Viorel Iordăchescu

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Viorel Iordăchescu
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Country  Moldova
Born (1977-04-20) 20 April 1977 (age 40)
Kishinev, Moldavian SSR, Soviet Union
Title Grandmaster
FIDE rating 2600 (May 2017)
Peak rating 2651 (January 2012)

Viorel Iordăchescu (born 20 April 1977) is a Moldovan chess Grandmaster (1999) and FIDE Senior Trainer (2015).

He tied for 1st–6th with Reiner Odendahl, Erwin l'Ami, Daniël Stellwagen, Susanto Megaranto and Friso Nijboer at Vlissingen Open 2005.[1] In 2009 he tied for 2nd–4th with Alexey Korotylev and Sergei Tiviakov at Moscow Open[2] and won the 13th Open International Bavarian Championship in Bad Wiessee on tiebreak over other Vitaly Kunin, Abhijeet Gupta and Gerald Hertneck.[3] In 2010, Iordăchescu tied for 1st–8th with Sergey Volkov, Hrant Melkumyan, Eduardo Iturrizaga, Gadir Guseinov, David Arutinian, Aleksej Aleksandrov and Tornike Sanikidze in the 12th Dubai Open.[4] He took part in the Chess World Cup 2011, where he was eliminated in the first round by Sébastien Feller.[5] In 2012 Iordăchescu won the Nakhchivan Open edging Sergei Zhigalko and Eltaj Safarli on tiebreak.[6] Iordăchescu competed in the Chess World Cup 2015, losing in round one to Yu Yangyi. In 2016 he won the Moldovan Chess Championship.[7]

Iordăchescu played for the Moldovan team in the Chess Olympiads of 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012.[8]


  1. ^ "Tournament report October 2005: Hogeschool Zeeland Schaak". World Chess Federation. Retrieved 31 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "Moscow open 2009 A". World Chess Federation. Retrieved 20 March 2011. 
  3. ^ Doggers, Peter (2009-11-10). "Four-way tie in Bad Wiessee". ChessVibes. Retrieved 1 November 2015. 
  4. ^ "Tournament report July 2010: 12th Dubai Open 2010". World Chess Federation. Retrieved 20 March 2011. 
  5. ^ Crowther, Mark (2011-09-21). "The Week in Chess: FIDE World Cup Khanty-Mansiysk 2011". London Chess Center. Retrieved 16 November 2011. 
  6. ^ "Nakhchivan Open 2012: Three players share first, Iordachescu declared winner". Chessdom. 2012-05-07. Retrieved 2016-04-17. 
  7. ^ Viorel Iordachescu și Svetlana Petrenko – Campionii Republicii Moldova la Șah Clasic 2016. Moldovan Chess Federation. (Romanian)
  8. ^ Bartelski, Wojciech. "Men's Chess Olympiads: Viorel Iordăchescu". OlimpBase. Retrieved 20 March 2011. 

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