Billed as FIDE’s largest event ever, 1387 players traveled from 80 countries to Halkidiki, Greece to partake in the annual festival featuring five age groups. There are separate groups in under-18, under-16, under-14, under-12, under-10 and under-8 for both boys and girls.
While this tournament is organized in categories, the ratings earned from this tournament and other FIDE-rated activities are included in the general list with adult players. Thus, there are five Grandmasters playing in the under-18 section and one each in the under-16 and under-14. Russia has the largest delegation with an amazing 110 participants! Host Greece has 54 as does youth powerhouse, India.