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Constantin Lupulescu
Number of games in database: 470
Years covered: 1996 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2616 (2611 rapid, 2630 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2657

Overall record: +173 -64 =227 (61.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 6 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (61) 
    B90 B32 B80 B52 B45
 Slav (20) 
    D12 D11 D10 D16 D17
 Nimzo Indian (19) 
    E32 E34 E21 E45 E39
 Queen's Gambit Declined (14) 
    D31 D38 D30 D39 D37
 French Defense (14) 
    C11 C07 C03 C05 C02
 Grunfeld (11) 
    D85 D92 D83 D70
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (66) 
    B67 B51 B56 B52 B31
 Caro-Kann (26) 
    B12 B18 B11 B13 B10
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (23) 
    B67 B62 B63 B66
 Queen's Gambit Declined (23) 
    D30 D37 D31 D38 D39
 Grunfeld (18) 
    D85 D97 D93 D80 D87
 English, 1 c4 c5 (17) 
    A34 A33 A36 A31 A37
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   C Lupulescu vs Carlsen, 2016 1/2-1/2
   N Grandelius vs C Lupulescu, 2015 0-1
   C Lupulescu vs C Pace, 2014 1-0
   V Laznicka vs C Lupulescu, 2014 0-1
   G C Ardelean vs C Lupulescu, 2007 0-1
   A Diulger vs C Lupulescu, 2006 0-1
   C Lupulescu vs R Svane, 2016 1/2-1/2
   Caruana vs C Lupulescu, 2008 0-1
   C Lupulescu vs M Yilmazyerli, 2015 1-0
   E Inarkiev vs C Lupulescu, 2014 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Baku Open (2014)
   European Individual Championships (2013)
   Romanian Superliga (2011)
   European Individual Championships (2014)
   Golden Sands (2012)
   European Individual Championship (2016)
   6th European Individual Championship (2005)
   European Individual Championships (2007)
   European Individual Championships (2010)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   European Individual Championship (2008)
   Bundesliga 2014/15 (2014)
   European Individual Championship (2015)
   12th European Individual Championship (2011)
   Chess Olympiad (2012)

   C Lupulescu vs A Giri (Apr-09-17) 1/2-1/2
   D Fridman vs C Lupulescu (Apr-08-17) 1/2-1/2
   C Lupulescu vs K Piorun (Mar-19-17) 1/2-1/2
   R Rabiega vs C Lupulescu (Mar-18-17) 0-1
   J M Lopez Martinez vs C Lupulescu (Feb-25-17) 0-1

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(born Mar-25-1984, 33 years old) Romania

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Grandmaster (2006). Romanian champion in 2007, 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2015.

Lupulescu scored 7.5/11 in the 12th European Individual Championship (2011), placing 23rd on tiebreak, and thereby qualified for the World Cup (2011); however, he bowed out in the first round of that event to Germany's Daniel Fridman. He was =1st (5th on tiebreak) at the European Individual Championships (2013), qualifying for the World Cup (2013) where he lost to Indian GM Krishnan Sasikiran in the first round, exiting the tournament. He was equal second at the European Individual Championships (2014), which earned him qualification to the World Cup (2015), where he encountered Igor Lysyj in the first round when he lost the match in the second set of rapid game tiebreakers to be eliminated from further contention in the Cup.

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 page 1 of 19; games 1-25 of 470  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. C Lupulescu vs Navara  1-047 1996 Wch U12B53 Sicilian
2. C Lupulescu vs A Manea  1-030 2001 ch-ROMB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
3. C Lupulescu vs C Ionescu  ½-½23 2001 ch-ROMB40 Sicilian
4. C Lupulescu vs C Spulber  0-173 2001 ch-ROMB32 Sicilian
5. C Lupulescu vs G C Ardelean  ½-½31 2001 TCh-ROMB89 Sicilian
6. F G Sebe Vodislav vs C Lupulescu  1-026 2001 TCh-ROMB58 Sicilian
7. C Lupulescu vs R Schmidt  1-023 2001 TCh-ROMC07 French, Tarrasch
8. C Lupulescu vs C Parligras  1-031 2001 TCh-ROMB58 Sicilian
9. C Lupulescu vs M Manolache  ½-½63 2001 TCh-ROMB08 Pirc, Classical
10. B Eren vs C Lupulescu  0-150 2001 TCh-Europe Boys U18B88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
11. C Lupulescu vs J Jirka 1-034 2001 TCh-Europe Boys U18C47 Four Knights
12. Efimenko vs C Lupulescu  ½-½34 2001 TCh-Europe Boys U18B67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
13. C Lupulescu vs A Szeberenyi  1-049 2001 TCh-Europe Boys U18B52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
14. D Baramidze vs C Lupulescu  0-128 2001 TCh-Europe Boys U18B67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
15. C Lupulescu vs Sedlak  ½-½37 2001 TCh-Europe Boys U18B52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
16. F Pinol Fulgoni vs C Lupulescu  0-152 2001 TCh-Europe Boys U18B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
17. K Tsiamis vs C Lupulescu  0-138 2001 EYCC B18B52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
18. C Lupulescu vs E Anatsko  ½-½56 2001 EYCC B18B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
19. K Stokke vs C Lupulescu  0-137 2001 EYCC B18A34 English, Symmetrical
20. C Lupulescu vs V Gashimov  0-154 2001 EYCC B18B48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
21. T Kosintseva vs C Lupulescu  0-133 2001 EYCC B18B22 Sicilian, Alapin
22. C Lupulescu vs D Popovic  1-046 2001 EYCC B18B52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
23. D Mastrovasilis vs C Lupulescu  0-168 2001 EYCC B18B67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
24. Z Izoria vs C Lupulescu  1-024 2001 EYCC B18A16 English
25. C Lupulescu vs D Khismatullin  0-157 2001 EYCC B18B48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
 page 1 of 19; games 1-25 of 470  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-12-06  virginmind: good and young romanian gm.
Feb-16-09  virginmind: nice win over muzychuk today, lupulescu!
Nov-04-09  znnnk: will play his compatriot Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu in the 1st round of the world cup
Nov-04-09  Eastfrisian: Biography on German Wikipedia:
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Romanian champion in 2007, and again today (2010):

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  wordfunph: i like his name...Lupulescu.

may you be blessed on your birthday today GM Constantin Lupulescu!

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  Tabanus: He ended 4th today in Ciocaltea Memorial (Romania) with 6/11:

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  Tabanus: Placed 5th in Grand Prix Balcani (Romania) 19-25 August 2010:

May-23-11  virginmind: lupulescu had some nice results at the 2011 european individual chess championship which qualified him for the world cup and topped his elo rating at 2638. good luck for the rest of 2011!
Jun-30-11  BIDMONFA: Constantin Lupulescu

LUPULESCU, Constantin

Jul-02-11  virginmind: welcome to the top 100 list, with a 2650 elo rating!
Oct-17-11  Rareswow: 2700 approaching : D . Gogogo. Follow Nisi's footprints.
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  Penguincw: Happy Birthday!
May-18-13  virginmind: Placed among the 10 (ten) equal first at the 2013 European Individual Chess Championship - bravo!
Mar-14-14  virginmind: Won with black against Laznicka in the final round of EICC 2014 in Yerevan and with 8/11 points placed 2-7th. Of course this result qualified him for the World Cup too.
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  offramp: < wordfunph: i like his name...Lupulescu.>

In English it means Wolverine.

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  Penguincw: Happy 30th birthday to GM Constantin Lupulescu.
Mar-25-14  JohnBoy: What makes the Lupu-So game notable? Why is it on Lupu's list? Absolutely no comments as of a few min ago. Nothing terribly interesting.
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  Penguincw: Tough luck to Constantin Lupulescu, who finished with 7/9 at the Baku Open (2014), only to be edged by Ernesto Inarkiev on the TPR tiebreaker (2528-2512). He did gain more rating points however (11.8 vs. 9.0).
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  ketchuplover: belated happy birthday to Constantin :)
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