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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Anand, Judit rule top of Fide chess ratings lists for May 2011

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Hi everybody,


Judit Polgar 2699
It's great that Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk has gained 19 ELO points in the Fide rating list for May 1, 2011 taking her up to the 10th spot among women at 2522. The highest gain of ELO points has been made by the just-crowned US Women's Chess Champion Anna Zatonskih. Judit Polgar continues to be at the first spot followed by Koneru Humpy and Hou Yifan. 


Among the men, since there were no super tournaments held in March-April, Viswanathan Anand remains at No. 1 with Magnus Carlsen right behind at No. 2.  



Here are the top-30 overall: (No we don't have a woman there yet though Judit Polgar is just shy of the 2700 mark at 2699! We wish her quick 'recovery' of that one point.)




Rank
Name
Title
Country
Rating
Games
BYr
 1
 Anand, Viswanathan
 g
 IND
 2817
 0
1969
 2
 Carlsen, Magnus
 g
 NOR
 2815
 0
1990
 3
 Aronian, Levon
 g
 ARM
 2808
 0
1982
 4
 Kramnik, Vladimir
 g
 RUS
 2785
 0
1975
 5
 Ivanchuk, Vassily
 g
 UKR
 2776
 9
1969
 6
 Karjakin, Sergey
 g
 RUS
 2776
 0
1990
 7
 Topalov, Veselin
 g
 BUL
 2775
 0
1975
 8
 Nakamura, Hikaru
 g
 USA
 2774
 0
1987
 9
 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar
 g
 AZE
 2772
 0
1985
 10
 Gashimov, Vugar
 g
 AZE
 2760
 6
1986
 11
 Ponomariov, Ruslan
 g
 UKR
 2754
 10
1983
 12
 Grischuk, Alexander
 g
 RUS
 2747
 0
1983
 13
 Radjabov, Teimour
 g
 AZE
 2744
 0
1987
 14
 Svidler, Peter
 g
 RUS
 2739
 28
1976
 15
 Vitiugov, Nikita
 g
 RUS
 2733
 31
1987
 16
 Gelfand, Boris
 g
 ISR
 2733
 4
1968
 17
 Jakovenko, Dmitry
 g
 RUS
 2732
 20
1983
 18
 Kamsky, Gata
 g
 USA
 2732
 7
1974
 19
 Wang, Hao
 g
 CHN
 2732
 6
1989
 20
 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime
 g
 FRA
 2731
 5
1990
 21
 Dominguez Perez, Leinier
 g
 CUB
 2726
 12
1983
 22
 Adams, Michael
 g
 ENG
 2726
 9
1971
 23
 Vallejo Pons, Francisco
 g
 ESP
 2722
 30
1982
 24
 Wojtaszek, Radoslaw
 g
 POL
 2721
 22
1987
 25
 Almasi, Zoltan
 g
 HUN
 2719
 0
1976
 26
 Leko, Peter
 g
 HUN
 2717
 0
1979
 27
 Naiditsch, Arkadij
 g
 GER
 2716
 35
1985
 28
 Caruana, Fabiano
 g
 ITA
 2714
 21
1992
 29
 Wang, Yue
 g
 CHN
 2714
 11
1987
 30
 Eljanov, Pavel
 g
 UKR
 2712
 14
1983


And the women's top-30




Rank
Name
Title
Country
Rating
Games
BYr
 1
 Polgar, Judit
 g
 HUN
 2699
 11
1976
 2
 Koneru, Humpy
 g
 IND
 2614
 11
1987
 3
 Hou, Yifan
 g
 CHN
 2612
 20
1994
 4
 Kosintseva, Nadezhda
 m
 RUS
 2567
 0
1985
 5
 Kosintseva, Tatiana
 g
 RUS
 2559
 0
1986
 6
 Dzagnidze, Nana
 g
 GEO
 2557
 11
1987
 7
 Zatonskih, Anna
 m
 USA
 2537
 27
1978
 8
 Muzychuk, Anna
 m
 SLO
 2537
 20
1990
 9
 Lahno, Kateryna
 g
 UKR
 2530
 10
1989
 10
 Kosteniuk, Alexandra
 g
 RUS
 2522
 7
1984
 11
 Harika, Dronavalli
 m
 IND
 2520
 18
1991
 12
 Ju, Wenjun
 wg
 CHN
 2511
 29
1991
 13
 Stefanova, Antoaneta
 g
 BUL
 2506
 16
1979
 14
 Danielian, Elina
 g
 ARM
 2506
 11
1978
 15
 Cmilyte, Viktorija
 g
 LTU
 2504
 21
1983
 16
 Sebag, Marie
 g
 FRA
 2504
 11
1986
 17
 Chiburdanidze, Maia
 g
 GEO
 2500
 11
1961
 18
 Galliamova, Alisa
 m
 RUS
 2492
 7
1972
 19
 Socko, Monika
 g
 POL
 2487
 20
1978
 20
 Gunina, Valentina
 wg
 RUS
 2487
 15
1989
 21
 Zhu, Chen
 g
 QAT
 2485
 11
1976
 22
 Xu, Yuhua
 g
 CHN
 2480
 11
1976
 23
 Ruan, Lufei
 wg
 CHN
 2479
 3
1987
 24
 Zhao, Xue
 g
 CHN
 2475
 20
1985
 25
 Muzychuk, Mariya
 m
 UKR
 2473
 14
1992
 26
 Dembo, Yelena
 m
 GRE
 2471
 10
1983
 27
 Khotenashvili, Bela
 m
 GEO
 2470
 17
1988
 28
 Krush, Irina
 m
 USA
 2469
 4
1983
 29
 Cramling, Pia
 g
 SWE
 2468
 18
1963
 30
 Ushenina, Anna
 m
 UKR
 2468
 16
1985


You can access complete lists here.



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5 Comments:

  • At April 30, 2011 at 10:58 AM , Anonymous alexis cochran, new zealand said...

    Congratulations Chess Queen. I am hoping to see you in top-5 soon. (And there is a secret wish about your rating also but I won't right that here on the blog. It's too private.) Go Chess Queen. Go.

     
  • At April 30, 2011 at 11:08 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hello folks this is Jay from Texas. New to your blog. But hope to be regular. I just noticed that if we look at the women's list we have spots 1,2 and 3 separated from spots 4-13 by about 40 points only. Also all these 4-13 ranked girls are all just about 2 to 5 to 7 points apart from those above and below. So my reading of the whole thing is that if anyone of the lot ranked 4 to 13 were to gain 40 points they would be in the top-3. Now considering the number of games played and with Anna Zatonskih gaining plus-30 points in 27 games it just means that if any of these girls notch up about 3-4 good tournaments well... the rest, as they would say, is elementary. Let's talk about this folks.

     
  • At April 30, 2011 at 11:10 AM , Anonymous Jason Hu, Beijing said...

    Please applaud for Wenjun Ju who has played the maximum number of games this quarter at 29. China is the best.

     
  • At May 1, 2011 at 12:28 PM , Blogger Chess Blog Admin said...

    Chess Blog Update

    The FIDE official website has the Cuban GM with 10 more ELO points than two months ago, which helped him climb the same amount of positions in the world ranking, to lead Latin America and place third in the Americas.

    This earning was made by winning the Zonal 2.3 tournament, and now Dominguez has 5 more points than his best ever, achieved in April 2009. According to chess specialists this new mark is even better than what they calculate Cuban late world champion (1921-27) Jose Raul Capablanca ever had (2,725) though he played before this performance calculating system was implemented.

    Another Cuban who moved up the ranking was Lazaro Bruzon, now in the 45th
    position with 2,693 ELO, despite FIDE not computing his earnings in the just concluded continental championship, which he won.

    Bruzon is expected to enter soon the privileged 2,700 and above ELO group, keeping up with his steady progression from the world’s 75th to the current one.

    Cuba, with this latest update, moved up 3 positions to the 19th, following the US in the Americas.

     
  • At May 2, 2011 at 1:56 AM , Anonymous Youngbloed said...

    Our beloved Chessqueen is back in the Top 10 !
    Congrats Alexandra !!!

     

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