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Romanian Rapid Club Cup

It has been a weekend full of chess here, in Bucharest. Almost 40 teams (men and women) have been fighting for the rapid national champions title. The tournament was opened by ECU president Zurab Azmaiparashvili, who was present in Bucharest on the occasion of the ECU Board Meeting.

The men section gathered 32 teams and, after 9 rounds, Clubul de Sah al Municipiului Baia Mare emerged as a winner (for the third time in a row). The women’s title was disputed between 5 teams, who played a double round robin tournament. It was won by Politehnica Iasi, who finished undefeated.

My team, CSM Bucuresti, who won the title last year, wasn’t able to repeat the performance and finished third. I had a good tournament myself, managing to score important wins in the matches against the favourites. Here are some pictures from the event:

ECU President, Zurab Azmaiparashvili, and Romanian Chess Federation President, Sorin Avram Iacoban, opening the competition

ECU President, Zurab Azmaiparashvili, and Romanian Chess Federation President, Sorin Avram Iacoban, opening the competition

My team, CSM Bucuresti, receiving the bronze medal

My team, CSM Bucuresti, receiving the bronze medal

IM Corina Peptan, WGM Irina Ionescu, our team manager, Mariana Popescu, WIM Raluca Sgircea and our captain, GM Ciprian Nanu

IM Corina Peptan, WGM Irina Ionescu, our team manager, Mariana Popescu, WIM Raluca Sgircea and our captain, GM Ciprian Nanu

My team: IM Corina Peptan (1st board), WIM Raluca Sgircea (2nd board), WGM Irina Ionescu (2nd board) and CM Georgiana Morea (3rd board)

My team: IM Corina Peptan (1st board), WIM Raluca Sgircea (2nd board), WGM Irina Ionescu (2nd board) and CM Georgiana Morea (3rd board)

Politehnica Iasi, winners of the 2015 title

Politehnica Iasi, winners of the 2015 title

ACS Apa Nova, silver medalists in the women section

ACS Apa Nova I, silver medalists in the women section

Clubul de sah al Municipiului Baia Mare, winners of the men section

Clubul de sah al Municipiului Baia Mare, winners of the men section

Silver medalists AEM Luxten Timisoara

Silver medalists AEM Luxten Timisoara

ACS Apa Nova I, winners of the bronze medal

ACS Apa Nova I, winners of the bronze medal

CSM Bucuresti vs Politehnica Iasi

CSM Bucuresti vs Politehnica Iasi

CSM Bucuresti vs Clubul Central de Sah Bucuresti

CSM Bucuresti vs Clubul Central de Sah Bucuresti

CSM Bucuresti vs ACS Apa Nova II

CSM Bucuresti vs ACS Apa Nova II

Closely watching my student's game

Closely watching my student’s game

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