Happy 42nd Birthday to Veselin Topalov! He scored 7.5/10 at the recent Gibraltar Chess

Happy 42nd Birthday to Veselin Topalov! He scored 7.5/10 at the recent Gibraltar Chess

    Veselin Aleksandrov Topalov (pronounced [vɛsɛˈlin toˈpɑlof]; Bulgarian: Веселин Александров Топалов; born 15 March 1975) is a Bulgarian chess grandmaster and former FIDE World Chess Champion.Topalov became FIDE World Chess Champion by winning the FIDE World Chess Championship 2005. He lost his title in the World Chess Championship 2006 against Vladimir Kramnik. He challenged Viswanathan Anand at the World Chess Championship 2010, losing 6½–5½. He won the 2005 Chess Oscar.He was ranked world number one from April 2006 to January 2007. He regained the top ranking in October 2008 until January 2010. His peakrating was 2816 in July 2015, placing him equal-eighth on the highest FIDE-rated players.Topalov has competed at nine Chess Olympiads (1994-2000, 2008-2016), winning board one gold in 2014 and scoring best overall performance in 1994. He also won in Linares, Corus, Dortmund, Stavanger and Pearl Spring tournaments WORLD TOP 21 Last update: 17 March 2017, 06:18 GMT
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Veselin Topalov, Warsaw 2013
Full name Veselin Aleksandrov Topalov
Country Bulgaria
Born 15 March 1975 (age 42) Ruse, Bulgaria
Title Grandmaster (1992)
World Champion 2005–06 (FIDE)
FIDE rating 2739 (January 2017)
Peak rating 2816 (July 2015)

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