Topalov, Veselin Age 48


Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#24 (active)
#1 (active)
2816 - 01 Jul 2015
2630 World #83 (active)
2657 World #47 (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 PlayerRatingResultMovesSiteYear 
1Khademalsharieh, Sarasadat2490Topalov, Veselin27280-129Salamanca2023
2Topalov, Veselin2728Ivanchuk, Vassily26560-134Salamanca2023
3Vega Gutierrez, Sabrina Neide2370Topalov, Veselin27280-126Salamanca2023
4Topalov, Veselin2728Santos Latasa, Jaime26561/2-1/247Salamanca2023
5Alekseenko, Kirill2686Topalov, Veselin27280-148Salamanca2023
6Topalov, Veselin2728Ushenina, Anna24491-040Salamanca2023
7Topalov, Veselin2728Mammadzada, Gunay Vuqar Qizi24491/2-1/240Salamanca2023
8Gara, Ticia2333Topalov, Veselin27280-158Salamanca2022
9Topalov, Veselin2728Socko, Monika24541-038Salamanca2022
10Santos Latasa, Jaime2677Topalov, Veselin27281/2-1/253Salamanca2022
11Topalov, Veselin2728Keymer, Vincent27000-142Salamanca2022
12Kamsky, Gata2666Topalov, Veselin27281/2-1/229Salamanca2022
13Topalov, Veselin2728Vega Gutierrez, Sabrina Neide23611-044Salamanca2022
14Kosteniuk, Alexandra2521Topalov, Veselin27280-157Salamanca2022
15Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2759Topalov, Veselin27281-031Zagreb2022
16Topalov, Veselin2728Nepomniachtchi, Ian27661/2-1/270Zagreb2022
17Vachier Lagrave, Maxime2760Topalov, Veselin27281-058Zagreb2022
18Topalov, Veselin2728Dominguez Perez, Leinier27541-030Zagreb2022
19So, Wesley2773Topalov, Veselin27281-036Zagreb2022
20Topalov, Veselin2728Saric, Ivan26800-150Zagreb2022
21Topalov, Veselin2728Van Foreest, Jorden26781-073Zagreb2022
22Carlsen, Magnus2864Topalov, Veselin27281/2-1/259Zagreb2022
23Topalov, Veselin2728Firouzja, Alireza27931/2-1/257Zagreb2022
24Topalov, Veselin2728Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27591-028Zagreb2022
25Nepomniachtchi, Ian2766Topalov, Veselin27281-045Zagreb2022
26Topalov, Veselin2728Vachier Lagrave, Maxime27600-141Zagreb2022
27Dominguez Perez, Leinier2754Topalov, Veselin27281/2-1/268Zagreb2022
28Topalov, Veselin2728So, Wesley27731/2-1/216Zagreb2022
29Saric, Ivan2680Topalov, Veselin27281-032Zagreb2022
30Van Foreest, Jorden2678Topalov, Veselin27280-136Zagreb2022
31Topalov, Veselin2728Carlsen, Magnus28640-132Zagreb2022
32Firouzja, Alireza2793Topalov, Veselin27281/2-1/252Zagreb2022
33Nepomniachtchi, Ian2766Topalov, Veselin27281-024Zagreb2022
34Topalov, Veselin2728Saric, Ivan26801-036Zagreb2022
35Van Foreest, Jorden2678Topalov, Veselin27281-046Zagreb2022
36Topalov, Veselin2728So, Wesley27731/2-1/237Zagreb2022
37Dominguez Perez, Leinier2754Topalov, Veselin27281/2-1/236Zagreb2022
38Topalov, Veselin2728Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27591/2-1/247Zagreb2022
39Firouzja, Alireza2793Topalov, Veselin27281-030Zagreb2022
40Topalov, Veselin2728Carlsen, Magnus28640-178Zagreb2022
41Topalov, Veselin2728Vachier Lagrave, Maxime27600-132Zagreb2022
42Topalov, Veselin2730Carlsen, Magnus28641/2-1/235Stavanger2022
43Topalov, Veselin2730Carlsen, Magnus28641/2-1/233Stavanger2022
44So, Wesley2776Topalov, Veselin27301/2-1/232Stavanger2022
45So, Wesley2776Topalov, Veselin27300-142Stavanger2022
46Topalov, Veselin2730Wang, Hao27441/2-1/282Stavanger2022
47Topalov, Veselin2730Wang, Hao27440-133Stavanger2022
48Radjabov, Teimour2753Topalov, Veselin27301/2-1/231Stavanger2022
49Radjabov, Teimour2753Topalov, Veselin27301/2-1/237Stavanger2022
50Vachier Lagrave, Maxime2750Topalov, Veselin27301/2-1/235Stavanger2022