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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Kings Chess Bucharest: Ivanchuk Wins Title on Tiebreak with Topalov

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Hi everyone,
The winner of the Kings Tournament 2012 is Vassily Ivanchuk. After the last round the Ukrainian won the tiebreak rapid match against Veselin Topalov with the score 1,5-0,5 and secured gold. Thus Vassily Ivanchuk repeated his success from 2009 and just like Magnus Carlsen became the victor of Kings Tournament for the second time in history of these tournaments. The tiebreak included two games of 15 minutes each with a three-second increment per move. Surprisingly, Topalov lost the first game on time despite being a pawn up. Ivanchuk comfortably drew the second game. There were two decisive games in the six rounds though there were missed wins as well. The official website of the chess tournament can be accessed at this link.

You can see the Chess King show for the games:

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