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 Bulgaria's Topalov Wins 'Wimbledon of Chess'

Bulgaria's Topalov Wins 'Wimbledon of Chess'

2/27/2010 10:00:21 AM

Bulgaria’s top chess player has won the title at the prestigious chess tournament in Linares, Spain, also known as the “Wimbledon of Chess.”

In the last round of the tournament, Topalov beat Boris Gelfand from Israel after a five-hour game.

Thus, Topalov got 6,5 points out of 10 possible winning for the first time in his career the Linares Chess Tournament.

In 2005, Topalov came close to winning when he beat legendary Russian chess player Garry Kasparov in the last round, and equalized his score. However, Kasparov was declared the winner thanks to his better performance in additional criteria.

The Linares Tournament was the last competition for former world champion Topalov before he pays for the World Chess Title with India’s Viswanathan Anand in the Bulgarian capital Sofia from April 21 until May 12, 2010.

SNA


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