Reports | October 05, 2011 17:14

Topalov back in the saddle

Veselin Topalov hasn't played much after he lost the 2010 World Championship match against Vishy Anand last year, but soon he'll be 'back in the saddle'. Yesterday in Dublin he told Jonathan O'Connor, the chairman of the Irish Chess Union, that he'll be playing in the European Team championships in November in Greece, and 'also Wijk aan Zee and Linares'. At the same time this means good news about Linares, which now definitely seems to be returning onto the chess calendar in 2012.

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Author: Peter Doggers

Founder and editor-in-chief of, Peter is responsible for most of the chess news and tournament reports. Often visiting top events, he also provides photos and videos for the site. He's a 1.e4 player himself, likes Thai food and the Stones.


chessboy's picture

nice news

Siva's picture

Nice surprise indeed! Not surprising is not too many comments. Most continue to harbor their dislike for Topa - one of the more creative players since Kasparov..

Anthony's picture

Good News!

Hopefully he has regained his motivation and this 2-2 is just a bad final rehearsal.

He has what it takes to compete with the reigning quadopoly.

bg sof's picture

And see the full team BG is lining up with Topalov as head we have chances for a lot.

A40's picture

Hurry up 'Toppy' Join the strongest tournament after this.

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