12760 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
Topalov became the FIDE World Chess Champion by winning the FIDE World Chess Championship 2005. He lost his title in the World Chess Championship 2006 match against Vladimir Kramnik. He won the 2005 Chess Oscar.
He has been ranked number one a total of 27 months in his career, fourth all-time since the inception of the FIDE ranking lists in 1971 behind only Garry Kasparov, Anatoly Karpov, and Bobby Fischer. He was ranked No. 1 in the world from April 2006 to January 2007, during which his Elo rating was 2813, which had been surpassed only by Garry Kasparov, and subsequently by Magnus Carlsen, Anand and Levon Aronian. He regained the world No. 1 ranking again in October 2008, and officially remained No. 1 until January 2010, when he fell to No. 2 behind Carlsen.
In 2010 he was the challenger facing world champion Viswanathan Anand, losing the match 6½–5½.
Let's go back in time and see how he played in another match in 2006.
One of his games is chessgames.com game of the day today.
'Sittin' on Topalov the World'
Thank You! I appreciate the nice words and game:)
Making the Chess.com Forums Better
by Itude a few minutes ago
3/7/2014 - Mate in 4
by Bryan681972 a few minutes ago
I BEAT COMPUTER4-IMPOSSIBLE IN 1 MIN!!!
by sisu a few minutes ago
I need your help winning a bet
by Hinanawi-Tenshi 3 minutes ago
by Frankiebones7983 3 minutes ago
Scotch Woes - A Poor Blend
by blackrookwhiterook 5 minutes ago
Is there any chance that a 1300 rated player can beat a 2700 rated player?
by CD-Ente 6 minutes ago
Philidor Defense: Is it worth playing as Black?
by pfren 7 minutes ago
Millionare Chess Tournament in Las Vegas at October 2014
by MrDamonSmith 8 minutes ago
Hardable Messages System
by Hinanawi-Tenshi 10 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2014 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!