boards of the last round Haralambos Tsakiris from Kavala, Greece, defeated the yesterday’s leader Oliver Johannesson from Iceland, while Akinci Muzaffer Ege from Turkey scored against Fernando Moscotes from Colombia.

Tsakiris and Akinci finished with 7.5 points each, but the Greek player was crowned Champion thanks to the superior Buchholz tie-break.

Haralambos Tsakiris

Haralambos Tsakiris

Tsakiris will be awarded the title of FIDE master and a rating of 2200. Akinci gets the Silver Medal and will be awarded a rating of 2100.

Johannesson Oliver (Iceland), Manelidis Savvas, Kafetzis Georgios (both Greece) and Reyes Rios Juan Camilo (Colombia) share the 3rd place with 7.0 points each. Johannesson s best on tie-breaks and takes the Bronze Medal and a rating of 2050.

Laura Perez from Colombia scored four consecutive victories in the final rounds to finish with a total of 6.5 points and win the title of the Women’s World Amateur Champion. She will be awarded the title of Woman FIDE Master and a rating of 2050.

Full list of Category Prizes bellow.

Results round 9 / Final standings

Perez Laura

Perez Laura

Category Prizes:

Group U08

114 102 Hadjinicolaou Andreas U08 – 3 (Buchholz 32½ )
130 111 Kokona Iliana F U08 – 1 ( 26½ )

Group U10

99 129 Stefan Victor U10 – 3½ ( 34½ )
119 127 Rousos Stamatios U10 – 3 ( 30½ )
120 110 Kokona Eleni F U10 – 3 ( 23 )
124 125 Remus Elliot Tate U10 – 2½ ( 24½ )
127 100 Goldie Eva F U10 – 2 ( 28 )
129 109 Karagiannis Emmanouil U10 – 2 ( 24½ )

Group U12

73 130 Valianos Gerasimos U12 – 4½ ( 33½ )
90 134 Zaitsev Kyrilo U12 – 4 ( 34 )
105 106 Isaak Solomos U12 – 3½ ( 27½ )
111 93 Papaefstratiou Despina F U12 – 3 ( 33½ )
117 124 Remus Elliot Luke U12 – 3 ( 31 )
118 91 Pavlidis Pavlos U12 – 3 ( 30½ )
128 105 Iatrou Konstantinos U12 – 2 ( 26½ )

Group U14

42 121 Pein Jonathan U14 – 5 ( 42 )
104 101 Hadjiconstantinou Charis U14 – 3½ ( 30½ )
125 133 Xanthopoulou Anna F U14 – 2 ( 35 )

Best Woman

12 25 Perez Laura F – 6½ ( 35 )
23 11 Skytte Torill F – 6 ( 42 )
32 31 Benavides Moncayo Olga F – 5½ ( 40 )
34 44 Parnali S Dharia F – 5 ( 45½ )
40 55 Nikolaidou Eleni F – 5 ( 43 )
43 52 Tsolakidou Stavroula F – 5 ( 42 )
62 39 Dierckens Sarah F – 4½ ( 37½ )
72 65 Shamash Michelle F – 4½ ( 34 )
75 23 Corrales Isis Johanna F – 4½ ( 30½ )
81 10 Lizarazo Doris Liliana F – 4 ( 40½ )
87 116 Onate Ana Milena F – 4 ( 36 )
108 123 Pope Jessica F – 3 ( 38 )
111 93 Papaefstratiou Despina F U12 – 3 ( 33½ )
112 45 Reis virginia Lagrange M F – 3 ( 33½ )
120 110 Kokona Eleni F U10 – 3 ( 23 )
125 133 Xanthopoulou Anna F U14 – 2 ( 35 )
127 100 Goldie Eva F U10 – 2 ( 28 )
130 111 Kokona Iliana F U08 – 1 ( 26½ )