Welcome to 5th "Vardaris"

Welcome to 5th "Vardaris"

Chess Club SACH of Thessaloniki has the pleasure and honor to organize, for 5th consecutive year, the International Chess Tournament “Vardaris”.

The unique playing venue of Holiday Inn Hotel in the center of the city in combination with our good mood and our will for an even better tournament are the basic ingredients that attract every year chess players from every corner of Greece, as well as all over the world.

Surprises will continue, as all participants of previous years had the chance to experience.

We are waiting all of you to our big feast!

Award winners "Vardaris 2018"

Award winners "Vardaris 2018"

Α’ Group

Final Standings

1st     Dardha Daniel

2nd    Petrov Martin

3rd    Dardha Arben

4th     Markidis Konstantinos

5th     Stanojoski Zvonko

6th     Trimitzios Petros



1st     Avramidou Anastasia

2nd    Arsovic Helena

3rd    Yordanova Svetla


Special Categories

Veteran S50

1st     Bogdanovski Vlatco

Press release "Vardaris 2018"

Press release "Vardaris 2018"

The 13-year-old Belgian, Daniel Dardha, was the winner of Group A at the 4th International Chess Tournament “Vardaris”. Remarkable, besides the young age of the chess player, was the fact that in the last round, he confronted and defeated his father and personal coach too, Arben Dardha!

“Vardaris”, for the first time this year, was consisted of 4 different groups of capacities. So, the winner of Group B was Yiannis Tsotras of the Evia’s Chess players’ Association, in Group C (U12) the winner was Stelios Sioulas of the Chess Club Evosmos-Kordelio and finally the winner of Group D (U8) was the Romanian Robert-Gabriel Sava.

254 chess players participated in total, from 12 different countries.

Communication sponsor Hellenic Radio Television (ERT)


The Cooperativa "Allostropos" and the Chess Club SACH of Thessaloniki wish to thank the Management of ERT3 TV channel, 95,8fm and 102fm radio stations, who are the Communication Sponsors of the 4th International Chess Tournament "Vardaris".

The TV commercial that is currently playing on ERT3 channel was made by our good friend Nikos Sirakis. We would like to thank him, not only for the hours he spent shooting, cutting and creating the spot, but most of all because he did it all, feeling happy.

The radio spot is on the air of 95,8fm and 102fm radio stations.

Be there!!!

Legendary grill "Vardaris" best offer

Legendary grill "Vardaris" best offer

The organizing committee of the 4th International Chess Tournament "Vardaris 2018" wishes to provide every possible service for its participants. For this reason, we have achieved to offer 20% discount, exclusively for all the participants and their companions, at the legendary grill "Vardaris", located in 2nd Monastiriou Str., very close to the playing venue. We would really like to thank Mr. Isaak Papadopoulos for his kind and generous offer.






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