Vassily Ivanchuk Wins Kings Tournament

Vassily Ivanchuk Wins Kings Tournament

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Vassily Ivanchuk was victorious in the Kings Tournament in Bucharest after winning a tie-break playoff with Veselin Topalov.

The pair had finished level on 3½/6 after they drew their final round game with each other.  Fabiano Caruana was unable to win his game with black against Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu and had to settle for third place after drawing all his games in the tournament.

The rapid playoff games were played at a time control of 15 minutes plus 3 second increment.

Despite the time increment, Topalov somehow lost on time in the first game in a superior position. Ivanchuk then achieved the draw he needed in the second game to take victory 1½-½.

The final results cross-table

Topalov, Veselin  BUL 2769 * * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1
Ivanchuk, Vassily  UKR 2763 ½ ½ * * ½ ½ 1 ½
Caruana, Fabiano  ITA 2786 ½ ½ ½ ½ * * ½ ½ 3
Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter  ROU 2668 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ * * 2

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Caruana was unable to beat Nisipeanu in the final round

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Topalov drew with black against Ivanchuk in the final round, but lost the playoff

Kings 2012 Round 6 VeselinTopalov v Vassily Ivanchuk.jpg

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Photos from the official website. Games via TWIC.

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