The 9th Arad International Chess Festival is taking place from 6-12th August in Continental Hotel in Arad, Romania.

The Festival consists of Railway Bank – Astra Open with 247 participants, U10 Open, U8 Open and a number of side events: FIDE rated Blitz tournament, Fischer Random tournament, bughouse and blitz pairs tournaments, tennis-table tournament.

The Festival is organized by IO Alin Campeanu & ACS Sah Club Vados. The total prize fund is 9000 EUR.

Official website

Participants (top 10 seeds):

1 GM Istratescu Andrei FRA 2582
2 GM Balog Imre HUN 2559
3 GM Jianu Vlad-Cristian ROU 2553
4 IM Miron Lucian-Costin ROU 2495
5 IM Dimitrov Radoslav BUL 2492
6 IM Pavlov Sergey UKR 2473
7 GM Georgescu Tiberiu-Marian ROU 2463
8 IM Kozhuharov Spas BUL 2457
9 IM Cioara Andrei-Nestor ROU 2437
10 GM Abramovic Bosko SRB 2433

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