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News ‘May, 2007’

Mtel round two report

Mtel round two report

All games in the 2nd round were drawn after the great fight Veselin Topalov – Michael Adams saw a very popular Queen’s Indian Defence. Topalov went for slower build-up with 15. e3 and next Qb1-b2, aiming to create the pressure along the diagonal. Adams, who is identified as world’s leading expert for the Black side [...]

Sasikiran – Mamedyarov, round 2

Sasikiran – Mamedyarov, round 2

GM Dimitrov will comment again for the Chessdom visitors. Today we will see the game between Sasikiran and Mamedyarov.

The Battle Begins

The Battle Begins

The opening day of the Mtel Masters tournament attracted tons of press attention.
There were reporters from all the Bulgarian TV stations, newspapers, some international journalists and of course, the very eager to publish writers for chess websites all around Europe. There were more press representatives than even the press people were expecting – about 10 minutes before the Mayor of Sofia was going to make the first move on Topalov’s board there were already three lines of journalists and cameramen, greeting each other and trying to catch the best shot position…

Topalov – Nisipeanu, Round 1

Topalov – Nisipeanu, Round 1

The third edition of the supertournament Mtel Masters is awaited with excitement from the chess fans all around the world because of the ruthless game style of the six players, which in combination with the “Sofia Rule” (no agreed short draws) promises many meaningful fight-style chess matches. At the center of our attention every day will be one of the games, and we will try to portray the originality and character of the chess GrandMasters…

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