Veselin Topalov

Title: 
Grandmaster
Rating: 
2760
Residence: 
Bulgaria
Age: 
41
Status: 
Accepted
Bio: 

The Bulgarian number 1 became the FIDE World Chess Champion by winning the FIDE World Chess Championship in 2005. He lost his title in the 2006 World Chess Championship match against Vladimir Kramnik and was also narrowly defeated by Vishy Anand in their match for the World Chess Championship title in 2010.