Topalov, Veselin Age 44


Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#22 (active)
#1 (active)
2816 - 01 Jul 2015
2765 World #13 (active)
2667 World #75 (active)
15 Mar 1975
Ruse, Bulgaria

FIDE World Champion 2005-2006. World Championship Challenger 2010, World #1 for 27 months 2006-2007, 2008-2009. 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 
1Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2777Topalov, Veselin27361/2-1/226C01Hamburg2019
2Topalov, Veselin2736Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime27770-144D70Hamburg2019
3Topalov, Veselin2736Nakamura, Hikaru27411/2-1/225D20Hamburg2019
4Nakamura, Hikaru2741Topalov, Veselin27360-166C65Hamburg2019
5Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2775Topalov, Veselin27401/2-1/212B51Riga2019
6Topalov, Veselin2740Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime27750-157B90Riga2019
7Topalov, Veselin2749Nakamura, Hikaru28531-047C65Riga2019
8Nakamura, Hikaru2853Topalov, Veselin27491/2-1/250A05Riga2019
9Topalov, Veselin2740Nakamura, Hikaru27541/2-1/225C53Riga2019
10Nakamura, Hikaru2754Topalov, Veselin27401/2-1/239C88Riga2019
11Wei, Yi2641Topalov, Veselin26821/2-1/240A06Abidjan2019
12Topalov, Veselin2682Ding, Liren27731/2-1/229E10Abidjan2019
13Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2933Topalov, Veselin26821-037A07Abidjan2019
14Topalov, Veselin2682Amin, Bassem26621/2-1/260C84Abidjan2019
15Nakamura, Hikaru2934Topalov, Veselin26821-055A06Abidjan2019
16Topalov, Veselin2682Carlsen, Magnus29540-128B33Abidjan2019
17So, Wesley2744Topalov, Veselin26821/2-1/250B23Abidjan2019
18Topalov, Veselin2682Nepomniachtchi, Ian27780-137C60Abidjan2019
19Karjakin, Sergey2816Topalov, Veselin26821-018C67Abidjan2019
20Topalov, Veselin2682Wei, Yi26410-147A30Abidjan2019
21Ding, Liren2773Topalov, Veselin26821-054E10Abidjan2019
22Topalov, Veselin2682Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime29331-036A30Abidjan2019
23Amin, Bassem2662Topalov, Veselin26821-030A07Abidjan2019
24Topalov, Veselin2682Nakamura, Hikaru29341/2-1/256A20Abidjan2019
25Carlsen, Magnus2954Topalov, Veselin26821-027A29Abidjan2019
26Topalov, Veselin2682So, Wesley27441/2-1/230A20Abidjan2019
27Nepomniachtchi, Ian2778Topalov, Veselin26821/2-1/276C67Abidjan2019
28Topalov, Veselin2682Karjakin, Sergey28161-055A16Abidjan2019
29Ding, Liren2760Topalov, Veselin27811/2-1/244A30Abidjan2019
30Topalov, Veselin2781Amin, Bassem26170-181C95Abidjan2019
31Topalov, Veselin2781Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime28000-129B90Abidjan2019
32Carlsen, Magnus2869Topalov, Veselin27811/2-1/241C47Abidjan2019
33Topalov, Veselin2781Karjakin, Sergey27811/2-1/230E10Abidjan2019
34Nakamura, Hikaru2824Topalov, Veselin27811-044A06Abidjan2019
35Topalov, Veselin2781Nepomniachtchi, Ian27851/2-1/242C55Abidjan2019
36So, Wesley2801Topalov, Veselin27811/2-1/245C65Abidjan2019
37Topalov, Veselin2781Wei, Yi26981/2-1/233C42Abidjan2019
38Anand, Viswanathan2779Topalov, Veselin27401/2-1/231C50Shamkir2019
39Topalov, Veselin2740Ding, Liren28090-1110E21Shamkir2019
40Radjabov, Teimour2756Topalov, Veselin27401/2-1/238C45Shamkir2019
41Topalov, Veselin2740Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27901-033C92Shamkir2019
42Grischuk, Alexander2771Topalov, Veselin27401-069E10Shamkir2019
43Topalov, Veselin2740Carlsen, Magnus28451/2-1/236E21Shamkir2019
44Karjakin, Sergey2743Topalov, Veselin27401/2-1/232C53Shamkir2019
45Topalov, Veselin2740Navara, David27391/2-1/255B12Shamkir2019
46Giri, Anish2797Topalov, Veselin27401/2-1/250C65Shamkir2019
47Dominguez Perez, Leinier2739Topalov, Veselin27401/2-1/2107B23Saint Louis2019
48Topalov, Veselin2740Dominguez Perez, Leinier27391/2-1/265B07Saint Louis2019
49Dominguez Perez, Leinier2717Topalov, Veselin27081/2-1/250C65Saint Louis2019
50Topalov, Veselin2708Dominguez Perez, Leinier27170-174A49Saint Louis2019