Topalov to Mexico?

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Since I'm playing myself in Budapest (a First Saturday IM tournament) I'm still not able to write much about the chess news. But okay, I can mention the news that was brought by Chessdom today (since they mentioned me as well!): the "case Topalov" is "put in the agenda" by FIDE. There are already some comments on this subject under the Rybka article so hereby we'll definitely open the discussion, with this article and with a new poll. Should Topalov still be allowed to play in Mexico or should he stop dawdling? Does this top player belong in the tournament or signed is signed, go home and cry there?

First some explanation. The Bulgarian Chess Federation and Mr Danailov have sent letters to FIDE in which they ask for reconsidering Topalov's participation in Mexico. When he signed for the Wch match, he agreed that the loser would not play in Mexico but, the Bulgarians are argumenting, Topalov signed because as a 2700 player he could challenge Kramnik anyway, at any moment. But because this rematch could not be arranged in time, it's sad that the world's no. 2 can't play in Mexico. Well, I'm inclined to think: too bad. He should have thought of that earlier. And thinking that you could stuff this rematch somewhere in the agenda before Mexico, was a bit naive. But... as a chess fan I would love to have Topalov added to the field in Mexico, that would really be a fantastic tournament...
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