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Former World Chess Champion Topalov Simultaneous Display

28th April

23 players had the fantastic experience of a Simultaneous Chess Display given by former World Champion GM Veselin Topalov. This was arranged as part of a tour by Mr Silvio Danailov, President of the European Chess Union.

The webmaster is waiting for an official report. These are some photos and games from the day. ( If you have more photos and games you want to contribute please send them in ) 


 The venue was Peterson Super Ely Primary School set amongst the beautiful countryside of the Vale of Glamorgan. The school hall accommodated the ensuing battles. 



Congratulations to welsh junior Varun Varma who was the only player to score in the 3 1/2 hour session. Topalov described him as having played "very correctly" to achieve a draw


Varun's final position


 Mr Topalov awarded the best game prize to James Thomas who finally resigned, after a complex struggle, trusting that Topalov knew how to mate with B&N !



James was the last game to finish and awarded best game.




Some of the players who enjoyed the day


 Some more of the games:



Thanks to John Thornton for inputting the games.

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 grant from the

Welsh Assembly