Topalov, Veselin Age 46


Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#20 (active)
#1 (active)
2816 - 01 Jul 2015
2668 World #60 (active)
2667 World #74 (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, Veselin2668Yu, Yangyi27381-038D32Hainan Danzhou 2021
2Vitiugov, Nikita2619Topalov, Veselin26681/2-1/239E53Hainan Danzhou 2021
3Topalov, Veselin2668Bu, Xiangzhi26421-051D38Hainan Danzhou 2021
4Topalov, Veselin2668Rapport, Richard27501-057A85Hainan Danzhou 2021
5Topalov, Veselin2735Vocaturo, Daniele26170-153E10Chalons en Champagne2021
6Oparin, Grigoriy2654Topalov, Veselin27351/2-1/246A07Chalons en Champagne2021
7Cheparinov, Ivan2667Topalov, Veselin27350-159D43Chalons en Champagne2021
8Topalov, Veselin2735Bauer, Christian26391/2-1/244B03Chalons en Champagne2021
9Deac, Bogdan-Daniel2626Topalov, Veselin27381/2-1/232D17Gibraltar2020
10Topalov, Veselin2738Basso, Pier Luigi26001-050C50Gibraltar2020
11Antipov, Mikhail Al.2562Topalov, Veselin27381/2-1/247B54Gibraltar2020
12Topalov, Veselin2738Kotronias, Vasilios25261-065B51Gibraltar2020
13Praggnanandhaa R2602Topalov, Veselin27381-033C11Gibraltar2020
14Topalov, Veselin2738Cheparinov, Ivan26861/2-1/233C50Gibraltar2020
15Santos Latasa, Jaime2586Topalov, Veselin27380-164E14Gibraltar2020
16Topalov, Veselin2738Libiszewski, Fabien25221-025C11Gibraltar2020
17Barbosa, Evandro Amorim2501Topalov, Veselin27381/2-1/231C47Gibraltar2020
18Topalov, Veselin2738Sankalp Gupta24001-025C11Gibraltar2020
19Topalov, Veselin2765Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime28730-140B90Jerusalem2019
20Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2873Topalov, Veselin27651-032C67Jerusalem2019
21Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2780Topalov, Veselin27371/2-1/226C67Jerusalem2019
22Topalov, Veselin2737Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime27801/2-1/236A30Jerusalem2019
23Cyfka, Karina2304Topalov, Veselin27651/2-1/230E17Salamanca2019
24Topalov, Veselin2765Ponomariov, Ruslan26861/2-1/239A16Salamanca2019
25Santos Ruiz, Miguel2379Topalov, Veselin27650-152D10Salamanca2019
26Iturrizaga Bonelli, Eduardo2596Topalov, Veselin27651-026A16Salamanca2019
27Topalov, Veselin2765Milliet, Sophie23931/2-1/257A56Salamanca2019
28Vega Gutierrez, Sabrina2230Topalov, Veselin27650-135C00Salamanca2019
29Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2777Topalov, Veselin27361/2-1/226C01Hamburg2019
30Topalov, Veselin2736Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime27770-144D70Hamburg2019
31Topalov, Veselin2736Nakamura, Hikaru27411/2-1/225D20Hamburg2019
32Nakamura, Hikaru2741Topalov, Veselin27360-166C65Hamburg2019
33Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2775Topalov, Veselin27401/2-1/212B51Riga2019
34Topalov, Veselin2740Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime27750-157B90Riga2019
35Topalov, Veselin2749Nakamura, Hikaru28531-047C65Riga2019
36Nakamura, Hikaru2853Topalov, Veselin27491/2-1/250A05Riga2019
37Topalov, Veselin2740Nakamura, Hikaru27541/2-1/225C53Riga2019
38Nakamura, Hikaru2754Topalov, Veselin27401/2-1/239C88Riga2019
39Wei, Yi2641Topalov, Veselin26821/2-1/240A06Abidjan2019
40Topalov, Veselin2682Ding, Liren27731/2-1/229E10Abidjan2019
41Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2933Topalov, Veselin26821-037A07Abidjan2019
42Topalov, Veselin2682Amin, Bassem26621/2-1/260C84Abidjan2019
43Nakamura, Hikaru2934Topalov, Veselin26821-055A06Abidjan2019
44Topalov, Veselin2682Carlsen, Magnus29540-128B33Abidjan2019
45So, Wesley2744Topalov, Veselin26821/2-1/250B23Abidjan2019
46Topalov, Veselin2682Nepomniachtchi, Ian27780-137C60Abidjan2019
47Karjakin, Sergey2816Topalov, Veselin26821-018C67Abidjan2019
48Topalov, Veselin2682Wei, Yi26410-147A30Abidjan2019
49Ding, Liren2773Topalov, Veselin26821-054E10Abidjan2019
50Topalov, Veselin2682Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime29331-036A30Abidjan2019