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 Veselin Topalov – Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu 1-0 chess game.


Topalov, Veselin (2769) – Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter (2668)

Result: 1-0
Site: Bucharest ROU
Date: 2012.11.12
[…] 1.d4 ¤f6 2.c4 e6 3.¤f3 b6 4.g3 ¥a6 5.£c2 ¥b7 6.¥g2 c5 7.d5 exd5 8.cxd5 ¤xd5 9.O-O ¥e7 10.¦d1 ¤c7 11.¤c3 a6? +0.68 (11…¤c6 +0.26) 12.¥f4 O-O 13.e3? +0.22 (13.¤e5 ¥xg2 +0.56) 13…¦a7 14.¦d2 ¤e6 15.¦ad1 ¤xf4 16.exf4 £c8 17.h4 d6 18.a3? -0.07 (18.¦e1 +0.29) 18…¤c6? +0.37 (18…¦e8 -0.07) 19.¤d5 ¥d8 20.¤e3 ¥f6 21.¦xd6 ¤d4 22.¤xd4 ¥xd4 23.¥xb7 ¦xb7 24.¤f5 £b8 25.£e4 g6 26.¤e7+? +0.18 (26.¤xd4 +0.52) 26…¢g7 27.¦1xd4 cxd4 28.£xd4+ f6 29.¤c6 £c8 30.¢h2 ¦c7 31.£d5 ¦e8 32.¤d4 ¦ce7 33.f5 £c1? +0.93
(33…¦e5 34.¦d7+ ¦5e7 35.¤e6+ ¢h8 +0.37)
34.¤e6+ ¢h8 35.£d4 £c2 36.£xf6+ ¢g8 37.fxg6 £xg6 38.£xg6+ hxg6 39.¤f4 ¦g7 40.¦xb6 a5 41….
(41.¤xg6 ¦e2 42.¢g2 ¦c7 43.¤f4 ¦d2 44.b3 ¦a2 45.a4 ¦cc2 46.g4 ¦xf2+ 47.¢g3 ¦f1 48.g5 ¦g1+ 49.¢f3 ¦e1 50.¦b7 ¦c2 (0:00:06) 40…a5)