Vasilios Kotronias

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Vasilios Kotronias
Kotronias GM.JPG
2014
CountryGreece
Cyprus (1998–2004)
Born (1964-08-25) 25 August 1964 (age 55)
Athens, Greece
TitleGrandmaster (1990)
FIDE rating2473 (August 2019)
Peak rating2628 (January 2008)

Vasilios Kotronias (Greek: Βασίλειος Κοτρωνιάς; first name sometimes spelled Vassilios; born 25 August 1964) is a Greek chess player and writer. He is ten-time Greek champion (1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 2006, 2010, 2014). Kotronias was awarded the titles of International Master in 1986 and Grandmaster in 1990 by FIDE.

Between 1998 and 2004, he represented Cyprus, but has since switched federations to become a Greek national player once again.

He was a candidate for the European Parliament with The River, in the elections of 25 May 2014.[1]

International tournament record[edit]

Most played openings[edit]

With the White pieces[4] With the Black pieces
Sicilian (212) Sicilian (188)
Ruy Lopez (117) King's Indian (140)
French Defense (71) Sicilian Richter-Rauser (55)
Ruy Lopez, Closed (62) English (27)
French Tarrasch (57) Queen's Pawn Game (25)
Caro-Kann (49) Queen's Gambit Declined (18)

Team events[edit]

In team chess, he has participated in many Chess Olympiads since 1984, including eight on top board, with a overall score of +63 −29 = 62 (61%). 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. He also earned a bronze medal for his performance on the second board at the Dresden Olympiad 2008 and a gold medal for his performance on the reserve board at the European Team Championship 2013 in Warsaw.

Notable games[edit]

Publications[edit]

  • Kotronias, Vassilios (1994). Beating the Caro-Kann. Batsford Chess Library. ISBN 978-0805032840.
  • Kotronias, Vassilios (1996). Beating the Flank Openings. Batsford Chess Library. ISBN 978-0805047318.
  • Kotronias, Vassilios; Tzermiadianos, Andreas (2004). Beating the Petroff. Batsford. ISBN 978-0713489194.
  • Kotronias, Vassilios (2011). The Grandmaster Battle Manual. Quality Chess. ISBN 978-1906552527.
  • Kotronias, Vassilios (2013). Kotronias on the King's Indian. Fianchetto Systems. Quality Chess. ISBN 978-1906552503.
  • Kotronias, Vassilios; Logothetis, Sotiris (2014). Carlsen's Assault on the Throne. Quality Chess. ISBN 978-1906552220.
  • Kotronias, Vassilios (2014). The Sicilian Sveshnikov. Quality Chess. ISBN 978-1907982927.
  • Kotronias, Vassilios (2015). Kotronias on the King's Indian. Mar del Plata I. Quality Chess. ISBN 978-1907982552.
  • Kotronias, Vassilios (2015). Kotronias on the King's Indian. Mar del Plata II. Quality Chess. ISBN 978-1907982569.
  • Kotronias, Vassilios (9 December 2015). Beating the Anti-Sicilians. Quality Chess. ISBN 978-1-907982-63-7.
  • Kotronias, Vassilios (2016). The Safest Scandinavian. Chess Stars. ISBN 978-619-7188-06-6.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Greece – European Parliament election candidates". Europe Decides. Retrieved 7 October 2015.
  2. ^ Crowther, Mark (1998-11-09). "The Week in Chess 209: Zonal 1.5 Panormo, Crete". The Week in Chess. London Chess Center. Retrieved 2009-07-14.
  3. ^ Crowther, Mark (2003-12-10). "The Week in Chess 431: Gibraltar Chess Congress". The Week in Chess. London Chess Center. Retrieved 2019-06-30.
  4. ^ "The chess games of Vasilios Kotronias".

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