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Hristos Banikas
Number of games in database: 479
Years covered: 1992 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2599 (2615 rapid, 2601 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2646

Overall record: +122 -62 =199 (57.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 96 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Slav (27) 
    D12 D17 D15 D11 D18
 Queen's Indian (24) 
    E12 E17 E15 E16
 King's Indian (23) 
    E77 E70 E81 E67 E97
 Queen's Pawn Game (21) 
    E10 A41 E00 A40 D02
 Semi-Slav (16) 
    D45 D44 D43 D47
 English (14) 
    A13 A11 A17 A14 A16
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (101) 
    B90 B30 B40 B47 B22
 King's Indian (35) 
    E94 E90 E92 E70 E97
 Sicilian Najdorf (30) 
    B90 B94 B92 B98 B97
 Queen's Indian (19) 
    E17 E12 E15 E14
 Sicilian Taimanov (15) 
    B47 B48 B49 B46
 Nimzo Indian (14) 
    E39 E32 E55 E46 E20
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Greet vs H Banikas, 2008 0-1
   H Banikas vs D Mastrovasilis, 2003 1/2-1/2
   S Bogner vs H Banikas, 2008 0-1
   A H T dos Santos Fier vs H Banikas, 2010 0-1
   A Karagiannis vs H Banikas, 2005 0-1
   Y Kryvoruchko vs H Banikas, 2012 0-1
   I Saric vs H Banikas, 2013 0-1
   Kasparov vs H Banikas, 2001 1/2-1/2
   H Banikas vs Deep Junior, 2001 1-0
   D Anton Guijarro vs H Banikas, 2016 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   European Team Championship (2005)
   World Team Championship (2010)
   Gibraltar Chess Festival (2008)
   European Club Cup (2013)
   EU-ch 4th (2003)
   Olympiad (2008)
   10th European Individual Championship (2009)
   European Team Championship (2007)
   Chess Olympiad (2010)
   European Team Championship (2013)
   Chess Olympiad (2012)
   European Individual Championship (2010)
   Chess Olympiad (2018)
   European Team Championship (2017)
   European Team Championship (2019)

   🏆 European Team Championship
   H Melkumyan vs H Banikas (Nov-02-19) 1-0
   M Yilmaz vs H Banikas (Nov-01-19) 1-0
   Smirin vs H Banikas (Oct-30-19) 1/2-1/2
   V Sipila vs H Banikas (Oct-28-19) 0-1
   H Banikas vs G Meier (Oct-27-19) 1-0

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(born May-20-1978, 42 years old) Greece

[what is this?]
Grandmaster (2001). In 2002, he won the European Rapid Chess Championship. He won the Greek championship in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008 and 2009.

Wikipedia article: Hristos Banikas

 page 1 of 20; games 1-25 of 479  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. V Tukmakov vs H Banikas  1-0291992Katerini opE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
2. H Banikas vs Petursson  0-1561993Katerini GPA16 English
3. J Stocek vs H Banikas  ½-½321994EU-ch U18E94 King's Indian, Orthodox
4. T Gelashvili vs H Banikas  ½-½341995EU-ch U18B87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
5. H Banikas vs I Miladinovic  ½-½411995Aegina opD07 Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense
6. H Banikas vs Beliavsky  ½-½50199511th ECC qual group 2E77 King's Indian
7. H Banikas vs K Mokry  ½-½20199511th ECC qual group 2E11 Bogo-Indian Defense
8. H Banikas vs T Gelashvili  ½-½361996Kastoria opE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
9. Kotronias vs H Banikas  ½-½711996Ch GreeceB32 Sicilian
10. H Banikas vs I Koukos  1-0261996GRE-ch U20 28thD85 Grunfeld
11. V Malakhov vs H Banikas  0-1601996Wch U18B54 Sicilian
12. H Banikas vs Sadvakasov  1-0321996Wch U18E41 Nimzo-Indian
13. Bacrot vs H Banikas  ½-½591996Yerevan OlympiadA00 Uncommon Opening
14. G Vescovi vs H Banikas  ½-½411996Wch U18E94 King's Indian, Orthodox
15. H Banikas vs T Gelashvili  0-1451997Thessaloniki ttA50 Queen's Pawn Game
16. T Gelashvili vs H Banikas  ½-½371997Ikaros/ThessalonikiB32 Sicilian
17. H Banikas vs Tringov  ½-½361997Ikaros/ThessalonikiE77 King's Indian
18. C R Petry vs H Banikas  0-1411997Wch U20A48 King's Indian
19. Ponomariov vs H Banikas  ½-½391997Wch U20B40 Sicilian
20. Movsesian vs H Banikas  ½-½291997Wch U20B30 Sicilian
21. H Banikas vs G A Timoshenko  ½-½301997Agios Nikolaos opE12 Queen's Indian
22. H Banikas vs T Gelashvili  1-0571998GRE-chTE46 Nimzo-Indian
23. H Banikas vs T Gelashvili  ½-½211998Korinthos op 2ndE00 Queen's Pawn Game
24. G Giorgadze vs H Banikas  1-0451998Panormo ZonalE92 King's Indian
25. H Banikas vs T Gelashvili  ½-½211998Panormo ZonalE12 Queen's Indian
 page 1 of 20; games 1-25 of 479  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-04-06  EmperorAtahualpa: Hristos Banikas is currently Greece's third highest player on FIDE.
Mar-15-06  niemzo: My favourite Greek player. I saw him play last year in the Kavala Open near my hometown.He is the reigning Greek Champion.
May-19-06  BIDMONFA: Hristos Banikas

BANIKAS, Hristos

Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: My son was named after GM HRISTOS Banikas.
Jun-10-09  myschkin: . . .

War in Chess:

(GM Banikas - Rybka 3)

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  wordfunph: happy 32nd birthday Hristos!
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: Picture:

5th today in the Paleochora Open (Greece) 22-29 July 2010:

Jan-05-11  kramputz: What is this in the bio?<Grandmaster (1978)> He became a GM in 2001

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