The winners and the losers

7/4/2002 – The new FIDE rating list shows Kasparov still leading the field, 29 points ahead of Kramnik and 83 ahead of Anand. There are big winners (Epishin +37) and losers (Kasimdzhanov -26). All the top 101 players are over 2600, there are 13 over 2700 and two over 2800. And still only one woman: Judit Polgar, number 19 at 2681. More

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FIDE July 2002 Rating List

FIDE has just published its July 2002 ratings list. The top 101 has Adams once again at number four (ahead of Topalov), Leko once again in the top ten, where we find four Russians and two Ukrainians. Judit Polgar is amongst the top 20, as is Ivan Sokolov, who has one of the biggest gains in the list (+30 points from 28 games). Two players – Kasparov and Kramnik – exceed the 2800 mark.

In the list below you can easily spot the biggest winners: Leko, Akopian, Sokolov, Almasi, Zvjaginsev, Krasenkow, Movsesian, Sasikiran, Vallejo Pons, Epishin (+37!), Kaidanov, Volkov, Motylev, Kobalia, Curt Hansen, Istratescu, Fressinet, Dominguez, Benjamin, Macieja, Kazhgaleyev, Ftacnik, Van Den Doel and Ehlvest.

The biggest losers: Lautier, Kasimdzhanov (-26), Bologan, Korchnoi, Seirawan, Dautov and Kharlov.

Back or new in the top-100 category are Nunn, Ftacnik, Van den Doel, Kazhgaleyev (for the first time). The following players dropped out: Tregubov, Glek, Vladimirov, Gyimesi, Andrei Sokolov, Andersson, Korneev, Stefansson, Rustemov, Fedorov and Najer.

No. Name                      NAT ap02 ju02 Gms Dif
  1 Kasparov, Gary..........  RUS 2838 2838   0   0
2 Kramnik, Vladimir....... RUS 2809 2807 3 -2
3 Anand, Viswanathan...... IND 2752 2755 2 3
4 Adams, Michael.......... ENG 2744 2752 18 8
5 Topalov, Veselin........ BUL 2745 2745 0 0
6 Ponomariov, Ruslan...... UKR 2743 2743 0 0
7 Bareev, Evgeny.......... RUS 2724 2726 12 2
8 Leko, Peter............. HUN 2707 2717 9 10
9 Morozevich, Alexander... RUS 2718 2716 2 -2
10 Ivanchuk, Vassily....... UKR 2711 2711 0 0
11 Gelfand, Boris.......... ISR 2707 2710 0 3
12 Grischuk, Alexander..... RUS 2702 2702 2 0
13 Shirov, Alexei.......... ESP 2704 2697 18 -7
14 Svidler, Peter.......... RUS 2688 2690 16 2
15 Khalifman, Alexander.... RUS 2698 2690 8 -8
16 Akopian, Vladimir....... ARM 2678 2689 12 11
17 Karpov, Anatoly......... RUS 2690 2687 2 -3
18 Short, Nigel D.......... ENG 2673 2682 7 9
19 Polgar, Judit........... HUN 2677 2681 1 4
20 Sokolov, Ivan........... BIH 2647 2677 28 30
21 Smirin, Ilia............ ISR 2685 2676 23 -9
22 Dreev, Alexey........... RUS 2677 2676 11 -1
23 Azmaiparashvili, Zurab.. GEO 2676 2676 0 0
24 Ye, Jiangchuan.......... CHN 2676 2676 0 0
25 Almasi, Zoltan.......... HUN 2650 2672 8 22
26 Malakhov, Vladimir...... RUS 2663 2668 10 5
27 Zvjaginsev, Vadim....... RUS 2645 2668 9 23
28 Vaganian, Rafael A...... ARM 2664 2667 13 3
29 Lautier, Joel........... FRA 2675 2663 12 -12
30 Nikolic, Predrag........ BIH 2653 2661 25 8
31 Georgiev, Kiril......... BUL 2654 2658 30 4
32 Sutovsky, Emil.......... ISR 2660 2658 11 -2
33 Rublevsky, Sergei....... RUS 2657 2658 8 1
34 Krasenkow, Michal....... POL 2641 2657 26 16
35 Movsesian, Sergei....... CZE 2624 2654 32 30
36 Xu, Jun................. CHN 2654 2654 0 0
37 Bacrot, Etienne......... FRA 2653 2653 16 0
38 Beliavsky, Alexander G.. SLO 2661 2652 27 -9
39 Lutz, Christopher....... GER 2644 2650 28 6
40 Sasikiran, Krishnan..... IND 2633 2650 26 17
41 Gurevich, Mikhail....... BEL 2641 2649 35 8
42 Vallejo Pons, Francisco. ESP 2638 2648 17 10
43 Kasimdzhanov, Rustam.... UZB 2674 2648 13 -26
44 Sakaev, Konstantin...... RUS 2649 2647 8 -2
45 Aleksandrov, Aleksej.... BLR 2654 2646 20 -8
46 Piket, Jeroen........... NED 2659 2646 18 -13
47 Van Wely, Loek.......... NED 2642 2645 20 3
48 Onischuk, Alexander..... USA 2641 2644 7 3
49 Epishin, Vladimir....... RUS 2606 2643 48 37
50 Kaidanov, Gregory S..... USA 2616 2638 14 22
51 Zhang, Zhong............ CHN 2639 2637 9 -2
52 Volkov, Sergey.......... RUS 2609 2636 18 27
53 Motylev, Alexander...... RUS 2622 2634 30 12
54 Huebner, Robert Dr...... GER 2628 2634 7 6
55 Hjartarson, Johann ..... ISL 2634 2634 0 0
56 Bologan, Viktor......... MDA 2652 2631 18 -21
57 Tiviakov, Sergei........ NED 2625 2628 26 3
58 Lputian, Smbat G........ ARM 2634 2627 8 -7
59 Nielsen, Peter Heine.... DEN 2636 2626 19 -10
60 Kobalia, Mikhail........ RUS 2602 2625 27 23
61 Hansen, Curt............ DEN 2613 2625 13 12
62 Tkachiev, Vladislav..... FRA 2633 2625 11 -8
63 Lastin, Alexander....... RUS 2619 2625 10 6
64 Graf, Alexander......... GER 2623 2624 25 1
65 Shabalov, Alexander..... USA 2622 2624 13 2
66 Sadler, Matthew......... ENG 2631 2624 5 -7
67 Timman, Jan H........... NED 2616 2623 14 7
68 Pigusov, Evgeny......... RUS 2623 2622 19 -1
69 Istratescu, Andrei...... ROM 2606 2622 15 16
70 Landa, Konstantin....... RUS 2623 2621 14 -2
71 Korchnoi, Viktor........ SUI 2635 2620 23 -15
72 Fressinet, Laurent...... FRA 2606 2619 24 13
73 Radjabov, Teimour....... AZE 2610 2618 9 8
74 Seirawan, Yasser........ USA 2631 2618 4 -13
75 Dorfman, Josif D........ FRA 2613 2617 22 4
76 Filippov, Valerij....... RUS 2612 2615 19 3
77 Baklan, Vladimir........ UKR 2618 2614 22 -4
78 Dominguez, Lenier....... CUB 2601 2613 42 12
79 Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter. ROM 2610 2613 9 3
80 Shipov, Sergei.......... RUS 2613 2613 0 0
81 Jussupow, Artur......... GER 2618 2612 21 -6
82 Dautov, Rustem.......... GER 2636 2611 34 -25
83 Nunn, John D.M.......... ENG 2595 2611 18 16
84 Vescovi, Giovanni....... BRA 2611 2611 0 0
85 Kharlov, Andrei......... RUS 2633 2609 27 -24
86 Goldin, Alexander....... USA 2618 2609 13 -9
87 Hodgson, Julian M....... ENG 2598 2608 13 10
88 Benjamin, Joel.......... USA 2598 2608 7 10
89 Macieja, Bartlomiej..... POL 2585 2607 22 22
90 Eingorn, Vereslav S..... UKR 2598 2604 17 6
91 Kazhgaleyev, Murtas..... KAZ 2583 2604 11 21
92 Sermek, Drazen.......... SLO 2601 2603 27 2
93 Ftacnik, Lubomir........ SVK 2576 2602 30 26
94 Van Den Doel, Erik...... NED 2583 2602 26 19
95 Milov, Vadim............ SUI 2606 2602 21 -4
96 Hickl, Joerg............ GER 2602 2602 13 0
97 Bu, Xiangzhi............ CHN 2601 2602 9 1
98 Peng, Xiaomin........... CHN 2611 2602 9 -9
99 Novikov, Igor A......... USA 2603 2601 13 -2
100 Hracek, Zbynek.......... CZE 2596 2600 18 4
101 Ehlvest, Jaan........... EST 2588 2600 9 12

Full lists are available here (the FIDE site appears to be down).


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