The strong Acropolis chess tournament starts today
many strong players will participate
Report by Chessdom.com

The international chess tournament Acropolis starts today in Greece. 15 GMs over 2500 ELO will participate in the competition. Top seeded will be GM Ilia Smirin, the winner of last year’s tournament. Many players from the just finished Kavala tournament will join the competition – GM Gelashvili, WGM Anna Rudolf, FM Josip Asik, etc.

Participants

1 GM Smirin Ilia ISR 2637
2 GM Graf Alexander GER 2621
3 GM Gelashvili Tamaz GEO 2612
4 GM Parligras Mircea ROU 2588
5 GM Svetushkin Dmitry MDA 2587
6 GM Kotanjian Tigran ARM 2578
7 GM Banikas Hristos GRE 2572
8 GM Kolev Atanas BUL 2565
9 GM Mastrovasilis Dimitrios GRE 2563
10 GM Salgado Lopez Ivan ESP 2532
11 GM Romanishin Oleg M UKR 2530
12 IM Rasmussen Allan Stig DEN 2519
13 GM Mastrovasilis Athanasios GRE 2518
14 GM Zubarev Alexander UKR 2517
15 IM Danielian Elina ARM 2495

More here: http://previews.chessdom.com/acropolis-2008

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