Francisco Vallejo Pons, Topalov’s Super Second at the Elista World Championship, has just captured the 2006 Spanish Championship.
Final Championship Match
Francisco Vallejo Pons – Salvador Del Rio Angelis 1/2 1-0
1. Manuel Perez Candelario – Francisco Vallejo Pons 0-1 1/2
2. Salvador Del Rio Angelis -Juan Mario Gomez Esteban 1-0 1/2
Final Group A Standings:
1. Vallejo Pons, Francisco g ESP 2674 3.5
2. Del Rio Angelis, Salvador G g ESP 2492 3.5
3. Narciso Dublan, Marc g ESP 2511 3.0
4. Herraiz Hidalgo, Herminio m ESP 2493 3.0
5. Rivas Pastor, Manuel g ESP 2511 1.5
6. Garcia Castro, Pablo f ESP 2390 0.5
Final Group B Standings:
1. Perez Candelario, Manuel m ESP 2496 3.5
2. Gomez Esteban, Juan Mario g ESP 2486 3.5
3. Lopez Martinez, Josep Manuel m ESP 2508 3.0
4. Illescas Cordoba, Miguel g ESP 2620 2.0
5. Fernandez Garcia, Jose Luis g ESP 2470 1.5
6. Arizmendi Martinez, Julen L g ESP 2540 1.5
Here is the official website.
LOL, Vallejo wins a tournament, but Topalov gets top billing in the headline. These day it’s as though the whole world is conspiring to make Topalov look bad.
Reminds me of that fake “Onion” headline about the 1960 Election: “Joesph Kennedy’s Son Beats Nixon!”, with a big picture of Joe on the front page, but no picture of JFK.
How embarrassing. Paco Vallejo, no. 34 in the world, who beat Topalov at Linares, is known as “Topalov’s second.”
>>Paco Vallejo was indeed Topalov’s second a month or so ago. I will not be surprised if he is Topalov’s second on the rematch too.
Somebody seems to have missed the point…
Susan, no kidding, and no offense, but this really is insulting to Vallejo. I know you didn’t intend it that way, and just wanted to get Topalov’s name into the news, but look at this. Paco wins a tournament, and his name doesn’t even appear in the headline. Topalov didn’t play in the tournament, and he’s got top billing.
If Russia wins the next Olympiad, but Kramnik doesn’t play, are you going to write “Kramnik’s Country Wins Olympiad”?
>>Somebody seems to have missed the point…
And some anonymous has got ready to bad-mouth Topalov and Susan here too.
>And some anonymous has got ready to bad-mouth Topalov and Susan here too.
This is why you have a reputation as a liar, lantonov. The point has been made very clearly, and repeatedly: Paco’s name doesn’t appear in the headline announcing his own victory, but someone else’s does.
It’s so simple it’s impossible for an honest person to misunderstand. As usual, you ignore the point and attack the person making it.
It’s also why you have a reputation as a fool. Do you really think misunderstanding this issue helps Topalov at all? Obviously it doesn’t.