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Kolonias Triumphs in January Tournament in Athens, Greece
by Michael Strato - January 2010
George Klitsas
GIORGOS KLITSAS

The Greek Backgammon Federation held the fifth tournament of its third season the weekend of January 16-17, 2010 at the Piraeus Bridge Club with Alexandros Kolonias making it to the final for a second consecutive month, this time rolling to victory over Giorgos Klitsas.

In the semi-final, Kolonias played against Takis Chatzelis in a 15-point match which Kolonias won 15-0 in five games - that match was recorded and can be seen analyzed by Snowie 4 Pro software by clicking on this link:


GBgF Semi-Final January 2010 - Alexandros Kolonias vs. Takis Chatzelis


Then in the final, Kolonias faced Giorgos Kleitsas, winner of the GBgF’s first season (2007-2008) and ranked #2 in the current season. That match went eight games and Kolonias won it 17-4 to earn the January title. You can see the final analyzed by Snowie here:


GBgF Final January 2010 - Alexandros Kolonias vs. Giorgos Kleitsas


Here are the full results for the January 2010 tournament in Greece:

Main:

Winner: Alexandros Kolonias
Finalist: Giorgos Kleitsas
Semifinalist: Takis Chatzelis
Semifinalist: Nikos Giannakos

Consolation:

Winner: Michalis Christofidis
Finalist: Christos Groutsos

Last Chance :

Winner Michalis Proukakis

Attendance: 27 players

GammonLife Editor Michael Strato with Alexandros Kolonias at the
2007 World Championship in Monte Carlo, Monaco.


Here is the Elo rating list for players above 400 experience:

Player

ELO

Experience

Christos Groutsos

1699

1002

Giorgos Kleitsas

1682

973

Charis Christidis

1676

749

Kostas Chiotinis

1614

932

Filomila Karantzali

1581

449

Manos Mastorakis

1574

767

Stefanos Bonanos

1574

477

Kostas Kostopoulos

1571

660

Takis Chatzelis

1565

770

Michalis Manolios

1552

809

Giannis Pasialis

1544

740

Fanis Matsoukas

1544

558

Antonis Vamvakaris

1543

700

Alexandros Kolonias

1525

452

Nikos Mastroperos

1520

429

Michalis Christofidis

1461

454

Giannis Theologitis

1422

490

Thanasis Makris

1421

497

Pavlos Thanopoulos

1403

594

Giorgos Tsiris

1364

505

Master Points - Current Top 10 Backgammon Players in Greece:



CHARIS IS THE LEADER

 

Current  Masters Ranking List

1 Charis Christidis 521
2 Christos Groutsos 489
3 Giorgos Kleitsas 488
4 Takis Chatzelis 368
5 Fanis Matsoukas 351
6 Lina Charakoglou 345
7 Pavlos Thanopoulos 330
8 Antonis Vamvakaris 327
9 Manos Mastorakis 322
10 Kostas Chiotinis 321


To participate in our next monthly tourney contact Giorgos Klitsas by email at llurk@hol.gr or by telephone at one of these two phone numbers:


0030 210 7706142 or Mobile 0030 694 5298985.

Weekly Chouettes

Every Tuesday after 8:30 pm one can participate in chouettes at the Piraeus Bridge Club, Omiridou Skilitsi 26, fifth floor - Telephone: 210 4178274.

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