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Topalov beats Laznicka 4-2 in Novi Bor
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Friday, September 27, 2013 10:30
In a short match held in Nový Bor, Czech Republic Veselin Topalov defeated Viktor Laznicka with a 4-2 score. The Bulgarian won games 1, 4 and 6 and lost game 2. A second match took place at the same time in which Czech junior FM Tadeas Kriebel drew with veteran GM Oleg Romanishin. A match between Czech Republic's number two grandmaster Viktor...
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 11:38
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov won the FIDE Grand Prix in Beijing on Tuesday with a score of 7/11. The Azerbaijani drew quickly with Boris Gelfand, and so did Alexander Grischuk in his game with Peter Leko. In the last round Wang Hao beat Gata Kamsky and Veselin Topalov won an important game against Alexander Morozevich. The Bulgarian finished shared third...
Beijing GP: Grischuk, Karjakin, Topalov win in first round
Thursday, July 04, 2013 17:19
Alexander Grischuk, Sergey Karjakin and Veselin Topalov all won their games with black in the first round of the FIDE Grand Prix in Beijing, China. Grischuk beat Kamsky in a Rossolimo Sicilian that ended in a time scrable. Giri had prepared a deep line in the Berlin Ending, but Karjakin played well and refuted his opponent's material sacrifices....
Beijing Grand Prix starts tomorrow, Wang Yue replaces Radjabov
Wednesday, July 03, 2013 10:57
Today is the opening ceremony and tomorrow it starts: the fifth Grand Prix in the 2012-2013 series, in Beijing, China. The participants are Boris Gelfand, Anish Giri, Alexander Grischuk, Vassily Ivanchuk, Gata Kamsky, Sergey Karjakin, Peter Leko, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Alexander Morozevich, Veselin Topalov, Wang Hao and Wang Yue. The latter...
Karjakin wins Sberbank rapid
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Saturday, June 08, 2013 1:58
Sergey Karjakin won the Sberbank rapid tournament in Kiev, Ukraine on Friday. The Russian grandmaster finished strongly with 2.5/3 and surpassed Veselin Topalov, who lost to Pavel Eljanov in the eighth round. Anatoly Karpov finished in 9th place with 3/9. Photo Yury Kolomytseva, more here The Sberbank International Chess Festival finished on...
Sberbank rapid day 2: Topalov still in the lead
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Friday, June 07, 2013 10:27
At the Sberbank rapid tournament in Kiev, Veselin Topalov started with 3/3 and still leads after the second day of play. The Bulgarian grandmaster is the only player on 4.5/6, and is followed by Peter Leko, Sergey Zhigalko and Sergey Karjakin. Photo Yury Kolomytseva, more here On the second day of the Sberbank International Chess Festival in Kiev...
Sberbank rapid day 1: Topalov on 3/3
Wednesday, June 05, 2013 20:15
A brand new chess festival, sponsored by Sberbank, took off today in Kiev, Ukraine The main event is a rapid tournament with Alexander Areschenko, Pavel Eljanov, Sergey Karjakin, Anatoly Karpov, Anton Korobov, Peter Leko, Arkady Naiditsch, Evgeny Tomashevsky, Veselin Topalov and Sergei Zhigalko. After three rounds, Topalov is in the lead with a...
Round 4 Thessaloniki GP
Saturday, May 25, 2013 19:42
Clearly still affected by his dramatic game the other day, Vassily Ivanchuk lost his third game in a row in round 4 of the Grand Prix in Thessaloniki. Against Veselin Topalov, who played a 3.Bb5 Sicilian, the Ukrainian played fast, missed some tactics and had to resign after a bit more than hour of play. Leinier Dominguez defeated Peter Svidler in...
Wednesday, May 01, 2013 9:56
Veselin Topalov finished the Grand Prix in Zug in style, beating Sergey Karjakin with the white pieces in 41 moves. The Bulgarian grandmaster not only won the tournament with a 1.5 point margin, but also went up to number 4 in the live rating list. The other games all ended in draws. Report & photos by Anastasiya Karlovich In the 11th round...
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 17:35
Chess-news reports that 3-8 June there will be a strong rapid tournament in Kiev, Ukraine: the international festival "Sberbank Open". The main event is a 10-player rapid event with Anatoly Karpov, Sergey Karjakin, Evgeny Tomashevsky, Veselin Topalov, Peter Leko, Arkady Naiditsch, Sergei Zhigalko, Pavel Eljanov, Anton Korobov and Alexander...

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