Topalov, Veselin Age 42


Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#21 (active)
#1 (active)
2816 - 01 Jul 2015
2715 World #35 (active)
2710 World #44 (active)
15 Mar 1975
Ruse, Bulgaria

FIDE World Champion 2005-2006. World Championship Challenger 2010, World #1 for 27 months 2006-2007, 2008-2010. Chess Oscar 2005.

World U14 Champion 1989.

Competed in the World Championship Knockout Tournaments of 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002 & 2004. Won the World Championship Tournament in San Luis in 2005.

Lost the Reunification Match with Kramnik in 2006.

Won the Challenger Match 2009 (vs Kamsky) that qualified him to contest the World Championship against incumbent Anand in 2010.

Lost the World Championship match 2010.

Played in the World Cup 2015.

Candidate in 2002 (Dortmund - PCA), 2011, 2014 & 2016. Winner of the Grand Prix Series 2012-2013.

Board one for Bulgaria in the Olympiads of 1994 (winning individual gold), 1996, 1998 (individual silver), 2000 (individual silver), 2008 (individual bronze), 2010, 2012 & 2014 (individual gold).

Board one for Bulgaria in the European Team Championships in 1999, 2007, 2009, 2011 & 2013 winning individual gold in 1999 and 2013.

Best tournament results include winning Amsterdam 1996, Vienna 1996, Novgorod 1996, Madrid 1996, Dos Hermanos 1996, Antwerp 1997, Madrid 1997, Monaco 2001, Dortmund 2001 (joint first), Cannes 2002 (joint first), Benidorm 2003, MTel Masters 2005, 2006 & 2007, Corus 2006 (joint first), Liga de Campeones 2007, Bilbao Masters 2008, Pearl Springs 2008, Linares 2010, Grand Prix Tournament in Zug 2013, Norway 2015.

Also placed equal first (lower on tiebreak) at Linares 2005, Corus 2007, London Grand Prix Tournament 2012, Kings' Tournament 2012

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#White PlayerRatingBlack PlayerRatingResultMovesECOSiteYear 
1Gledura, Benjamin2589Topalov, Veselin27390-134D12Gibraltar2017
2Topalov, Veselin2739Anton Guijarro, David26500-142C96Gibraltar2017
3Sutovsky, Emil2628Topalov, Veselin27390-142B12Gibraltar2017
4Cheparinov, Ivan2689Topalov, Veselin27391/2-1/243D70Gibraltar2017
5Topalov, Veselin2739Howell, David26551-079C65Gibraltar2017
6Topalov, Veselin2739Deac, Bogdan-Daniel25721-025E04Gibraltar2017
7Kantor, Gergely2448Topalov, Veselin27390-150D16Gibraltar2017
8Topalov, Veselin2739Krysa, Leandro24911/2-1/237D70Gibraltar2017
9Riff, Jean-Noel2468Topalov, Veselin27391/2-1/235B18Gibraltar2017
10Topalov, Veselin2739Paehtz, Thomas23651-016A40Gibraltar2017
11Aronian, Levon2785Topalov, Veselin27600-153A10London2016
12Topalov, Veselin2760Anand, Viswanathan27790-134E10London2016
13Giri, Anish2771Topalov, Veselin27601/2-1/267E10London2016
14Topalov, Veselin2760So, Wesley27940-127C53London2016
15Adams, Michael2748Topalov, Veselin27601-033C65London2016
16Topalov, Veselin2760Nakamura, Hikaru27790-153B12London2016
17Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2804Topalov, Veselin27601/2-1/244C67London2016
18Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2804Topalov, Veselin27601/2-1/244C67London2016
19Topalov, Veselin2760Caruana, Fabiano28230-138C02London2016
20Kramnik, Vladimir2809Topalov, Veselin27601-028A07London2016
21Caruana, Fabiano2823Topalov, Veselin27601-020C77Saint Louis USA2016
22Topalov, Veselin2760Nakamura, Hikaru27790-142B54Saint Louis USA2016
23Anand, Viswanathan2779Topalov, Veselin27601/2-1/232B51Saint Louis USA2016
24Caruana, Fabiano2823Topalov, Veselin27601-039B54Saint Louis USA2016
25Nakamura, Hikaru2779Topalov, Veselin27601-062A45Saint Louis USA2016
26Topalov, Veselin2760Anand, Viswanathan27791/2-1/233D38Saint Louis USA2016
27Topalov, Veselin2760Caruana, Fabiano28231-041D11Saint Louis USA2016
28Topalov, Veselin2760Nakamura, Hikaru27790-123E83Saint Louis USA2016
29Anand, Viswanathan2779Topalov, Veselin27601-030C65Saint Louis USA2016
30Nakamura, Hikaru2779Topalov, Veselin27601-052B90Saint Louis USA2016
31Topalov, Veselin2760Anand, Viswanathan27791/2-1/232D37Saint Louis USA2016
32Topalov, Veselin2760Caruana, Fabiano28231/2-1/249D78Saint Louis USA2016
33Topalov, Veselin2760Nakamura, Hikaru27791/2-1/2101E81Saint Louis USA2016
34Anand, Viswanathan2779Topalov, Veselin27601-040C78Saint Louis USA2016
35Caruana, Fabiano2823Topalov, Veselin27601-072D12Saint Louis USA2016
36Nakamura, Hikaru2779Topalov, Veselin27601/2-1/278E32Saint Louis USA2016
37Topalov, Veselin2760Anand, Viswanathan27790-130A21Saint Louis USA2016
38Topalov, Veselin2760Caruana, Fabiano28231/2-1/262D12Saint Louis USA2016
39Topalov, Veselin2760Nakamura, Hikaru27791-043C67Saint Louis USA2016
40Anand, Viswanathan2779Topalov, Veselin27601/2-1/232C53Saint Louis USA2016
41Caruana, Fabiano2823Topalov, Veselin27601/2-1/238A09Saint Louis USA2016
42Nakamura, Hikaru2779Topalov, Veselin27601-014E35Saint Louis USA2016
43Topalov, Veselin2760Anand, Viswanathan27791/2-1/246A21Saint Louis USA2016
44Topalov, Veselin2760Caruana, Fabiano28231-029D37Saint Louis USA2016
45Arenas Vanegas, David2490Topalov, Veselin27680-125B22Baku2016
46Arenas, David2490Topalov, Veselin27680-125B40Baku2016
47Jobava, Baadur2665Topalov, Veselin27681-042A45Baku2016
48Topalov, Veselin2768Predojevic, Borki26421/2-1/238D41Baku2016
49Ziska, Helgi Dam2546Topalov, Veselin27681/2-1/247C84Baku2016
50Topalov, Veselin2768Nadir, Samir21991-031D11Baku2016