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 V.Topalov-V.Lukov 1988 Kamen Piskov Memorial Ruse


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Mutual destruction in FIDE

Veselin Topalov comments on crisis in Fide

As probably most of the chess fans know in the past days there has been a lot of news about the resignation (or not resignation) of FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzinov.

Regardless of the fact if he did or he did not resign, FIDE is now suffering the consequences of the fatal mistake made during the last Presidential Elections in Tromso (Norway) 2014. Now we see the results, but years are lost and some things can never be recovered.

BCF (Bulgarian Chess Federation), despite heavy pressure always had very clear which was the right choice and never had any doubts the team of Gary Kasparov, Rex Sinquefield and Jan Callewaert was the better one to rule FIDE.

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Veselin Topalov invited in Paris Grand Chess Tour

Veselin Topalov will take part in the first tournament of the Grand Chess Tour 2017 that will be played in Paris 21-25 of June. The event is an rapid and blitz 10 players all play all tournament.

The other players are: Carlsen Nakamura, So ,Máxime, Vachier, Lagrave, Karjakin, Caruana, Grischuk, Mamedyarov and Bacrot.

The Grand Chess Tour 2017 consists of 5 events. Immediately after Paris the Belgian city of Leuven will host another rapid and blitz event between June 26 and July 3.

Later Saint Louis (Missouri) will host first a classical tournament from July 31 until August 12, followed by a rapid and blitz August 13 to August 20.

The last tournament is in London in December with the exact dates to be announced.



V.Topalov-D.Donchev 7.09 1989 Kamen Piskov Memorial Ruse


We continue to publish old games and original scoresheets of Veselin.
This game was won against the strong IM.Dimitar Donchev.


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Veselin Topalov turns 42


15th of March is a happy date for Veselin,as it is the day he was born.

Veselin becomes 42 and thanks all his fans for their support and wishes.

A funny fact is there are a lot of famous people born on 15th of March, but there are two celebrities that also share same year of birth.

Eva Longoria a world famous actress (Gabrielle in Desperate Housewifes) also celebrates as well as William James Adams, more known as Will.I.Am, member of Black Eyed Peas.




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Career highlights

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

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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)