Bulgaria's Topalov with Brilliant Victory at FIDE Grand Prix London

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Bulgaria: Bulgaria's Topalov with Brilliant Victory at FIDE Grand Prix London Many quick exchanges were made in the game between Anish Giri (L) and Veselin Topalov (R).

Bulgarian chess master Veselin Topalov outplayed Dutch Anish Giri with black, clinching a precious victory at FIDE Grand Prix London.

Many quick exchanges were made in the game between Anish Giri and Veselin Topalov.

After twenty minutes of play, there was rook + bishop + knight endgame on the board. Everyone expected a quick draw, but Topalov started to play for the win.

The 41st move by Anish was a mistake, but his position was already difficult. The two black pawns e5/f5 looked unstoppable and Giri could not hold the position.

The game was played in 52 moves.

Boris Gelfand beat Rustam Kasimdzhanov, while the previous tournament leader Shakhriyar Mamedyarov settled for a draw against Peter Leko. This left three players tied for first, with 7.0/11 points each, but Topalov had the highest tiebreak.

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