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"Kings" Tournament Starts In Bucharest

"Kings" Tournament Starts In Bucharest

Nov 7, 2012, 12:34 PM 4,389 Reads 4 Comments Chess event coverage

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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

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Topalov (left) had to settle for a draw against Caruana

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

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 


Photos from the official website. Games via TWIC.

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