Topalov, Veselin Age 42


Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#21 (active)
#1 (active)
2816 - 01 Jul 2015
2715 World #34 (active)
2710 World #40 (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 
1Topalov, Veselin2741Kramnik, Vladimir28111/2-1/235A13Shamkir2017
2Wojtaszek, Radoslaw2745Topalov, Veselin27410-134D12Shamkir2017
3Topalov, Veselin2741Adams, Michael27611/2-1/242C88Shamkir2017
4Gledura, Benjamin2589Topalov, Veselin27390-134D12Gibraltar2017
5Topalov, Veselin2739Anton Guijarro, David26500-142C96Gibraltar2017
6Sutovsky, Emil2628Topalov, Veselin27390-142B12Gibraltar2017
7Cheparinov, Ivan2689Topalov, Veselin27391/2-1/243D70Gibraltar2017
8Topalov, Veselin2739Howell, David26551-079C65Gibraltar2017
9Topalov, Veselin2739Deac, Bogdan-Daniel25721-025E04Gibraltar2017
10Kantor, Gergely2448Topalov, Veselin27390-150D16Gibraltar2017
11Topalov, Veselin2739Krysa, Leandro24911/2-1/237D70Gibraltar2017
12Riff, Jean-Noel2468Topalov, Veselin27391/2-1/235B18Gibraltar2017
13Topalov, Veselin2739Paehtz, Thomas23651-016A40Gibraltar2017
14Aronian, Levon2785Topalov, Veselin27600-153A10London2016
15Topalov, Veselin2760Anand, Viswanathan27790-134E10London2016
16Giri, Anish2771Topalov, Veselin27601/2-1/267E10London2016
17Topalov, Veselin2760So, Wesley27940-127C53London2016
18Adams, Michael2748Topalov, Veselin27601-033C65London2016
19Topalov, Veselin2760Nakamura, Hikaru27790-153B12London2016
20Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2804Topalov, Veselin27601/2-1/244C67London2016
21Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2804Topalov, Veselin27601/2-1/244C67London2016
22Topalov, Veselin2760Caruana, Fabiano28230-138C02London2016
23Kramnik, Vladimir2809Topalov, Veselin27601-028A07London2016
24Caruana, Fabiano2823Topalov, Veselin27601-020C77Saint Louis USA2016
25Topalov, Veselin2760Nakamura, Hikaru27790-142B54Saint Louis USA2016
26Anand, Viswanathan2779Topalov, Veselin27601/2-1/232B51Saint Louis USA2016
27Caruana, Fabiano2823Topalov, Veselin27601-039B54Saint Louis USA2016
28Nakamura, Hikaru2779Topalov, Veselin27601-062A45Saint Louis USA2016
29Topalov, Veselin2760Anand, Viswanathan27791/2-1/233D38Saint Louis USA2016
30Topalov, Veselin2760Caruana, Fabiano28231-041D11Saint Louis USA2016
31Topalov, Veselin2760Nakamura, Hikaru27790-123E83Saint Louis USA2016
32Anand, Viswanathan2779Topalov, Veselin27601-030C65Saint Louis USA2016
33Nakamura, Hikaru2779Topalov, Veselin27601-052B90Saint Louis USA2016
34Topalov, Veselin2760Anand, Viswanathan27791/2-1/232D37Saint Louis USA2016
35Topalov, Veselin2760Caruana, Fabiano28231/2-1/249D78Saint Louis USA2016
36Topalov, Veselin2760Nakamura, Hikaru27791/2-1/2101E81Saint Louis USA2016
37Anand, Viswanathan2779Topalov, Veselin27601-040C78Saint Louis USA2016
38Caruana, Fabiano2823Topalov, Veselin27601-072D12Saint Louis USA2016
39Nakamura, Hikaru2779Topalov, Veselin27601/2-1/278E32Saint Louis USA2016
40Topalov, Veselin2760Anand, Viswanathan27790-130A21Saint Louis USA2016
41Topalov, Veselin2760Caruana, Fabiano28231/2-1/262D12Saint Louis USA2016
42Topalov, Veselin2760Nakamura, Hikaru27791-043C67Saint Louis USA2016
43Anand, Viswanathan2779Topalov, Veselin27601/2-1/232C53Saint Louis USA2016
44Caruana, Fabiano2823Topalov, Veselin27601/2-1/238A09Saint Louis USA2016
45Nakamura, Hikaru2779Topalov, Veselin27601-014E35Saint Louis USA2016
46Topalov, Veselin2760Anand, Viswanathan27791/2-1/246A21Saint Louis USA2016
47Topalov, Veselin2760Caruana, Fabiano28231-029D37Saint Louis USA2016
48Arenas Vanegas, David2490Topalov, Veselin27680-125B22Baku2016
49Arenas, David2490Topalov, Veselin27680-125B40Baku2016
50Jobava, Baadur2665Topalov, Veselin27681-042A45Baku2016