Monthly Archives: April 2015

Romanian Championship Final Standings

GM Constantin Lupulescu (2635) and (IM) Corina-Isabela Peptan (2430) are thew new romanian champions.

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GM Lupulescu (2635) Romanian Champion 2015 with 6.5 / 9.

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(IM) Corina Peptan won the 1st place scoring 7.5 / 9 in the women section.

More pictures from the event:

DSCF9623GM Mircea Parligras finished in the 3rd place. 6/9

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Last round game between GM Vlad Nevednichy and GM C. Lupulescu

DSCF9642GM Vlad Nevednichy and GM Mircea Parligras

DSCF9634(WGM) Elena Cosma (left) also scored 7.5 / 9 but had an inferior tiebreak.

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Link on Chess-Results: HERE

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World Team Championship starts today!

The World Team Championship starts today in Tsakhkadzor, Armenia. The tournament will take place at the Golden Palace Tsakhkadzor Hotel.

Ten countries: Russia, China, Hungary, India, USA, Egypt, Ukraine, Armenia, Cuba, Israel will play a 9-round round-robin system. Each team is composed by 4 players, 1 reserve player and one team captain.

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Teams composition:

Russia / 2760:
Grischuk, A (2794)
Karjakin,S (2757)
Tomashevsky, E (2745)
Jakovenko, D (2745)
Vitiugov, N (2736)

China / 2715:
Ding, L (2751)
Yu,Y (2724)
Bu Xiangzhi (2681)
Wei Yi (2703)
Wang Chen (2531)

Hungary / 2693:
Leko,P (2713)
Erdos,V (2612)
Almasi,Z (2698)
Rapport,R (2710)
Balogh,C (2651)

Armenia / 2691:
Aronian,L (2770)
Sargissian,G (2674)
Movsesian,S (2665)
Akopian,V (2656)
Melkumyan,H (2651)

India / 2662:
Harikrishna,P (2731)
Sethuraman S.P (2634)
Sasikiran Krishnan (2654)
Vidit Santosh Gujrathi (2630)
Sengupta Deep (2576)

USA / 2647:
Shankland Samuel L (2661)
Lenderman Aleksandr (2617)
Onischuk Alexander (2665)
Akobian Varuzhan (2622)
Naroditsky Daniel (2640)

Egypt / 2548:
Amin Bassem (2634)
Shoker Samy (2482)
Ezat Mohamed (2479)
Adly Ahmed (2595)
Farahat Ali (2389)

Ukraine / 2719:
Ponomariov Ruslan (2713)
Ivanchuk Vassily (2731)
Eljanov Pavel (2733)
Kryvoruchko Yuriy (2686)
Moiseenko Alexander (2697)

Cuba / 2665:
Dominguez Perez Leinier (2729)
Bruzon Batista Lazaro (2691)
Quesada Perez Yuniesky (2629)
Ortiz Suarez Isan Reynaldo (2612)
Gonzalez Vidal Yuri (2552)

Israel / 2676:
Gelfand Boris (2747)
Sutovsky Emil (2628)
Smirin Ilia (2652)
Rodshtein Maxim (2667)
Postny Evgeny (2636)

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Romanian Chess Championship 2015

The Romanian Championship started today 18th of April in the city of Calimanesti, located in the southern Romania. Both, men and women sections will play a 9 round swiss tournament that lasts until April 26th.

Click on this Link to see the event on Chess Results.

Here are some photos from the first round:

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(WIM) Raluca Sgircea (@ThinkingSquares!)

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(GM) Mircea Parligras (2582)

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(IM) Corina Peptan (2430)

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(GM) Mihail Marin (2591)DSCF9552(IM) Cristina Foisor (2384)DSCF9575The playing hall

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(IM) Tiberiu Georgescu (2477)

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Andreea-Briana Stanciu

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Chess Cheating and Ethics (A personal view)

The GrandMaster Gaioz Nigalidze (2566) from Georgia was thrown out of the Dubai Open this weekend after being found guilty of cheating. Over the past few years, this cancer (cheating) has been growing more and more. First among amateurs and now, apparently, among Grandmasters.  This must come to an end.

As chessplayers, we urge organizers to find a solution to this problem. There are many things to be done on this subject. However,  they are not the only ones to make a  difference, chess needs to be again a game of respect, of gentlemen, and there are ethics and manners to follow in a tournament. The 21st century chess can’t allow a GM hidding phones in a toilet, where are the values of this game that we so proudly preach?

For example, nowadays in Open Tournaments it is very common to see kids (sometimes not just kids) walking around and commenting their own games and how they are doing.… Read more

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