Topalov, Veselin Age 48


Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#23 (active)
#1 (active)
2816 - 01 Jul 2015
2630 World #83 (active)
2657 World #43 (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 
1Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2778Topalov, Veselin26671-031D35Zagreb2022
2Topalov, Veselin2667Nepomniachtchi, Ian27401/2-1/270C42Zagreb2022
3Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2784Topalov, Veselin26671-058B13Zagreb2022
4Topalov, Veselin2667Dominguez Perez, Leinier27291-030A30Zagreb2022
5So, Wesley2763Topalov, Veselin26671-036B51Zagreb2022
6Topalov, Veselin2667Saric, Ivan25500-150A10Zagreb2022
7Topalov, Veselin2667Van Foreest, Jorden26091-073A13Zagreb2022
8Carlsen, Magnus2828Topalov, Veselin26671/2-1/259B23Zagreb2022
9Topalov, Veselin2667Firouzja, Alireza27911/2-1/258A20Zagreb2022
10Topalov, Veselin2667Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27781-028B40Zagreb2022
11Nepomniachtchi, Ian2740Topalov, Veselin26671-045C34Zagreb2022
12Topalov, Veselin2667Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime27840-141A15Zagreb2022
13Dominguez Perez, Leinier2729Topalov, Veselin26671/2-1/268C77Zagreb2022
14Topalov, Veselin2667So, Wesley27631/2-1/216A16Zagreb2022
15Saric, Ivan2550Topalov, Veselin26671-032B90Zagreb2022
16Van Foreest, Jorden2609Topalov, Veselin26670-136B50Zagreb2022
17Topalov, Veselin2667Carlsen, Magnus28280-132C55Zagreb2022
18Firouzja, Alireza2791Topalov, Veselin26671/2-1/252C88Zagreb2022
19Nepomniachtchi, Ian2821Topalov, Veselin26271-024B92Zagreb2022
20Topalov, Veselin2627Saric, Ivan26451-036B90Zagreb2022
21Van Foreest, Jorden2645Topalov, Veselin26271-046C84Zagreb2022
22Topalov, Veselin2627So, Wesley27791/2-1/237A20Zagreb2022
23Dominguez Perez, Leinier2726Topalov, Veselin26271/2-1/236B90Zagreb2022
24Topalov, Veselin2627Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar26991/2-1/247D70Zagreb2022
25Firouzja, Alireza2670Topalov, Veselin26271-030C42Zagreb2022
26Topalov, Veselin2627Carlsen, Magnus28470-178B11Zagreb2022
27Topalov, Veselin2627Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime27640-132D70Zagreb2022
28Topalov, Veselin2730Carlsen, Magnus28641/2-1/235C55The Stavanger region2022
29So, Wesley2766Topalov, Veselin27301/2-1/232C67The Stavanger region2022
30Topalov, Veselin2730Wang, Hao27441/2-1/282B33The Stavanger region2022
31Radjabov, Teimour2753Topalov, Veselin27301/2-1/231E36The Stavanger region2022
32Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2750Topalov, Veselin27301/2-1/235C50The Stavanger region2022
33Topalov, Veselin2730Tari, Aryan26541/2-1/251C55The Stavanger region2022
34Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2770Topalov, Veselin27301/2-1/257D11The Stavanger region2022
35Topalov, Veselin2730Anand, Viswanathan27510-137D20The Stavanger region2022
36Giri, Anish2761Topalov, Veselin27301/2-1/232E10The Stavanger region2022
37Topalov, Veselin2667Radjabov, Teimour27051/2-1/247A15The Stavanger region2022
38Carlsen, Magnus2832Topalov, Veselin26671-030A45The Stavanger region2022
39So, Wesley2814Topalov, Veselin26671-027B52The Stavanger region2022
40Topalov, Veselin2667Tari, Aryan25671-039A10The Stavanger region2022
41Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2813Topalov, Veselin26670-141B57The Stavanger region2022
42Topalov, Veselin2667Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27780-141A20The Stavanger region2022
43Anand, Viswanathan2758Topalov, Veselin26671-041B67The Stavanger region2022
44Topalov, Veselin2667Wang, Hao27121-038A20The Stavanger region2022
45Giri, Anish2766Topalov, Veselin26671-041B67The Stavanger region2022
46Topalov, Veselin2668Matnadze, Ana23360-163B63Salamanca2021
47Vega Gutierrez, Sabrina2193Topalov, Veselin26681/2-1/238B54Salamanca2021
48Topalov, Veselin2668Edouard, Romain26160-155B30Salamanca2021
49Shirov, Alexei2702Topalov, Veselin26681/2-1/244C42Salamanca2021
50Topalov, Veselin2668Cramling, Pia23981-081B29Salamanca2021