Saturday, August 19, 2006

Predeal Open 2006

Predeal Open was held on August 12th-18th. The tournament is part of the big Romanian Grand Prix. GMs Gleizerov, Sveshnikov and Ulibin are tied on first among 174 participants. Competition was extremely strong, seeing IMs finishing on 50% or bellow.

Next Grand Prix event, The International Chess Festival "M. Sadoveanu", is starting tomorrow in Iasi.

(Edit: Clasament page on the official site wasn't updated. Standings should be correct now)

Final standings:
1-3. GM Evgeny Gleizerov (RUS 2562), GM Evgeny Sveshnikov (LAT 2496) and GM Mikhail Ulibin (RUS 2489) 7.0/9
4-13. GM Vladislav Nevednichy (ROM 2576), GM Constantin Lupulescu (ROM 2566), GM Vladimir Malaniuk (UKR 2511), IM Alin Berescu (ROM 2491), GM George-Gabriel Grigore (ROM 2472), GM Levante Vajda (ROM 2524), GM Andrei Murariu (ROM 2514), GM Bela Badea (ROM 2508), IM Vlad Cristian Jianu (ROM 2491) and IM Gergely-Andras-Gyula Szabo (ROM 2465) 6.5 etc

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