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Constantin Lupulescu (born 25 March 1984 in Buftea) is a Romanian chess grandmaster and a five-time Romanian Chess Champion. He has competed in the FIDE World Cup in 2009, 2011,[1] 2013[2] and 2015.

Constantin Lupulescu
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Constantin Lupulescu, Warsaw 2013
CountryRomania
Born (1984-03-25) 25 March 1984 (age 35)
Buftea, Romania
TitleGrandmaster (2006)
FIDE rating2649 (June 2019)
Peak rating2660 (April 2014)

Chess careerEdit

Lupulescu won the Romanian Chess Championship in 2007, 2010,[3] 2011, 2013[4] and 2015[5]. He has played for Romania in the Chess Olympiad since 2004 and in the European Team Chess Championship since 2005.[6] He placed clear first in Bucharest 2003[7] and Bucharest 2006[8] tournaments, tied for first with Vladislav Nevednichy in Timişoara 2006,[9] placed second in the Victor Ciocaltea Memorial in Bucharest 2008 and tied for 4–8th with Tamaz Gelashvili, Anton Filippov, Nidjat Mamedov and Alexander Zubarev in the Open Romgaz Tournament in Bucharest 2008.[10] In 2013 he tied for 1st–8th with Alexander Moiseenko, Evgeny Romanov, Alexander Beliavsky, Hrant Melkumyan, Francisco Vallejo Pons, Sergei Movsesian, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Alexey Dreev and Evgeny Alekseev in the European Individual Chess Championship.[11] In 2014, he shared first place with Ernesto Inarkiev in the Baku Open, placing second on tiebreak.[12][13] He won the Reykjavik Open in 2019.[14]

Lupulescu is an expert in dynamic openings (Benoni with Black) and regularly employs solid middlegame strategy.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Crowther, Mark (2011-09-21). "The Week in Chess: FIDE World Cup Khanty-Mansiysk 2011". London Chess Center. Archived from the original on 20 October 2011. Retrieved 16 November 2011.
  2. ^ "Chess World Cup". The Hindu. Retrieved 13 August 2013.
  3. ^ "Constantin Lupulescu and Elena-Luminita Cosma are Romanian Chess Champions". Chessdom. Retrieved 9 February 2010.
  4. ^ Lupulescu Constantin, national champion in chess again, www.romania-actualitati.ro
  5. ^ Corina Peptan and Constantin Lupulescu are 2015 Romanian Chess Champions, www.chessdom.com
  6. ^ Bartelski, Wojciech. "Men's Chess Olympiads: Constantin Lupulescu". OlimpBase. Retrieved 25 November 2009.
  7. ^ "Tournament report January 2004: Blue Autumn - GM". World Chess Federation. Retrieved 25 November 2009.
  8. ^ "Tournament report July 2006: May Roses Cup". World Chess Federation. Retrieved 25 November 2009.
  9. ^ "Tournament report July 2006: Pius Brinzau Mem". World Chess Federation. Retrieved 25 November 2009.
  10. ^ "Tournament report January 2009: Open Romgaz". World Chess Federation. Retrieved 25 November 2009.
  11. ^ Crowther, Mark (2013-05-16). "14th European Individual Championships 2013". The Week in Chess. Retrieved 18 May 2013.
  12. ^ Martínez, David (2014-10-01). "Inarkiev wins photo finish at Baku Open". Chess24.
  13. ^ Silver, Albert (2014-10-03). "Strong Baku Open is won by Inarkiev". ChessBase.
  14. ^ Doggers, Peter (16 April 2019). "Lupulescu Wins Reykjavik Open Among 8-Way Tie". Chess.com.

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