Any argumentation for the non-admission of V. Topalov is deprived of any logic. The second, the third and the forth players from St. Louis will play there but the first one will not! The second in the world ranking list, the chess-player who won 7 super-tournaments during the last 2 years will not be allowed to play there! Why? Only because FIDE has changed its system in the meantime?!
Chessdom.com is reporting that Mr Sergiev's proposal has since been acknowledged by FIDE who will now consider the matter during their Presidential Board meeting slated for later this month. My bet is that Topalov, after all his Federation's whining, will end up making an appearance in the Mexico event. Then the rest of the participants, or at least a good handful of them, will make counter protests, followed by a Bulgarian response and so on and so on.
Well, let's hope not!