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Wednesday, 05 March 2014

By WGM Irina Bulmaga, Romania.
Best FIDE rating: 2410

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Here I am , in Yerevan- at the European Individual Chess Championship- the tournament that opens this year's chess season for me.

I like playing the Men's Europeans, as it is the strongest tournament I play every year and there is absolutely no pressure on me, though it doesn't mean that I don't put some by myself

I've missed chess, as I haven't played for two and a half months and the trip to Yerevan has been a very awaited one. It is my first time in Armenia and I like it- everything has been great so far- the food, the hotel, the receipt. I hope that it will continue this way

The first round starts March 3 at 3 pm local time. Here is the official site, where you can find all the information about the tournament, as well as the live games and photo reports. I expect to have a very strong opponentin Round 1 , as I am nr.167 out of 259.

I hope to play some good games and to show my best chess!

Romania is represented by 7 players here:

46 GM Lupulescu Constantin 1207822 ROU 2643
74 GM Nevednichy Vladislav 1205730 ROU 2591
85 GM Jianu Vlad-Cristian 1208110 ROU 2574
88 GM Parligras Mircea-Emilian 1204297 ROU 2572
167 IM Bulmaga Irina 13903063 ROU 2375
188   Deac Bogdan-Daniel 1226380 ROU 2322
252   Porfireanu Serban 1208632 ROU 1903

I wish them all the best of luck (including myself ) !

Here are some photos from my today's walk through the center of Yerevan:

Seems like chess is a tradition around here

With Mircea Parligras and Constantin Lupulescu

xoxo from Yerevan 

Based on the publications in Irina's blog

Other posts by WGM Irina Bulmaga:
WGM Bulmaga's Photo Report from London
All I want for December
The great Magnus
20 years to go
Chinese wall
Walk this Way
Sweet critique
Universiade in Kazan-II
Universiade in Kazan
Turkish Chess League
Me at my worst
Report from Golden Sands tournament

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