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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Victor Ciocâltea Memorial Chess Tournament from March 25

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Hi everyone,

How about following a nice top chess tournament in Romania from March 25-April 4? Well, the 28th Victor Ciocâltea Memorial Chess Tournament will take place during these dates at at Hotel Olimpia in Bucharest, Romania. Twelve players, 7 Romanians and five from abroad, will compete in the round robin tournament.

Ciocâltea was Romanian Champion in 1952, 1959, 1961, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1975, and 1979. He played for Romania in eleven Chess Olympiads from 1956 to 1982. You can check the official website here.
The participants' list is as follows:

GM Szabo Gergely-Andras-Gyula 2534 ROU
GM Grigore George-Gabriel 2528 ROU
IM Tazbir Marcin 2527 POL
GM Murariu Andrei 2503 ROU
IM Miron Lucian-Costin 2501 ROU
GM Shishkin Vadim 2449 UKR
IM Leniart Arkadiusz 2442 POL
IM Thesing Matthias 2423 GER
FM Baratosi Daniel 2390 ROU
FM Georgescu Tiberiu 2388 ROU
IM Soltanici Ruslan 2373 MDA
Posedaru Bogdan 2318 ROU

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