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Veselin Topalov
Bulgaria, 42
  • Classic 2741
  • Blitz 2710
  • Rapid 2715
  • World rank20
  • National rank1
  • Continent rank13

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Topalov in Chess World

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov won the Gashimov Memorial after a final-round draw. Wesley So, Veselin Topalov and Valdimir Kramnik tied for second.
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His lead has been shaved to half a point heading into the last round on Sunday.
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For the first time during the Gashimov Memorial, all the games were drawn. Mamedyarov still leads by a point.
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With another victory, the tournament leader has stretched his lead.
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He missed a chance to extend it and only drew, but his closest rivals could do no more than draw, too.
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While Mamedyarov played a quick draw, Kramnik won a remarkable game and is now tied for second.
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He leads the Gashimov Memorial after three rounds after he beat Pavel Eljanov, the leader through Round 2.
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He has won both his games to start the tournament and has a half point lead.
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The Gashimov Memorial started Saturday and produced a major surprise in Round 1: Wesley So lost, his first loss in nine months.
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More players, even some who are not the very elite, are finding that having a manager pays dividends.
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Joop van Oosterom, who died last year, sponsored many great tournaments that produced some wonderful games.
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The American grandmaster once again had to do it in a playoff
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For about two weeks a year in winter, for close to 80 years, a small, seaside community in the Netherlands, has been the center of the chess universe.
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If White begins 1. d4, Black’s ability to equalize often is based on whether he can play c5. Many times when it seems he cannot, that is not true, as World Chess’s columnist explains.
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One day after wrapping up first place in the Grand Chess Tour, Wesley So added the London tournament title to his collection.
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Wesley So, the tournament leader, drew with Fabiano Caruana, the player in second, to preserve his lead in the London Classic.
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