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Acropolis International chess tournament

The Acropolis International was a chess tournament held in Athens. The longest running international chess tournament in Greece, the first event was won by Luděk Pachman in 1968. The next event was not held until 1977, but subsequently it has been organized on a fairly regular basis by the Greek Chess Federation, totaling 22 tournaments through 2007.

The 2007 tournament was part of the Association of Chess Professionals Tour (ACP Tour). The 2009 tournament took place in Chalkida on the island of Euboea. It turned out to be the last one.

Winners

Acropolis International in Athens
# Year Winner
1 1968 Luděk Pachman (Czechoslovakia)
2 1977 Valentin Stoica (Romania)
3 1978 Bela Soos (West Germany)
4 1979 Aurel Urzica (Romania)
5 1980 Dusan Raikovic (Yugoslavia)
6 1982 Nikolaos Skalkotas (Greece)
7 1983 Nikola Padevsky (Bulgaria)
8 1984 Sasa Velickovic (Yugoslavia)
9 1985 Valentin Stoica (Romania)
10 1986 Efstratios Grivas (Greece)
11 1987 Evgeni Vasiukov (Soviet Union)
12 1988 Vasilios Kotronias (Greece)
13 1989 Petar Velikov (Bulgaria)
14 1991 Efstratios Grivas (Greece)
15 1992 Rainer Knaak (Germany)
16 1993 Hannes Stefansson (Iceland)
17 1997 Tamaz Gelashvili (Georgia)
18 2003 Vassilios Kotronias (Cyprus)
19 2004 Athanasios Mastrovasilis (Greece)
20 2005 Vugar Gashimov (Azerbaijan)
21 2006 Tamaz Gelashvili (Georgia)
22 2007 Ilya Smirin (Israel)
23 2008 Ilya Smirin (Israel)
24 2009 Borki Predojević (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
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