became the winner of
the XIX Cuidad de Leon chess tournament
which took place
June 8th - 12th in Leon, Spain.
Players: Veselin Topalov, Viswanathan Anand, Paco Vallejo, Lazaro Bruzon. They played in the modality of active chess. There were 2 semi-finals and the 2 winners played in the final. All games were played with 20 minutes for the whole game, with an increment of 10 seconds after each move. The semi-finals and final consisted in 4 games each. In case of a final draw, there was a tie-break in form of blitz games (5 minutes for each player).