January 2018 FIDE Ratings: Green and evergreen

1/3/2018 – It was a great month to end the year, with exciting chess throughout. Fabiano Caruana retook the no.2 spot after his win at London, but the biggest news was really Vishy Anand's evergreen result, taking the World Rapid title at age 48, facing a player less than half his age, albeit a bit green in tournament strategy, 22-year-old Vladimir Fedoseev. Let's not forget Magnus Carlsen who took the World Blitz title, and many more results. | Photo: Anastasia Karlovich

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FIDE January 2018 – Top 100 Players

Fabiano Caruana was the name of the month of December in classical time controls, winning the London Chess Classic, as well as regaining the number two spot.

Rk
Name
Ti.
Fed
Rtg
Gms
B-Year
1 Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2834 9 1990
2 Caruana, Fabiano g USA 2811 9 1992
3 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar g AZE 2804 4 1985
4 Aronian, Levon g ARM 2797 9 1982
5 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime g FRA 2793 9 1990
6 So, Wesley g USA 2792 9 1993
7 Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2787 0 1975
8 Nakamura, Hikaru g USA 2781 9 1987
9 Ding, Liren g CHN 2769 4 1992
10 Svidler, Peter g RUS 2768 11 1976
11 Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2767 9 1969
12 Grischuk, Alexander g RUS 2767 4 1983
13 Yu, Yangyi g CHN 2760 4 1994
14 Karjakin, Sergey g RUS 2753 9 1990
15 Giri, Anish g NED 2752 0 1994
16 Nepomniachtchi, Ian g RUS 2751 9 1990
17 Navara, David g CZE 2749 4 1985
18 Topalov, Veselin g FID 2749 0 1975
19 Radjabov, Teimour g AZE 2748 0 1987
20 Harikrishna, P. g IND 2745 2 1986
21 Jakovenko, Dmitry g RUS 2744 8 1983
22 Wei, Yi g CHN 2743 4 1999
23 Le, Quang Liem g VIE 2737 0 1991
24 Wojtaszek, Radoslaw g POL 2735 2 1987
25 Vitiugov, Nikita g RUS 2732 11 1987
26 Li, Chao b g CHN 2732 3 1989
27 Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 2726 0 1969
28 Bu, Xiangzhi g CHN 2725 4 1985
29 Fedoseev, Vladimir g RUS 2724 11 1995
30 Duda, Jan-Krzysztof g POL 2724 2 1998
31 Bacrot, Etienne g FRA 2722 2 1983
32 Matlakov, Maxim g RUS 2718 11 1991
33 Vallejo Pons, Francisco g ESP 2718 6 1982
34 Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi g IND 2718 1 1994
35 Tomashevsky, Evgeny g RUS 2714 11 1987
36 Andreikin, Dmitry g RUS 2712 4 1990
37 Wang, Hao g CHN 2711 4 1989
38 Eljanov, Pavel g UKR 2710 2 1983
39 Adams, Michael g ENG 2709 9 1971
40 Mamedov, Rauf g AZE 2709 0 1988
41 Naiditsch, Arkadij g AZE 2701 2 1985
42 Rapport, Richard g HUN 2700 6 1996
43 Cheparinov, Ivan g FID 2699 4 1986
44 Artemiev, Vladislav g RUS 2697 4 1998
45 Gelfand, Boris g ISR 2697 4 1968
46 Dubov, Daniil g RUS 2694 11 1996
47 Kryvoruchko, Yuriy g UKR 2694 2 1986
48 Ponomariov, Ruslan g UKR 2694 0 1983
49 Amin, Bassem g EGY 2693 3 1988
50 Rodshtein, Maxim g ISR 2693 3 1989
51 Malakhov, Vladimir g RUS 2692 11 1980
52 Leko, Peter g HUN 2692 2 1979
53 Kuzubov, Yuriy g UKR 2691 5 1990
54 Najer, Evgeniy g RUS 2691 2 1977
55 Wang, Yue g CHN 2690 4 1987
56 Jobava, Baadur g GEO 2690 0 1983
57 Almasi, Zoltan g HUN 2689 3 1976
58 Sadler, Matthew D g ENG 2686 4 1974
59 Inarkiev, Ernesto g RUS 2684 11 1985
60 Kasimdzhanov, Rustam g UZB 2683 0 1979
61 Howell, David W L g ENG 2682 8 1990
62 Short, Nigel D g ENG 2681 4 1965
63 Onischuk, Alexander g USA 2681 0 1975
64 Hou, Yifan g CHN 2680 0 1994
65 Sasikiran, Krishnan g IND 2680 0 1981
66 Kravtsiv, Martyn g UKR 2679 9 1990
67 Sargissian, Gabriel g ARM 2677 9 1983
68 Kamsky, Gata g USA 2677 0 1974
69 Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter g GER 2675 2 1976
70 Bruzon Batista, Lazaro g CUB 2673 18 1982
71 Motylev, Alexander g RUS 2673 18 1979
72 Sutovsky, Emil g ISR 2673 0 1977
73 Demchenko, Anton g RUS 2671 9 1987
74 Krasenkow, Michal g POL 2671 0 1963
75 Ni, Hua g CHN 2670 4 1983
76 Shankland, Samuel g USA 2668 9 1991
77 Akopian, Vladimir g ARM 2667 0 1971
78 Anton Guijarro, David g ESP 2666 0 1995
79 Morozevich, Alexander g RUS 2665 0 1977
80 Saric, Ivan g CRO 2664 2 1990
81 Rublevsky, Sergei g RUS 2663 4 1974
82 Berkes, Ferenc g HUN 2662 11 1985
83 Lenic, Luka g SLO 2662 11 1988
84 Riazantsev, Alexander g RUS 2662 11 1985
85 Fressinet, Laurent g FRA 2662 0 1981
86 Moiseenko, Alexander g UKR 2660 4 1980
87 Cori, Jorge g PER 2660 0 1995
88 Ragger, Markus g AUT 2659 4 1988
89 Ipatov, Alexander g TUR 2659 0 1993
90 Nabaty, Tamir g ISR 2658 9 1991
91 Granda Zuniga, Julio E g PER 2657 0 1967
92 Van Wely, Loek g NED 2656 3 1972
93 Piorun, Kacper g POL 2656 2 1991
94 Negi, Parimarjan g IND 2656 0 1993
95 Rakhmanov, Aleksandr g RUS 2655 3 1989
96 Adhiban, B. g IND 2655 0 1992
97 Melkumyan, Hrant g ARM 2654 18 1989
98 Laznicka, Viktor g CZE 2654 4 1988
99 Grachev, Boris g RUS 2653 2 1986
100 Dreev, Aleksey g RUS 2653 0 1969

Malcolm Pein Fabiano Caruana

Malcolm Pein congratulates Fabiano Caruana in London | Photo: Lennart Ootes

Top climbers and descenders 

Ian Nepomniachtchi really had a remarkable month. And a frustrating one to a degree. In the London Chess Classic he had one of the results of his career, when he not only beat Magnus Carlsen in their game, but tied for first. This earned him 22 Elo, making him also the biggest ratings earner in the month. So why would this be frustrating? Because he actually scored two huge ties for first, in both the London Classic, and later in the month in a 3-way tie in the World Rapid. Both times he missed out on clinching gold. Nevertheless, a shout out to him for his great results.

Rk
Old
Name
Fed
Ti.
Rating
Old
Gms
2 4 Caruana, Fabiano USA GM 2811 +12 2799 9
11 8 Anand, Viswanathan IND GM 2767 -15 2782 9
16 27 Nepomniachtchi, Ian RUS GM 2751 +22 2729 9
21 25 Jakovenko, Dmitry RUS GM 2744 +14 2730 8
25 30 Vitiugov, Nikita RUS GM 2732 +10 2722 11
32 23 Matlakov, Maxim RUS GM 2718 -17 2735 11
33 42 Vallejo Pons, Francisco ESP GM 2718 +11 2707 6
43 38 Cheparinov, Ivan FID GM 2699 -11 2710 4
46 58 Dubov, Daniil RUS GM 2694 +11 2683 11
73 85 Demchenko, Anton RUS GM 2671 +11 2660 9
81 60 Rublevsky, Sergei RUS GM 2663 -20 2683 4

Ian Nepomniachtchi

Ian Nepomniachtchi in London | Photo: Lennart Ootes

FIDE Top 100 Women

There wasn't a lot of action for the women in classical chess in December. World number one Hou Yifan was inactive at the chess board, but recently was featured by CNN and decided to matriculate to Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar next Autumn.

Rk
Name
Ti.
Fed
Rtg
Gms
B-Year
1 Hou, Yifan g CHN 2680 0 1994
2 Ju, Wenjun g CHN 2572 4 1991
3 Muzychuk, Anna g UKR 2571 4 1990
4 Kosteniuk, Alexandra g RUS 2561 1 1984
5 Lagno, Kateryna g RUS 2556 4 1989
6 Cmilyte, Viktorija g LTU 2542 0 1983
7 Muzychuk, Mariya g UKR 2540 4 1992
8 Lei, Tingjie g CHN 2531 4 1997
9 Tan, Zhongyi g CHN 2523 4 1991
10 Dzagnidze, Nana g GEO 2522 0 1987
11 Batsiashvili, Nino m GEO 2504 4 1987
12 Gunina, Valentina g RUS 2502 13 1989
13 Harika, Dronavalli g IND 2497 4 1991
14 Goryachkina, Aleksandra wg RUS 2493 11 1998
15 Sebag, Marie g FRA 2492 0 1986
16 Girya, Olga wg RUS 2489 12 1991
17 Stefanova, Antoaneta g FID 2489 4 1979
18 Khotenashvili, Bela g GEO 2486 6 1988
19 Socko, Monika g POL 2478 19 1978
20 Pogonina, Natalija wg RUS 2478 11 1985
21 Zhao, Xue g CHN 2478 3 1985
22 Saduakassova, Dinara m KAZ 2470 9 1996
23 Shen, Yang m CHN 2468 4 1989
24 Paehtz, Elisabeth m GER 2464 1 1985
25 Javakhishvili, Lela m GEO 2463 12 1984
26 Kashlinskaya, Alina m RUS 2459 11 1993
27 Atalik, Ekaterina m TUR 2449 10 1982
28 Cramling, Pia g SWE 2449 1 1963
29 Abdumalik, Zhansaya m KAZ 2449 0 2000
30 Zatonskih, Anna m USA 2447 4 1978
31 Hunt, Harriet V m ENG 2441 0 1978
32 Ni, Shiqun wg CHN 2441 0 1997
33 Huang, Qian wg CHN 2440 3 1986
34 Cornette, Deimante m LTU 2439 3 1989
35 Zawadzka, Jolanta wg POL 2438 9 1987
36 Zhukova, Natalia g UKR 2438 9 1979
37 Hoang, Thanh Trang g HUN 2436 2 1980
38 Bodnaruk, Anastasia m RUS 2434 11 1992
39 Vega Gutierrez, Sabrina m ESP 2427 0 1987
40 Vo, Thi Kim Phung wg VIE 2425 9 1993
41 Ushenina, Anna g UKR 2423 4 1985
42 Zhu, Chen g QAT 2423 0 1976
43 Galliamova, Alisa m RUS 2422 11 1972
44 Turova, Irina m RUS 2422 0 1979
45 Nechaeva, Marina m RUS 2421 11 1986
46 Zimina, Olga m ITA 2420 7 1982
47 Krush, Irina g USA 2420 5 1983
48 Ding, Yixin wg CHN 2419 4 1991
49 Szczepkowska, Karina m POL 2417 18 1987
50 Bulmaga, Irina m ROU 2417 11 1993
51 Shvayger, Yuliya m ISR 2417 11 1994
52 Ordaz Valdes, Lisandra Teresa wg CUB 2414 0 1988
53 Khademalsharieh, Sarasadat m IRI 2413 10 1997
54 Danielian, Elina g ARM 2413 0 1978
55 Tsolakidou, Stavroula wg GRE 2412 0 2000
56 Munguntuul, Batkhuyag m MGL 2410 17 1987
57 Gaponenko, Inna m UKR 2410 9 1976
58 Hoang, Thi Bao Tram wg VIE 2410 0 1987
59 Skripchenko, Almira m FRA 2407 5 1976
60 Melia, Salome m GEO 2404 0 1987
61 Tania, Sachdev m IND 2402 9 1986
62 Kovalevskaya, Ekaterina m RUS 2401 16 1974
63 Houska, Jovanka m ENG 2400 12 1980
64 Hoolt, Sarah wg GER 2400 11 1988
65 Khurtsidze, Nino m GEO 2400 0 1975
66 Badelka, Olga wm BLR 2399 9 2002
67 Batchimeg, Tuvshintugs m MGL 2398 0 1986
68 Peptan, Corina-Isabela m ROU 2393 0 1978
69 Voit, Daria f RUS 2390 0 1994
70 Milliet, Sophie m FRA 2389 8 1983
71 Cori T., Deysi wg PER 2389 0 1993
72 Rajlich, Iweta m POL 2389 0 1981
73 Shuvalova, Polina wm RUS 2388 11 2001
74 Sukandar, Irine Kharisma m INA 2387 9 1992
75 Schleining, Zoya m GER 2387 3 1961
76 Matnadze, Ana m ESP 2387 1 1983
77 Karavade, Eesha m IND 2386 9 1987
78 Bojkovic, Natasa m SRB 2384 0 1971
79 Fataliyeva, Ulviyya wg AZE 2384 0 1996
80 Gritsayeva, Oksana wf RUS 2383 11 1980
81 Guo, Qi m CHN 2381 4 1995
82 Assaubayeva, Bibisara f RUS 2381 0 2004
83 Aulia, Medina Warda wg INA 2380 0 1997
84 Guramishvili, Sopiko m GEO 2379 1 1991
85 Mkrtchian, Lilit m ARM 2378 11 1982
86 Osmak, Iulija m UKR 2375 9 1998
87 Kovanova, Baira wg RUS 2373 6 1987
88 Majdan, Joanna wg POL 2372 11 1988
89 Michna, Marta wg GER 2372 3 1978
90 Fierro Baquero, Martha L. m ECU 2369 0 1977
91 Brunello, Marina f ITA 2367 7 1994
92 Ovod, Evgenija m RUS 2366 11 1982
93 Lujan, Carolina m ARG 2365 0 1985
94 Kulon, Klaudia wg POL 2364 11 1992
95 Lazarne Vajda, Szidonia m HUN 2362 2 1979
96 Vasilevich, Tatjana m UKR 2360 0 1977
97 Ambartsumova, Karina wg RUS 2359 0 1989
98 Lubbe, Melanie wg GER 2358 2 1990
99 Rogule, Laura wg LAT 2358 0 1988
100 Buksa, Nataliya wg UKR 2357 9 1996
101 Ziaziulkina, Nastassia m BLR 2357 9 1995
102 Klek, Hanna Marie wg GER 2357 5 1995
103 Medvegy, Nora Dr. m HUN 2357 2 1977
104 Mammadova, Gulnar m AZE 2357 0 1991

FIDE Top 100 Juniors

There were a few notable gains in the month, such as Iran's Alireza Firouzja, who moved to 2549 at just 14 years of age, and Indian Aravindh Chithambaram, who cracked 2600, but what stands out are some of the overall statistics. As of January 1st, the two countries with the most players in the Top 100 Juniors are the USA and India with 12 players, followed by Russia with 11. However, can you guess who is fourth in the list? China? Hungary? Ukraine? Nope. It is Iran with seven players!

Rk
Name
Ti.
Fed
Rtg
Gms
B-Year
1 Wei, Yi g CHN 2743 4 1999
2 Duda, Jan-Krzysztof g POL 2724 2 1998
3 Artemiev, Vladislav g RUS 2697 4 1998
4 Xiong, Jeffery g USA 2634 0 2000
5 Van Foreest, Jorden g NED 2629 3 1999
6 Sevian, Samuel g USA 2614 0 2000
7 Gledura, Benjamin g HUN 2612 13 1999
8 Aravindh,Chithambaram VR. g IND 2607 9 1999
9 Paravyan, David g RUS 2603 13 1998
10 Tari, Aryan g NOR 2599 3 1999
11 Donchenko, Alexander g GER 2580 9 1998
12 Karthikeyan, Murali g IND 2580 0 1999
13 Tabatabaei, M.amin m IRI 2577 22 2001
14 Li, Ruifeng g USA 2576 5 2001
15 Vavulin, Maksim m RUS 2575 0 1998
16 Narayanan.S.L g IND 2573 0 1998
17 Liang, Awonder g USA 2572 18 2003
18 Maghsoodloo, Parham g IRI 2572 4 2000
19 Bai, Jinshi g CHN 2571 12 1999
20 Esipenko, Andrey f RUS 2571 4 2002
21 Petrosyan, Manuel g ARM 2570 0 1998
22 Martirosyan, Haik M. g ARM 2567 0 2000
23 Rambaldi, Francesco g ITA 2563 0 1999
24 Sarana, Alexey g RUS 2562 0 2000
25 Schroeder, Jan-Christian g GER 2556 2 1998
26 Ghosh, Diptayan g IND 2556 0 1998
27 Pichot, Alan g ARG 2552 0 1998
28 Sanal, Vahap g TUR 2551 0 1998
29 Firouzja, Alireza m IRI 2549 23 2003
30 Deac, Bogdan-Daniel g ROU 2549 0 2001
31 Vorontsov, Pavlo g UKR 2548 9 1998
32 Moroni, Luca Jr g ITA 2547 10 2000
33 Xu, Xiangyu g CHN 2545 11 1999
34 Shevchenko, Kirill g UKR 2538 11 2002
35 Ali Marandi, Cemil Can g TUR 2538 0 1998
36 Vetoshko, Volodymyr g UKR 2534 2 1998
37 Triapishko, Alexandr m RUS 2531 2 2000
38 Lomasov, Semen m RUS 2530 11 2002
39 Smirnov, Anton g AUS 2527 9 2001
40 Nihal Sarin m IND 2524 16 2004
41 Kelires, Andreas g GRE 2523 8 1999
42 Puranik, Abhimanyu g IND 2520 0 2000
43 Kantor, Gergely m HUN 2518 2 1999
44 Abdusattorov, Nodirbek m UZB 2516 0 2004
45 Praggnanandhaa R m IND 2515 18 2005
46 Burke, John M m USA 2514 0 2001
47 Tang, Andrew m USA 2513 0 1999
48 Theodorou, Nikolas m GRE 2513 0 2000
49 Steinberg, Nitzan g ISR 2512 0 1998
50 Sorokin, Aleksey f RUS 2511 0 2000
51 Nguyen, Thai Dai Van m CZE 2510 9 2001
52 Santos Ruiz, Miguel m ESP 2510 9 1999
53 Chandra, Akshat g USA 2510 0 1999
54 Aryan Chopra g IND 2509 8 2001
55 Zajic, Milan g SRB 2507 0 1999
56 Albornoz Cabrera, Carlos Daniel m CUB 2505 21 2000
57 Kollars, Dmitrij g GER 2505 9 1999
58 Martinez Alcantara, Jose Eduardo f PER 2502 10 1999
59 Shtembuliak, Evgeny m UKR 2501 9 1999
60 Repka, Christopher m SVK 2498 9 1998
61 Bellahcene, Bilel m FRA 2494 14 1998
62 Goryachkina, Aleksandra wg RUS 2493 11 1998
63 Christiansen, Johan-Sebastian m NOR 2492 3 1998
64 Yeoh, Li Tian m MAS 2491 28 1999
65 Gholami, Aryan m IRI 2489 23 2001
66 Preotu, Razvan g CAN 2488 0 1999
67 Plenca, Jadranko m CRO 2486 18 1999
68 Checa, Nicolas m USA 2486 9 2001
69 Suarez Gomez, Julio m ESP 2486 0 1998
70 Lorparizangeneh, Shahin g IRI 2484 14 1999
71 Golubov, Saveliy m RUS 2484 4 2000
72 Troff, Kayden g USA 2483 0 1998
73 Xu, Yi m CHN 2482 0 1998
74 Zanan, Evgeny m ISR 2482 0 1998
75 Gazik, Viktor m SVK 2481 9 2001
76 Van Foreest, Lucas m NED 2481 3 2001
77 Thybo, Jesper Sondergaard m DEN 2481 2 1999
78 Hakobyan, Aram m ARM 2479 17 2001
79 Korpa, Bence g HUN 2479 2 1998
80 Patel, Advait m USA 2478 0 2002
81 Sadikhov, Ulvi m AZE 2477 0 1998
82 Karthik Venkataraman f IND 2476 19 1999
83 Mousavi, Seyed Khalil m IRI 2476 16 1998
84 Liu, Yan m CHN 2476 9 2000
85 Kuybokarov, Temur m UZB 2472 9 2000
86 Asadli, Vugar m AZE 2470 0 2001
87 Vignesh N R m IND 2470 0 1998
88 Livaic, Leon m CRO 2468 9 2000
89 Jarmula, Lukasz m POL 2468 2 1998
90 Harmon-Vellotti, Luke m USA 2468 0 1998
91 Barseghyan, Harutyun   FRA 2467 3 1998
92 Iniyan, P m IND 2466 8 2002
93 Dragnev, Valentin m AUT 2466 4 1999
94 Yakubboev, Nodirbek m UZB 2462 8 2002
95 Kaczur, Florian m HUN 2462 3 1998
96 Sargsyan, Shant m ARM 2461 18 2002
97 Khanin, Semen m RUS 2458 0 1999
98 Visakh N R m IND 2457 0 1999
99 Li, Di m CHN 2455 11 1999
100 Vogel, Roven m GER 2455 2 2000

FIDE Top 100 Girls

WHen it comes to the Top 100 Girls, it is not even close, and the Russians take up 23 spots. This is followed at a great distance by China with eight, and the USA and India with seven.

Rk
Name
Ti.
Fed
Rtg
Gms
B-Year
1 Goryachkina, Aleksandra wg RUS 2493 11 1998
2 Abdumalik, Zhansaya m KAZ 2449 0 2000
3 Tsolakidou, Stavroula wg GRE 2412 0 2000
4 Badelka, Olga wm BLR 2399 9 2002
5 Shuvalova, Polina wm RUS 2388 11 2001
6 Assaubayeva, Bibisara f RUS 2381 0 2004
7 Osmak, Iulija m UKR 2375 9 1998
8 Nomin-Erdene, Davaademberel m MGL 2356 2 2000
9 Yu, Jennifer f USA 2355 0 2002
10 Marjanovic, Annamaria wf HUN 2348 19 2001
11 Unuk, Laura wm SLO 2347 13 1999
12 Vaishali R wm IND 2342 13 2001
13 Sliwicka, Alicja wf POL 2337 0 2001
14 Hojjatova, Aydan wf AZE 2336 0 1999
15 Aakanksha Hagawane wm IND 2333 0 2000
16 Mammadzada, Gunay wg AZE 2333 0 2000
17 Wang, Annie f USA 2330 0 2002
18 Yao, Lan wm CHN 2330 0 2000
19 Tokhirjonova, Gulrukhbegim wg UZB 2329 0 1999
20 Garcia Martin, Marta f ESP 2323 15 2000
21 Balajayeva, Khanim wf AZE 2319 0 2001
22 Obolentseva, Alexandra wm RUS 2315 6 2001
23 Zhu, Jiner   CHN 2313 4 2002
24 Salimova, Nurgyul f FID 2312 9 2003
25 Sapale Saloni wc IND 2308 0 1999
26 Derakhshani, Dorsa m USA 2306 0 1998
27 Gajcin, Marina wm SRB 2306 0 2001
28 Khomeriki, Nino wm GEO 2303 6 1998
29 Injac, Teodora wm SRB 2302 0 2000
30 Vantika Agrawal wm IND 2296 4 2002
31 Dordzhieva, Dinara wm RUS 2294 0 1999
32 Yip, Carissa f USA 2290 3 2003
33 Bluhm, Sonja Maria wf GER 2289 2 1998
34 Drogovoz, Irina wm RUS 2287 0 1999
35 Martynkova, Olena wm UKR 2284 9 2000
36 Martynyuk, Elizaveta f RUS 2284 0 2000
37 Monnisha G K wm IND 2281 0 1998
38 Feng, Maggie f USA 2279 0 2000
39 Maltsevskaya, Aleksandra   RUS 2274 6 2002
40 Heinemann, Josefine wm GER 2270 4 1998
41 Chu, Ruotong   CHN 2267 11 2001
42 Avramidou, Anastasia f GRE 2266 0 2000
43 Dimitrova, Aleksandra wm RUS 2260 4 2000
44 Antova, Gabriela f FID 2260 0 2002
45 Kubicka, Anna   POL 2256 9 1999
46 Amina, Battsooj f MGL 2255 0 2001
47 Krasnokutskaya, Sofiya   UKR 2255 0 2001
48 Goltseva, Ekaterina wf RUS 2253 4 2002
49 Harazinska, Ewa wm POL 2245 0 1998
50 Diakonova, Ekaterina   RUS 2241 0 1999
51 Zhou, Qiyu f CAN 2240 0 2000
52 Kanakova, Natalie wf CZE 2238 0 1999
53 Muetsch, Annmarie   GER 2230 3 2002
54 Beydullayeva, Govhar wf AZE 2230 0 2003
55 Korchagina, Alena wf RUS 2229 0 2000
56 Fisabilillah, Ummi wf INA 2225 0 2000
57 Paramzina, Anastasya wg RUS 2225 0 1998
58 Potapova, Margarita wf RUS 2223 9 2000
59 Mahalakshmi, M wm IND 2217 9 1998
60 Uuriintuya, Uurtsaikh wm MGL 2216 0 1998
61 Sargsyan, Anna M.   ARM 2214 12 2001
62 Vazquez Maccarini, Danitza wm PUR 2213 9 2000
63 Mammadova, Narmin wm AZE 2213 0 1999
64 Narva, Mai wm EST 2211 0 1999
65 Vasova, Maria   DEN 2210 2 1998
66 Schneider, Jana f GER 2205 2 2002
67 Berdnyk, Mariia   UKR 2204 0 2003
68 Lysenko, Margarita wf RUS 2202 0 1999
69 Keetman, Maaike   NED 2201 1 1999
70 Radeva, Viktoria wf FID 2200 0 2001
71 Okuyaz, Duru wf TUR 2198 5 2002
72 Gorti, Akshita f USA 2194 0 2002
73 Solozhenkina, Elizaveta wm RUS 2190 13 2003
74 Serikbay, Assel wf KAZ 2188 5 2002
75 Zhao, Shengxin wf CHN 2186 9 2001
76 Alinasab, Mobina wm IRI 2186 2 2000
77 Harshini A wf IND 2185 9 2001
78 Nurgali, Nazerke wf KAZ 2182 0 2004
79 Cvitan, Ena f CRO 2180 18 2001
80 Nosacheva, Mariya wf RUS 2180 9 2001
81 Zhang, Lanlin   CHN 2179 7 1999
82 Afonasieva, Anna wf RUS 2178 4 2001
83 Borisova, Ekaterina   RUS 2177 0 2000
84 Arda, Cagil Irmak wf TUR 2176 0 2001
85 Sieber, Fiona wm GER 2173 4 2000
86 Hereklioglu, Sude wf TUR 2171 0 2002
87 Kiolbasa, Oliwia wm POL 2170 0 2000
88 Wozniak, Mariola wm POL 2170 0 1998
89 Rogozenco, Teodora wf GER 2169 3 2000
90 Illina, Natalia   RUS 2169 0 2000
91 Khokhlova, Daria   RUS 2168 9 1999
92 Antolak, Julia wf POL 2168 0 2000
93 Rodionova, Daria wf RUS 2167 0 1998
94 Gal, Hanna Krisztina   HUN 2166 2 1998
95 Ghukasyan, Siranush wm ARM 2166 0 1998
96 Nguyen, Emily wm USA 2164 0 2002
97 Vidic, Teja wf SLO 2164 0 1998
98 Kazarian, Anna-Maja f NED 2162 0 2000
99 Haussernot, Cecile wm FRA 2160 3 1998
100 Marjina, Arina wf RUS 2159 0 1999
101 Yuan, Ye   CHN 2159 0 2000
102 Ning, Kaiyu   CHN 2157 11 2004

Top 100 Rapid

Needless to say, December was dominated by the five days of thrilling competition in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia for the World Rapid and World Blitz Championships. There were a number of notable names and results, but here are the most obvious ones:

Vladimir Fedoseev has had a breakthrough year in 2017. There is no other way of describing it. The 22-year-old Russian was delight to spectators with his no-holds-barred brand of chess. This came with a price, no question, but what fun! He started the year with 2658 Elo in classical chess, and is now 2724 and clearly on the rise. In Rapid it was even more dramatic as he moved from the middle of the pack to world number four as he stormed the World Rapid and took second after losing a playoff to Vishy Anand.

Take note also of his younger colleague, 19-year-old Vladislav Artemiev who also showed inordinate speed chess ability and who gained 80 FIDE Rapid Elo to move to number fifteen.

And what can one say that has note been said? The evergreen Vishy Anand once more silenced his doubters by following up a last place in the London Classic with a World Rapid title, making him the oldest winner in history at age 48.

Rk
Name
Ti.
Fed
Rtg
Gms
B-Year
1 Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2880 15 1990
2 Dominguez Perez, Leinier g CUB 2826 0 1983
3 Nakamura, Hikaru g USA 2823 0 1987
4 Fedoseev, Vladimir g RUS 2810 15 1995
5 Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2805 15 1969
6 Nepomniachtchi, Ian g RUS 2803 17 1990
7 Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2795 0 1975
8 Grischuk, Alexander g RUS 2792 22 1983
9 Wang, Hao g CHN 2792 22 1989
10 Kasparov, Garry g RUS 2783 0 1963
11 Aronian, Levon g ARM 2779 15 1982
12 Giri, Anish g NED 2779 0 1994
13 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime g FRA 2774 15 1990
14 Svidler, Peter g RUS 2770 15 1976
15 Artemiev, Vladislav g RUS 2767 30 1998
16 So, Wesley g USA 2763 0 1993
17 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar g AZE 2755 30 1985
18 Onischuk, Vladimir g UKR 2754 15 1991
19 Caruana, Fabiano g USA 2753 2 1992
20 Le, Quang Liem g VIE 2752 22 1991
21 Ding, Liren g CHN 2751 21 1992
22 Yu, Yangyi g CHN 2744 31 1994
23 Jakovenko, Dmitry g RUS 2742 15 1983
24 Navara, David g CZE 2740 11 1985
25 Bu, Xiangzhi g CHN 2739 15 1985
26 Adams, Michael g ENG 2739 0 1971
27 Kamsky, Gata g USA 2738 0 1974
28 Radjabov, Teimour g AZE 2738 0 1987
29 Ponkratov, Pavel g RUS 2737 41 1988
30 Andreikin, Dmitry g RUS 2736 7 1990
31 Guseinov, Gadir g AZE 2731 15 1986
32 Savchenko, Boris g RUS 2727 15 1986
33 Duda, Jan-Krzysztof g POL 2725 26 1998
34 Rapport, Richard g HUN 2725 15 1996
35 Zhigalko, Sergei g BLR 2724 26 1989
36 Karjakin, Sergey g RUS 2724 15 1990
37 Tomashevsky, Evgeny g RUS 2724 0 1987
38 Korobov, Anton g UKR 2722 31 1985
39 Pantsulaia, Levan g GEO 2722 24 1986
40 Jobava, Baadur g GEO 2718 30 1983
41 Harikrishna, P. g IND 2716 22 1986
42 Kovalenko, Igor g LAT 2713 18 1988
43 Mamedov, Rauf g AZE 2711 22 1988
44 Wang, Yue g CHN 2710 15 1987
45 Safarli, Eltaj g AZE 2709 15 1992
46 Wojtaszek, Radoslaw g POL 2707 11 1987
47 Akopian, Vladimir g ARM 2707 0 1971
48 Anton Guijarro, David g ESP 2705 15 1995
49 Sjugirov, Sanan g RUS 2705 15 1993
50 Matlakov, Maxim g RUS 2701 0 1991
51 Topalov, Veselin g FID 2699 0 1975
52 McShane, Luke J g ENG 2698 34 1984
53 Kasimdzhanov, Rustam g UZB 2698 15 1979
54 Alekseev, Evgeny g RUS 2697 26 1985
55 Cheparinov, Ivan g FID 2697 15 1986
56 Delgado Ramirez, Neuris g PAR 2697 0 1981
57 Grachev, Boris g RUS 2695 2 1986
58 Ponomariov, Ruslan g UKR 2694 26 1983
59 Dreev, Aleksey g RUS 2694 15 1969
60 Onischuk, Alexander g USA 2693 0 1975
61 Amonatov, Farrukh g TJK 2692 15 1978
62 Laznicka, Viktor g CZE 2692 14 1988
63 Kokarev, Dmitry g RUS 2691 34 1982
64 Rakhmanov, Aleksandr g RUS 2688 15 1989
65 Riazantsev, Alexander g RUS 2687 15 1985
66 Motylev, Alexander g RUS 2687 0 1979
67 Leko, Peter g HUN 2686 15 1979
68 Salem, A.R. Saleh g UAE 2685 24 1993
69 Oparin, Grigoriy g RUS 2684 8 1997
70 Bauer, Christian g FRA 2683 0 1977
71 Fressinet, Laurent g FRA 2682 26 1981
72 Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 2682 22 1969
73 Fedorchuk, Sergey A. g UKR 2681 26 1981
74 Sargissian, Gabriel g ARM 2681 15 1983
75 Kuzubov, Yuriy g UKR 2679 14 1990
76 Petrosian, Tigran L. g ARM 2676 15 1984
77 Kryvoruchko, Yuriy g UKR 2675 15 1986
78 Demchenko, Anton g RUS 2674 15 1987
79 Adhiban, B. g IND 2673 15 1992
80 Bacrot, Etienne g FRA 2673 15 1983
81 Iordachescu, Viorel g MDA 2673 0 1977
82 Melkumyan, Hrant g ARM 2672 15 1989
83 Kravtsiv, Martyn g UKR 2671 15 1990
84 Fridman, Daniel g GER 2671 11 1976
85 Wei, Yi g CHN 2671 9 1999
86 Brunello, Sabino g ITA 2670 26 1989
87 Movsesian, Sergei g ARM 2670 15 1978
88 Nguyen, Ngoc Truong Son g VIE 2666 15 1990
89 Baklan, Vladimir g UKR 2665 0 1978
90 Saric, Ivan g CRO 2660 26 1990
91 Meier, Georg g GER 2660 15 1987
92 Parligras, Mircea-Emilian g ROU 2660 0 1980
93 Inarkiev, Ernesto g RUS 2659 26 1985
94 Postny, Evgeny g ISR 2659 9 1981
95 Sadler, Matthew D g ENG 2659 2 1974
96 Lenic, Luka g SLO 2659 0 1988
97 Socko, Bartosz g POL 2658 24 1978
98 Moranda, Wojciech g POL 2656 24 1988
99 Li, Chao b g CHN 2656 15 1989
100 Moiseenko, Alexander g UKR 2656 15 1980

Vladimir Fedoseev

Vladimir Fedoseev | Photo: Anastasia Karlovich, riyadh2017.fide.com

Viswanathan Anand

Viswanathan Anand | Photo: Anastasia Karlovich, riyadh2017.fide.com


My Career Vol. 1

The first DVD with videos from Anand's chess career reflects the very beginning of that career and goes as far as 1999. It starts with his memories of how he first learned chess and shows his first great games (including those from the 1984 WCh for juniors). The high point of his early developmental phase was the winning of the 1987 WCh for juniors. After that, things continue in quick succession: the first victories over Kasparov, WCh candidate in both the FIDE and PCA cycles and the high point of the WCh match against Kasparov in 1995.
Running time: 3:48 hours

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Women's Top 50 Rapid

Ju Wenjun was the queen of December, winning the Women's World Rapid title and then coming third in the Women's World Blitz. This garnered her 31 FIDE Rapid rating points.

Rk
Name
Ti.
Fed
Rtg
Gms
B-Year
1 Hou, Yifan g CHN 2618 0 1994
2 Muzychuk, Anna g UKR 2611 7 1990
3 Ju, Wenjun g CHN 2568 22 1991
4 Lagno, Kateryna g RUS 2533 22 1989
5 Muzychuk, Mariya g UKR 2521 7 1992
6 Gunina, Valentina g RUS 2517 15 1989
7 Dzagnidze, Nana g GEO 2515 22 1987
8 Kosteniuk, Alexandra g RUS 2515 22 1984
9 Lei, Tingjie g CHN 2505 15 1997
10 Danielian, Elina g ARM 2488 15 1978
11 Ushenina, Anna g UKR 2483 22 1985
12 Harika, Dronavalli g IND 2480 22 1991
13 Khotenashvili, Bela g GEO 2480 15 1988
14 Goryachkina, Aleksandra wg RUS 2476 15 1998
15 Paehtz, Elisabeth m GER 2475 22 1985
16 Stefanova, Antoaneta g FID 2471 22 1979
17 Huang, Qian wg CHN 2463 24 1986
18 Tan, Zhongyi g CHN 2462 22 1991
19 Pham, Le Thao Nguyen m VIE 2456 15 1987
20 Pogonina, Natalija wg RUS 2451 0 1985
21 Zhao, Xue g CHN 2448 7 1985
22 Sebag, Marie g FRA 2446 15 1986
23 Guo, Qi m CHN 2445 24 1995
24 Krush, Irina g USA 2431 19 1983
25 Abdumalik, Zhansaya m KAZ 2426 15 2000
26 Bodnaruk, Anastasia m RUS 2425 15 1992
27 Socko, Monika g POL 2422 15 1978
28 Wang, Jue wg CHN 2422 9 1995
29 Atalik, Ekaterina m TUR 2420 15 1982
30 Padmini, Rout m IND 2417 15 1994
31 Nechaeva, Marina m RUS 2416 15 1986
32 Matnadze, Ana m ESP 2414 0 1983
33 Ni, Shiqun wg CHN 2405 9 1997
34 Cramling, Pia g SWE 2404 15 1963
35 Zhu, Chen g QAT 2404 0 1976
36 Girya, Olga wg RUS 2399 15 1991
37 Arabidze, Meri m GEO 2396 18 1994
38 Cmilyte, Viktorija g LTU 2394 0 1983
39 Karavade, Eesha m IND 2392 14 1987
40 Gritsayeva, Oksana wf RUS 2388 0 1980
41 Munguntuul, Batkhuyag m MGL 2387 15 1987
42 Shen, Yang m CHN 2386 23 1989
43 Mammadova, Gulnar m AZE 2382 15 1991
44 Skripchenko, Almira m FRA 2377 15 1976
45 Mamedjarova, Turkan wg AZE 2375 15 1989
46 Mkrtchian, Lilit m ARM 2375 15 1982
47 Ding, Yixin wg CHN 2374 15 1991
48 Batsiashvili, Nino m GEO 2372 26 1987
49 Khademalsharieh, Sarasadat m IRI 2372 0 1997
50 Khurtsidze, Nino m GEO 2370 0 1975

Ju Wenjun in Riyadh | Photo: Anastasia Karlovich, riyadh2017.fide.com

Top 100 Blitz

It was an amazing comeback as Magnus Carlsen seemed headed towards another disappointing result after a lackluster Day One at the World Blitz, but a monster run on Day Two secured him the World title with a round to spare. Even though he did lose around 20 FIDE Blitz points, as a result of having such an absurdly high blitz rating, he is still a massive 97 points head of his nearest rival.

Rk
Name
Ti.
Fed
Rtg
Gms
B-Year
1 Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2965 21 1990
2 Karjakin, Sergey g RUS 2868 21 1990
3 Nakamura, Hikaru g USA 2853 0 1987
4 Grischuk, Alexander g RUS 2846 43 1983
5 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime g FRA 2839 21 1990
6 Artemiev, Vladislav g RUS 2834 43 1998
7 Aronian, Levon g ARM 2833 21 1982
8 Andreikin, Dmitry g RUS 2828 22 1990
9 Shkuro, Iuri g UKR 2828 0 1982
10 So, Wesley g USA 2824 0 1993
11 Caruana, Fabiano g USA 2814 2 1992
12 Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2801 23 1969
13 Kasparov, Garry g RUS 2801 0 1963
14 Yu, Yangyi g CHN 2799 43 1994
15 Ding, Liren g CHN 2793 43 1992
16 Svidler, Peter g RUS 2793 21 1976
17 Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2784 0 1975
18 Wang, Hao g CHN 2779 43 1989
19 Giri, Anish g NED 2776 0 1994
20 Nepomniachtchi, Ian g RUS 2768 23 1990
21 Dubov, Daniil g RUS 2767 0 1996
22 Petrosian, Tigran L. g ARM 2762 21 1984
23 Leko, Peter g HUN 2748 21 1979
24 Salem, A.R. Saleh g UAE 2743 37 1993
25 Radjabov, Teimour g AZE 2743 0 1987
26 Le, Quang Liem g VIE 2736 43 1991
27 Navara, David g CZE 2734 22 1985
28 Korobov, Anton g UKR 2732 54 1985
29 Harikrishna, P. g IND 2727 43 1986
30 Bortnyk, Olexandr g UKR 2723 30 1996
31 Fressinet, Laurent g FRA 2722 43 1981
32 Gretarsson, Hjorvar Steinn g ISL 2718 13 1993
33 Zubov, Alexander g UKR 2716 0 1983
34 Andriasian, Zaven g ARM 2715 43 1989
35 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar g AZE 2714 43 1985
36 Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 2710 43 1969
37 Dreev, Aleksey g RUS 2710 21 1969
38 Amin, Bassem g EGY 2709 21 1988
39 Bruzon Batista, Lazaro g CUB 2709 11 1982
40 Topalov, Veselin g FID 2708 0 1975
41 Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi g IND 2706 21 1994
42 Jobava, Baadur g GEO 2705 32 1983
43 Sjugirov, Sanan g RUS 2703 21 1993
44 Kamsky, Gata g USA 2703 0 1974
45 Jones, Gawain C B g ENG 2702 34 1987
46 Melkumyan, Hrant g ARM 2699 40 1989
47 Savchenko, Boris g RUS 2699 21 1986
48 Adly, Ahmed g EGY 2698 28 1987
49 Grachev, Boris g RUS 2698 0 1986
50 Matlakov, Maxim g RUS 2696 0 1991
51 Vitiugov, Nikita g RUS 2696 0 1987
52 Rapport, Richard g HUN 2695 21 1996
53 Wei, Yi g CHN 2694 9 1999
54 Ramirez, Alejandro g USA 2694 0 1988
55 Kasimdzhanov, Rustam g UZB 2693 21 1979
56 Kovalenko, Igor g LAT 2691 22 1988
57 Mamedov, Rauf g AZE 2690 43 1988
58 Hammer, Jon Ludvig g NOR 2689 21 1990
59 Nyzhnyk, Illya g UKR 2689 0 1996
60 Fedoseev, Vladimir g RUS 2688 23 1995
61 Lu, Shanglei g CHN 2688 9 1995
62 Duda, Jan-Krzysztof g POL 2687 41 1998
63 Bacrot, Etienne g FRA 2687 21 1983
64 Dominguez Perez, Leinier g CUB 2687 0 1983
65 Zhigalko, Sergei g BLR 2686 43 1989
66 Bachmann, Axel g PAR 2686 9 1989
67 Kravtsiv, Martyn g UKR 2684 21 1990
68 Li, Chao b g CHN 2684 21 1989
69 Vallejo Pons, Francisco g ESP 2683 30 1982
70 Esipenko, Andrey f RUS 2683 21 2002
71 Wojtaszek, Radoslaw g POL 2682 22 1987
72 Iturrizaga Bonelli, Eduardo g VEN 2680 23 1989
73 Berkes, Ferenc g HUN 2675 0 1985
74 Bu, Xiangzhi g CHN 2671 21 1985
75 Predojevic, Borki g BIH 2671 0 1987
76 Amonatov, Farrukh g TJK 2669 37 1978
77 Zvjaginsev, Vadim g RUS 2669 0 1976
78 Heimann, Andreas g GER 2667 25 1992
79 Shirov, Alexei g LAT 2667 0 1972
80 Wang, Yue g CHN 2666 21 1987
81 Lenderman, Aleksandr g USA 2666 9 1989
82 Bogdanovich, Stanislav g UKR 2666 0 1993
83 Papaioannou, Ioannis g GRE 2666 0 1976
84 Grigoryan, Karen H. g ARM 2665 0 1995
85 Megaranto, Susanto g INA 2665 0 1987
86 Kryvoruchko, Yuriy g UKR 2664 21 1986
87 Munoz, Miguel g ESP 2663 24 1975
88 Jovanovic, Zoran g CRO 2663 0 1979
89 Morozevich, Alexander g RUS 2663 0 1977
90 Quparadze, Giga g GEO 2661 30 1987
91 McShane, Luke J g ENG 2660 56 1984
92 Onischuk, Vladimir g UKR 2660 21 1991
93 Socko, Bartosz g POL 2659 30 1978
94 Lagarde, Maxime g FRA 2659 0 1994
95 Laznicka, Viktor g CZE 2658 21 1988
96 Gharamian, Tigran g FRA 2658 12 1984
97 Rublevsky, Sergei g RUS 2658 0 1974
98 Cordova, Emilio g PER 2656 0 1991
99 Pridorozhni, Aleksei g RUS 2655 0 1981
100 Akobian, Varuzhan g USA 2653 21 1983

Alexander Grischuk and Magnus Carlsen | Photo: Anastasia Karlovich, riyadh2017.fide.com


Master Class Vol.8: Magnus Carlsen

Scarcely any world champion has managed to captivate chess lovers to the extent Carlsen has. The enormously talented Norwegian hasn't been systematically trained within the structures of a major chess-playing nation such as Russia, the Ukraine or China.

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The 2016 World Blitz champion | Photo: Anastasia Karlovich, riyadh2017.fide.com

Sergey Karjakin expereinced a bit of the reverse, as he steamrolled the first day, and seemed headed to a comfortable title defense (he was the 2016 champion). Things went south on Day Two, but he shoed grit as he fought back and managed to get silver.

Women's Top 50 Blitz

30-year-old Nana Dzagnidze was a model of consistency as she wiped away the competition, and just like Carlsen won the World Blitz title a full round in advance. She not only gained 127 Elo, but is now the top-rated woman in blitz. Hou Yifan is out of the list entirely, due to inactivity. 

Rk
Name
Ti.
Fed
Rtg
Gms
B-Year
1 Dzagnidze, Nana g GEO 2580 43 1987
2 Lagno, Kateryna g RUS 2574 43 1989
3 Gunina, Valentina g RUS 2559 34 1989
4 Ju, Wenjun g CHN 2558 43 1991
5 Kosteniuk, Alexandra g RUS 2551 43 1984
6 Muzychuk, Anna g UKR 2545 22 1990
7 Zhao, Xue g CHN 2539 22 1985
8 Stefanova, Antoaneta g FID 2507 43 1979
9 Tan, Zhongyi g CHN 2494 43 1991
10 Harika, Dronavalli g IND 2473 43 1991
11 Ushenina, Anna g UKR 2469 43 1985
12 Abdumalik, Zhansaya m KAZ 2457 21 2000
13 Lei, Tingjie g CHN 2455 21 1997
14 Goryachkina, Aleksandra wg RUS 2449 21 1998
15 Cramling, Pia g SWE 2435 21 1963
16 Cmilyte, Viktorija g LTU 2435 0 1983
17 Michna, Marta wg GER 2433 21 1978
18 Sebag, Marie g FRA 2433 21 1986
19 Bodnaruk, Anastasia m RUS 2431 21 1992
20 Wang, Jue wg CHN 2430 9 1995
21 Matnadze, Ana m ESP 2429 0 1983
22 Javakhishvili, Lela m GEO 2428 21 1984
23 Kashlinskaya, Alina m RUS 2426 0 1993
24 Krush, Irina g USA 2414 21 1983
25 Kulon, Klaudia wg POL 2414 21 1992
26 Skripchenko, Almira m FRA 2412 21 1976
27 Vaishali R wm IND 2405 0 2001
28 Padmini, Rout m IND 2402 21 1994
29 Khotenashvili, Bela g GEO 2393 21 1988
30 Zhai, Mo wg CHN 2393 9 1996
31 Hoang, Thanh Trang g HUN 2391 21 1980
32 Danielian, Elina g ARM 2390 20 1978
33 Zhukova, Natalia g UKR 2389 21 1979
34 Muzychuk, Mariya g UKR 2385 22 1992
35 Pham, Le Thao Nguyen m VIE 2385 21 1987
36 Buksa, Nataliya wg UKR 2379 21 1996
37 Guramishvili, Sopiko m GEO 2379 0 1991
38 Zhu, Chen g QAT 2378 21 1976
39 Voit, Daria f RUS 2368 34 1994
40 Berend, Elvira wg LUX 2367 30 1965
41 Pogonina, Natalija wg RUS 2367 0 1985
42 Turova, Irina m RUS 2367 0 1979
43 Guo, Qi m CHN 2362 30 1995
44 Khademalsharieh, Sarasadat m IRI 2362 0 1997
45 Nemcova, Katerina wg USA 2361 0 1990
46 Saduakassova, Dinara m KAZ 2360 21 1996
47 Klek, Hanna Marie wg GER 2360 0 1995
48 Gaponenko, Inna m UKR 2358 21 1976
49 Charochkina, Daria m RUS 2357 21 1990
50 Strutinskaia, Galina wg RUS 2355 0 1957

Nana Dzagnidze raises the winner's trophy in Riyadh | Photo: Anastasia Karlovich, riyadh2017.fide.com

Source: FIDE


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karlmarx2000 karlmarx2000 1/5/2018 08:39
The "now-former" World Blitz champion | Photo: Anastasia Karlovich, riyadh2017.fide.com
-photo caption below karjakin
- how about "The former World blitz...?
ketchuplover ketchuplover 1/5/2018 03:42
Nakamura sat out to protest the location of the rapid & blitz championships
Igor Freiberger Igor Freiberger 1/4/2018 01:35
Strange no to read a word about Mamedyarov in this article. He is 3rd in the world now and at his personal best with 2804. Other times, when A or B surpassed the 2800 border, there was a lot of wow. Also curious not to find Leinier Dominguez in the top-100 lis for classic time. Is he inactive?
turok turok 1/3/2018 09:56
why did nakamura not compete in the blitz and rapid? I think he is struggling and he will never beat magnus as Magnus is in his head-classical world championship that is
BonaFides BonaFides 1/3/2018 02:16
Glad to see Gary Kasparov is back in the Rapid and Blitz Rating List. But what has happened to Koneru Humpy? She's no longer in the lists.
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