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6th Kings Tournament in Bucharest 2012 (6)

Ivanchuk wins playoff for 6th Kings title

Winner of the 6th Kings tournament Vassily Ivanchuk. Photo ©

Winner of the 6th Kings tournament Vassily Ivanchuk. Photo © | http://www.turneulregilor.com/

Vassily Ivanchuk and Veselin Topalov played off for the 6th Kings tournament after finishing with identical records in every way (just one win apiece against Nisipeanu) in the main tournament. Both final round 6 games were drawn otherwise Caruana would have joined them in a 2x15m+3spm and maybe blitz playoff (5m+3spm) and Armageddon playoff. Topalov lost on time a pawn up in the first rapid game with white. Ivanchuk only needed a draw with white in game 2 to win the title which he achieved reasonably easily.

6th Kings Tournament Bucharest ROU (ROU), 7-14 xi 2012 cat. XX (2747)
1 2 3 4
1. Topalov, Veselin g BUL 2769 * * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 2796
2. Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 2763 ½ ½ * * ½ ½ 1 ½ 2798
3. Caruana, Fabiano g ITA 2786 ½ ½ ½ ½ * * ½ ½ 3 2733
4. Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter g ROU 2668 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ * * 2 2647
Round 6 (November 13, 2012)
Ivanchuk, Vassily - Topalov, Veselin ½-½ 30 D47 Queens Gambit Meran
Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter - Caruana, Fabiano ½-½ 32 C47 Four Knights
6th Kings Tournament Playoff Bucharest
Topalov, Veselin - Ivanchuk, Vassily 0-1 45 A34 English Symmetrical
Ivanchuk, Vassily - Topalov, Veselin ½-½ 55 E73 King's Indian Averbakh
6th Kings Tournament Playoff Bucharest (ROU), 13 xi 2012
Name Ti NAT Rtng 1 2 Total Perf
Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 2763 1 ½ 2962
Topalov, Veselin g BUL 2769 0 ½ ½ 2570

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