Ikaros Chess Festival getting stronger!

many participants will enjoy a strong chess competition and great vacation

Ikaria chess

The Ikaros Chess Festival (Greece) goes stronger every day! This year’s tournament expects well over 100 participants from more than 20 countries. Up to May 1st forty titled players, out of which 14 are Grandmasters, have signed up. The initial list (posted below) has grown even more. We will keep you updated!

The dates of the event are July 11-19, 2009, a great time to be on a beautiful island in the Mediterranean sea and enjoy good chess and vacation.

To contact the tournament organizers visit the official site or write to ikaros@chess.gr

First list of participants

(titled players, as of May 1st)

1 Markus Robert GM SRB 2606

2 Vorobiov Evgeny GM RUS 2596

3 Kempinski Robert GM POL 2587

4 Buhman Rainer GM GER 2582

5 Mista Alexandr GM POL 2572

6 Zubarev Alexander GM UKR 2566

7 Bobras Piotr GM POL 2561

8 Tukmakov Vladimir GM UKR 2551

9 Zinchenko Yaroslav GM UKR 2531

10 Rychagov Andrey GM RUS 2530

11 Jojua Davit GM GEO 2520

12 Ivanov Mihail GM RUS 2470

13 Kopylov Michael IM UKR 2457

14 Sulashvili Malkhaz IM GEO 2442

15 Gwaze Robert IM ZIM 2426

16 Szymanski Marcin IM POL 2422

17 Batyrov Sapar GM TKM 2421

18 Ghane Shojaat GM IRN 2415

19 Maly Alexey IM RUS 2377

20 Khotenashvili Bela WGM GEO 2364

21 Groetz Harald IM AUT 2358

22 Maryasin Boris IM ISR 2354

23 Grabinsky Vladimir IM UKR 2312

24 Lahiri Atanu IM IND 2310

25 Batsiashvili Nino WGM GEO 2300

26 Srebrnic Ana WGM SLO 2283

27 Hrabinska Myroslava WGM UKR 2267

28 Chasovnikova Evgenia WIM RUS 2257

29 Yordanova Svetlana WIM BUL 2220

30 van Weersel Arlette WIM NED 2209

31 Kopylova Ljubov WIM UKR 2202

32 Gavasheli Ana WIM GEO 2202

33 Rej Dennis DEN 2175

34 Datuashvili Nona WIM GEO 2141

35 Kudriashova Irina WFM RUS 2132

36 Nesic Nebojsa SRB 2127

37 Steil-Antoni Fiona WFM LUX 2115

38 Tsifanskaya Mila WIM ISR 2113

39 Vrublenskaya Olga WIM RUS 2100

40 Mohota Swati WFM IND 2096

(More titled players to be added this week to the list)