Topalov, Veselin Age 44


Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#23 (active)
#1 (active)
2816 - 01 Jul 2015
2765 World #14 (active)
2667 World #66 (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, Maxime2775Topalov, Veselin27401/2-1/212B51Riga2019
2Topalov, Veselin2740Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime27750-157B90Riga2019
3Topalov, Veselin2749Nakamura, Hikaru28531-047C65Riga2019
4Nakamura, Hikaru2853Topalov, Veselin27491/2-1/250A05Riga2019
5Topalov, Veselin2740Nakamura, Hikaru27541/2-1/225C53Riga2019
6Nakamura, Hikaru2754Topalov, Veselin27401/2-1/239C88Riga2019
7Wei, Yi2641Topalov, Veselin26821/2-1/240A06Abidjan2019
8Topalov, Veselin2682Ding, Liren27731/2-1/229E10Abidjan2019
9Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2933Topalov, Veselin26821-037A07Abidjan2019
10Topalov, Veselin2682Amin, Bassem26621/2-1/260C84Abidjan2019
11Nakamura, Hikaru2934Topalov, Veselin26821-055A06Abidjan2019
12Topalov, Veselin2682Carlsen, Magnus29540-128B33Abidjan2019
13So, Wesley2744Topalov, Veselin26821/2-1/250B23Abidjan2019
14Topalov, Veselin2682Nepomniachtchi, Ian27780-137C60Abidjan2019
15Karjakin, Sergey2816Topalov, Veselin26821-018C67Abidjan2019
16Topalov, Veselin2682Wei, Yi26410-147A30Abidjan2019
17Ding, Liren2773Topalov, Veselin26821-054E10Abidjan2019
18Topalov, Veselin2682Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime29331-036A30Abidjan2019
19Amin, Bassem2662Topalov, Veselin26821-030A07Abidjan2019
20Topalov, Veselin2682Nakamura, Hikaru29341/2-1/256A20Abidjan2019
21Carlsen, Magnus2954Topalov, Veselin26821-027A29Abidjan2019
22Topalov, Veselin2682So, Wesley27441/2-1/230A20Abidjan2019
23Nepomniachtchi, Ian2778Topalov, Veselin26821/2-1/276C67Abidjan2019
24Topalov, Veselin2682Karjakin, Sergey28161-055A16Abidjan2019
25Ding, Liren2760Topalov, Veselin27811/2-1/244A30Abidjan2019
26Topalov, Veselin2781Amin, Bassem26170-181C95Abidjan2019
27Topalov, Veselin2781Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime28000-129B90Abidjan2019
28Carlsen, Magnus2869Topalov, Veselin27811/2-1/241C47Abidjan2019
29Topalov, Veselin2781Karjakin, Sergey27811/2-1/230E10Abidjan2019
30Nakamura, Hikaru2824Topalov, Veselin27811-044A06Abidjan2019
31Topalov, Veselin2781Nepomniachtchi, Ian27851/2-1/242C55Abidjan2019
32So, Wesley2801Topalov, Veselin27811/2-1/245C65Abidjan2019
33Topalov, Veselin2781Wei, Yi26981/2-1/233C42Abidjan2019
34Anand, Viswanathan2779Topalov, Veselin27401/2-1/231C50Shamkir2019
35Topalov, Veselin2740Ding, Liren28090-1110E21Shamkir2019
36Radjabov, Teimour2756Topalov, Veselin27401/2-1/238C45Shamkir2019
37Topalov, Veselin2740Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27901-033C92Shamkir2019
38Grischuk, Alexander2771Topalov, Veselin27401-069E10Shamkir2019
39Topalov, Veselin2740Carlsen, Magnus28451/2-1/236E21Shamkir2019
40Karjakin, Sergey2743Topalov, Veselin27401/2-1/232C53Shamkir2019
41Topalov, Veselin2740Navara, David27391/2-1/255B12Shamkir2019
42Giri, Anish2797Topalov, Veselin27401/2-1/250C65Shamkir2019
43Dominguez Perez, Leinier2739Topalov, Veselin27401/2-1/2107B23Saint Louis2019
44Topalov, Veselin2740Dominguez Perez, Leinier27391/2-1/265B07Saint Louis2019
45Dominguez Perez, Leinier2717Topalov, Veselin27081/2-1/250C65Saint Louis2019
46Topalov, Veselin2708Dominguez Perez, Leinier27170-174A49Saint Louis2019
47Dominguez Perez, Leinier2717Topalov, Veselin27080-143C65Saint Louis2019
48Topalov, Veselin2708Dominguez Perez, Leinier27170-1108B07Saint Louis2019
49Dominguez Perez, Leinier2717Topalov, Veselin27081/2-1/2101C65Saint Louis2019
50Topalov, Veselin2708Dominguez Perez, Leinier27170-148E92Saint Louis2019