Veselin Topalov

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Birthday
15, 1975
Birthplace
Bulgaria
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
15, 1975 (age 44)
Birthplace
Bulgaria

About

Bulgarian chess master who is one of the most highly regarded and highly ranked players in the world, holding the number one position for a total of 27 months.

Before Fame

He learned to play chess when he was eight and was considered a chess prodigy by age 12.

Trivia

He won the 2005 World Chess Championship and the 2010 Linares chess tournament.

Family Life

His father was his first chess teacher.

Associated With

Only Garry Kasparov and a handful of others were ranked number one longer than him.