Topalov, Veselin Age 46


Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#20 (active)
#1 (active)
2816 - 01 Jul 2015
2668 World #65 (active)
2667 World #75 (all players)
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 
1Topalov, Veselin2735Vocaturo, Daniele26170-153E10Chalons en Champagne2021
2Oparin, Grigoriy2654Topalov, Veselin27351/2-1/246A07Chalons en Champagne2021
3Cheparinov, Ivan2667Topalov, Veselin27350-159D43Chalons en Champagne2021
4Topalov, Veselin2735Bauer, Christian26391/2-1/244B03Chalons en Champagne2021
5Deac, Bogdan-Daniel2626Topalov, Veselin27381/2-1/232D17Gibraltar2020
6Topalov, Veselin2738Basso, Pier Luigi26001-050C50Gibraltar2020
7Antipov, Mikhail Al.2562Topalov, Veselin27381/2-1/247B54Gibraltar2020
8Topalov, Veselin2738Kotronias, Vasilios25261-065B51Gibraltar2020
9Praggnanandhaa R2602Topalov, Veselin27381-033C11Gibraltar2020
10Topalov, Veselin2738Cheparinov, Ivan26861/2-1/233C50Gibraltar2020
11Santos Latasa, Jaime2586Topalov, Veselin27380-164E14Gibraltar2020
12Topalov, Veselin2738Libiszewski, Fabien25221-025C11Gibraltar2020
13Barbosa, Evandro Amorim2501Topalov, Veselin27381/2-1/231C47Gibraltar2020
14Topalov, Veselin2738Sankalp Gupta24001-025C11Gibraltar2020
15Topalov, Veselin2765Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime28730-140B90Jerusalem2019
16Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2873Topalov, Veselin27651-032C67Jerusalem2019
17Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2780Topalov, Veselin27371/2-1/226C67Jerusalem2019
18Topalov, Veselin2737Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime27801/2-1/236A30Jerusalem2019
19Cyfka, Karina2304Topalov, Veselin27651/2-1/230E17Salamanca2019
20Topalov, Veselin2765Ponomariov, Ruslan26861/2-1/239A16Salamanca2019
21Santos Ruiz, Miguel2379Topalov, Veselin27650-152D10Salamanca2019
22Iturrizaga Bonelli, Eduardo2596Topalov, Veselin27651-026A16Salamanca2019
23Topalov, Veselin2765Milliet, Sophie23931/2-1/257A56Salamanca2019
24Vega Gutierrez, Sabrina2230Topalov, Veselin27650-135C00Salamanca2019
25Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2777Topalov, Veselin27361/2-1/226C01Hamburg2019
26Topalov, Veselin2736Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime27770-144D70Hamburg2019
27Topalov, Veselin2736Nakamura, Hikaru27411/2-1/225D20Hamburg2019
28Nakamura, Hikaru2741Topalov, Veselin27360-166C65Hamburg2019
29Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2775Topalov, Veselin27401/2-1/212B51Riga2019
30Topalov, Veselin2740Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime27750-157B90Riga2019
31Topalov, Veselin2749Nakamura, Hikaru28531-047C65Riga2019
32Nakamura, Hikaru2853Topalov, Veselin27491/2-1/250A05Riga2019
33Topalov, Veselin2740Nakamura, Hikaru27541/2-1/225C53Riga2019
34Nakamura, Hikaru2754Topalov, Veselin27401/2-1/239C88Riga2019
35Wei, Yi2641Topalov, Veselin26821/2-1/240A06Abidjan2019
36Topalov, Veselin2682Ding, Liren27731/2-1/229E10Abidjan2019
37Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2933Topalov, Veselin26821-037A07Abidjan2019
38Topalov, Veselin2682Amin, Bassem26621/2-1/260C84Abidjan2019
39Nakamura, Hikaru2934Topalov, Veselin26821-055A06Abidjan2019
40Topalov, Veselin2682Carlsen, Magnus29540-128B33Abidjan2019
41So, Wesley2744Topalov, Veselin26821/2-1/250B23Abidjan2019
42Topalov, Veselin2682Nepomniachtchi, Ian27780-137C60Abidjan2019
43Karjakin, Sergey2816Topalov, Veselin26821-018C67Abidjan2019
44Topalov, Veselin2682Wei, Yi26410-147A30Abidjan2019
45Ding, Liren2773Topalov, Veselin26821-054E10Abidjan2019
46Topalov, Veselin2682Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime29331-036A30Abidjan2019
47Amin, Bassem2662Topalov, Veselin26821-030A07Abidjan2019
48Topalov, Veselin2682Nakamura, Hikaru29341/2-1/256A20Abidjan2019
49Carlsen, Magnus2954Topalov, Veselin26821-027A29Abidjan2019
50Topalov, Veselin2682So, Wesley27441/2-1/230A20Abidjan2019