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"Grand Sweden" - WGM Irina Bulmaga's Report from Golden Sands Tournament

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Friday, 21 June 2013
by WGM Irina Bulmaga

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WGM Irina Bulmaga shares her impressions from the
Golden Sands tournament in Bulgaria, where Natalia Pogonina has also been playing recently.

Hello my dear readers!
I've been relaxing the last few days, not even opening my computer. It's been soooo good to go to the beach and not worry about anything but my tan My session at the University was so exhausting- I needed some refuel and I definitely got it. I spent some quality time with my family and my friends in Golden Sands and I enjoyed the unusual role of being just a spectator of the "Golden Sands Grand Europe Open".

With my dear sister- Elena

With my good friend- Diana Baciu

Elena and me

Olga Hincu, Diana Baciu, Irene Sukandar, Elena Bulmaga, Ioana Gelip and me (from left to right)  trying the chilly water

Nils Grandelius of Sweden won the tournament with a 7,5p/9, 2706 performance and a very nice +17,5 Elo points! If he couldn't take the Bulgarian hot weather with him in Sweden- he definitely compensated it with some nice amount of cash- 6000 euros! How much sun can he buy with it, what do you think?

Here's my photo report from there:

GM Nils Grandelius- the winner of the tournament

GM Dragan Solak-6th place with 6,5p

GM Vladislav Nevednichy- 3rd place with 7p

GM Mircea Parligras

GM Alin Berescu

GM Dmitrii Svetushkin

WGM Natalia Pogonina-2nd woman prize with 5,5p

IM Axel Rombaldoni

IM Tiberiu Georgescu

WGM Nisha Mohota

FM Bogdan Posedaru

WGM Irina Ionescu

WGM Irene Sukandar

WIM Angela Dragomirescu

WGM Maria Velcheva

IM Zura Javakhadze

GM Levente Vajda

GM Zbynek Hracek- 2nd place with 7p

The playing hall was really impressive- it was provided by one of the best 5 stars hotel and casino in Golden Sands. The organizers did a very good job and I think that it was one of the strongest and with the highest prizes Open that one could find in June in Europe!
As about me, I really enjoyed my short holliday and I'm going to prepare for my next tournaments in the following week- Turkish League, Universiade, EIWCC... I hope to have a great summer and to show some serious results!

Wish you all an amazing summer!

Will keep you posted

Originally posted at Irina Bulmaga's blog

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