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Dimitrios Mastrovasilis
D Mastrovasilis 
Number of games in database: 603
Years covered: 1992 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2604 (2534 rapid, 2591 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2631

Overall record: +199 -106 =239 (58.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 59 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (131) 
    B54 B90 B33 B42 B20
 Ruy Lopez (60) 
    C67 C68 C65 C78 C84
 French Defense (32) 
    C11 C17 C00 C10 C02
 Caro-Kann (27) 
    B12 B11 B15 B10 B17
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (18) 
    C91 C84 C89 C98 C93
 French (17) 
    C11 C00 C10
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (70) 
    B47 B40 B22 B48 B44
 Slav (54) 
    D12 D17 D10 D18 D11
 Sicilian Taimanov (39) 
    B47 B48 B49 B46
 Ruy Lopez (28) 
    C67 C65 C80 C77 C74
 Semi-Slav (27) 
    D45 D48 D44 D49 D43
 Queen's Gambit Declined (25) 
    D31 D30 D37 D35 D36
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   D Mastrovasilis vs A Volokitin, 2017 1-0
   D Mastrovasilis vs Short, 2011 1-0
   D Mastrovasilis vs K Bischoff, 2003 1-0
   D Mastrovasilis vs A Pavlidis, 2009 1-0
   D Mastrovasilis vs Mamedyarov, 2005 1/2-1/2
   H Banikas vs D Mastrovasilis, 2003 1/2-1/2
   D Mastrovasilis vs Tiviakov, 2009 1-0
   I Papaioannou vs D Mastrovasilis, 2005 1/2-1/2
   T Rendle vs D Mastrovasilis, 2005 0-1
   S Zawadzki vs D Mastrovasilis, 2001 0-1

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   2nd Queenstown Chess Classic (2009)
   41st World Junior Championship (2002)
   World Junior Championship (2003)
   European Championship (2017)
   Khanty-Mansiysk Olympiad (2010)
   Calvia Olympiad (2004)
   European Championship (2003)
   European Championship (2009)
   Istanbul Olympiad (2012)
   European Championship (2005)
   European Championship (2012)
   European Championship (2011)
   European Championship (2006)
   Dresden Olympiad (2008)
   European Championship (2013)

   🏆 World Blitz Championship
   L Moroni Jr vs D Mastrovasilis (Dec-30-21) 0-1, blitz
   Carlsen vs D Mastrovasilis (Dec-30-21) 1-0, blitz
   D Mastrovasilis vs J van Foreest (Dec-30-21) 1/2-1/2, blitz
   R Jumabayev vs D Mastrovasilis (Dec-30-21) 0-1, blitz
   D Mastrovasilis vs Fridman (Dec-30-21) 1-0, blitz

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(born Jun-12-1983, 38 years old) Greece

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Mastrovasilis took the silver medal in the under 18 division at the European Youth Chess Championships of 2000. In 2003 Mastrovasilis won the 1st Mediterranean Junior Championship in Ajelat, Libya. The following year he tied for 1st–2nd with Kiril Georgiev at Topola. In 2007 he tied for 2nd–7th with Kiril Georgiev, Vadim Malakhatko, Mircea Parligras, Hristos Banikas and Dmitry Svetushkin in the Acropolis International Chess Tournament.5 In 2012 he won the Artemis Cup in Leros.

In team events, Mastrovasilis represented Greece in the Chess Olympiad, the World Team Chess Championship and the European Team Chess Championship. In 2016, he was part of team Europe, which defeated team Poland in the 8th Lublin Union Memorial.

His brother is chess grandmaster Athanasios Mastrovasilis. He is married to Polish Woman Grandmaster Jolanta Zawadzka

Wikipedia article: Dimitrios Mastrovasilis

Last updated: 2021-11-26 21:14:46

 page 1 of 27; games 1-25 of 657  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. P Chilingirova vs D Mastrovasilis  1-0211992Komotini OpenE70 King's Indian
2. A Ulmanis vs D Mastrovasilis  0-1311992EU-ch U10C30 King's Gambit Declined
3. Bacrot vs D Mastrovasilis 1-0391992Wch U10E85 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox Variation
4. D Mastrovasilis vs Bacrot  ½-½151993EU-ch U10B01 Scandinavian
5. Ganguly vs D Mastrovasilis  1-0731993Wch U10C45 Scotch Game
6. K Jakubowski vs D Mastrovasilis  ½-½601993EU-ch U10C47 Four Knights
7. Bacrot vs D Mastrovasilis  1-0661993Wch U10D09 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3
8. R Memekidou vs D Mastrovasilis  0-1171993Komotini GPA00 Uncommon Opening
9. Aronian vs D Mastrovasilis 0-1161994EU-ch U12B46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
10. V Akobian vs D Mastrovasilis  ½-½511994EU-ch U12E99 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov
11. D Mastrovasilis vs Wirig  1-0431995EU-ch U12B01 Scandinavian
12. Grischuk vs D Mastrovasilis  1-0291995EU-ch U12B42 Sicilian, Kan
13. Ganguly vs D Mastrovasilis  1-0481996Wch U14B47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
14. V Akobian vs D Mastrovasilis  1-0901996EU-ch U14D00 Queen's Pawn Game
15. V Akobian vs D Mastrovasilis ½-½221996Wch U14D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
16. K Rusev vs D Mastrovasilis  0-1391997Wch U14D02 Queen's Pawn Game
17. D Mastrovasilis vs Greenfeld  0-1441998Korinthos op 2ndB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
18. I Dorfanis vs D Mastrovasilis 0-1361998GRE-chTD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
19. I Nikolaidis vs D Mastrovasilis  1-033199848th Greek ChampionshipD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. E Grivas vs D Mastrovasilis  0-157199848th Greek ChampionshipA11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
21. I Papaioannou vs D Mastrovasilis 1-077199848th Greek ChampionshipD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. D Mastrovasilis vs V Akobian  ½-½111999EU-ch U16B01 Scandinavian
23. D Mastrovasilis vs C Lutz 0-1351999GRE-GER mB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
24. Yusupov vs D Mastrovasilis  1-0681999GRE-GER mD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. Jobava vs D Mastrovasilis  1-0301999Wch U16D31 Queen's Gambit Declined
 page 1 of 27; games 1-25 of 657  PGN Download
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Apr-21-06  PhilFeeley: Nice two rooks vs. queen ending here:

[Event "Kavala International Tournament 2005"]
[Site "Kavala"]
[Date "2005.??.??"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Mastrovasilis D"]
[Black "Pavlidou K"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B45"]
[WhiteElo "2563"]
[BlackElo "1970"]
[PlyCount "97"]
[EventDate "2005.??.??"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. Ndb5 Bb4 7. a3 Bxc3+ 8. Nxc3 d5 9. exd5 exd5 10. Bd3 d4 11. Ne2 O-O 12. O-O Re8 13. Bg5 Re5 14. Bf4 Re8 15. Ng3 Qb6 16. Nh5 Ne7 17. Be5 Kh8 18. Bxf6 gxf6 19. Re1 Bf5 20. Qf3 Bxd3 21. cxd3 Ng6 22. Nxf6 Re6 23. Nd7 Qxb2 24. Qxf7 Rae8 25. Qxe8+ Rxe8 26. Rxe8+ Kg7 27. Rae1 Qxa3 28. h4 h5 29. Ne5 Nxe5 30. R8xe5 Qxd3 31. Rxh5 Qc3 32. Re4 Qb4 33. f3 a5 34. Rg5+ Kf6 35. Rd5 Qb1+ 36. Kh2 a4 37. Rexd4 b5 38. Rd6+ Ke7 39. Rd7+ Ke6 40. R7d6+ Ke7 41. Ra6 Qb2 42. Re4+ Kf7 43. Ra7+ Kf6 44. h5 Kg5 45. Rg4+ Kh6 46. Ra6+ Kxh5 47. Rag6 Qe2 48. R4g5+ Kh4 49. f4 1-0

Jun-11-08  BIDMONFA:


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  wordfunph: FIDE awarded his GM title in 2004, Happy Birthday GM Dimitrios Mastrovasilis!!!

Anyone knew the meaning of "Mastro" and "Vasilis"?

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  Tabanus: Placed 6th in Kalamaria Open (Greece) 28 Aug. - 1 Sept. 2010:

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  ketchuplover: He might have lost to a 12 year old recently.
Dec-11-14  waustad: He did commentary on chessbomb today for the 4th International Chess Memorial of Krystyna Holuj-Radzikowska 2014 tournament and seemed to do quite a good job. It isn't the highest profile tournament, but some decent female players are there.
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  kdogphs: Guy just qualified for the World Cup on 2017! Followed a bunch of his games from the EIC, pretty universal style, hope he makes it far in the World Cup!
Jun-12-17  cunctatorg: <@ wordfunph; Anyone knew the meaning of "Mastro" and "Vasilis"?>:

Well, you may have already find the answer after whole eight years!

In any case, "mastro" is a quite simple word, not a Greek word but perhaps a word of Latin origin or so; it simply means "master".

"Vasilis" is perhaps a word of Greek origin though it isn't a Homer's word, it became quite common during the Christian Era and the Byzantine Empire; "Vasileus" is just the King and the word became a little bit "international" as a Christian name etc.

Last but not least about GM Dimitrios Mastrovasilis first name: Dimitrios is surely an ancient Greek word and it was the name of "Dimitra", the Goddess of Agriculture. Plato himself is giving the etymology of the word from the words "dido/dous=give" and "mEtEr=mHtHr=mother" at his "dialogue" on names, "Kratylus". That Goddess was giving as a mother and you can see the interesting (and general) fact that the ancient Greek names had a similar structure to that of the names of e.g. the natives of North America, the "Indians".

Aug-30-17  spysfi: I have submitted the following game between these two players long time ago. Dear Chessgames admins please include it in your database:

Mastrovasilis, Dimitrios - Navara, David

1. e4 c6 2. Nf3 d5 3. Nc3 a6 4. d4 Bg4 5. h3 Bh5 6. g4 Bg6 7. Ne5 Bxe4 8. Nxe4 dxe4 9. c3 e6 10. Qb3 Qc8 11. Bg2 Nf6 12. g5 Nfd7 1h3. Nc4 b5 14. Ne3 Nb6 15. Bxe4 Ra7 16. Bd2 g6 17. O-O-O N8d7 18. h4 c5 19. Kb1 Bg7 20. h5 cxd4 21. cxd4 Bxd4 22. Bb4 Nc5 23. Qc2 Bxe3 24. fxe3 Nxe4 25. Qxe4 Rg8 26. hxg6 hxg6 27. Qd4 Nd5 28. Qxa7 Nxb4 29. Rc1 Qd7 30. Qb8+ Ke7 31. Qxg8 Qd3+ 32. Ka1 Qb1+ 33. Kxb1 1-0

Aug-30-17  spysfi: This summer he gave a big (over sixty players) simul in Nafpaktos, Greece and I think he went like 59.5-0.5 against many players rated over 1500. I got a good position with black against his pet opening (Two knights Caro-Kann) where he admitted after the game that he mixed the move order. I was very excited to have his king left in the center and tried a central break with a pawn sacrifice for the win!! Finally, I lost easily the endgame in a complicated position...
Dec-16-21  Albertan: He won the 2021 Greek Men’s Chess Championship:

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