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Kings Tournament & Bilbao are on, but weakened
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 14:10
Next month two "Grand Slam" tournaments will take place: the Kings Tournament in Bucharest and the Masters Final in Bilbao. It's great to see these tournaments continuing, but it's clear that both are suffering from the full chess calendar, with (slightly) weaker fields of participants than in previous years. Late August it was announced that the...
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Saturday, November 10, 2012 12:40
Also in the third round both games at the Kings Tournament were drawn. At half-time, Vassily Ivanchuk is the leader in Bucharest as the winner of the only decisive game so far. Saturday is a rest day.  Round 3 under way in Bucharest | Photos provided by the organizers, more here Event Kings Tournament | PGN via TWIC Dates November 7th-13th, 2012...
Round 2 under way in Bucharest
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Thursday, November 08, 2012 21:27
Vassily Ivanchuk kept his narrow lead at the Kings Tournament in Bucharest, Romania as both games in the second round were drawn. Fabiano Caruana drew his second game, this time with White in a Caro-Kann against Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu. The Italian was winning but then he blundered and allowed a perpetual. Veselin Topalov did something wrong with...
Ivanchuk concentrating before his game against Nisipeanu
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 23:07
Vassily Ivanchuk leads the Kings Tournament in Bucharest, Romania after the first round. The 43-year-old Ukrainian grandmaster defeated Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu with White in a Nimzo-Indian. Veselin Topalov came very close to beating Fabiano Caruana in an Anti-Grünfeld, but the Bulgarian had to settle for a draw. This year the Kings Tournament is a...