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Monday, May 28, 2012

Special Chess Match in Leon in June - Topalov versus Vallejo Pons

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Hi everyone,

Veselin Topalov and Francisco Vallejo Pons will play a friendly match as part of the tournament Leon 2012. It will be a six game encounter, with blitz games and Armageddon if needed. The time control is 45 mins + 15 sec per move semi rapid. The playing days are 8th, 9th, and 10th of June and games will be live with computer analysis at Chessdom.

Just recently we saw another classical mini-practice match between Aronian and Kramnik in Zurich. With the World Chess Championship cycle based on matches and mini matches, such practice games become more and more fashionable.

Topalov – Vallejo rules

1). The matches will take place in Leon from 08 to 10 June 2012 (both inclusive) with the following schedule:

Day 08 June 2012 Topalov – Vallejo 1st and 2nd Games.
Day 09 June 2012 Topalov – Vallejo 3rd and 4th Games.
Day 10 June 2012 Topalov – Vallejo 5th and 6th Games.
Drawings lots will be place on 07 June at 20,00 hours.

2). Two games per day will be played with the following schedule:
1st at 16,30 hours.
2nd at 18,40 hours.
There will be 10 minutes break among the games. Each player will have 45 minutes+15 secons/move for the whole game.

3). In a match of a draw it will be decided by a match. The match will consist of two games with a time-control 5 minutes per player + 3 seconds for every move played. In case of another tied result – there will be played a last “sudden-death” decisive game with a time-control 6 minutes for the whole game for the White-player and 5 minutes for the whole game for Black-player. The White-player will only need a victory in this game to win the tournament, whole the Black-player will win the tournament by just not losing that final decisive game.

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