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Friday, 14 March 2014

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

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There it is- a half of the Europeans has already passed.

It is as I expected, a very difficult, but in the same time a very challenging and interesting tournament. I've played against strong opponents, I learned new things and I've fighted in every game until the very end. I am satisfied with my chess so far- well, it's impossible to be 100% satisfied, but I understand that there's a reason I'm still an IM and not a GM- there is place for improvement.

We had a free day today and as a "real professional" I went to an excursion through the holy places of Yerevan. I had some very good time and I learned many new things about hristianity and about the Armenian history.

Another thing I can't help mentioning is the Armenian food- it is so tasty that I think I will try to learn how to cook some of their dishes- especially their traditional soup "Spas". I eat it at least once a day

I hope that the second part of the tournament will go at least as well as the first one
     
The other Romanians keep their chances for qualification, with Constantin Lupulescu and Mircea Parligras having the best score among us- "+2".

46 GM Lupulescu Constantin 2643 ROU 1 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 4.0 42 2670 10 2.50
74 GM Nevednichy Vladislav 2591 ROU ½ 0 1 0 ½ 1 3.0 158 2308 10 -20.00
85 GM Jianu Vlad-Cristian 2574 ROU 1 ½ 0 1 ½ ½ 3.5 87 2515 10 -2.90
88 GM Parligras Mircea-Emilian 2572 ROU 1 0 1 0 1 1 4.0 67 2529 10 -2.20
166 IM Bulmaga Irina 2375 ROU ½ 1 0 ½ ½ 0 2.5 161 2547 10 12.10
187 FM Deac Bogdan-Daniel 2322 ROU 0 1 ½ 0 ½ 0 2.0 202 2324 15 0.30
251   Porfireanu Serban 1903 ROU 0 0 0 0 0 1 1.0 255 1337 15 -18.30
      
Here are some photos from the last days:






















You can find more photos on the tournament's site


With Maria Gevorgyan and Katerina Pavlidou

xoxo from Yerevan!

Based on the publications in Irina's blog

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

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