Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Topalov wins Villarobledo

(from susanpolgar blog)
This strong Villarobledo rapid tournament took place on August on 2-3, 2008. Former World Champion Veselin Topalov won clear first. He only yielded 2 draws (against Mamedyarov and Ponomariov). His key victory was against Shirov in the last round.
Final standings:1. Topalov 8.0 (9 rounds)
2. Mamedyarov 7.5
3-7. Ponomariov, Palac, Malakhov, Ljubojevic, Arizmendi 7.0
8-17. Shirov, Paunovic, I.Sokolov, Van Wely, Abreu, Perez Candelario, Dreev, Guliyev, Lafuente, Minzer 6.5, etc. (136 players total)

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