Rapid chess final match (tied 1-1)

Ivanchuk – Karpov 0-1 
Karpov – Ivanchuk 0-1

Blitz playoff

Ivanchuk – Karpov 1-0
Karpov – Ivanchuk 1-0
Karpov – Ivanchuk 1-0
Ivanchuk – Karpov 1-0
Karpov – Ivanchuk 1/2
Ivanchuk – Karpov 0-1

Karpov wins 4.5 – 3.5    

[Event “Trophee Karpov KO 2012”]
[Site “Cap d’Agde FRA”]
[Date “2012.11.03”]
[Round “2.1”]
[White “Ivanchuk, Vassily”]
[Black “Karpov, Anatoly”]
[Result “0-1”]

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 d5 3. Bg2 c6 4. c4 g6 5. b3 Bg7 6. Bb2 O-O 7. O-O Bg4 8. d3 Bxf3 9. Bxf3 Nbd7 10. Qc2 Re8 11. e3 e6 12. Nd2 h5 13. Rac1 Ng4 14. d4 Nh6 15. b4 Nf6 16. a4 a6 17. b5 axb5 18. axb5 Nf5 19. Ra1 Qe7 20. Qb3 Bf8 21. Bc3 Nd6 22. Bb4 Qd7 23. b6 Rxa1 24. Rxa1 Nxc4 25. Nxc4 dxc4 26. Qxc4 Bxb4 27. Qxb4 e5 28. dxe5 Rxe5 29. Ra8+ Re8 30. Ra7 Kg7 31. Qc3 Re6 32. h4 Kh7 33. Ra4 Qd8 34. Rf4 Kg8 35. Qb2 c5 36. Qa1 Rxb6 37. Qe5 Qd6 38. Qxd6 Rxd6 39. Bxb7 Ng4 40. Bc8 Ne5 41. Re4 Nf3+ 42. Kg2 Nd2 43. Re7 c4 44. Rc7 Kf8 45. Bb7 Ke8 46. e4 Kd8 47. Rc5 Rd4 48. Bd5 Ke7 49. Rc7+ Kd6 50. Rxf7 Nxe4 51. Bxc4 Rxc4 52. Rg7 Rc2 53. Rxg6+ Ke5 54. g4 Rxf2+ 55. Kg1 Rf4 56. gxh5 Rxh4 57. h6 Nf6 58. Kg2 Kf5 59. Rg3 Rxh6 60. Ra3 Ne4 61. Ra8 Kf4 62. Rf8+ Ke3 63. Re8 Rg6+ 64. Kh3 Kf3 65. Kh2 Rg2+ 66. Kh3 Ng5+ 67. Kh4 Nf7 68. Kh5 Rg5+ 69. Kh4 Rg6 70. Rh8 Nxh8 0-1

[Event “Trophee Karpov KO 2012”]
[Site “Cap d’Agde FRA”]
[Date “2012.11.03”]
[Round “2.2”]
[White “Karpov, Anatoly”]
[Black “Ivanchuk, Vassily”]
[Result “0-1”]

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. g3 Bg7 4. Bg2 O-O 5. d4 d6 6. O-O Nbd7 7. Nc3 e5 8. h3 c6 9. e4 Qa5 10. Be3 exd4 11. Bxd4 Ne5 12. Nd2 Be6 13. Qe2 Nfd7 14. Rac1 c5 15. Bxe5 Nxe5 16. b3 Nc6 17. Ndb1 a6 18. Qd2 Nd4 19. Kh2 b5 20. Nd5 Qd8 21. Nbc3 Rb8 22. Ne2 Nc6 23. Rfd1 bxc4 24. Rxc4 a5 25. Nef4 Bd7 26. Ne2 Re8 27. Ndf4 Bf8 28. Rcc1 h5 29. h4 Ne5 30. Qc2 Bg4 31. Rf1 Nf3+ 32. Kh1 Bh6 33. Qc3 Nd4 34. Nxd4 cxd4 35. Qd2 Bxf4 36. Qxf4 Be2 37. Rfe1 d3 38. Bf1 Rb4 39. Bxe2 Rbxe4 40. Qxe4 Rxe4 41. Bxd3 Rd4 42. Re3 d5 43. Rf3 Rxh4+ 44. Kg2 Rd4 45. Rc5 h4 46. Ba6 Qb6 47. Rc8+ Kg7 48. Bd3 h3+ 49. Kg1 Qe6 50. Rc1 Rxd3 0-1

In the 6th blitz playoff game, Ivanchuk lost on time with white in the position below after 42…Ke5. 

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