Topalov, Veselin Age 42


Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#15 (active)
#1 (active)
2816 - 01 Jul 2015
2693 World #59 (active)
2704 World #37 (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, Veselin2710Bacrot, Etienne26271-038A20Paris2017
2Caruana, Fabiano2800Topalov, Veselin27100-170B23Paris2017
3Topalov, Veselin2710So, Wesley27910-146A10Paris2017
4Nakamura, Hikaru2865Topalov, Veselin27101-038A06Paris2017
5Topalov, Veselin2710Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime28251/2-1/267A20Paris2017
6Karjakin, Sergey2791Topalov, Veselin27101/2-1/274B50Paris2017
7Topalov, Veselin2710Carlsen, Magnus29140-129D11Paris2017
8Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2772Topalov, Veselin27101-022D11Paris2017
9Grischuk, Alexander2813Topalov, Veselin27101-042B90Paris2017
10Bacrot, Etienne2627Topalov, Veselin27101/2-1/253B11Paris2017
11Topalov, Veselin2710Caruana, Fabiano28000-135A20Paris2017
12So, Wesley2791Topalov, Veselin27101/2-1/239A06Paris2017
13Topalov, Veselin2710Nakamura, Hikaru28651/2-1/261A18Paris2017
14Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2825Topalov, Veselin27101-036B11Paris2017
15Topalov, Veselin2710Karjakin, Sergey27911/2-1/235A20Paris2017
16Carlsen, Magnus2914Topalov, Veselin27101-052D00Paris2017
17Topalov, Veselin2710Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27721/2-1/228A16Paris2017
18Topalov, Veselin2710Grischuk, Alexander28131-051A20Paris2017
19Topalov, Veselin2715Nakamura, Hikaru27960-143E10Paris2017
20Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2825Topalov, Veselin27151-035D31Paris2017
21So, Wesley2759Topalov, Veselin27151/2-1/261A29Paris2017
22So, Wesley2812Topalov, Veselin27491/2-1/260A29Paris2017
23Topalov, Veselin2715Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime27700-146B90Paris2017
24Carlsen, Magnus2896Topalov, Veselin27151-032D70Paris2017
25Topalov, Veselin2715Grischuk, Alexander28220-168C11Paris2017
26Bacrot, Etienne2710Topalov, Veselin27151/2-1/246B10Paris2017
27Topalov, Veselin2715Caruana, Fabiano27521-066C07Paris2017
28Karjakin, Sergey2773Topalov, Veselin27151/2-1/291C50Paris2017
29Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2772Topalov, Veselin27411/2-1/241D10Shamkir2017
30Topalov, Veselin2741Harikrishna, Pentala27551/2-1/255C84Shamkir2017
31Radjabov, Teimour2710Topalov, Veselin27411/2-1/228B87Shamkir2017
32Topalov, Veselin2741Eljanov, Pavel27511-060E17Shamkir2017
33Karjakin, Sergey2783Topalov, Veselin27411-030B12Shamkir2017
34Topalov, Veselin2741So, Wesley28221/2-1/264C67Shamkir2017
35Topalov, Veselin2741Kramnik, Vladimir28111/2-1/235A13Shamkir2017
36Wojtaszek, Radoslaw2745Topalov, Veselin27410-134D12Shamkir2017
37Topalov, Veselin2741Adams, Michael27611/2-1/242C88Shamkir2017
38Gledura, Benjamin2589Topalov, Veselin27390-134D12Gibraltar2017
39Topalov, Veselin2739Anton Guijarro, David26500-142C96Gibraltar2017
40Sutovsky, Emil2628Topalov, Veselin27390-142B12Gibraltar2017
41Cheparinov, Ivan2689Topalov, Veselin27391/2-1/243D70Gibraltar2017
42Topalov, Veselin2739Howell, David26551-079C65Gibraltar2017
43Topalov, Veselin2739Deac, Bogdan-Daniel25721-025E04Gibraltar2017
44Kantor, Gergely2448Topalov, Veselin27390-150D16Gibraltar2017
45Topalov, Veselin2739Krysa, Leandro24911/2-1/237D70Gibraltar2017
46Riff, Jean-Noel2468Topalov, Veselin27391/2-1/235B18Gibraltar2017
47Topalov, Veselin2739Paehtz, Thomas23651-016A40Gibraltar2017
48Aronian, Levon2785Topalov, Veselin27600-153A10London2016
49Topalov, Veselin2760Anand, Viswanathan27790-134E10London2016
50Giri, Anish2771Topalov, Veselin27601/2-1/267E10London2016