The 2nd International Open Chess Tournament Paleros was held on 24-31st August, 2013, at the Paleros Resort Beach Hotel, Paleros, Ionian Sea, Greece.

The tournament was organized by the Paleros Yacht Club, Paleros Chess Club, Paleros Resort Hotel & Municipality of Aktio-Vonitsa under the aegis of the Greek Chess Federation.

A total of 87 players, including a large group from Qatar, competed in the 9-round Swiss event.

Five Greek players, FMs Sotirios Malikentzos, Alexandros Gogolis, Nikolaos Aggelis, and Ilias Roinos, Athanasios Mitrandzas, have shared the first place with 7,0/9 points each.

Malikentzos is awarded winner’s trophy on best tiebreak score. Full standings below.

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Final standings (top finishers):

1 FM Malikentzos Sotirios GRE 2312 – 7
2 FM Gogolis Alexandros GRE 2236 – 7
3 FM Aggelis Nikolaos GRE 2354 – 7
4 Roinos Ilias GRE 1957 – 7
5 Mitrandzas Athanasios GRE 2096 – 7

6 FM Azis Azizis Ektoras GRE 2218 – 6.5
7 Dorfanis Ilarion GRE 2164 – 6.5
8 Bousios Hristos GRE 2211 – 6.5


9 Roumbeglis Nikolaos GRE 2163 – 6
10 WFM Dacalor Aurelie FRA 2016 – 6
11 Athanasiadis Andreas GRE 2049 – 6
12 Patriarheas Georgios GRE 1976 – 6
13 Ciampi Vincenzo ITA 2123 – 6
14 Al-Khelaifi Aisha QAT 1694 – 6
15 Mellios Athanasios GRE 1882 – 6
16 Sideris Nikiforos GRE 2143 – 6

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