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6th Kings Tournament in Bucharest 2012 (1)

Ivanchuk beats Nisipeanu in Kings tournament 1st round

Veselin Topalov looks on as Ivanchuk plays Nisipeanu. Photo ©

Veselin Topalov looks on as Ivanchuk plays Nisipeanu. Photo © | http://www.turneulregilor.com/

The Kings tournament in Bucharest started with two hard fought games on Wednesday 7th November 2012. Vassily Ivanchuk ground down Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu in a Nimzo-Indian where he gradually picked up pawns until he had a decisive advantage. Veselin Topalov against Fabiano Caruana was a hard fought draw in a Gruenfeld sideline via and English move order. Topalov was the one pressing at one point. Round 2 8th Nov 2012 13:30pm Caruana-Nisipeanu and Topalov-Ivanchuk.

6th Kings Tournament Bucharest ROU (ROU), 7-14 xi 2012 cat. XX (2747)
1 2 3 4
1. Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 2763 * * . . . . 1 . 1
2. Caruana, Fabiano g ITA 2786 . . * * ½ . . . ½ 2769
3. Topalov, Veselin g BUL 2769 . . ½ . * * . . ½ 2786
4. Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter g ROU 2668 0 . . . . . * * 0
Round 1 (November 7, 2012)
Ivanchuk, Vassily - Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter 1-0 49 E32 Nimzo Indian 4.Qc2
Topalov, Veselin - Caruana, Fabiano ½-½ 60 A15 English counter King's Fianchetto

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