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Veselin Topalov

[Bulgarian: Веселин Топалов]

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Fide Id2900084
USCF Id12624974
TitleGrand Master
FederationBulgaria fed
FIDE Elo2749 
Highest 2816 (July 2015)
Live Rating2749 
URS Rating2710 
Born 15.Mar.1975 (in Ruse)
 Ranking: World #17, Europe #11, Bulgaria #1
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Sicilian defence (16%): B90 B65 B35 B58 B81 B80Sicilian defence (27%): B67 B96 B72 B97 B43 B33
Ruy Lopez (13%): C64 C88 C96 C90 C65 C89Queen's pawn (14%): A40 A40 A46 A40 D02 A41
Reti (11%): A04 A04 A06 A05 A06 A09Reti (11%): A05 A04 A09 A06 A06 A07
Queen's gambit (9%): D35 D20 D31 D20 D53 D20Ruy Lopez (6%): C85 C95 C67 C77 C92 C88
Queen's pawn (8%): E10 A40 E10 D02 D00 A41English (6%): A13 A30 A10 A27 A15 A15
Play tendenciesEndgame tendencies
Sacrifices: Not availableAverage draws at: Move #40 (details)
Blunders (): Explore blunders Optimal play:   100%  [what is this?]
Positional player: Not available Optimal checkmate:   60.27%  [what is this?]
Exchange tendencies: -2.059 (details) Endgame blunders: Explore blunders
Stockfish first line:   58.07(details) Strength:         
Quality of play:  86.84 (games[what is this?] Exploitive analysis: Not available
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Tournament History


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Tournament (Click on name for details) VenueDate
LONDON Chess CLASSIC London, England2015.12.042780
31st European Chess Club Cup Skopje, FYR Macedonia2015.10.182310
FIDE World Cup Baku, Azerbaijan2015.09.112640
FIDE World Cup Rapid TB Baku, Azerbaijan2015.09.112640
FIDE World Cup Blitz TB Baku, Azerbaijan2015.09.112640
Sinquefield Cup Saint Louis, USA2015.08.232780
Norway Chess Stavanger, Norway2015.06.162780
Norway Chess Blitz Stavanger, Norway2015.06.152780
TRADEWISE GIBRALTAR Chess FESTIVAL MASTERS Gibraltar, England2015.01.272270
30th Copa de Europa de Clubs Masculino Bibao, Spain2014.09.132330
Sinquefield Cup Saint Louis, USA2014.08.272800
Chess Olympiad Tromso, Norway2014.08.012170
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