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Lehel Vrencian is 2013 Amateur World Champion

Romanian Lehel Vrencian grabbed the winner’s trophy at the FIDE World Amateur Chess Championship 2013, which was played in Iasi, Romania, from 21th April (1st round) to 30th April (9th round).

Vrencian obtained 8 points in the 9 rounds played. Aron Teh Eu Wen from Malaysia got the same score but fell short on tiebreaks.

The huge field created big groups of players tied with the same score. No less than 12 participants finished on 7/9. Mongolian Erdenepurev Boldoo was the lucky one to finish third. Full standings below.

There were monetary prizes given. In the general section: 1500 EUR, 1200 EUR, 1000 EUR, 700 EUR, 600 EUR, etc. For the women: 500 EUR, 400 EUR, 300 EUR, etc.

An astounding 207 players signed up to participate, representing 37 different countries. Besides the local players, the biggest squad arrived from India – 11 players from the Asian country are participating.

Last year winners were Haralambos Tsakiris and Laura Perez

Photos by Vlad Ungureanu

Final Standings:

1 Vrencian Lehel ROU 1966 8.0
2 Aron Teh Eu Wen MAS 1949 8.0
3 Boldoo Erdenepurev MGL 0 7.0
4 Stoleriu George ROU 1772 7.0
5 Tirado Juan Camilo COL 1983 7.0
6 Malhotra Akshay USA 1898 7.0
7 Scripcaru George-Daniel ROU 1970 7.0
8 Joy Tomeh SYR 0 7.0
9 Marinescu Stefan ROU 1967 7.0
10 Sadhu S Adithya IND 1784 7.0
11 Valderrama Quiceno Esteban Alberto COL 0 7.0
12 Caushaj Kastriot ALB 1902 7.0
13 Yanjinlkham Bayarsaikhan MGL 1786 7.0
14 Orak Ersin TUR 1953 7.0
15 Bayarkhuu Khurelchuluun MGL 1908 6.5
16 Toculet Gheorghe-Cristache ROU 1835 6.5
17 Ahlqvist Esa FIN 1859 6.5
18 Vartolomei Victor ROU 1943 6.5
19 Varshini Veileven IND 1923 6.0
20 Zubcu Vlad-George ROU 1774 6.0
21 Calin Alexandru ROU 1788 6.0
22 Arghirescu Marius ROU 1891 6.0
23 Gradinariu Lucian ROU 0 6.0
24 Tqavadze Giorgi GEO 2000 6.0
25 Nastasa Robert-Radu ROU 1920 6.0
26 Stefansson Vignir Vatnar ISL 1678 6.0
27 Stefanova Milena BUL 1996 6.0
28 Villar Juan PER 1989 6.0
29 Olinici Emanuel ROU 1828 6.0
30 Adam Andrea ROU 1927 6.0
31 Chetina Elizaveta RUS 1850 6.0
32 Jeszenszky Jozsef HUN 1914 6.0
33 Vega Jorge PER 1923 6.0
34 Atomei Cristian ROU 1929 6.0
35 Lim Kian Hwa MAS 1882 6.0
36 Rafee Mohd Hayel SYR 1909 6.0
37 Elmas Mustafa TUR 1923 6.0
38 Tiron Lucian-Ilie ROU 1925 6.0
39 Fugulyan Grigore ROU 1910 6.0
40 Sava Gabriela-Liliana ROU 1911 6.0
41 Neagu Mihai-Cosmin ROU 1976 5.5
42 Tiron Calin-Andrei ROU 1924 5.5
43 Lekh Mithawala IND 1807 5.5
44 Dinca Ovidiu ROU 1976 5.5
45 Ismail Hany EGY 1933 5.5
46 Kaunz Werner ROU 1828 5.5
47 Nagy Laszlo GER 1964 5.5
48 Cabral Denrick BRA 1912 5.5
49 Egeto Janos-Lehel ROU 1865 5.5
50 Bourogaa Younes FRA 1932 5.5
51 Bilgin Murat Evrensel TUR 1950 5.5
52 Onyango Adia USA 0 5.5
53 Zahariev Ognyan BUL 1913 5.5
54 Comsa Razvan-Lucian ROU 1571 5.5
55 Calder Dennis GER 1946 5.5
56 Tardi Oscar FRA 1760 5.5
57 Niklesh Kumar Jain IND 1910 5.0
58 Wong Yee Chit SIN 1904 5.0
Galateanu Calin ROU 1857 5.0
60 Cosmulescu Alexandru-Paul ROU 1944 5.0
61 Necula Iulian ROU 1984 5.0
62 Vivek.M. IND 1857 5.0
63 Belinchis Valerii MDA 0 5.0
64 Evulet Gheorghe ROU 0 5.0
65 Ang Alphaeus Wei Ern NZL 1853 5.0
66 Dumitrescu Matei-Pavel ROU 1573 5.0
67 Morea Georgiana-Steluta ROU 1883 5.0
68 Lazar Ciprian-Ioan ROU 1958 5.0
69 Tazlaoanu Cezar ROU 1852 5.0
70 Grigore Adrian ROU 1775 5.0
71 Okur Kadir TUR 1843 5.0
72 Martian Fanase ROU 1951 5.0
73 Wijesuriya G.V. AUS 1846 5.0
74 Dyakov Martin BUL 1962 5.0
75 Othman Mustapha NGR 1877 5.0
76 Kamis Kamarunsalehin BRU 1884 5.0
77 Guarin Daniela COL 1979 5.0
78 Casillas Orona Federico Moctezuma MEX 0 5.0
79 Ozkan Salih TUR 0 5.0
80 Avsitidiysky Andrey CYP 1815 5.0
81 Silva Jorge COL 1970 5.0
82 Reis Virginia Lagrange M. BRA 1885 5.0
83 Havumaki Jani FIN 1813 4.5
84 Antal Istvan ROU 1991 4.5
85 Moudallal Tarek LIB 1984 4.5
86 Ganesan K. IND 1933 4.5
87 Karthik K IND 1772 4.5
88 Meleg Victor ROU 0 4.5
89 Faranka Khaled LBA 1823 4.5
90 Helawi Majed SYR 1920 4.5
91 Muntianu Razvan-Gavril ROU 1628 4.5
92 Urbanc Vinko SLO 1910 4.5
93 Iacob Dorin ROU 1848 4.5
94 Gibbs Dominic V ENG 1956 4.5
95 Simsek Hakki Kaan TUR 1805 4.5
96 Andor Jorge BRA 1865 4.5
97 Mohnblatt Daniel FRA 1881 4.5
98 Baasansuren Erdene MGL 1871 4.5
99 Liberman Alexander RUS 1999 4.5
100 Baciu Alexandru ROU 1755 4.5
101 Sandhya G IND 1769 4.5
102 Rosca Victor-Adrian ROU 0 4.5
103 Sabou Vasile ROU 1971 4.5
104 Desormes Olivier FRA 1783 4.5
105 Albu George ROU 1618 4.5
106 Kruger Israel BRA 0 4.5
107 Velez Alvarez Laura Camila COL 1775 4.5
108 Martinez Paipa Hernan COL 1944 4.5
109 Fotache Tudor-Felix ROU 1524 4.5
110 Altin Halis TUR 1811 4.5
111 Bolog Iacint ITA 1862 4.5
112 Anshuman Singh IND 1580 4.5
113 Cretan Ioana ROU 1757 4.5
114 Gherasim Ovidiu ROU 1880 4.5
115 Cornea Alexandru ROU 1908 4.5
116 Amgalanbaatar Khadbaatar MGL 0 4.5
117 Rosero Hugo Alberto COL 1655 4.5
118 Ciortan Mihail ROU 1739 4.5
119 Cenusa Mihai ROU 1760 4.0
120 Statescu-Enescu Vlad ROU 1826 4.0
121 Condurat Florin-Marian ROU 1795 4.0
122 Pislariu Stefanel-Vasilica ROU 1737 4.0
123 Dumitrascu Grigore ROU 1788 4.0
124 Anton Roxana-Ana ROU 1826 4.0
125 Tarraf Tarraf LIB 1701 4.0
126 Paveliuc Alin-Dumitru ROU 1897 4.0
127 Thomre Abhishek IND 1560 4.0
128 Bors Mircea ROU 1699 4.0
129 Istrati Iulia ROU 1986 4.0
130 Machado Eduardo Ribeiro BRA 1809 4.0
131 Maksak Vladimir RUS 0 4.0
132 Rusu Vasile ROU 1758 4.0
133 Pascaru Alexandru-Arthur ROU 1624 4.0
134 Nistor Stefan ROU 1693 4.0
135 Iorga Corneliu ROU 1666 4.0
136 Pojar Marius ROU 1755 4.0
137 Banea Traian ROU 1820 4.0
138 Johnson Frank Arthur Jr. USA 1788 4.0
139 Ciobotaru Alexandru-Vlad ROU 1798 4.0
140 Saxena Anshul IND 1608 4.0
141 Blacher Laurent FRA 1721 4.0
142 Al Hamed Saif Edrees UAE 1633 4.0
143 Abdulla Al-Hamed UAE 1663 4.0
144 Oloeriu Delia-Ioana ROU 1379 4.0
145 Al Hosani Saed UAE 0 4.0
146 Ruzicic Sinisa SRB 1992 3.5
147 Hriscu Alexandru-Gabriel ROU 1525 3.5
148 Gorea Stefan-Alin ROU 1640 3.5
149 Chisacov Marin ROU 1883 3.5
150 Chirpii Alexandru MDA 1926 3.5
151 Pricopie Stefan ROU 1670 3.5
152 Grancea Valentin-Gheorghe ROU 1701 3.5
153 Olinici Ecaterina ROU 1399 3.5
154 Bejan Silvestru ROU 1735 3.5
155 Bauer Matthias GER 1717 3.5
156 Cristian Codrut ROU 1555 3.5
157 Kirmeir Andreas GER 1771 3.5
158 Constantin Filip ROU 0 3.5
159 Zanetti Joao Carlos Pereira BRA 1764 3.5
160 Al Hosani Omran UAE 0 3.5
161 Dogan Halit TUR 1507 3.5
162 Cotruta Alexandru-Mihai ROU 1650 3.5
163 Bulgariu Andrei ROU 0 3.5
164 Al-Zaabi Sultan UAE 1447 3.5
165 Ersoz Celalettin TUR 1623 3.5
166 Mirosnicencu Mihai-Viorel ROU 1391 3.5
167 Radu Daniel ROU 1552 3.5
168 Pascaru Catalin ROU 0 3.0
169 Ossa Ramirez Jesus Antonio COL 1778 3.0
170 Sonfalean Maria-Laura ROU 1593 3.0
171 Hrib Andrada-Ioana ROU 1545 3.0
172 Poncu Constantin ROU 0 3.0
173 Negureanu Valentin ROU 1603 3.0
174 Dumitru Sorin ROU 1456 3.0
175 Bichir Ionel ROU 0 3.0
176 Sandor Levente ROU 1701 3.0
177 Sandor Tamas ROU 1485 3.0
178 Pope Jessica USA 1584 3.0
179 Boboc Thea-Elena ROU 1321 3.0
180 Milian Marius-Daniel ROU 1821 3.0
181 Pena Mora Carlos COL 1692 3.0
182 Attir Abdurrahman LBA 0 3.0
183 Lupascu Diana-Elena ROU 1334 3.0
184 Lehaci Miruna-Daria ROU 1478 3.0
185 Enache Tudor-Eduard ROU 1544 3.0
186 Morsy Nader EGY 1626 3.0
187 Toma Traian ROU 0 3.0
188 Wilson F Leon USA 1655 2.5
189 Ionita Gheorghe ROU 1616 2.5
190 Sultan Al Darmaki UAE 0 2.5
191 Lupu Vasile ROU 1742 2.5
192 Ionita Ioan ROU 1734 2.5
193 Ciobanu Eugen ROU 0 2.5
194 Klitorakis Ioannis GRE 1259 2.5
195 Chiriac Matei ROU 1363 2.5
196 Ferenczi Sandor-Levente ROU 1941 2.0
197 Cojocaru Emanuel ROU 0 2.0
198 Azamfirei Smaranda-Georgiana ROU 0 2.0
199 Yousef Jasem UAE 0 2.0
200 Comsa Tinu Florin ROU 0 2.0
201 Al Husani Zayed UAE 0 2.0
202 Mihut Maria-Emilia ROU 0 2.0
203 Sabau Ioan CAN 0 1.0
204 Maties Andrei ROU 0 1.0
205 Hordila Malina-Teodora ROU 0 1.0
206 Dumitrescu Alexandru ROU 1770 0.0
Paraschiv Calin ROU 0 0.0

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