Ivanchuk Leads Kings At Halfway
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
Fabiano Caruana drew his game with Vassily Ivanchuk
Veselin Topalov had to settle for a draw against Nisipeanu
|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|