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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.














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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chess movieNew movie about chess


New movie with a lot of chess in it has just appeared in Spain.

El Jugador de Ajedrez is a history of a Spanish chess champion who survived the nazi occupation of France thanks to chess.

The main actor Marc Clotet was introduced in the chess world by GM.David Anton, IM.David Martinez and Belinda Vega (sister of the best Spanish female player Sabrina Vega).

Highly recommended!







Prof.Lachezar Tsotsorkov passed away at the age of 71

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The Chairman of the Supervisory Board of "Asarel Medet " Prof.Lachezar Tsotsorkov has passed away after a long illness.Bulgarian chess had lost a person who loved the game and organized important chess events.
Since in July 2010 Veselin Topalov was invited to the town of Panagyurishte and the chess club Asarel was founded there "Asarel Medet" - the biggest mining company in Bulgaria sponsored the 2012 Bulgarian championship and even bidded to host the 2013 Candidates Tournament, which finally took place in London.

Veselin Topalov expresses his sincere condolences to the family of Mr.Lachezar Tsotsorkov!





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Topalov shares second place in Shamkir


Shakhriyar Mamedyarov wins for a second time the tournament in the memory of Vugar Gashimov

Veselin Topalov shared second place together with Vladimir Kramnik and Wesley So finishing all with 5 point in 9 games in Shamkir Azerbaijan.

For a second time the tournament was won by Gm.Mamedyarov who finished with 5.5 points. For more information, please visit the oficial site of the event http://shamkirchess.az

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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)