Acropolis International chess tournament

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The Acropolis International is a chess tournament held in Athens. The longest running international chess tournament in Greece, the first event was won by Luděk Pachman in 1968. The next event was not held until 1977, but subsequently it has been organized on a fairly regular basis by the Greek Chess Federation, totaling 22 tournaments through 2007.[1]

The 2007 tournament was part of the Association of Chess Professionals Tour (ACP Tour).[1]

Winners[edit]

Acropolis International in Athens
# Year Winner
1 1968  Luděk Pachman (Czechoslovakia)
2 1977  Valentin Stoica (Romania)
3 1978  Bela Soos (West Germany)
4 1979  Aurel Urzica (Romania)
5 1980  Dusan Raikovic (Yugoslavia)
6 1982  Nikolaos Skalkotas (Greece)
7 1983  Nikola Padevsky (Bulgaria)
8 1984  Sasa Velickovic (Yugoslavia)
9 1985  Valentin Stoica (Romania)
10 1986  Efstratios Grivas (Greece)
11 1987  Evgeni Vasiukov (Soviet Union)
12 1988  Vasilios Kotronias (Greece)
13 1989  Petar Velikov (Bulgaria)
14 1991  Efstratios Grivas (Greece)
15 1992  Rainer Knaak (Germany)
16 1993  Hannes Stefansson (Iceland)
17 1997  Tamaz Gelashvili (Georgia)
18 2003  Vassilios Kotronias (Cyprus)
19 2004  Athanasios Mastrovasilis (Greece)
20 2005  Vugar Gashimov (Azerbaijan)
21 2006  Tamaz Gelashvili (Georgia)
22 2007  Ilya Smirin (Israel)
23 2008  Ilya Smirin (Israel)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ilya Smirin wins Acropolis 2007", ChessBase News, 26 August 2007, retrieved 2008-04-10 

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