Romgaz Open 2008

Strong tournament with a rich prize fund

After successful organization of “The Kings Tournament” – Bazna 2008, the “Elisabeta Polihroniade” Chess Club organizes the 2nd Open Romgaz which is taking place on 11-19th September in “Aula Rectoratului Universitatii Politehnice”, Bucharest. The starting lineup counts 174 players from 19 countries, with large number of Grandmasters among them. The official website dubbed the event as “the most powerful tournament which took place in Romania in all times”.

Nicipeanu Portrait

Top seeded: GM Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu

The prize fund is huge indeed, with 20.000 Euros at stake and first place bringing fine 5.000 Euros. Special guest is Anatoly Karpov, who will host a simultaneous exhibition.

Top rated players:

GM Nisipeanu Liviu-Dieter ROU 2692

GM Kurnosov Igor RUS 2617

GM Gelashvili Tamaz GEO 2612

GM Malakhatko Vadim BEL 2612

GM Azarov Sergei BLR 2605

GM Chatalbashev Boris BUL 2596

GM Miroshnichenko Evgenij UKR 2593

GM Lupulescu Constantin ROU 2589

GM Parligras Mircea ROU 2588

GM Nevednichy Vladislav ROU 2577

GM Neverov Valeriy UKR 2573

GM Geetha Narayanan Gopal IND 2572

GM Mamedov Nidjat AZE 2564

GM Fedorov Alexei BLR 2560

GM Savchenko Stanislav UKR 2558

GM Gleizerov Evgeny RUS 2549

GM Filippov Anton UZB 2531

GM Nedev Trajko MKD 2525

GM Zinchenko Yaroslav UKR 2523

GM Jianu Vlad-Cristian ROU 2522

GM Manolache Marius ROU 2521

GM Ulibin Mikhail RUS 2520

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