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Olimpiu Urcan
Number of games in database: 1
Years covered: 1997
Last FIDE rating: 2010 (1964 rapid, 2114 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2210

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(born Feb-28-1977, 42 years old) Romania (federation/nationality Singapore)

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Candidate Master (2013)

Wikipedia article: Olimpiu G. Urcan

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1. G Popescu vs O Urcan 1-0311997ROM-chT2C02 French, Advance

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Sep-04-14  shivasuri4:

Olimpiu Urcan wrote this scathing article a while ago, sharply (and rather unfairly, I must add) criticising CG for its perceived shortcomings and flaws.

I played in the same tournament as Urcan twice this summer in Singapore. I asked him about the article and he replied in the affirmative after a few moments of thought. We were in the middle of a tournament and I didn't feel like pressing the matter any further.

Never got to play against him, but I found his games quite impressive. Unlike what his angry article may have represented, he came off as quite a rational person.

Urcan won both the tournaments with considerable ease, dropping just half a point in a total of 14 games.

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Sep-04-14  shivasuri4:
Some interesting tweets in there by Urcan.
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  wordfunph: "The joys of being a chess master: having your play discussed at, your results and everything else commented upon by Mark Crowther, your books reviewed by John Elburg and Sean Marsh, your writings stolen by Raymond Keene, and your obituary written by the British Chess Magazine."

- Olimpiu G. Urcan

Source: NIC Magazine 2015 #3

Jan-10-19  Telemus: Occasionally I have here at CG reproduced some tweets by Mr Urcan. One should not be forgotten here:

The text is: "Who are the least classy chess writers? Obvious nominations for their lack of refinement are Mark Crowther, Tim Harding, Raymond Keene, Susan Polgar and Kevin Spraggett."

Of course, this is nothing but a hate list which he spread about his thousands of followers. It got only 14 likes, which I think is a good sign. And it got 21 replies, most of them condemnatory. Another good sign. One of them is due to another CN correspondent (Gerard Killoran), but he critizes only one name in the list and not the idea itself.

Mig Greengard suggested to delete the tweet, but instead Mr Urcan blocked at least one follower.

As long as this tweet exists, one can claim that CN welcomes haters.

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  Stonehenge: Well, Winter has Asperger's and Urcan is an arrogant prick.
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