Topalov, Veselin Age 44


Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#18 (active)
#1 (active)
2816 - 01 Jul 2015
2781 World #12 (active)
2682 World #50 (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 PlayerRatingResultMovesECOSiteYear 
1Anand, Viswanathan2779Topalov, Veselin27401/2-1/231C50Shamkir2019
2Topalov, Veselin2740Ding, Liren28090-1110E21Shamkir2019
3Radjabov, Teimour2756Topalov, Veselin27401/2-1/238C45Shamkir2019
4Topalov, Veselin2740Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27901-033C92Shamkir2019
5Grischuk, Alexander2771Topalov, Veselin27401-069E10Shamkir2019
6Topalov, Veselin2740Carlsen, Magnus28451/2-1/236E21Shamkir2019
7Karjakin, Sergey2743Topalov, Veselin27401/2-1/232C53Shamkir2019
8Topalov, Veselin2740Navara, David27391/2-1/255B12Shamkir2019
9Giri, Anish2797Topalov, Veselin27401/2-1/250C65Shamkir2019
10Dominguez Perez, Leinier2739Topalov, Veselin27401/2-1/2107B23Saint Louis2019
11Topalov, Veselin2740Dominguez Perez, Leinier27391/2-1/265B07Saint Louis2019
12Dominguez Perez, Leinier2717Topalov, Veselin27081/2-1/250C65Saint Louis2019
13Topalov, Veselin2708Dominguez Perez, Leinier27170-174A49Saint Louis2019
14Dominguez Perez, Leinier2717Topalov, Veselin27080-143C65Saint Louis2019
15Topalov, Veselin2708Dominguez Perez, Leinier27170-1108B07Saint Louis2019
16Dominguez Perez, Leinier2717Topalov, Veselin27081/2-1/2101C65Saint Louis2019
17Topalov, Veselin2708Dominguez Perez, Leinier27170-148E92Saint Louis2019
18Dominguez Perez, Leinier2717Topalov, Veselin27081-072C65Saint Louis2019
19Topalov, Veselin2708Dominguez Perez, Leinier27171/2-1/272D70Saint Louis2019
20Dominguez Perez, Leinier2717Topalov, Veselin27081-031C65Saint Louis2019
21Topalov, Veselin2708Dominguez Perez, Leinier27171/2-1/270D70Saint Louis2019
22Dominguez Perez, Leinier2717Topalov, Veselin27081/2-1/250D04Saint Louis2019
23Topalov, Veselin2708Dominguez Perez, Leinier27171/2-1/243E21Saint Louis2019
24Dominguez Perez, Leinier2717Topalov, Veselin27081-032A46Saint Louis2019
25Topalov, Veselin2708Dominguez Perez, Leinier27171-057A20Saint Louis2019
26Dominguez Perez, Leinier2717Topalov, Veselin27081/2-1/271C53Saint Louis2019
27Topalov, Veselin2708Dominguez Perez, Leinier27171/2-1/228A20Saint Louis2019
28Dominguez Perez, Leinier2717Topalov, Veselin27081/2-1/236A46Saint Louis2019
29Topalov, Veselin2708Dominguez Perez, Leinier27170-132D20Saint Louis2019
30Dominguez Perez, Leinier2717Topalov, Veselin27080-140C53Saint Louis2019
31Topalov, Veselin2708Dominguez Perez, Leinier27171/2-1/228E32Saint Louis2019
32Dominguez Perez, Leinier2717Topalov, Veselin27081/2-1/257C53Saint Louis2019
33Topalov, Veselin2708Dominguez Perez, Leinier27171-049C27Saint Louis2019
34Topalov, Veselin2708Dominguez Perez, Leinier27171-050A50Saint Louis2019
35Dominguez Perez, Leinier2816Topalov, Veselin27170-139C65Saint Louis2019
36Topalov, Veselin2717Dominguez Perez, Leinier28161-049C27Saint Louis2019
37Dominguez Perez, Leinier2816Topalov, Veselin27171/2-1/240C65Saint Louis2019
38Topalov, Veselin2717Dominguez Perez, Leinier28161-061C27Saint Louis2019
39Dominguez Perez, Leinier2816Topalov, Veselin27171-038C17Saint Louis2019
40Topalov, Veselin2717Dominguez Perez, Leinier28161/2-1/254C42Saint Louis2019
41Dominguez Perez, Leinier2816Topalov, Veselin27171/2-1/241B94Saint Louis2019
42Topalov, Veselin2717Dominguez Perez, Leinier28161/2-1/270C53Saint Louis2019
43Dominguez Perez, Leinier2816Topalov, Veselin27171/2-1/299C45Saint Louis2019
44Topalov, Veselin2717Dominguez Perez, Leinier28161/2-1/238C53Saint Louis2019
45Dominguez Perez, Leinier2816Topalov, Veselin27170-193C45Saint Louis2019
46Topalov, Veselin2717Dominguez Perez, Leinier28161/2-1/2107C24Saint Louis2019
47Skripchenko, Almira2371Topalov, Veselin26990-152B01Salamanca2018
48Topalov, Veselin2699Granda Zuniga, Julio E26201-022B12Salamanca2018
49Calzetta Ruiz, Monica2206Topalov, Veselin26990-132C67Salamanca2018
50Topalov, Veselin2699Matnadze, Ana23811-037B12Salamanca2018