"I'm in Salamanca at the moment ...": Topalov

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"I'm in Salamanca at the moment, the day after my 32nd birthday. The date is March 16, 2007." These are the first two sentences of a new book, and the author is none other than former World Chess Champion Veselin Topalov! Quite appropriately we are presenting On The Edge in Elista at the beginning of the Mexico FIDE World Championship Tournament, where, as you know, Topalov is absent. It is, of course, about the dramatic match in which Topalov last year lost to Vladimir Kramnik. Not only has Topalov thoroughly annotated all the games, he also has revisited the dramatic moments, and very precisely and openly describes his personal feelings and emotions. Let me also quote the last two sentences of the book: "Then he folded the piece of paper and put it back in his pocket. I saw tears filling his eyes and somehow freezing there ..." Just to show you that this is not your avarage match book! Please, have a look here.
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