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9-Year-Old Greek Girl Crowned Chess Champion of Europe

A nine-year-old Greek girl was recently crowned European chess champion for under 10s in a tournament that was held in Antalya, Turkey. Marianta Lampou, draped with the Greek flag and holding the prestigious trophy aloft, celebrated her achievement as the...

Greek Chess Prodigy Ranked 3rd in the World

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...

Greece’s Chess Prodigy Wins Silver in Olympiad

Greece's chess prodigy, Nikolas Theodorou, won the silver medal in the chess Olympiad that took place in India earlier in August. Twenty-two-year-old Theodorou, who holds the title of Grand Master, came second at Board 2 Open Section behind Nihal Sarin...

Chess Robot Breaks Finger of 7-Year-Old Opponent

A chess robot grabbed and broke the finger of a seven-year-old opponent in Moscow because the boy ‘violated’ the safety rules of the game by taking his turn too quickly. Local media outlets have reported that the chess-playing robot was...

21-Year-Old Greek Man Becomes Chess Grand Master

  Chess is probably the last sport one might associate with Greece; nonetheless the nation can now boast another young Greek Chess Grandmaster as of early September.Nikolas Theodorou, a 21-year-old from Crete, is one of only 11 Greeks to hold...

17 Year-Old Greek Wins European Youth Chess Championship

Evgenios Ioannidis, a 17-year-old Greek chess player has won first place at the European Youth Chess Championship 2018, which was held in Riga, Latvia. Ioannidis gained first position in the tournament being undefeated throughout the entire competition, with six wins...

Greek Students Create 'Unbeatable' Chess Robot

Greek students have created an automated system with artificial intelligence algorithms they claim is unbeatable at chess. Cronus is the creation of Hyperion Robotics team at the University of Western Macedonia. It consists of a robotic arm that makes all the...

16-Year-Old Stavroula Tsolakidou Wins World Chess Championships

Stavroula Tsolakidou, aged 16, is world chess champion for the second time after winning a gold medal at the World Chess Championships held at Khanty-Mansiysk in Russia. The young girl received 9 points in 11 games and won the...

Greek Girl Achieves Highest Title in Chess

Sixteen-year-old Stavroula Tsolakidou from Kavala is the youngest female Grand Master. Stavroula took part in the International Chess Championship in Moscow. The championship ran from January 30 until the February 7. Her excellent performance earned her the highest chess title...

Kasparov Warns Greek PM Tsipras Against Making Deal with Putin

Leading chess player and major political activist Garry Kasparov was invited in Athens by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation to play chess with 15 young Greek Champions at the Stavros Niarchos Park on Thursday, in the presence of thousands of...