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Nisipeanu confirmed as player for Kings Tournament 2012

Bazna Kings 2012 will be one of the strongest round robin tournaments of the year. With Carlsen, Anand, Radjabov, Ivanchuk, and Karjakin the top players of the event will have ELO average of 2790! To them will join the local star, European Champion, and World Championship semi-finalist GM Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu.

Nisipeanu has participated in the last 3 editions of Bazna Kings, review his last year game with Karjakin here (video), with Carlsen (here), and with Nakamura (here).

See the full players list here

Chessdom.com will have daily coverage of the event with live GM and computer analysis, videos, and news. The best games will be published also in the CEWN chess magazine.

More about Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu

Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu had his peak FIDE rating was 2707 in October 2005, when he was ranked fifteenth in the world, and the highest ranked Romanian player ever. Noted for his risky, almost paradoxical play; he is frequently called a student of Mikhail Tal.

In 1999, Nisipeanu as a clear outsider made it to the semifinals of the FIDE World Chess Championship by beating Vasily Ivanchuk in round 4 and Alexei Shirov in the quarterfinals only to lose to the eventual champion Alexander Khalifman. Nisipeanu won the European Individual Chess Championship 2005 in Warsaw with 10 points out of 13 games, half a point ahead of runner-up Teimour Radjabov from Azerbaijan.

Nisipeanu was also participant in strong events as Mtel Masters, and he was one of the first Grandmasters to be interviewed by Chessdom.

History of Bazna Kings (Medias) chess tournament

 

Kings Tournament 5th Edition – Medias, Romania – 11-21 June 2011

Rk.   Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 6 Pts. TB1 TB2 TB3
1 GM Carlsen Magnus 2815 NOR *** ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 6,5 3 1 29,8
2 GM Karjakin Sergey 2776 RUS ½ ½ *** ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 6,5 3 1 29,5
3 GM Nakamura Hikaru 2774 USA 0 ½ ½ ½ *** ½ ½ ½ 0 1 ½ 4,5 1 0 22,3
4 GM Radjabov Teimour 2744 AZE ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ *** 0 ½ ½ ½ 4,5 0 0 23,5
5 GM Ivanchuk Vassily 2776 UKR ½ 0 0 0 ½ 1 1 ½ *** 0 ½ 4 2 0 18,8
6 GM Nisipeanu Liviu-Dieter 2662 ROU 0 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ *** 4 1 0 19,3

 

Kings Tournament 4th Edition – Medias, Romania – 14-25 June 2010

Rk.   Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 6 Pts. TB1 TB2 TB3
1 GM Carlsen Magnus 2813 NOR *** ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 1 7,5 5 0 32,5
2 GM Radjabov Teimour 2740 AZE ½ 0 *** 1 1 1 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 5,5 3 2 26,5
3 GM Gelfand Boris 2741 ISR ½ ½ 0 0 *** 1 ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 5,5 3 0 24,8
4 GM Ponomariov Ruslan 2733 UKR ½ 0 0 ½ 0 ½ *** 1 1 ½ ½ 4,5 2 0 20,3
5 GM Nisipeanu Liviu-Dieter 2672 ROU 0 ½ 1 ½ ½ 0 0 0 *** ½ 1 4 2 0 19,3
6 GM Wang Yue 2752 CHN 0 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 *** 3 0 0 14,8

 

Kings Tournament 3rd Edition – Bazna, Romania – 14-25 June 2009

Rk.   Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 6 Pts. TB1 TB2 TB3
1 GM Ivanchuk Vassily 2746 UKR *** ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 7 4 0 30,3
2 GM Gelfand Boris 2733 ISR ½ ½ *** 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 6 2 0 28,3
3 GM Shirov Alexei 2745 ESP ½ 0 0 ½ *** ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 5,5 3 0 22,5
4 GM Radjabov Teimour 2756 AZE ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ *** ½ 1 ½ ½ 5,5 1 0 26
5 GM Kamsky Gata 2720 USA 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 ½ 0 *** ½ ½ 3 0 1 15,3
6 GM Nisipeanu Liviu-Dieter 2675 ROU 0 0 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ *** 3 0 1 14,3

 

Kings Tournament 2nd Edition – Bazna, Romania – 24 May – 5 June 2008

Rk.   Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Pts. TB1 TB2
1 GM Short Nigel 2660 ENG *** 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 7 0 33,25
2 GM Andersson Ulf 2537 SWE 0 *** 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 5,5 1 26
3 GM Portisch Lajos 2523 HUN ½ 0 *** ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 5,5 0 26,5
4 GM Suba Mihai 2487 ROU ½ ½ ½ *** ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ 5 2,5 25,5
5 GM Murariu Andrei 2483 ROU 0 ½ 0 ½ *** ½ ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 5 2,5 23,25
6 GM Beliavsky Alexander 2641 SLO ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ *** ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 5 2 25
7 GM Khalifman Alexander 2628 RUS ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ *** ½ ½ ½ ½ 5 2 25
8 GM Mecking Henrique 2565 BRA ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 0 ½ *** 1 1 ½ 5 1 24
9 GM Timman Jan 2565 NED ½ 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 *** 1 1 4 2 19
10 GM Vaganian Rafael 2617 ARM 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 *** ½ 4 0,5 20
11 GM Sokolov Andrei 2596 FRA 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ *** 4 0,5 20



Kings Tournament 1st Edition – Bazna, Romania – 15-27 June 2007

Rk.   Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Pts. TB1 TB2 TB3
1 GM Khalifman Alexander 1625 RUS *** 1 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 7 0 33,25 3
2 GM Vaganian Rafael 2590 ARM 0 *** ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 6 0 27,75 2,5
3 GM Beliavsky Alexander 2648 SLO 1 ½ *** ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 5,5 0 28,25 3
4 GM Andersson Ulf 2527 SWE ½ ½ ½ *** ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 5 1 25 2,5
5 GM Ribli Zoltan 2580 HUN ½ ½ ½ ½ *** ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 5 1 25 2,5
6 GM Mecking Henrique 2565 BRA 0 0 ½ ½ ½ *** 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 5 1 22,75 1,5
7 GM Sokolov Andrei 2584 FRA ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 *** ½ ½ ½ ½ 4,5 1 22,75 2,5
8 GM Chiburdanidze Maia 2510 GEO 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ *** ½ ½ ½ 4,5 1 21,75 2,5
9 GM Portisch Lajos 2512 HUN 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ *** 1 ½ 4,5 1 20,75 2
10 GM Suba Mihai 2537 ROM ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 *** ½ 4 0,5 20,75 2,5
11 GM Timman Jan 2545 NED 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ *** 4 0,5 19 2

 

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