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Constantin Lupulescu
Number of games in database: 626
Years covered: 1996 to 2020
Last FIDE rating: 2656 (2638 rapid, 2520 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2657

Overall record: +220 -77 =310 (61.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 19 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (76) 
    B52 B51 B90 B80 B32
 Slav (24) 
    D12 D11 D10 D16 D17
 Nimzo Indian (22) 
    E32 E34 E21 E53 E45
 Queen's Gambit Declined (21) 
    D31 D38 D35 D30 D39
 Grunfeld (16) 
    D85 D70 D92 D78 D83
 French Defense (14) 
    C11 C05 C03 C07 C10
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (81) 
    B67 B51 B56 B22 B62
 Caro-Kann (40) 
    B12 B18 B13 B11 B10
 Queen's Gambit Declined (37) 
    D37 D31 D38 D30 D39
 French Defense (32) 
    C11 C07 C02 C18 C00
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (28) 
    B67 B62 B63 B66
 English, 1 c4 c5 (20) 
    A34 A33 A31 A37 A36
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   V Laznicka vs C Lupulescu, 2014 0-1
   Firouzja vs C Lupulescu, 2019 0-1
   A Diulger vs C Lupulescu, 2006 0-1
   C Lupulescu vs Carlsen, 2016 1/2-1/2
   C Lupulescu vs A Baryshpolets, 2014 1-0
   C Lupulescu vs Kovalenko, 2019 1/2-1/2
   Ivanchuk vs C Lupulescu, 2018 1/2-1/2
   K Berbatov vs C Lupulescu, 2009 0-1
   G C Ardelean vs C Lupulescu, 2007 0-1
   C Lupulescu vs C Pace, 2014 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Reykjavik Open (2019)
   Baku Open (2014)
   European Championship (2013)
   European Individual Championship (2014)
   European Championship (2011)
   European Individual Championship (2016)
   European Championship (2019)
   Calvia Olympiad (2004)
   Istanbul Olympiad (2012)
   European Championship (2008)
   European Individual Championship (2015)
   Bundesliga 2014/15 (2014)
   European Championship (2010)
   European Individual Chess Championship (2018)
   FIDE Online Olympiad (2020)

   🏆 FIDE Online Olympiad
   Adams vs C Lupulescu (Aug-23-20) 0-1, rapid
   C Lupulescu vs Grischuk (Aug-23-20) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   D Solak vs C Lupulescu (Aug-22-20) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   C Lupulescu vs A Brkic (Aug-22-20) 1-0, rapid
   B Amin vs C Lupulescu (Aug-21-20) 1/2-1/2, rapid

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(born Mar-25-1984, 37 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 26; games 1-25 of 626  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. C Lupulescu vs Navara  1-0471996Wch U12B53 Sicilian
2. C Lupulescu vs A Manea  1-0302001ch-ROMB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
3. C Lupulescu vs C Ionescu  ½-½232001ch-ROMA07 King's Indian Attack
4. C Lupulescu vs C Spulber  0-1732001ch-ROMB32 Sicilian
5. C Lupulescu vs G C Ardelean  ½-½312001ROU-chTB89 Sicilian
6. F G Sebe Vodislav vs C Lupulescu  1-0262001ROU-chTB58 Sicilian
7. C Lupulescu vs Raul Schmidt  1-0232001ROU-chTC07 French, Tarrasch
8. C Lupulescu vs C Parligras  1-0312001ROU-chTB58 Sicilian
9. C Lupulescu vs M Manolache  ½-½632001ROU-chTB08 Pirc, Classical
10. B Eren vs C Lupulescu  0-1502001TCh-Europe Boys U18B88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
11. C Lupulescu vs J Jirka 1-0342001TCh-Europe Boys U18A07 King's Indian Attack
12. Efimenko vs C Lupulescu  ½-½342001TCh-Europe Boys U18B67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
13. C Lupulescu vs A Szeberenyi  1-0492001TCh-Europe Boys U18B52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
14. D Baramidze vs C Lupulescu  0-1282001TCh-Europe Boys U18B67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
15. C Lupulescu vs Sedlak  ½-½372001TCh-Europe Boys U18B52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
16. F Pinol Fulgoni vs C Lupulescu  0-1522001TCh-Europe Boys U18B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
17. K Tsiamis vs C Lupulescu  0-1382001EYCC B18B52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
18. C Lupulescu vs E Anatsko  ½-½562001EYCC B18B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
19. K Stokke vs C Lupulescu  0-1372001EYCC B18A34 English, Symmetrical
20. C Lupulescu vs V Gashimov  0-1542001EYCC B18B48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
21. T Kosintseva vs C Lupulescu  0-1332001EYCC B18B22 Sicilian, Alapin
22. C Lupulescu vs Dusan Popovic  1-0462001EYCC B18B52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
23. D Mastrovasilis vs C Lupulescu  0-1682001EYCC B18B67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
24. Z Izoria vs C Lupulescu  1-0242001EYCC B18A16 English
25. C Lupulescu vs Khismatullin  0-1572001EYCC B18B48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
 page 1 of 26; games 1-25 of 626  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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  ketchuplover: drawn goes Yi!
Apr-14-19  virginmind: After 6 rounds in Reykjavik Open 2019, Constantin is ranked first, with 5.5 points. Today he plays against Alireza Firouzja. Good luck!
Apr-17-19  virginmind: Felicitari pentru castigarea Reykjavik Open 2019!

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