Ivanchuk Leads Kings At Halfway

Ivanchuk Leads Kings At Halfway

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Vassily Ivanchuk still leads the Kings Tournament in Bucharest by half a point after both round three games ended in draws.

Ivanchuk could make no headway against Fabiano Caruana with the white pieces, while Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu used his first game with the white pieces to help keep Veselin Topalov at bay.

So Ivanchuk's opening round win against Nisipeanu is enough to lead into Saturday's rest day.

The standings after 3 rounds

Name Fed Elo Pts
Ivanchuk, Vassily  UKR 2763 2
Caruana, Fabiano  ITA 2786
Topalov, Veselin  BUL 2769
Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter  ROU 2668 1

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Fabiano Caruana drew his game with Vassily Ivanchuk

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Veselin Topalov had to settle for a draw against Nisipeanu

Kings 2012 Round 3 VeselinTopalov.jpg

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

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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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