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Constantin Lupulescu

Constantin Lupulescu, Warsaw 2013
Full name Constantin Lupulescu
Country Romania
Born March 25, 1984
Buftea, Romania
Title Grandmaster
Peak rating 2660 (April 2014)

Constantin Lupulescu (born 25 March 1984 in Buftea, Romania) is a Romanian chess Grandmaster (2006). He took part in the Chess World Cup 2011 and Chess World Cup 2013, but was eliminated in the first round by Daniel Fridman and Krishnan Sasikiran, respectively.

Lupulescu won the Romanian Chess Championship in 2007,2010, and 2011. He played for Romania in the Chess Olympiads of 2004 and 2008. He came clear 1st in Bucharest 2003 and Bucharest 2006 tournaments, tied for first with Vladislav Nevednichy in Timişoara 2006, came 2nd in the Victor Ciocaltea Memorial in Bucharest 2008 and tied for 4-8th with Tamaz Gelashvili, Anton Filippov, Nidjat Mamedov and Alexander Zubarev in the Open Romgaz Tournament in Bucharest 2008. In 2013 he tied for 1st-8th with Alexander Moiseenko, Evgeny Romanov, Alexander G Beliavsky, Hrant Melkumyan, Francisco Vallejo Pons, Sergei Movsesian, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Alexey Dreev and Evgeny Alekseev in the European Individual Chess Championship. In 2014, he repeated his performance by finishing 6th in the European Individual Chess Championship, with 8 points in 11 rounds. He thus qualified for the Chess World Cup 2015 for a third consecutive time.

He is currently the #1 Romanian chess player and regularly plays 1st board for Romania in team events. As of April 1, 2014, he reached his career-high Elo rating of 2660. Constantin Lupulescu is an expert in dynamic openings (Benoni with Black) and regularly employs a combination of solid middlegame strategy.