Argentina Chess: Topalov Plays Simul, Round-Robin in San Isidro
The mayor said he was happy to host Topalov and it was a great learning experience for the children. In perfect Castilian, Topalov said he started playing chess at age five. "Practice is useful when it is fun. Chess helps develop patience, self-control and responsibility," he said. Topalov also said, "Chess is a complete activity which teaches respect for your opponent and decision-making. Chess is both a sport and art."
The president of the Argentina Chess Federation, Mario Petrucci, in charge of organising the event, said San Isidro is a municipality committed to the sport of chess. Topalov won the round-robin chess tournament as well. (www.zonanortediario.com.ar)
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