Romanian Chess Championships 2012 concluded in Sarata Monteoru

The 2012 Romanian Chess Championships for men and women took place from 13th to 21st February at the Great Hall of the Hotel Casino in Sarata Monteoru. The start of the competitions was delayed for two days due to heavy snow and blocked roads.

Men’s championship was played over 11 rounds of Swiss system, while ladies competed over 9 rounds of Swiss.

GM Vladislav Nevednichy scored an all-important victory in the last round to catch the leading duo and then grab the title on superior tie-break result. This is the 2nd national title for Nevednichy, after Cluj-Napoca 2008.

In the women’s championship Cristina-Adela Foisor defended the last year’s title after edging fellow Grandmasters Elena-Luminita Cosma and Corina-Isabela Peptan on tie-break. All three players finished on 6.5/9 points. Full standings bellow.

The total prize fund for both events was 30000 RON, roughly around 6900 EUR.

Final standings – Top Men:

1 GM Nevednichy Vladislav 2546 – 8.5
2 GM Vajda Levente 2594 – 8.5
3 GM Manolache Marius 2552 – 8.5
4 IM Cioara Andrei-Nestor 2456 – 8
5 GM Berescu Alin-Mile 2488 – 8
6 GM Lupulescu Constantin 2648 – 7.5
7 GM Szabo Gergely-Andras-Gyula 2554 – 7.5
8 IM Miron Lucian-Costin 2525 – 7.5
9 IM Dragomirescu Robin-Alexandru 2340 – 7.5
10 NM Doros Radu-Marian 2338 – 7.5
11 IM Filip Lucian 2490 – 7.5
12 IM Florescu Codrut-Constantin 2282 – 7.5
13 FM Georgescu Tiberiu-Marian 2415 – 7.5
14 CM Pop Alexandru 2254 – 7.5
15 IM Dumitrache Dragos-Nicolae 2460 – 7.5
16 FM Anton Teodor 2393 – 7.5
17 IM Baratosi Daniel 2418 – 7
18 GM Parligras Mircea-Emilian 2650 – 7
19 FM Balla Tamas-Kristof 2377 – 7
20 NM Miroiu George-Catalin 2342 – 7

Final standings – Top Women:

1 WGM Foisor Cristina-Adela 2395 – 6.5
2 WGM Cosma Elena-Luminita 2325 – 6.5
3 WGM Peptan Corina-Isabela 2425 – 6.5
4 WGM L’Ami Alina 2360 – 6
5 WFM Foisor Mihaela-Veronica 2215 – 6
6 WIM Dragomirescu Angela 2240 – 6
7 WGM Sandu Mihaela 2248 – 5.5
8 WIM Bulmaga Irina 2360 – 5.5
9 WCM Adam Andrea 1906 – 5.5

Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar
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