Bucharest 03: Nisipeanu strikes back

10/10/2013 – Nisipeanu played a powerful game and was able to run over China's number one, Wang Hao. With good opening preparation and an even better follow up the Romanian player found himself up an exchange, and although he gave his opponent some chances Wang Hao was in such deep time trouble that it did not matter. Caruana keeps his lead. Analysis and post-mortems of round 3.

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The opening ceremony of the 7th edition of Kings Tournament Romgaz took place on the 6th of October in the Bucharest University of Economic Studies (Piata Romana Nr.6). This international tournament is organized by the Sports Club “Elisabeta Polihroniade” and is a part of the Grand Slam circuit. The Kings Tournament will be a double round robin competition with 5 world-class participants: Fabiano Caruana (Italy, GM, 2779), the former World Champion Ruslan Ponomariov (Ukraine, GM, 2756), Wang Hao (China, GM, 2736), Radjabov Teimour (Azerbaijan, GM, 2733) and Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu, (Romania, GM, 2665). This year’s edition will be played in the Magna Auditorium and Conference Hall "Virgil Madgearu" of the  Bucharest University of Economic Studies – a partner of the Kings Tournament. The rounds will start every day from the 7th until the 17th October at 3:30 p.m. (last round starts at 1:30 p.m) and entrance will be free for spectators.

Round 3

Wang Hao was definitely surprised by Nisipeanu's opening, and he stood no chance in the endgame as he was down material and his time management was not good

Caruana still leads the tournament as he is the only player at +1

Ponomariov suffered a little today, but at the end he was able to obtain a draw

Grandmaster Dorian Rogozenco again brings us analysis of the games:

Information and photos by Dorian Rogozenco

Round 3 post-mortems:

We bring you the videos of players analysis after the game. Quite a treat - especially to see the differences in the player's understanding of certain positions.

Caruana vs. Ponomariov


 

Nisipeanu vs. Wang Hao


 

Standings

note: Ponomariov and Nisipeanu have played one more game than the other players

Schedule

Round 1 – October 07, 15:30h
Radjabov, Teimour 2723
½-½
Ponomariov, Ruslan 2751
Nisipeanu, L.-D. 2674
0-1
Caruana, Fabiano 2779
Wang Hao 2733
bye
   
Round 2 – October 08, 15:30h
Wang Hao 2733
½-½
Radjabov, Teimour 2723
Ponomariov, Ruslan 2751
½-½
Nisipeanu, L.-D. 2674
Caruana, Fabiano 2779
bye
   
Round 3 – October 09, 15:30h
Nisipeanu, L.-D. 2674
1-0
Wang Hao 2733
Caruana, Fabiano 2779
½-½
Ponomariov, Ruslan 2751
Radjabov, Teimour 2723
bye
   
Round 4 – October 10, 15:30h
Radjabov, Teimour 2723
Nisipeanu, L.-D. 2674
Wang Hao 2733
Caruana, Fabiano 2779
Ponomariov, Ruslan 2751
bye
   
Round 5 – October 11, 15:30h
Ponomariov, Ruslan 2751
Wang Hao 2733
Caruana, Fabiano 2779
Radjabov, Teimour 2723
Nisipeanu, L.-D. 2674
bye
   
Round 6 – October 12, 15:30h
Ponomariov, Ruslan 2751
Radjabov, Teimour 2723
Caruana, Fabiano 2779
Nisipeanu, L.-D. 2674
Wang Hao 2733
bye
   
Round 7 – October 13, 15:30h
Radjabov, Teimour 2723
Wang Hao 2733
Nisipeanu, L.-D. 2674
Ponomariov, Ruslan 2751
Caruana, Fabiano 2779
bye
   
Round 8 – October 14, 15:30h
Wang Hao 2733
Nisipeanu, L.-D. 2674
Ponomariov, Ruslan 2751
Caruana, Fabiano 2779
Radjabov, Teimour 2723
bye
   
Round 9 – October 15, 15:30h
Nisipeanu, L.-D. 2674
Radjabov, Teimour 2723
Caruana, Fabiano 2779
Wang Hao 2733
Ponomariov, Ruslan 2751
bye
   
Round 10 – October 16, 13:30h
Wang Hao 2733
Ponomariov, Ruslan 2751
Radjabov, Teimour 2723
Caruana, Fabiano 2779
Nisipeanu, L.-D. 2674
bye
   

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