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Elshan Moradiabadi wins Ikaros Chess Festival 2010

Zoi Iordanidou takes the women title, Maria Ikonomopoulou with yet another strong performance

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The Iranian grandmaster Elshan Moradiabadi won convincingly the Ikaros Chess Festival 2010. He finished with 8,0/9, a full point ahead. He won seven games and concluded two draws against the second placed FM Ivajlo Enchev and GM Sergey Zagrebelny.

The first women prize went to Zoi Iordanidou with 7,0/9, who scored the same points as WGM Maria Manakova, but had better tiebreak. The young Greek talent Maria Ikonomopoulou had one more time a fantastic performance and with 6,0/9 she is adding 39 ELO points more to the 35 points won at the Greek Chess League.

More about Elshan Moradiabadi

Elshan Moradi Abadi, born 22 May 1985, is a chess grandmaster from Iran. His first big success came when he was 16, when he won the 2001 Iranian Chess Championship with a score of 10/11, ahead of Ehsan Ghaem Maghami.

He was one of the members of Iran national team in the first World Mind Sports Games held in Beijing (2008), in which the Iranian team surprisingly clinched the third place ahead of Hungary, USA and India.

Elshan Moradiabadi has 3 bronze medals from the Asian Indoor Games (2007 Individual Blitz, 2007 team rapid, and 2009 Team Blitz) and 1 bronze from the Asian games in Doha 2006 team classical.

On the May 2010 FIDE rating list his Elo rating was 2558, while in July he reached the highest point in his carreer of 2571. With the points won at the Ikaros Chess Festival, Elshan Moradi Abadi is set to break his personal record one more time.

Ikaros Chess Festival FInal standings

1 GM MORADIABADI ELSHAN IRI 2571

2 GM NIKOLOV MOMCHIL BUL 2552

3 GM ZAGREBELNY SERGEY UZB 2480

4 FM ENCHEV IVAJLO BUL 2441

5 WGM MANAKOVA MARIA SRB 2306

6 FM NIKOLAIDIS KONSTANTINOS GRE 2290

7 FM HARITAKIS THEODOROS GRE 2289

8 SIMEONIDIS IOANNIS GRE 2259

9 KOUKOUFIKIS ALEXANDROS GRE 2255

10 IM KAMENETS ANATOLIJ UKR 2246

11 KOKOLIAS KONSTANTINOS GRE 2238

12 DOUNIS ALEXANDROS GRE 2235

13 PARGINOS VASSILIOS GRE 2227

14 TEPELENIS NIKOLAOS GRE 2224

15 VALDEN PETROS GRE 2223

16 LAGOPATIS NIKOLAOS GRE 2208

17 WGM KOUVATSOU MARIA GRE 2185

18 FM POUNTZAS HRISANTHOS GRE 2181

19 KOUKOUFIKIS GEORGIOS GRE 2178

20 AFTSOGLOU IOANNIS GRE 2155

21 MARKANTONAKI HARITOMENI GRE 2129

22 ISKOS ALEXANDROS GRE 2112

23 IORDANIDOU ZOI GRE 2107

24 KESOGLOU KONSTANTINOS GRE 2098

25 WFM STEFANIDI MARIA-ANNA GRE 2092

26 KONSTANTELIAS KONSTANINOS GRE 2085

27 KARAMALIS GEORGIOS GRE 2084

28 PAPPAS ANDREAS GRE 2080

29 ORNITHOPOULOS NIKOLAOS GRE 2080

30 WFM PETRAKI MARIA GRE 2067

31 IKONOMOPOULOU MARIA GRE 2066

32 TSAGAROPOULOS SPYRIDON GRE 2051

33 DOUDONIS HRISTOS GRE 2031

34 MANELIDOU MARIA GRE 2024

35 RIGOPOULOS-TSIGKOS ALEXANDROS GRE 2020

36 TSIOTRIDIS PANAYOTIS GRE 2013

37 GRAPSA GEORGIA GRE 2005

38 PANAGIOTOPOULOS VASILIOS GRE 1981

39 MARKIDOU CHRISTIANNA CYP 1971

40 SIGOUROS IOANNIS GRE 1952

41 MASOUROS PANAGIOTIS GRE 1945

42 DIMOPOULOS NIKOLAOS GRE 1933

43 XENAKIS NIKOLAOS GRE 1930

44 KAPAGIANNIDIS DIMITRIOS GRE 1928

45 FINOKALIOTIS GEORGIOS GRE 1927

46 KOLYTAS DIMITRIOS GRE 1927

47 PETSETIDI MARIA GRE 1924

48 SARAKENIDIS NIKOLAOS GRE 1912

49 MEGALIOS KONSTANTINOS GRE 1896

50 FROSINOS IOANNIS GRE 1878

51 ANDRONI KONSTANTINA GRE 1870

52 PAGALI MARIANNA GRE 1856

53 DIRLIS NIKOLAOS GRE 1850

54 STAMATAKOS DIMITRIOS GRE 1846

55 NIKOLAIDOU ELENI GRE 1831

56 DEFTEREOS PAVLOS-EFSTATHIOS GRE 1814

57 SPILIADIS ATHANASIOS GRE 1807

58 PANAGIOTOPOULOS LEONIDAS GRE 1807

59 NIKOLOPOULOS PANAGIOTIS GRE 1806

60 KOUKOUFIKIS IOANNIS GRE 1771

61 MAROULAKOS STAVROS GRE 1764

62 ZERVOGIANNIS ALEXANDROS GRE 1761

63 MITSAKOS ACHILLEAS GRE 1750

64 PAPADOPOULOS EMANOUIL GRE 1744

65 TSOUNIS SERAFIM GRE 1739

66 MIHTIS THEODOROS GRE 1728

67 STERGIOU GEORGIOS GRE 1719

68 KONTOS VASILIOS GRE 1714

69 SOURSOS PANAYOTIS GRE 1704

70 PAHAKI HRISTINA-DESPOINA GRE 1692

71 AVRAMOPOULOS PERIKLIS GRE 1684

72 LATIFIS GEORGIOS GRE 1663

73 HAIROPOULOS STEFANOS GRE 1660

74 TESKOS GEORGIOS GRE 1659

75 EFKARPIDIS STYLIANOS GRE 1616

76 HALKIADAKIS EVANGELOS GRE 1604

77 FLOROS KONSTANINOS GRE 1596

78 VAZOURA ELEFTHERIA GRE 1578

79 DOULIDIS PAVLOS-GEORGIOS GRE 1564

80 KIRIAKAKIS KONSTANTINOS GRE 1503

81 ANDRONI DIMITRA GRE 1492

82 LEMONIS KYRIAKOS GRE 1481

83 ARVANITAKIS PANAGIOTIS GRE 1463

84 DOUNI ASPASIA GRE 1364

85 DOUNI MARIA GRE 1359

86 KOSTIANIS GEORGIOS GRE 0

87 LAPPAS KONSTANTINOS GRE 0

88 HARAVITSIDIS MILTIADIS GRE 0

89 KOUKOUFIKI STEFANIA GRE 0

90 POULOS STYLIANOS GRE 0

91 KANELLIS NIKOLAOS GRE 0

92 LEKKAS DIMITRIOS-ARISTOTELIS GRE 0

93 PATOUHA MARIA GRE 0

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