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Arad Open 2009

Arad as an attractive tourist destination

The 2nd International Chess Tournament – Arad Open 2009 will take place on August 8-14th in Arad, Romania. The main tournament is a 9-round Swiss open with a prize fund of over 3,500 euros, giving the opportunity to get GM/IM norms.

The top seeded player of the competition will be the local star GM Constantin Lupulescu (ELO 2620). He will have strong competition from the international participants GM Hoffmann, GM Ilincic, IM Thesing, IM Vedmediuc, as well as the local competitors GM Grigore, GM Jianu, IM Ardelean, etc.

Many more titled players are expected, as the entry is still open and the organizers are providing fantastic chess tourism opportunities.

Official website: www.vados.ro

Side events

There will be also a children tournament for boys and girls born after January 1st 1997, included in Romanian Junior Grand Prix 2009. Also everyone can have fun in bughouse and combined chess tournaments with interesting prizes.

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Accommodation

The organizers provide fantastic conditions to the players in this years edition. They will be accommodated at Coandi Hotel***, the official tournament hotel, at prices are from 13 euro/pers/night. All rooms have TV, air conditioning, wireless internet (free features included in the price also: tennis court with night installation, arranged for the beach area on the bank of Mures river).

Arad as a tourist destination

Arad is a very nice destination for chess tourism. Neptune swimming pool complex (recently upgraded from an investment of over 3 million euro) is the largest swimming pool complex in Eastern Europe. It covers an area of about 28 hectares of greenery and includes 5 pools and water slide, more than 100 bars, terraces, restaurants, discos, clubs, internet cafe to which are added tennis courts, volleyball and the mini football field. At night, the swimming pool complex becomes the central attraction with numerous terraces, clubs, and discos.

In cooperation with The Administration of Mureş Floodplain Natural Park, the Arad chess tournament organizes trips on the river Mureş by canoes and kayaks. A range of wild islands await the players on your way, with luxurious vegetation that resembles true replicas of those in the Danube Delta.

The Arad 2009 players will also have a wine tasting trip in the Wine Princess vineyard in Minis.

For more information and details about Arad, visit the official site www.vados.ro

Participants

1 GM Lupulescu Constantin 2620 ROU

2 GM Grigore George-Gabriel 2558 ROU

3 GM Jianu Vlad-Cristian 2527 ROU

4 GM Hoffmann Michael 2502 GER

5 IM Ardelean George-Catalin 2494 ROU

6 GM Ilincic Zlatko 2479 SRB

7 IM Vedmediuc Serghei 2444 MDA

8 IM Filip Lucian 2441 ROU

9 IM Thesing Matthias 2436 GER

10 IM Burnoiu Nicolae-Costel 2420 ROU

11 IM Butunoi Alexandru-Victor 2408 ROU

12 IM Bogdan Dan 2400 ROU

13 M Anton Teodor 2379 ROU

14 FM Chereches Marius 2343 HUN

15 FM Ogleznev Alexandr 2338 MDA

16 CM Petrisor Adrian-Marian 2322 ROU

17 IM Mozes Ervin 2313 ROU

18 Bonte Andrei-Mihai 2300 ROU

19 Erdeus Aurel-Gheorghe 2285 ROU

20 I Kelly Ladislau-Endre 2215 ROU

21 Marinescu Mircea 2198 ROU

22 Vavric Pavel 2194 MDA

23 CM Doros Radu-Marian 2192 ROU

24 Erdos Boglarka 2153 HUN

25 CM Popa-Matei Viorel-Ovidiu 2144 ROU

26 Mocanu Sergiu 2137 MDA

27 Jakovlev Juri 2113 EST

28 Farkas Lorinc 2103 HUN

29 Suciu Dinu-Simi 2095 ROU

30 Follert Iuliu 2093 ROU

31 CM Lupu Ovidiu-Jean 2092 ROU

32 Petro Jozsef 2091 HUN

33 I Stefanache Mihail 2081 ROU

34 CM Turcu Fanel 2080 ROU

35 CM Pachia Mihai 2077 ROU

36 CM Samu Sorin-Mihai 2075 ROU

37 I Lupulescu Adrian-Calin 2059 ROU

38 De Dreu Dies 2055 NED

39 I Cirjan Daniel 2053 ROU

40 CM Coroeru Radu 2037 ROU

41 I Cretu Sorin-Alexandru 2032 ROU

42 CM Muller Wilhelm 2025 ROU

43 Georgescu Gabriel-Ioan 2023 ROU

44 I Hasznosi Lorand 1985 ROU

45 Campomori Bruno 1978 ITA

46 I Corchis Ion 1974 ROU

47 Scripnic Dumitru 1950 MDA

48 I Brosman Alexandru 1941 ROU

49 M Ardelean Rusalim-Pavel 1926 ROU

50 I Parasca Claudiu 1915 ROU

51 I Zlatariu Marin 1905 ROU

52 Postolache Sergei 1899 MDA

53 I Costiuc Ioan 1892 ROU

54 I Dumitrica Sorin-Radu 1892 ROU

55 I Lolici Iselin-Amanda 1884 ROU

56 Terek Gyula 1882 HUN

57 I Lucan Marius-Gabriel 1877 ROU

58 Szabo Csanad 1828 HUN

59 I Bursuc Mihai 1799 ROU

60 Di Mauro Dante 1715 ITA

61 Mravik Katalin 1654 HUN

62 Mogildea Mihail 1506 MDA

63 I Ungureanu Sandu 0 ROU

64 I Doros Doru-Lucian 0 ROU

65 II Dragoi Tudor 0 ROU

66 II Ranta Livius-David 0 ROU

67 III Ivascu Bogdan 0 ROU

68 I Tol Ioan 0 ROU

69 III Pitorac Cosmin-Iulian 0 ROU

70 III Ghita Vlad-Bogdan 0 ROU

71 III Grec Petru 0 ROU

72 Cailean Silviu 0 ROU

73 Condoros Robert 0 ROU

74 Hrabovszki Zoltan 0 HUN

75 Pruszter Rudolf 0 ROU

76 Sfaraila Dan MIhai 0 ROU

77 Soimu Claudiu 0 ROU

78 Erdos Attila 0 HUN

79 Festa Alessandra 0 ITA

80 Varga Tamas 0 HUN

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