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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

GM Imre Balog Wins Arad Open 2011

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Hi everyone,

We've got some latest chess news from who have reported that in the Arad Open 2011 held from August 5-11, Hungarian GM Imre Balog won the tournament with 7.5 points. Despite a loss in the second round, he returned to win six straight games and one draw with FM Anton Teodor who finished second. The third spot went to Romanian FM Tamas-Kristof Balla.

The tournament winners with the organiser Alin-Vivian Campeanu.
The tournament website has lots of photos and interviews. Here are the final top standings:

1 GM Balog Imre HUN 2539 - 7.5
2 FM Anton Teodor ROU 2355 - 7
3 FM Balla Tamas-Kristof ROU 2406 - 7
4 GM Drenchev Petar BUL 2523 - 7
5 GM Manolache Marius ROU 2533 - 7
6 IM Bogdan Dan ROU 2362 - 7
7 IM Miron Lucian-Costin ROU 2506 - 6.5
8 GM Murariu Andrei ROU 2499 - 6.5
9 NM Doros Radu-Marian ROU 2338 - 6.5 10 I Ungureanu Sandu ROU 2050 - 6.5


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