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Kings Tournament 6th Edition - Bucharest, Romania

 Tournament Category 20 - Elo average 2747

7 - 14 November 2012

2012 caruana

Fabiano Caruana, 2786

Italy

2012 topalov

Veselin Topalov, 2769

Bulgaria

2012 ivanchuk

Vassily Ivanchuk, 2763

Ukraine

2012 nisipeanu

Liviu Dieter Nisipeanu, 2668

Romania

 

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 organizers are happy that the games in Bucharest were followed closely by all chess lovers and that Romania once again became the center of the world chess map. Certainly, we’ll do our best and we are hoping to keep the tradition of Kings Tournament in the future as well.


 

Ivanchuk wins 6th edition of the Kings' Tournament

Ivanchuk - Topalov 1.5 - 0.5 after TieBreaks



Ranking after Round 6

Rank   Name Rtg. FED 1 2 3 4 Pct. TB1 TB2 TB3
1 GM Topalov Veselin 2769 BUL *** ½½ ½½ ½ 1 3.5 1 1.0 9.50
  GM Ivanchuk Vassily 2763 UKR ½½ *** ½½ ½ 3.5 1 1.0 9.50
3 GM Caruana Fabiano 2786 ITA ½½ ½½ *** ½ 3.0 0 0.0 9.00
4 GM Nisipeanu Liviu-Dieter 2668 ROM ½ 0 ½ ½½ *** 2.0 0 0.0 6.50

Tie Break1: The greater number of victories
Tie Break2: The results of the players in the same point group#results against
Tie Break3: Sonneborn-Berger-Tie-Break variable