Sunday, December 02, 2007

Ivanchuk Eliminated By Chess Tourist In Round 3!

Vasily Ivanchuk (photo left) the recent World Blitz Champion failed to repeat his performances in Moscow after being eliminated by the pony tail hair style Liviu Dieter Nisipeanu (photo right) in round 3 World Cup. Ivanchuk probably have some physcology problem facing Nisipeanu in this knock out event because the same guy eliminated him in the same event in Las Vegas 1999.

The 23-year-old (back in 1999) Liviu Dieter Nisipeanu from Romania, who given his ranking of over 100 was not given a chance to go past the second or third round. He was famaously ridiculed as a tourist by none less than former World Champion-Garry Kasparov. 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 succumb 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.
See the full result of the Round 3 World Cup 2007 here

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