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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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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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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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)

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