A major success for the Greek chess team came from the Kavala Chess Club member Stavroula Tsolakidou who won first place at the World Individual Championships in Al-Ain, Abu Dhabi, in the category for girls under 14-years-old and was crowned world champion.
Stavroula Tsolakidou participated in a total of eleven chess matches. She won eight, drew twice and had one defeat, while she collected 9 points and came first in her category, out of 126 competitors from 63 countries.
Stavroula was born March 24, 2000, and was crowned Greek Chess Champion for the first time in 2009, in the category for 10-year-old girls. In January 2012 she came second in the Panhellenic Junior Chess Championship. At last year’s World Championships in Maribor, she ranked 18th in the 12-year-old girls category.