Topalov, Veselin Age 42


Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#16 (active)
#1 (active)
2816 - 01 Jul 2015
2715 World #34 (active)
2710 World #40 (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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#White PlayerRatingBlack PlayerRatingResultMovesECOSiteYear 
1Topalov, Veselin2715Nakamura, Hikaru27960-143E10Paris2017
2Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2825Topalov, Veselin27151-035D31Paris2017
3So, Wesley2759Topalov, Veselin27151/2-1/261A29Paris2017
4Topalov, Veselin2715Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime27700-146B90Paris2017
5Carlsen, Magnus2896Topalov, Veselin27151-032D70Paris2017
6Topalov, Veselin2715Grischuk, Alexander28220-168C11Paris2017
7Bacrot, Etienne2710Topalov, Veselin27151/2-1/246B10Paris2017
8Topalov, Veselin2715Caruana, Fabiano27521-066C07Paris2017
9Karjakin, Sergey2773Topalov, Veselin27151/2-1/291C50Paris2017
10Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2772Topalov, Veselin27411/2-1/241D10Shamkir2017
11Topalov, Veselin2741Harikrishna, Pentala27551/2-1/255C84Shamkir2017
12Radjabov, Teimour2710Topalov, Veselin27411/2-1/228B87Shamkir2017
13Topalov, Veselin2741Eljanov, Pavel27511-060E17Shamkir2017
14Karjakin, Sergey2783Topalov, Veselin27411-030B12Shamkir2017
15Topalov, Veselin2741So, Wesley28221/2-1/264C67Shamkir2017
16Topalov, Veselin2741Kramnik, Vladimir28111/2-1/235A13Shamkir2017
17Wojtaszek, Radoslaw2745Topalov, Veselin27410-134D12Shamkir2017
18Topalov, Veselin2741Adams, Michael27611/2-1/242C88Shamkir2017
19Gledura, Benjamin2589Topalov, Veselin27390-134D12Gibraltar2017
20Topalov, Veselin2739Anton Guijarro, David26500-142C96Gibraltar2017
21Sutovsky, Emil2628Topalov, Veselin27390-142B12Gibraltar2017
22Cheparinov, Ivan2689Topalov, Veselin27391/2-1/243D70Gibraltar2017
23Topalov, Veselin2739Howell, David26551-079C65Gibraltar2017
24Topalov, Veselin2739Deac, Bogdan-Daniel25721-025E04Gibraltar2017
25Kantor, Gergely2448Topalov, Veselin27390-150D16Gibraltar2017
26Topalov, Veselin2739Krysa, Leandro24911/2-1/237D70Gibraltar2017
27Riff, Jean-Noel2468Topalov, Veselin27391/2-1/235B18Gibraltar2017
28Topalov, Veselin2739Paehtz, Thomas23651-016A40Gibraltar2017
29Aronian, Levon2785Topalov, Veselin27600-153A10London2016
30Topalov, Veselin2760Anand, Viswanathan27790-134E10London2016
31Giri, Anish2771Topalov, Veselin27601/2-1/267E10London2016
32Topalov, Veselin2760So, Wesley27940-127C53London2016
33Adams, Michael2748Topalov, Veselin27601-033C65London2016
34Topalov, Veselin2760Nakamura, Hikaru27790-153B12London2016
35Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2804Topalov, Veselin27601/2-1/244C67London2016
36Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2804Topalov, Veselin27601/2-1/244C67London2016
37Topalov, Veselin2760Caruana, Fabiano28230-138C02London2016
38Kramnik, Vladimir2809Topalov, Veselin27601-028A07London2016
39Caruana, Fabiano2823Topalov, Veselin27601-020C77Saint Louis USA2016
40Topalov, Veselin2760Nakamura, Hikaru27790-142B54Saint Louis USA2016
41Anand, Viswanathan2779Topalov, Veselin27601/2-1/232B51Saint Louis USA2016
42Caruana, Fabiano2823Topalov, Veselin27601-039B54Saint Louis USA2016
43Nakamura, Hikaru2779Topalov, Veselin27601-062A45Saint Louis USA2016
44Topalov, Veselin2760Anand, Viswanathan27791/2-1/233D38Saint Louis USA2016
45Topalov, Veselin2760Caruana, Fabiano28231-041D11Saint Louis USA2016
46Topalov, Veselin2760Nakamura, Hikaru27790-123E83Saint Louis USA2016
47Anand, Viswanathan2779Topalov, Veselin27601-030C65Saint Louis USA2016
48Nakamura, Hikaru2779Topalov, Veselin27601-052B90Saint Louis USA2016
49Topalov, Veselin2760Anand, Viswanathan27791/2-1/232D37Saint Louis USA2016
50Topalov, Veselin2760Caruana, Fabiano28231/2-1/249D78Saint Louis USA2016