Greece is proudly rising in global chessboard as ten-year-old Greek chess champion Evangelia Siskou has won bronze in the World Individual Championship, which concluded on Tuesday in Batumi, Georgia. The Greek chess prodigy now ranks third in the world.
Evangelia Siskou was among the 101 female chess players from thirty-six countries, who participated in the championship in the under-10 girls’ division.
Her victory followed that of fourteen-year-old Nikos Poupalos, who was ranked fourth in the World Individual Championship in Romania just a few hours prior to her taking the bronze.
In an announcement, the Greek Chess Federation in congratulating the athletes said, “The young athlete with her performance, as well as fourteen-year-old Nikos Poupalos, who, a few days ago took fourth place in the individual world championship under 14 in Romania, prove that the future of boys and girls in our sport is optimistic and bright.”
Greek chess champs are doing well internationally
Earlier this year, Greece proudly saw another win when 21-year-old Greek chess master Evgenios Ioannidis won the Masters event at “Serbia OPEN 2022” at the International Open Chess Championship, which was held in Novi Sad between June 28th to July 6th.
According to Chessdom magazine, the tournament attracted more than four hundred entries from forty-one countries with a sensational display by the young Greek who won the Masters event in a field of thirty-nine grandmasters and sixty-eight international masters. The Greek player scored an outstanding 8/9 points with performance of 2858 and clinched the winning prize of 7,500 euros, grandmaster norm, and 40.8 rating points.
Furthermore, in August, Greece’s chess prodigy, Nikolas Theodorou, won the silver medal in the chess Olympiad that took place in India. Twenty-two-year-old Theodorou, who holds the title of Grand Master, came second in the Board 2 Open Section behind Nihal Sarin of India.