Monday, August 8, 2011

3 share lead at Arad Open



Arad Open 2011

Three players sharing the lead after round 5

Arad Open 2011, the largest Romanian swiss tournament of the year, is entering the second half as the 5th round was played Monday. The prize fund of 4500 Euro has attracted over 150 players, among them being the winner from the 2010 event GM Vlad-Cristian Jianu.

The tournament doesn't miss the surprises as two of the favourites, Grandmasters Imre Balog (Hungary) and Petar Drenchev (Bulgaria), lost against the Romanian junior champions Stefan Tomici and Alexandru Pop. Round 5 standings are bellow.

The playing venue, Cultural Palace of Arad, usual place for classical music concerts, is very convenient for a chess event and many fans are coming daily to observe the games. The same hall hosts the children tournaments (U8 and U12), with over 70 players, some of them being the winners of medals at the strongest Romanian junior competitions.

The official opening of the tournament and also the first inaugural move was made by the Romanian Minister of Sports and Youth, Mrs.Doina Melinte, Olympic Champion in athletics in 1984, invited by the tournament organizer, IO Alin-Vivian Campeanu.

Round 5 standings:

1 IM Miron Lucian-Costin ROU 2506 - 4.5

2 IM Smith Bryan G USA 2503 - 4.5

3 GM Murariu Andrei ROU 2499 - 4.5

4 GM Manolache Marius ROU 2533 - 4

5 I Ungureanu Sandu ROU 2050 - 4

6 IM Ardeleanu Alin ROU 2394 - 4

7 GM Jianu Vlad-Cristian ROU 2518 - 4

8 IM Florescu Codrut-Constantin ROU 2266 - 4

9 CM Garbea Bogdan ROU 2258 - 4

10 FM Anton Teodor ROU 2355 - 4

11 IM Bogdan Dan ROU 2362 - 4

12 CM Stanciu Alexandru-Ovidiu ROU 2369 - 4

13 CM Chifor Ovidiu-Emanuel ROU 2268 - 4

14 Sadilek Peter AUT 2233 - 4

15 GM Balog Imre HUN 2539 - 4

16 FM Rusan Paul-Cristian ROU 2254 - 4

17 WFM Uta Adeline-Ramona ROU 2099 - 4

18 IM Mozes Ervin ROU 2248 - 4

19 NM Veneteanu Ion-Cristian ROU 2216 - 4