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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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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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Topalov invited to the celebrations of the day of Montana


photo 7Veselin Topalov is invited as a  guest during the celebrations of the Bulgarian town of Montana on 5 of June where he will give a simultaneous. The invitation comes from Zlatko Zhivkov, the Mayor of Montana.Veselin Topalov and Zlatko Zhivkov met in Leuven (Belgium) in 2016 during the Grand Chess Tour rapid and blitz event.

On the photo from left to the right: Silvio Danailov, Zlatko Zhivkov, Veselin Topalov and Vladimir Moscow (Mayor of Gotse Delchev) in Leuven.













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!







A chess game of Topalov involved in a commercial spot

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Chess is often used to give a bohemian or intellectual image to people, products or companies on TV. Such was the case with the shooting of one commercial of the famous Bulgarian beer Zagorka, done by the Bulgarian Production Company “Filmmaker”.

You could see in this commercial 2 people playing a game of chess in a very special crowded nightclub. For this purpose the director José Luis Ferragut asked the producer Elena Sanz Losada to choose the position of the pieces on the board. The only requirement she had from the director was the sequence: knight move-pawn move-king move.

Elena believed that being Zagorka a Bulgarian brand, the position on the board should come from a game played by a Bulgarian Grandmaster, if possible a representative game. She chose the game Morozevich-Topalov played in San Luis Argentina in 2005 World chess Championship, where Topalov became World Champion. The sequence is between moves 44 and 45. Although the position of the pieces was changed a bit to avoid any copyright situation, the scene in the commercial is inspired in Topalov’s game.

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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)