August 2014 ratings: History in the making

by Albert Silver
7/31/2014 – The month of August saw a few historic moments. The first and most visible is Fabiano Caruana finally breaking into the 2800 club once and for all with 2801. Still, this was overshadowed by Hou Yifan breaking into the Top 100 players at 87th, only the second female in history. However, see the summaries to find out who scored 200 Elo or 300 Elo in a year and even 134 Elo in one month!

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FIDE August 2014 – Top 100 Players

The first big news of the August ratings list is right there in number three. Fabiano Caruana has broken into the 2800 club, rarefied ground indeed. It is true that he had done this twice already in the live ratings, but being 2800 for a day is not quite the same thing as appearing on the official monthly ratings lists.

It seemed a matter of time after arriving so close, so many times, but Caruana finally broke 2800

The second, and probably biggest is down at 87th place. Hou Yifan has done what only one female had ever done to this day, she broke into the overall Top 100 players in the world. The Chinese prodigy is finally beginning to live up to her early promise, and in one month has accumulated an amazing 32 Elo to take her to 2661, and just 15 Elo behind the legendary Judit Polgar.

After crushing the field at Lopota, Hou Yifan confirmed her world class status by coming second
at Biel. It all started with her win over Anish Giri in round one above.

On the flip side, the bad news for his fans is that Vladimir Kramnik has suffered a series of poor results, and is at a low of 2760 and 10th place in the rankings.

Rk
Name
Ti.
Fed
Rtg
Gms
B-Year
1
Carlsen, Magnus
g
NOR
2877
0
1990
2
Aronian, Levon
g
ARM
2805
0
1982
3
Caruana, Fabiano
g
ITA
2801
7
1992
4
Grischuk, Alexander
g
RUS
2795
0
1983
5
Nakamura, Hikaru
g
USA
2787
0
1987
6
Karjakin, Sergey
g
RUS
2786
0
1990
7
Anand, Viswanathan
g
IND
2785
0
1969
8
Topalov, Veselin
g
BUL
2772
0
1975
9
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime
g
FRA
2768
10
1990
10
Kramnik, Vladimir
g
RUS
2760
7
1975
11
Dominguez Perez, Leinier
g
CUB
2760
0
1983
12
So, Wesley
g
PHI
2755
15
1993
13
Gelfand, Boris
g
ISR
2753
0
1968
14
Svidler, Peter
g
RUS
2751
0
1976
15
Jakovenko, Dmitry
g
RUS
2747
0
1983
16
Giri, Anish
g
NED
2745
10
1994
17
Ivanchuk, Vassily
g
UKR
2744
9
1969
18
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar
g
AZE
2743
0
1985
19
Ding, Liren
g
CHN
2742
13
1992
20
Vitiugov, Nikita
g
RUS
2742
0
1987
21
Adams, Michael
g
ENG
2740
7
1971
22
Leko, Peter
g
HUN
2740
7
1979
23
Wojtaszek, Radoslaw
g
POL
2735
10
1987
24
Morozevich, Alexander
g
RUS
2731
0
1977
25
Wang, Hao
g
CHN
2730
3
1989
26
Harikrishna, P.
g
IND
2725
19
1986
27
Radjabov, Teimour
g
AZE
2724
0
1987
28
Eljanov, Pavel
g
UKR
2723
0
1983
29
Andreikin, Dmitry
g
RUS
2722
0
1990
30
Bacrot, Etienne
g
FRA
2720
0
1983
31
Wang, Yue
g
CHN
2718
4
1987
32
Ponomariov, Ruslan
g
UKR
2717
16
1983
33
Navara, David
g
CZE
2716
0
1985
34
Nepomniachtchi, Ian
g
RUS
2714
6
1990
35
Jobava, Baadur
g
GEO
2713
6
1983
36
Li, Chao b
g
CHN
2711
0
1989
37
Le, Quang Liem
g
VIE
2710
0
1991
38
Naiditsch, Arkadij
g
GER
2709
16
1985
39
Shirov, Alexei
g
LAT
2709
0
1972
40
Kryvoruchko, Yuriy
g
UKR
2708
3
1986
41
Fressinet, Laurent
g
FRA
2708
0
1981
42
Bu, Xiangzhi
g
CHN
2707
9
1985
43
Moiseenko, Alexander
g
UKR
2707
0
1980
44
Kamsky, Gata
g
USA
2706
9
1974
45
Rapport, Richard
g
HUN
2704
9
1996
46
Tomashevsky, Evgeny
g
RUS
2701
0
1987
47
Kasimdzhanov, Rustam
g
UZB
2700
0
1979
48
Rublevsky, Sergei
g
RUS
2698
0
1974
49
Vallejo Pons, Francisco
g
ESP
2698
0
1982
50
Malakhov, Vladimir
g
RUS
2696
4
1980
51
Almasi, Zoltan
g
HUN
2690
6
1976
52
Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter
g
GER
2689
9
1976
53
Motylev, Alexander
g
RUS
2686
10
1979
54
Sargissian, Gabriel
g
ARM
2686
0
1983
55
Matlakov, Maxim
g
RUS
2685
0
1991
56
Areshchenko, Alexander
g
UKR
2684
9
1986
57
Lysyj, Igor
g
RUS
2683
7
1987
58
Khismatullin, Denis
g
RUS
2681
18
1984
59
Cheparinov, Ivan
g
BUL
2681
8
1986
60
Edouard, Romain
g
FRA
2680
1
1990
61
Korobov, Anton
g
UKR
2680
0
1985
62
Riazantsev, Alexander
g
RUS
2678
0
1985
63
Zhigalko, Sergei
g
BLR
2678
0
1989
64
Laznicka, Viktor
g
CZE
2676
9
1988
65
Polgar, Judit
g
HUN
2676
0
1976
66
Alekseev, Evgeny
g
RUS
2675
0
1985
67
Fedoseev, Vladimir
g
RUS
2672
9
1995
68
Grachev, Boris
g
RUS
2672
0
1986
69
Movsesian, Sergei
g
ARM
2672
0
1978
70
Rodshtein, Maxim
g
ISR
2671
0
1989
71
Saric, Ivan
g
CRO
2671
0
1990
72
Landa, Konstantin
g
RUS
2670
0
1972
73
McShane, Luke J
g
ENG
2670
0
1984
74
Sasikiran, Krishnan
g
IND
2669
0
1981
75
Yu, Yangyi
g
CHN
2668
13
1994
76
Kuzubov, Yuriy
g
UKR
2667
12
1990
77
Ni, Hua
g
CHN
2666
22
1983
78
Inarkiev, Ernesto
g
RUS
2666
0
1985
79
Fedorchuk, Sergey A.
g
UKR
2665
18
1981
80
Jones, Gawain C B
g
ENG
2665
0
1987
81
Short, Nigel D
g
ENG
2665
0
1965
82
Bruzon Batista, Lazaro
g
CUB
2664
18
1982
83
Tiviakov, Sergei
g
NED
2664
16
1973
84
Granda Zuniga, Julio E
g
PER
2663
18
1967
85
Van Wely, Loek
g
NED
2662
7
1972
86
Dreev, Aleksey
g
RUS
2662
0
1969
87
Hou, Yifan
g
CHN
2661
21
1994
88
Zvjaginsev, Vadim
g
RUS
2659
4
1976
89
Gajewski, Grzegorz
g
POL
2659
0
1985
90
Lenic, Luka
g
SLO
2659
0
1988
91
Mamedov, Rauf
g
AZE
2659
0
1988
92
Onischuk, Alexander
g
USA
2659
0
1975
93
Sjugirov, Sanan
g
RUS
2658
18
1993
94
Bauer, Christian
g
FRA
2658
11
1977
95
Berkes, Ferenc
g
HUN
2658
0
1985
96
Gharamian, Tigran
g
FRA
2657
9
1984
97
Istratescu, Andrei
g
FRA
2656
16
1975
98
Smirin, Ilia
g
ISR
2656
9
1968
99
Melkumyan, Hrant
g
ARM
2655
18
1989
100
Delchev, Aleksander
g
BUL
2655
12
1971
101
Akopian, Vladimir
g
ARM
2655
0
1971
102
Baklan, Vladimir
g
UKR
2655
0
1978

Top climbers and descenders

The biggest winner was Hou Yifan, who broke into the Top 100 with an impressive 32 Elo gain.

Rk
Old
Name
Fed
Ti.
Rating
Old
Gms
3
4
Caruana, Fabiano
ITA
GM
2801 +12
2789
7
10
8
Kramnik, Vladimir
RUS
GM
2760 -17
2777
7
12
16
So, Wesley
PHI
GM
2755 +11
2744
15
16
14
Giri, Anish
NED
GM
2745 -5
2750
10
17
21
Ivanchuk, Vassily
UKR
GM
2744 +9
2735
9
19
26
Ding, Liren
CHN
GM
2742 +16
2726
13
32
30
Ponomariov, Ruslan
UKR
GM
2717 -6
2723
16
34
25
Nepomniachtchi, Ian
RUS
GM
2714 -16
2730
6
42
54
Bu, Xiangzhi
CHN
GM
2707 +14
2693
9
44
33
Kamsky, Gata
USA
GM
2706 -11
2717
9
53
48
Motylev, Alexander
RUS
GM
2686 -12
2698
10
56
46
Areshchenko, Alexander
UKR
GM
2684 -17
2701
9
59
55
Cheparinov, Ivan
BUL
GM
2681 -9
2690
8
76
93
Kuzubov, Yuriy
UKR
GM
2667 +11
2656
12
77
68
Ni, Hua
CHN
GM
2666 -8
2674
22
82
52
Bruzon Batista, Lazaro
CUB
GM
2664 -32
2696
18
83
94
Tiviakov, Sergei
NED
GM
2664 +8
2656
16
84
69
Granda Zuniga, Julio E
PER
GM
2663 -11
2674
18
85
91
Van Wely, Loek
NED
GM
2662 +5
2657
7
87
 
Hou, Yifan
CHN
GM
2661 +32
2629
21
97
74
Istratescu, Andrei
FRA
GM
2656 -14
2670
16

FIDE Top Women

Yes, Hou Yifan is the star of the list, but she was not the only player to gain 32 Elo. Armenia's Elina Danielian also pulled off the feat, and a number added 20+ Elo to their tallies, such as Ju Wenjun and the new European Women Champion, Valentina Gunina, fresh from her fantastic win at Plovdiv.

Valentina Gunina won the European Women Championship just two weeks ago with 9.0/11

Rk
Name
Ti.
Fed
Rtg
Gms
B-Year
1
Polgar, Judit
g
HUN
2676
0
1976
2
Hou, Yifan
g
CHN
2661
21
1994
3
Koneru, Humpy
g
IND
2598
11
1987
4
Ju, Wenjun
wg
CHN
2559
15
1991
5
Muzychuk, Anna
g
UKR
2555
11
1990
6
Dzagnidze, Nana
g
GEO
2550
22
1987
7
Lagno, Kateryna
g
RUS
2540
0
1989
8
Kosteniuk, Alexandra
g
RUS
2531
11
1984
9
Muzychuk, Mariya
m
UKR
2530
11
1992
10
Cmilyte, Viktorija
g
LTU
2525
0
1983
11
Gunina, Valentina
g
RUS
2524
11
1989
12
Harika, Dronavalli
g
IND
2521
11
1991
13
Kosintseva, Nadezhda
g
RUS
2513
0
1985
14
Zhao, Xue
g
CHN
2508
15
1985
15
Stefanova, Antoaneta
g
BUL
2505
22
1979
16
Ruan, Lufei
wg
CHN
2503
0
1987
17
Cramling, Pia
g
SWE
2500
16
1963
18
Khotenashvili, Bela
g
GEO
2494
11
1988
19
Kosintseva, Tatiana
g
RUS
2494
11
1986
20
Danielian, Elina
g
ARM
2490
22
1978
21
Ushenina, Anna
g
UKR
2487
4
1985
22
Hoang, Thanh Trang
g
HUN
2485
11
1980
23
Girya, Olga
wg
RUS
2484
11
1991
24
Sebag, Marie
g
FRA
2480
0
1986
25
Pogonina, Natalija
wg
RUS
2479
11
1985
26
Huang, Qian
wg
CHN
2479
3
1986
27
Javakhishvili, Lela
m
GEO
2478
20
1984
28
Melia, Salome
m
GEO
2475
11
1987
29
Krush, Irina
g
USA
2474
9
1983
30
Galliamova, Alisa
m
RUS
2472
0
1972
31
Socko, Monika
g
POL
2470
17
1978
32
Shen, Yang
m
CHN
2470
4
1989
33
Zhukova, Natalia
g
UKR
2468
11
1979
34
Tan, Zhongyi
wg
CHN
2468
3
1991
35
Khurtsidze, Nino
m
GEO
2467
11
1975
36
Zatonskih, Anna
m
USA
2466
0
1978
37
Paehtz, Elisabeth
m
GER
2464
18
1985
38
Zhu, Chen
g
QAT
2461
0
1976
39
Moser, Eva
m
AUT
2456
0
1982
40
Kashlinskaya, Alina
wg
RUS
2453
20
1993
41
Mkrtchian, Lilit
m
ARM
2453
11
1982
42
Guo, Qi
wg
CHN
2453
4
1995
43
Ding, Yixin
wg
CHN
2449
3
1991
44
Lei, Tingjie
 
CHN
2446
20
1997
45
L'Ami, Alina
wg
ROU
2446
0
1985
46
Skripchenko, Almira
m
FRA
2438
11
1976
47
Hunt, Harriet V
m
ENG
2438
0
1978
48
Batsiashvili, Nino
m
GEO
2435
11
1987
49
Bodnaruk, Anastasia
m
RUS
2434
11
1992
50
Kovalevskaya, Ekaterina
m
RUS
2431
0
1974
51
Goryachkina, Aleksandra
wg
RUS
2430
11
1998
52
Bojkovic, Natasa
m
SRB
2425
0
1971
53
Alexandrova, Olga
m
ESP
2424
9
1978
54
Cori T., Deysi
wg
PER
2422
27
1993
55
Peptan, Corina-Isabela
m
ROU
2422
11
1978
56
Atalik, Ekaterina
m
TUR
2421
9
1982
57
Turova, Irina
m
RUS
2421
0
1979
58
Tania, Sachdev
m
IND
2418
9
1986
59
Arabidze, Meri
m
GEO
2411
11
1994
60
Munguntuul Batkhuyag
m
MGL
2410
4
1987
61
Rajlich, Iweta
m
POL
2407
0
1981
62
Ziaziulkina, Nastassia
m
BLR
2407
0
1995
63
Majdan-Gajewska, Joanna
wg
POL
2405
0
1988
64
Foisor, Cristina-Adela
m
ROU
2404
11
1967
65
Houska, Jovanka
m
ENG
2401
9
1980
66
Zaiatz, Elena
m
RUS
2401
0
1969
67
Zawadzka, Jolanta
wg
POL
2398
17
1987
68
Aulia, Medina Warda
wg
INA
2397
9
1997
69
Sukandar, Irine Kharisma
wg
INA
2396
9
1992
70
Vega Gutierrez, Sabrina
m
ESP
2395
2
1987
71
Kovanova, Baira
wg
RUS
2394
7
1987
72
Arakhamia-Grant, Ketevan
g
SCO
2394
0
1968
73
Li, Ruofan
m
SIN
2394
0
1978
74
Guramishvili, Sopiko
m
GEO
2393
11
1991
75
Karavade, Eesha
m
IND
2392
0
1987
76
Peng, Zhaoqin
g
NED
2391
7
1968
77
Daulyte, Deimante
wg
LTU
2386
13
1989
78
Milliet, Sophie
m
FRA
2385
13
1983
79
Matnadze, Ana
m
ESP
2385
2
1983
80
Stockova, Zuzana
m
SVK
2383
9
1977
81
Szczepkowska-Horowska, Karina
wg
POL
2380
11
1987
82
Gaponenko, Inna
m
UKR
2379
11
1976
83
Saduakassova, Dinara
wg
KAZ
2375
9
1996
84
Zhang, Xiaowen
wg
CHN
2375
4
1989
85
Guichard, Pauline
wg
FRA
2375
0
1988
86
Tsereteli, Tamar
wg
GEO
2375
0
1985
87
Savina, Anastasia
m
RUS
2373
11
1992
88
Charochkina, Daria
wg
RUS
2369
11
1990
89
Schleining, Zoya
wg
GER
2369
11
1961
90
Rodriguez Rueda, Paula Andrea
wm
COL
2368
18
1996
91
Wang, Jue
wg
CHN
2368
4
1995
92
Lujan, Carolina
m
ARG
2367
7
1985
93
Abrahamyan, Tatev
wg
USA
2366
0
1988
94
Lomineishvili, Maia
m
GEO
2366
0
1977
95
Gritsayeva, Oksana
wf
UKR
2364
0
1980
96
Melamed, Tatjana
wg
GER
2364
0
1974
97
Theissl Pokorna, Regina
wg
SVK
2362
0
1982
98
Gvetadze, Sofio
m
GEO
2361
11
1983
99
Kachiani-Gersinska, Ketino
m
GER
2361
0
1971
100
Bartel, Marta
wg
POL
2359
11
1988

FIDE Top Juniors

Although there were several strong ratings increases of 20 or 30 Elo (did we mention Hou Yifan?), there is one that is really beginning to stick out rather prominently: Akshat Chandra. This young 15-year-old IM from the US, not only gained 30 Elo in the last month, taking him to 2472 Elo, but has gained an astounding 200 Elo in the last year. A breakthrough you say? Try this: he was rated 1573 in March 2010 (he had just learned to play), 1905 in March 2011, 2130 in March 2012 (seeing a pattern here?), 2268 in June 2013, and now is 2472 in August 2014. Oh, and the 30 Elo this month comes from an open won by GM Rapport, where he came tied first-second with a 2650 performance.

Akshat Chandra receiving his second prize at the Paracin International Open. 900 Elo in
four years... Not too shabby.

It goes beyond Elo though. He very recently submitted, of his own volition, an article to ChessBase News. This article was not about his latest and greatest success. No! It was on a young nine-year-old prodigy he wanted to bring to our attention. A generosity and maturity of spirit well beyond his years.

Rk
Name
Ti.
Fed
Rtg
Gms
B-Year
1
Giri, Anish
g
NED
2745
10
1994
2
Rapport, Richard
g
HUN
2704
9
1996
3
Fedoseev, Vladimir
g
RUS
2672
9
1995
4
Yu, Yangyi
g
CHN
2668
13
1994
5
Hou, Yifan
g
CHN
2661
21
1994
6
Artemiev, Vladislav
g
RUS
2650
9
1998
7
Nyzhnyk, Illya
g
UKR
2639
9
1996
8
Van Kampen, Robin
g
NED
2638
16
1994
9
Wei, Yi
g
CHN
2638
13
1999
10
Cori, Jorge
g
PER
2630
27
1995
11
Robson, Ray
g
USA
2628
0
1994
12
Anton Guijarro, David
g
ESP
2624
9
1995
13
Dubov, Daniil
g
RUS
2614
0
1996
14
Swiercz, Dariusz
g
POL
2611
11
1994
15
Bukavshin, Ivan
g
RUS
2604
7
1995
16
Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi
g
IND
2602
0
1994
17
Grigoryan, Karen H.
g
ARM
2595
18
1995
18
Bok, Benjamin
g
NED
2587
18
1995
19
Naroditsky, Daniel
g
USA
2587
18
1995
20
Gabuzyan, Hovhannes
g
ARM
2582
0
1995
21
Duda, Jan-Krzysztof
g
POL
2576
9
1998
22
Bernadskiy, Vitaliy
m
UKR
2559
18
1994
23
Stukopin, Andrey
g
RUS
2556
0
1994
24
Lu, Shanglei
g
CHN
2550
4
1995
25
Oparin, Grigoriy
g
RUS
2546
7
1997
26
Eliseev, Urii
g
RUS
2546
0
1996
27
Indjic, Aleksandar
g
SRB
2539
16
1995
28
Forcen Esteban, Daniel
m
ESP
2536
8
1994
29
Lagarde, Maxime
g
FRA
2534
18
1994
30
Kovalev, Vladislav
g
BLR
2532
18
1994
31
Dragun, Kamil
g
POL
2530
8
1995
32
Abasov, Nijat
g
AZE
2527
9
1995
33
Vaibhav, Suri
g
IND
2521
0
1997
34
Bluebaum, Matthias
m
GER
2519
18
1997
35
Troff, Kayden W
g
USA
2514
9
1998
36
Predke, Alexandr
 
RUS
2511
9
1994
37
Aghasaryan, Robert
g
ARM
2511
0
1994
38
Ankit, R. Rajpara
g
IND
2509
9
1994
39
Antipov, Mikhail Al.
g
RUS
2508
11
1997
40
Ringoir, Tanguy
m
BEL
2508
9
1994
41
Donchenko, Alexander
m
GER
2506
11
1998
42
Bortnyk, Olexandr
m
UKR
2505
9
1996
43
Wagner, Dennis
m
GER
2499
18
1997
44
Idani, Pouya
m
IRI
2499
0
1995
45
Svane, Rasmus
m
GER
2497
9
1997
46
Kantans, Toms
m
LAT
2496
27
1994
47
Grover, Sahaj
g
IND
2492
8
1995
48
Santos Latasa, Jaime
f
ESP
2487
27
1996
49
Sadzikowski, Daniel
m
POL
2487
9
1994
50
Bajarani, Ulvi
g
AZE
2483
9
1995
51
Boruchovsky, Avital
g
ISR
2483
9
1997
52
Chigaev, Maksim
m
RUS
2483
0
1996
53
Alekseenko, Kirill
f
RUS
2480
9
1997
54
Atabayev, Maksat
m
TKM
2480
9
1994
55
Ducarmon, Quinten
m
NED
2479
9
1994
56
Yang, Darwin
m
USA
2478
7
1996
57
Andersen, Mads
m
DEN
2477
9
1995
58
Zhou, Yang-Fan
m
ENG
2475
0
1994
59
Kadric, Denis
m
BIH
2473
18
1995
60
Ghosh, Diptayan
m
IND
2473
17
1998
61
Sanal, Vahap
m
TUR
2473
7
1998
62
Chandra, Akshat
m
USA
2472
28
1999
63
Vakhidov, Jahongir
m
UZB
2471
0
1995
64
Aravindh,Chithambaram VR.
m
IND
2467
28
1999
65
Van Foreest, Jorden
f
NED
2467
9
1999
66
Moiseenko, Vadim
m
RUS
2463
16
1994
67
Ma, Zhonghan
 
CHN
2462
13
1995
68
Karthikeyan, Murali
m
IND
2462
11
1999
69
Drozdowski, Kacper
m
POL
2462
7
1996
70
Mokshanov, Alexey
f
RUS
2460
18
1995
71
Mammadov, Zaur
m
AZE
2459
18
1994
72
Henriquez Villagra, Cristobal
m
CHI
2457
12
1996
73
Pardo Simon, David
m
ESP
2457
0
1995
74
Sevian, Samuel
m
USA
2454
18
2000
75
Guo, Qi
wg
CHN
2453
4
1995
76
Givon, Asaf
m
ISR
2452
9
1994
77
Georgiadis, Nico
m
SUI
2448
7
1996
78
Ynojosa Aponte, Felix Jose
m
VEN
2448
0
1996
79
Lei, Tingjie
 
CHN
2446
20
1997
80
Oliva Castaneda, Kevel
f
CUB
2446
17
1994
81
Ebeling, Daniel
f
FIN
2445
0
1996
82
Rambaldi, Francesco
f
ITA
2444
11
1999
83
Xiong, Jeffery
m
USA
2442
18
2000
84
Meskovs, Nikita
f
LAT
2441
18
1994
85
Yuffa, Daniil
m
RUS
2441
18
1997
86
Gordievsky, Dmitry
f
RUS
2441
9
1996
87
Zenzera, Alexey
m
RUS
2441
0
1997
88
Tari, Aryan
m
NOR
2440
18
1999
89
De Filomeno, Simone
m
ITA
2440
0
1995
90
Harutyunian, Tigran K.
m
ARM
2439
0
1997
91
Prasanna Raghuram Rao
m
IND
2438
18
1994
92
Lampert, Jonas
 
GER
2437
11
1997
93
Laurusas, Tomas
m
LTU
2435
16
1996
94
Cheng, Bobby
m
AUS
2435
0
1997
95
Sychev, Klementy
 
RUS
2432
16
1996
96
Pichot, Alan
m
ARG
2432
13
1998
97
Dastan, Muhammed Batuhan
m
TUR
2432
7
1997
98
Plat, Vojtech
m
CZE
2432
0
1994
99
Sochacki, Christophe
m
FRA
2431
18
1994
100
Usmanov, Vasily
 
RUS
2431
0
1996

FIDE Top Girls

You might be expecting us to bring up Hou Yifan once again, and although she does dominate the list, her 32 Elo gain is almost paltry compared to some colleagues. The reason is that as of this list, FIDE instituted new K-factors to help accelerate the gains of new arrivals on the rise. If you are rated under 2300 and under 18, your K-factor is now 40.

As a result, 14-year-old Gunay Mammadzada from Azerbadjan, who had a fantastic performance at the European Women Championship, far beyond her 2182 rating, gained... (drum roll)... 134 Elo! For the record she is up about 300 Elo since last year. Colombian Paula Andrea Rodriguez Rueda was not far behind with a stupendous 124 Elo leap to 2368.

Rk
Name
Ti.
Fed
Rtg
Gms
B-Year
1
Hou, Yifan
g
CHN
2661
21
1994
2
Guo, Qi
wg
CHN
2453
4
1995
3
Lei, Tingjie
 
CHN
2446
20
1997
4
Goryachkina, Aleksandra
wg
RUS
2430
11
1998
5
Arabidze, Meri
m
GEO
2411
11
1994
6
Ziaziulkina, Nastassia
m
BLR
2407
0
1995
7
Aulia, Medina Warda
wg
INA
2397
9
1997
8
Saduakassova, Dinara
wg
KAZ
2375
9
1996
9
Rodriguez Rueda, Paula Andrea
wm
COL
2368
18
1996
10
Wang, Jue
wg
CHN
2368
4
1995
11
Pustovoitova, Daria
f
RUS
2354
0
1994
12
Abdumalik, Zhansaya
wg
KAZ
2333
0
2000
13
Khademalsharieh, Sarasadat
wg
IRI
2324
4
1997
14
Padmini, Rout
wg
IND
2318
0
1994
15
Schut, Lisa
wm
NED
2317
8
1994
16
Mammadzada, Gunay
wf
AZE
2316
11
2000
17
Aranaz Murillo, Amalia
wm
ESP
2314
14
1995
18
Drogovoz, Irina
 
RUS
2313
43
1999
19
Ni, Shiqun
wm
CHN
2309
4
1997
20
Nguyen, Thi Mai Hung
wm
VIE
2307
0
1994
21
Zhai, Mo
wm
CHN
2302
3
1996
22
Enkhtuul Altan-Ulzii
wm
MGL
2300
0
1994
23
Osmanodja, Filiz
wm
GER
2295
0
1996
24
Baciu, Diana
wm
MDA
2294
0
1994
25
Efroimski, Marsel
wm
ISR
2290
0
1995
26
Nicolas Zapata, Irene
wm
ESP
2284
0
1997
27
Brunello, Marina
f
ITA
2281
18
1994
28
Shvayger, Yuliya
wm
ISR
2275
9
1994
29
Ibrahimova, Sabina
wm
AZE
2263
11
1995
30
Shuvalova, Polina
wf
RUS
2256
16
2001
31
Yuan, Yuanling
wm
CAN
2241
0
1994
32
Tsolakidou, Stavroula
wf
GRE
2240
20
2000
33
Dordzhieva, Dinara
wf
RUS
2238
15
1999
34
Danelia, Mariam
wm
GEO
2237
0
1994
35
Foisor, Mihaela-Veronica
wm
ROU
2236
11
1994
36
Hakimifard, Ghazal
wm
IRI
2232
12
1994
37
Khlichkova, Tatiana
wf
RUS
2232
9
1994
38
Klek, Hanna-Marie
 
GER
2232
0
1995
39
Severina, Maria
wm
RUS
2229
9
1995
40
Bivol, Alina
wm
RUS
2228
0
1996
41
Kurbonboeva, Sarvinoz
wf
UZB
2228
0
1994
42
Tantsiura, Maria
wm
UKR
2224
9
1996
43
Unuk, Laura
wf
SLO
2221
25
1999
44
Osmak, Iulija
wf
UKR
2216
7
1998
45
Tomnikova, Lidia
wm
RUS
2216
0
1995
46
Camacho, Chardine Cheradee
wm
PHI
2214
0
1994
47
Monica, Putri Wigustira
wf
INA
2213
28
1997
48
Varga, Klara
wm
HUN
2210
9
1994
49
Iwanow, Anna
wm
POL
2210
0
1995
50
Navrotescu, Andreea-Cristiana
wf
FRA
2208
19
1996
51
Sihite, Chelsie Monica Ignesias
wm
INA
2206
9
1995
52
Narva, Mai
wc
EST
2205
16
1999
53
Frayna, Janelle Mae
wf
PHI
2205
11
1997
54
Chumpitaz, Ann
wm
PER
2201
8
1994
55
Baraeva, Irina
wm
RUS
2197
9
1995
56
Wisniowska, Klaudia
wf
POL
2194
9
1995
57
Ghozali, Anugrah Maria
 
INA
2192
14
2000
58
Lach, Aleksandra
wf
POL
2190
9
1995
59
Styazhkina, Anna
wm
RUS
2187
10
1997
60
Khomeriki, Nino
wf
GEO
2187
9
1998
61
Xiao, Yiyi
wf
CHN
2183
3
1996
62
Petrukhina, Irina
wf
RUS
2182
11
1994
63
Ivana Maria, Furtado
wm
IND
2182
0
1999
64
Rodionova, Polina
wf
RUS
2174
9
1997
65
Suliati, Annisa
wf
INA
2169
28
1999
66
Retno, Wijayanti
wf
INA
2169
14
1999
67
Derakhshani, Dorsa
wf
IRI
2169
0
1998
68
Mona, Khaled
wg
EGY
2169
0
1994
69
Castrillon Gomez, Melissa
wm
COL
2168
15
1995
70
Drogovoz, Maria
 
RUS
2167
37
1998
71
Khalafova, Narmin
wf
AZE
2166
11
1994
72
Salazar, Aura Cristina
wm
COL
2165
0
1995
73
Makarenko, Alexandra
wf
RUS
2163
18
1996
74
Rakhmangulova, Anastasiya
wm
UKR
2162
0
1994
75
Gu, Tianlu
wm
CHN
2161
7
1997
76
Visanescu, Daria-Ioana
wf
ROU
2160
15
1996
77
Elisabeth, Christine
 
INA
2156
14
2002
78
Ghukasyan, Siranush
 
ARM
2155
16
1998
79
Juhasz, Barbara
wf
HUN
2155
9
1995
80
Avramidou, Anastasia
wf
GRE
2154
31
2000
81
Havanecz, Bianka
 
HUN
2154
0
1994
82
Pujari, Rucha
wf
IND
2154
0
1994
83
Qiu, Mengjie
wf
CHN
2152
2
1995
84
Obolentseva, Alexandra
wf
RUS
2151
25
2001
85
Khusnutdinova, Alsu
 
RUS
2151
18
1998
86
Smirnova, Ekaterina
wf
RUS
2150
0
1996
87
Asgarizadeh, Minoo
wf
IRI
2147
10
1994
88
Cerrato Torrijos, Maria
wf
ESP
2147
0
1995
89
Velikic, Adela
 
SRB
2145
15
1997
90
Kim, Yana
 
RUS
2145
8
1998
91
Varga, Melinda
 
HUN
2145
7
1997
92
Amrayeva, Aytan
 
AZE
2144
20
1997
93
Nandhidhaa, PV
 
IND
2144
20
1996
94
Chernyshova, Natalia
 
RUS
2141
9
1994
95
Ivanenko, Olga I.
wf
UKR
2139
8
1994
96
Ainutdinova, Yekaterina
wf
KAZ
2138
0
1994
97
Bogachkova, Alena
 
RUS
2136
9
1997
98
Bezkorovaina, Mariia
 
UKR
2135
0
1997
99
Nurdin, Tami Nasuha
 
INA
2132
14
1996
100
Topic, Aja
 
BIH
2132
0
1998

Top 100 Rapid

There wasn't much action in the Rapid ratings, other than Igor Kovalenko who gained 108 Elo after three tournaments in Latvia, and is now at 2725.

Rk
Name
Ti.
Fed
Rtg
Gms
B-Year
1
Caruana, Fabiano
g
ITA
2858
0
1992
2
Carlsen, Magnus
g
NOR
2855
0
1990
3
Grischuk, Alexander
g
RUS
2828
0
1983
4
Aronian, Levon
g
ARM
2813
0
1982
5
Ivanchuk, Vassily
g
UKR
2811
0
1969
6
Anand, Viswanathan
g
IND
2809
0
1969
7
Karjakin, Sergey
g
RUS
2806
0
1990
8
Nakamura, Hikaru
g
USA
2800
0
1987
9
Svidler, Peter
g
RUS
2799
8
1976
10
Radjabov, Teimour
g
AZE
2776
0
1987
11
Andreikin, Dmitry
g
RUS
2773
0
1990
12
Kramnik, Vladimir
g
RUS
2773
0
1975
13
Leko, Peter
g
HUN
2773
0
1979
14
Morozevich, Alexander
g
RUS
2773
0
1977
15
Topalov, Veselin
g
BUL
2772
0
1975
16
Nepomniachtchi, Ian
g
RUS
2771
0
1990
17
Wang, Yue
g
CHN
2765
0
1987
18
Adams, Michael
g
ENG
2764
0
1971
19
Dominguez Perez, Leinier
g
CUB
2763
0
1983
20
Tomashevsky, Evgeny
g
RUS
2752
0
1987
21
Le, Quang Liem
g
VIE
2740
0
1991
22
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar
g
AZE
2739
0
1985
23
Ponomariov, Ruslan
g
UKR
2738
0
1983
24
Bacrot, Etienne
g
FRA
2731
0
1983
25
Kamsky, Gata
g
USA
2729
0
1974
26
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime
g
FRA
2728
0
1990
27
Jobava, Baadur
g
GEO
2727
0
1983
28
Kovalenko, Igor
g
LAT
2725
31
1988
29
Rapport, Richard
g
HUN
2724
9
1996
30
Movsesian, Sergei
g
ARM
2724
0
1978
31
Nguyen, Ngoc Truong Son
g
VIE
2724
0
1990
32
Gelfand, Boris
g
ISR
2719
8
1968
33
Wang, Hao
g
CHN
2719
0
1989
34
Malakhov, Vladimir
g
RUS
2715
0
1980
35
Eljanov, Pavel
g
UKR
2714
0
1983
36
Short, Nigel D
g
ENG
2714
0
1965
37
Fressinet, Laurent
g
FRA
2713
0
1981
38
Yu, Yangyi
g
CHN
2713
0
1994
39
Guseinov, Gadir
g
AZE
2709
0
1986
40
Ding, Liren
g
CHN
2708
0
1992
41
Mamedov, Rauf
g
AZE
2707
0
1988
42
Vallejo Pons, Francisco
g
ESP
2707
0
1982
43
Khairullin, Ildar
g
RUS
2703
0
1990
44
Harikrishna, P.
g
IND
2701
0
1986
45
Iturrizaga Bonelli, Eduardo
g
VEN
2700
0
1989
46
Cheparinov, Ivan
g
BUL
2699
0
1986
47
Naiditsch, Arkadij
g
GER
2698
0
1985
48
Sjugirov, Sanan
g
RUS
2698
0
1993
49
Vitiugov, Nikita
g
RUS
2696
0
1987
50
Efimenko, Zahar
g
UKR
2695
11
1985
51
Dreev, Aleksey
g
RUS
2695
0
1969
52
Van Wely, Loek
g
NED
2692
0
1972
53
Berkes, Ferenc
g
HUN
2690
0
1985
54
Jakovenko, Dmitry
g
RUS
2689
0
1983
55
Kryvoruchko, Yuriy
g
UKR
2687
0
1986
56
Motylev, Alexander
g
RUS
2687
0
1979
57
Meier, Georg
g
GER
2686
0
1987
58
Istratescu, Andrei
g
FRA
2685
0
1975
59
Moiseenko, Alexander
g
UKR
2684
11
1980
60
Wojtaszek, Radoslaw
g
POL
2684
0
1987
61
Bruzon Batista, Lazaro
g
CUB
2682
0
1982
62
Ragger, Markus
g
AUT
2680
0
1988
63
Granda Zuniga, Julio E
g
PER
2679
0
1967
64
Potkin, Vladimir
g
RUS
2678
0
1982
65
Yudin, Sergei
g
RUS
2676
0
1986
66
Melkumyan, Hrant
g
ARM
2675
0
1989
67
Giri, Anish
g
NED
2674
0
1994
68
Rublevsky, Sergei
g
RUS
2674
0
1974
69
Korobov, Anton
g
UKR
2673
11
1985
70
Salgado Lopez, Ivan
g
ESP
2673
0
1991
71
Tkachiev, Vladislav
g
FRA
2673
0
1973
72
Zhigalko, Sergei
g
BLR
2673
0
1989
73
Grachev, Boris
g
RUS
2671
11
1986
74
Smirnov, Pavel
g
RUS
2671
0
1982
75
Adly, Ahmed
g
EGY
2668
9
1987
76
Sadler, Matthew D
g
ENG
2667
0
1974
77
Sargissian, Gabriel
g
ARM
2666
0
1983
78
Matlakov, Maxim
g
RUS
2665
0
1991
79
McShane, Luke J
g
ENG
2665
0
1984
80
Najer, Evgeniy
g
RUS
2665
0
1977
81
Parligras, Mircea-Emilian
g
ROU
2665
0
1980
82
Socko, Bartosz
g
POL
2665
0
1978
83
Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter
g
GER
2664
9
1976
84
Fedorchuk, Sergey A.
g
UKR
2664
0
1981
85
Ni, Hua
g
CHN
2663
0
1983
86
Roiz, Michael
g
ISR
2661
5
1983
87
Shirov, Alexei
g
LAT
2660
24
1972
88
Fedoseev, Vladimir
g
RUS
2660
0
1995
89
Petrosian, Tigran L.
g
ARM
2655
0
1984
90
Laznicka, Viktor
g
CZE
2654
0
1988
91
Baklan, Vladimir
g
UKR
2653
11
1978
92
Inarkiev, Ernesto
g
RUS
2653
11
1985
93
Khenkin, Igor
g
GER
2653
0
1968
94
Zvjaginsev, Vadim
g
RUS
2653
0
1976
95
Dubov, Daniil
g
RUS
2651
0
1996
96
Edouard, Romain
g
FRA
2651
0
1990
97
Leitao, Rafael
g
BRA
2649
0
1979
98
Onischuk, Vladimir
g
UKR
2648
11
1991
99
Delgado Ramirez, Neuris
g
PAR
2648
0
1981
100
Riazantsev, Alexander
g
RUS
2648
0
1985

Top 50 Women Rapid

There were few changes in the Rapid ratings this month, and no major Elo changes of note.

Rk
Name
Ti.
Fed
Rtg
Gms
B-Year
1
Polgar, Judit
g
HUN
2646
0
1976
2
Koneru, Humpy
g
IND
2611
0
1987
3
Hou, Yifan
g
CHN
2600
0
1994
4
Lagno, Kateryna
g
RUS
2599
0
1989
5
Stefanova, Antoaneta
g
BUL
2578
0
1979
6
Kosteniuk, Alexandra
g
RUS
2577
0
1984
7
Ju, Wenjun
wg
CHN
2555
0
1991
8
Gunina, Valentina
g
RUS
2552
0
1989
9
Dzagnidze, Nana
g
GEO
2547
0
1987
10
Muzychuk, Anna
g
UKR
2546
0
1990
11
Kosintseva, Tatiana
g
RUS
2505
0
1986
12
Javakhishvili, Lela
m
GEO
2499
0
1984
13
Ushenina, Anna
g
UKR
2489
0
1985
14
Paehtz, Elisabeth
m
GER
2485
0
1985
15
Zhao, Xue
g
CHN
2485
0
1985
16
Zatonskih, Anna
m
USA
2482
20
1978
17
Sebag, Marie
g
FRA
2479
0
1986
18
Zhu, Chen
g
QAT
2464
0
1976
19
Cmilyte, Viktorija
g
LTU
2462
0
1983
20
Socko, Monika
g
POL
2455
0
1978
21
Matnadze, Ana
m
ESP
2449
0
1983
22
Muzychuk, Mariya
m
UKR
2445
0
1992
23
Cramling, Pia
g
SWE
2443
0
1963
24
Krush, Irina
g
USA
2443
0
1983
25
Shen, Yang
m
CHN
2442
0
1989
26
Galliamova, Alisa
m
RUS
2440
0
1972
27
Huang, Qian
wg
CHN
2439
0
1986
28
Moser, Eva
m
AUT
2439
0
1982
29
Gaponenko, Inna
m
UKR
2432
9
1976
30
Arabidze, Meri
m
GEO
2430
0
1994
31
Batsiashvili, Nino
m
GEO
2430
0
1987
32
Majdan-Gajewska, Joanna
wg
POL
2428
0
1988
33
Guo, Qi
wg
CHN
2426
0
1995
34
Skripchenko, Almira
m
FRA
2423
0
1976
35
Tan, Zhongyi
wg
CHN
2423
0
1991
36
Harika, Dronavalli
g
IND
2421
0
1991
37
Peptan, Corina-Isabela
m
ROU
2419
0
1978
38
Khotenashvili, Bela
g
GEO
2418
0
1988
39
Alexandrova, Olga
m
ESP
2415
0
1978
40
Bodnaruk, Anastasia
m
RUS
2412
0
1992
41
Karavade, Eesha
m
IND
2408
0
1987
42
Foisor, Cristina-Adela
m
ROU
2406
0
1967
43
L'Ami, Alina
wg
ROU
2404
0
1985
44
Khurtsidze, Nino
m
GEO
2400
0
1975
45
Shadrina, Tatiana
wg
RUS
2400
0
1974
46
Pustovoitova, Daria
f
RUS
2399
0
1994
47
Melia, Salome
m
GEO
2393
0
1987
48
Vojinovic, Jovana
wg
SRB
2392
9
1992
49
Zaiatz, Elena
m
RUS
2390
0
1969
50
Guseva, Marina
m
RUS
2389
0
1986

Top 100 Blitz

Although the top players refrained from playing for the most part, IM Stanislav Bogdanovich is showing himself to be a true specialist and one of the very best at the moment. While his standard rating is 2590, his blitz rating has not stopped rising, and he is now world 15 with 2754 Blitz Elo.

Rk
Name
Ti.
Fed
Rtg
Gms
B-Year
1
Carlsen, Magnus
g
NOR
2948
0
1990
2
Nakamura, Hikaru
g
USA
2906
0
1987
3
Nepomniachtchi, Ian
g
RUS
2880
0
1990
4
Aronian, Levon
g
ARM
2850
0
1982
5
Le, Quang Liem
g
VIE
2828
0
1991
6
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar
g
AZE
2824
0
1985
7
Anand, Viswanathan
g
IND
2811
0
1969
8
Grischuk, Alexander
g
RUS
2777
0
1983
9
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime
g
FRA
2776
0
1990
10
Mamedov, Rauf
g
AZE
2767
0
1988
11
Ponomariov, Ruslan
g
UKR
2758
0
1983
12
Giri, Anish
g
NED
2757
0
1994
13
Kramnik, Vladimir
g
RUS
2757
0
1975
14
Svidler, Peter
g
RUS
2756
0
1976
15
Bogdanovich, Stanislav
m
UKR
2754
11
1993
16
Korobov, Anton
g
UKR
2752
11
1985
17
Morozevich, Alexander
g
RUS
2750
0
1977
18
Dreev, Aleksey
g
RUS
2749
0
1969
19
Sargissian, Gabriel
g
ARM
2749
0
1983
20
So, Wesley
g
PHI
2744
0
1993
21
Wojtaszek, Radoslaw
g
POL
2743
0
1987
22
Zubov, Alexander
g
UKR
2739
11
1983
23
Bacrot, Etienne
g
FRA
2739
0
1983
24
Polgar, Judit
g
HUN
2736
0
1976
25
Karjakin, Sergey
g
RUS
2732
0
1990
26
Smirin, Ilia
g
ISR
2732
0
1968
27
Dominguez Perez, Leinier
g
CUB
2728
0
1983
28
Harikrishna, P.
g
IND
2728
0
1986
29
Meier, Georg
g
GER
2726
0
1987
30
Tomashevsky, Evgeny
g
RUS
2725
0
1987
31
Iturrizaga Bonelli, Eduardo
g
VEN
2720
0
1989
32
Ivanchuk, Vassily
g
UKR
2720
0
1969
33
Kovalenko, Igor
g
LAT
2716
22
1988
34
Nguyen, Ngoc Truong Son
g
VIE
2715
0
1990
35
Radjabov, Teimour
g
AZE
2715
0
1987
36
Bruzon Batista, Lazaro
g
CUB
2712
0
1982
37
Dubov, Daniil
g
RUS
2711
0
1996
38
Malakhov, Vladimir
g
RUS
2705
0
1980
39
Navara, David
g
CZE
2705
0
1985
40
Vitiugov, Nikita
g
RUS
2705
0
1987
41
Kamsky, Gata
g
USA
2704
0
1974
42
Lu, Shanglei
g
CHN
2704
0
1995
43
Fressinet, Laurent
g
FRA
2699
0
1981
44
Caruana, Fabiano
g
ITA
2695
0
1992
45
Kononenko, Dmitry
g
UKR
2695
0
1988
46
Yu, Yangyi
g
CHN
2694
0
1994
47
Wang, Hao
g
CHN
2693
0
1989
48
Bukavshin, Ivan
g
RUS
2692
0
1995
49
Fedoseev, Vladimir
g
RUS
2692
0
1995
50
Sasikiran, Krishnan
g
IND
2692
0
1981
51
Andriasian, Zaven
g
ARM
2691
0
1989
52
Laznicka, Viktor
g
CZE
2691
0
1988
53
Bocharov, Dmitry
g
RUS
2689
11
1982
54
Cheparinov, Ivan
g
BUL
2688
0
1986
55
Ding, Liren
g
CHN
2688
0
1992
56
Areshchenko, Alexander
g
UKR
2687
11
1986
57
Melkumyan, Hrant
g
ARM
2687
0
1989
58
Edouard, Romain
g
FRA
2686
0
1990
59
Yudin, Sergei
g
RUS
2686
0
1986
60
Matlakov, Maxim
g
RUS
2683
0
1991
61
Bortnyk, Olexandr
m
UKR
2682
11
1996
62
Leko, Peter
g
HUN
2682
0
1979
63
Riazantsev, Alexander
g
RUS
2682
0
1985
64
Wang, Yue
g
CHN
2682
0
1987
65
Eljanov, Pavel
g
UKR
2680
0
1983
66
Kazhgaleyev, Murtas
g
KAZ
2679
0
1973
67
Petrosian, Tigran L.
g
ARM
2677
0
1984
68
Safarli, Eltaj
g
AZE
2676
0
1992
69
Kuzubov, Yuriy
g
UKR
2672
11
1990
70
Grachev, Boris
g
RUS
2669
0
1986
71
Rapport, Richard
g
HUN
2668
0
1996
72
Roiz, Michael
g
ISR
2667
0
1983
73
Jones, Gawain C B
g
ENG
2666
0
1987
74
Muzychuk, Anna
g
UKR
2665
0
1990
75
Saric, Ivan
g
CRO
2665
0
1990
76
Granda Zuniga, Julio E
g
PER
2663
8
1967
77
Van Wely, Loek
g
NED
2663
0
1972
78
Hou, Yifan
g
CHN
2662
0
1994
79
Najer, Evgeniy
g
RUS
2662
0
1977
80
Fridman, Daniel
g
GER
2661
13
1976
81
Fedorchuk, Sergey A.
g
UKR
2661
0
1981
82
Potkin, Vladimir
g
RUS
2658
0
1982
83
Shimanov, Aleksandr
g
RUS
2658
0
1992
84
Lenderman, Aleksandr
g
USA
2657
8
1989
85
Avrukh, Boris
g
ISR
2657
0
1978
86
Movsesian, Sergei
g
ARM
2657
0
1978
87
Bortnyk, Mykola
 
UKR
2656
22
1994
88
Akopian, Vladimir
g
ARM
2654
0
1971
89
Ponkratov, Pavel
g
RUS
2654
0
1988
90
Guseinov, Gadir
g
AZE
2653
0
1986
91
Nyzhnyk, Illya
g
UKR
2652
0
1996
92
Palac, Mladen
g
CRO
2651
0
1971
93
Ragger, Markus
g
AUT
2650
0
1988
94
Savchenko, Boris
g
RUS
2650
0
1986
95
Amin, Bassem
g
EGY
2649
0
1988
96
Brunello, Sabino
g
ITA
2649
0
1989
97
Hammer, Jon Ludvig
g
NOR
2648
0
1990
98
Inarkiev, Ernesto
g
RUS
2648
0
1985
99
Sokolov, Ivan
g
NED
2647
18
1968
100
Anton Guijarro, David
g
ESP
2645
0
1995

Top 50 Women Blitz

Only two of the top 50 Women blitz players competed and the changes were modest.

Rk
Name
Ti.
Fed
Rtg
Gms
B-Year
1
Polgar, Judit
g
HUN
2736
0
1976
2
Muzychuk, Anna
g
UKR
2665
0
1990
3
Hou, Yifan
g
CHN
2662
0
1994
4
Dzagnidze, Nana
g
GEO
2591
0
1987
5
Kosintseva, Tatiana
g
RUS
2578
0
1986
6
Gunina, Valentina
g
RUS
2577
0
1989
7
Zhao, Xue
g
CHN
2576
0
1985
8
Stefanova, Antoaneta
g
BUL
2569
0
1979
9
Kosteniuk, Alexandra
g
RUS
2548
0
1984
10
Lagno, Kateryna
g
RUS
2540
0
1989
11
Harika, Dronavalli
g
IND
2531
0
1991
12
Tan, Zhongyi
wg
CHN
2525
0
1991
13
Paehtz, Elisabeth
m
GER
2522
0
1985
14
Koneru, Humpy
g
IND
2521
0
1987
15
Sebag, Marie
g
FRA
2504
0
1986
16
Huang, Qian
wg
CHN
2472
0
1986
17
Ju, Wenjun
wg
CHN
2469
0
1991
18
Ushenina, Anna
g
UKR
2467
0
1985
19
Bodnaruk, Anastasia
m
RUS
2450
0
1992
20
Khotenashvili, Bela
g
GEO
2447
0
1988
21
Guseva, Marina
m
RUS
2442
0
1986
22
Cmilyte, Viktorija
g
LTU
2439
0
1983
23
Muzychuk, Mariya
m
UKR
2439
0
1992
24
Cramling, Pia
g
SWE
2433
0
1963
25
Cori T., Deysi
wg
PER
2429
0
1993
26
Zatonskih, Anna
m
USA
2425
13
1978
27
Moser, Eva
m
AUT
2422
0
1982
28
Batsiashvili, Nino
m
GEO
2419
0
1987
29
Socko, Monika
g
POL
2415
0
1978
30
Zhu, Chen
g
QAT
2411
0
1976
31
L'Ami, Alina
wg
ROU
2409
0
1985
32
Munguntuul Batkhuyag
m
MGL
2404
0
1987
33
Peptan, Corina-Isabela
m
ROU
2404
0
1978
34
Khurtsidze, Nino
m
GEO
2401
0
1975
35
Vasilevich, Tatjana
m
UKR
2400
9
1977
36
Sukandar, Irine Kharisma
wg
INA
2400
0
1992
37
Krush, Irina
g
USA
2397
0
1983
38
Guo, Qi
wg
CHN
2396
0
1995
39
Charochkina, Daria
wg
RUS
2393
0
1990
40
Zaiatz, Elena
m
RUS
2390
0
1969
41
Zhukova, Natalia
g
UKR
2390
0
1979
42
Ubiennykh, Ekaterina
wm
RUS
2386
0
1983
43
Hoang, Thi Bao Tram
wg
VIE
2385
0
1987
44
Pustovoitova, Daria
f
RUS
2384
0
1994
45
Sudakova, Irina
wg
RUS
2382
0
1982
46
Ambartsumova, Karina
wg
RUS
2378
0
1989
47
Michna, Marta
wg
GER
2373
0
1978
48
Girya, Olga
wg
RUS
2371
0
1991
49
Gaponenko, Inna
m
UKR
2370
9
1976
50
Matveeva, Svetlana
m
RUS
2369
0
1969

Source: FIDE




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Kandi Ravi Kandi Ravi 8/2/2014 04:37
Looks like Hou Yifan is going to overtake Judith Polgar, very soon !!
cedar cedar 8/2/2014 01:04
Awonder is from the US. Maybe the US has finally produced someone who can go all the way to the top again after Bobby Fischer!
nekchess nekchess 8/2/2014 06:17
Awonder is a wonder!
cedar cedar 8/1/2014 09:05
Awonder Liang, two times of World Champ for age (U8 & U10), is just 11 years and 4 months old. From June 2013 to August 2014, his FIDE rating moves from 2053 to 2327, up 274 points. Awonder is the number one rated chess player for his age group in the world by more than 200 FIDE rating points over the number two rated player. More strikingly, he is even the number one rated chess player for U12 in the world. History in the making? indeed! Please take a good note of it!
frior@euronet.nl frior@euronet.nl 8/1/2014 08:31
ff2017: So maybe she should have concentrated on beating stronger Chinese men instead of messing with weaker women. Becoming an overall Chinese champion would have been a better goal than becoming a female world champion - and probably widely esteemed much higher. Maybe a bad choice by the Chinese chess federation, not her fault. But you don't and can't escape the facts: she had an 'early promise' in april 2009 and she seems to be 'finally beginning' to fulfill it after april 2014. So chessbase was quite right here.
ff2017 ff2017 8/1/2014 06:05
Frits Fritschy: Probably played too much vs Chinese Men. She loses like 10 rating points every time she's in the Chinese Championships/Danzhou Masters. Against the Women and non-Chinese Men, she performs a lot better. Even she admits being at a psychological disadvantage against her male Chinese compatriots. Still I would say she has to overcome this hurdle of hers.
VGerber VGerber 8/1/2014 02:44
Divine Yifan...
Frits Fritschy Frits Fritschy 8/1/2014 11:28
ff2017: check Hou Yifan's rating chart at fide.com. Between april 2009 and april 2014 she gained just 28 rating points. For juniors, that's called serious stagnation. Played too many women's tournaments?
brahmaiah brahmaiah 8/1/2014 08:10
I SUPPORT FF2017.Why dont you call her a shooting prodigy!
ff2017 ff2017 8/1/2014 04:10
"The Chinese prodigy is finally beginning to live up to her early promise" Beginning!?!.... Women's world champion at 16, finalist at 14, Full GM at 14. Replacing "finally beginning" with "continuing" would be a better choice of words.

Otherwise, fun article to read.
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