Reports | January 28, 2012 9:03

Videos: Veselin Topalov and David Navara

Videos: Veselin Topalov and David Navara

Two videos in one report this time, produced by the Tata Steel tournament crew. To start, there's Veselin Topalov being interviewed by Ivan Sokolov during a sponsor's dinner. And, after beating Levon Aronian in the 11th round, David Navara showed his game in the press room. Enjoy!

Veselin Topalov

David Navara

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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.


The Devil's picture

I like Topalov. He's put his entire life into Chess and has risen to the top as a result. Because of his antics though against Anand/Kramnik people think of him as a villain, but I blame alot of that on Danailov. Topalov himself though is a very nice person and it's a pleasure to see him play in this tournament. I don't think, no matter what happens, the very community he's lived his life around should turn on him and shun him forever. That, above all else is the most disrespectful.

Abbas's picture

Quote: "but I blame alot of that on Danailov"


Bob's picture

Amazing to watch Navara's presentation. His mind is so fast, and he is so objective, and his enthusiasm for the game is there all the time.

Bob's picture

"I don't know who is winning, but it's certainly not Black" LOL

Vlado's picture

Great interview by Topalov, he is a very nice guy. All those who accuse him for what happened with Kramnik should not do that, as they were not there and as Topa put it, "there are a lot things which are not known to the general public".

mid to the k dizzle's picture

why has Topalov totally fallen off the map as the elite guy. He was only atop the chess world as the man for like 1-2 years. Kind of strange. He doesnt even finish top 3 or 4 anymore. I know Carlsen has passed him since then, which makes sense since he is so young and naturally still improving. But Kramnik, and Anand are clearly superior, while Aronian, Nakamura and a host of other guys are consistently better too. I just think it is strange that he appeared so dominant only a few years ago and now there are so many stronger players than him.

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