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Constantin Lupulescu
Number of games in database: 732
Years covered: 1996 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2656 (2638 rapid, 2520 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2657

Overall record: +248 -96 =363 (60.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 25 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (90) 
    B52 B90 B51 B80 B32
 Queen's Gambit Declined (26) 
    D31 D38 D35 D30 D37
 Nimzo Indian (26) 
    E32 E34 E53 E39 E21
 Slav (24) 
    D12 D11 D10 D17 D16
 French Defense (18) 
    C05 C11 C07 C03 C04
 Grunfeld (17) 
    D85 D70 D83 D92 D78
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (99) 
    B67 B51 B56 B22 B52
 Queen's Gambit Declined (46) 
    D37 D31 D30 D38 D35
 Caro-Kann (41) 
    B12 B18 B13 B11 B10
 French Defense (38) 
    C11 C07 C02 C18 C12
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (35) 
    B67 B62 B63 B66 B61
 English, 1 c4 c5 (23) 
    A34 A33 A31 A37 A36
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Firouzja vs Lupulescu, 2019 0-1
   Lupulescu vs Giri, 2021 1-0
   V Laznicka vs Lupulescu, 2014 0-1
   A Diulger vs Lupulescu, 2006 0-1
   Lupulescu vs A Baryshpolets, 2014 1-0
   Lupulescu vs Carlsen, 2016 1/2-1/2
   Lupulescu vs Kovalenko, 2019 1/2-1/2
   K Berbatov vs Lupulescu, 2009 0-1
   Lupulescu vs C Pace, 2014 1-0
   N Grandelius vs Lupulescu, 2015 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Reykjavik Open (2019)
   Baku Open (2014)
   European Championship (2013)
   European Championship (2014)
   Golden Sands (2012)
   Romanian Championship 2000 (2001)
   European Championship (2011)
   European Championship (2016)
   Calvia Olympiad (2004)
   European Championship (2008)
   Bundesliga 2014/15 (2014)
   European Championship (2015)
   Istanbul Olympiad (2012)
   FIDE Online Olympiad (2020)
   European Championship (2017)

   🏆 Chennai Olympiad
   R D Liyanage vs Lupulescu (Aug-09-22) 1/2-1/2
   Lupulescu vs S Docx (Aug-08-22) 1/2-1/2
   Lupulescu vs I Schitco (Aug-07-22) 0-1
   N Delgado Ramirez vs Lupulescu (Aug-05-22) 1/2-1/2
   R Panjwani vs Lupulescu (Aug-03-22) 1/2-1/2

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(born Mar-25-1984, 38 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 European 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 Championship (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 Championship (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.

He took part at the FIDE Online Olympiad (2020) where he finished 7.5/11 (+5 -1 =5) He then took part at the World Cup (2021) where he defeated Abdelrahman Hesham 1.5-0.5. before losing to Pentala Harikrishna by the same score.

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Last updated: 2021-11-27 02:00:40

 page 1 of 30; games 1-25 of 745  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Lupulescu vs Navara  1-0471996Wch U12B53 Sicilian
2. Lupulescu vs D Smerdon  0-1381998Wch U14 DisneyB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
3. Lupulescu vs M Gagunashvili  ½-½641998EU-ch U14B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
4. C Navrotescu vs Lupulescu  ½-½322001Romanian Championship 2000A07 King's Indian Attack
5. Lupulescu vs A Manea  1-0302001Romanian Championship 2000B45 Sicilian, Taimanov
6. O Foisor vs Lupulescu  1-0432001Romanian Championship 2000A16 English
7. Lupulescu vs B Badea  ½-½462001Romanian Championship 2000+B06 Robatsch
8. V Danilov vs Lupulescu  ½-½592001Romanian Championship 2000A15 English
9. Lupulescu vs C Ionescu  ½-½232001Romanian Championship 2000A07 King's Indian Attack
10. I Cosma vs Lupulescu  1-0312001Romanian Championship 2000D78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
11. Lupulescu vs C Spulber  0-1732001Romanian Championship 2000B32 Sicilian
12. L Vajda vs Lupulescu  1-0552001Romanian Championship 2000B56 Sicilian
13. Lupulescu vs A Florean  ½-½222001Romanian Championship 2000B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
14. D Moldovan vs Lupulescu  ½-½232001Romanian Championship 2000B67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
15. Lupulescu vs M Moraru  1-0332001Romanian Championship 2000B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
16. I Sofronie vs Lupulescu  ½-½122001Romanian Championship 2000A15 English
17. C Nanu vs Lupulescu  0-1372001Romanian Championship 2000A05 Reti Opening
18. Lupulescu vs D Ionescu  1-0362001Romanian Championship 2000C05 French, Tarrasch
19. Lupulescu vs G C Ardelean  ½-½312001ROU-chTB89 Sicilian
20. F G Sebe Vodislav vs Lupulescu  1-0262001ROU-chTB58 Sicilian
21. Lupulescu vs Raul Schmidt  1-0232001ROU-chTC07 French, Tarrasch
22. Lupulescu vs C Parligras  1-0312001ROU-chTB58 Sicilian
23. Lupulescu vs M Manolache  ½-½632001ROU-chTB08 Pirc, Classical
24. B Eren vs Lupulescu  0-1502001TCh-Europe Boys U18B88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
25. Lupulescu vs J Jirka 1-0342001TCh-Europe Boys U18A07 King's Indian Attack
 page 1 of 30; games 1-25 of 745  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):

Mar-25-10  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.
Mar-25-14  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).
Oct-02-14  ketchuplover: belated happy birthday to Constantin :)
Feb-22-19  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!
Jun-24-21  virginmind: He won against Giri at GCT Bucharest Classic. Bravo!

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