February 2015 ratings: the fulfillment of promise

by Albert Silver
1/31/2015 – It should come as no surprise that the list of February is a celebration of youth fulfilling their promise. Though it was not a mere month that revealed it, it was nevertheless a month that seemed to punctuate a year of toil and resolve for stars Giri, So, MVL and Ding Liren. Still, their results were overshadowed by one who became world no.1 and gained 426 Elo in two weeks!

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FIDE February 2015 – Top 100 Players

Anish Giri's name in the Top Ten is not new, but his excellent
result at Wijk aan Zee has helped him culminate the last twelve
months with a gain of 63 Elo, taking him to just three of 2800.

Wesley So is another big name in the list and a new face in the Top Ten. Since January of last year, he has added 69 Elo, also a fantastic rise, but what really stood out was his excellent play in the last Wijk aan Zee. It isn't merely  question of rating points, but how he handled himself against the elite in his first full-fledged foray.

New star in the American sky: Wesley So

All the top players say the same thing: one of the most distinct difference with the top players and the rest, is their sheer resilience and ability to keep the fight going. In his superb DVD on his career, Kramnik commented on it as he butted heads with them for the first time. Wesley So handled the transition superbly.

MVL is France's best hope for one of their own in the 2800 club

The last name to be mentioned, but certainly not the least, is the French prodigy Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. His play at Wijk aan Zee was superb in quality and consistency, and his second place finish completely deserved. It is a sign of just how strong the top players are, that MVL's personal high is one Elo short of the Top Ten. This isn't ratings inflation at work, but rather that moment when the previous generation of players still holds on to top spots, and the new generation takes ownership of theirs.

Rk
Name
Ti.
Fed
Rtg
Gms
B-Year
1 Carlsen, Magnus
g
NOR
2865
13
1990
2 Caruana, Fabiano
g
ITA
2811
13
1992
3 Grischuk, Alexander
g
RUS
2810
0
1983
4 Topalov, Veselin
g
BUL
2800
0
1975
5 Giri, Anish
g
NED
2797
13
1994
6 Anand, Viswanathan
g
IND
2797
0
1969
7 So, Wesley
g
USA
2788
22
1993
8 Kramnik, Vladimir
g
RUS
2783
0
1975
9 Aronian, Levon
g
ARM
2777
13
1982
10 Nakamura, Hikaru
g
USA
2776
0
1987
11 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime
g
FRA
2775
13
1990
12 Karjakin, Sergey
g
RUS
2760
0
1990
13 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar
g
AZE
2759
0
1985
14 Ding, Liren
g
CHN
2755
13
1992
15 Gelfand, Boris
g
ISR
2747
0
1968
16 Svidler, Peter
g
RUS
2739
0
1976
17 Adams, Michael
g
ENG
2738
0
1971
18 Andreikin, Dmitry
g
RUS
2737
0
1990
19 Navara, David
g
CZE
2735
13
1985
20 Vitiugov, Nikita
g
RUS
2735
0
1987
21 Wojtaszek, Radoslaw
g
POL
2734
13
1987
22 Jakovenko, Dmitry
g
RUS
2733
0
1983
23 Ivanchuk, Vassily
g
UKR
2731
13
1969
24 Radjabov, Teimour
g
AZE
2731
13
1987
25 Li, Chao b
g
CHN
2728
0
1989
26 Eljanov, Pavel
g
UKR
2727
0
1983
27 Dominguez Perez, Leinier
g
CUB
2726
0
1983
28 Wang, Yue
g
CHN
2726
0
1987
29 Yu, Yangyi
g
CHN
2724
0
1994
30 Harikrishna, P.
g
IND
2723
0
1986
31 Tomashevsky, Evgeny
g
RUS
2716
0
1987
32 Nepomniachtchi, Ian
g
RUS
2714
0
1990
33 Leko, Peter
g
HUN
2713
0
1979
34 Ponomariov, Ruslan
g
UKR
2713
0
1983
35 Wang, Hao
g
CHN
2713
0
1989
36 Bacrot, Etienne
g
FRA
2711
0
1983
37 Morozevich, Alexander
g
RUS
2711
0
1977
38 Naiditsch, Arkadij
g
GER
2706
15
1985
39 Fressinet, Laurent
g
FRA
2706
0
1981
40 Malakhov, Vladimir
g
RUS
2706
0
1980
41 Vallejo Pons, Francisco
g
ESP
2706
0
1982
42 Kasimdzhanov, Rustam
g
UZB
2705
0
1979
43 Ni, Hua
g
CHN
2704
11
1983
44 Rapport, Richard
g
HUN
2703
14
1996
45 Almasi, Zoltan
g
HUN
2701
0
1976
46 Lysyj, Igor
g
RUS
2700
0
1987
47 Rublevsky, Sergei
g
RUS
2698
0
1974
48 Jobava, Baadur
g
GEO
2696
13
1983
49 Wei, Yi
g
CHN
2695
13
1999
50 Matlakov, Maxim
g
RUS
2695
0
1991
51 Moiseenko, Alexander
g
UKR
2695
0
1980
52 Bruzon Batista, Lazaro
g
CUB
2692
9
1982
53 Kryvoruchko, Yuriy
g
UKR
2692
0
1986
54 Shirov, Alexei
g
LAT
2689
0
1972
55 Riazantsev, Alexander
g
RUS
2688
9
1985
56 Korobov, Anton
g
UKR
2687
0
1985
57 Fedoseev, Vladimir
g
RUS
2684
9
1995
58 Sasikiran, Krishnan
g
IND
2682
0
1981
59 Bu, Xiangzhi
g
CHN
2681
9
1985
60 Cheparinov, Ivan
g
BUL
2681
0
1986
61 Sjugirov, Sanan
g
RUS
2678
0
1993
62 Alekseev, Evgeny
g
RUS
2677
1
1985
63 Le, Quang Liem
g
VIE
2676
6
1991
64 Zhigalko, Sergei
g
BLR
2675
11
1989
65 Inarkiev, Ernesto
g
RUS
2675
0
1985
66 Polgar, Judit
g
HUN
2675
0
1976
67 Melkumyan, Hrant
g
ARM
2673
0
1989
68 Hou, Yifan
g
CHN
2672
13
1994
69 McShane, Luke J
g
ENG
2672
0
1984
70 Kamsky, Gata
g
USA
2671
9
1974
71 Jones, Gawain C B
g
ENG
2670
3
1987
72 Grachev, Boris
g
RUS
2670
0
1986
73 Laznicka, Viktor
g
CZE
2670
0
1988
74 Negi, Parimarjan
g
IND
2669
0
1993
75 Sargissian, Gabriel
g
ARM
2668
0
1983
76 Kuzubov, Yuriy
g
UKR
2667
0
1990
77 Berkes, Ferenc
g
HUN
2666
2
1985
78 Motylev, Alexander
g
RUS
2665
0
1979
79 Onischuk, Alexander
g
USA
2665
0
1975
80 Short, Nigel D
g
ENG
2664
2
1965
81 Howell, David W L
g
ENG
2663
7
1990
82 Movsesian, Sergei
g
ARM
2663
0
1978
83 Petrosian, Tigran L.
g
ARM
2663
0
1984
84 Saric, Ivan
g
CRO
2661
13
1990
85 Shankland, Samuel L
g
USA
2661
13
1991
86 Tiviakov, Sergei
g
NED
2661
9
1973
87 Areshchenko, Alexander
g
UKR
2661
0
1986
88 Rodshtein, Maxim
g
ISR
2660
13
1989
89 Akopian, Vladimir
g
ARM
2660
0
1971
90 Balogh, Csaba
g
HUN
2659
2
1987
91 Artemiev, Vladislav
g
RUS
2659
0
1998
92 Nguyen, Ngoc Truong Son
g
VIE
2659
0
1990
93 Sadler, Matthew D
g
ENG
2658
0
1974
94 Zvjaginsev, Vadim
g
RUS
2658
0
1976
95 Van Wely, Loek
g
NED
2657
13
1972
96 Kovalenko, Igor
g
LAT
2656
11
1988
97 Robson, Ray
g
USA
2656
5
1994
98 Efimenko, Zahar
g
UKR
2655
1
1985
99 Nielsen, Peter Heine
g
DEN
2654
0
1973
100 Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter
g
GER
2654
0
1976

Top climbers and descenders

Ding Liren is one of China's great rising stars, and was certainly one of the most entertaining
players with his exciting handling of the King's Indian against the best in the world. He showed
how absolutely playable it is if you are prepared to ignore computer evaluations and take it
to the opponent with verve and imagination, qualities he has in the spades.

Although Ni Hua has been a permanent fixture in the Top 100 for years, the last time he was
rated 2700 was in 2009 during his best phase when he also won the Chinese Championship.
His stupendous win with 10.5/11 at the Australian Open takes him back.

Rk
Old
Name
Fed
Ti.
Rating
Old
Gms
5 7 Giri, Anish NED GM 2797 +13
2784
13
7 10 So, Wesley USA GM 2788 +26
2762
22
9 6 Aronian, Levon ARM GM 2777 -20
2797
13
11 13 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA GM 2775 +18
2757
13
14 22 Ding, Liren CHN GM 2755 +23
2732
13
21 15 Wojtaszek, Radoslaw POL GM 2734 -10
2744
13
23 33 Ivanchuk, Vassily UKR GM 2731 +16
2715
13
38 49 Naiditsch, Arkadij GER GM 2706 +12
2694
15
43 51 Ni, Hua CHN GM 2704 +15
2689
11
44 32 Rapport, Richard HUN GM 2703 -13
2716
14
48 26 Jobava, Baadur GEO GM 2696 -31
2727
13
49 65 Wei, Yi CHN GM 2695 +20
2675
13
57 79 Fedoseev, Vladimir RUS GM 2684 +16
2668
9
88 60 Rodshtein, Maxim ISR GM 2660 -20
2680
13
95 81 Van Wely, Loek NED GM 2657 -10
2667
13

FIDE Top Women

Though there was not much in terms of shakeups, but special mention goes
to Dutch Women champion Anne Haast for a personal best at world no. 92

Rk
Name
Ti.
Fed
Rtg
Gms
B-Year
1 Polgar, Judit
g
HUN
2675
0
1976
2 Hou, Yifan
g
CHN
2672
13
1994
3 Koneru, Humpy
g
IND
2581
0
1987
4 Dzagnidze, Nana
g
GEO
2570
0
1987
5 Ju, Wenjun
g
CHN
2547
0
1991
6 Muzychuk, Anna
g
UKR
2543
1
1990
7 Cmilyte, Viktorija
g
LTU
2530
2
1983
8 Lagno, Kateryna
g
RUS
2530
0
1989
9 Kosteniuk, Alexandra
g
RUS
2529
0
1984
10 Gunina, Valentina
g
RUS
2528
13
1989
11 Zhao, Xue
g
CHN
2527
9
1985
12 Muzychuk, Mariya
m
UKR
2523
1
1992
13 Khotenashvili, Bela
g
GEO
2520
9
1988
14 Cramling, Pia
g
SWE
2514
9
1963
15 Stefanova, Antoaneta
g
BUL
2513
2
1979
16 Harika, Dronavalli
g
IND
2496
0
1991
17 Ruan, Lufei
wg
CHN
2491
0
1987
18 Kosintseva, Nadezhda
g
RUS
2489
6
1985
19 Danielian, Elina
g
ARM
2488
0
1978
20 Tan, Zhongyi
wg
CHN
2487
0
1991
21 Ushenina, Anna
g
UKR
2486
0
1985
22 Galliamova, Alisa
m
RUS
2484
0
1972
23 Kosintseva, Tatiana
g
RUS
2483
0
1986
24 Sebag, Marie
g
FRA
2482
0
1986
25 Zhukova, Natalia
g
UKR
2482
0
1979
26 Paehtz, Elisabeth
m
GER
2481
11
1985
27 Hoang, Thanh Trang
g
HUN
2478
1
1980
28 Batsiashvili, Nino
m
GEO
2475
20
1987
29 Javakhishvili, Lela
m
GEO
2475
9
1984
30 Zatonskih, Anna
m
USA
2475
0
1978
31 Huang, Qian
wg
CHN
2473
9
1986
32 Melia, Salome
m
GEO
2468
9
1987
33 Krush, Irina
g
USA
2467
0
1983
34 Moser, Eva
m
AUT
2461
2
1982
35 Girya, Olga
wg
RUS
2459
9
1991
36 Shen, Yang
m
CHN
2459
9
1989
37 Khurtsidze, Nino
m
GEO
2457
9
1975
38 Pogonina, Natalija
wg
RUS
2456
0
1985
39 Socko, Monika
g
POL
2452
9
1978
40 Goryachkina, Aleksandra
wg
RUS
2451
0
1998
41 Mkrtchian, Lilit
m
ARM
2450
3
1982
42 Cori T., Deysi
wg
PER
2444
9
1993
43 Kashlinskaya, Alina
m
RUS
2444
0
1993
44 Guo, Qi
m
CHN
2439
0
1995
45 Kovalevskaya, Ekaterina
m
RUS
2438
2
1974
46 Ding, Yixin
wg
CHN
2434
0
1991
47 Munguntuul, Batkhuyag
m
MGL
2433
0
1987
48 Alexandrova, Olga
m
ESP
2432
0
1978
49 Ziaziulkina, Nastassia
m
BLR
2431
11
1995
50 Peptan, Corina-Isabela
m
ROU
2430
0
1978
51 Lei, Tingjie
wg
CHN
2429
0
1997
52 Turova, Irina
m
RUS
2424
9
1979
53 Savina, Anastasia
m
RUS
2422
20
1992
54 Zawadzka, Jolanta
wg
POL
2422
9
1987
55 Skripchenko, Almira
m
FRA
2421
0
1976
56 Atalik, Ekaterina
m
TUR
2419
0
1982
57 Osmak, Iulija
wf
UKR
2419
0
1998
58 Szczepkowska-Horowska, Karina
wg
POL
2416
2
1987
59 Zhu, Chen
g
QAT
2414
0
1976
60 Ryjanova, Julia
wg
RUS
2412
19
1974
61 Saduakassova, Dinara
wg
KAZ
2406
0
1996
62 Kovanova, Baira
wg
RUS
2405
0
1987
63 Majdan-Gajewska, Joanna
wg
POL
2405
0
1988
64 Aulia, Medina Warda
wg
INA
2404
0
1997
65 Bojkovic, Natasa
m
SRB
2404
0
1971
66 Tania, Sachdev
m
IND
2404
0
1986
67 Videnova, Iva
wg
BUL
2401
2
1987
68 Bodnaruk, Anastasia
m
RUS
2400
3
1992
69 Karavade, Eesha
m
IND
2398
0
1987
70 Rajlich, Iweta
m
POL
2398
0
1981
71 Sukandar, Irine Kharisma
m
INA
2397
9
1992
72 Gaponenko, Inna
m
UKR
2397
0
1976
73 Zaiatz, Elena
m
RUS
2396
0
1969
74 Batchimeg, Tuvshintugs
m
MGL
2395
0
1986
75 Matnadze, Ana
m
ESP
2395
0
1983
76 Vega Gutierrez, Sabrina
m
ESP
2395
0
1987
77 L'Ami, Alina
m
ROU
2392
0
1985
78 Daulyte, Deimante
m
LTU
2391
12
1989
79 Foisor, Cristina-Adela
m
ROU
2389
1
1967
80 Houska, Jovanka
m
ENG
2388
0
1980
81 Padmini, Rout
wg
IND
2388
0
1994
82 Charochkina, Daria
wg
RUS
2383
9
1990
83 Milliet, Sophie
m
FRA
2383
4
1983
84 Bulmaga, Irina
m
ROU
2381
11
1993
85 Abdumalik, Zhansaya
wg
KAZ
2379
9
2000
86 Arakhamia-Grant, Ketevan
g
SCO
2379
1
1968
87 Stockova, Zuzana
m
SVK
2378
3
1977
88 Peng, Zhaoqin
g
NED
2377
0
1968
89 Guseva, Marina
m
RUS
2375
0
1986
90 Arabidze, Meri
m
GEO
2374
9
1994
91 Guichard, Pauline
wg
FRA
2374
0
1988
92 Haast, Anne
wm
NED
2373
19
1993
93 Khademalsharieh, Sarasadat
wg
IRI
2372
0
1997
94 Rodriguez Rueda, Paula Andrea
m
COL
2371
0
1996
95 Guramishvili, Sopiko
m
GEO
2367
9
1991
96 Voiska, Margarita
wg
BUL
2367
2
1963
97 Wang, Jue
wg
CHN
2365
0
1995
98 Lomineishvili, Maia
m
GEO
2364
0
1977
99 Michna, Marta
wg
GER
2362
10
1978
100 Schleining, Zoya
wg
GER
2361
3
1961
101 Pourkashiyan, Atousa
wg
IRI
2361
0
1988

FIDE Top Juniors

Wei Yi's rise has certainly been the most conspicuous of the top Juniors and at age 15 still, he is just
five Elo from the 2700 club. Though he passed it in the Live Ratings a couple of days ago at Gibraltar,
he must still confirm it by the end to appear in the next list and effectively break Magnus Carlsen's record.

Germans have every reason to feel hopeful for the future of their chess with the rocket rise by several of their juniors. It isn't just 16-year-old IM Alexander Donchenko who gained 40 Elo and is now at 2551, but there is also 15-year-old Dmitry Kollars who has gained 300 Elo over the past year, from 2102 FIDE in January 2014 to 2428 in this list. It is no fluke as he did very well in the German Championship a couple of months ago.

Rk
Name
Ti.
Fed
Rtg
Gms
B-Year
1 Rapport, Richard
g
HUN
2703
14
1996
2 Wei, Yi
g
CHN
2695
13
1999
3 Fedoseev, Vladimir
g
RUS
2684
9
1995
4 Artemiev, Vladislav
g
RUS
2659
0
1998
5 Dubov, Daniil
g
RUS
2632
0
1996
6 Nyzhnyk, Illya
g
UKR
2622
6
1996
7 Bukavshin, Ivan
g
RUS
2622
0
1995
8 Naroditsky, Daniel
g
USA
2622
0
1995
9 Anton Guijarro, David
g
ESP
2617
0
1995
10 Cori, Jorge
g
PER
2596
10
1995
11 Grigoryan, Karen H.
g
ARM
2596
9
1995
12 Duda, Jan-Krzysztof
g
POL
2591
0
1998
13 Bok, Benjamin
g
NED
2587
17
1995
14 Bluebaum, Matthias
m
GER
2571
7
1997
15 Lu, Shanglei
g
CHN
2570
0
1995
16 Dragun, Kamil
g
POL
2558
9
1995
17 Gabuzyan, Hovhannes
g
ARM
2553
9
1995
18 Donchenko, Alexander
m
GER
2552
16
1998
19 Oparin, Grigoriy
g
RUS
2551
0
1997
20 Vaibhav, Suri
g
IND
2551
0
1997
21 Indjic, Aleksandar
g
SRB
2546
0
1995
22 Troff, Kayden W
g
USA
2541
0
1998
23 Bortnyk, Olexandr
m
UKR
2539
20
1996
24 Boruchovsky, Avital
g
ISR
2536
5
1997
25 Sevian, Samuel
g
USA
2531
13
2000
26 Antipov, Mikhail Al.
g
RUS
2529
0
1997
27 Abasov, Nijat
g
AZE
2523
9
1995
28 Wagner, Dennis
m
GER
2523
9
1997
29 Grover, Sahaj
g
IND
2519
10
1995
30 Bai, Jinshi
m
CHN
2518
9
1999
31 Eliseev, Urii
g
RUS
2518
0
1996
32 Svane, Rasmus
m
GER
2512
18
1997
33 Alekseenko, Kirill
f
RUS
2512
9
1997
34 Ghosh, Diptayan
m
IND
2512
0
1998
35 Aravindh,Chithambaram VR.
m
IND
2504
0
1999
36 Vakhidov, Jahongir
g
UZB
2503
9
1995
37 Karthikeyan, Murali
m
IND
2502
10
1999
38 Kadric, Denis
m
BIH
2498
14
1995
39 Santos Latasa, Jaime
m
ESP
2498
9
1996
40 Chigaev, Maksim
m
RUS
2497
9
1996
41 Gasimov, Parviz
f
AZE
2497
9
2000
42 Idani, Pouya
g
IRI
2496
0
1995
43 Van Foreest, Jorden
m
NED
2494
21
1999
44 Andersen, Mads
m
DEN
2494
3
1995
45 Tari, Aryan
m
NOR
2493
12
1999
46 Bajarani, Ulvi
g
AZE
2491
9
1995
47 Rambaldi, Francesco
f
ITA
2490
8
1999
48 Georgiadis, Nico
m
SUI
2488
1
1996
49 Pichot, Alan
m
ARG
2486
10
1998
50 Gordievsky, Dmitry
f
RUS
2479
0
1996
51 Xiong, Jeffery
m
USA
2475
10
2000
52 Yang, Darwin
m
USA
2469
6
1996
53 Yuffa, Daniil
m
RUS
2469
0
1997
54 Ma, Zhonghan
m
CHN
2468
0
1995
55 Sunilduth Lyna, Narayanan
m
IND
2464
40
1998
56 Henriquez Villagra, Cristobal
m
CHI
2463
19
1996
57 Gledura, Benjamin
m
HUN
2461
11
1999
58 Barbot, Pierre
f
FRA
2460
0
1995
59 Mokshanov, Alexey
m
RUS
2460
0
1995
60 Nenezic, Marko
m
SRB
2460
0
1995
61 Sanal, Vahap
m
TUR
2460
0
1998
62 Martinez Alcantara, Jose Eduardo
f
PER
2458
9
1999
63 Pardo Simon, David
m
ESP
2458
0
1995
64 Fernandez, Daniel Howard
m
SIN
2456
2
1995
65 Drozdowski, Kacper
m
POL
2455
15
1996
66 Tran, Tuan Minh
m
VIE
2455
0
1997
67 Lampert, Jonas
m
GER
2454
18
1997
68 Chandra, Akshat
m
USA
2453
13
1999
69 Vavulin, Maksim
m
RUS
2453
0
1998
70 Ebeling, Daniel
m
FIN
2452
0
1996
71 Zajic, Milan
m
SRB
2452
0
1999
72 Goryachkina, Aleksandra
wg
RUS
2451
0
1998
73 Liu, Yan
f
CHN
2451
0
2000
74 Makhmutov, Rail
f
RUS
2448
9
1995
75 Harutyunian, Tigran K.
m
ARM
2445
9
1997
76 Mons, Leon
m
GER
2445
0
1995
77 Tabatabaei, M.amin
f
IRI
2444
0
2001
78 Xu, Yinglun
 
CHN
2443
0
1996
79 Dastan, Muhammed Batuhan
m
TUR
2441
0
1997
80 Preotu, Razvan
m
CAN
2441
0
1999
81 De Filomeno, Simone
m
ITA
2440
0
1995
82 Guo, Qi
m
CHN
2439
0
1995
83 Fang, Yuxiang
 
CHN
2437
31
1996
84 Bellahcene, Bilel
f
FRA
2436
11
1998
85 Petrov, Nikita
m
RUS
2436
0
1996
86 Paravyan, David
m
RUS
2435
0
1998
87 Kukhmazov, Arsen
f
RUS
2434
0
1997
88 Shumyatsky, Victor
f
BRA
2434
0
1996
89 Das, Sayantan
m
IND
2433
19
1997
90 Wang, Yiye
m
CHN
2433
0
1998
91 Csonka, Balazs
f
HUN
2432
2
1997
92 Draskovic, Luka
m
MNE
2432
0
1995
93 Ynojosa Aponte, Felix Jose
m
VEN
2432
0
1996
94 Ziaziulkina, Nastassia
m
BLR
2431
11
1995
95 Cheng, Bobby
m
AUS
2430
17
1997
96 Lei, Tingjie
wg
CHN
2429
0
1997
97 Kollars, Dmitrij
 
GER
2428
15
1999
98 Kriebel, Tadeas
m
CZE
2428
0
1995
99 Sean, Winshand Cuhendi
m
INA
2428
0
1997
100 Petrosyan, Manuel
m
ARM
2427
9
1998
101 Zakhartsov, Vladimir
m
RUS
2427
9
1997
102 Khatoev, Eduard
m
RUS
2427
0
1995

FIDE Top Girls

A few things stood out in the Top Girls list, such as the sudden increase of the minimum rating to break into the top 100 by 13 Elo. This anomaly is hard to understand until one notes the remarkable number of young Indonesian girls who appear in the list for the first time, many sporting FIDE ratings also for the first time.

Still, if last month much ado was made about the young Parviz Gasimov for gaining 568 Elo in three months, his performance was completely overshadowed by 14-year-old Shanti Nur Abidah who leapt a staggering 426 Elo in two... weeks!

It is such an impressive number that it deserves a screenshot

Indeed in a single event divided in two legs she leapt from 1823 to 2249 and is also now the world no.1 girl under-14. It should be mentioned that her rating had been stagnating since July last year, the last time she played a FIDE rated game, so it could simply have been a result waiting to happen. Still, that is an awful lot of Indonesian girls appearing in the Top 100 list all at the same time.

Rk
Name
Ti.
Fed
Rtg
Gms
B-Year
1 Goryachkina, Aleksandra
wg
RUS
2451
0
1998
2 Guo, Qi
m
CHN
2439
0
1995
3 Ziaziulkina, Nastassia
m
BLR
2431
11
1995
4 Lei, Tingjie
wg
CHN
2429
0
1997
5 Osmak, Iulija
wf
UKR
2419
0
1998
6 Saduakassova, Dinara
wg
KAZ
2406
0
1996
7 Aulia, Medina Warda
wg
INA
2404
0
1997
8 Abdumalik, Zhansaya
wg
KAZ
2379
9
2000
9 Khademalsharieh, Sarasadat
wg
IRI
2372
0
1997
10 Rodriguez Rueda, Paula Andrea
m
COL
2371
0
1996
11 Wang, Jue
wg
CHN
2365
0
1995
12 Nomin-Erdene, Davaademberel
wf
MGL
2356
23
2000
13 Bivol, Alina
wm
RUS
2355
0
1996
14 Mammadzada, Gunay
wg
AZE
2334
0
2000
15 Fataliyeva, Ulviyya
wm
AZE
2331
9
1996
16 Zhai, Mo
wm
CHN
2324
0
1996
17 Aranaz Murillo, Amalia
wm
ESP
2319
17
1995
18 Osmanodja, Filiz
wm
GER
2318
14
1996
19 Ni, Shiqun
wm
CHN
2315
0
1997
20 Iwanow, Anna
wm
POL
2298
18
1995
21 Dordzhieva, Dinara
wm
RUS
2286
7
1999
22 Tsolakidou, Stavroula
wm
GRE
2285
0
2000
23 Pratyusha, Bodda
 
IND
2270
20
1997
24 Ibrahimova, Sabina
wm
AZE
2264
9
1995
25 Tantsiura, Maria
wm
UKR
2262
0
1996
26 Roca Rojas, Ana Flavia
wf
CUB
2254
0
1996
27 Nur Abidah, Shanti
 
INA
2249
20
2001
28 Efroimski, Marsel
wm
ISR
2246
0
1995
29 Blagojevic, Tijana
wm
MNE
2245
0
1997
30 Drogovoz, Irina
 
RUS
2243
9
1999
31 Bykova, Anastasia
wf
RUS
2242
8
1997
32 Szente Varga, Fruzsina
 
HUN
2235
10
1996
33 Dyakonova, Ekaterina
 
RUS
2234
0
1999
34 Paramzina, Anastasya
wf
RUS
2233
9
1998
35 Severina, Maria
wm
RUS
2233
0
1995
36 Klek, Hanna-Marie
 
GER
2232
10
1995
37 Marjanovics, Annamaria
wf
HUN
2232
8
2001
38 Tomashevskaya, Lidia
wm
RUS
2232
0
1995
39 Lach, Aleksandra
wf
POL
2227
9
1995
40 Sihite, Chelsie Monica Ignesias
wm
INA
2224
0
1995
41 Baraeva, Marina
wm
RUS
2221
9
1995
42 Styazhkina, Anna
wm
RUS
2220
0
1997
43 Unuk, Laura
wm
SLO
2220
0
1999
44 Xiao, Yiyi
wf
CHN
2218
0
1996
45 Monica, Putri Wigustira
wf
INA
2217
10
1997
46 Heinemann, Josefine
 
GER
2214
19
1998
47 Navrotescu, Andreea-Cristiana
wf
FRA
2212
9
1996
48 Ivana Maria, Furtado
wm
IND
2212
0
1999
49 Ren, Xiaoyi
 
CHN
2211
0
1996
50 Derakhshani, Dorsa
wf
IRI
2209
0
1998
51 Yao, Lan
 
CHN
2207
0
2000
52 Zarkovic, Mila
wf
SRB
2202
0
1996
53 Avramidou, Anastasia
wf
GRE
2200
2
2000
54 Imnadze, Nato
wm
GEO
2197
0
1996
55 Khomeriki, Nino
wf
GEO
2197
0
1998
56 Makarenko, Alexandra
wf
RUS
2197
0
1996
57 Ivanova, Karina
wf
RUS
2194
0
1996
58 Terbe, Julianna
wf
HUN
2193
11
1997
59 Suliati, Annisa
wf
INA
2190
10
1999
60 Gazikova, Veronika
wf
SVK
2188
9
1999
61 Nandhidhaa, PV
 
IND
2188
8
1996
62 Varshini, V
wf
IND
2186
20
1998
63 Wisniowska, Klaudia
wf
POL
2186
9
1995
64 Marikova, Jana
 
CZE
2185
0
1996
65 Rodionova, Polina
wf
RUS
2184
0
1997
66 Retno, Wijayanti
wf
INA
2183
10
1999
67 Rogozenco, Teodora
 
GER
2182
26
2000
68 Zhou, Qiyu
wf
CAN
2182
17
2000
69 Gu, Tianlu
wm
CHN
2182
0
1997
70 Movileanu, Daniela
wf
ITA
2181
0
1996
71 Tokhirjonova, Gulrukhbegim
wf
UZB
2181
0
1999
72 Narva, Mai
wm
EST
2179
9
1999
73 Wozniak, Mariola
wc
POL
2178
18
1998
74 Mammadova, Narmin
wc
AZE
2176
9
1999
75 Rodionova, Daria
wf
RUS
2175
0
1998
76 Velikic, Adela
 
SRB
2170
0
1997
77 Saranya, J
wf
IND
2168
20
1995
78 Martynkova, Olena
wf
UKR
2168
18
2000
79 Frayna, Janelle Mae
wm
PHI
2167
19
1997
80 Bayarmaa, Bayarjargal
wf
MGL
2167
9
1995
81 Castrillon Gomez, Melissa
wm
COL
2167
0
1995
82 Yu, Jennifer R
wf
USA
2166
0
2002
83 Vaishali R
wf
IND
2165
20
2001
84 Haussernot, Cecile
wf
FRA
2162
9
1998
85 Terbe, Zsuzsanna
wf
HUN
2161
1
1997
86 Ghozali, Anugrah Maria
wf
INA
2161
0
2000
87 Smirnova, Ekaterina
wf
RUS
2161
0
1996
88 Budiarti, Farah Yumna
 
INA
2160
14
1997
89 Nicolas Zapata, Irene
wm
ESP
2160
9
1997
90 Galunova, Tsveta
 
BUL
2157
0
1995
91 Palmero Martinez, Rachel
 
CUB
2155
20
1997
92 Bogachkova, Alena
wf
RUS
2155
0
1997
93 Savant, Riya
wf
IND
2153
18
2000
94 Shuvalova, Polina
wf
RUS
2149
0
2001
95 Abdusattorova, Bakhora
wf
UZB
2148
0
1999
96 Gajcin, Marina
wf
SRB
2148
0
2001
97 Cerrato Torrijos, Maria
wf
ESP
2147
0
1995
98 Obolentseva, Alexandra
wf
RUS
2145
0
2001
99 Fitriyani, Amanda Suci
 
INA
2144
14
2001
100 Kinarsih, Alya Sekar
 
INA
2144
14
2001

Top 100 Rapid

While there are a number of distinct blitz specialists, whose blitz ratings vastly exceed their standard ratings, the number of extreme exceptions in rapid ratings is small indeed. One though is 21-year-old grandmaster Vladislav Kovalev, whose 2668 rapid rating is far above his 2531 standard rating.

Rk
Name
Ti.
Fed
Rtg
Gms
B-Year
1 Caruana, Fabiano
g
ITA
2856
0
1992
2 Carlsen, Magnus
g
NOR
2855
0
1990
3 Grischuk, Alexander
g
RUS
2846
0
1983
4 Nakamura, Hikaru
g
USA
2844
0
1987
5 Aronian, Levon
g
ARM
2821
0
1982
6 Ivanchuk, Vassily
g
UKR
2809
0
1969
7 Anand, Viswanathan
g
IND
2808
0
1969
8 Karjakin, Sergey
g
RUS
2806
0
1990
9 Nepomniachtchi, Ian
g
RUS
2801
0
1990
10 Svidler, Peter
g
RUS
2799
0
1976
11 Le, Quang Liem
g
VIE
2771
0
1991
12 Kramnik, Vladimir
g
RUS
2770
0
1975
13 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar
g
AZE
2766
0
1985
14 Wang, Yue
g
CHN
2758
0
1987
15 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime
g
FRA
2756
0
1990
16 Adams, Michael
g
ENG
2753
0
1971
17 Dominguez Perez, Leinier
g
CUB
2749
0
1983
18 Wang, Hao
g
CHN
2749
0
1989
19 Tomashevsky, Evgeny
g
RUS
2748
0
1987
20 Leko, Peter
g
HUN
2747
0
1979
21 Morozevich, Alexander
g
RUS
2741
0
1977
22 Radjabov, Teimour
g
AZE
2741
0
1987
23 Jobava, Baadur
g
GEO
2727
0
1983
24 Jakovenko, Dmitry
g
RUS
2726
0
1983
25 Gelfand, Boris
g
ISR
2724
0
1968
26 Movsesian, Sergei
g
ARM
2724
0
1978
27 Nguyen, Ngoc Truong Son
g
VIE
2724
0
1990
28 Rapport, Richard
g
HUN
2724
0
1996
29 Sjugirov, Sanan
g
RUS
2721
0
1993
30 Giri, Anish
g
NED
2720
0
1994
31 Ponomariov, Ruslan
g
UKR
2720
0
1983
32 Rublevsky, Sergei
g
RUS
2718
0
1974
33 Bacrot, Etienne
g
FRA
2716
0
1983
34 Malakhov, Vladimir
g
RUS
2715
0
1980
35 Eljanov, Pavel
g
UKR
2714
0
1983
36 Fedoseev, Vladimir
g
RUS
2714
0
1995
37 Fressinet, Laurent
g
FRA
2713
0
1981
38 Yu, Yangyi
g
CHN
2713
0
1994
39 Short, Nigel D
g
ENG
2710
0
1965
40 Guseinov, Gadir
g
AZE
2709
0
1986
41 Ding, Liren
g
CHN
2708
0
1992
42 Kovalenko, Igor
g
LAT
2707
9
1988
43 Wojtaszek, Radoslaw
g
POL
2704
0
1987
44 Khairullin, Ildar
g
RUS
2701
0
1990
45 Dreev, Aleksey
g
RUS
2700
0
1969
46 Iturrizaga Bonelli, Eduardo
g
VEN
2700
0
1989
47 Cheparinov, Ivan
g
BUL
2699
0
1986
48 Naiditsch, Arkadij
g
GER
2698
0
1985
49 Harikrishna, P.
g
IND
2694
0
1986
50 Kryvoruchko, Yuriy
g
UKR
2694
0
1986
51 Sadler, Matthew D
g
ENG
2692
0
1974
52 Zhigalko, Sergei
g
BLR
2691
10
1989
53 Berkes, Ferenc
g
HUN
2690
0
1985
54 Vallejo Pons, Francisco
g
ESP
2689
0
1982
55 Meier, Georg
g
GER
2686
0
1987
56 Vitiugov, Nikita
g
RUS
2686
0
1987
57 Najer, Evgeniy
g
RUS
2685
11
1977
58 Istratescu, Andrei
g
FRA
2683
7
1975
59 Mamedov, Rauf
g
AZE
2681
0
1988
60 Ragger, Markus
g
AUT
2681
0
1988
61 Roiz, Michael
g
ISR
2678
0
1983
62 Granda Zuniga, Julio E
g
PER
2677
0
1967
63 Moiseenko, Alexander
g
UKR
2677
0
1980
64 Matlakov, Maxim
g
RUS
2676
0
1991
65 McShane, Luke J
g
ENG
2676
0
1984
66 Korobov, Anton
g
UKR
2675
0
1985
67 Efimenko, Zahar
g
UKR
2674
0
1985
68 Grachev, Boris
g
RUS
2671
0
1986
69 Volokitin, Andrei
g
UKR
2671
0
1986
70 Maletin, Pavel
g
RUS
2669
11
1986
71 Kovalev, Vladislav
g
BLR
2668
19
1994
72 Bartel, Mateusz
g
POL
2668
0
1985
73 Fedorchuk, Sergey A.
g
UKR
2668
0
1981
74 Riazantsev, Alexander
g
RUS
2667
11
1985
75 Bukavshin, Ivan
g
RUS
2667
0
1995
76 Sargissian, Gabriel
g
ARM
2666
0
1983
77 Motylev, Alexander
g
RUS
2665
0
1979
78 Parligras, Mircea-Emilian
g
ROU
2665
0
1980
79 Baklan, Vladimir
g
UKR
2664
0
1978
80 Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter
g
GER
2664
0
1976
81 Adly, Ahmed
g
EGY
2662
9
1987
82 Van Wely, Loek
g
NED
2662
0
1972
83 Bauer, Christian
g
FRA
2661
7
1977
84 Gajewski, Grzegorz
g
POL
2661
0
1985
85 Socko, Bartosz
g
POL
2661
0
1978
86 Alekseev, Evgeny
g
RUS
2660
0
1985
87 Zvjaginsev, Vadim
g
RUS
2660
0
1976
88 Potkin, Vladimir
g
RUS
2659
0
1982
89 Inarkiev, Ernesto
g
RUS
2656
11
1985
90 Smirnov, Pavel
g
RUS
2656
11
1982
91 Bachmann, Axel
g
PAR
2656
0
1989
92 Salgado Lopez, Ivan
g
ESP
2655
0
1991
93 Delgado Ramirez, Neuris
g
PAR
2654
0
1981
94 Laznicka, Viktor
g
CZE
2654
0
1988
95 Artemiev, Vladislav
g
RUS
2647
0
1998
96 Banikas, Hristos
g
GRE
2647
0
1978
97 Dubov, Daniil
g
RUS
2647
0
1996
98 L'Ami, Erwin
g
NED
2647
0
1985
99 Amin, Bassem
g
EGY
2646
8
1988
100 Polgar, Judit
g
HUN
2646
0
1976

Top 50 Women Rapid

There were a 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 Hou, Yifan
g
CHN
2614
0
1994
3 Lagno, Kateryna
g
RUS
2599
0
1989
4 Gunina, Valentina
g
RUS
2583
0
1989
5 Stefanova, Antoaneta
g
BUL
2567
0
1979
6 Dzagnidze, Nana
g
GEO
2560
0
1987
7 Koneru, Humpy
g
IND
2555
0
1987
8 Muzychuk, Anna
g
UKR
2543
0
1990
9 Ju, Wenjun
g
CHN
2540
0
1991
10 Kosteniuk, Alexandra
g
RUS
2531
0
1984
11 Zhao, Xue
g
CHN
2516
9
1985
12 Kosintseva, Tatiana
g
RUS
2514
0
1986
13 Ushenina, Anna
g
UKR
2513
0
1985
14 Paehtz, Elisabeth
m
GER
2505
0
1985
15 Socko, Monika
g
POL
2482
0
1978
16 Zatonskih, Anna
m
USA
2482
0
1978
17 Krush, Irina
g
USA
2476
0
1983
18 Javakhishvili, Lela
m
GEO
2470
0
1984
19 Moser, Eva
m
AUT
2469
0
1982
20 Zhu, Chen
g
QAT
2466
0
1976
21 Mkrtchian, Lilit
m
ARM
2464
0
1982
22 Bodnaruk, Anastasia
m
RUS
2463
0
1992
23 Muzychuk, Mariya
m
UKR
2459
0
1992
24 Arabidze, Meri
m
GEO
2442
0
1994
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 Matnadze, Ana
m
ESP
2436
0
1983
29 Harika, Dronavalli
g
IND
2435
0
1991
30 Gaponenko, Inna
m
UKR
2432
0
1976
31 Cramling, Pia
g
SWE
2428
0
1963
32 Guo, Qi
m
CHN
2426
0
1995
33 Hoang, Thanh Trang
g
HUN
2425
0
1980
34 Batsiashvili, Nino
m
GEO
2424
0
1987
35 Goryachkina, Aleksandra
wg
RUS
2423
0
1998
36 Tan, Zhongyi
wg
CHN
2423
0
1991
37 Peptan, Corina-Isabela
m
ROU
2421
0
1978
38 Khotenashvili, Bela
g
GEO
2411
0
1988
39 Karavade, Eesha
m
IND
2408
0
1987
40 Alexandrova, Olga
m
ESP
2406
0
1978
41 L'Ami, Alina
m
ROU
2404
0
1985
42 Pustovoitova, Daria
f
RUS
2399
0
1994
43 Majdan-Gajewska, Joanna
wg
POL
2397
0
1988
44 Vojinovic, Jovana
wg
SRB
2392
0
1992
45 Milliet, Sophie
m
FRA
2386
0
1983
46 Padmini, Rout
wg
IND
2386
0
1994
47 Guseva, Marina
m
RUS
2385
11
1986
48 Khukhashvili, Sopiko
m
GEO
2385
0
1985
49 Sukandar, Irine Kharisma
m
INA
2384
8
1992
50 Kovanova, Baira
wg
RUS
2383
0
1987

Top 100 Blitz

Veteran GM Ognjen Cvitan from Croatia, 54 years old, shows that despite a sliding standard rating at 2517, his skills are not to be uinderstimated as he competes in blitz at a 2650+ standard.

Rk
Name
Ti.
Fed
Rtg
Gms
B-Year
1 Carlsen, Magnus
g
NOR
2948
0
1990
2 Nakamura, Hikaru
g
USA
2883
0
1987
3 Grischuk, Alexander
g
RUS
2852
0
1983
4 Le, Quang Liem
g
VIE
2828
0
1991
5 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime
g
FRA
2826
0
1990
6 Aronian, Levon
g
ARM
2816
0
1982
7 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar
g
AZE
2808
0
1985
8 Radjabov, Teimour
g
AZE
2808
0
1987
9 Navara, David
g
CZE
2798
0
1985
10 Nepomniachtchi, Ian
g
RUS
2798
0
1990
11 Morozevich, Alexander
g
RUS
2790
0
1977
12 Ivanchuk, Vassily
g
UKR
2789
0
1969
13 Giri, Anish
g
NED
2771
0
1994
14 Anand, Viswanathan
g
IND
2767
0
1969
15 Mamedov, Rauf
g
AZE
2767
0
1988
16 Kramnik, Vladimir
g
RUS
2763
0
1975
17 Bortnyk, Olexandr
m
UKR
2762
11
1996
18 Svidler, Peter
g
RUS
2760
0
1976
19 Bogdanovich, Stanislav
m
UKR
2754
0
1993
20 Ponomariov, Ruslan
g
UKR
2754
0
1983
21 Adams, Michael
g
ENG
2752
0
1971
22 Karjakin, Sergey
g
RUS
2751
0
1990
23 Dreev, Aleksey
g
RUS
2749
0
1969
24 Sargissian, Gabriel
g
ARM
2749
0
1983
25 Gelfand, Boris
g
ISR
2743
0
1968
26 Smirin, Ilia
g
ISR
2743
0
1968
27 Korobov, Anton
g
UKR
2742
0
1985
28 Malakhov, Vladimir
g
RUS
2738
0
1980
29 Leko, Peter
g
HUN
2736
0
1979
30 Polgar, Judit
g
HUN
2736
0
1976
31 Zubov, Alexander
g
UKR
2728
11
1983
32 Bruzon Batista, Lazaro
g
CUB
2728
0
1982
33 Savchenko, Boris
g
RUS
2728
0
1986
34 So, Wesley
g
USA
2726
0
1993
35 Iturrizaga Bonelli, Eduardo
g
VEN
2720
0
1989
36 Nguyen, Ngoc Truong Son
g
VIE
2715
0
1990
37 Meier, Georg
g
GER
2714
10
1987
38 Dominguez Perez, Leinier
g
CUB
2710
0
1983
39 Laznicka, Viktor
g
CZE
2709
0
1988
40 Matlakov, Maxim
g
RUS
2709
0
1991
41 Kuzubov, Yuriy
g
UKR
2708
0
1990
42 Lu, Shanglei
g
CHN
2707
0
1995
43 Vitiugov, Nikita
g
RUS
2706
0
1987
44 Wang, Hao
g
CHN
2705
0
1989
45 Hou, Yifan
g
CHN
2704
0
1994
46 Kamsky, Gata
g
USA
2704
0
1974
47 Rakhmanov, Aleksandr
g
RUS
2704
0
1989
48 Kovalenko, Igor
g
LAT
2703
0
1988
49 Andriasian, Zaven
g
ARM
2700
0
1989
50 Fressinet, Laurent
g
FRA
2699
0
1981
51 Bocharov, Dmitry
g
RUS
2698
9
1982
52 Kokarev, Dmitry
g
RUS
2695
0
1982
53 Kononenko, Dmitry
g
UKR
2695
0
1988
54 Wang, Yue
g
CHN
2694
0
1987
55 Yu, Yangyi
g
CHN
2694
0
1994
56 Sasikiran, Krishnan
g
IND
2692
0
1981
57 Grachev, Boris
g
RUS
2691
0
1986
58 Popovic, Dusan
g
SRB
2689
0
1983
59 Cheparinov, Ivan
g
BUL
2688
0
1986
60 Ding, Liren
g
CHN
2688
0
1992
61 Najer, Evgeniy
g
RUS
2688
0
1977
62 Yudin, Sergei
g
RUS
2686
0
1986
63 Jovanovic, Zoran
g
CRO
2683
26
1979
64 Fedoseev, Vladimir
g
RUS
2682
0
1995
65 Wojtaszek, Radoslaw
g
POL
2682
0
1987
66 Dubov, Daniil
g
RUS
2681
0
1996
67 Eljanov, Pavel
g
UKR
2680
0
1983
68 Harikrishna, P.
g
IND
2680
0
1986
69 Caruana, Fabiano
g
ITA
2679
0
1992
70 Khismatullin, Denis
g
RUS
2677
9
1984
71 Petrosian, Tigran L.
g
ARM
2677
0
1984
72 Safarli, Eltaj
g
AZE
2676
0
1992
73 Anton Guijarro, David
g
ESP
2673
0
1995
74 Areshchenko, Alexander
g
UKR
2670
0
1986
75 Tomashevsky, Evgeny
g
RUS
2669
0
1987
76 Jones, Gawain C B
g
ENG
2666
0
1987
77 Ponkratov, Pavel
g
RUS
2666
0
1988
78 Bukavshin, Ivan
g
RUS
2665
0
1995
79 Efimenko, Zahar
g
UKR
2664
0
1985
80 Lenderman, Aleksandr
g
USA
2664
0
1989
81 Van Wely, Loek
g
NED
2663
0
1972
82 Shkuro, Iuri
g
UKR
2662
14
1982
83 Palac, Mladen
g
CRO
2661
26
1971
84 Shimanov, Aleksandr
g
RUS
2660
9
1992
85 Avrukh, Boris
g
ISR
2657
0
1978
86 Grigoriants, Sergey
g
RUS
2657
0
1983
87 Movsesian, Sergei
g
ARM
2657
0
1978
88 Dlugy, Maxim
g
USA
2656
0
1966
89 Roiz, Michael
g
ISR
2655
0
1983
90 Short, Nigel D
g
ENG
2655
0
1965
91 Ramirez, Alejandro
g
USA
2654
0
1988
92 Cvitan, Ognjen
g
CRO
2653
26
1961
93 Guseinov, Gadir
g
AZE
2653
0
1986
94 Bacrot, Etienne
g
FRA
2652
0
1983
95 Khairullin, Ildar
g
RUS
2652
0
1990
96 Nyzhnyk, Illya
g
UKR
2652
0
1996
97 Duda, Jan-Krzysztof
g
POL
2651
0
1998
98 Howell, David W L
g
ENG
2649
9
1990
99 Brunello, Sabino
g
ITA
2649
0
1989
100 Riazantsev, Alexander
g
RUS
2649
0
1985

Top 50 Women Blitz

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

Rk
Name
Ti.
Fed
Rtg
Gms
B-Year
1 Polgar, Judit
g
HUN
2736
0
1976
2 Hou, Yifan
g
CHN
2704
0
1994
3 Muzychuk, Anna
g
UKR
2645
0
1990
4 Gunina, Valentina
g
RUS
2630
0
1989
5 Dzagnidze, Nana
g
GEO
2581
0
1987
6 Harika, Dronavalli
g
IND
2573
0
1991
7 Kosteniuk, Alexandra
g
RUS
2556
0
1984
8 Zhao, Xue
g
CHN
2552
8
1985
9 Koneru, Humpy
g
IND
2552
0
1987
10 Lagno, Kateryna
g
RUS
2540
0
1989
11 Ju, Wenjun
g
CHN
2535
0
1991
12 Tan, Zhongyi
wg
CHN
2525
0
1991
13 Kosintseva, Tatiana
g
RUS
2520
0
1986
14 Stefanova, Antoaneta
g
BUL
2518
0
1979
15 Ushenina, Anna
g
UKR
2485
0
1985
16 Paehtz, Elisabeth
m
GER
2483
0
1985
17 Huang, Qian
wg
CHN
2471
0
1986
18 Bodnaruk, Anastasia
m
RUS
2467
0
1992
19 Matnadze, Ana
m
ESP
2432
0
1983
20 Muzychuk, Mariya
m
UKR
2430
0
1992
21 Melia, Salome
m
GEO
2428
9
1987
22 Zatonskih, Anna
m
USA
2425
0
1978
23 Khotenashvili, Bela
g
GEO
2422
9
1988
24 Khurtsidze, Nino
m
GEO
2421
9
1975
25 Guseva, Marina
m
RUS
2420
0
1986
26 Peptan, Corina-Isabela
m
ROU
2415
0
1978
27 Mkrtchian, Lilit
m
ARM
2410
0
1982
28 Alexandrova, Olga
m
ESP
2408
0
1978
29 Arabidze, Meri
m
GEO
2405
0
1994
30 Munguntuul, Batkhuyag
m
MGL
2404
0
1987
31 Szczepkowska-Horowska, Karina
wg
POL
2402
0
1987
32 Charochkina, Daria
wg
RUS
2400
0
1990
33 Vasilevich, Tatjana
m
UKR
2400
0
1977
34 Guo, Qi
m
CHN
2396
0
1995
35 Zhukova, Natalia
g
UKR
2390
0
1979
36 Hoang, Thi Bao Tram
wg
VIE
2385
0
1987
37 Lomineishvili, Maia
m
GEO
2383
0
1977
38 Moser, Eva
m
AUT
2382
0
1982
39 Sukandar, Irine Kharisma
m
INA
2381
8
1992
40 Batsiashvili, Nino
m
GEO
2380
0
1987
41 Ambartsumova, Karina
wg
RUS
2378
0
1989
42 Socko, Monika
g
POL
2377
0
1978
43 Zhu, Chen
g
QAT
2374
0
1976
44 Kalinina, Olga
wg
UKR
2371
9
1989
45 Gaponenko, Inna
m
UKR
2370
0
1976
46 Krush, Irina
g
USA
2370
0
1983
47 Shen, Yang
m
CHN
2367
0
1989
48 Cori T., Deysi
wg
PER
2366
0
1993
49 Ubiennykh, Ekaterina
wm
RUS
2365
11
1983
50 Guramishvili, Sopiko
m
GEO
2364
0
1991

Source: FIDE



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eltollo eltollo 2/2/2015 09:44
Seeing the enormous ELO leaps of junior players leads me to the conclusion that the relevance of rating is overrated.
ex0 ex0 2/1/2015 11:49
Interesting how Anand is so 'lowly' ranked in blitz(@2767). I would have guessed he was in the top 10(and closer to 2800 if not over it), but i guess you can't be the 'lightning kid' forever..
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