Veselin Topalov

Veselin Topalov Bulgaria. Born 15 March 1975. FIDE World Chess Champion (2005). Winner of the FIDE Grand Prix series 2012-2013. Winner and prize-winner of many international tournaments.

In spite of losing his champion's title in the match against Vladimir Kramnik (2006), the Bulgarian grandmaster continued his struggle for the world superiority. Having confidently won Gata Kamsky in the final candidates match, in 2010 he fought with Vishy Anand for the crown. But Topalov lost with a minimal score. Still the Bulgarian is one of the strongest chess players of the world.

  FIDE World Cup 2015 / Candidates Tournament 2016 / 42nd Chess Olympiad 2016