Onda opened a chess theme venue in Sofia

The CEO of Onda, Ty Lowry, played a game with Topalov

Now at the central location of Bulgaria’s biggest coffee shop chain “Onda Coffee Break” you can get much more experience with your coffee. Along with your favorite tall, ice or decaf drink you can PLAY A GAME OF CHESS!!!

In honour of the great and noble game, the organizers had prepared special “chess tables” where the visitors of “Onda Coffee Break” can play. In case that a chess fan does not find an opponent, Ty Lowry, the CEO of Onda, highlited that the venue offers free WiFi, so that nothing stands in the way of chess enthusiasts.

Onda Chess Topalov Demonstration

Topalov played with the journalists for a warm up

Onda Chess

The organizers had prepared special “chess tables” where the visitors of “Onda Coffee Break” can play. In case that a chess fan does not find an opponent, Ty Lowry, the CEO of Onda, stipulated that the venue offers free WiFi, so that nothing stands in the way of chess enthusiasts.

Onda Chess Topalov Lowry

The game begins

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The players and the audience having fun.

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Topalov says, “It is a difficult position, let’s come back finish it some other day” :)

Onda Chess Topalov Lowry 3

Warmly applauded, Veselin Topalov and Ty Lowry inagurated the chess season at “Onda”

Breaking News

Scandal occurred after the chess-football exhibition

Scandal

Our reporter from the Grand Hotel Sofia has just received breaking news! A new scandal is rocking the chess world, but this time it spreads and will have impact on the soccer world as well. Chess United has filed an official complaint against the dubious decisions during the match against Levski. There Ivan Cheparinov scored a spectacular goal at the moment the referee gave the end of the game.

Football Adams

The final decision of the Appealse Committee is the game to be replayed! The event will happen on May 13, 2008. We got in touch with the managers of the two teams, but they do not want to reveal what changes they will make in the lineup.

Gold plated icon for the winner

It is already a tradition at Mtel Masters: the winner receives an icon. The last two years Topalov won the “Entering Jerusalem” and “Saint George the Winner”. This year the prize is “Four Saints – Warriors”.

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Georgios Makropoulos

The vice president of FIDE, Georgios Makropoulos, will arrive in Sofia today. He will be special guest of the closing ceremony of Mtel Masters 2007.

Play like Topalov

The American mathematician Jason Judith is the leader in the game Play like Topalov. Jason plays under the nickname NimzoCapa. He believes the secret of his success is that he is growing a beard and looks a little bit like Topalov.

Jason has guessed 152 move so far and is close to the record of Alex Brunetti.

Chess takes on Soccer

Prominent players of each sport will engage in a soccer and a chess event.

Levski

The organizers of M-tel Masters surprise us pleasantly with a promotional event that would connect chess with the most popular sport in Europe – football/soccer. To elaborate, there are to be formed two teams – one will consist of soccer stars of the local football team and current champion Levski Sofia, and the other one will see Sasikiran, Topalov, Adams, Kamsky, Mamedyarov and Nisipeanu. Teams are named “Soccer Utd” and “Chess Utd”, respectively. For the “Soccer United team” we will see the Bulgarian national team player Hristo Iovov, however the coach Stanimir Stoilov (current national team manager) is reluctant to reveal the rest of the lineup.

Chess vs. Soccer is going to be a two part event: For the soccer part, there will be a soccer game on “Georgi Asparuhov” stadium and the winners are awarded prizes from the sponsors: the mobile operator M-tel and insurance company Bulstrad. Thereafter, the second part will take place as a chess match between the captain of “Chess Utd” and Hristo Iovov.

This interesting and exciting event will take on the 15th of May at 12:30. The entrance on the stadium is free. Chessdom will soon put online instructions how to arrive at the stadium.

Levski Stadium

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