The Greek Stratego continues to stand out!
At the European Team Tournament in Brussels (2/12/2018), the Greek entries showed an extraordinary face with a gold and two very good landscapes.
The tournament was held at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel, and it received remarkable reviews and organization and high level of competition.
The 9 Greek players were divided into three teams and joined the races like Greece 1, Greece 2 and Greece 3.
The first round was the absolute success with victories of our teams with almost clear scores. The most important event was Greece 3, which was the Netherlands 1 with two victories and one defeat. Christodoulou had the most difficult task against a three-time world champion and lost. Dimakopoulos with an exemplary strategy won Dennis Baas as Kalymnos Kees de Vos. But the draw came in the second round against Greece 1 and Greece 2. At table 1, the experience of Sekerzis (G1) finally led the fight for his , against Tsingun (G2). At table 2, Savanis (G2) with a great game drew a draw from the wealthy Petroulakis (G1), with the latter correctly calculating the chances and leaving no room for risk. So at table 3 it was a draw for Greece 1. Trypanakostopoulos (G2) looking for only a win, did not stay in the draw and taking all the possible risks did not eventually find the Adamakis (G1) flag. So Greece 1 has gone unhesitatingly from the Greek civil war. Greece 3 has not managed to make a surprise against England 1 and lost two defeats and one draw.
In the third round Greece 1 playing totally defeated Germany 2, setting the ground for the first. Greece 2 made a draw with Holland 1, where after the victory of Trypanakostopoulou and the defeat of Tsigounis, Dennis Baas “took” a draw from Savvani due to time, while the power advantage was to the Greek player. Greece 3 lost to Belgium 1 with Kalymnos having the only victory, and Dimakopoulos and Christodoulou do not manage to do so.
In the fourth round Greece 1 did not show the person who had an hour in the tournament, and facing Germany 1, it lost relatively easily on all three tables. Greece 2 on the other hand defeated Germany 2, where Tsingouni’s victory stood out in a difficult encounter. Trypanakostopoulos won easily, while Savanis lost because of his own mistake. Greece 3 did not leave much room in Belgium 3 and with the victories of Kalymnos and Dimakopoulou won the victory. Christodoulou once again faced the toughest player, and while he had done a very good game with the advantage, he suffered a devastating “blackout” and eventually lost.
In the last round it seemed that there would be a subversive development for the first places with 6 teams claiming the medals. Greece 1 won England 1, where at the table 1 Sekerzis easily defeated Ratcliffe Richard. Petroulak at table 2 taught ethos with great fair play, defeating in the end. At table 3 was enough the draw that Adamakis did without endangering at any point in the game. Greece 2 took the victory from Belgium 2. Tsigounis continued the great games with victory, as did Savanis. Trypanakostopoulos in the last move with 50% chance missed, but that did not cost him. Greece 3, without encountering any serious difficulties, ended her victory in the tournament.
So with Germany 1 over Germany 1 in the last round, Greece 1 was the only one to top this exciting tournament celebrating GOLD again! Greece 2, tied to the next three teams (Germany 1, Netherlands 1 & England 1), was not found in the medals as it suffered from the second scoring criterion.
Greece 3 was placed in sixth place so Greece had three teams in the top six places!
The entire Greek mission was very well prepared and earnestly resigned to another international event.
Sekertzis (Thessaloniki Club Stratego)
Petroulakis (Stratego Captains)
Adamakis (Athens Stratego Team)
Tsigounis (Patras Stratego Team)
Savvanis (Patras Stratego Team)
Trypanagnostopoulos (Patras Stratego Team)
Xristodoulou (Patras Stratego Team)
Dimakopoulos (Patras Stratego Team)
Kalimnos (Thessaloniki Club Stratego)
1. Greece 1 (8 points)
2. Germany 1 (7 points)
3. Netherlands 1 (7 points)
4. England 1 (7 points)
5. Greece 2 (7 points)
6. Greece 3 (6 points)
7. Belgium 1 (4 points)
8. Germany 2 (4 points)
9. Belgium 2 (4 points)
10. Belgium 2 (4 points)
11. England 2 (2 points)
12. Belgium 4 (0 points)
Greece 1 – Belgium 2: 3-0-0
Greece 2 – Belgium 3: 3-0-0
Greece 3 – Netherlands 1: 2-0-1
Greece 1 – Greece 2: 2-1-0
Greece 3 – England 1: 0-1-2
Greece 1 – Germany 2: 3-0-0
Greece 2 – Netherlands 1: 1-1-1
Greece 3 – Belgium 1: 1-0-2
Greece 1 – Germany 1: 0-0-3
Greece 2 – Germany 2: 2-0-1
Greece 3 – Belgium 3: 2-0-1
Greece 1 – England 1: 2-1-0
Greece 2 – Belgium 2: 2-0-1
Greece 3 – Belgium 4: 2-0-1
- Greece 1 (8 points)
- Germany 1 (7 points)
- Netherlands 1 (7 points)
- England 1 (7 points)
- Greece 2 (7 points)
- Greece 3 (6 points)
- Belgium 1 (4 points)
- Germany 2 (4 points)
- Belgium 2 (4 points)
- Belgium 2 (4 points)
- England 2 (2 points)
- Belgium 4 (0 points)