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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!






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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Imagen 86 1smTargovishte Esperanto open 1986

In 1986 the 11 years old Veselin played a strong open in the town of Targovishte.

He still keeps an old photo from that tournament, where 4 other future grandmasters took part in it, as well as at least 2 future IMs.

Veselin  Topalov is second from left to right on the second row GM.Vladimir Dimirtov (current rating 2368) is on the last row with sunglasses.
GM.Vasil Spasov (rating 2534) stays left from Vladimir Dimitrov.
GM.Vladimir Petkov (rating 2477) stays  below Vladimir Petkov
GM.Alexander Delchev (rating 2595) is placed on the last row and pointed with the red arrow from above.

In Targovishte also took part future IM.Dimitar Dochev (left from Veselin Topalov) and IM.Krasimir Stefanov (last on the first row from left to right).



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An interesesting game full of mistakes


 V.Topalov - A.Bojadziev, Ruse, "20 from 200", 1986




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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)