Convincing 3.5-0.5 victory for the Hungarian Grandmaster
Judit Polgar gave an impressive demonstration of the quality and skill as she convincingly outplayed the former world champion Veselin Topalov in the final match of the UNAM Torneo Cuadrangular. The thrilled audience in the packed theater Juan Ruiz de Alarcon applauded Judit after she won three of four games and conceded only one draw.
The rector of the UNAM, Jose Narro Robles, congratulated both finalists and thanked them for their participation in the event. Judit Polgar was very pleased and grateful for the opportunity to play in Mexico, as “it is wonderful to play in front of so many people, and winning in such atmosphere is even greater.”
Veselin Topalov congratulated Judit on her victory and said that the friendly atmosphere, such he met here in Mexico, cannot be found in many places. He thanked UNAM for the opportunity to participate in this event, and for the overall promotion of chess. “Every time I play in Mexico, it is an unforgettable experience,” he added.
UNAM Torneo Cuadrangular was a knockout event with four players. Judit Polgar first eliminated Vassily Ivanchuk to progress to the final, and Veselin Topalov defeated the local Grandmaster Manuel Leon Hoyos.