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    Essent Chess Tournament ropes in Topalov

    16.06.06: FIDE world champion Veselin Topalov will be playing in the Crown group of Essent Chess Tournament for the first time. The 10th edition of the Essent Chess Tournament will take place from October 20 to 28, 2006. The location is the city of Hoogeveen, Netherlands. As in the past years there will be a number of competitions: a Crown Group, a strong Essent Open, an Amateur Tournament, a pub tournament and an event for youth. Topalov would be playing here immediately after defending his title against the classical chess world champion Vladimir Kramnik. Beside Topalov, the strongest Dutch player Ivan Sokolov, the Junior World Champion Shakhryar Mamedyarov (Azerbeidzhan) and Judit Polgar (Hungary) would also be playing. Polgar has already played 7 times in Hoogeveen and would be returning after a year of absence. The games will be played using glass chess pieces and will be broadcast live on the internet.