Vassily Ivanchuk Wins Kings Tournament
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
Caruana was unable to beat Nisipeanu in the final round
Topalov drew with black against Ivanchuk in the final round, but lost the playoff