Topalov, Veselin Age 47


Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#21 (active)
#1 (active)
2816 - 01 Jul 2015
2627 World #86 (active)
2667 World #44 (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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1Topalov, Veselin2730Carlsen, Magnus28641/2-1/235C55The Stavanger region2022
2So, Wesley2766Topalov, Veselin27301/2-1/232C67The Stavanger region2022
3Topalov, Veselin2730Wang, Hao27441/2-1/282B33The Stavanger region2022
4Radjabov, Teimour2753Topalov, Veselin27301/2-1/231E36The Stavanger region2022
5Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2750Topalov, Veselin27301/2-1/235C50The Stavanger region2022
6Topalov, Veselin2730Tari, Aryan26541/2-1/251C55The Stavanger region2022
7Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2770Topalov, Veselin27301/2-1/257D11The Stavanger region2022
8Topalov, Veselin2730Anand, Viswanathan27510-137D20The Stavanger region2022
9Giri, Anish2761Topalov, Veselin27301/2-1/232E10The Stavanger region2022
10Topalov, Veselin2667Radjabov, Teimour27051/2-1/247A15The Stavanger region2022
11Carlsen, Magnus2832Topalov, Veselin26671-030A45The Stavanger region2022
12So, Wesley2814Topalov, Veselin26671-027B52The Stavanger region2022
13Topalov, Veselin2667Tari, Aryan25671-039A10The Stavanger region2022
14Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2813Topalov, Veselin26670-141B57The Stavanger region2022
15Topalov, Veselin2667Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27780-141A20The Stavanger region2022
16Anand, Viswanathan2758Topalov, Veselin26671-041B67The Stavanger region2022
17Topalov, Veselin2667Wang, Hao27121-038A20The Stavanger region2022
18Giri, Anish2766Topalov, Veselin26671-041B67The Stavanger region2022
19Topalov, Veselin2668Matnadze, Ana23360-163B63Salamanca2021
20Vega Gutierrez, Sabrina2193Topalov, Veselin26681/2-1/238B54Salamanca2021
21Topalov, Veselin2668Edouard, Romain26160-155B30Salamanca2021
22Shirov, Alexei2702Topalov, Veselin26681/2-1/244C42Salamanca2021
23Topalov, Veselin2668Cramling, Pia23981-081B29Salamanca2021
24Santos Latasa2618Topalov, Veselin26681-087C95Salamanca2021
25Topalov, Veselin2668Javakhishvili, Lela24021-029B47Salamanca2021
26Topalov, Veselin2668Yu, Yangyi27381-038D32Hainan Danzhou 2021
27Vitiugov, Nikita2619Topalov, Veselin26681/2-1/239E53Hainan Danzhou 2021
28Topalov, Veselin2668Bu, Xiangzhi26421-051D38Hainan Danzhou 2021
29Topalov, Veselin2668Rapport, Richard27501-057A85Hainan Danzhou 2021
30Topalov, Veselin2735Vocaturo, Daniele26170-153E10Chalons en Champagne2021
31Oparin, Grigoriy2654Topalov, Veselin27351/2-1/246A07Chalons en Champagne2021
32Cheparinov, Ivan2667Topalov, Veselin27350-159D43Chalons en Champagne2021
33Topalov, Veselin2735Bauer, Christian26391/2-1/244B03Chalons en Champagne2021
34Deac, Bogdan-Daniel2626Topalov, Veselin27381/2-1/232D17Gibraltar2020
35Topalov, Veselin2738Basso, Pier Luigi26001-050C50Gibraltar2020
36Antipov, Mikhail Al.2562Topalov, Veselin27381/2-1/247B54Gibraltar2020
37Topalov, Veselin2738Kotronias, Vasilios25261-065B51Gibraltar2020
38Praggnanandhaa R2602Topalov, Veselin27381-033C11Gibraltar2020
39Topalov, Veselin2738Cheparinov, Ivan26861/2-1/233C50Gibraltar2020
40Santos Latasa, Jaime2586Topalov, Veselin27380-164E14Gibraltar2020
41Topalov, Veselin2738Libiszewski, Fabien25221-025C11Gibraltar2020
42Barbosa, Evandro Amorim2501Topalov, Veselin27381/2-1/231C47Gibraltar2020
43Topalov, Veselin2738Sankalp Gupta24001-025C11Gibraltar2020
44Topalov, Veselin2765Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime28730-140B90Jerusalem2019
45Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2873Topalov, Veselin27651-032C67Jerusalem2019
46Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2780Topalov, Veselin27371/2-1/226C67Jerusalem2019
47Topalov, Veselin2737Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime27801/2-1/236A30Jerusalem2019
48Cyfka, Karina2304Topalov, Veselin27651/2-1/230E17Salamanca2019
49Topalov, Veselin2765Ponomariov, Ruslan26861/2-1/239A16Salamanca2019
50Santos Ruiz, Miguel2379Topalov, Veselin27650-152D10Salamanca2019