May 2019 FIDE Ratings

by Macauley Peterson
5/1/2019 – World Champion Magnus Carlsen has gained 40 Elo points in the 27 games of his last three tournaments. But the Grenke Chess Classic unfortunately did not make the cut-off for FIDE's May ratings. Still, at 2861 he's put considerable distance between himself and #2 Fabiano Caruana. Hou Yifan and Women's World Champion Ju Wenjun retain a huge lead in the Women's World rankings as the upcoming Candidates tournament for the next challenger is set to start at the end of May. | Photo: Georgios Souleidis

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2875!!! (but not officially)

For the second time this year we have a monthly ratings update which is out of date the moment it's published. In February it was Gibraltar that was missing, but that was expected since the final round was played on January 31st, the same day the February list came out (FIDE generally publishes the monthly list on the final day of the previous month unless there are technical issues or exceptional circumstances). Evidently the policy is to that the cut off date is three days before the end of each month. But the Grenke Chess Classic was over on Monday, April 29th, roughly 24 hours before the May list came out. Even so, it's disappointing that these results — which were quite consequential to several of the top players ratings — are omitted from the update.

Caruana and Carlsen

Carlsen still ahead of Caruana, and looming large | Photo: Eric van Reem

Chief among those affected is World Champion Magnus Carlsen, who is currently 2875.2 on the live rating list, but 'only' 2861 on the offical May list from FIDE. His latest triumph naturally stoked fresh speculation debates about whether he can lay claim to being the greatest player in chess history.

Top 100 players

An active playing schedule for the top five players nevertheless did not change their rankings one bit, and among the top ten only Vachier-Lagrave, Anand and Nepomniachtchi moved, playing a proverbial round of musical chairs, with each still finding a seat.

Rank Name Title Country Rating Games B-Year
 1  Carlsen, Magnus  g  NOR  2861  9  1990
 2  Caruana, Fabiano  g  USA  2816  11  1992
 3  Ding, Liren  g  CHN  2805  19  1992
 4  Giri, Anish  g  NED  2787  19  1994
 5  Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar  g  AZE  2781  9  1985
 6  Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime  g  FRA  2780  2  1990
 7  Anand, Viswanathan  g  IND  2774  9  1969
 8  Nepomniachtchi, Ian  g  RUS  2773  0  1990
 9  Grischuk, Alexander  g  RUS  2772  9  1983
 10  Aronian, Levon  g  ARM  2762  1  1982
 11  Nakamura, Hikaru  g  USA  2761  11  1987
 12  Radjabov, Teimour  g  AZE  2759  9  1987
 13  So, Wesley  g  USA  2754  11  1993
 14  Artemiev, Vladislav  g  RUS  2754  0  1998
 15  Kramnik, Vladimir  g  RUS  2753  0  1975
 16  Karjakin, Sergey  g  RUS  2752  9  1990
 17  Dominguez Perez, Leinier  g  USA  2750  11  1983
 18  Topalov, Veselin  g  BUL  2740  9  1975
 19  Yu, Yangyi  g  CHN  2739  14  1994
 20  Svidler, Peter  g  RUS  2739  2  1976
 21  Rapport, Richard  g  HUN  2736  12  1996
 22  Wei, Yi  g  CHN  2736  4  1999
 23  Wang, Hao  g  CHN  2735  22  1989
 24  Vitiugov, Nikita  g  RUS  2734  0  1987
 25  Harikrishna, Pentala  g  IND  2730  14  1986
 26  Bu, Xiangzhi  g  CHN  2729  0  1985
 27  Navara, David  g  CZE  2728  15  1985
 28  Duda, Jan-Krzysztof  g  POL  2728  0  1998
 29  Wojtaszek, Radoslaw  g  POL  2724  2  1987
 30  Andreikin, Dmitry  g  RUS  2722  4  1990
 31  Shankland, Sam  g  USA  2717  11  1991
 32  Jakovenko, Dmitry  g  RUS  2708  14  1983
 33  Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi  g  IND  2707  7  1994
 34  Le, Quang Liem  g  VIE  2704  18  1991
 35  Amin, Bassem  g  EGY  2704  8  1988
 36  Jones, Gawain C B  g  ENG  2702  9  1987
 37  Tomashevsky, Evgeny  g  RUS  2702  0  1987
 38  Adhiban, B.  g  IND  2701  0  1992
 39  Rodshtein, Maxim  g  ISR  2699  4  1989
 40  Li, Chao b  g  CHN  2699  0  1989
 41  Howell, David W L  g  ENG  2698  2  1990
 42  Matlakov, Maxim  g  RUS  2697  21  1991
 43  Saric, Ivan  g  CRO  2694  11  1990
 44  Wang, Yue  g  CHN  2694  4  1987
 45  Adams, Michael  g  ENG  2693  2  1971
 46  Inarkiev, Ernesto  g  RUS  2691  13  1985
 47  Kryvoruchko, Yuriy  g  UKR  2691  9  1986
 48  Dubov, Daniil  g  RUS  2690  0  1996
 49  Grandelius, Nils  g  SWE  2688  9  1993
 50  Vallejo Pons, Francisco  g  ESP  2688  2  1982
 51  Sadler, Matthew D  g  ENG  2688  0  1974
 52  Korobov, Anton  g  UKR  2687  11  1985
 53  Almasi, Zoltan  g  HUN  2687  2  1976
 54  Cori, Jorge  g  PER  2686  0  1995
 55  Fedoseev, Vladimir  g  RUS  2683  13  1995
 56  Firouzja, Alireza  g  IRI  2682  26  2003
 57  Ragger, Markus  g  AUT  2682  9  1988
 58  Naiditsch, Arkadij  g  AZE  2682  7  1985
 59  Sargissian, Gabriel  g  ARM  2681  9  1983
 60  McShane, Luke J  g  ENG  2681  2  1984
 61  Xiong, Jeffery  g  USA  2679  14  2000
 62  Bacrot, Etienne  g  FRA  2678  10  1983
 63  Nabaty, Tamir  g  ISR  2678  4  1991
 64  Kovalev, Vladislav  g  BLR  2678  0  1994
 65  Berkes, Ferenc  g  HUN  2677  1  1985
 66  Ivanchuk, Vassily  g  UKR  2677  0  1969
 67  Gelfand, Boris  g  ISR  2676  0  1968
 68  Areshchenko, Alexander  g  UKR  2675  4  1986
 69  Ni, Hua  g  CHN  2675  4  1983
 70  Ponomariov, Ruslan  g  UKR  2675  2  1983
 71  Najer, Evgeniy  g  RUS  2674  3  1977
 72  Leko, Peter  g  HUN  2674  2  1979
 73  Sasikiran, Krishnan  g  IND  2673  0  1981
 74  Salem, A.R. Saleh  g  UAE  2672  0  1993
 75  Demchenko, Anton  g  RUS  2671  9  1987
 76  Maghsoodloo, Parham  g  IRI  2671  9  2000
 77  Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter  g  GER  2667  14  1976
 78  Cheparinov, Ivan  g  GEO  2667  4  1986
 79  Anton Guijarro, David  g  ESP  2667  2  1995
 80  Swiercz, Dariusz  g  USA  2667  0  1994
 81  Sevian, Samuel  g  USA  2666  11  2000
 82  Kuzubov, Yuriy  g  UKR  2664  18  1990
 83  Kamsky, Gata  g  USA  2664  11  1974
 84  Bruzon Batista, Lazaro  g  CUB  2664  2  1982
 85  Kovalenko, Igor  g  LAT  2663  2  1988
 86  Dreev, Aleksey  g  RUS  2662  0  1969
 87  Hou, Yifan  g  CHN  2662  0  1994
 88  Sjugirov, Sanan  g  RUS  2661  9  1993
 89  Eljanov, Pavel  g  UKR  2661  0  1983
 90  Malakhov, Vladimir  g  RUS  2660  4  1980
 91  Laznicka, Viktor  g  CZE  2660  3  1988
 92  Shirov, Alexei  g  ESP  2658  15  1972
 93  Melkumyan, Hrant  g  ARM  2658  9  1989
 94  Van Kampen, Robin  g  NED  2658  0  1994
 95  Piorun, Kacper  g  POL  2657  5  1991
 96  Morozevich, Alexander  g  RUS  2656  0  1977
 97  Guseinov, Gadir  g  AZE  2654  0  1986
 98  Rausis, Igors  g  CZE  2653  3  1961
 99  Riazantsev, Alexander  g  RUS  2653  0  1985
 100  Robson, Ray  g  USA  2652  11  1994
 101  Kasimdzhanov, Rustam  g  UZB  2652  0  1979
 102  Rublevsky, Sergei  g  RUS  2652  0  1974

Thirty-eight of the top 100 players are rated over 2700 (unchanged from April). To enter the Top 100 you need an Elo rating of 2652. That figure has remained surprisingly stable in recent years — in March of 2017 it was 2659.

By the way, you can click on any name to reach that player's ChessBase PlayerBase page, complete with rating graphs and all his or her latest games!


Top climbers and descenders

World Champion Magnus Carlsen had the greatest rating gain on the month, and that despite the Grenke Chess Classic not being included. Close on his heels is Hikaru Nakamura whose U.S. Championship win propelled him up 15 points and five places on the ranking list.

Leinier Dominguez's return to the chess board at the U.S. Championship led to a gain of 11 Elo points to 2750. (He is omitted from the list below on a technicality — FIDE publishes month-to-month comparisons, and Dominguez has been absent due to inactivity.)

On the losing side, Vladimir Fedoseev shed 19 Elo points to crash out of the 2700 club.

New Old Name FED Title Rating Old rating Games
1 1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR GM 2861 +16 2845 9
4 4 Giri, Anish NED GM 2787 -10 2797 19
5 5 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE GM 2781 -12 2793 9
11 16 Nakamura, Hikaru USA GM 2761 +15 2746 11
19 15 Yu, Yangyi CHN GM 2739 -12 2751 14
21 26 Rapport, Richard HUN GM 2736 +10 2726 12
32 31 Jakovenko, Dmitry RUS GM 2708 -11 2719 14
33 32 Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi IND GM 2707 -10 2717 7
39 48 Rodshtein, Maxim ISR GM 2699 +10 2689 4
44 57 Wang, Yue CHN GM 2694 +10 2684 4
52 68 Korobov, Anton UKR GM 2687 +12 2675 11
55 36 Fedoseev, Vladimir RUS GM 2683 -19 2702 13
56 76 Firouzja, Alireza IRI GM 2682 +13 2669 26
58 42 Naiditsch, Arkadij AZE GM 2682 -13 2695 7
68 84 Areshchenko, Alexander UKR GM 2675 +12 2663 4
75 88 Demchenko, Anton RUS GM 2671 +10 2661 9
77 60 Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter GER GM 2667 -13 2680 14
78 61 Cheparinov, Ivan GEO GM 2667 -12 2679 4
81 95 Sevian, Samuel USA GM 2666 +11 2655 11
82 98 Kuzubov, Yuriy UKR GM 2664 +11 2653 18
83 67 Kamsky, Gata USA GM 2664 -12 2676 11
100 74 Robson, Ray USA GM 2652 -18 2670 11

Comparison of the players old and new world rank after rating changes >/= 10 Elo points


Top 100 Women

Mariya MuzychukThe next World Championship Candidates tournament for women begins in four week's time to determine the challenger for Ju Wenjun. Former champion Mariya Muzychuk (pictured) will arrive in Kazan as the marginal top seed ahead of Kateryna Lagno.

Of the remaining top players rated over 2500, only Viktorija Cmilyte, Humpy Koneru and Lei Tingjlie will be absent from the Candidates as they did not qualify. Incidentally, Cmilyte is a member of the Lithuanian parliament, but rejoined the active list last month thanks to two games played in March in the German League.

At the other end of the list, U.S. Champion Jennifer Yu rejoins the Top 100 list, coming in at #97 with her new Elo of 2369. She hit the top list in the Spring of 2018, but then lost 100 Elo points from April to September of last year.

Rank Name Title Country Rating Games B-Year
 1  Hou, Yifan  g  CHN  2662  0  1994
 2  Ju, Wenjun  g  CHN  2590  4  1991
 3  Muzychuk, Mariya  g  UKR  2563  0  1992
 4  Lagno, Kateryna  g  RUS  2554  0  1989
 5  Koneru, Humpy  g  IND  2553  4  1987
 6  Kosteniuk, Alexandra  g  RUS  2546  0  1984
 7  Muzychuk, Anna  g  UKR  2539  0  1990
 8  Cmilyte, Viktorija  g  LTU  2538  0  1983
 9  Goryachkina, Aleksandra  g  RUS  2522  11  1998
 10  Tan, Zhongyi  g  CHN  2513  4  1991
 11  Dzagnidze, Nana  g  GEO  2510  11  1987
 12  Lei, Tingjie  g  CHN  2507  4  1997
 13  Gunina, Valentina  g  RUS  2506  0  1989
 14  Kashlinskaya, Alina  m  RUS  2492  11  1993
 15  Harika, Dronavalli  g  IND  2492  0  1991
 16  Zhao, Xue  g  CHN  2485  0  1985
 17  Khotenashvili, Bela  g  GEO  2476  11  1988
 18  Sebag, Marie  g  FRA  2476  11  1986
 19  Khademalsharieh, Sarasadat  m  IRI  2474  4  1997
 20  Paehtz, Elisabeth  m  GER  2470  11  1985
 21  Stefanova, Antoaneta  g  BUL  2470  11  1979
 22  Abdumalik, Zhansaya  m  KAZ  2464  9  2000
 23  Javakhishvili, Lela  m  GEO  2459  4  1984
 24  Atalik, Ekaterina  m  TUR  2458  11  1982
 25  Saduakassova, Dinara  m  KAZ  2458  9  1996
 26  Cramling, Pia  g  SWE  2454  16  1963
 27  Pogonina, Natalija  wg  RUS  2453  11  1985
 28  Girya, Olga  wg  RUS  2449  11  1991
 29  Shen, Yang  m  CHN  2449  3  1989
 30  Gaponenko, Inna  m  UKR  2445  11  1976
 31  Socko, Monika  g  POL  2445  11  1978
 32  Galliamova, Alisa  m  RUS  2444  0  1972
 33  Ushenina, Anna  g  UKR  2442  11  1985
 34  Huang, Qian  wg  CHN  2440  3  1986
 35  Shuvalova, Polina  wm  RUS  2439  11  2001
 36  Ni, Shiqun  wg  CHN  2439  4  1997
 37  Zhu, Jiner  wm  CHN  2439  4  2002
 38  Tsolakidou, Stavroula  m  GRE  2438  11  2000
 39  Batsiashvili, Nino  g  GEO  2436  11  1987
 40  Mammadzada, Gunay  m  AZE  2436  11  2000
 41  Ding, Yixin  wg  CHN  2434  4  1991
 42  Cornette, Deimante  m  LTU  2433  8  1989
 43  Bodnaruk, Anastasia  m  RUS  2431  11  1992
 44  Szczepkowska, Karina  m  POL  2431  0  1987
 45  Guichard, Pauline  wg  FRA  2430  11  1988
 46  Bulmaga, Irina  m  ROU  2429  11  1993
 47  Zawadzka, Jolanta  wg  POL  2427  11  1987
 48  Zatonskih, Anna  m  USA  2424  15  1978
 49  Houska, Jovanka  m  ENG  2424  11  1980
 50  Krush, Irina  g  USA  2422  11  1983
 51  Munguntuul, Batkhuyag  m  MGL  2420  9  1987
 52  Turova, Irina  m  RUS  2418  0  1979
 53  Danielian, Elina  g  ARM  2417  11  1978
 54  Salimova, Nurgyul  f  BUL  2416  11  2003
 55  Divya Deshmukh  wm  IND  2414  18  2005
 56  Tokhirjonova, Gulrukhbegim  wg  UZB  2414  18  1999
 57  Hoang, Thanh Trang  g  HUN  2414  14  1980
 58  Hunt, Harriet V  m  ENG  2414  0  1978
 59  Kovalevskaya, Ekaterina  m  RUS  2413  0  1974
 60  Skripchenko, Almira  m  FRA  2406  0  1976
 61  Cori T., Deysi  wg  PER  2405  0  1993
 62  Tania, Sachdev  m  IND  2404  9  1986
 63  Arabidze, Meri  m  GEO  2402  22  1994
 64  Guseva, Marina  m  RUS  2402  11  1986
 65  Soumya, Swaminathan  wg  IND  2402  0  1989
 66  Milliet, Sophie  m  FRA  2400  16  1983
 67  Nomin-Erdene, Davaademberel  m  MGL  2399  21  2000
 68  Mkrtchian, Lilit  m  ARM  2395  11  1982
 69  Bivol, Alina  wg  RUS  2393  0  1996
 70  Ordaz Valdes, Lisandra Teresa  m  CUB  2393  0  1988
 71  Brunello, Marina  f  ITA  2391  13  1994
 72  Osmak, Iulija  m  UKR  2387  11  1998
 73  Wang, Pin  wg  CHN  2387  0  1974
 74  Padmini, Rout  m  IND  2385  18  1994
 75  Vega Gutierrez, Sabrina  m  ESP  2385  11  1987
 76  Badelka, Olga  wm  BLR  2383  11  2002
 77  Gritsayeva, Oksana  wf  RUS  2383  0  1980
 78  Assaubayeva, Bibisara  f  KAZ  2381  18  2004
 79  Arakhamia-Grant, Ketevan  g  SCO  2381  16  1968
 80  Guramishvili, Sopiko  m  GEO  2381  4  1991
 81  Gong, Qianyun  wg  SGP  2381  0  1985
 82  Kulkarni Bhakti  c  IND  2380  18  1992
 83  Buksa, Nataliya  m  UKR  2379  20  1996
 84  Sukandar, Irine Kharisma  m  INA  2378  18  1992
 85  Rajlich, Iweta  m  POL  2378  0  1981
 86  Melia, Salome  m  GEO  2376  22  1987
 87  Aulia, Medina Warda  wg  INA  2375  9  1997
 88  Peptan, Corina-Isabela  m  ROU  2375  0  1978
 89  Bojkovic, Natasa  m  SRB  2374  0  1971
 90  Abrahamyan, Tatev  wg  USA  2373  16  1988
 91  Shvayger, Yuliya  m  ISR  2373  12  1994
 92  Balajayeva, Khanim  wm  AZE  2373  11  2001
 93  Majdan, Joanna  wg  POL  2371  11  1988
 94  Munkhzul, Turmunkh  wf  MGL  2371  9  2002
 95  Pham, Le Thao Nguyen  m  VIE  2370  9  1987
 96  Karavade, Eesha  m  IND  2370  0  1987
 97  Yu, Jennifer  f  USA  2369  11  2002
 98  Zimina, Olga  m  ITA  2367  11  1982
 99  Gara, Anita  m  HUN  2366  5  1983
 100  Zhai, Mo  wg  CHN  2365  0  1996

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Top 100 Rapid and Blitz

There was very little action in either the rapid or blitz ratings this month, so we'll skip it.


Top 100 Juniors

Alireza Firouzja reclaimed the #2 spot among the Juniors from Jeffrey Xiong after a very active month of April for the Iranian. He picked up 13 more Elo points despite losing to a 1900-player after forfeiting a game at the Grenke Open.

Gukesh is the only Junior on the current list who was born in 2006. He was among several Juniors who managed to fit in 27 rated games in April, but he also found time to spend a few days at the ChessBase offices. 

Mueller with Indian juniors

Gukesh was among a trio of Indian Junior who received training from GM Karsten Mueller in Hamburg at ChessBase

Rank Name Title Country Rating Games B-Year
 1  Wei, Yi  g  CHN  2736  4  1999
 2  Firouzja, Alireza  g  IRI  2682  26  2003
 3  Xiong, Jeffery  g  USA  2679  14  2000
 4  Maghsoodloo, Parham  g  IRI  2671  9  2000
 5  Sevian, Samuel  g  USA  2666  11  2000
 6  Gledura, Benjamin  g  HUN  2645  3  1999
 7  Sarana, Alexey  g  RUS  2636  9  2000
 8  Martirosyan, Haik M.  g  ARM  2635  0  2000
 9  Deac, Bogdan-Daniel  g  ROU  2623  0  2001
 10  Esipenko, Andrey  g  RUS  2620  9  2002
 11  Tari, Aryan  g  NOR  2618  9  1999
 12  Tabatabaei, M.amin  g  IRI  2610  18  2001
 13  Bai, Jinshi  g  CHN  2605  4  1999
 14  Van Foreest, Jorden  g  NED  2601  18  1999
 15  Yakubboev, Nodirbek  m  UZB  2600  18  2002
 16  Liang, Awonder  g  USA  2600  11  2003
 17  Aravindh, Chithambaram VR.  g  IND  2598  9  1999
 18  Nihal Sarin  g  IND  2598  9  2004
 19  Abdusattorov, Nodirbek  g  UZB  2597  18  2004
 20  Karthikeyan, Murali  g  IND  2596  0  1999
 21  Martinez Alcantara, Jose Eduardo  g  PER  2583  9  1999
 22  Xu, Xiangyu  g  CHN  2583  3  1999
 23  Smirnov, Anton  g  AUS  2567  9  2001
 24  Albornoz Cabrera, Carlos Daniel  g  CUB  2566  9  2000
 25  Burke, John M  g  USA  2563  13  2001
 26  Kollars, Dmitrij  g  GER  2561  11  1999
 27  Hakobyan, Aram  g  ARM  2559  18  2001
 28  Rambaldi, Francesco  g  ITA  2558  0  1999
 29  Aryan Chopra  g  IND  2553  9  2001
 30  Moroni, Luca Jr  g  ITA  2553  0  2000
 31  Santos Ruiz, Miguel  g  ESP  2549  9  1999
 32  Nguyen, Thai Dai Van  g  CZE  2548  3  2001
 33  Puranik, Abhimanyu  g  IND  2548  0  2000
 34  Li, Ruifeng  g  USA  2546  0  2001
 35  Theodorou, Nikolas  m  GRE  2543  0  2000
 36  Lomasov, Semyon  m  RUS  2541  0  2002
 37  Shevchenko, Kirill  g  UKR  2539  0  2002
 38  Praggnanandhaa R  g  IND  2536  9  2005
 39  Li, Di  m  CHN  2536  2  1999
 40  Gukesh D  g  IND  2533  27  2006
 41  Sorokin, Aleksey  f  RUS  2531  0  2000
 42  Gholami, Aryan  m  IRI  2530  20  2001
 43  Yeoh, Li Tian  m  MAS  2528  9  1999
 44  Van Foreest, Lucas  g  NED  2528  1  2001
 45  Erigaisi Arjun  g  IND  2526  0  2003
 46  Iniyan, P  m  IND  2525  17  2002
 47  Afanasiev, Nikita  f  RUS  2524  9  2000
 48  Khanin, Semen  m  RUS  2524  0  1999
 49  Thybo, Jesper Sondergaard  m  DEN  2523  9  1999
 50  Chandra, Akshat  g  USA  2522  0  1999
 51  Dragnev, Valentin  g  AUT  2521  12  1999
 52  Keymer, Vincent  m  GER  2521  2  2004
 53  Gazik, Viktor  m  SVK  2520  3  2001
 54  Vokhidov, Shamsiddin  m  UZB  2518  27  2002
 55  Ivic, Velimir  m  SRB  2518  9  2002
 56  Visakh N R  g  IND  2518  9  1999
 57  Quesada Perez, Luis Ernesto  g  CUB  2518  0  1999
 58  Kantor, Gergely  m  HUN  2516  12  1999
 59  Shtembuliak, Evgeny  g  UKR  2516  0  1999
 60  Lobanov, Sergei  m  RUS  2513  11  2001
 61  Engel, Luis  m  GER  2512  11  2002
 62  Sargsyan, Shant  m  ARM  2512  0  2002
 63  Kuybokarov, Temur  g  AUS  2511  16  2000
 64  Kelires, Andreas  g  GRE  2508  0  1999
 65  Nguyen, Anh Khoi  m  VIE  2507  18  2002
 66  Checa, Nicolas  g  USA  2506  0  2001
 67  Triapishko, Alexandr  m  RUS  2506  0  2000
 68  Preotu, Razvan  g  CAN  2505  2  1999
 69  Xu, Zhihang  m  CHN  2504  18  2001
 70  Jacobson, Brandon  m  USA  2503  5  2003
 71  Sindarov, Javokhir  g  UZB  2502  27  2005
 72  Liu, Yan  g  CHN  2502  0  2000
 73  Tang, Andrew  g  USA  2500  14  1999
 74  Fakhrutdinov, Timur  f  RUS  2499  0  2001
 75  Cori Quispe, Kevin Joel  g  PER  2497  9  1999
 76  Zajic, Milan  g  SRB  2495  9  1999
 77  Matviishen, Viktor  m  UKR  2495  0  2002
 78  Bjerre, Jonas Buhl  m  DEN  2494  12  2004
 79  Karthik Venkataraman  g  IND  2492  27  1999
 80  Lorparizangeneh, Shahin  g  IRI  2487  9  1999
 81  Harsha Bharathakoti  g  IND  2486  18  2000
 82  Drygalov, Sergey  m  RUS  2485  0  1999
 83  Arjun Kalyan  m  IND  2484  27  2002
 84  Dai, Changren  m  CHN  2483  11  1999
 85  Gumularz, Szymon  m  POL  2483  0  2001
 86  Makhnev, Denis  m  KAZ  2483  0  2000
 87  Radovanovic, Mihajlo  m  SRB  2483  0  2001
 88  Sadhwani, Raunak  m  IND  2482  18  2005
 89  Pultinevicius, Paulius  m  LTU  2481  3  2001
 90  Drygalov, Andrey  m  RUS  2481  0  1999
 91  Fernandez De La Vara, Arnaldo  m  CUB  2478  0  1999
 92  Vrolijk, Liam  m  NED  2477  13  2002
 93  Warmerdam, Max  m  NED  2476  12  2000
 94  Fawzy, Adham  m  EGY  2476  11  2000
 95  Sonis, Francesco  m  ITA  2475  9  2002
 96  Blohberger, Felix  m  AUT  2475  5  2002
 97  Gavrilescu, David  f  ROU  2475  0  2003
 98  Patel, Advait  m  USA  2474  10  2002
 99  Wang, Yanbin    CHN  2474  0  2002
 100  Kevlishvili, Robby  m  NED  2473  18  2001
 101  Nayhebaver, Martin  m  SVK  2473  7  1999

Top 100 Girls

Alicja Sliwicka from Poland was recently in the news and she had a strong April, moving up twenty places on the Girls list to #37.

Rochelle Wu from the USA is the only player in the top 100 who was born in 2006.

Rank Name Title Country Rating Games B-Year
 1  Abdumalik, Zhansaya  m  KAZ  2464  9  2000
 2  Shuvalova, Polina  wm  RUS  2439  11  2001
 3  Zhu, Jiner  wm  CHN  2439  4  2002
 4  Tsolakidou, Stavroula  m  GRE  2438  11  2000
 5  Mammadzada, Gunay  m  AZE  2436  11  2000
 6  Salimova, Nurgyul  f  BUL  2416  11  2003
 7  Divya Deshmukh  wm  IND  2414  18  2005
 8  Tokhirjonova, Gulrukhbegim  wg  UZB  2414  18  1999
 9  Nomin-Erdene, Davaademberel  m  MGL  2399  21  2000
 10  Badelka, Olga  wm  BLR  2383  11  2002
 11  Assaubayeva, Bibisara  f  KAZ  2381  18  2004
 12  Balajayeva, Khanim  wm  AZE  2373  11  2001
 13  Munkhzul, Turmunkh  wf  MGL  2371  9  2002
 14  Yu, Jennifer  f  USA  2369  11  2002
 15  Narva, Mai  wm  EST  2358  11  1999
 16  Marjanovic, Annamaria  wg  HUN  2343  7  2001
 17  Garcia Martin, Marta  f  ESP  2335  19  2000
 18  Wang, Annie  f  USA  2334  11  2002
 19  Mammadova, Narmin  wm  AZE  2332  10  1999
 20  Solozhenkina, Elizaveta  wm  RUS  2329  11  2003
 21  Vaishali R  wg  IND  2323  9  2001
 22  Song, Yuxin  wm  CHN  2315  4  2005
 23  Obolentseva, Alexandra  wg  RUS  2303  18  2001
 24  Dimitrova, Aleksandra  wm  RUS  2303  0  2000
 25  Priyanka Nutakki  wm  IND  2302  17  2002
 26  Shafigullina, Zarina  wf  RUS  2299  18  2001
 27  Gajcin, Marina  wm  SRB  2299  11  2001
 28  Maltsevskaya, Aleksandra  wg  RUS  2299  11  2002
 29  Borisova, Ekaterina    RUS  2292  8  2000
 30  Sargsyan, Anna M.  wf  ARM  2290  11  2001
 31  Beydullayeva, Govhar  wf  AZE  2285  11  2003
 32  Goltseva, Ekaterina  f  RUS  2284  9  2002
 33  Avramidou, Anastasia  f  GRE  2281  0  2000
 34  Dordzhieva, Dinara  wm  RUS  2280  0  1999
 35  Yip, Carissa  f  USA  2276  11  2003
 36  Caglar, Sila  wf  TUR  2272  11  2004
 37  Sliwicka, Alicja  wm  POL  2271  9  2001
 38  Aakanksha Hagawane  wm  IND  2271  0  2000
 39  Injac, Teodora  wm  SRB  2270  11  2000
 40  Muetsch, Annmarie  wm  GER  2266  19  2002
 41  Unuk, Laura  wg  SLO  2265  0  1999
 42  Li, Yunshan  wf  CHN  2259  10  2002
 43  Krasteva, Beloslava  wc  BUL  2259  5  2004
 44  Antova, Gabriela  f  BUL  2256  6  2002
 45  Ning, Kaiyu  wf  CHN  2256  4  2004
 46  Potapova, Margarita  wf  RUS  2253  9  2000
 47  Garifullina, Leya  wc  RUS  2251  11  2004
 48  Gueci, Tea  wf  ITA  2251  0  1999
 49  Sieber, Fiona  wm  GER  2250  13  2000
 50  Gorti, Akshita  f  USA  2249  11  2002
 51  Protopopova, Anastasiya  wf  RUS  2249  11  2000
 52  Tejaswini, Sagar  wm  IND  2246  0  2000
 53  Antolak, Julia  wf  POL  2245  0  2000
 54  Eswaran, Ashritha  wm  USA  2243  11  2000
 55  Afonasieva, Anna  wf  RUS  2243  9  2001
 56  Kiolbasa, Oliwia  wm  POL  2239  0  2000
 57  Hojjatova, Aydan  wg  AZE  2238  0  1999
 58  Khokhlova, Daria    RUS  2237  0  1999
 59  Schneider, Jana  f  GER  2235  1  2002
 60  Zhang, Xiao    CHN  2234  9  2003
 61  Alinasab, Mobina  wm  IRI  2233  9  2000
 62  Cervantes Landeiro, Thalia  wm  USA  2231  9  2002
 63  Kochukova, Anna  wf  RUS  2228  0  2001
 64  Vantika Agrawal  wm  IND  2223  26  2002
 65  Polterauer, Chiara  wf  AUT  2223  2  2000
 66  Altantuya, Boldbaatar  wf  MGL  2220  9  2005
 67  Limanovska, Elizabete  wf  LAT  2218  0  2000
 68  Di Benedetto, Desiree  f  ITA  2217  9  2000
 69  Obregon Garcia, Roxangel  wf  CUB  2217  0  2003
 70  Radeva, Viktoria  wf  BUL  2214  16  2001
 71  Nazarova, Anastasia  wf  FIN  2214  0  2001
 72  Zhou, Qiyu  f  CAN  2213  9  2000
 73  Kalaiyalahan, Akshaya  f  ENG  2212  0  2001
 74  Diakonova, Ekaterina    RUS  2211  9  1999
 75  Lysenko, Margarita  wf  RUS  2211  0  1999
 76  Krasnokutskaya, Sofiya    UKR  2206  0  2001
 77  Kanakova, Natalie  wm  CZE  2205  6  1999
 78  Yurasova, Daria    RUS  2204  0  2003
 79  Lehaci, Miruna-Daria  wf  ROU  2201  9  2004
 80  Fisabilillah, Ummi  wf  INA  2201  0  2000
 81  Ciolacu, Alessia-Mihaela  wf  ROU  2199  9  2004
 82  Feng, Maggie  f  USA  2198  11  2000
 83  Martynkova, Olena  wm  UKR  2197  0  2000
 84  Arpita, Mukherjee  wm  IND  2196  9  2001
 85  Chitlange Sakshi  wm  IND  2196  0  2000
 86  Sapale Saloni  wm  IND  2192  0  1999
 87  Georgescu, Lena  wf  SUI  2191  10  1999
 88  Hrescak, Ivana  wf  SLO  2190  0  2000
 89  Zhang, Lanlin    CHN  2181  10  1999
 90  Erdenieva, Oyuna    RUS  2181  0  2001
 91  Chu, Ruotong  wm  CHN  2180  0  2001
 92  Broly, Mathilde    FRA  2177  0  2000
 93  Redondo Benavente, Ana  wf  ESP  2176  0  2001
 94  Wu, Rochelle  wm  USA  2174  10  2006
 95  Pychova, Nela  wf  CZE  2174  3  1999
 96  Samadashvili, Martha  wf  USA  2165  6  2004
 97  Schulze, Lara  wf  GER  2160  16  2002
 98  Bach, Ngoc Thuy Duong  wf  VIE  2155  9  2003
 99  Getman, Tatyana  wf  RUS  2153  0  2003
 100  Korchagina, Alena  wf  RUS  2151  9  2000

Source: FIDE


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macauley macauley 5/4/2019 01:10
@Raúl Manrique - Thanks. You're right, and I added a paragraph regarding this. The table comes from FIDE's "Top Chart" which doesn't show players who were not on the Top 100 list in the prior month.
Raúl Manrique Raúl Manrique 5/3/2019 11:40
Falta incluir a Leinier Dominguez en la lista de los que ganaron más puntos.
Grandmaster Grandmaster 5/3/2019 06:29
Gawain Jones becomes England No. 1 for the first in his career
He also crosses the 2700 mark for the first time ever on the FIDE official rating list
He is now the only English player in the 2700+
Also ensures England will not be missing in the list for the first time in 2 decades after Michael Adams' continuous rise (except btw July 2009 and May 2010)
2702 2019 May ENG Gawain Jones
2701 2019 Apr IND Baskaran Adhiban
2703 2019 Mar CRO Ivan Saric
2703 2019 Feb BLR Vladislav Kovalev
2701 2018 May USA Samuel Shankland
2701 2018 Apr RUS Vladislav Artemiev
2701 2018 Mar RUS Daniil Dubov
2709 2017 Dec AZE Rauf Mamedov
2700 2017 Nov EGY Bassem Amin
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