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Dan Golub and Svetlana Petrenko are 2013 Moldovan champions

Dan Golub and IM Svetlana Petrenko won the Open and Women’s section of the Moldovan National Chess Championships 2013 that took place on 10-20 March at the Clubul Republican de Șah si Joc de Dame in Chisinau, Moldova.

Dan Golub had an impressive final streak of three wins in the open event. He defeated IM Ruslan Soltanici in the last round to reach him in the standings with 8.5/11 points. Golub got the gold medal thanks to his better score in the tiebreaks. Third place went to rating favorite GM Vasile Sanduleac.

Winners of the open section

In the women’s section, rating favorite IM Svetlana Petrenko finished undefeated with 9/11 points. This was enough to get sole first place, leaving her closest followers a whole point behind. Paula-Alexandra Gitu finished second and Olga Hincu third.

The prizes in the open section were distributed as follows: 1st place – 1 000 lei; 2nd place – 700 lei; 3rd place – 500 lei.

Winners of the women's section

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Final Standings – Open Section:

1 Golub Dan MDA 2277 8.5
2 IM Soltanici Ruslan MDA 2399 8.5
3 GM Sanduleac Vasile MDA 2416 8.0
4 Morozov Nichita MDA 2079 6.0
5 FM Ogleznev Alexandr MDA 2255 6.0
6 FM Vavric Pavel MDA 2203 5.0
7 FM Zhadko Vladimir MDA 2179 5.0
8 Gorbanovsky Oleg MDA 2077 4.5
9 Postolache Viorel MDA 2162 4.0
10 Procop Egor MDA 1956 4.0
11 Bizovi Mihai MDA 2127 3.5
12 Iovcov Valerii MDA 2199 3.0

Final Standings – Women’s Section:

1 IM Petrenko Svetlana MDA 2194
2 Gitu Paula-Alexandra MDA 1844
3 Hincu Olga MDA 1928
4 Barasiant Mariana MDA 1974
5 Cazacu Gabriela MDA 1880
6 Crigan Galina MDA 1892
7 Goian Valeria MDA 1449
8 Daicu Diana MDA 1529
9 Golban Liudmila MDA 1867
10 Lichii Elizaveta MDA 1495
11 Mocanu Valeria MDA 1603

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