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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Chess Couples

In the chess world people play chess, meet each other and, of course, some of them fall in love and get married. It will be wonderful to have an organizer who would be interested to hold an annual tournaments between chess families.

Here are the top 10 chess couples base on the FIDE rating on April 1, 2009.

Husband Elo Wife Elo Average
Grischuk A. 2748 Zhukova 2461 2604.5
Fressinet 2664 Skripchenko 2449 2556.5
Fridman D. 2646 Zatonskih 2461 2553.5
Socko B 2637 Socko M 2456 2546.5
Al-Modhiak 2585 Zhu Chen 2491 2538
Peng Xiaomin 2588 Qin Kanying 2466 2527
Atalik Suat 2607 Atalik E. 2434 2520.5
Zhang Zhong 2613 Li Ruofan 2423 2518
Fontaine 2546 Lahno 2478 2512
Bellon 2439 Cramling 2528 2483.5



  • At June 9, 2009 at 10:32 PM , Anonymous Meliza said...

    Nice blog very cute, i am starting play chess and are wondefull I never tought many couples bewten players of chess. Keep goin, greetings...

  • At June 10, 2009 at 2:04 AM , Anonymous Peter Zhdanov said...

    Omg, Alexandra, "great minds think alike" :-)

    We've just prepared an article on almost the same topic!

  • At June 10, 2009 at 6:59 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    It's good that at least in 1 couple it's the woman who is stronger, good for Cramling!

  • At June 10, 2009 at 12:30 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Funny almost all couples are with players from different countries. That shows chess brings together people.


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