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6th Kings Tournament in Bucharest 2012 (5)

Topalov catches Ivanchuk with a round of Kings tournament to go

Topalov finally secured the tournaments second decisive game. Photo ©

Topalov finally secured the tournaments second decisive game. Photo © | http://www.turneulregilor.com

Veselin Topalov beat Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu in Round 5 of the Kings tournament in Bucharest to join leader Vassily Ivanchuk on 3/5 with a round to go. Ivanchuk held Fabiano Caruana, who sacrificed the exchange for an initiative), but the game stayed more or less balanced. Topalov beat Nisipeanu when the latter blundered on the run up to first time control. Final round at 13:30 GMT sees the leaders meet. Nisipeanu-Caruana and Ivanchuk-Topalov.

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 1 3 2806
2. Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 2763 ½ . * * ½ ½ 1 ½ 3 2807
3. Caruana, Fabiano g ITA 2786 ½ ½ ½ ½ * * ½ . 2746
4. Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter g ROU 2668 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ . * * 2621
Round 5 (November 12, 2012)
Topalov, Veselin - Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter 1-0 40 E15 Queens Indian
Caruana, Fabiano - Ivanchuk, Vassily ½-½ 30 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation

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