Romanian Chess Championships 2011
Cristina-Adela Foisor and Constantin Lupulescu are the champions

The 2011 Romanian Chess Championships for Men and Women were held concurrently from 12th to 20th February in Sarata Monteoru.
The Men Championship with 138 participants was played over 11 rounds of Swiss system. In the end five players finished equal first with 8.5 points each but GM Constantin Lupulescu was pronounced champion on superior Buchholz score. This is the second consecutive and third overall title for Lupulescu, who was also the winner in 2007 and 2010.

The Women Championship with 35 participants was played over 9 rounds of Swiss system. WGM Cristina-Adela Foisor and WIM Irina Bulmaga both won their last round games to share the first place with 7.5 points each. However, Foisor was declared champion on better additional criteria.

Top finishers (women)

1 WGM Foisor Cristina-Adela 2405 – 7.5
2 WIM Bulmaga Irina 2260 – 7.5
3 WGM Peptan Corina-Isabela 2414 – 7
4 WFM Sgircea Silvia-Raluca 2203 – 6.5
5 WGM Sandu Mihaela 2213 – 6
6 WFM Baciu Anca-Otilia 2123 – 6
7 WFM Foisor Mihaela-Veronica 2193 – 5.5
8 WCM Mathe Katalin 2033 – 5.5
9 WIM Padurariu Ioana-Smaranda 2160 – 5
10 WGM Paulet Iozefina 2264 – 5
11 WIM Dragomirescu Angela 2174 – 5
12 WGM L’ami Alina 2331 – 5
13 WFM Visanescu Daria-Ioana 1929 – 5
14 WIM Mosnegutu Mariana 2178 – 5
15 WCM Gelip Ioana 1952 – 5
16 WCM Vasile Teodora 1987 – 5

Final top standings (Men):

1 GM Lupulescu Constantin 2619 – 8.5
2 IM Miron Lucian-Costin 2509 – 8.5
3 GM Parligras Mircea-Emilian 2594 – 8.5
4 GM Manolache Marius 2544 – 8.5
5 FM Baratosi Daniel 2372 – 8.5
6 GM Berescu Alin-Mile 2476 – 8
7 IM Manea Alexandru 2384 – 8
8 GM Szabo Gergely-Andras-Gyula 2542 – 7.5
9 FM Balla Tamas-Kristof 2394 – 7.5
10 CM Miroiu George-Catalin 2277 – 7.5
11 GM Nanu Costica-Ciprian 2526 – 7.5
12 FM Voiteanu Gabriel 2283 – 7.5
13 CM Chifor Ovidiu-Emanuel 2276 – 7.5
14 FM Anton Teodor 2316 – 7.5
15 FM Petrisor Adrian-Marian 2386 – 7.5
16 NM Posedaru Bogdan 2322 – 7.5
17 IM Florescu Codrut-Constantin 2226 – 7.5
18 CM Stanciu Alexandru-Ovidiu 2297 – 7.5

Full standings here: http://tournaments.chessdom.com/news-2011/romanian-chess-championships

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