April 2016 ratings: Superb Karjakin and Ding Liren

by Albert Silver
3/31/2016 – The star of the newest ratings list is without question Sergey Karjakin, who gained 19 Elo after winning the Candidates Tournament with a point ahead. However, one should not discount the incredible result by Ding Liren who gained 140 Blitz Elo and is now world no.3. Also of note is the drop in 2700 players, now matching the number from 2010. Feast on the numbers!

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FIDE April 2016 – Top 100 Players

Among the many results below, such as Sergey Karjakin's gain of 19 Elo for his result in the Candidates, or Evgeny Najer's windfall from his result at the Aeroflot Open, another detail stands out: the drop in 2700 players. Indeed, in this list there are only 39 players rated 2700 or more, which is a number last seen in November 2010! That said, it should be noted the minimum rating to enter the Top 100 was 2645 then, whereas it is now 2653.

Can there be any doubt who the man of the hour is? Sergey Karjakin's victory ushers in
the youngest average age world championship match in history. He also gained 19 Elo
in the process and moved up to world no. 8.

Rk
Name
Ti.
Fed
Rtg
Gms
B-Year
1 Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2851 0 1990
2 Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2801 0 1975
3 Caruana, Fabiano g USA 2795 14 1992
4 Giri, Anish g NED 2790 14 1994
5 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime g FRA 2788 1 1990
6 Nakamura, Hikaru g USA 2787 14 1987
7 Aronian, Levon g ARM 2784 14 1982
8 Karjakin, Sergey g RUS 2779 14 1990
9 Ding, Liren g CHN 2777 0 1992
10 So, Wesley g USA 2773 0 1993
11 Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2770 14 1969
12 Eljanov, Pavel g UKR 2765 0 1983
13 Harikrishna, P. g IND 2763 2 1986
14 Svidler, Peter g RUS 2762 14 1976
15 Li, Chao b g CHN 2755 9 1989
16 Topalov, Veselin g BUL 2754 14 1975
17 Grischuk, Alexander g RUS 2752 0 1983
18 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar g AZE 2750 9 1985
19 Gelfand, Boris g ISR 2740 9 1968
20 Yu, Yangyi g CHN 2738 0 1994
21 Andreikin, Dmitry g RUS 2736 8 1990
22 Wang, Hao g CHN 2732 9 1989
23 Dominguez Perez, Leinier g CUB 2732 0 1983
24 Jakovenko, Dmitry g RUS 2731 0 1983
25 Adams, Michael g ENG 2728 3 1971
26 Navara, David g CZE 2726 0 1985
27 Radjabov, Teimour g AZE 2726 0 1987
28 Vitiugov, Nikita g RUS 2725 10 1987
29 Tomashevsky, Evgeny g RUS 2722 0 1987
30 Bu, Xiangzhi g CHN 2719 9 1985
31 Wang, Yue g CHN 2718 0 1987
32 Rapport, Richard g HUN 2717 19 1996
33 Wojtaszek, Radoslaw g POL 2716 2 1987
34 Ponomariov, Ruslan g UKR 2712 0 1983
35 Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 2710 0 1969
36 Le, Quang Liem g VIE 2709 0 1991
37 Leko, Peter g HUN 2705 0 1979
38 Nepomniachtchi, Ian g RUS 2703 9 1990
39 Wei, Yi g CHN 2700 9 1999
40 Bacrot, Etienne g FRA 2698 11 1983
41 Ragger, Markus g AUT 2697 18 1988
42 Korobov, Anton g UKR 2695 18 1985
43 Cheparinov, Ivan g BUL 2695 14 1986
44 Malakhov, Vladimir g RUS 2695 2 1980
45 Kasimdzhanov, Rustam g UZB 2694 0 1979
46 Matlakov, Maxim g RUS 2693 9 1991
47 Sargissian, Gabriel g ARM 2693 9 1983
48 Fressinet, Laurent g FRA 2692 4 1981
49 Kryvoruchko, Yuriy g UKR 2692 0 1986
50 Rublevsky, Sergei g RUS 2692 0 1974
51 Vallejo Pons, Francisco g ESP 2691 23 1982
52 Hammer, Jon Ludvig g NOR 2689 9 1990
53 Shirov, Alexei g LAT 2686 11 1972
54 Granda Zuniga, Julio E g PER 2685 2 1967
55 Morozevich, Alexander g RUS 2683 0 1977
56 Najer, Evgeniy g RUS 2682 9 1977
57 Almasi, Zoltan g HUN 2682 2 1976
58 Ni, Hua g CHN 2681 18 1983
59 Fedoseev, Vladimir g RUS 2680 18 1995
60 Rodshtein, Maxim g ISR 2680 6 1989
61 Inarkiev, Ernesto g RUS 2679 9 1985
62 Bruzon Batista, Lazaro g CUB 2679 0 1982
63 Kamsky, Gata g USA 2678 18 1974
64 Howell, David W L g ENG 2678 2 1990
65 Bareev, Evgeny g CAN 2675 0 1966
66 Sjugirov, Sanan g RUS 2674 9 1993
67 Areshchenko, Alexander g UKR 2674 0 1986
68 Laznicka, Viktor g CZE 2673 9 1988
69 Postny, Evgeny g ISR 2673 4 1981
70 Jobava, Baadur g GEO 2672 13 1983
71 Zvjaginsev, Vadim g RUS 2672 9 1976
72 Short, Nigel D g ENG 2671 0 1965
73 Sadler, Matthew D g ENG 2670 2 1974
74 Artemiev, Vladislav g RUS 2669 9 1998
75 McShane, Luke J g ENG 2669 2 1984
76 Lysyj, Igor g RUS 2668 0 1987
77 Moiseenko, Alexander g UKR 2667 20 1980
78 Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter g GER 2667 8 1976
79 Smirin, Ilia g ISR 2665 4 1968
80 Efimenko, Zahar g UKR 2665 3 1985
81 Onischuk, Alexander g USA 2664 0 1975
82 Hou, Yifan g CHN 2663 12 1994
83 Duda, Jan-Krzysztof g POL 2663 2 1998
84 Adhiban, B. g IND 2663 0 1992
85 Robson, Ray g USA 2663 0 1994
86 Kovalenko, Igor g LAT 2662 4 1988
87 Dreev, Aleksey g RUS 2662 0 1969
88 Naiditsch, Arkadij g AZE 2660 11 1985
89 Negi, Parimarjan g IND 2660 1 1993
90 Tkachiev, Vladislav g FRA 2660 0 1973
91 Meier, Georg g GER 2659 17 1987
92 Movsesian, Sergei g ARM 2659 9 1978
93 Bukavshin, Ivan g RUS 2658 0 1995
94 Sethuraman, S.P. g IND 2658 0 1993
95 Piorun, Kacper g POL 2657 2 1991
96 Safarli, Eltaj g AZE 2656 9 1992
97 Shankland, Samuel L g USA 2656 9 1991
98 Akopian, Vladimir g ARM 2656 0 1971
99 Swiercz, Dariusz g POL 2655 9 1994
100 Amin, Bassem g EGY 2655 0 1988

Top climbers and descenders 

Evgeny Najer has tied his personal best of 2682, equaling his personal made
in 2008, after tying for first with Boris Gelfand in the Aeroflot Open

Rk
Old
Name
Fed
Ti.
Rating
Old
Gms
8 13 Karjakin, Sergey RUS GM 2779 +19 2760 14
16 8 Topalov, Veselin BUL GM 2754 -26 2780 14
22 32 Wang, Hao CHN GM 2732 +15 2717 9
39 33 Wei, Yi CHN GM 2700 -14 2714 9
42 35 Korobov, Anton UKR GM 2695 -18 2713 18
43 54 Cheparinov, Ivan BUL GM 2695 +11 2684 14
46 56 Matlakov, Maxim RUS GM 2693 +11 2682 9
51 60 Vallejo Pons, Francisco ESP GM 2691 +14 2677 23
52 44 Hammer, Jon Ludvig NOR GM 2689 -12 2701 9
56 81 Najer, Evgeniy RUS GM 2682 +18 2664 9
58 49 Ni, Hua CHN GM 2681 -10 2691 18
59 82 Fedoseev, Vladimir RUS GM 2680 +16 2664 18
60 37 Rodshtein, Maxim ISR GM 2680 -30 2710 6
71 88 Zvjaginsev, Vadim RUS GM 2672 +10 2662 9
88 68 Naiditsch, Arkadij AZE GM 2660 -13 2673 11
99 79 Swiercz, Dariusz POL GM 2655 -10 2665 9

FIDE Top 100 Women

Although she did not gain any major rating, Hou Yifan's win in Lviv for the world title was the news of the month

Rk
Name
Ti.
Fed
Rtg
Gms
B-Year
1 Hou, Yifan g CHN 2663 12 1994
2 Koneru, Humpy g IND 2575 0 1987
3 Ju, Wenjun g CHN 2568 0 1991
4 Muzychuk, Mariya g UKR 2561 9 1992
5 Kosteniuk, Alexandra g RUS 2557 3 1984
6 Muzychuk, Anna g UKR 2555 0 1990
7 Cmilyte, Viktorija g LTU 2536 0 1983
8 Dzagnidze, Nana g GEO 2535 0 1987
9 Lagno, Kateryna g RUS 2529 0 1989
10 Tan, Zhongyi wg CHN 2518 0 1991
11 Harika, Dronavalli g IND 2515 0 1991
12 Stefanova, Antoaneta g BUL 2507 2 1979
13 Lei, Tingjie wg CHN 2504 9 1997
14 Zhao, Xue g CHN 2504 0 1985
15 Goryachkina, Aleksandra wg RUS 2503 9 1998
16 Gunina, Valentina g RUS 2497 2 1989
17 Khotenashvili, Bela g GEO 2493 0 1988
18 Nomin-Erdene, Davaademberel m MGL 2490 2 2000
19 Pogonina, Natalija wg RUS 2490 0 1985
20 Sebag, Marie g FRA 2490 0 1986
21 Paehtz, Elisabeth m GER 2489 20 1985
22 Javakhishvili, Lela m GEO 2489 0 1984
23 Zhukova, Natalia g UKR 2489 0 1979
24 Kosintseva, Nadezhda g RUS 2483 0 1985
25 Batsiashvili, Nino m GEO 2476 2 1987
26 Galliamova, Alisa m RUS 2475 0 1972
27 Kosintseva, Tatiana g RUS 2475 0 1986
28 Shen, Yang m CHN 2472 9 1989
29 Bodnaruk, Anastasia m RUS 2472 4 1992
30 Cramling, Pia g SWE 2471 4 1963
31 Zatonskih, Anna m USA 2470 10 1978
32 Kovalevskaya, Ekaterina m RUS 2467 13 1974
33 Kashlinskaya, Alina m RUS 2466 11 1993
34 Krush, Irina g USA 2465 0 1983
35 Hoang, Thanh Trang g HUN 2464 0 1980
36 Socko, Monika g POL 2459 2 1978
37 Khademalsharieh, Sarasadat m IRI 2458 6 1997
38 Skripchenko, Almira m FRA 2453 0 1976
39 Huang, Qian wg CHN 2450 0 1986
40 Ushenina, Anna g UKR 2450 0 1985
41 Hunt, Harriet V m ENG 2449 2 1978
42 Danielian, Elina g ARM 2445 0 1978
43 Munguntuul, Batkhuyag m MGL 2444 0 1987
44 Girya, Olga wg RUS 2442 13 1991
45 Padmini, Rout m IND 2439 0 1994
46 Guo, Qi m CHN 2436 9 1995
47 Cori T., Deysi wg PER 2435 18 1993
48 Zawadzka, Jolanta wg POL 2435 1 1987
49 Mkrtchian, Lilit m ARM 2434 0 1982
50 Ding, Yixin wg CHN 2426 0 1991
51 Peptan, Corina-Isabela m ROU 2421 0 1978
52 Melia, Salome m GEO 2420 9 1987
53 Turova, Irina m RUS 2419 0 1979
54 Alexandrova, Olga m ESP 2418 0 1978
55 Zhu, Chen g QAT 2418 0 1976
56 Shvayger, Yuliya wm ISR 2415 13 1994
57 Khurtsidze, Nino m GEO 2414 0 1975
58 Saduakassova, Dinara wg KAZ 2411 0 1996
59 Batchimeg, Tuvshintugs m MGL 2409 11 1986
60 Atalik, Ekaterina m TUR 2408 22 1982
61 Nechaeva, Marina m RUS 2408 7 1986
62 Gaponenko, Inna m UKR 2408 2 1976
63 Bojkovic, Natasa m SRB 2406 0 1971
64 Szczepkowska-Horowska, Karina wg POL 2405 2 1987
65 Karavade, Eesha m IND 2403 9 1987
66 Tania, Sachdev m IND 2401 10 1986
67 Sukandar, Irine Kharisma m INA 2401 0 1992
68 Ziaziulkina, Nastassia m BLR 2396 9 1995
69 Daulyte, Deimante m LTU 2392 12 1989
70 Kovanova, Baira wg RUS 2391 6 1987
71 Michna, Marta wg GER 2390 4 1978
72 Videnova, Iva m BUL 2389 1 1987
73 Rajlich, Iweta m POL 2389 0 1981
74 Savina, Anastasia m RUS 2386 6 1992
75 Derakhshani, Dorsa wm IRI 2386 5 1998
76 Majdan-Gajewska, Joanna wg POL 2386 4 1988
77 Vijayalakshmi, Subbaraman m IND 2384 0 1979
78 Aulia, Medina Warda wg INA 2383 0 1997
79 Zaiatz, Elena m RUS 2382 0 1969
80 Vega Gutierrez, Sabrina m ESP 2381 2 1987
81 Abdumalik, Zhansaya wg KAZ 2381 0 2000
82 Wang, Jue wg CHN 2380 9 1995
83 Stockova, Zuzana m SVK 2380 1 1977
84 Lujan, Carolina m ARG 2380 0 1985
85 Ryjanova, Julia wg RUS 2379 0 1974
86 Houska, Jovanka m ENG 2376 19 1980
87 Charochkina, Daria m RUS 2376 9 1990
88 Guramishvili, Sopiko m GEO 2376 2 1991
89 Berend, Elvira wg LUX 2375 3 1965
90 Matveeva, Svetlana m RUS 2375 0 1969
91 Peng, Zhaoqin g NED 2374 1 1968
92 Zhang, Xiaowen wg CHN 2374 0 1989
93 Guichard, Pauline wg FRA 2373 2 1988
94 Zhai, Mo wg CHN 2371 0 1996
95 Pourkashiyan, Atousa wg IRI 2370 7 1988
96 Zimina, Olga m ITA 2369 4 1982
97 Bivol, Alina wm RUS 2368 0 1996
98 Nemcova, Katerina wg USA 2367 0 1990
99 Vasilevich, Tatjana m UKR 2367 0 1977
100 Bulmaga, Irina m ROU 2366 4 1993

FIDE Top 100 Juniors

Matthias Bluebaum's win at the extremely strong GRENKE Open yielded him over 7000 Euros and 23 Elo

Rk
Name
Ti.
Fed
Rtg
Gms
B-Year
1 Rapport, Richard g HUN 2717 19 1996
2 Wei, Yi g CHN 2700 9 1999
3 Artemiev, Vladislav g RUS 2669 9 1998
4 Duda, Jan-Krzysztof g POL 2663 2 1998
5 Dubov, Daniil g RUS 2644 9 1996
6 Bluebaum, Matthias g GER 2628 21 1997
7 Nyzhnyk, Illya g UKR 2623 3 1996
8 Xiong, Jeffery g USA 2618 10 2000
9 Eliseev, Urii g RUS 2602 9 1996
10 Sevian, Samuel g USA 2589 19 2000
11 Burke, John M f USA 2584 0 2001
12 Oparin, Grigoriy g RUS 2575 8 1997
13 Wagner, Dennis g GER 2574 20 1997
14 Donchenko, Alexander g GER 2573 11 1998
15 Bortnyk, Olexandr g UKR 2565 9 1996
16 Bai, Jinshi g CHN 2564 0 1999
17 Ghosh, Diptayan m IND 2562 18 1998
18 Antipov, Mikhail Al. g RUS 2562 9 1997
19 Alekseenko, Kirill g RUS 2561 9 1997
20 Vaibhav, Suri g IND 2556 0 1997
21 Rambaldi, Francesco g ITA 2554 10 1999
22 Van Foreest, Jorden g NED 2551 18 1999
23 Gledura, Benjamin m HUN 2550 11 1999
24 Tari, Aryan m NOR 2549 18 1999
25 Boruchovsky, Avital g ISR 2546 4 1997
26 Troff, Kayden W g USA 2543 10 1998
27 Chigaev, Maksim m RUS 2542 9 1996
28 Santos Latasa, Jaime m ESP 2534 1 1996
29 Pichot, Alan g ARG 2532 9 1998
30 Gordievsky, Dmitry f RUS 2530 9 1996
31 Li, Ruifeng m USA 2529 29 2001
32 Svane, Rasmus m GER 2529 12 1997
33 Xu, Yinglun   CHN 2523 9 1996
34 Karthikeyan, Murali g IND 2518 0 1999
35 Aravindh,Chithambaram VR. g IND 2515 9 1999
36 Paravyan, David m RUS 2511 9 1998
37 Yuffa, Daniil m RUS 2507 18 1997
38 Lei, Tingjie wg CHN 2504 9 1997
39 Goryachkina, Aleksandra wg RUS 2503 9 1998
40 Fang, Yuxiang m CHN 2502 11 1996
41 Lugovskoy, Maxim m RUS 2502 9 1996
42 Maghsoodloo, Parham   IRI 2502 9 2000
43 Sunilduth Lyna, Narayanan g IND 2501 0 1998
44 Deac, Bogdan-Daniel m ROU 2497 9 2001
45 Schroeder, Jan-Christian g GER 2497 9 1998
46 Pechac, Jergus f SVK 2496 5 2001
47 Henriquez Villagra, Cristobal m CHI 2491 18 1996
48 Zajic, Milan m SRB 2491 9 1999
49 Gagare, Shardul m IND 2491 0 1997
50 Lampert, Jonas m GER 2490 19 1997
51 Drozdowski, Kacper m POL 2490 10 1996
52 Nomin-Erdene, Davaademberel m MGL 2490 2 2000
53 Georgiadis, Nico m SUI 2486 6 1996
54 Yang, Darwin m USA 2483 7 1996
55 Mosadeghpour, Masoud m IRI 2481 0 1997
56 Bellahcene, Bilel m FRA 2480 12 1998
57 Petrosyan, Manuel m ARM 2480 9 1998
58 Dastan, Muhammed Batuhan m TUR 2480 0 1997
59 Smirnov, Anton m AUS 2479 9 2001
60 Supi, Luis Paulo m BRA 2479 6 1996
61 Sanal, Vahap m TUR 2478 0 1998
62 Chandra, Akshat m USA 2477 19 1999
63 Kobo, Ori m ISR 2477 13 1997
64 Fawzy, Adham m EGY 2475 9 2000
65 Igonin, Temur f UZB 2474 9 2000
66 Vavulin, Maksim m RUS 2474 9 1998
67 Izzat, Kanan m AZE 2474 6 1996
68 Triapishko, Olexandr   RUS 2474 0 2000
69 Ali Marandi, Cemil Can m TUR 2473 9 1998
70 Repka, Christopher m SVK 2472 12 1998
71 Tran, Tuan Minh m VIE 2471 9 1997
72 Firouzja, Alireza   IRI 2468 8 2003
73 Ebeling, Daniel m FIN 2468 3 1996
74 Golubov, Saveliy m RUS 2467 9 2000
75 Korpa, Bence m HUN 2466 11 1998
76 Petrov, Nikita m RUS 2466 11 1996
77 Tabatabaei, M.amin m IRI 2466 9 2001
78 Basso, Pier Luigi f ITA 2466 0 1997
79 Kelires, Andreas m CYP 2466 0 1999
80 Kollars, Dmitrij m GER 2465 19 1999
81 Gurevich, Daniel m USA 2464 0 1997
82 Zenzera, Alexey m RUS 2464 0 1997
83 Esipenko, Andrey f RUS 2463 9 2002
84 Preotu, Razvan m CAN 2462 19 1999
85 Martinez Alcantara, Jose Eduardo f PER 2458 7 1999
86 Khademalsharieh, Sarasadat m IRI 2458 6 1997
87 Lobanov, Sergei   RUS 2457 0 2001
88 Stremavicius, Titas m LTU 2456 14 1998
89 Lorparizangeneh, Shahin m IRI 2456 12 1999
90 Le, Tuan Minh m VIE 2454 9 1996
91 Mikaelyan, Arman m ARM 2453 0 1996
92 Zakhartsov, Vladimir m RUS 2453 0 1997
93 Tan, Justin m AUS 2452 21 1997
94 Harutyunian, Tigran K. m ARM 2452 9 1997
95 Puranik, Abhimanyu m IND 2452 0 2000
96 Salomon, Johan m NOR 2450 20 1997
97 Vykouk, Jan f CZE 2450 12 2000
98 Theodorou, Nikolas   GRE 2450 9 2000
99 Petrov, Martin   BUL 2450 0 2000
100 Ladva, Ottomar m EST 2449 12 1997

FIDE Top 100 Girls

Lei Tingjie's excellent result at the Aeroflot Open not only gave her 9 Elo, but the top girl's spot as well

Rk
Name
Ti.
Fed
Rtg
Gms
B-Year
1 Lei, Tingjie wg CHN 2504 9 1997
2 Goryachkina, Aleksandra wg RUS 2503 9 1998
3 Nomin-Erdene, Davaademberel m MGL 2490 2 2000
4 Khademalsharieh, Sarasadat m IRI 2458 6 1997
5 Saduakassova, Dinara wg KAZ 2411 0 1996
6 Derakhshani, Dorsa wm IRI 2386 5 1998
7 Aulia, Medina Warda wg INA 2383 0 1997
8 Abdumalik, Zhansaya wg KAZ 2381 0 2000
9 Zhai, Mo wg CHN 2371 0 1996
10 Bivol, Alina wm RUS 2368 0 1996
11 Ni, Shiqun wg CHN 2363 0 1997
12 Tsolakidou, Stavroula wm GRE 2355 0 2000
13 Osmak, Iulija wf UKR 2351 0 1998
14 Kiolbasa, Oliwia wf POL 2348 0 2000
15 Vaishali R wf IND 2345 9 2001
16 Rodriguez Rueda, Paula Andrea m COL 2321 7 1996
17 Kazarian, Anna-Maja f NED 2320 20 2000
18 Mammadzada, Gunay wg AZE 2318 18 2000
19 Pratyusha, Bodda wm IND 2318 11 1997
20 Obolentseva, Alexandra wf RUS 2315 0 2001
21 Buksa, Nataliya wg UKR 2310 0 1996
22 Harazinska, Ewa wf POL 2310 0 1998
23 Tejaswini, Sagar wf IND 2310 0 2000
24 Fataliyeva, Ulviyya wm AZE 2301 9 1996
25 Hojjatova, Aydan wf AZE 2300 18 1999
26 Khomeriki, Nino wm GEO 2299 0 1998
27 Osmanodja, Filiz wm GER 2296 14 1996
28 Velikic, Adela   SRB 2290 9 1997
29 Tokhirjonova, Gulrukhbegim wm UZB 2287 10 1999
30 Frayna, Janelle Mae wm PHI 2285 0 1997
31 Makarenko, Alexandra wf RUS 2285 0 1996
32 Diakonova, Ekaterina   RUS 2281 9 1999
33 Antova, Gabriela wf BUL 2275 0 2002
34 Blagojevic, Tijana wm MNE 2273 0 1997
35 Varshini, V wf IND 2271 0 1998
36 Navrotescu, Andreea-Cristiana wm FRA 2268 2 1996
37 Heinemann, Josefine   GER 2259 16 1998
38 Bykova, Anastasia wf RUS 2258 0 1997
39 Tantsiura, Maria wm UKR 2257 0 1996
40 Garcia Martin, Marta wf ESP 2255 3 2000
41 Gu, Tianlu wm CHN 2255 0 1997
42 Mahalakshmi, M wm IND 2251 0 1998
43 Movileanu, Daniela wf ITA 2247 4 1996
44 Unuk, Laura wm SLO 2246 13 1999
45 Styazhkina, Anna wm RUS 2246 0 1997
46 Injac, Teodora wf SRB 2240 8 2000
47 Nicolas Zapata, Irene wm ESP 2239 0 1997
48 Zhou, Qiyu wm CAN 2238 12 2000
49 Sieber, Fiona wf GER 2236 5 2000
50 Imnadze, Nato wm GEO 2233 9 1996
51 Bluhm, Sonja Maria wf GER 2229 9 1998
52 Avramidou, Anastasia wf GRE 2228 0 2000
53 Feng, Maggie wc USA 2227 9 2000
54 Eswaran, Ashritha wm USA 2225 9 2000
55 Xiao, Yiyi wf CHN 2222 0 1996
56 Garcia-Castany Musellas, Gal.la wf ESP 2220 0 1997
57 Bykovtsev, Agata wm USA 2219 0 1999
58 Dordzhieva, Dinara wm RUS 2218 0 1999
59 Lingur, Zalina wf RUS 2216 14 1998
60 Khokhlova, Daria   RUS 2213 0 1999
61 Kalaiyalahan, Akshaya   ENG 2212 11 2001
62 Yuan, Ye   CHN 2212 9 2000
63 Rodionova, Daria wf RUS 2212 0 1998
64 Gazikova, Veronika wf SVK 2207 0 1999
65 Drogovoz, Irina wm RUS 2205 9 1999
66 Mammadova, Narmin wc AZE 2204 9 1999
67 Uuriintuya, Uurtsaikh   MGL 2202 17 1998
68 Balajayeva, Khanim wf AZE 2201 9 2001
69 Amrayeva, Aytan wf AZE 2198 0 1997
70 Wozniak, Mariola wm POL 2197 18 1998
71 Shuvalova, Polina wf RUS 2196 0 2001
72 Marikova, Jana   CZE 2195 2 1996
73 Zayas Gonzalez, Laura Amalia wf CUB 2195 0 1998
74 Martynkova, Olena wf UKR 2194 9 2000
75 Mylnikova, Olga wf RUS 2194 0 2000
76 Terbe, Julianna wf HUN 2193 11 1997
77 Marjanovics, Annamaria wf HUN 2193 2 2001
78 Mendoza, Shania Mae wf PHI 2193 0 1998
79 Protopopova, Anastasiya wf RUS 2188 9 2000
80 Richterova, Natasa wf CZE 2187 11 1996
81 Gorti, Akshita f USA 2184 18 2002
82 Vidic, Teja wf SLO 2181 4 1998
83 Aakanksha Hagawane   IND 2181 0 2000
84 Barchuk, Irina   UKR 2180 9 1997
85 Michelle Catherina, P wm IND 2179 0 1996
86 Zarkovic, Mila wm SRB 2178 9 1996
87 Gueci, Tea wf ITA 2178 5 1999
88 Alekseeva, Irina   RUS 2177 9 1999
89 Roca Rojas, Ana Flavia wf CUB 2177 0 1996
90 Gaboyan, Susanna   ARM 2175 0 1996
91 Utiatskaja, Irina wf RUS 2174 6 1996
92 Kochukova, Anna wf RUS 2172 0 2001
93 Amina, Battsooj   MGL 2171 11 2001
94 Palmero Martinez, Rachel wf CUB 2171 0 1997
95 Gal, Hanna Krisztina   HUN 2170 9 1998
96 Abdusattorova, Bakhora wf UZB 2167 10 1999
97 Terbe, Zsuzsanna wf HUN 2167 9 1997
98 Ivanova, Simoneta wf BUL 2166 0 1997
99 Yip, Carissa   USA 2164 4 2003
100 Matiukova, Uliana   RUS 2161 9 1999

Top 100 Rapid

The biggest change was Ivanchuk's loss of nearly 70 Rapid Elo, notably in the IMSA Mindgames,
but swings are the Ukrainian's bread and butter and he will bounce back

Rk
Name
Ti.
Fed
Rtg
Gms
B-Year
1 Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2878 0 1990
2 Nakamura, Hikaru g USA 2846 0 1987
3 Karjakin, Sergey g RUS 2818 0 1990
4 Nepomniachtchi, Ian g RUS 2812 0 1990
5 Dominguez Perez, Leinier g CUB 2803 7 1983
6 Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2799 0 1975
7 Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2795 0 1969
8 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar g AZE 2791 7 1985
9 Radjabov, Teimour g AZE 2788 0 1987
10 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime g FRA 2784 0 1990
11 Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 2771 19 1969
12 Topalov, Veselin g BUL 2771 0 1975
13 Sjugirov, Sanan g RUS 2765 0 1993
14 Wang, Hao g CHN 2763 7 1989
15 Grischuk, Alexander g RUS 2760 0 1983
16 Le, Quang Liem g VIE 2758 0 1991
17 Andreikin, Dmitry g RUS 2757 7 1990
18 Wang, Yue g CHN 2742 7 1987
19 Adams, Michael g ENG 2741 0 1971
20 Kryvoruchko, Yuriy g UKR 2740 0 1986
21 Aronian, Levon g ARM 2739 0 1982
22 Giri, Anish g NED 2738 0 1994
23 Kamsky, Gata g USA 2737 0 1974
24 Melkumyan, Hrant g ARM 2736 0 1989
25 Gelfand, Boris g ISR 2734 0 1968
26 Svidler, Peter g RUS 2733 0 1976
27 Inarkiev, Ernesto g RUS 2729 0 1985
28 Rapport, Richard g HUN 2729 0 1996
29 Navara, David g CZE 2728 7 1985
30 Rublevsky, Sergei g RUS 2727 0 1974
31 Wojtaszek, Radoslaw g POL 2721 7 1987
32 Onischuk, Vladimir g UKR 2720 11 1991
33 Fedoseev, Vladimir g RUS 2720 0 1995
34 Guseinov, Gadir g AZE 2718 0 1986
35 Short, Nigel D g ENG 2717 0 1965
36 Yu, Yangyi g CHN 2716 0 1994
37 Korobov, Anton g UKR 2714 0 1985
38 Ponomariov, Ruslan g UKR 2712 7 1983
39 Tomashevsky, Evgeny g RUS 2710 7 1987
40 Artemiev, Vladislav g RUS 2710 0 1998
41 Jobava, Baadur g GEO 2710 0 1983
42 Zhigalko, Sergei g BLR 2709 21 1989
43 Khismatullin, Denis g RUS 2709 0 1984
44 Kovalenko, Igor g LAT 2708 12 1988
45 Harikrishna, P. g IND 2706 7 1986
46 Popov, Ivan g RUS 2706 0 1990
47 Ding, Liren g CHN 2704 7 1992
48 Malakhov, Vladimir g RUS 2701 12 1980
49 McShane, Luke J g ENG 2701 0 1984
50 Bacrot, Etienne g FRA 2700 0 1983
51 Dubov, Daniil g RUS 2700 0 1996
52 Jakovenko, Dmitry g RUS 2699 0 1983
53 Savchenko, Boris g RUS 2698 0 1986
54 Bogdanovich, Stanislav m UKR 2697 0 1993
55 Salem, A.R. Saleh g UAE 2696 0 1993
56 Ponkratov, Pavel g RUS 2695 18 1988
57 Fressinet, Laurent g FRA 2695 7 1981
58 Granda Zuniga, Julio E g PER 2694 0 1967
59 Amonatov, Farrukh g TJK 2693 0 1978
60 Bukavshin, Ivan g RUS 2692 0 1995
61 Leko, Peter g HUN 2692 0 1979
62 Nguyen, Ngoc Truong Son g VIE 2692 0 1990
63 Smirin, Ilia g ISR 2689 9 1968
64 Akopian, Vladimir g ARM 2689 0 1971
65 Meier, Georg g GER 2689 0 1987
66 Petrosian, Tigran L. g ARM 2688 0 1984
67 Socko, Bartosz g POL 2688 0 1978
68 Movsesian, Sergei g ARM 2685 7 1978
69 Berkes, Ferenc g HUN 2684 0 1985
70 Istratescu, Andrei g FRA 2684 0 1975
71 Khairullin, Ildar g RUS 2683 0 1990
72 Howell, David W L g ENG 2681 0 1990
73 Onischuk, Alexander g USA 2681 0 1975
74 Ragger, Markus g AUT 2680 0 1988
75 Bortnyk, Olexandr g UKR 2678 32 1996
76 Salgado Lopez, Ivan g ESP 2678 0 1991
77 Vitiugov, Nikita g RUS 2677 12 1987
78 Fridman, Daniel g GER 2675 0 1976
79 Riazantsev, Alexander g RUS 2675 0 1985
80 Bartel, Mateusz g POL 2674 0 1985
81 Sargissian, Gabriel g ARM 2673 7 1983
82 Kasimdzhanov, Rustam g UZB 2673 0 1979
83 Matlakov, Maxim g RUS 2673 0 1991
84 Naiditsch, Arkadij g AZE 2672 12 1985
85 Alekseev, Evgeny g RUS 2671 12 1985
86 Mamedov, Rauf g AZE 2670 16 1988
87 Lysyj, Igor g RUS 2670 9 1987
88 Parligras, Mircea-Emilian g ROU 2670 0 1980
89 Morozevich, Alexander g RUS 2669 0 1977
90 Nielsen, Peter Heine g DEN 2669 0 1973
91 Dreev, Aleksey g RUS 2668 0 1969
92 Najer, Evgeniy g RUS 2667 0 1977
93 Shirov, Alexei g LAT 2664 12 1972
94 Laznicka, Viktor g CZE 2662 0 1988
95 Motylev, Alexander g RUS 2662 0 1979
96 Sadler, Matthew D g ENG 2661 0 1974
97 Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter g GER 2659 0 1976
98 Georgiev, Kiril g BUL 2657 8 1965
99 Vallejo Pons, Francisco g ESP 2657 0 1982
100 Balogh, Csaba g HUN 2653 0 1987

Top 50 Women Rapid

There were no big changes in the top ranks, though Bela Khotenashvili gained 43 Rapid Elo, and moved to No.14

Rk
Name
Ti.
Fed
Rtg
Gms
B-Year
1 Hou, Yifan g CHN 2631 3 1994
2 Lagno, Kateryna g RUS 2594 7 1989
3 Stefanova, Antoaneta g BUL 2565 7 1979
4 Dzagnidze, Nana g GEO 2549 7 1987
5 Ju, Wenjun g CHN 2544 7 1991
6 Muzychuk, Anna g UKR 2520 0 1990
7 Kosteniuk, Alexandra g RUS 2519 7 1984
8 Tan, Zhongyi wg CHN 2509 7 1991
9 Muzychuk, Mariya g UKR 2503 0 1992
10 Zhao, Xue g CHN 2501 7 1985
11 Koneru, Humpy g IND 2500 0 1987
12 Ushenina, Anna g UKR 2498 7 1985
13 Kosintseva, Tatiana g RUS 2496 0 1986
14 Khotenashvili, Bela g GEO 2487 16 1988
15 Paehtz, Elisabeth m GER 2483 7 1985
16 Krush, Irina g USA 2470 10 1983
17 Bodnaruk, Anastasia m RUS 2460 0 1992
18 Harika, Dronavalli g IND 2459 7 1991
19 Javakhishvili, Lela m GEO 2457 9 1984
20 Munguntuul, Batkhuyag m MGL 2454 0 1987
21 Sebag, Marie g FRA 2452 0 1986
22 Cmilyte, Viktorija g LTU 2451 0 1983
23 Pogonina, Natalija wg RUS 2447 0 1985
24 Huang, Qian wg CHN 2445 7 1986
25 Foisor, Cristina-Adela m ROU 2445 0 1967
26 Lei, Tingjie wg CHN 2445 0 1997
27 Gunina, Valentina g RUS 2444 19 1989
28 Turova, Irina m RUS 2444 0 1979
29 Wang, Jue wg CHN 2442 0 1995
30 Shen, Yang m CHN 2439 0 1989
31 Zhu, Chen g QAT 2439 0 1976
32 Arakhamia-Grant, Ketevan g SCO 2437 0 1968
33 Arabidze, Meri m GEO 2434 18 1994
34 Gaponenko, Inna m UKR 2428 9 1976
35 Galliamova, Alisa m RUS 2428 0 1972
36 Matnadze, Ana m ESP 2427 0 1983
37 Mkrtchian, Lilit m ARM 2425 7 1982
38 Socko, Monika g POL 2424 6 1978
39 Goryachkina, Aleksandra wg RUS 2424 0 1998
40 Pustovoitova, Daria f RUS 2421 7 1994
41 Batsiashvili, Nino m GEO 2417 9 1987
42 Zhukova, Natalia g UKR 2402 0 1979
43 Cramling, Pia g SWE 2401 12 1963
44 Vasilevich, Tatjana m UKR 2400 0 1977
45 Kovanova, Baira wg RUS 2399 0 1987
46 Nechaeva, Marina m RUS 2397 7 1986
47 Lujan, Carolina m ARG 2392 0 1985
48 Padmini, Rout m IND 2392 0 1994
49 Peptan, Corina-Isabela m ROU 2391 0 1978
50 Melia, Salome m GEO 2390 0 1987

Top 100 Blitz

No big changes.... yeah, right! Take a look at no. 3.

Ding Liren gained an incredible 140 Blitz Elo, with 48 games played over two events, including
the blitz tournament from the Aeroflot Open, and the IMSA Mindgames. He is now 2875, and
in the mix of four players at the top and very little to separate them from each other.

Rk
Name
Ti.
Fed
Rtg
Gms
B-Year
1 Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2890 0 1990
2 Nakamura, Hikaru g USA 2883 0 1987
3 Ding, Liren g CHN 2875 48 1992
4 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime g FRA 2872 0 1990
5 Nepomniachtchi, Ian g RUS 2846 18 1990
6 Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2817 0 1975
7 Aronian, Levon g ARM 2814 0 1982
8 Shkuro, Iuri g UKR 2814 0 1982
9 Karjakin, Sergey g RUS 2801 0 1990
10 Radjabov, Teimour g AZE 2800 0 1987
11 Le, Quang Liem g VIE 2799 0 1991
12 Mamedov, Rauf g AZE 2796 48 1988
13 Tomashevsky, Evgeny g RUS 2793 30 1987
14 Giri, Anish g NED 2793 0 1994
15 Gelfand, Boris g ISR 2792 18 1968
16 Wang, Hao g CHN 2784 30 1989
17 Dominguez Perez, Leinier g CUB 2783 30 1983
18 Harikrishna, P. g IND 2774 30 1986
19 Bortnyk, Olexandr g UKR 2769 46 1996
20 Adams, Michael g ENG 2768 0 1971
21 Grischuk, Alexander g RUS 2766 18 1983
22 Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2764 0 1969
23 Petrosian, Tigran L. g ARM 2760 18 1984
24 Andreikin, Dmitry g RUS 2759 0 1990
25 Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 2754 30 1969
26 Navara, David g CZE 2754 30 1985
27 Svidler, Peter g RUS 2754 0 1976
28 Kasimdzhanov, Rustam g UZB 2736 0 1979
29 Riazantsev, Alexander g RUS 2736 0 1985
30 Dubov, Daniil g RUS 2734 18 1996
31 Onischuk, Vladimir g UKR 2734 0 1991
32 Fedoseev, Vladimir g RUS 2732 18 1995
33 Melkumyan, Hrant g ARM 2727 0 1989
34 Andriasian, Zaven g ARM 2725 0 1989
35 Artemiev, Vladislav g RUS 2722 18 1998
36 Bogdanovich, Stanislav m UKR 2721 0 1993
37 Dreev, Aleksey g RUS 2721 0 1969
38 Vitiugov, Nikita g RUS 2717 11 1987
39 Kamsky, Gata g USA 2715 18 1974
40 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar g AZE 2714 30 1985
41 Yu, Yangyi g CHN 2712 0 1994
42 Jones, Gawain C B g ENG 2711 0 1987
43 Bachmann, Axel g PAR 2709 18 1989
44 Kravtsiv, Martyn g UKR 2708 0 1990
45 Kovalenko, Igor g LAT 2707 11 1988
46 Kononenko, Dmitry g UKR 2706 0 1988
47 Swiercz, Dariusz g POL 2705 18 1994
48 Lu, Shanglei g CHN 2704 18 1995
49 Berkes, Ferenc g HUN 2701 0 1985
50 Jumabayev, Rinat g KAZ 2700 18 1989
51 Matlakov, Maxim g RUS 2698 18 1991
52 Iturrizaga Bonelli, Eduardo g VEN 2698 0 1989
53 Leko, Peter g HUN 2697 0 1979
54 Ponomariov, Ruslan g UKR 2695 48 1983
55 Safarli, Eltaj g AZE 2694 18 1992
56 Kokarev, Dmitry g RUS 2694 0 1982
57 Zubov, Alexander g UKR 2692 11 1983
58 Plat, Vojtech m CZE 2691 0 1994
59 Saric, Ivan g CRO 2690 0 1990
60 Sasikiran, Krishnan g IND 2689 18 1981
61 Vallejo Pons, Francisco g ESP 2686 17 1982
62 Balog, Imre g HUN 2686 0 1991
63 Nyzhnyk, Illya g UKR 2685 0 1996
64 Laznicka, Viktor g CZE 2684 0 1988
65 Saric, Ante g CRO 2684 0 1984
66 Zhigalko, Sergei g BLR 2683 29 1989
67 Savchenko, Boris g RUS 2683 12 1986
68 Amonatov, Farrukh g TJK 2679 0 1978
69 Eljanov, Pavel g UKR 2679 0 1983
70 Wang, Yue g CHN 2678 30 1987
71 Duda, Jan-Krzysztof g POL 2678 0 1998
72 Guseinov, Gadir g AZE 2675 0 1986
73 Sargissian, Gabriel g ARM 2673 30 1983
74 Malakhov, Vladimir g RUS 2672 11 1980
75 Nguyen, Ngoc Truong Son g VIE 2672 0 1990
76 Korobov, Anton g UKR 2671 18 1985
77 Morozevich, Alexander g RUS 2671 18 1977
78 Adly, Ahmed g EGY 2671 0 1987
79 Ponkratov, Pavel g RUS 2670 13 1988
80 Brunello, Sabino g ITA 2670 0 1989
81 Granda Zuniga, Julio E g PER 2669 0 1967
82 Bruzon Batista, Lazaro g CUB 2668 0 1982
83 Alekseev, Evgeny g RUS 2667 11 1985
84 Wojtaszek, Radoslaw g POL 2666 30 1987
85 Caruana, Fabiano g USA 2665 0 1992
86 Kalezic, Blazo m MNE 2664 0 1978
87 Lenderman, Aleksandr g USA 2664 0 1989
88 Meier, Georg g GER 2664 0 1987
89 Ragger, Markus g AUT 2664 0 1988
90 Stevic, Hrvoje g CRO 2664 0 1980
91 Khairullin, Ildar g RUS 2663 0 1990
92 Grachev, Boris g RUS 2662 18 1986
93 Socko, Bartosz g POL 2661 18 1978
94 Akobian, Varuzhan g USA 2661 0 1983
95 Cheparinov, Ivan g BUL 2661 0 1986
96 Edouard, Romain g FRA 2661 0 1990
97 Izoria, Zviad g USA 2661 0 1984
98 Bocharov, Dmitry g RUS 2660 18 1982
99 Smirin, Ilia g ISR 2659 0 1968
100 Gajewski, Grzegorz g POL 2658 0 1985

Top 50 Women Blitz

The women's blitz list saw some remarkable results due to the blitz competitions in the IMSA Mindgames.

The foremost of note was Kateryna Lagno, who took gold and 47 Blitz Elo to gain a leg over her rivals

Former World Champion Antoaneta Stefanova earned 72 Blitz Elo and is now world no. 2 ahead of...

...Alexandra Kosteniuk who did even better by earning 91 Elo no less!

Rk
Name
Ti.
Fed
Rtg
Gms
B-Year
1 Lagno, Kateryna g RUS 2641 30 1989
2 Stefanova, Antoaneta g BUL 2590 30 1979
3 Kosteniuk, Alexandra g RUS 2576 30 1984
4 Gunina, Valentina g RUS 2571 41 1989
5 Ju, Wenjun g CHN 2553 30 1991
6 Tan, Zhongyi wg CHN 2551 30 1991
7 Zhao, Xue g CHN 2515 30 1985
8 Kosintseva, Tatiana g RUS 2506 0 1986
9 Koneru, Humpy g IND 2502 0 1987
10 Dzagnidze, Nana g GEO 2500 30 1987
11 Ushenina, Anna g UKR 2485 30 1985
12 Harika, Dronavalli g IND 2475 30 1991
13 Krush, Irina g USA 2464 30 1983
14 Wang, Jue wg CHN 2457 18 1995
15 Matnadze, Ana m ESP 2452 0 1983
16 Paehtz, Elisabeth m GER 2446 30 1985
17 Pham, Le Thao Nguyen m VIE 2444 0 1987
18 Socko, Monika g POL 2418 30 1978
19 Pogonina, Natalija wg RUS 2416 0 1985
20 Turova, Irina m RUS 2416 0 1979
21 Lei, Tingjie wg CHN 2415 18 1997
22 Ding, Yixin wg CHN 2408 0 1991
23 Bodnaruk, Anastasia m RUS 2407 0 1992
24 Sukandar, Irine Kharisma m INA 2406 0 1992
25 Rogule, Laura wg LAT 2399 0 1988
26 Zhai, Mo wg CHN 2398 0 1996
27 Batsiashvili, Nino m GEO 2397 27 1987
28 Peptan, Corina-Isabela m ROU 2397 0 1978
29 Khukhashvili, Sopiko m GEO 2396 9 1985
30 Arabidze, Meri m GEO 2395 27 1994
31 Li, Ruofan m SIN 2394 0 1978
32 Szczepkowska-Horowska, Karina wg POL 2392 0 1987
33 Zhu, Chen g QAT 2391 0 1976
34 Zhukova, Natalia g UKR 2388 18 1979
35 Khotenashvili, Bela g GEO 2387 39 1988
36 Nemcova, Katerina wg USA 2384 0 1990
37 Javakhishvili, Lela m GEO 2380 9 1984
38 Mkrtchian, Lilit m ARM 2374 30 1982
39 Huang, Qian wg CHN 2372 30 1986
40 Haast, Anne wg NED 2370 0 1993
41 Pustovoitova, Daria f RUS 2369 18 1994
42 Guramishvili, Sopiko m GEO 2368 0 1991
43 Zimina, Olga m ITA 2368 0 1982
44 Michna, Marta wg GER 2367 0 1978
45 Berend, Elvira wg LUX 2364 0 1965
46 Ubiennykh, Ekaterina wm RUS 2363 0 1983
47 Ryjanova, Julia wg RUS 2360 0 1974
48 Padmini, Rout m IND 2359 0 1994
49 Cori T., Deysi wg PER 2358 0 1993
50 Lomineishvili, Maia m GEO 2357 9 1977

Source: FIDE



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Rfield Rfield 4/4/2016 10:39
The new classic world champion for men could be listed at best to extend 4th to 3rd. He was not among the top 10 of the FIDE elite list prior to it. April 2016 though gaining 19 points for winning the candidates was not listed at the top five just bottom 3 of the top 10. Current classic world champion maintains its number 1 FIDE rating and whether becoming an ex-classic world champion in 2017 its FIDE rating feat is still number 1.

Classical world champion title is every super GMs and GMs quest. Top 10 FIDE elite monthly list and top 10 live rating list is best for glamour bearing GMs.
ff2017 ff2017 4/1/2016 07:54
Wow, look at Jeffrey Xiong's move out of Sam Sevian's ELO shadow.
Steven E DuCharm Steven E DuCharm 4/1/2016 02:12
youth is wasted on the young
psamant psamant 4/1/2016 09:43
Sad to see Ivanchuk drop to number 35 in classical chess rating... he is a fantastic player who is now in decline. There are only a handful now left who were born in the sixties, chess is surely a young person's game!
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