Monthly Archives: November 2014

Kings Tournament Final report

The 8th edition of the Kings Tournament (this year Scheveningen format) came to an end with a crushing victory of the chinese team over the romanians. The final score was 13  to 3.

You can find the links to the chess-results page and the official site below:


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Romanian Women National Team Championship

Last week the Romanian Team Championship (Superleague) has concluded in Calimanesti, a nice mountain resort in southern part of Romania. The event has gathered 8 women and 10 men teams that have been fighting for the national title.

Although there were only 8 teams in the women section, the tournament was very strong and the title was decided in the very last round. Each match was played on 4 boards and each team was allowed a number of two reserve players. My team, CSM Bucharest, composed of IM Corina Peptan, IM Deimante Daulyte, WIM Raluca Sgîrcea, WGM Irina Ionescu, Georgiana Morea and Petruţa Moldovan, had a good tournament and won silver medal. Our second board, Deimante, won first prize on second board. I played on the third board and scored 2.5 points out of 4. You can find the final standings below:


Săptămâna trecută s-au încheiat la Calimăneşti Campionatele Naţionale pe echipe – Superliga.Read more

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New Youtube Channel: ThinkingSquares

Now you can find us on Youtube and enjoy video footage recorded in tournaments we have participated. There are only a few at the moment, but we plan to add more in the future and even have a few chess lessons or chess games explained on video. Check it out and subscribe to our channel here: ThinkingSquares

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Acum ne puteţi găsi şi pe Youtube şi viziona filmuleţe din turneele la care am participat de-a lungul timpului. Momentan nu avem decât câteva, însă ne propunem să adăugăm mai multe pe parcurs şi chiar să înregistrăm câteva lecţii sau partide explicate. Puteţi urmări şi va puteţi abona la canalul nostru aici: ThinkingSquares

Ahora puedes seguirnos en Youtube y disfrutar de vídeos tomados en distintos torneos que hemos jugado. Por el momento sólo hay unos cuantos vídeos pero pensamos ir añadiendo más con el curso del tiempo e incluso algunas clases o partidas comentadas en vídeo.Read more

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Kings Tournament starting today!

The strongest Romanian event, Kings Tournament, is starting today in the city of Mediaş. The closed tournament that, in the previous years had famous guests such as the World Champion, Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura or Veselin Topalov, has this year changed its format. The 8th edition will see a match between the current Olympic Champions, the Chinese team, and the Romanian Olympic team. There will be 4 rounds, each member of the Chinese team playing each member of the Romanian team. In the end, the best player of every team will play a rapid match of two games that will determine the winner of this year’s edition. In order to set the table order, a blitz match was played yesterday in Bucharest. According to the results, we have the following team composition:

Board China Rating Romania Rating
1 GM Lu, Shanglei 2566 GM Lupulescu, Constantin 2643
2 GM Wei, Yi 2649 GM Nevednichy, Vladislav 2563
3 GM Wang, Yue 2711 GM Jianu, Vlad-Cristian 2588
4 GM Ni, Hua 2677 GM Pârligras, Mircea-Emilian 2594

All games will start at 3 p.m., local time, and can be watched live on the official site .… Read more

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