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...
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 1:06
Bucharest - Both games ended in a draw in the sixth and final round on Tuesday, leaving Veselin Topalov and Vassily Ivanchuk tied with 3.5/6.
A two-game rapid match was played to break the tie, won by Ivanchuk, who qualifies for the next Bilbao Masters Final, and re-enters the Top 10.
Ivanchuk and Topalov, Round 6 | Photos by Macauley Peterson,...
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 7:56
In the fifth round of the Kings Tournament in Bucharest the series of draws came to an end. Veselin Topalov defeated Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu in a Queen's Indian to join Vassily Ivanchuk in the lead. The Ukrainian drew his game with Fabiano Caruana, a Najdorf English Attack, rather quickly.
Topalov beats Nisipeanu in round 5 | Photos provided by the...
Monday, November 12, 2012 8:16
The series of draws continued in Bucharest on Sunday, but not without some dramatic moments and severe time trouble. In both games White had a close to winning advantage, but Fabiano Caruana and Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu spoilt great positions. On Monday the fifth and penultimate round will be played.
Fabiano Caruana misses a good opportunity against...
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
Kings Tournament | PGN via TWIC
November 7th-13th, 2012...
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...
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...