May 2015 ratings: Vishy Anand is world no.2

by Albert Silver
4/30/2015 – A new month and a new ratings list, and what a list, with so many eye-opening results. However, the one that just begs to be yelled from rooftops by his legion of fans, and imposes silence from detractors and critics, is Vishy Anand's fantastic climb back to world no.2 with a 2804 rating. It is not the only remarkable swing or change since now China has seven 2700 players.

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FIDE May 2015 – Top 100 Players

The biggest news is Vishy Anand's return to no.2 after an extended hiatus. It also marks
his return to the 2800 club for the first time since 2011, overtaking all the young guns but
one in a show of class at the Gashimov Memorial in Shamkir.

Of special note is also China's increasing presence in the world elite. Though they have had
players even in the top ten before, they can now count no fewer than seven of the 40+ 2700
players as their own, with more to come. Their result at the World Team Championship was
not so much a surprise as a confirmation.

Rk
Name
Ti.
Fed
Rtg
Gms
B-Year
1 Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2876 9 1990
2 Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2804 9 1969
3 Caruana, Fabiano g ITA 2803 9 1992
4 Nakamura, Hikaru g USA 2799 11 1987
5 Topalov, Veselin g BUL 2798 0 1975
6 Grischuk, Alexander g RUS 2780 9 1983
7 So, Wesley g USA 2778 20 1993
8 Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2777 9 1975
9 Giri, Anish g NED 2776 10 1994
10 Aronian, Levon g ARM 2776 9 1982
11 Ding, Liren g CHN 2757 9 1992
12 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime g FRA 2754 9 1990
13 Karjakin, Sergey g RUS 2753 8 1990
14 Navara, David g CZE 2751 6 1985
15 Tomashevsky, Evgeny g RUS 2749 8 1987
16 Li, Chao b g CHN 2748 11 1989
17 Wojtaszek, Radoslaw g POL 2746 2 1987
18 Gelfand, Boris g ISR 2744 9 1968
19 Adams, Michael g ENG 2740 11 1971
20 Jakovenko, Dmitry g RUS 2738 4 1983
21 Radjabov, Teimour g AZE 2738 0 1987
22 Vitiugov, Nikita g RUS 2736 7 1987
23 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar g AZE 2735 18 1985
24 Dominguez Perez, Leinier g CUB 2734 9 1983
25 Svidler, Peter g RUS 2734 0 1976
26 Harikrishna, P. g IND 2733 9 1986
27 Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 2733 9 1969
28 Nepomniachtchi, Ian g RUS 2728 9 1990
29 Wang, Yue g CHN 2724 4 1987
30 Yu, Yangyi g CHN 2723 13 1994
31 Andreikin, Dmitry g RUS 2723 0 1990
32 Naiditsch, Arkadij g GER 2720 12 1985
33 Wei, Yi g CHN 2718 13 1999
34 Eljanov, Pavel g UKR 2718 9 1983
35 Kasimdzhanov, Rustam g UZB 2715 2 1979
36 Leko, Peter g HUN 2714 8 1979
37 Fressinet, Laurent g FRA 2712 0 1981
38 Ponomariov, Ruslan g UKR 2711 8 1983
39 Morozevich, Alexander g RUS 2711 0 1977
40 Wang, Hao g CHN 2710 10 1989
41 Korobov, Anton g UKR 2708 9 1985
42 Moiseenko, Alexander g UKR 2707 10 1980
43 Bacrot, Etienne g FRA 2704 11 1983
44 Malakhov, Vladimir g RUS 2702 4 1980
45 Ni, Hua g CHN 2701 3 1983
46 Almasi, Zoltan g HUN 2700 10 1976
47 Kryvoruchko, Yuriy g UKR 2700 8 1986
48 Jobava, Baadur g GEO 2699 0 1983
49 Bu, Xiangzhi g CHN 2696 12 1985
50 Howell, David W L g ENG 2696 11 1990
51 Shirov, Alexei g LAT 2696 2 1972
52 Matlakov, Maxim g RUS 2694 13 1991
53 Le, Quang Liem g VIE 2693 0 1991
54 Vallejo Pons, Francisco g ESP 2686 18 1982
55 Hou, Yifan g CHN 2686 0 1994
56 McShane, Luke J g ENG 2685 0 1984
57 Bruzon Batista, Lazaro g CUB 2684 18 1982
58 Fedoseev, Vladimir g RUS 2683 18 1995
59 Short, Nigel D g ENG 2683 10 1965
60 Rodshtein, Maxim g ISR 2682 9 1989
61 Cheparinov, Ivan g BUL 2681 9 1986
62 Lysyj, Igor g RUS 2677 4 1987
63 Polgar, Judit g HUN 2675 0 1976
64 Robson, Ray g USA 2674 11 1994
65 Kamsky, Gata g USA 2673 11 1974
66 Sargissian, Gabriel g ARM 2673 8 1983
67 Rapport, Richard g HUN 2671 15 1996
68 Artemiev, Vladislav g RUS 2671 0 1998
69 Riazantsev, Alexander g RUS 2671 0 1985
70 Sjugirov, Sanan g RUS 2670 9 1993
71 Onischuk, Vladimir g UKR 2669 9 1991
72 Ragger, Markus g AUT 2668 2 1988
73 Grachev, Boris g RUS 2666 9 1986
74 Khismatullin, Denis g RUS 2666 9 1984
75 Hammer, Jon Ludvig g NOR 2665 9 1990
76 Inarkiev, Ernesto g RUS 2664 13 1985
77 Berkes, Ferenc g HUN 2664 8 1985
78 Negi, Parimarjan g IND 2664 0 1993
79 Najer, Evgeniy g RUS 2663 0 1977
80 Onischuk, Alexander g USA 2662 18 1975
81 Laznicka, Viktor g CZE 2662 0 1988
82 Nguyen, Ngoc Truong Son g VIE 2662 0 1990
83 Zvjaginsev, Vadim g RUS 2660 9 1976
84 Dubov, Daniil g RUS 2659 9 1996
85 Balogh, Csaba g HUN 2659 8 1987
86 Smirin, Ilia g ISR 2658 9 1968
87 Sadler, Matthew D g ENG 2658 0 1974
88 Fedorchuk, Sergey A. g UKR 2657 25 1981
89 Ivanisevic, Ivan g SRB 2657 19 1977
90 Tkachiev, Vladislav g FRA 2657 9 1973
91 Shankland, Samuel L g USA 2656 20 1991
92 Areshchenko, Alexander g UKR 2656 2 1986
93 Efimenko, Zahar g UKR 2656 0 1985
94 Mamedov, Rauf g AZE 2655 18 1988
95 Movsesian, Sergei g ARM 2655 7 1978
96 Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter g GER 2655 2 1976
97 Nielsen, Peter Heine g DEN 2655 0 1973
98 Zhigalko, Sergei g BLR 2654 9 1989
99 Melkumyan, Hrant g ARM 2654 8 1989
100 Meier, Georg g GER 2654 6 1987
101 Volokitin, Andrei g UKR 2654 2 1986

Top climbers and descenders

With no fewer than 23 players from the Top 100 displaying swings of at least 10 Elo in the
last month, one can safely say it has been a busy one. The player who saw the greatest
gains was Daniil Dubov who was the surprise second-place finisher at the Aeroflot Open,
gaining 28 Elo in one burst and moving into the Top 100.

Rk
Old
Name
Fed
Ti.
Rating
Old
Gms
1 1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR GM 2876 +13 2863 9
2 6 Anand, Viswanathan IND GM 2804 +13 2791 9
6 5 Grischuk, Alexander RUS GM 2780 -14 2794 9
7 8 So, Wesley USA GM 2778 -10 2788 20
9 7 Giri, Anish NED GM 2776 -14 2790 10
16 27 Li, Chao b CHN GM 2748 +18 2730 11
23 13 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE GM 2735 -19 2754 18
28 33 Nepomniachtchi, Ian RUS GM 2728 +12 2716 9
33 45 Wei, Yi CHN GM 2718 +15 2703 13
34 24 Eljanov, Pavel UKR GM 2718 -15 2733 9
42 50 Moiseenko, Alexander UKR GM 2707 +10 2697 10
47 58 Kryvoruchko, Yuriy UKR GM 2700 +14 2686 8
49 61 Bu, Xiangzhi CHN GM 2696 +15 2681 12
54 51 Vallejo Pons, Francisco ESP GM 2686 -10 2696 18
60 72 Rodshtein, Maxim ISR GM 2682 +15 2667 9
62 55 Lysyj, Igor RUS GM 2677 -14 2691 4
64 94 Robson, Ray USA GM 2674 +18 2656 11
67 40 Rapport, Richard HUN GM 2671 -39 2710 15
71   Onischuk, Vladimir UKR GM 2669 +17 2651 9
74 87 Khismatullin, Denis RUS GM 2666 +8 2658 9
75   Hammer, Jon Ludvig NOR GM 2665 +18 2647 9
76 56 Inarkiev, Ernesto RUS GM 2664 -26 2690 13
84   Dubov, Daniil RUS GM 2659 +28 2631 9
95 73 Movsesian, Sergei ARM GM 2655 -10 2665 7

FIDE Top 100 Women

It was a busy busy month for women's chess as well as the ratings list also included the
results of the Women World Chess Championship won by Mariya Muzychuk, as well as the
Women World Team Championship in which the Georgians took gold.

Rk
Name
Ti.
Fed
Rtg
Gms
B-Year
1 Hou, Yifan g CHN 2686 0 1994
2 Polgar, Judit g HUN 2675 0 1976
3 Koneru, Humpy g IND 2589 17 1987
4 Dzagnidze, Nana g GEO 2570 0 1987
5 Muzychuk, Anna g UKR 2549 15 1990
6 Ju, Wenjun g CHN 2545 15 1991
7 Gunina, Valentina g RUS 2535 18 1989
8 Cmilyte, Viktorija g LTU 2534 6 1983
9 Kosteniuk, Alexandra g RUS 2530 13 1984
10 Lagno, Kateryna g RUS 2530 0 1989
11 Muzychuk, Mariya m UKR 2528 22 1992
12 Khotenashvili, Bela g GEO 2527 19 1988
13 Zhao, Xue g CHN 2519 12 1985
14 Stefanova, Antoaneta g BUL 2512 6 1979
15 Harika, Dronavalli g IND 2508 18 1991
16 Cramling, Pia g SWE 2505 10 1963
17 Ruan, Lufei wg CHN 2491 0 1987
18 Kosintseva, Nadezhda g RUS 2489 0 1985
19 Sebag, Marie g FRA 2483 6 1986
20 Girya, Olga wg RUS 2479 11 1991
21 Galliamova, Alisa m RUS 2478 6 1972
22 Krush, Irina g USA 2477 15 1983
23 Zatonskih, Anna m USA 2476 3 1978
24 Tan, Zhongyi wg CHN 2475 15 1991
25 Kosintseva, Tatiana g RUS 2475 4 1986
26 Pogonina, Natalija wg RUS 2474 21 1985
27 Goryachkina, Aleksandra wg RUS 2474 11 1998
28 Batsiashvili, Nino m GEO 2473 7 1987
29 Paehtz, Elisabeth m GER 2473 4 1985
30 Javakhishvili, Lela m GEO 2472 14 1984
31 Hoang, Thanh Trang g HUN 2472 5 1980
32 Socko, Monika g POL 2467 13 1978
33 Ushenina, Anna g UKR 2467 12 1985
34 Huang, Qian wg CHN 2460 8 1986
35 Mkrtchian, Lilit m ARM 2459 11 1982
36 Danielian, Elina g ARM 2458 19 1978
37 Zhukova, Natalia g UKR 2456 10 1979
38 Melia, Salome m GEO 2452 9 1987
39 Khurtsidze, Nino m GEO 2451 2 1975
40 Kovalevskaya, Ekaterina m RUS 2450 15 1974
41 Lei, Tingjie wg CHN 2449 17 1997
42 Shen, Yang m CHN 2449 15 1989
43 Munguntuul, Batkhuyag m MGL 2448 13 1987
44 Moser, Eva m AUT 2442 0 1982
45 Padmini, Rout wg IND 2441 8 1994
46 Zawadzka, Jolanta wg POL 2434 17 1987
47 Peptan, Corina-Isabela m ROU 2434 9 1978
48 Ding, Yixin wg CHN 2433 10 1991
49 Cori T., Deysi wg PER 2431 2 1993
50 Sukandar, Irine Kharisma m INA 2427 13 1992
51 Turova, Irina m RUS 2426 0 1979
52 Guo, Qi m CHN 2424 6 1995
53 Kashlinskaya, Alina m RUS 2423 13 1993
54 Ziaziulkina, Nastassia m BLR 2423 6 1995
55 Skripchenko, Almira m FRA 2421 0 1976
56 Alexandrova, Olga m ESP 2418 9 1978
57 Savina, Anastasia m RUS 2417 4 1992
58 Zhu, Chen g QAT 2414 0 1976
59 Tania, Sachdev m IND 2413 0 1986
60 Szczep.-Horowska, Karina wg POL 2412 19 1987
61 Aulia, Medina Warda wg INA 2412 11 1997
62 Khademalsharieh, Sarasadat wg IRI 2412 0 1997
63 Ryjanova, Julia wg RUS 2412 0 1974
64 Rajlich, Iweta m POL 2409 18 1981
65 Karavade, Eesha m IND 2409 9 1987
66 Saduakassova, Dinara wg KAZ 2405 16 1996
67 Bojkovic, Natasa m SRB 2404 0 1971
68 Arabidze, Meri m GEO 2403 15 1994
69 Daulyte, Deimante m LTU 2402 6 1989
70 Bodnaruk, Anastasia m RUS 2402 2 1992
71 Zaiatz, Elena m RUS 2396 0 1969
72 Batchimeg, Tuvshintugs m MGL 2395 0 1986
73 Vega Gutierrez, Sabrina m ESP 2395 0 1987
74 Abdumalik, Zhansaya wg KAZ 2393 17 2000
75 Arakhamia-Grant, Ketevan g SCO 2393 6 1968
76 Ni, Shiqun wm CHN 2393 3 1997
77 Bulmaga, Irina m ROU 2393 1 1993
78 Atalik, Ekaterina m TUR 2392 13 1982
79 Guseva, Marina m RUS 2391 23 1986
80 Gaponenko, Inna m UKR 2391 9 1976
81 Majdan-Gajewska, Joanna wg POL 2391 9 1988
82 Stockova, Zuzana m SVK 2391 7 1977
83 Charochkina, Daria wg RUS 2391 0 1990
84 Videnova, Iva m BUL 2384 9 1987
85 Kovanova, Baira wg RUS 2384 2 1987
86 Michna, Marta wg GER 2384 1 1978
87 L'Ami, Alina m ROU 2381 11 1985
88 Peng, Zhaoqin g NED 2381 2 1968
89 Houska, Jovanka m ENG 2379 0 1980
90 Schleining, Zoya wg GER 2375 10 1961
91 Li, Ruofan m SIN 2374 0 1978
92 Foisor, Cristina-Adela m ROU 2371 18 1967
93 Guramishvili, Sopiko m GEO 2370 2 1991
94 Milliet, Sophie m FRA 2369 15 1983
95 Wang, Jue wg CHN 2369 6 1995
96 Matnadze, Ana m ESP 2368 11 1983
97 Osmak, Iulija wf UKR 2368 0 1998
98 Guichard, Pauline wg FRA 2367 9 1988
99 Berend, Elvira wg LUX 2365 7 1965
100 Lomineishvili, Maia m GEO 2364 18 1977

FIDE Top 100 Juniors

There were plenty of good results to celebrate, such as 14-year-old Samuel Sevian's excellent
campaign at the US Championship, including a win over Top Ten Wesley So, but the result and
steady climb of 15-year-old Wei Yi at the World Team, in which he outperformed every other
player stands out. This also yielded him the Top Junior spot after Richard Rapport shed 39 Elo.

Rk
Name
Ti.
Fed
Rtg
Gms
B-Year
1 Wei, Yi g CHN 2718 13 1999
2 Fedoseev, Vladimir g RUS 2683 18 1995
3 Rapport, Richard g HUN 2671 15 1996
4 Artemiev, Vladislav g RUS 2671 0 1998
5 Dubov, Daniil g RUS 2659 9 1996
6 Bukavshin, Ivan g RUS 2648 9 1995
7 Naroditsky, Daniel g USA 2622 18 1995
8 Nyzhnyk, Illya g UKR 2622 0 1996
9 Anton Guijarro, David g ESP 2621 11 1995
10 Duda, Jan-Krzysztof g POL 2610 11 1998
11 Cori, Jorge g PER 2609 0 1995
12 Lu, Shanglei g CHN 2606 13 1995
13 Bluebaum, Matthias m GER 2594 20 1997
14 Grigoryan, Karen H. g ARM 2590 0 1995
15 Dragun, Kamil g POL 2580 18 1995
16 Gabuzyan, Hovhannes g ARM 2578 9 1995
17 Wagner, Dennis m GER 2572 19 1997
18 Oparin, Grigoriy g RUS 2571 9 1997
19 Donchenko, Alexander m GER 2570 20 1998
20 Sevian, Samuel g USA 2565 11 2000
21 Troff, Kayden W g USA 2556 11 1998
22 Bok, Benjamin g NED 2554 12 1995
23 Vaibhav, Suri g IND 2551 0 1997
24 Indjic, Aleksandar g SRB 2549 11 1995
25 Bortnyk, Olexandr m UKR 2538 9 1996
26 Vakhidov, Jahongir g UZB 2535 14 1995
27 Pechac, Jergus c SVK 2530 9 2001
28 Idani, Pouya g IRI 2526 18 1995
29 Eliseev, Urii g RUS 2526 0 1996
30 Antipov, Mikhail Al. g RUS 2523 9 1997
31 Bai, Jinshi m CHN 2523 4 1999
32 Abasov, Nijat g AZE 2522 0 1995
33 Tari, Aryan m NOR 2520 11 1999
34 Ghosh, Diptayan m IND 2520 9 1998
35 Svane, Rasmus m GER 2519 20 1997
36 Van Foreest, Jorden m NED 2519 11 1999
37 Rambaldi, Francesco f ITA 2518 15 1999
38 Boruchovsky, Avital g ISR 2517 2 1997
39 Grover, Sahaj g IND 2514 9 1995
40 Alekseenko, Kirill g RUS 2513 11 1997
41 Santos Latasa, Jaime m ESP 2511 9 1996
42 Sanal, Vahap m TUR 2508 9 1998
43 Bajarani, Ulvi g AZE 2504 7 1995
44 Aravindh,Chithambaram VR. m IND 2504 0 1999
45 Pichot, Alan m ARG 2504 0 1998
46 Karthikeyan, Murali m IND 2502 9 1999
47 Xiong, Jeffery m USA 2497 14 2000
48 Chigaev, Maksim m RUS 2496 11 1996
49 Kadric, Denis m BIH 2493 5 1995
50 Chandra, Akshat m USA 2492 9 1999
51 Yang, Darwin m USA 2485 9 1996
52 Georgiadis, Nico m SUI 2480 9 1996
53 Gordievsky, Dmitry f RUS 2480 9 1996
54 Zajic, Milan m SRB 2480 0 1999
55 Gledura, Benjamin m HUN 2478 1 1999
56 Henriquez Villagra, Cristobal m CHI 2478 0 1996
57 Ma, Zhonghan m CHN 2477 4 1995
58 Goryachkina, Aleksandra wg RUS 2474 11 1998
59 Mokshanov, Alexey m RUS 2469 9 1995
60 Paravyan, David m RUS 2469 9 1998
61 Pardo Simon, David m ESP 2468 16 1995
62 Yuffa, Daniil m RUS 2468 9 1997
63 Martinez Alcantara, Jose Eduardo f PER 2467 6 1999
64 Andersen, Mads m DEN 2467 2 1995
65 Barbot, Pierre f FRA 2465 5 1995
66 Abdusattorov, Nodirbek f UZB 2465 0 2004
67 Mons, Leon m GER 2464 0 1995
68 Usmanov, Vasily m RUS 2462 11 1996
69 Makhmutov, Rail f RUS 2462 0 1995
70 Garriga Cazorla, Pere f ESP 2461 11 1998
71 Sarana, Alexey   RUS 2461 9 2000
72 Sunilduth Lyna, Narayanan m IND 2461 9 1998
73 Ebeling, Daniel m FIN 2460 0 1996
74 Nenezic, Marko m SRB 2460 0 1995
75 Schroeder, Jan-Christian f GER 2458 19 1998
76 Kriebel, Tadeas m CZE 2457 6 1995
77 Fernandez, Daniel Howard m ENG 2456 0 1995
78 Drozdowski, Kacper m POL 2454 5 1996
79 Wang, Yiye m CHN 2453 3 1998
80 Xu, Yinglun   CHN 2453 3 1996
81 Harutyunian, Tigran K. m ARM 2452 27 1997
82 Sean, Winshand Cuhendi m INA 2452 11 1997
83 Draskovic, Luka m MNE 2452 2 1995
84 Liu, Yan f CHN 2451 0 2000
85 Petrosyan, Manuel m ARM 2449 27 1998
86 Lei, Tingjie wg CHN 2449 17 1997
87 Le, Tuan Minh f VIE 2446 9 1996
88 Gazik, Viktor f SVK 2445 18 2001
89 Preotu, Razvan m CAN 2445 0 1999
90 Das, Sayantan m IND 2444 17 1997
91 Moussard, Jules m FRA 2444 0 1995
92 Zakhartsov, Vladimir m RUS 2444 0 1997
93 Petrov, Nikita m RUS 2443 0 1996
94 Lampert, Jonas m GER 2442 11 1997
95 Zenzera, Alexey m RUS 2442 11 1997
96 Vavulin, Maksim m RUS 2442 0 1998
97 Dastan, Muhammed Batuhan m TUR 2441 0 1997
98 De Filomeno, Simone m ITA 2440 0 1995
99 Vazquez, Guillermo f PAR 2438 5 1997
100 Moroni, Luca Jr f ITA 2437 11 2000
101 Deac, Bogdan-Daniel m ROU 2437 9 2001
102 Fang, Yuxiang   CHN 2437 0 1996
103 Mikaelyan, Arman   ARM 2437 0 1996
104 Shumyatsky, Victor f BRA 2437 0 1996

FIDE Top 100 Girls

Amids the numerous results, with significant climbs such as 98 Elo earned by Janelle Frayna, or 95 Elo gained by Anastasia Bykova, a special note must be made of Indonesian WGM Median Aulia who has secured an IM norm for the title.

Rk
Name
Ti.
Fed
Rtg
Gms
B-Year
1 Goryachkina, Aleksandra wg RUS 2474 11 1998
2 Lei, Tingjie wg CHN 2449 17 1997
3 Guo, Qi m CHN 2424 6 1995
4 Ziaziulkina, Nastassia m BLR 2423 6 1995
5 Aulia, Medina Warda wg INA 2412 11 1997
6 Khademalsharieh, Sarasadat wg IRI 2412 0 1997
7 Saduakassova, Dinara wg KAZ 2405 16 1996
8 Abdumalik, Zhansaya wg KAZ 2393 17 2000
9 Ni, Shiqun wm CHN 2393 3 1997
10 Wang, Jue wg CHN 2369 6 1995
11 Osmak, Iulija wf UKR 2368 0 1998
12 Rodriguez Rueda, Paula Andrea m COL 2358 9 1996
13 Osmanodja, Filiz wm GER 2352 18 1996
14 Bivol, Alina wm RUS 2350 0 1996
15 Nomin-Erdene, Davaademberel wf MGL 2337 10 2000
16 Bykova, Anastasia wf RUS 2337 8 1997
17 Mammadzada, Gunay wg AZE 2336 18 2000
18 Fataliyeva, Ulviyya wm AZE 2331 0 1996
19 Zhai, Mo wm CHN 2330 13 1996
20 Heinemann, Josefine   GER 2317 13 1998
21 Gazikova, Veronika wf SVK 2314 9 1999
22 Blagojevic, Tijana wm MNE 2300 10 1997
23 Tokhirjonova, Gulrukhbegim wf UZB 2294 0 1999
24 Aranaz Murillo, Amalia wm ESP 2287 16 1995
25 Tsolakidou, Stavroula wm GRE 2283 6 2000
26 Derakhshani, Dorsa wf IRI 2280 18 1998
27 Ibrahimova, Sabina wm AZE 2272 0 1995
28 Wozniak, Mariola wc POL 2271 9 1998
29 Diakonova, Ekaterina   RUS 2267 8 1999
30 Szente Varga, Fruzsina   HUN 2266 1 1996
31 Drogovoz, Irina   RUS 2266 0 1999
32 Bayarmaa, Bayarjargal wf MGL 2265 9 1995
33 Frayna, Janelle Mae wm PHI 2265 8 1997
34 Tantsiura, Maria wm UKR 2262 0 1996
35 Vaishali R wf IND 2255 9 2001
36 Xiao, Yiyi wf CHN 2253 4 1996
37 Iwanow, Anna wm POL 2251 11 1995
38 Klek, Hanna-Marie   GER 2251 3 1995
39 Nur Abidah, Shanti wf INA 2249 0 2001
40 Terbe, Julianna wf HUN 2248 11 1997
41 Efroimski, Marsel wm ISR 2244 12 1995
42 Marjanovics, Annamaria wf HUN 2243 7 2001
43 Avramidou, Anastasia wf GRE 2242 7 2000
44 Dordzhieva, Dinara wm RUS 2242 0 1999
45 Roca Rojas, Ana Flavia wf CUB 2242 0 1996
46 Paramzina, Anastasya wf RUS 2237 0 1998
47 Abdusattorova, Bakhora wf UZB 2234 0 1999
48 Navrotescu, Andreea-Cristiana wf FRA 2231 10 1996
49 Varshini, V wf IND 2231 9 1998
50 Khomeriki, Nino wf GEO 2228 0 1998
51 Makarenko, Alexandra wf RUS 2227 9 1996
52 Lach, Aleksandra wf POL 2227 0 1995
53 Rodionova, Daria wf RUS 2227 0 1998
54 Tomashevskaya, Lidia wm RUS 2225 9 1995
55 Sihite, Chelsie Monica Ignesias wm INA 2224 0 1995
56 Kiolbasa, Oliwia wf POL 2223 0 2000
57 Michelle Catherina, P   IND 2220 8 1996
58 Buksa, Nataliya wf UKR 2217 0 1996
59 Monica, Putri Wigustira wf INA 2217 0 1997
60 Unuk, Laura wm SLO 2213 15 1999
61 Ivana Maria, Furtado wm IND 2212 0 1999
62 Severina, Maria wm RUS 2212 0 1995
63 Shuvalova, Polina wf RUS 2212 0 2001
64 Smirnova, Ekaterina wf RUS 2212 0 1996
65 Zarkovic, Mila wf SRB 2209 9 1996
66 Velikic, Adela   SRB 2208 18 1997
67 Yao, Lan   CHN 2207 0 2000
68 Baraeva, Marina wm RUS 2204 9 1995
69 Nicolas Zapata, Irene wm ESP 2203 16 1997
70 Ren, Xiaoyi   CHN 2202 4 1996
71 Gu, Tianlu wm CHN 2199 4 1997
72 Bluhm, Sonja Maria wf GER 2198 9 1998
73 Imnadze, Nato wm GEO 2196 9 1996
74 Narva, Mai wm EST 2195 0 1999
75 Keetman, Maaike   NED 2194 2 1999
76 Suliati, Annisa wf INA 2190 0 1999
77 Styazhkina, Anna wm RUS 2189 9 1997
78 Wisniowska, Klaudia wf POL 2186 0 1995
79 Retno, Wijayanti wf INA 2183 0 1999
80 Movileanu, Daniela wf ITA 2181 0 1996
81 Nandhidhaa, PV   IND 2176 0 1996
82 Castrillon Gomez, Melissa wm COL 2174 9 1995
83 Utiatskaja, Irina wf RUS 2173 9 1996
84 Hojjatova, Aydan wf AZE 2168 0 1999
85 Saranya, J wf IND 2168 0 1995
86 Martynkova, Olena wf UKR 2165 8 2000
87 Marikova, Jana   CZE 2164 9 1996
88 Khokhlova, Daria   RUS 2164 8 1999
89 Monpeurt, Cyrielle wf FRA 2163 2 1995
90 Montilla Reyes, Jorcerys wm VEN 2162 9 1995
91 Ghozali, Anugrah Maria wf INA 2161 0 2000
92 Wafa, Shrook wg EGY 2160 18 1997
93 Budiarti, Farah Yumna   INA 2160 0 1997
94 Juhasz, Barbara wf HUN 2157 10 1995
95 Gaboyan, Susanna   ARM 2153 3 1996
96 Savant, Riya wf IND 2153 0 2000
97 Galunova, Tsveta   BUL 2152 11 1995
98 Garcia Martin, Marta   ESP 2150 14 2000
99 Protopopova, Anastasiya wf RUS 2150 9 2000
100 Ivanova, Karina wf RUS 2150 0 1996

Top 100 Rapid

Although little has happened in the Rapid world of chess, Hikaru Nakamura is now once more the World No.1 player after Magnus Carlsen shed 8 Elo in his tiebreaker against Naiditsch at the Grenke Classic.

Rk
Name
Ti.
Fed
Rtg
Gms
B-Year
1 Nakamura, Hikaru g USA 2850 0 1987
2 Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2847 0 1990
3 Grischuk, Alexander g RUS 2846 0 1983
4 Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 2835 0 1969
5 Aronian, Levon g ARM 2830 0 1982
6 Caruana, Fabiano g ITA 2829 0 1992
7 Karjakin, Sergey g RUS 2805 0 1990
8 Nepomniachtchi, Ian g RUS 2801 0 1990
9 Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2800 0 1969
10 Svidler, Peter g RUS 2799 0 1976
11 Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2798 0 1975
12 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar g AZE 2784 0 1985
13 Le, Quang Liem g VIE 2771 0 1991
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 Gelfand, Boris g ISR 2751 0 1968
18 Dominguez Perez, Leinier g CUB 2749 0 1983
19 Wang, Hao g CHN 2749 0 1989
20 Leko, Peter g HUN 2747 0 1979
21 Radjabov, Teimour g AZE 2741 0 1987
22 Rapport, Richard g HUN 2736 0 1996
23 Bacrot, Etienne g FRA 2733 9 1983
24 Tomashevsky, Evgeny g RUS 2731 0 1987
25 Jobava, Baadur g GEO 2727 0 1983
26 Jakovenko, Dmitry g RUS 2726 0 1983
27 Movsesian, Sergei g ARM 2724 0 1978
28 Nguyen, Ngoc Truong Son g VIE 2724 0 1990
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 Eljanov, Pavel g UKR 2714 0 1983
34 Yu, Yangyi g CHN 2713 0 1994
35 Wojtaszek, Radoslaw g POL 2711 9 1987
36 Short, Nigel D g ENG 2710 0 1965
37 Guseinov, Gadir g AZE 2709 0 1986
38 Ding, Liren g CHN 2708 0 1992
39 Fressinet, Laurent g FRA 2707 9 1981
40 Khairullin, Ildar g RUS 2701 0 1990
41 Dreev, Aleksey g RUS 2700 0 1969
42 Iturrizaga Bonelli, Eduardo g VEN 2700 0 1989
43 Malakhov, Vladimir g RUS 2700 0 1980
44 Cheparinov, Ivan g BUL 2699 0 1986
45 Morozevich, Alexander g RUS 2695 0 1977
46 Harikrishna, P. g IND 2694 0 1986
47 Kryvoruchko, Yuriy g UKR 2694 0 1986
48 Sadler, Matthew D g ENG 2692 0 1974
49 Kovalev, Vladislav g BLR 2690 0 1994
50 Zhigalko, Sergei g BLR 2690 0 1989
51 Vallejo Pons, Francisco g ESP 2689 0 1982
52 Meier, Georg g GER 2686 0 1987
53 Vitiugov, Nikita g RUS 2686 0 1987
54 Najer, Evgeniy g RUS 2685 0 1977
55 Istratescu, Andrei g FRA 2683 0 1975
56 Mamedov, Rauf g AZE 2681 0 1988
57 Ragger, Markus g AUT 2681 0 1988
58 Onischuk, Vladimir g UKR 2678 9 1991
59 Moiseenko, Alexander g UKR 2677 0 1980
60 Matlakov, Maxim g RUS 2676 0 1991
61 McShane, Luke J g ENG 2676 0 1984
62 Roiz, Michael g ISR 2675 5 1983
63 Fedoseev, Vladimir g RUS 2675 0 1995
64 Korobov, Anton g UKR 2675 0 1985
65 Maletin, Pavel g RUS 2674 9 1986
66 Efimenko, Zahar g UKR 2674 0 1985
67 Navara, David g CZE 2673 9 1985
68 Fridman, Daniel g GER 2672 9 1976
69 Grachev, Boris g RUS 2671 0 1986
70 Volokitin, Andrei g UKR 2671 0 1986
71 Bartel, Mateusz g POL 2670 9 1985
72 Fedorchuk, Sergey A. g UKR 2668 0 1981
73 Delgado Ramirez, Neuris g PAR 2667 6 1981
74 Bukavshin, Ivan g RUS 2667 0 1995
75 Riazantsev, Alexander g RUS 2667 0 1985
76 Naiditsch, Arkadij g GER 2666 9 1985
77 Sargissian, Gabriel g ARM 2666 0 1983
78 Motylev, Alexander g RUS 2665 0 1979
79 Parligras, Mircea-Emilian g ROU 2665 0 1980
80 Baklan, Vladimir g UKR 2664 0 1978
81 Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter g GER 2664 0 1976
82 Adly, Ahmed g EGY 2663 0 1987
83 Bauer, Christian g FRA 2661 0 1977
84 Gajewski, Grzegorz g POL 2661 0 1985
85 Alekseev, Evgeny g RUS 2660 0 1985
86 Potkin, Vladimir g RUS 2659 0 1982
87 Kovalenko, Igor g LAT 2658 0 1988
88 Bachmann, Axel g PAR 2656 0 1989
89 Inarkiev, Ernesto g RUS 2656 0 1985
90 Smirnov, Pavel g RUS 2656 0 1982
91 Salgado Lopez, Ivan g ESP 2655 0 1991
92 Laznicka, Viktor g CZE 2654 0 1988
93 Bocharov, Ivan f RUS 2653 18 1990
94 Zvjaginsev, Vadim g RUS 2649 0 1976
95 Tiviakov, Sergei g NED 2647 8 1973
96 Artemiev, Vladislav g RUS 2647 0 1998
97 Banikas, Hristos g GRE 2647 0 1978
98 Dubov, Daniil g RUS 2647 0 1996
99 L'Ami, Erwin g NED 2647 0 1985
100 Amin, Bassem g EGY 2646 0 1988

Top 50 Women Rapid

Once more, it was the Women World Championship that determined
the biggest winners, and unsurprisingly the largest beneficiaries were
Mariya Muzychuk and Natalia Pogonina who battled their way through
numerous rapid tiebreaks to survive to the finals. Both great players
earned 44 and 55 Rapid Elo respectively.

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 Stefanova, Antoaneta g BUL 2570 2 1979
4 Dzagnidze, Nana g GEO 2560 0 1987
5 Gunina, Valentina g RUS 2543 0 1989
6 Koneru, Humpy g IND 2540 2 1987
7 Ju, Wenjun g CHN 2540 0 1991
8 Muzychuk, Anna g UKR 2520 4 1990
9 Zhao, Xue g CHN 2506 4 1985
10 Muzychuk, Mariya m UKR 2503 10 1992
11 Ushenina, Anna g UKR 2501 2 1985
12 Arabidze, Meri m GEO 2497 6 1994
13 Kosintseva, Tatiana g RUS 2496 4 1986
14 Zatonskih, Anna m USA 2482 0 1978
15 Kosteniuk, Alexandra g RUS 2481 2 1984
16 Paehtz, Elisabeth m GER 2478 4 1985
17 Javakhishvili, Lela m GEO 2470 4 1984
18 Moser, Eva m AUT 2469 0 1982
19 Zhu, Chen g QAT 2466 0 1976
20 Socko, Monika g POL 2464 6 1978
21 Sebag, Marie g FRA 2463 6 1986
22 Pogonina, Natalija wg RUS 2459 8 1985
23 Mkrtchian, Lilit m ARM 2459 4 1982
24 Bodnaruk, Anastasia m RUS 2456 0 1992
25 Krush, Irina g USA 2455 2 1983
26 Harika, Dronavalli g IND 2454 8 1991
27 Cmilyte, Viktorija g LTU 2451 2 1983
28 Shen, Yang m CHN 2447 2 1989
29 Galliamova, Alisa m RUS 2446 4 1972
30 Huang, Qian wg CHN 2443 6 1986
31 Cramling, Pia g SWE 2440 6 1963
32 Matnadze, Ana m ESP 2436 0 1983
33 Gaponenko, Inna m UKR 2429 2 1976
34 Goryachkina, Aleksandra wg RUS 2428 4 1998
35 Guo, Qi m CHN 2426 0 1995
36 Hoang, Thanh Trang g HUN 2425 0 1980
37 Batsiashvili, Nino m GEO 2424 0 1987
38 Tan, Zhongyi wg CHN 2423 0 1991
39 Peptan, Corina-Isabela m ROU 2421 0 1978
40 Melia, Salome m GEO 2413 2 1987
41 Karavade, Eesha m IND 2408 0 1987
42 Alexandrova, Olga m ESP 2406 0 1978
43 Girya, Olga wg RUS 2405 0 1991
44 L'Ami, Alina m ROU 2404 0 1985
45 Lomineishvili, Maia m GEO 2399 7 1977
46 Pustovoitova, Daria f RUS 2399 0 1994
47 Lujan, Carolina m ARG 2392 4 1985
48 Khotenashvili, Bela g GEO 2391 4 1988
49 Milliet, Sophie m FRA 2386 0 1983
50 Padmini, Rout wg IND 2386 0 1994

Top 100 Blitz

Among the winners in Blitz rating, two names certainly stand out. The first is Ian Nepomniachtchi, who not only won the classic Aeroflot Open but who also won the Aeroflot Blitz after, winning 48 Blitz Elo. However, a special ti of the hat must be made to blitz fiend IM Stanislav Bogdanovich, who is now rated 2815 Blitz Elo, World no.8, almost 240 above his classical chess rating. He is also known for his relentlessness.

Rk
Name
Ti.
Fed
Rtg
Gms
B-Year
1 Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2933 0 1990
2 Nakamura, Hikaru g USA 2883 0 1987
3 Nepomniachtchi, Ian g RUS 2846 18 1990
4 Grischuk, Alexander g RUS 2839 18 1983
5 Le, Quang Liem g VIE 2828 0 1991
6 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime g FRA 2826 0 1990
7 Aronian, Levon g ARM 2816 0 1982
8 Bogdanovich, Stanislav m UKR 2815 27 1993
9 Radjabov, Teimour g AZE 2808 0 1987
10 Fedoseev, Vladimir g RUS 2798 29 1995
11 Navara, David g CZE 2798 0 1985
12 Morozevich, Alexander g RUS 2790 0 1977
13 Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 2789 0 1969
14 Lu, Shanglei g CHN 2781 18 1995
15 Mamedov, Rauf g AZE 2772 16 1988
16 Giri, Anish g NED 2771 0 1994
17 Ponomariov, Ruslan g UKR 2770 18 1983
18 Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2767 0 1969
19 Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2763 0 1975
20 Svidler, Peter g RUS 2760 0 1976
21 Karjakin, Sergey g RUS 2759 18 1990
22 Matlakov, Maxim g RUS 2752 18 1991
23 Adams, Michael g ENG 2752 0 1971
24 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar g AZE 2749 18 1985
25 Dreev, Aleksey g RUS 2749 0 1969
26 Sargissian, Gabriel g ARM 2749 0 1983
27 Malakhov, Vladimir g RUS 2747 0 1980
28 Korobov, Anton g UKR 2746 18 1985
29 Gelfand, Boris g ISR 2743 0 1968
30 Smirin, Ilia g ISR 2743 0 1968
31 Bortnyk, Olexandr m UKR 2740 27 1996
32 Andreikin, Dmitry g RUS 2738 18 1990
33 Leko, Peter g HUN 2736 0 1979
34 Polgar, Judit g HUN 2736 0 1976
35 Zubov, Alexander g UKR 2736 0 1983
36 Shkuro, Iuri g UKR 2734 26 1982
37 Savchenko, Boris g RUS 2734 18 1986
38 Kovalenko, Igor g LAT 2726 28 1988
39 So, Wesley g USA 2726 0 1993
40 Dominguez Perez, Leinier g CUB 2717 0 1983
41 Wang, Hao g CHN 2716 13 1989
42 Nguyen, Ngoc Truong Son g VIE 2715 0 1990
43 Meier, Georg g GER 2714 0 1987
44 Kuzubov, Yuriy g UKR 2712 11 1990
45 Laznicka, Viktor g CZE 2709 0 1988
46 Vitiugov, Nikita g RUS 2706 0 1987
47 Hou, Yifan g CHN 2704 0 1994
48 Kamsky, Gata g USA 2704 0 1974
49 Andriasian, Zaven g ARM 2700 0 1989
50 Bruzon Batista, Lazaro g CUB 2700 0 1982
51 Fressinet, Laurent g FRA 2699 0 1981
52 Iturrizaga Bonelli, Eduardo g VEN 2697 29 1989
53 Kokarev, Dmitry g RUS 2695 0 1982
54 Kononenko, Dmitry g UKR 2695 0 1988
55 Belous, Vladimir g RUS 2694 31 1993
56 Tomashevsky, Evgeny g RUS 2694 18 1987
57 Wang, Yue g CHN 2694 0 1987
58 Yu, Yangyi g CHN 2694 0 1994
59 Popovic, Dusan g SRB 2689 0 1983
60 Cheparinov, Ivan g BUL 2688 0 1986
61 Ding, Liren g CHN 2688 0 1992
62 Najer, Evgeniy g RUS 2688 0 1977
63 Lenderman, Aleksandr g USA 2686 0 1989
64 Djukic, Nikola g MNE 2683 0 1983
65 Jovanovic, Zoran g CRO 2683 0 1979
66 Wojtaszek, Radoslaw g POL 2682 0 1987
67 Rakhmanov, Aleksandr g RUS 2681 11 1989
68 Eljanov, Pavel g UKR 2680 0 1983
69 Harikrishna, P. g IND 2680 0 1986
70 Onischuk, Vladimir g UKR 2680 0 1991
71 Caruana, Fabiano g ITA 2679 0 1992
72 Petrosian, Tigran L. g ARM 2675 29 1984
73 Sasikiran, Krishnan g IND 2675 18 1981
74 Guseinov, Gadir g AZE 2672 11 1986
75 Ramirez, Alejandro g USA 2672 0 1988
76 Areshchenko, Alexander g UKR 2670 0 1986
77 Short, Nigel D g ENG 2668 0 1965
78 Efimenko, Zahar g UKR 2664 0 1985
79 Bukavshin, Ivan g RUS 2663 29 1995
80 Grachev, Boris g RUS 2663 18 1986
81 Van Wely, Loek g NED 2658 9 1972
82 Movsesian, Sergei g ARM 2657 0 1978
83 Kobalia, Mikhail g RUS 2654 18 1978
84 Cvitan, Ognjen g CRO 2653 0 1961
85 Bacrot, Etienne g FRA 2652 0 1983
86 Gunina, Valentina g RUS 2652 0 1989
87 Sokolov, Ivan g NED 2651 18 1968
88 Duda, Jan-Krzysztof g POL 2651 0 1998
89 Howell, David W L g ENG 2649 0 1990
90 Riazantsev, Alexander g RUS 2649 0 1985
91 Yudin, Sergei g RUS 2648 18 1986
92 Bachmann, Axel g PAR 2648 0 1989
93 Bocharov, Dmitry g RUS 2648 0 1982
94 Hammer, Jon Ludvig g NOR 2648 0 1990
95 Miton, Kamil g POL 2647 0 1984
96 Predojevic, Borki g BIH 2647 0 1987
97 Banikas, Hristos g GRE 2645 0 1978
98 Muzychuk, Anna g UKR 2645 0 1990
99 Neiksans, Arturs g LAT 2645 0 1983
100 Granda Zuniga, Julio E g PER 2644 0 1967

Top 50 Women Blitz

There were a few changes in the Blitz ratings this month, but 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 Gunina, Valentina g RUS 2652 0 1989
4 Muzychuk, Anna g UKR 2645 0 1990
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 Koneru, Humpy g IND 2552 0 1987
9 Zhao, Xue g CHN 2552 0 1985
10 Ju, Wenjun g CHN 2535 0 1991
11 Tan, Zhongyi wg CHN 2525 0 1991
12 Stefanova, Antoaneta g BUL 2518 0 1979
13 Kosintseva, Tatiana g RUS 2506 2 1986
14 Ushenina, Anna g UKR 2485 0 1985
15 Paehtz, Elisabeth m GER 2483 0 1985
16 Bodnaruk, Anastasia m RUS 2462 0 1992
17 Huang, Qian wg CHN 2458 2 1986
18 Khotenashvili, Bela g GEO 2433 2 1988
19 Matnadze, Ana m ESP 2432 0 1983
20 Muzychuk, Mariya m UKR 2430 0 1992
21 Melia, Salome m GEO 2428 0 1987
22 Zatonskih, Anna m USA 2425 0 1978
23 Peptan, Corina-Isabela m ROU 2415 0 1978
24 Alexandrova, Olga m ESP 2408 0 1978
25 Li, Ruofan m SIN 2406 6 1978
26 Mkrtchian, Lilit m ARM 2405 2 1982
27 Guseva, Marina m RUS 2403 9 1986
28 Szczepkowska-Horowska, Karina wg POL 2402 0 1987
29 Charochkina, Daria wg RUS 2400 0 1990
30 Vasilevich, Tatjana m UKR 2400 0 1977
31 Guo, Qi m CHN 2396 0 1995
32 Arabidze, Meri m GEO 2391 0 1994
33 Lomineishvili, Maia m GEO 2388 7 1977
34 Hoang, Thi Bao Tram wg VIE 2385 0 1987
35 Moser, Eva m AUT 2382 0 1982
36 Sukandar, Irine Kharisma m INA 2381 0 1992
37 Batsiashvili, Nino m GEO 2380 0 1987
38 Khurtsidze, Nino m GEO 2379 0 1975
39 Socko, Monika g POL 2377 0 1978
40 Zhu, Chen g QAT 2374 0 1976
41 Khukhashvili, Sopiko m GEO 2371 0 1985
42 Gaponenko, Inna m UKR 2370 0 1976
43 Krush, Irina g USA 2370 0 1983
44 Shen, Yang m CHN 2367 0 1989
45 Cori T., Deysi wg PER 2366 0 1993
46 Guramishvili, Sopiko m GEO 2364 0 1991
47 Kalinina, Olga wg UKR 2361 7 1989
48 Houska, Jovanka m ENG 2360 0 1980
49 Tantsiura, Maria wm UKR 2356 0 1996
50 Ubiennykh, Ekaterina wm RUS 2355 0 1983

Source: FIDE



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KandiRavi KandiRavi 5/4/2015 11:29
Glad that Vishy is back at No.2 spot.

X iLeon aka DMG X iLeon aka DMG 5/2/2015 04:26
This is one more reason why I love chess: all ages, races, and creeds. It's amazing, for example, when you see a blind elder competing, or people with disabilities. I've seen it and it fills me with joy. As for upcoming contenders, there sure is no shortage. Caruana, So, Wei Yi, Nakamura - lets not forget him, and who knows, maybe even older players who started late! Me, for example, lolololzz
ex0 ex0 5/2/2015 06:06
A few more years and Wei Yi will be knocking at top 10? Sorry, but maybe 1 year is all it will take, or even less.. Ding Liren is already knocking, at place 11! They both are coming from basically nowhere. Wei has beaten lots of 2700 already, like Shirov and Nepo at the world cup in a mini match no less! Same thing with Wesley So, although he took longer to crack 2700 than Wei or Ding.. but when he did, he got into top 10 pretty quickly. I think it will be the same for Wei Yi and Ding Liren.
DBRussell DBRussell 5/1/2015 10:44
Wei Yi, the little chinese dragon has been crushing all opposition!! :D
A few more years and he'll start knocking the top 10 door, hopefully be invited for the great supertournaments and from there I'll have a better picture of him as a potential Magnus challenger.

A big hurrah to Vishy as well!! :)
His passion and his energy for chess show through his opening preparation and natural talent for sacrifices and combinations. He's a top-5 of all-time for me! Go Vishy!

X iLeon aka DMG X iLeon aka DMG 5/1/2015 09:21
Carlsen's now a phenomenal 72 points ahead of second best!!! And the difference is likely to get bigger by the end of the year, after a few more super-tournaments!!! 2900, here we come :)
Bertman Bertman 5/1/2015 03:27
@Rob Even if she were, it would still need to be ratified at the following FIDE congress. There is never any insta-title. In the meantime she would be GM-elect.
Rob Clark Rob Clark 5/1/2015 10:28
Shouldn't Mariya Muzychuk be automatically be awarded the title of full grandmaster given that she has become the World Champion?
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