Sunday, 2 March 2014

Yerevan

     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, thought it doesn't mean that I don't put some by myself :D
     I've missed chess, as I haven't played for 2 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 tomorrow, 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: http://eicc2014.am/  I expect to have a very strong opponent tomorrow, as I am nr.167 out of 259  http://chess-results.com/tnr123081.aspx?lan=11&zeilen=99999
     I hope to play some good games and to show my best chess!
     Romania is represented by 7 players here:
46GMLupulescu Constantin1207822ROU2643
74GMNevednichy Vladislav1205730ROU2591
85GMJianu Vlad-Cristian1208110ROU2574
88GMParligras Mircea-Emilian1204297ROU2572
167IMBulmaga Irina13903063ROU2375
188Deac Bogdan-Daniel1226380ROU2322
252Porfireanu Serban1208632ROU1903

     I wish them all the best of luck (including myself :D ) !
     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
     Will keep you posted!


xoxo from Yerevan  ;)


     

12 comments:

  1. Best of luck to you and all the Romanian players!

    Maybe you can post some game analysis if time allows you.

    -Seth

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    1. Thank you! I will try to find some time for posting some analysed games :)

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  2. Make sure you sit on your hands :)

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    1. It's a funny way we have in England, of saying think before you move. Obviously I don't take my own advice because I'm crap compared to you. I'll bet you are very good, at sitting on your hands :)

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  3. Good result in round one!!

    -Seth

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  4. GREAT result in round two!! Are you eating magical food??

    -Seth

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  5. 2.5/5 against all very strong opponents! Keep it up! Your fans are rooting for you.

    -Seth

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