Olympus Riviera, Pieria GREECE / 22-30 July



GM Dimitri Svetushkin (Moldova) is the winner of the 2006 Summer Cup!

Photos from the games of "Summer Cup 2006":


Georgiadis (GRE) - Stojanovic (SCG)

Nikolaidis (GRE) - Karlovich (UKR)

Svetushkin (MDA) - Tzermiadianos (GRE)

Adriano Andrenelli (ITA)

Kostas Kokolias (GRE)

The playing hall in Olympian Bay Hotel


Organisers / Sponsors

Municipality of Litohoro, OAAH Chess Club, REA Hotels SA


Playing Hall

The games will take place in the Olympian Bay Conference Hotel**** on the Olympus Riviera, 90 km south of Thessaloniki in Northern Greece. Excellent location on the beach between the Aegean Sea, Litohoro and the legendary Olympus Mountain!



Schedule of the Games

1st round: Saturday, 22 July at 4:30 pm

2nd- 8th round: Sunday, 23 July - Saturday 29 July, daily at 5:00 pm.

9th(final) round: Sunday, 30 July at 10:30 am.

Closing ceremony: Sunday, 30 July at 5:00 pm.


Tournament results & games

The results, games, photos and videos from the Summer Cup 2006 will be available from the official website at



FIDE rated swiss system in 9 rounds. Open to all chess players. Time limit: 90 minutes for 40 moves + 30 minutes for the rest of the game + 30 seconds increment for every move starting from move 1.

Tie break criteria: 1) games between the tied players (only if all tied played each other), b) sum of progressive score, c) Buchholz, d) number of games with black.


Prizes (in EUR)

1stplace: 1000, 2nd: 600, 3rd: 400, 4th-5th: 200 each, 6th-10th: 100 each.

1stwoman: 300, 2nd woman: 200, 3rd woman: 100. In case of a tie, prizes are divided equally. A woman player qualifying for two prizes receives both of them. Cup and medals will also be awarded to the 3 top winners.



1 Euro (EUR) approx. = 1,29 USD or 0,69 GBP or 34,40 RUB (as of 6/6/2006).


Entry Fee

50 EUR (no accomodation included).



The nearest airport to Pieria is Thessaloniki (90 km) which is connected daily with many European airports. The IATA code of Thessaloniki airport is SKG. The major Greek airlines are Olympic Airwaysand Aegean Airwayswhile other airlines - like low-cost GermanWings or Polish CentralWings - also serve Thessaloniki (you can always check other flights with your travel agent). A taxi ride from Thessaloniki to Pieria shall cost about 55 EUR.



Entries must be sent by fax to the number (+30) 2121219426 or by e-mail at no later than 10 July. All entries should include full name, rating, accomodation type, dates of arrival and departure.

More information / Tournament Director

Tel.: (+30) 2107649117 or (+30) 6977973587, Mr Aggelos Tzermiadianos

Fax: (+30) 2121219426

FIDE World Chess Calendar