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19-11-2012, 10:54 AM
The following article was published in the Sydney Morning Herald on Monday 19th November 2012.

Final scores in the four-player Kings tournament in Bucharest, Romania : - V.Ivanchuk (UKR 2763), V.Topalov (BUL 2769) 3.5/6: F.Caruana (ITA 2786) 3: L.Nisipeanu (ROU 2668) 2.

V.Topalov (2769) – L. Nisipeanu (2668) [E15] 5.2 Queen’s Indian
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.g3 Ba6 5.Qc2 Bb7 6.Bg2 c5 7.d5 exd5 8.cxd5 Nxd5 9.0–0 (white has sacrificed a pawn for better development) 9...Be7 10.Rd1 Nc7 11.Nc3 a6 12.Bf4 0–0 13.e3 Ra7 14.Rd2 Ne6 15.Rad1 Nxf4 16.exf4 Qc8 17.h4 d6 18.a3 Nc6 19.Nd5 Bd8 20.Ne3 Bf6 21.Rxd6 (21 Nf5 is also strong) 21...Nd4 22.Nxd4 Bxd4 23.Bxb7 Rxb7 24.Nf5 Qb8 25.Qe4 g6 26.Ne7+ Kg7 27.R1xd4! cxd4 28.Qxd4+ f6 29.Nc6 Qc8 30.Kh2 Rc7 31.Qd5 Re8 32.Nd4 Rce7 33.f5 Qc1? (better was 33..Re5) 34.Ne6+ Kh8 35.Qd4 Qc2 36.Qxf6+ Kg8 37.fxg6 Qxg6 38.Qxg6+ hxg6 39.Nf4 Rg7 40.Rxb6 a5 1–0

Vassily Ivanchuk beat former World Champion Veselin Topalov 1.5 – 0.5 in the rapid play-off.