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Topalov Vs Vallejo Match In León

  • SonofPearl
  • on 6/5/12, 12:36 PM.

Leon 25th Anniversary logo.jpg2012 marks the 25th Anniversary of the León chess festival in Spain, and to celebrate the occasion there will be a rapid match between Veselin Topalov and Spanish #1 Francisco Vallejo Pons.

The match will consist of 6 rapid games played over 3 days from 8-10 June. The time control will be 45 minutes plus a 15 second increment. The games will start at 16:30 and 18:40 each day.

In the event of tied scores after the six games, there will be a blitz playoff over two games at 5 minutes plus 3 second increment, and if necessary a 'sudden death' final game where white has 6 minutes against 5 minutes for black and white must win or else black is declared the winner.

Topalov is a former winner of León, but his form has slipped since he failed in his match against Vishy Anand for the world championship in 2010.  It will be interesting to see how he fares against Vallejo, who has previously worked as his second.

Veselin Topalov Paco Vallejo
veselin topalov-1.jpg Paco Vallejo Pons2.jpg

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  • 3 years ago

    Daoism

    Go Vallejo!!

  • 3 years ago

    mpx86

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  • 3 years ago

    end1dream

    Well, I'm rooting for Topalov to mop the floor with him. -.-

  • 3 years ago

    systemovich

    Topalov for the win!

    I think they should make a movie of Topalov's life up unitl he won the world championship.

  • 3 years ago

    ThePoet1800

    Should I call it? Oh why not. I think Topa will lose.

  • 3 years ago

    roaringking87

    I really hope to see some interesting games. :D

  • 3 years ago

    AKirilov

    Най-накрая виждаме Веселин в състезание. Отдавна няма никакви новини и събития покрай Топалов, и той ни липсваше! Добре дошъл обратно Веско.

    Finally we see the joy in competition. Long time no news and events along Topalov, and we missed it! Welcome back Vesko.

    You can always use Google Translate service friends ;)

  • 3 years ago

    FM djano

    Two great fighters, so must be very interesting

  • 3 years ago

    jesterville

    BTW...that was Klingon for "Hi"Laughing

  • 3 years ago

    jesterville

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  • 3 years ago

    AKirilov

    Най-накрая виждаме Веселин в състезание. Отдавна няма никакви новини и събития покрай Топалов, и той ни липсваше! Добре дошъл обратно Веско.

  • 3 years ago

    wyjsai2012

    sharp

  • 3 years ago

    shengyi

    @ptrckmackay LOL

  • 3 years ago

    P_G_M

    Should be more interesting and exciting that the World Championship between Anand and Gelfand Laughing

  • 3 years ago

    Mirliva2012

    There's the toilet guy again.

  • 3 years ago

    lbtr74aao

    may be draw to keep elo good for topalov

  • 3 years ago

    dcremisi

    should be intresting

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