During last year’s campaign for the ECU presidency, Silvio Danailov offered to send 3 Grandmasters to Ireland. True to his word, last November, Ivan Cheparinov came and played in the Kilkenny Masters weekender. And now, on October 3rd, ECU President Danailov and GM Veselin Topalov will be coming to Dublin.
Instead of doing the usual talk and simul, the hosts thought it might be interesting to have a clock simul against the Irish Men’s Team: GM Alex Baburin, IM Sam Collins, IM Alex Lopez and IM Mark Quinn. (It is ironic though that Ireland won’t compete in the upcoming European Team Championship).
The players will have two hours for all their moves.
The match starts at 6pm, Monday 3rd October in the Clarence Hotel, Wellington Quay, Dublin. Former Irish Champion Paul Delaney will provide live commentary at the venue. Tickets are strictly limited, and available from the secretary, Irish Chess Union.
Following the event in Ireland, Veselin Topalov goes to Jersey on 4th October 2011, where he will hold a simul against 25-30 players at the Cox’s Suite Pomme D’Or Hotel, St.Helier, Jersey.
Immediately after, Topalov continues the tour with a visit to Guernsey on 5/6 October 2011, where he will play a simultaneous match against the Guernsey Chess Federation.
Clock Simul LIVE broadcast on Chessdom/Chessbomb platform: