Paco Vallejo finally lifted the trophy in Leon, after defeating one of the greatest chess players of the world, the former champion Veselin Topalov, in the 6-games rapid match.
Vallejo secured the overall victory by scoring a full point in the 5th game of the match. Topalov won the last game for the final score 3.5-2.5 in favour of Vallejo. This result is a huge confidence boost for the Minorcan, who is at the age for the greatest chess performances.
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