I would like to congratulate Super Grandmaster Veselin Topalov of Bulgaria, the new FIDE World Champion! Bulgaria now holds the World Championship Triple-Crown (Stefanova – Women’s World Champion; Spassov – World Senior Champion; Topalov – World Champion).
Topalov will also be ranked as the #1 active chess player in the world as he is the only third person in history to break the magical 2800 rating mark. A well deserved triumphant to a great person, a magnificent chess player and an incredible fighter on the board!
This is a convincing win for Topalov. In my opinion, he is the true Champion of the World. Not only that he displayed one of the best performances ever in this World Championship, he also proved it with his rating and other incredible results this year.