FIDE August ratings – on a monthly basis

8/5/2012 – The world rankings will in future be published every month, a move we heartily applaud. We have decided to display the top twenty in each category – players, women, juniors, girls – with links to the full lists on the FIDE pages. Also we give the increase or decrease of each player compared to the previous list, plus the number of games played. We hope our readers approve.

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FIDE August 2012 – Top 20 Players

Magnus Carlsen has stayed on place one, of course, with no change from the previous list. This is because Biel ended on August 3rd and could not be included. So Magnus remains at 2837 on the list, while his live rating is, in reality, 2843, just eight points shy of Garry Kasparov's alltime record of 2851. The other remarkable event in this list is that Sergey Karjakin has overtaken World Champion Vishwanathan Anand and is now in place five, relegating Anand to sixth in the world. In the live ratings Hikaru Nakamura has pushed him down to rank seven, having gained five rating points to finish at 2783.

There are a few other changes, but not many, considering that the new list considers games from the last 31-day period. Note that the list gives, in brackets, the change in ratings compared to the previous month, and the change in the number of games played, compared to the previous month.

Rnk Old Name
Title
Country
Rating
Games
 1  1  Carlsen, Magnus
 g
 NOR
 2837 (0)
 0 (-9)
 2  2  Aronian, Levon
 g
 ARM
 2816 (0)
 0 (-15)
 3  3  Kramnik, Vladimir
 g
 RUS
 2797 (-2)
 9 (-6)
 4  4  Radjabov, Teimour
 g
 AZE
 2788 (0)
 0 (-9)
 5  6  Karjakin, Sergey
 g
 RUS
 2785 (+6)
 9 (+9)
 6  5  Anand, Viswanathan
 g
 IND
 2780 (0)
 0 (-12)
 7  7  Nakamura, Hikaru
 g
 USA
 2778 (0)
 0 (-23)
 8  8  Caruana, Fabiano
 g
 ITA
 2773 (-2)
 15 (-7)
 9  9  Morozevich, Alexander
 g
 RUS
 2770 (0)
 0 (-9)
 10  10  Ivanchuk, Vassily
 g
 UKR
 2769 (0)
 0 (-15)
 11  11  Grischuk, Alexander
 g
 RUS
 2763 (0)
 0 (-9)
 12  12  Topalov, Veselin
 g
 BUL
 2752 (0)
 0 (0)
 13  13  Svidler, Peter
 g
 RUS
 2749 (0)
 0 (-4)
 14  14  Kamsky, Gata
 g
 USA
 2746 (+2)
 9 (-2)
 15  16  Gelfand, Boris
 g
 ISR
 2738 (0)
 0 (-12)
 16  22  Leko, Peter
 g
 HUN
 2737 (+7)
 9 (+2)
 17  17  Gashimov, Vugar
 g
 AZE
 2737 (0)
 0 (0)
 18  20  Bologan, Viktor
 g
 MDA
 2734 (+2)
 10 (+1)
 19  24  Ponomariov, Ruslan
 g
 UKR
 2734 (+8)
 9 (+9)
 20  19  Tomashevsky, Evgeny
 g
 RUS
 2730 (-3)
 5 (-4)

Top climbers and descenders

We are listing all players from the top 100 who gained or lost ten or more points. Surprisingly there is a fair number, in spite of the short interval. Gaining 20 rating points or losing 25 in just one month is no mean task.

Rnk Old Name
Title
Country
Rating
Games
 28   45  Andreikin, Dmitry
 g
 RUS
 2715 (+15)
 14 (+14)
 33   44  Naiditsch, Arkadij
 g
 GER
 2712 (+12)
 9 (-6)
 35   49  Giri, Anish
 g
 NED
 2711 (+15)
 7 (-7)
 48   75  Sokolov, Ivan
 g
 NED
 2696 (+20)
 13 (+6)
 49   68  Ding, Liren
 g
 CHN
 2695 (+15)
 20 (-2)
 55   70  Navara, David
 g
 CZE
 2691 (+12)
 7 (-19)
 60   80  Kryvoruchko, Yuriy
 g
 UKR
 2686 (+14)
 19 (+11)
 77   95  Ni, Hua
 g
 CHN
 2671 (+11)
 15 (+2)
 79   97  Bu, Xiangzhi
 g
 CHN
 2670 (+12)
 15 (+11)

The biggest losses were suffered by the following players:

Rnk Old Name
Title
Country
Rating
Games
 25   18  Jakovenko, Dmitry
 g
 RUS
 2722 (-14)
 16 (+16)
 43   28  Nepomniachtchi, Ian
 g
 RUS
 2704 (-14)
 16 (+6)
 44   36  Polgar, Judit
 g
 HUN
 2698 (-11)
 12 (+12)
 66   38  Inarkiev, Ernesto
 g
 RUS
 2683 (-24)
 21 (+21)
 78   66  Zvjaginsev, Vadim
 g
 RUS
 2671 (-12)
 14 (+14)
 84   58  Li, Chao b
 g
 CHN
 2665 (-22)
 11 (-6)
 94   82  Khenkin, Igor
 g
 GER
 2656 (-13)
 9 (0)
 95   79  Bartel, Mateusz
 g
 POL
 2654 (-20)
 9 (+1)
 101   74  Kobalia, Mikhail
 g
 RUS
 2652 (-25)
 13 (+13)
 102   92  Kurnosov, Igor
 g
 RUS
 2652 (-11)
 11 (+11)

FIDE Top 20 Women

The news is that Slovenian GM Anna Muzychuk (she is originally from Ukraine) has overtaken Women's World Champion Hou Yifan and is in second place – behind the perennial and unreachable Judit Polgar. The Chinese GM has slipped below 2600, and it is clear to experts that she is playing too much. International tournaments in nice places are funn, Yifan, but you must devote more time to study!

Rnk Old Name
Title
Country
Rating
Games
 1  1  Polgar, Judit
 g
 HUN
 2698 (-11)
 12 (+12)
 2  3  Muzychuk, Anna
 g
 SLO
 2606 (0)
 0 (-14)
 3  2  Hou, Yifan
 g
 CHN
 2599 (-18)
 23 (+8)
 4  4  Koneru, Humpy
 g
 IND
 2593 (-5)
 11 (0)
 5  5  Zhao, Xue
 g
 CHN
 2549 (-7)
 22 (+3)
 6  6  Dzagnidze, Nana
 g
 GEO
 2547 (0)
 0 (0)
 7  7  Lahno, Kateryna
 g
 UKR
 2542 (+5)
 11 (-4)
 8  9  Kosintseva, Tatiana
 g
 RUS
 2530 (0)
 0 (-11)
 9  12  Ju, Wenjun
 wg
 CHN
 2528 (+10)
 22 (+1)
 10  13  Kosintseva, Nadezhda
 g
 RUS
 2524 (+8)
 11 (0)
 11  11  Sebag, Marie
 g
 FRA
 2521 (0)
 0 (0)
 12  10  Cmilyte, Viktorija
 g
 LTU
 2520 (-5)
 13 (+2)
 13  14  Zatonskih, Anna
 m
 USA
 2512 (0)
 0 (-9)
 14  16  Khotenashvili, Bela
 m
 GEO
 2509 (+4)
 16 (+5)
 15  8  Gunina, Valentina
 m
 RUS
 2507 (-26)
 18 (+15)
 16  20  Cramling, Pia
 g
 SWE
 2503 (+17)
 16 (+13)
 17  17  Harika, Dronavalli
 g
 IND
 2503 (+4)
 13 (+5)
 18  15  Stefanova, Antoaneta
 g
 BUL
 2502 (-3)
 18 (+2)
 19  21  Ruan, Lufei
 wg
 CHN
 2492 (+9)
 11 (+11)
 20  19  Zhu, Chen
 g
 QAT
 2491 (0)
 0 (0)

FIDE Top 20 Juniors

Anish Giri and Ding Liren are the big winners, but they are nowhere near super-junior Fabiano Caruana. The US/Italian GM is, just like Hou Yifan, playing in an inordinate number of events, but he manages to keep his rating and prove that his endurance is still up to the task.

Rnk Old Name
Title
Country
Rating
Games
 1  1  Caruana, Fabiano
 g
 ITA
 2773 (-2)
 15 (-7)
 2  2  Giri, Anish
 g
 NED
 2711 (+15)
 7 (-7)
 3  3  Ding, Liren
 g
 CHN
 2695 (+15)
 20 (-2)
 4  4  Negi, Parimarjan
 g
 IND
 2664 (+3)
 9 (-8)
 5  6  So, Wesley
 g
 PHI
 2652 (+2)
 16 (-3)
 6  5  Yu, Yangyi
 g
 CHN
 2635 (-21)
 20 (+2)
 7  7  Sjugirov, Sanan
 g
 RUS
 2635 (+10)
 11 (+11)
 8  8  Zherebukh, Yaroslav
 g
 UKR
 2629 (+5)
 9 (-5)
 9  9  Safarli, Eltaj
 g
 AZE
 2620 (-3)
 13 (+4)
 10  15  Nyzhnyk, Illya
 g
 UKR
 2619 (+20)
 13 (+4)
 11  11  Kovalyov, Anton
 g
 ARG
 2605 (-9)
 9 (0)
 12  14  Rapport, Richard
 g
 HUN
 2605 (+4)
 7 (-9)
 13  10  Hou, Yifan
 g
 CHN
 2599 (-18)
 23 (+8)
 14  13  Robson, Ray
 g
 USA
 2598 (-3)
 9 (-8)
 15  12  Shimanov, Aleksandr
 g
 RUS
 2596 (-10)
 19 (-1)
 16  20  Dubov, Daniil
 g
 RUS
 2594 (+25)
 11 (+11)
 17  16  Swiercz, Dariusz
 g
 POL
 2594 (-1)
 9 (-8)
 18  18  Durarbayli, Vasif
 g
 AZE
 2584 (+8)
 13 (+4)
 19  17  Ipatov, Alexander
 g
 TUR
 2577 (-4)
 13 (-5)
 20  -  Ter-Sahakyan, Samvel
 g
 ARM
 2567 (+)
 0 (+)

FIDE Top 20 Girls

In spite of losing 18 points in the last month the astonishing Hou Yifan leads the list by well over 100 point, with Mariya, sister of Anna Muzschuk, in a secure second place.

Rnk Old Name Title Country Rating
Games
 1  1  Hou, Yifan  g  CHN  2599 (-18)
 23 (+8)
 2  2  Muzychuk, Mariya  m  UKR  2466 (+10)
 12 (+12)
 3  3  Bodnaruk, Anastasia  m  RUS  2414 (+7)
 11 (+3)
 4  4  Cori T., Deysi  wg  PER  2413 (+27)
 19 (+19)
 5  5  Paikidze, Nazi  m  GEO  2394 (+13)
 9 (-2)
 6  7  Kashlinskaya, Alina  wg  RUS  2391 (+14)
 7 (-2)
 7  9  Bulmaga, Irina  wm  ROU  2380 (+9)
 15 (+6)
 8  6  Arabidze, Meri  wm  GEO  2379 (0)
 0 (-11)
 9  13  Sukandar, Irine Kharisma  wg  INA  2362 (+15)
 3 (-15)
 10  12  Goryachkina, Aleksandra  wg  RUS  2361 (+7)
 10 (+2)
 11  10  Guo, Qi  wg  CHN  2358 (-2)
 6 (-33)
 12  11  Wang, Jue    CHN  2355 (-1)
 6 (-34)
 13  14  Ziaziulkina, Nastassia  wg  BLR  2342 (0)
 0 (-5)
 14  8  Vojinovic, Jovana  wg  MNE  2337 (-38)
 18 (+18)
 15  16  Padmini, Rout  wg  IND  2328 (+21)
 17 (-29)
 16  -  Schut, Lisa  wm  NED  2305 (+)
 10 (+)
 17  15  Soloviova, Liza  wg  UKR  2305 (-9)
 2 (-21)
 18  18  Savina, Anastasia  m  RUS  2303 (-1)
 13 (+5)
 19  19  Papp, Petra  wg  HUN  2302 (-1)
 9 (-18)
 20  -  Havlikova, Kristyna  wm  CZE  2298 (+)
 4 (+)

Lists and data by courtesy of  FIDE


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