|Full name||Vasilios Kotronias|
August 25, 1964 |
|FIDE rating||2570 (December 2013)|
|Peak rating||2628 (January 2008)|
Between 1998 and 2004, he represented Cyprus, but has since switched Federations to become a Greek national player once again.
International tournament record
- 1st 1988 Athens (Acropolis International)
- 1st 1993 Komotini
- 1st 1993 Corfu
- 1st 1994 Gausdal
- 1st 1995 Greek Championship
- 1st 1995 Gausdal
- 1st 1996 Rishon le Zion
- 1st 1998 Panormo
In team chess, he has participated in many Chess Olympiads since 1984, including eight on top board, with a healthy overall plus score of +55 −27 = 55. In seven appearances at the European Team Chess Championships, all played at board one, he made a score of +19 −13 = 26. At León, in 2001, he earned an individual silver medal for his score of 5½/8.
- Vasilios Kotronias vs Anatoly Karpov, Athens 1997, Caro-Kann Defense: Advance Variation. Van der Wiel Attack (B12), 1-0 (Rapid)
- Levon Aronian vs Vasilios Kotronias, World Team Championship (2010), Queen's Gambit Declined: Tarrasch Defense. Pseudo-Tarrasch Bishop Attack (D30) · 1/2-1/2
- Peter Heine Nielsen vs Vasilios Kotronias, Hastings 2004, King's Indian Defense: Orthodox Variation, Classical System Neo-Classical Line (E98), 0-1
- Vasilios Kotronias vs Nikolaos Skalkotas, 34th Greek Teams Championship 2005, Spanish Game: Closed Variations, Chigorin Defense (C99), 1-0
- Thomas E Rendle vs Vasilios Kotronias, Gibraltar Masters 2005, Bird Opening: From Gambit, Lasker Variation (A02), 0-1
- Kotronias, Vassilios (2011). The Grandmaster Battle Manual. Quality Chess. ISBN 978-1-906552-52-7.
- (With Andreas Tzermiadianos) Beating the Petroff, Sterling Pub Co Inc, 2005.
- Beating the Flank Openings, Batsford Chess Library, 1998.
- Beating the Caro-Kann, Batsford Chess Library, 1994.
- "The Grandmaster Battle Manual". ChessCafe.com. Retrieved 9 July 2011.
- Crowther, Mark (1998-11-09). "The Week in Chess 209: Zonal 1.5 Panormo, Crete". London Chess Center. Retrieved 2009-07-14.
- German Wiki
- Team record at Olimpbase
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