3rd Metropolitan Chess FIDE Invitational

February 23rd to 27th of 2011 in Los Angeles, USA

The 3rd Metropolitan FIDE Invitational which was run by Metropolitan Chess concluded this weekend. FM Philip Xiao Wang and FM Joel Banawa both achieved their first IM norms with 6.5 out of 9.0. It is coincidental to note that these two tied for first at the closed Southern California State Championship last year, before again tying for 2nd at this norm tournament and both achieving their IM norms. IM Jacek Stopa took clear first with 7.0 out of 9.0.

The tournament was organized by Ankit Gupta and directed by Randy Hough and Michael Belcher. It was sponsored by California Market Center, Fashion Business, Inc, Chess.com, LawyerFy, and Betty Bottom Showroom.

Final standings:

1. IM Jacek Stopa (POL 2451) – 7.0

2-3. FM Philip Wang (USA 2317) and FM Joel Banawa (USA 2347) – 6.5

4-5. FM Alexandre Kretchetov (RUS 2323) and CM Giovanni Nieto Carreto (MEX 2232) – 5.0

6-7. FM Michael Casella (USA 2249) and IM Zhanibek Amanov (KAZ 2421) – 4.0

8. NM Kayden Troff (USA 2247) – 3.0

9. IM Timothy Taylor (USA 2314) – 2.5

10. NM Konstantin Kavutskiy (USA 2170) – 1.5

Official website

GM Joseph Sanchez Wins Cannes Chess Festival

21st to 27th February in Cannes, France

The 25th International Open “Pierre et Vacances” took place from 21st to 27th February in Cannes, France, under the management by Cannes-Echecs. 64 players competed in the 9-round Swiss event with 10000 EUR prize fund. Top prize is 2200 EUR and 17 Grandmasters attended.

The crucial last round victory with black pieces propelled GM Joseph Sanchez ahead of the rest of the field and the Filipino claimed a clear first place by finishing on 7 points. Sanchez was seeded only 15th before the start of the tournament, but he played in excellent form and led the standings throughout the event. He also won the 2009 Cannes Open.

IM Xavier Vila Gazquez, former U18 European Champion, signed his final Grandmaster norm and sparked a huge celebration among his friends back in Catalonia.

Final standings:

1. GM Joseph Sanchez PHI 2516 – 7.0

2-6. GM Michael Roiz ISR 2649, IM Xavier Vila Gazquez ESP 2488, GM Christian Bauer FRA 2633, GM Evgeny Romanov RUS 2606 and GM Andrey Sumets UKR 2619 – 6.5

7-8. GM Alberto David LUX 2580 and GM Vlad-Cristian Jianu ROU 2539 – 6.0

9-19. GM Vadim Malakhatko BEL 2546, GM Hicham Hamdouchi FRA 2592, IM Lucian-Costin Miron ROU 2509, IM Anthony Bellaiche FRA 2458, IM Axel Delorme FRA 2492, FM David Anton Guijarro ESP 2425, GM Sabino Brunello ITA 2540, IM Jules Moussard FRA 2385, GM Evgeny Sveshnikov LAT 2521, IM David Recuero Guerra ESP 2462 and FM Cristophe Sochacki FRA 2366 – 5.5 etc

Official website

Hunting with the Polar Bear

Practical game by GM Henrik Danielsen

Here is one more game analysis in his “The Insight” chess show. It is a practical example from a game GM Henrik Danielsen – GM Sune Berg Hansen showing the power and deep options involved with 1. f4.

The analysis of the game is going quite fast, as GM Danielsen is stepping on already discussed options in The Polar Bear 1 (watch here) and the Polar Bear 2 (watch here), mae sure to review them before diving into the game.

Accelerated Dragon (video game analysis)

The Insight with GM Henrik Danielsen

After the introductory lessons to the Accelerated Dragon in the Sicilian defence, GM Henrik Danielsen takes a look at a specific game in the variation. This time subject of the discussion is the move 9. O-O. It is a central variation in the games these days and necessary to know when entering the Accelerated Dragon.

A total of 25 series on the Accelerated Dragon is coming, find Part 1 and Part 2 here.

25th Cannes Chess Festival

21st to 27th February in Cannes, France, under the management by Cannes-Echecs

The 25th International Open “Pierre et Vacances” is taking place from 21st to 27th February in Cannes, France, under the management by Cannes-Echecs. 64 players compete in the 9-round Swiss event with 10000 EUR prize fund. Top prize is 2200 EUR and 17 Grandmasters are attending.

GM Sanchez of Philippines and GM Felgaer of Argentina are leading the race with 3.5 points from four games. A large group of players is tied half a point behind.

Round 4 standings:

1-2. GM Joseph Sanchez PHI 2516 and GM Ruben Felgaer ARG 2585 – 3½

3-13. IM Anthony Bellaiche FRA 2458, GM Vadim Malakhatko BEL 2546, GM Sergey Fedorchuk UKR 2650, GM Christian Bauer FRA 2633, GM Michael Roiz ISR 2649, GM Alberto David LUX 2580, IM Xavier Vila Gazquez ESP 2488, GM Evgeny Romanov RUS 2606, GM Hicham Hamdouchi FRA 2592, GM Andrey Sumets UKR 2619 and IM Axel Delorme FRA 2492 – 3.0 etc

Official website

Christian Bauer square

GM Christian Bauer

Poland Chess Championships 2011

WGM Jolanta Zawadzka and GM Mateusz Bartel are the Champions

The 2011 Poland Chess Championship was played from 12th to 20th February in the Hotel Novotel Centrum in Warsaw. 22 players participated in the Men’s Championship which had a format of 9-round Swiss event. 10 Ladies competed in the round robin Women’s Championship.

Two top seeds in Women’s event, WGM Jolanta Zawadzka and GM Monika Socko, both signed victories in the final round, but Zawadzka maintained the half-point edge and claimed the title with a total of 7.0 points. Socko remained second with 6.5 points, while WGM Karina Szczepkowska-Horowska came in third with 5.5 points.

GM Mateusz Bartel convincingly won the Men’s Championship by finishing full point ahead of the opposition, thus taking his second consecutive title and third overall. Earlier he was the Champion in 2006 and 2010. A small reminder that GM Constantin Lupulescu achieved the same feat in Romania few days ago.

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WGM Jolanta Zawadzka interviewed for the TV (all photos by Sylwia Rudolf)

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GM Mateusz Bartel speaking for the media

We first met Mateusz Bartel during the ETCC on Crete, where his team Poland finished excellent 4th, and ever since he had been contributing valuable news and articles for Chessdom.

He shared the impressions: “Before the start of the event I didn’t expect anything great from me. After the successful Chess Olympiad I didn’t play any tournament, except team leagues and I couldn’t be proud with the results. I had a very strong motivation to play in this Championship, not only because I was defending the title, but as every year I want to qualify for the national team for the European Team Championship.”

“I must say that I played a very good tournament. Last year it was clear to everyone that I had a lot of luck, but this time it was different. I was leading from the beginning until the end and played several very good games. I am very happy that I won against my good friends from the national team: Bartek Macieja and Bartosz Soćko. Especially the victory over Soćko was important for me, because I never beat him in a classical game before (losing something like 10 games and drawing 5!). Before the Championship we had a short training session together, and I expect that now he is holding mixed feeling about it :)

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GM Kempinski was the first to congratulate GM Bartel immediately after their game finished

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10th Rochefort Chess Tournament

GM Yury Solodovnichenko leading with perfect score

Continuing the fine tradition from earlier editions, the 10th Rochefort Chess Tournament offers very good playing conditions for the professional and amateurs players alike, who in turn leave their heart on the board fighting hard to achieve better results.

This year, 6 GM, 9 IM, 1 WIM and 3 FM are fighting for the top 10 prizes. And they also have to care about the young and local players who are dreaming about earning a titled player’s scalp.

44 players compete in the Open A. After three rounds, only two players were on top with perfect score – GM Yuri Solodovnichenko (UKR, 2577) and IM Vincent Colin (FRA, 2440). In the 4th round Yuri Solodovnichenko continued to dominate the tournament with a swift victory against Vincent Colin.

In Open B (for people rated under 2000), the young (U-16) Arthur Macon (FRA, 1978) and 4 others players are leading (85 players).

Yuri Solodovnichenko

GM Yuri Solodovnichenko

Vincent Colin

IM Vincent Colin

Information about the tournament is available at www.echiquier-rochefortais.com. Thanks to IA Dominique Dervieux.

16th Lienz Open

12th to 19th February in Lienz, Austria

The 16th Lienz Open was organised by the Schachklub Volksbank Lienz from 12th to 19th February in Lienz, Austria. 217 players took part in the 9-round Swiss event, and among them were 10 Grandmasters and 13 International Masters. The total prize fund amounted to 8000 EUR.

IM Vladimir Okhotnik from France defeated the local Candidate Master Daniel Hartl, who earlier caused some major upsets in the tournament, in the final round to catch GM Viesturs Meijers on the shared first place. The two players have collected 7.5 points each.

Lienz Open 2011

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Final standings:

1 IM Okhotnik Vladimir FRA 2428 - 7.5

2 GM Meijers Viesturs LAT 2463 - 7.5

3 GM Petrov Marijan BUL 2535 - 7

4 GM Radulski Julian BUL 2590 - 7

5 IM Sebenik Matej SLO 2526 - 7

6 GM Sedlak Nikola SRB 2556 - 7

7 GM Popovic Dusan SRB 2557 - 7

8 GM Malakhatko Vadim BEL 2546 - 7

9 FM Heinig Wolfram Dr GER 2323 - 7

10 MK Hartl Daniel AUT 2242 - 6.5

11 GM Lanka Zigurds LAT 2468 - 6.5

12 FM Testor Sebastian AUT 2365 - 6.5

13 GM Tratar Marko SLO 2482 - 6.5

14 FM Schnider Gert AUT 2349 - 6.5

15 GM Schmittdiel Eckhard GER 2492 - 6.5

16 IM Diermair Andreas AUT 2387 - 6.5

17 IM Borsos Bogdan UKR 2298 - 6.5

18 IM Krejci Jan CZE 2443 - 6

19 FM Csonka Attila HUN 2378 - 6

20 IM Kelecevic Nedeljko SUI 2281 - 6

21 IM Zozulia Anna BEL 2347 - 6

22 IM Bergez Luc FRA 2411 - 6

23 IM Dimitrov Atanas GRE 2355 - 6

24 Loberg Jo Kristian NOR 1950 - 6

25 Neff Gregor Ing. AUT 2167 - 6

26 IM Kreisl Robert AUT 2398 - 6

27 IM Chetverik Maxim RUS 2306 - 6

28 MK Weinwurm Wolfgang Dr. AUT 2201 - 6

29 IM Gaponenko Inna UKR 2466 - 6

30 Wertjanz David AUT 2201 - 6

31 WGM Semenova Irina RUS 2252 - 6

32 Mueller Marcus GER 2159 - 6

33 Mesaros Florian AUT 0 - 6

34 WIM Borisova Borislava SWE 2097 - 6

35 Sadilek Peter AUT 2176 - 5.5

36 FM Dietmayer-Kraeutler Marco AUT 2237 - 5.5

37 FM Tabernig Bernhard AUT 2306 - 5.5

38 Krejci Jan CZE 2178 - 5.5

39 Bernard Jacques FRA 2225 - 5.5

40 NM Wiedermann Daniel AUT 2188 - 5.5

41 Stuetzner Emanuel GER 1978 - 5.5

42 Piotraschke Jens Dr GER 2158 - 5.5

43 Leitner Gerald DI. AUT 2224 - 5.5

44 Teuschler Hugo Mag. AUT 2060 - 5.5

45 Pregl Walter AUT 2106 - 5.5

46 Besner Bernhard GER 2190 - 5.5

47 Steiner Karl Dr. AUT 2091 - 5.5

48 Schoenberger Peter GER 2179 - 5.5

49 Jacso Adam HUN 2235 - 5.5

50 Mueller Richard GER 1949 - 5.5

51 CM Bozinovic Boban AUT 2088 - 5.5

52 Frühauf Norbert Ing. AUT 2081 - 5.5

53 Ebner Johann Mag. AUT 2073 - 5.5

54 Neagos Raul-Alexandru ROU 2071 - 5.5

55 Lang Josef Jun. AUT 2066 - 5.5

56 Moik Franz AUT 0 - 5.5

57 Waldmann Gerald AUT 2211 - 5

58 Burschowsky Matthias AUT 2208 - 5

59 FM Wallner Joachim AUT 2290 - 5

60 Lechner Daniel AUT 2159 - 5

61 Guivan Vasily UKR 2195 - 5

62 Kwapinski Leszek DEN 2013 - 5

63 Dlauchy Peter HUN 1911 - 5

64 Lins Philipp AUT 2019 - 5

65 Zankl Thomas GER 2119 - 5

66 Schwenk Andreas GER 2120 - 5

67 FM Hiermann Dietmar AUT 2280 - 5

68 Zoernpfenning Siegfried AUT 2107 - 5

69 Mazet Julien FRA 2151 - 5

70 Tegzes Laszlo HUN 2100 - 5

71 Gorgs Alfred GER 2188 - 5

Oberbichler Robert AUT 1959 - 5

73 Kuntner Reinhard AUT 0 - 5

74 Rathgeb Hubert AUT 1983 - 5

75 Bittner Rudolf Jun. AUT 2039 - 5

76 MK Bauer Manfred Mag. AUT 1978 - 5

77 Hafner Robert AUT 2125 - 5

78 NM Hackbarth Wolfgang AUT 2081 - 5

79 Vergeiner Franz AUT 2072 - 5

80 Kuenzl Michael AUT 1946 - 5

81 Breuer Falk GER 1997 - 5

82 Bodner Alfred AUT 1998 - 5

83 Fischer Gerd GER 1945 - 5

84 Huber Johannes AUT 1976 - 5

85 FM Aschenbrenner Robert AUT 2229 - 4.5

86 Franz Karsten GER 2223 - 4.5

87 Higatsberger Michael DDr. AUT 2175 - 4.5

88 Wieser Rupert AUT 2071 - 4.5

89 Unterreiner Manuel AUT 2057 - 4.5

90 Kropik Martin AUT 2088 - 4.5

91 Rieger Robert AUT 2081 - 4.5

92 Heissenberger Andreas AUT 2040 - 4.5

93 Lechner Marcus AUT 0 - 4.5

94 Frank Emanuel AUT 1962 - 4.5

95 Haas Bernhard AUT 1989 - 4.5

96 Fröwis Annika AUT 1972 - 4.5

97 Diotallevi Maurizio ITA 2053 - 4.5

98 Ploessnig Michael AUT 1859 - 4.5

99 Pichler Gerhard AUT 1802 - 4.5

100 Poletti Fausto ITA 1928 - 4.5

101 Jensen Leif DEN 2012 - 4.5

102 Neubauer Anton AUT 1988 - 4.5

103 Zojer Stefan AUT 2043 - 4.5

104 Szabo Gabor HUN 1812 - 4.5

105 Karall Lorenz AUT 1943 - 4.5

106 Glabutschnig Werner AUT 0 - 4.5

107 Dünzel Jonas GER 2099 - 4.5

108 Kassel Walter Dr. AUT 1927 - 4.5

109 Schöpf Patrick AUT 0 - 4.5

110 Saringer Hubert AUT 1804 - 4.5

111 Zauner Christoph AUT 1846 - 4.5

112 Tarmastin Laura AUT 1791 - 4.5

113 Sovago Philipp AUT 2027 - 4.5

114 Wiesend Bruno Dr. GER 2065 - 4.5

115 Goeslbauer Harald AUT 2031 - 4.5

116 WMK Hackbarth Christa AUT 1855 - 4.5

117 Bauer Valentina AUT 1716 - 4.5

118 Hrdina Karl Dr. AUT 1946 - 4.5

119 Trattner Alfred AUT 1936 - 4.5

120 Scharler Walter AUT 1856 - 4.5

121 Nussbaumer Josef Mag. AUT 1993 - 4.5

122 Weiler Oswald AUT 0 - 4.5

123 Van Den Berg Kees NED 1987 - 4.5

124 Gronde Benedikt GER 1816 - 4.5

125 MK Zojer Thomas AUT 2093 - 4

126 Tiefenbacher Richard Jun. AUT 2019 - 4

127 Zanon Magnus AUT 1801 - 4

128 Prüll Lukas AUT 1933 - 4

129 Schöpf Gerhard AUT 0 - 4

130 Slaman Rik NED 0 - 4

131 Breuer Andre GER 1903 - 4

132 Rabovszky Gyorgy HUN 1987 - 4

133 Golger Daniel AUT 1811 - 4

134 Thier Robert AUT 1931 - 4

135 Schett Franz Mag. AUT 1869 - 4

136 Hopfgartner Andreas AUT 0 - 4

137 Brandstaetter Walter AUT 1940 - 4

138 Weel Nico NED 0 - 4

139 Heyne Regina GER 1790 - 4

140 Orsario Wolfgang AUT 1840 - 4

141 Barbulowic Nikola AUT 1796 - 4

142 Rathmanner Anton AUT 1803 - 4

143 Bieniok Alfred GER 0 - 4

144 Bölkény Gabor HUN 1908 - 4

145 Hartig Uwe GER 2080 - 4

146 Nohl Hansjorg SUI 1934 - 4

147 Mesaros Sebastian AUT 0 - 4

148 Kögler Margarete AUT 1719 - 4

149 Gruber Helmut AUT 2006 - 3.5

150 Piribauer Konrad AUT 0 - 3.5

151 Grubauer Gerhard Dr. AUT 1817 - 3.5

152 Winkler Walter AUT 0 - 3.5

153 Pajcin Jovan NED 1823 - 3.5

154 Mittelbach Eduard AUT 0 - 3.5

155 Rusek Walter Mag. AUT 1827 - 3.5

156 Lederer Peter AUT 0 - 3.5

157 Fritzsche Joerg GER 0 - 3.5

158 Maienschein Sarah AUT 0 - 3.5

159 Perez Reisler Jose PUR 1893 - 3.5

160 Obernosterer Wolfgang Dr. AUT 0 - 3.5

161 Duenzel Heimo GER 1500 - 3.5

162 Klimt Hans AUT 0 - 3.5

163 Graier Hubert AUT 1652 - 3.5

164 Januschke Guenther AUT 1969 - 3.5

165 Napetschnig Martin AUT 0 - 3.5

166 Bangert Ruediger GER 1691 - 3.5

167 Harrer Alfred AUT 1854 - 3.5

168 Grund Erwin AUT 0 - 3.5

169 Kessler Klaus GER 1624 - 3.5

170 Dangl Christian AUT 1877 - 3.5

171 Goelles Walter AUT 0 - 3.5

172 Wagner Gerhard AUT 1824 - 3.5

173 Kawinek Arnold AUT 1817 - 3.5

174 Jandl Johann AUT 0 - 3.5

175 Huber Christopher AUT 0 - 3.5

176 Zapfel Paul AUT 1759 - 3.5

177 WMK Unger Eva AUT 1847 - 3.5

178 Range Felix GER 0 - 3.5

179 MK Kroell Johannes Mag. AUT 2232 - 3

180 Reibenbacher Manfred AUT 0 - 3

181 Huemer Gerald AUT 1741 - 3

182 Kanzian Heinz AUT 0 - 3

183 Krammer Wilhelm AUT 0 - 3

184 Bachlechner Julian AUT 0 - 3

185 Kuenzl Martin AUT 0 - 3

186 Kain Peter Maximilian AUT 0 - 3

187 Braun Eric NED 1847 - 3

188 Lehner Erich AUT 1957 - 3

189 Egger Oliver AUT 0 - 3

190 Huber Ruth SUI 1689 - 3

191 Hoek Tjerk NED 0 - 3

192 Fauland Paulina Mag. AUT 1494 - 3

193 Sattler Erwin AUT 0 - 3

194 Meszar Thomas AUT 1825 - 3

195 Pirkopf Friedl AUT 0 - 3

196 Schoba Michael AUT 0 - 3

197 Ruck Helmut Mag. AUT 0 - 2.5

198 Fingerhut Ludwig AUT 1989 - 2.5

199 Di Cicco Daniela ITA 1527 - 2.5

200 Stoefan Gottfried AUT 0 - 2.5

201 Cerusico Carlo ITA 1401 - 2.5

202 Fazekas Tibor Mag. AUT 0 - 2.5

203 Loberg Lars NOR 0 - 2.5

204 Birkle Josef GER 0 - 2

205 Reutimann Hans Peter SUI 1781 - 2

206 Niedertscheider Franz AUT 0 - 2

207 Plozner Claudio AUT 0 - 2

208 Wolfsohn Heinrich AUT 0 - 2

209 Hopfgartner Theresia AUT 0 - 2

210 Schober Friedrich AUT 0 - 2

211 Csoere Henrik AUT 0 - 2

212 Reiner Robert DI. AUT 0 - 1.5

213 Meller Richard AUT 0 - 1.5

214 Lamberger Werner AUT 0 - 1.5

215 Helsen Roger BEL 0 - 1

216 Lentner Ruthild AUT 0 - 1

217 Kutschker Alexander AUT 1817 - 0

Sergey Volkov grabs the lead in the 9th Khazar Open

15th to 22nd February in Rasht, Iran, for the total prize fund of 30.000 USD

The 9th Khazar International Chess Cup is taking place from 15th to 22nd February in Rasht, Iran, for the total prize fund of 30.000 USD. The main A tournament has 79 participants who compete over the 9 rounds of Swiss system.

Russian Grandmaster Sergey Volkov, winner of the recent 40th Rilton Cup, singled out on the top after beating GM Farid Abbasov in the fifth round. Volkov has 4.5 points, half a point ahead of the group of five players, and is paired to play Black against GM Elshan Moradiabadi in the next game.

Round 5 standings:

1. GM Volkov Sergey RUS 2602 – 4.5

2-6. Quparadze Giga GEO 2395, IM Rasulov Vugar Ural Oglu AZE 2483, GM Moradiabadi Elshan IRI 2558, IM Golizadeh Asghar IRI 2504 and GM Toufighi Homayoon IRI 2450 – 4.0

7-17. GM Pantsulaia Levan GEO 2610, Abdulov Orkhan Javanshir Oglu AZE 2334, GM Fedorov Alexei BLR 2593, GM Abbasov Farid AZE 2537, IM Nigalidze Gaioz GEO 2456, GM Tiviakov Sergei NED 2623, IM Maghalashvili Davit GEO 2453, FM Mammadov Ayaz Arzu Oglu AZE 2409, IM Azaladze Shota GEO 2456, GM Jojua Davit GEO 2515 and IM Sulashvili Malkhaz GEO 2497 – 3.5 etc

Rasht

Romanian Chess Championships

12th to 20th February in Sarata Monteoru

The 2011 Romanian Chess Championships for Men and Women are taking place concurrently from 12th to 20th February in Sarata Monteoru. The Men Championship with 138 participants is being played over 11 rounds of Swiss system. GM Vladislav Nevednichy, IM Lucian-Costin Miron and the defending champion GM Constantin Lupulescu are currently sharing the lead with 5.5 points from six games.

The Women Championship with 35 participants is being played over 9 rounds of Swiss system. WGM Cristina-Adela Foisor is the sole leader with 4.5 points from five games.

Vladislav Nevednichy

GM Vladislav Nevednichy

Constantin Lupulescu

GM Constantin Lupulescu

Round 6 standings (Men):

1-3. GM Nevednichy Vladislav 2536, IM Miron Lucian-Costin 2509 and GM Lupulescu Constantin 2619 – 5.5

4-7. GM Parligras Mircea-Emilian 2594, GM Berescu Alin-Mile 2476, IM Cioara Andrei-Nestor 2427 and GM Badea Bela 2493 – 5.0

8-14. GM Szabo Gergely-Andras-Gyula 2542, FM Dragomirescu Robin-Alexandru 2403, IM Ardelean George-Catalin 2506, FM Voiteanu Gabriel 2283, GM Manolache Marius 2544, FM Pessi Emil-George 2221 and CM Stanciu Alexandru-Ovidiu 2297 – 4.5

15-35. GM Nanu Costica-Ciprian 2526, FM Anton Teodor 2316, CM Miroiu George-Catalin 2277, CM Horvat Dan-Sebastian 2171, IM Vasilescu Lucian-Mihail 2298, FM Balla Tamas-Kristof 2394, FM Baratosi Daniel 2372, CM Sava Bogdan 2153, FM Baciu Stefan 2236, FM Georgescu Tiberiu-Marian 2406, FM Petrisor Adrian-Marian 2386, IM Manea Alexandru 2384, CM Turcu Iulian 2200, NM Bonte Andrei-Mihai 2331, IM Florescu Codrut-Constantin 2226, NM Ciobanu Aurelian 2214, CM Stegariu Vlad-Ionut 2195, CM Chifor Ovidiu-Emanuel 2276, NM Posedaru Bogdan 2322, IM Doncea Vladimir 2402 and CM Gilea Lucian 2285 – 4.0 etc

Round 5 standings (Women):

1. WGM Foisor Cristina-Adela 2405 – 4.5

2-5. WGM Peptan Corina-Isabela 2414, WIM Padurariu Ioana-Smaranda 2160, WFM Sgircea Silvia-Raluca 2203 and WNM Uta Adeline-Ramona 2096 – 4.0

6-9. WGM Paulet Iozefina 2264, WCM Anusca Madalina-Maria 2029, WIM Bulmaga Irina 2260 and WGM Sandu Mihaela 2213 – 3.5

10-13. WIM Dragomirescu Angela 2174, WIM Mosnegutu Mariana 2178, WFM Foisor Mihaela-Veronica 2193 and WCM Lolici Iselin-Amanda 1988 – 3.0 etc