The 3rd Balta Albastra Ed Cup 2014 was organized by the Chess Club “Bicazul” and SC Tavias SRL Bacău on 4-7th December 2014 in Letea Veche, a commune in Bacău County, Romania.

The event was a 7-round Swiss tournament, valid for FIDE and Romanian rating, with tempo of play 90′ + 30″.

Moldovan players IM Sergei Bargan and GM Vasile Sanduleac shared first place with 6/7 points, but Bargan prevailed on a better tie-break score and took the trophy.

Romanian IM Lucian Filip emerged cleared third on 5.5 points. You can see the full standings below.

Tournament website

Final standings (top finishers):

1 IM Bargan Sergei MDA 2274 6
2 GM Sanduleac Vasile MDA 2385 6
3 IM Filip Lucian ROU 2428 5,5
4 CM Martian Dragos-Daniel ROU 2226 5
5 I Budur Costel ROU 2030 5

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