Topalov Beats Nisipeanu In Bucharest

Topalov Beats Nisipeanu In Bucharest

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Veselin Topalov beat local GM Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu in round 5 of the Kings Tournament.

Despite some enterprising play during the tournament, this is only the second decisive game so far after Vassily Ivanchuk's win against the same player in the opening round.

Topalov now joins Ivanchuk as joint leader, and the pair meet in the final round with the Ukrainian having the white pieces.

In the other round 5 game, Vassily Ivanchuk held Fabiano Caruana with the black pieces.

The standings after 5 rounds

Name Fed Elo Pts
Topalov, Veselin  BUL 2769 3
Ivanchuk, Vassily  UKR 2763 3
Caruana, Fabiano  ITA 2786
Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter  ROU 2668

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Topalov took advantage of a time-trouble blunder from Nisipeanu

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Ivanchuk managed to hold Caruana to a draw

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The final round starts at 15:30 local time (13:30 UTC).  Follow it live at the official website.

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Final Round - 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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