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Targovishte Esperanto open 1986

In 1986 the 11 years old Veselin played a strong open in the town of Targovishte.

He still keeps an old photo from that tournament, where 4 other future grandmasters took part in it, as well as at least 2 future IMs.

Veselin  Topalov is second from left to right on the second row GM.Vladimir Dimirtov (current rating 2368) is on the last row with sunglasses.
GM.Vasil Spasov (rating 2534) stays left from Vladimir Dimitrov.
GM.Vladimir Petkov (rating 2477) stays  below Vladimir Petkov
GM.Alexander Delchev (rating 2595) is placed on the last row and pointed with the red arrow from above.

In Targovishte also took part future IM.Dimitar Dochev (left from Veselin Topalov) and IM.Krasimir Stefanov (last on the first row from left to right).

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Career highlights

Grand Chess Tour 2017 - Paris (June 21st - 25th)

2017 paris grand logo

Topalov Chess Foundation       



Topalov Chess Foundation


TOP 10 - Live Chess Ratings

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Topalov - Anand 1:0
1st MTel Masters, Sofia (round 6)

Carlsen - Topalov 0:1
3rd Sinquefield Cup, Saint Louis (round 1)

Topalov - Kramnik 1:0
Corus 2008, Wijk aan Zee (round 9)