"Kings" Tournament Starts In Bucharest
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
Topalov (left) had to settle for a draw against Caruana
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|