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Veselin Topalov launched a personal Instagram profile

chess peopleVeselin Topalov already has a personal account in Instagram. veselin_topalov has nice pictures and funny comments.

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Veselin Topalov played simultaneously against Bulgarian and American talents in Albena

On 22.07 Veselin Topalov played a show game against the boxing champions the brothers Tervel Pulev and Kubrat Pulev on the top of the just oppened 5 star Paradise Blue Hotel in Albena. The two brothers were adviced by the young bulgarian chess talenst Gabriela Antova, Momchil Petkov and Deyan Samuil Kostov.

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On the same afternoon Veselin Topalov played a simultaneus against the selected young talents from Bulgaria and USA winning 10,5 points to 3,5 points.

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Veselin Topalov would like to thank the US Ambassy in Sofia for their financial support,as well as The Saint Louis Chess and Schoolastic Center and Albena Holding AD for their cooperation and hopes such events will become a wonderful tradition.

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The Grand Chess Tour 2017 starts in Paris

Veselin Topalov and Jean-Baptiste Rudelle win the Pro-Am Tournament in the headquarters of Vivendi


Thе first event of the Grand Chess Tour 2017 starts in Paris. For full information: dailymotion.com/parisgrandchesstour

On the first day on 20.06 an exhibition chess tournament was played after the drawing of lots where some of the participants of the Grand Chess Tour were paired in a team with celebrities such as Dominique Strauss Kahn. The team of Veselin Topalov and Jean Baptiste Rudelle won the event beating the team Magnus Carlsen and Stephane Roussel.





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Veselin Topalov Foundation organizes a summer camp

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Veselin Topalov Foundation organizes a summer camp in Albena (Bulgaria) between 20.07 and 27.07. The event will be in cooperation with Saint Louis Chess and Scholastic Center and with the help of the US Embassy in Sofia and US State Department.

Six selected kids from USA and six from Bulgaria will receive coaching from GM.Krasimir Rusev.

On 22.07 Veselin Topalov will also meet and advise them and play simultaneous exhibition.








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Foundation Veselin Topalov helps a young chess champion

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Momchil Petkov,the young chess champion from Dobrich will have the possibility to take part in the European Youth Chess Championship September 2017 in Mamaia (Romania) thanks to the support of Foundation Veselin Topalov (http://topalov.eu)

Momchil Petkov is a three times national champion of Bulgaria under 12.

Veselin Topalov wishes Momchil a lot of success in Mamaia and many titles in the future!






Career highlights

Grand Chess Tour 2017 - Paris (June 21st - 25th)

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TOP 10 - Live Chess Ratings

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Topalov - Anand 1:0
1st MTel Masters, Sofia (round 6)

Carlsen - Topalov 0:1
3rd Sinquefield Cup, Saint Louis (round 1)

Topalov - Kramnik 1:0
Corus 2008, Wijk aan Zee (round 9)