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Victor Bologan

Full name Viktor Bologan
Country Soviet Union
Born 14 December 1971
Chişinău, Moldavian SSR, Soviet Union
Title Grandmaster
Peak rating 2734 (August 2012)

Viktor (Viorel) Bologan (born 14 December 1971) is a Moldovan chess grandmaster. His major accomplishment has been winning the Dortmund Sparkassen 2003, ahead of higher-rated and well-known players such as Vladimir Kramnik, Viswanathan Anand, and Peter Leko.

Bologan won the first two editions of the Karpov Poikovsky Tournament, in 2000 and 2001. He tied for first in the same tournament in 2005 and 2015. In 2003 he won also the Aeroflot Open, one of the largest open tournaments with 150 grandmasters participating. He won the 2005 Canadian Open Chess Championship. In May 2010, he tied for 1st-2nd with Zahar Efimenko in the 40th Bosna International tournament in Sarajevo.

Bologan played for Moldova in the Chess Olympiads of 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014.


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Bologan with his wife at Dortmund 2003

Bologan-Anand, Dortmund 2003

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