GM Francisco Vallejo Pons in 5th "Vardaris"

GM Francisco Vallejo Pons in 5th "Vardaris"

We are delighted to announce the participation of Grandmaster Francisco Vallejo Pons in the 5th International Chess Tournament "Vardaris", which will take place in Thessaloniki from March 7th to March 11th.

It is a huge success of "Vardaris" organizers and not only. The participation of this top Spanish chess player in an open tournament in our country is a great success for the chess of the city of Thessaloniki, but also for the entire chess events in Greece. It is extremely rare to observe chess players of this level to be at the table next to you. So, we are expecting this great opportunity with great joy and impatience!

Whatever we say, words are few.

We thank Francisco very much for this honor.


Few biographical data for Francisco Vallejo Pons.

(as written on August 21st at website

On this day in 1982, the great Grandmaster Francisco Vallejo Pons was born in Es Castell, Spain.

Vallejo Pons is 5 times Champion of Spain.

He won the title of Grandmaster at the age of 16 years and 9 months.

In 2000 he won the World Youth Championship under 18.

In 2013 he was ranked first in the European Individual Championship.

His highest ELO was 2724 in June 2011 that raised him up in the 18th place of the world.


To be continued!!!