The Chess Club Society “Elisabeta Polihroniade” of Bucharest organised a double round robin tournament with four top GMs: Italian Fabiano Caruana, Italy’s greatest player since the Renaissance, Ukrainian GM Vassily Ivanchuk, Veselin Topalov, former world champion and world number one, and Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu, the best Romanian player, from November 7-13 in Bucharest, Romania. CCRL. For the report, read Chess Blog. Here is a nice Vassily Ivanchuk – Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu chess game.


Ivanchuk, Vassily (2763) – Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter (2668)

Result: 1-0
Site: Bucharest ROU
Date: 2012.11.07
[…] 1.d4 ¤f6 2.c4 e6 3.¤c3 ¥b4 4.£c2 O-O 5.a3 ¥xc3+ 6.£xc3 b5 7.cxb5 c6? +0.56 (7…a6 +0.11) 8.¥g5? +0.18 (8.a4 cxb5 9.axb5 +0.56) 8…cxb5 9.e3 ¥b7 10.¤f3 a6 11.¥d3 h6 12.¥h4 d6 13.O-O ¤bd7 14.£b4 £b6 15.¥g3 ¥e4? +0.44 (15…¥xf3 16.gxf3 +0.04) 16.¥e2 ¦fc8 17.¦fc1 ¤e8 18.¤d2 ¥c2 19.h3 ¦ab8 20.a4 bxa4 21.£xb6 ¤xb6 22.¥xa6 ¦c7 23.¥b5 f6 24.¥xe8 ¦xe8 25.¥xd6 ¦c6 26.¥c5 ¥g6 27.¤c4 ¤xc4 28.¦xc4 ¦a8? +1.45 (28…¦b8 29.¦cxa4 +0.89) 29.¦cxa4 ¦xa4 30.¦xa4 ¥d3 31.¦a3 ¥e2 32.¦a8+ ¢f7 33.¦a7+ ¢g8 34.¦b7 ¦a6 35.¥b4 ¦a1+ 36.¢h2 ¦c1 37.h4 h5 38.¥c3 ¥c4 39.¦c7 ¥d3 40.¦c5 ¦c2 41.¢g3 ¥e2 42.e4 ¢f7 43.d5 exd5 44.¦xd5 ¥g4 45.f3 ¥e6 46.¦xh5 ¥c4 47.e5 ¢g6 48.¦h8 ¥f1 49.exf6
(49…gxf6 50.¢f4 ¦xg2 51.¦f8 ¦h2 52.¥xf6 ¥b5 53.b4 ¦c2 54.¥e7 ¦c7 55.¦f6+ ¢g7 56.¦e6 ¢f7 (0:00:02) 49.exf6)