Topalov, Veselin Age 42


Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#15 (active)
#1 (active)
2816 - 01 Jul 2015
2693 World #57 (active)
2704 World #38 (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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1Nakamura, Hikaru2857Topalov, Veselin27041-022C26Saint Louis2017
2Topalov, Veselin2704Nakamura, Hikaru28571/2-1/233B90Saint Louis2017
3Topalov, Veselin2704Nakamura, Hikaru28570-141E97Saint Louis2017
4Nakamura, Hikaru2857Topalov, Veselin27041-084D00Saint Louis2017
5Topalov, Veselin2704Nakamura, Hikaru28571/2-1/258E10Saint Louis2017
6Nakamura, Hikaru2857Topalov, Veselin27041-042A07Saint Louis2017
7Topalov, Veselin2704Nakamura, Hikaru28571/2-1/244A06Saint Louis2017
8Nakamura, Hikaru2857Topalov, Veselin27041-038A07Saint Louis2017
9Topalov, Veselin2704Nakamura, Hikaru28570-137E97Saint Louis2017
10Nakamura, Hikaru2857Topalov, Veselin27041-043A01Saint Louis2017
11Topalov, Veselin2704Nakamura, Hikaru28570-153A17Saint Louis2017
12Nakamura, Hikaru2857Topalov, Veselin27041/2-1/251A30Saint Louis2017
13Topalov, Veselin2704Nakamura, Hikaru28571/2-1/260B90Saint Louis2017
14Topalov, Veselin2704Nakamura, Hikaru28571/2-1/247B90Saint Louis2017
15Nakamura, Hikaru2857Topalov, Veselin27041/2-1/238D31Saint Louis2017
16Topalov, Veselin2704Nakamura, Hikaru28571/2-1/272B90Saint Louis2017
17Nakamura, Hikaru2857Topalov, Veselin27040-155D31Saint Louis2017
18Topalov, Veselin2704Nakamura, Hikaru28570-133A17Saint Louis2017
19Nakamura, Hikaru2857Topalov, Veselin27040-127D31Saint Louis2017
20Topalov, Veselin2704Nakamura, Hikaru28570-152B90Saint Louis2017
21Nakamura, Hikaru2829Topalov, Veselin26931-056E32Saint Louis2017
22Topalov, Veselin2693Nakamura, Hikaru28291/2-1/268B90Saint Louis2017
23Nakamura, Hikaru2829Topalov, Veselin26931/2-1/244E10Saint Louis2017
24Nakamura, Hikaru2829Topalov, Veselin26931/2-1/248C26Saint Louis2017
25Topalov, Veselin2693Nakamura, Hikaru28290-147B90Saint Louis2017
26Nakamura, Hikaru2829Topalov, Veselin26931-076C28Saint Louis2017
27Topalov, Veselin2693Nakamura, Hikaru28291-053B12Saint Louis2017
28Nakamura, Hikaru2829Topalov, Veselin26931-060C26Saint Louis2017
29Topalov, Veselin2693Nakamura, Hikaru28291/2-1/233B12Saint Louis2017
30Topalov, Veselin2710Bacrot, Etienne26271-038A20Paris2017
31Caruana, Fabiano2800Topalov, Veselin27100-170B23Paris2017
32Topalov, Veselin2710So, Wesley27910-146A10Paris2017
33Nakamura, Hikaru2865Topalov, Veselin27101-038A06Paris2017
34Topalov, Veselin2710Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime28251/2-1/267A20Paris2017
35Karjakin, Sergey2791Topalov, Veselin27101/2-1/274B50Paris2017
36Topalov, Veselin2710Carlsen, Magnus29140-129D11Paris2017
37Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2772Topalov, Veselin27101-022D11Paris2017
38Grischuk, Alexander2813Topalov, Veselin27101-042B90Paris2017
39Bacrot, Etienne2627Topalov, Veselin27101/2-1/253B11Paris2017
40Topalov, Veselin2710Caruana, Fabiano28000-135A20Paris2017
41So, Wesley2791Topalov, Veselin27101/2-1/239A06Paris2017
42Topalov, Veselin2710Nakamura, Hikaru28651/2-1/261A18Paris2017
43Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2825Topalov, Veselin27101-036B11Paris2017
44Topalov, Veselin2710Karjakin, Sergey27911/2-1/235A20Paris2017
45Carlsen, Magnus2914Topalov, Veselin27101-052D00Paris2017
46Topalov, Veselin2710Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27721/2-1/228A16Paris2017
47Topalov, Veselin2710Grischuk, Alexander28131-051A20Paris2017
48Topalov, Veselin2715Nakamura, Hikaru27960-143E10Paris2017
49Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2825Topalov, Veselin27151-035D31Paris2017
50So, Wesley2759Topalov, Veselin27151/2-1/261A29Paris2017