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  1. 02 Oct '08 15:32
    International Chess Club: "In a dramatic finale to the Grand Slam Final in Bilbao last weekend, Veselin Topalov outplayed Vassily Ivanchuk to not only win the record-breaking $215,000 first prize but also turbo-boost his rating to become the new World #1.

    With four wins, five draws and one loss, the Bulgarian proved to be the big in-form player in the richest tournament-ever, as he took the title by a big margin ahead of Magnus Carlsen and Levon Aronian, with the Norwegian teenager taking second place and $100,000 on tiebreak ahead of the Armenian.

    The rating surge took Topalov to the top of Hans Arild Runde’s virtual live rating list - and with the official cut-off date for FIDE’s October list falling a few days after Bilbao, this mean Topalov once again tops the official world rankings to be published next week."

    Live Top List
    Provisional World Chess Rankings
    By Hans Arild Runde

    http://chess.liverating.org/
  2. 03 Oct '08 11:57
    What do you think of the anticipated Topo - Kamsky match?
  3. 03 Oct '08 12:39
    Originally posted by MindWars
    What do you think of the anticipated Topo - Kamsky match?
    it will be much more exciting than the upcoming Anand-Kramnik match
  4. 03 Oct '08 12:43
    Originally posted by vipiu
    it will be much more exciting than the upcoming Anand-Kramnik match
    I wasn't asking you.
  5. 04 Oct '08 15:09
    Originally posted by MindWars
    What do you think of the anticipated Topo - Kamsky match?
    I would be surpised if Kamsky wins this match. But who knows ... Kamsky still is a very good player. It will be interesting though ... a player who developed a positional style against a majestic tactician.
  6. 04 Oct '08 15:09
    Originally posted by vipiu
    it will be much more exciting than the upcoming Anand-Kramnik match
    I don't know. I will be watching both matches with interest.