Topalov, Veselin Age 41


Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#21 (active)
#1 (active)
2816 - 01 Jul 2015
2715 World #36 (active)
2710 World #46 (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, Veselin2739Paehtz, Thomas23651-016A40Gibraltar2017
2Aronian, Levon2785Topalov, Veselin27600-153A10London2016
3Topalov, Veselin2760Anand, Viswanathan27790-134E10London2016
4Giri, Anish2771Topalov, Veselin27601/2-1/267E10London2016
5Topalov, Veselin2760So, Wesley27940-127C53London2016
6Adams, Michael2748Topalov, Veselin27601-033C65London2016
7Topalov, Veselin2760Nakamura, Hikaru27790-153B12London2016
8Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2804Topalov, Veselin27601/2-1/244C67London2016
9Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2804Topalov, Veselin27601/2-1/244C67London2016
10Topalov, Veselin2760Caruana, Fabiano28230-138C02London2016
11Kramnik, Vladimir2809Topalov, Veselin27601-028A07London2016
12Caruana, Fabiano2823Topalov, Veselin27601-020C77Saint Louis USA2016
13Topalov, Veselin2760Nakamura, Hikaru27790-142B54Saint Louis USA2016
14Anand, Viswanathan2779Topalov, Veselin27601/2-1/232B51Saint Louis USA2016
15Caruana, Fabiano2823Topalov, Veselin27601-039B54Saint Louis USA2016
16Nakamura, Hikaru2779Topalov, Veselin27601-062A45Saint Louis USA2016
17Topalov, Veselin2760Anand, Viswanathan27791/2-1/233D38Saint Louis USA2016
18Topalov, Veselin2760Caruana, Fabiano28231-041D11Saint Louis USA2016
19Topalov, Veselin2760Nakamura, Hikaru27790-123E83Saint Louis USA2016
20Anand, Viswanathan2779Topalov, Veselin27601-030C65Saint Louis USA2016
21Nakamura, Hikaru2779Topalov, Veselin27601-052B90Saint Louis USA2016
22Topalov, Veselin2760Anand, Viswanathan27791/2-1/232D37Saint Louis USA2016
23Topalov, Veselin2760Caruana, Fabiano28231/2-1/249D78Saint Louis USA2016
24Topalov, Veselin2760Nakamura, Hikaru27791/2-1/2101E81Saint Louis USA2016
25Anand, Viswanathan2779Topalov, Veselin27601-040C78Saint Louis USA2016
26Caruana, Fabiano2823Topalov, Veselin27601-072D12Saint Louis USA2016
27Nakamura, Hikaru2779Topalov, Veselin27601/2-1/278E32Saint Louis USA2016
28Topalov, Veselin2760Anand, Viswanathan27790-130A21Saint Louis USA2016
29Topalov, Veselin2760Caruana, Fabiano28231/2-1/262D12Saint Louis USA2016
30Topalov, Veselin2760Nakamura, Hikaru27791-043C67Saint Louis USA2016
31Anand, Viswanathan2779Topalov, Veselin27601/2-1/232C53Saint Louis USA2016
32Caruana, Fabiano2823Topalov, Veselin27601/2-1/238A09Saint Louis USA2016
33Nakamura, Hikaru2779Topalov, Veselin27601-014E35Saint Louis USA2016
34Topalov, Veselin2760Anand, Viswanathan27791/2-1/246A21Saint Louis USA2016
35Topalov, Veselin2760Caruana, Fabiano28231-029D37Saint Louis USA2016
36Arenas Vanegas, David2490Topalov, Veselin27680-125B22Baku2016
37Arenas, David2490Topalov, Veselin27680-125B40Baku2016
38Jobava, Baadur2665Topalov, Veselin27681-042A45Baku2016
39Topalov, Veselin2768Predojevic, Borki26421/2-1/238D41Baku2016
40Ziska, Helgi Dam2546Topalov, Veselin27681/2-1/247C84Baku2016
41Topalov, Veselin2768Nadir, Samir21991-031D11Baku2016
42Topalov, Veselin2761Aronian, Levon27921/2-1/281C65Saint Louis2016
43Anand, Viswanathan2770Topalov, Veselin27611/2-1/243C67Saint Louis2016
44Topalov, Veselin2761Giri, Anish27691/2-1/245A20Saint Louis2016
45So, Wesley2771Topalov, Veselin27611-041A20Saint Louis2016
46Topalov, Veselin2761Ding, Liren27551-066C92Saint Louis2016
47Nakamura, Hikaru2791Topalov, Veselin27611/2-1/242E10Saint Louis2016
48Topalov, Veselin2761Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime28191/2-1/254B90Saint Louis2016
49Caruana, Fabiano2807Topalov, Veselin27611/2-1/241C84Saint Louis2016
50Topalov, Veselin2761Svidler, Peter27511-028C88Saint Louis2016