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Stelios Halkias
S Halkias 
Photo by Andreas Kontokanis 
Number of games in database: 871
Years covered: 1992 to 2022
Last FIDE rating: 2563 (2576 rapid, 2575 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2602

Overall record: +257 -124 =291 (59.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 199 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (54) 
    E92 E62 E91 E94 E63
 Queen's Pawn Game (47) 
    A46 D02 A41 A45 D05
 Slav (40) 
    D17 D15 D11 D16 D10
 English (38) 
    A15 A13 A16 A18 A10
 Queen's Indian (24) 
    E12 E14 E15 E13 E16
 Queen's Gambit Declined (23) 
    D30 D39 D38 D31 D37
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (99) 
    B33 B30 B40 B22 B45
 Queen's Pawn Game (40) 
    D02 A46 A45 E10 E00
 Tarrasch Defense (37) 
    D34 D32
 Ruy Lopez (37) 
    C78 C77 C68 C72 C95
 Queen's Gambit Declined (31) 
    D38 D31 D37 D30 D39
 English (24) 
    A13 A10 A15 A16 A14
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   S Halkias vs Pribyl, 2000 1-0
   Hug vs S Halkias, 2005 0-1
   S Halkias vs S Kristjansson, 2004 1-0
   S Halkias vs T Nabaty, 2019 1-0
   S Halkias vs Polgar, 2010 1-0
   S Halkias vs Timman, 2006 1-0
   S Halkias vs P Genov, 2001 1-0
   A Orlov vs S Halkias, 2007 0-1
   E El Gindy vs S Halkias, 2003 0-1
   I Cheparinov vs S Halkias, 2012 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Greek Championship (2004)
   Amsterdam Chess Tournament (2006)
   Politiken Cup (2012)
   Reykjavik Open (2008)
   Reykjavik Open (2011)
   Gibraltar Masters (2010)
   Reykjavik Open (2012)
   Politiken Cup (2013)
   European Championship (2001)
   European Championship (2004)
   European Championship (2007)
   Chigorin Memorial (2012)
   Baku Olympiad (2016)
   Tromso Olympiad (2014)
   European Individual Championship (2022)

   🏆 European Individual Chess Championship
   S Halkias vs D Yuffa (Mar-12-23) 0-1
   E Safarli vs S Halkias (Mar-11-23) 1/2-1/2
   S Halkias vs K Ahmad (Mar-10-23) 1-0
   P Stremavicius vs S Halkias (Mar-09-23) 1/2-1/2
   S Halkias vs Martirosyan (Mar-08-23) 1/2-1/2

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(born Apr-11-1980, 42 years old) Greece

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Steliois Halkias was the Greek Under-12 and Under-16 champion. In 1992, he was the bronze medalist at the European U12 championship. In 2002, he was awarded the GM title. His result in the European Championship (2010) enabled him to qualify for the World Cup (2011). There he faced Russian super-GM Alexander Morozevich in the first round, holding him to two drawn games in the classical game mini-match, but succumbed 2-0 in the 25 minute rapid game match tiebreaker. Equal first at the Lev Gutman 70th birthday GM tournament in September 2015 played in Lingen in Germany.

Wikipedia article: Stelios Halkias

Last updated: 2021-04-11 10:16:58

 page 1 of 37; games 1-25 of 906  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. H Stevic vs S Halkias  1-0351992Wch U12B28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
2. S Halkias vs B Thorfinnsson  ½-½461992Wch U12E12 Queen's Indian
3. S Halkias vs V Malakhov  0-1401992Wch U12A70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
4. Sadvakasov vs S Halkias  1-0381993Wch U14B23 Sicilian, Closed
5. I Ivanisevic vs S Halkias  1-0521994BalkaniadA45 Queen's Pawn Game
6. S Halkias vs I Starostits 1-0581995EU-ch U16D85 Grunfeld
7. S Halkias vs F Doettling  1-0471997EU-ch U18E92 King's Indian
8. T Gelashvili vs S Halkias  0-1521997Ikaros/ThessalonikiA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
9. S Halkias vs G Tringov  1-0301997Ikaros/ThessalonikiA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
10. S Halkias vs Nektarios Vlahakis  1-0241997Chania op 7thD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
11. S Halkias vs T Gelashvili  0-1251998GRE-chTE12 Queen's Indian
12. Rychagov vs S Halkias  1-0411998GRE-chTE12 Queen's Indian
13. Sadvakasov vs S Halkias  1-0371998Wch U20A16 English
14. M Kobalia vs S Halkias  ½-½151998World Junior ChampionshipD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
15. I Nataf vs S Halkias  0-1121998Wch U20B47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
16. Z Zhang vs S Halkias  1-0241998World Junior ChampionshipB40 Sicilian
17. S Halkias vs B Socko  1-0341998Wch U20E92 King's Indian
18. S Halkias vs I Papaioannou  ½-½5199848th Greek ChampionshipC48 Four Knights
19. I Nikolaidis vs S Halkias  ½-½9199848th Greek ChampionshipD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
20. E Grivas vs S Halkias  1-028199848th Greek ChampionshipD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
21. S Halkias vs T Gelashvili  0-1361999Korinthos op 3rdD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
22. S Ernst vs S Halkias  0-1621999NED U20 opD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
23. Aronian vs S Halkias  1-0261999Wch U20D34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
24. S Halkias vs Kasimdzhanov  ½-½241999Wch U20E92 King's Indian
25. E Dervishi vs S Halkias  0-1341999Wch U20B32 Sicilian
 page 1 of 37; games 1-25 of 906  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  mahmoudkubba: Who is the player?? any informationabout him before I use the Google analysis method please?? waw I am the first to Kibitz here!
Nov-29-04  tomh72000: Well, the name is very Greek, but other than that I know nothing.
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  Honza Cervenka: Stelios Halkias is an young GM from Greece. I have seen him few years ago in Pardubice where he played in KB Open tournament. See
Aug-31-05  halcyonteam: I like his style, his early kingside demolish. He always storm with a horde of powerful pawns.
Mar-04-06  BIDMONFA: Stelios Halkias

HALKIAS, Stelios

Apr-21-06  PhilFeeley: White binds black up pretty good with 16. Ncd6 and attacks relentlessly, but black manages to escape in the end:

[Event "Kavala International Tournament 2005"]
[Site "Kavala"]
[Date "2005.??.??"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Kourousis E"]
[Black "Halkias S"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "E16"]
[WhiteElo "1948"]
[BlackElo "2548"]
[PlyCount "76"]
[EventDate "2005.??.??"]

1. d4 e6 2. c4 b6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. g3 Bb7 5. Bg2 Bb4+ 6. Bd2 Be7 7. Nc3 c6 8. O-O d5 9. Bf4 O-O 10. Re1 Nbd7 11. Ne5 Rc8 12. e4 dxc4 13. Nxc4 Re8 14. e5 Nd5 15. Ne4 Rb8 16. Ncd6 Rf8 17. Rc1 Ba8 18. Bh3 Bxd6 19. Nxd6 c5 20. Nxf7 Nxf4 21. gxf4 Kxf7 22. Qh5+ Kg8 23. Bxe6+ Kh8 24. Qh3 Rb7 25. Bf5 g6 26. Be4 Rxf4 27. Qg3 Rxe4 28. Rxe4 Nf8 29. e6 Re7 30. Qe5+ Kg8 31. Rf4 Rxe6 32. Rxf8+ Kxf8 33. Qh8+ Ke7 34. Qg7+ Ke8 35. Qg8+ Kd7 36. Qxh7+ Kc8 37. Qh6 Qd5 38. Qf8+ Kb7 0-1

Jul-22-06  niemzo: Just won L'Ami in the Amsterdam tournament and should be tied for first with one round to go.Great result for him so far.
Dec-01-06  niemzo: A great win for him in the German international open in Bavaria.
Apr-11-10  wordfunph: i like his first name Stelios..

happy 30th birthday GM Stelios!

Jul-06-11  engineerX: In this interview ( ) he is asked which is the best game he has played. And he answers that he has played a very nice positional queen sacrifice

[Event "Wch U20"]
[Date "1998.11.19"]
[White "Halkias, Stelios"]
[Black "Ippolito, Dean"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2435"]
[BlackElo "2430"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 e6 5. e3 Nbd7 6. Qc2 Bd6 7. Bd3 O-O 8. O-O e5 9. cxd5 cxd5 10. e4 exd4 11. Nxd5 Nxd5 12. exd5 h6 13. Nxd4 Qh4 14. Nf3 Qh5 15. Bh7+ Kh8 16. Qf5 g5 17. Re1 Kg7 18. Bd2 Ne5 19. Nxe5 Bxf5 20. Bxf5 Bxe5 21. Rxe5 Rfe8 22. Rxe8 Rxe8 23. g4 Qh3 24. Bc3+ f6 25. d6 Qf3 26. d7 Re2 27. Bxf6+ Kf7 28. Rf1 Re4 29. Bxe4 Qxg4+ 30. Bg2 Qxd7 31. Bc3 h5 32. f4 g4 33. Be4 h4 34. Kg2 Qe6 35. Re1 Qxa2 36. f5 b5 37. Rd1 Qa4 38. Rd4 h3+ 39. Kf2 Qa1 40. f6 g3+ 41. hxg3 h2 42. Rd7+ Kf8 43. Bb4+ Ke8 44. Bc6 h1=N+ 45. Kg2 1-0

But this game is not in's database

Apr-11-14  offramp: <wordfunph: i like his first name Stelios.. >

I don't. It is VERY close to <TOILETS> backwards.

Backwards toilets are bad.

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  perfidious: With a backwards toilet, wonder how l'affaire Kramnik-Topalov would have gone.
Nov-26-14  john barleycorn: A true barracuda. Playing an Evans Gambit against Kramnik at the Quatar Open and doing fine (up to now):

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. b4 Bxb4 5. c3 Be7 6. d4 Na5 7. Bd3 d6 8. dxe5 dxe5 9. Nxe5 Nf6 10. O-O O-O 11. Qc2 Nd7 12. Nxd7 Qxd7 13. e5 g6 14. Nd2 b6 15. Nf3 Bb7 16. Be4 Bxe4 17. Qxe4 Qc6 18. Qg4 Rad8 19. Bg5 Qc5 20. Qh4 Nc6 21. Rae1 h5

Nov-26-14  SimonWebbsTiger: Draw with that Evans Gambit v. Kramnik! (Qatar 2014)
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  chancho: Turns out that Halkias has a draw against a 12 year old future World Champ:

S Halkias vs Carlsen, 2002

Nov-26-14  john barleycorn: The Leko of Greece? :-)

Champions - future and ex - bring them I can draw them all.

Apr-11-15  diagonal: Stelios Halkias is recent and outright winner in 2015 of the traditional <Bad W├Ârishofen Schachfestival>, an Open played annually since 1985 (first winner then was Jan Smejkal): (summary in german) (final standings)

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