The 5th Arad PAB Romania Open will take place in the Great Concert Hall of the Arad City Cultural Palace between July 27th and August 2nd.
The 9-round open Swiss tournament is valid for international titles and the FIDE elo List. This year the prize fund is increased to 8000 EUR, with 1st prize being 1350 EUR (6000 lei).
The tournament is a great possibility for foreign players to visit western Romania, with good accommodation prices at top level hotels and very cheap possibilities of serving meals.
In addition, the organizers from the Vados Chess Club Arad have prepared side activities – wine tasting in Minis vineyard and canoe trips on the Mures river.
Top rated players:
GM Kravtsiv Martyn 2588 UKR
GM Manolache Marius 2545 ROU
GM Szabo Gergely-Andras-Gyula 2540 ROU
GM Nanu Costica-Ciprian 2520 ROU
GM Jianu Vlad-Cristian 2500 ROU
GM Murariu Andrei 2498 ROU
GM Abergel Thal 2451 FRA
IM Itkis Boris 2437 ROU
GM Mahjoob Morteza 2424 IRI
IM Baltag Iulian 2424 MDA
WGM Peptan Corina-Isabela 2420 ROU
GM Sanduleac Vasile 2405 MDA