Bulgaria's Veselin Topalov Claims Championship Title at Norway Chess

Sports | June 25, 2015, Thursday // 21:33| Views: | Comments: 0
Bulgaria: Bulgaria's Veselin Topalov Claims Championship Title at Norway Chess Bulgarian chess grandmaster Veselin Topalov. File photo

Bulgaria's chess grandmaster Veselin Topalov claimed on Thursday the championship title at the Norway Chess Supertournament, which took place in Stavanger.

In the last ninth round of the tournament, Topalov drew with Viswanathan Anand from India, who finished second in the final ranking.

The Bulgarian won the tournament with 6.5 points out of nine possible after recording five victories, three draws and suffering only one defeat.

Topalov, who needed only half a point to win the tournament, played wisely and achieved the priceless draw after only 18 moves.

The Bulgarian, who played with the white pieces, chose a very solid line in a Queens Gambit and went for a well known repetition.

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