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"Kings" Tournament Starts In Bucharest

  • SonofPearl
  • on 11/7/12, 12:34 PM.

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Vassily Ivanchuk leads the the 2012 Kings Tournament after beating Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu.

The popular Ukrainian put his recent loss to Anatoly Karpov in Cap d'Agde behind him to make the perfect start in the first round in Bucharest.

The other game between Veselin Topalov and Fabiano Caruana was a hard fought draw.

The time control in operation is 40 moves in 2 hours, followed by 20 moves in 1 hour, and then 15 minutes to a finish with a 30 second increment after the second time control. 

Nisipeanu (left) and Ivanchuk deep in thought during their game

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Topalov (left) had to settle for a draw against Caruana

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Rounds start at 15:30 local time (13:30 UTC) and can be followed live at the official website.

The full schedule is:

Round 1 - 7th November
Topalov Veselin  Caruana Fabiano 
Ivanchuk Vassily  Nisipeanu Liviu-Dieter 
Round 2 - 8th November
Caruana Fabiano  Nisipeanu Liviu-Dieter 
Topalov Veselin  Ivanchuk Vassily 
Round 3 - 9th November
Ivanchuk Vassily  Caruana Fabiano 
Nisipeanu Liviu-Dieter  Topalov Veselin 
Round 4 - 11th November
Caruana Fabiano  Topalov Veselin 
Nisipeanu Liviu-Dieter  Ivanchuk Vassily 
Round 5 - 12th November
Caruana Fabiano  Ivanchuk Vassily 
Topalov Veselin  Nisipeanu Liviu-Dieter 
Round 6 - 13th November
Nisipeanu Liviu-Dieter  Caruana Fabiano 
Ivanchuk Vassily  Topalov Veselin 

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Photos from the official website. Games via TWIC.

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Comments


  • 2 years ago

    alaingotanco

    Ivanchuk is a chess icon

  • 2 years ago

    jason17

    Topa is coming alive again! It was a draw, but definitely a creative entertaining bout all the same. Good stuff in both games.

  • 2 years ago

    KeyserSzoze

    Ivanchuk Vassily, a beautifull mind. He reminds me of John Nash. Only after you see this guy in action you can understand why they call him "Planet Ivanchuk"

  • 2 years ago

    kvlc

    Those knights!  Reminds me of a certain Kasparov game...

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