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 doubled to more than 8000 EUR, with 1st prize being 1350 EUR (6000 lei).

The PAB Romania Open is organized by Sah Club Vados and tournament director is IO Alin Campeanu. The defending champion is the young player from Hungary, GM Balog Imre (2542).

This year’s edition will be part of the Balkan Grand Prix circuit (1st stage) –

The accommodation is just superb with the excellent Continental Forum**** and Coandi Hotel*** at rates as low as 11 euro/person/night in double room (special discount for chess players).

Players list bellow

Official website

Come and discover western Romania and the beauty of Arad (,_Romania). The organizers have prepared many interesting side events – wine tasting trip, boat trip on the Mures river, blitz, bughouse and pair tournaments.

Arad is a beautiful city with nearly 150.000 inhabitants, located in the western part of Romania, on the banks of river Mures, near the border with Hungary.

There is no street rush, no traffic jams, the atmosphere is peaceful and pleasant, and local folks, despite few English-speakers, are always friendly and ready to help.

Star of the region is the vineyard of Minis. In 1862, at a wine contest in London, “Rosu de Minis” was awarded the first prize. More than a century ago, the wines of Minis had been exported to England, Sweden, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland and even America.

Discover the “Little Vienna” City on the Mures River. The resemblance is striking!

Players list:

1 GM Manolache Marius ROU 2549
2 GM Balog Imre HUN 2542
3 GM Szabo Gergely-Andras-Gyula ROU 2533
4 GM Nanu Costica-Ciprian ROU 2528
5 IM Tarlev Konstantin UKR 2524
6 GM Jianu Vlad-Cristian ROU 2507
7 GM Milanovic Danilo SRB 2507
8 GM Chirila Ioan-Cristian ROU 2504
9 GM Murariu Andrei ROU 2498
10 GM Cabrilo Goran SRB 2478
11 IM Vedmediuc Serghei MDA 2468
12 IM Itkis Boris ROU 2437
13 GM Suba Mihai ROU 2428
14 WGM Peptan Corina-Isabela ROU 2420
15 IM Battaglini Gabriel FRA 2419
16 IM Doncea Vladimir ROU 2415
17 FM Szalai Kornel HUN 2413
18 GM Sanduleac Vasile MDA 2405
19 IM Milenkovic Mladen SRB 2404
20 FM Georgescu Tiberiu-Marian ROU 2401

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