May 2018 FIDE Ratings

by Albert Silver
5/1/2018 – It was a month in which the two best players 'explained' once more to the world, why they are the best. Magnus Carlsen came storming through the second half of the Gashimov Memorial to win it, while Fabiano Caruana won the Grenke Classic, and came second in the US Championship with a plus five score. Sam Shankland enjoyed the greatest result of his career with a huge US Championship win, and a 2701 rating to boot. Here are the ratings and report for your perusal. | Photo: Shamkirchess.az

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Carlsen, Caruana, and Shankland

Although it was a very modest gain of just four Elo, one cannot deny that seeing Magnus Carlsen return to a semblance of his legendary form was a relief and pleasure for his fans and chess players in general. His victory at the Gashimov Memorial, the third at this event that seems to suit him, was his second significant one of the year. It makes the forthcoming Norway Chess that much more mouthwatering since his challenger Fabiano Caruana will also be there.

In just one month, Fabiano Caruana, who was not exactly hurting for ratings points, has added 18 to his tally, thanks to his win at the Grenke Chess Classic, and his close second place at the US Championship, still good enough to add a further four Elo, and close the gap with the world  no.1 to just 21 points.

Fabiano Caruana at the Grenke Chess Classic | Photo: Georgios Souleidis

Top 100 players

Rk
Name
Ti.
Fed
Rtg
Gms
B-Year
1 Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2843 18 1990
2 Caruana, Fabiano g USA 2822 20 1992
3 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar g AZE 2808 9 1985
4 Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2792 0 1975
5 Ding, Liren g CHN 2791 11 1992
6 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime g FRA 2789 11 1990
7 Karjakin, Sergey g RUS 2782 9 1990
8 So, Wesley g USA 2778 11 1993
9 Giri, Anish g NED 2776 9 1994
10 Nakamura, Hikaru g USA 2769 11 1987
11 Grischuk, Alexander g RUS 2766 0 1983
12 Aronian, Levon g ARM 2764 9 1982
13 Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2760 11 1969
14 Svidler, Peter g RUS 2760 2 1976
15 Yu, Yangyi g CHN 2754 4 1994
16 Radjabov, Teimour g AZE 2751 9 1987
17 Nepomniachtchi, Ian g RUS 2751 0 1990
18 Wojtaszek, Radoslaw g POL 2750 14 1987
19 Topalov, Veselin g FID 2747 9 1975
20 Vitiugov, Nikita g RUS 2740 9 1987
21 Jakovenko, Dmitry g RUS 2735 6 1983
22 Wei, Yi g CHN 2734 0 1999
23 Le, Quang Liem g VIE 2728 0 1991
24 Navara, David g CZE 2727 14 1985
25 Harikrishna, P. g IND 2727 6 1986
26 Li, Chao b g CHN 2724 4 1989
27 Duda, Jan-Krzysztof g POL 2724 0 1998
28 Bu, Xiangzhi g CHN 2718 4 1985
29 Bacrot, Etienne g FRA 2714 11 1983
30 Tomashevsky, Evgeny g RUS 2714 0 1987
31 Wang, Hao g CHN 2710 18 1989
32 Vallejo Pons, Francisco g ESP 2709 2 1982
33 Mamedov, Rauf g AZE 2708 9 1988
34 Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 2708 0 1969
35 Rapport, Richard g HUN 2707 9 1996
36 Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi g IND 2707 0 1994
37 Fedoseev, Vladimir g RUS 2706 0 1995
38 Kryvoruchko, Yuriy g UKR 2705 18 1986
39 Cheparinov, Ivan g FID 2705 4 1986
40 Artemiev, Vladislav g RUS 2704 9 1998
41 Matlakov, Maxim g RUS 2704 0 1991
42 Andreikin, Dmitry g RUS 2702 13 1990
43 Eljanov, Pavel g UKR 2702 9 1983
44 Shankland, Samuel g USA 2701 11 1991
45 Adams, Michael g ENG 2701 2 1971
46 Howell, David W L g ENG 2701 2 1990
47 Naiditsch, Arkadij g AZE 2697 20 1985
48 Almasi, Zoltan g HUN 2696 2 1976
49 Dubov, Daniil g RUS 2696 0 1996
50 Gelfand, Boris g ISR 2695 0 1968
51 Sadler, Matthew D g ENG 2693 0 1974
52 Nabaty, Tamir g ISR 2692 0 1991
53 Malakhov, Vladimir g RUS 2691 4 1980
54 Leko, Peter g HUN 2691 0 1979
55 Inarkiev, Ernesto g RUS 2686 9 1985
56 Ponomariov, Ruslan g UKR 2686 4 1983
57 Wang, Yue g CHN 2686 4 1987
58 Saric, Ivan g CRO 2685 13 1990
59 Sargissian, Gabriel g ARM 2680 0 1983
60 Demchenko, Anton g RUS 2679 0 1987
61 Korobov, Anton g UKR 2678 12 1985
62 Rodshtein, Maxim g ISR 2678 3 1989
63 Ni, Hua g CHN 2673 4 1983
64 Ragger, Markus g AUT 2672 5 1988
65 Adhiban, B. g IND 2671 9 1992
66 Laznicka, Viktor g CZE 2671 5 1988
67 Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter g GER 2671 5 1976
68 Robson, Ray g USA 2670 14 1994
69 Berkes, Ferenc g HUN 2670 0 1985
70 Kamsky, Gata g USA 2670 0 1974
71 McShane, Luke J g ENG 2669 2 1984
72 Amin, Bassem g EGY 2667 22 1988
73 Jones, Gawain C B g ENG 2667 18 1987
74 Van Wely, Loek g NED 2667 14 1972
75 Najer, Evgeniy g RUS 2667 2 1977
76 Sasikiran, Krishnan g IND 2666 2 1981
77 Morozevich, Alexander g RUS 2665 0 1977
78 Rublevsky, Sergei g RUS 2665 0 1974
79 Bruzon Batista, Lazaro g CUB 2664 9 1982
80 Jobava, Baadur g GEO 2663 2 1983
81 Kuzubov, Yuriy g UKR 2663 0 1990
82 Sjugirov, Sanan g RUS 2663 0 1993
83 Melkumyan, Hrant g ARM 2662 9 1989
84 Riazantsev, Alexander g RUS 2662 0 1985
85 Xiong, Jeffery g USA 2661 15 2000
86 Kovalyov, Anton g CAN 2660 0 1992
87 Motylev, Alexander g RUS 2660 0 1979
88 Cori, Jorge g PER 2659 3 1995
89 Hou, Yifan g CHN 2658 9 1994
90 Kasimdzhanov, Rustam g UZB 2658 9 1979
91 Safarli, Eltaj g AZE 2657 18 1992
92 Sethuraman, S.P. g IND 2657 18 1993
93 Van Kampen, Robin g NED 2657 4 1994
94 Swiercz, Dariusz g POL 2657 3 1994
95 Short, Nigel D g ENG 2656 9 1965
96 Negi, Parimarjan g IND 2656 0 1993
97 Akopian, Vladimir g ARM 2655 9 1971
98 Kravtsiv, Martyn g UKR 2655 9 1990
99 Guseinov, Gadir g AZE 2654 0 1986
100 Gordievsky, Dmitry g RUS 2653 9 1996
101 Dreev, Aleksey g RUS 2653 0 1969
102 Lenic, Luka g SLO 2653 0 1988

Also worth noting — although he's just barely out of the current Top 100 — we can find 2652-rated former World Championship candidate Alexei Shirov has returned to the Spanish Chess Federation, following a dispute with the chess leadership of his native Latvia. Shirov previously represented Spain from 1995-2011 and also has Spanish citizenship.

Top climbers and descenders 

Shankland, Shankland, above everything... (sung to a former national anthem). Sam Shankland's victory at the US Championship was not only noteworthy for taking first ahead of the Big Three as they were dubbed, but also his enormous +6 score, near 2900 performance, and gain of a massive 30 Elo, emerging from the jungle of 2600s to reach 2701, his first time in the 2700 Club, And what an entrance!

Rk
Old
Name
Fed
Ti.
Rating
Old
Gms
2 3 Caruana, Fabiano USA GM 2822 +18 2804 20
5 8 Ding, Liren CHN GM 2791 +13 2778 11
10 6 Nakamura, Hikaru USA GM 2769 -18 2787 11
13 11 Anand, Viswanathan IND GM 2760 -16 2776 11
24 19 Navara, David CZE GM 2727 -18 2745 14
44 70 Shankland, Samuel USA GM 2701 +30 2671 11
53 55 Malakhov, Vladimir RUS GM 2691 +2 2689 4
65 87 Adhiban, B. IND GM 2671 +10 2661 9
66 94 Laznicka, Viktor CZE GM 2671 +14 2657 5
67 59 Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter GER GM 2671 -10 2681 5
68 89 Robson, Ray USA GM 2670 +10 2660 14
72 46 Amin, Bassem EGY GM 2667 -33 2700 22
90 65 Kasimdzhanov, Rustam UZB GM 2658 -18 2676 9
97 77 Akopian, Vladimir ARM GM 2655 -12 2667 9
98 62 Kravtsiv, Martyn UKR GM 2655 -25 2680 9

An imperial Sam Shankland demolished the field at the 2018 US Championship | Photo: Lennart Ootes

FIDE Top 100 Women

The European Women's Championship was the defining tournament in April for the female elite. Valentina Gunina was the grand champion and as such added 19 Elo, returning her to her rightful place among the Top Ten.

Nevertheless, youth was a weightier impact in the standings, with the continued rise of 18-year-old Kazhak IM Zhansaya Abdumalik, who leapt a further 41 Elo, and IM Gunay Mammadzada from Azerbaijan, also 18, who enjoyed a jump in 50 Elo, also thanks to the European Championship.

Rk
Name
Ti.
Fed
Rtg
Gms
B-Year
1 Hou, Yifan g CHN 2658 9 1994
2 Ju, Wenjun g CHN 2571 4 1991
3 Muzychuk, Anna g UKR 2564 0 1990
4 Lagno, Kateryna g RUS 2556 0 1989
5 Kosteniuk, Alexandra g RUS 2555 0 1984
6 Cmilyte, Viktorija g LTU 2542 0 1983
7 Lei, Tingjie g CHN 2537 4 1997
8 Muzychuk, Mariya g UKR 2532 11 1992
9 Gunina, Valentina g RUS 2526 11 1989
10 Tan, Zhongyi g CHN 2522 4 1991
11 Dzagnidze, Nana g GEO 2519 11 1987
12 Batsiashvili, Nino g GEO 2504 11 1987
13 Harika, Dronavalli g IND 2499 4 1991
14 Goryachkina, Aleksandra wg RUS 2496 11 1998
15 Stefanova, Antoaneta g FID 2490 11 1979
16 Sebag, Marie g FRA 2486 11 1986
17 Abdumalik, Zhansaya m KAZ 2484 18 2000
18 Saduakassova, Dinara m KAZ 2484 4 1996
19 Zhao, Xue g CHN 2478 0 1985
20 Paehtz, Elisabeth m GER 2475 12 1985
21 Khotenashvili, Bela g GEO 2473 11 1988
22 Javakhishvili, Lela m GEO 2471 11 1984
23 Shen, Yang m CHN 2468 0 1989
24 Girya, Olga wg RUS 2465 11 1991
25 Atalik, Ekaterina m TUR 2461 11 1982
26 Cornette, Deimante m LTU 2461 11 1989
27 Socko, Monika g POL 2458 11 1978
28 Pogonina, Natalija wg RUS 2457 11 1985
29 Cramling, Pia g SWE 2448 11 1963
30 Kashlinskaya, Alina m RUS 2448 11 1993
31 Bodnaruk, Anastasia m RUS 2446 11 1992
32 Ni, Shiqun wg CHN 2444 0 1997
33 Ushenina, Anna g UKR 2443 11 1985
34 Mammadzada, Gunay m AZE 2442 11 2000
35 Huang, Qian wg CHN 2439 4 1986
36 Hunt, Harriet V m ENG 2439 0 1978
37 Zatonskih, Anna m USA 2437 20 1978
38 Khademalsharieh, Sarasadat m IRI 2425 9 1997
39 Zawadzka, Jolanta wg POL 2424 11 1987
40 Hoang, Thanh Trang g HUN 2423 11 1980
41 Zhu, Chen g QAT 2423 0 1976
42 Krush, Irina g USA 2422 11 1983
43 Ding, Yixin wg CHN 2422 4 1991
44 Galliamova, Alisa m RUS 2422 0 1972
45 Turova, Irina m RUS 2422 0 1979
46 Houska, Jovanka m ENG 2420 9 1980
47 Tsolakidou, Stavroula m GRE 2419 11 2000
48 Alexandrova, Olga m ESP 2419 1 1978
49 Shuvalova, Polina wm RUS 2416 11 2001
50 Bulmaga, Irina m ROU 2415 11 1993
51 Ordaz Valdes, Lisandra Teresa m CUB 2414 0 1988
52 Danielian, Elina g ARM 2412 11 1978
53 Zimina, Olga m ITA 2412 11 1982
54 Skripchenko, Almira m FRA 2412 0 1976
55 Gaponenko, Inna m UKR 2410 11 1976
56 Munguntuul, Batkhuyag m MGL 2410 0 1987
57 Shvayger, Yuliya m ISR 2408 11 1994
58 Nechaeva, Marina m RUS 2407 11 1986
59 Szczepkowska, Karina m POL 2404 11 1987
60 Vega Gutierrez, Sabrina m ESP 2401 11 1987
61 Karavade, Eesha m IND 2399 0 1987
62 Arabidze, Meri m GEO 2397 11 1994
63 Badelka, Olga wm BLR 2397 11 2002
64 Kovalevskaya, Ekaterina m RUS 2397 0 1974
65 Sukandar, Irine Kharisma m INA 2396 18 1992
66 Melia, Salome m GEO 2395 9 1987
67 Schleining, Zoya m GER 2394 18 1961
68 Tania, Sachdev m IND 2393 9 1986
69 Peptan, Corina-Isabela m ROU 2393 0 1978
70 Mkrtchian, Lilit m ARM 2392 11 1982
71 Milliet, Sophie m FRA 2391 11 1983
72 Matnadze, Ana m ESP 2388 11 1983
73 Cori T., Deysi wg PER 2387 9 1993
74 Melamed, Tatjana wg GER 2386 0 1974
75 Batchimeg, Tuvshintugs m MGL 2384 9 1986
76 Bojkovic, Natasa m SRB 2384 0 1971
77 Osmak, Iulija m UKR 2382 11 1998
78 Voit, Daria f RUS 2382 11 1994
79 Guo, Qi m CHN 2381 0 1995
80 Zhukova, Natalia g UKR 2380 11 1979
81 Aulia, Medina Warda wg INA 2380 0 1997
82 Hoolt, Sarah wg GER 2379 11 1988
83 Guramishvili, Sopiko m GEO 2379 0 1991
84 Unuk, Laura wm SLO 2377 11 1999
85 Vo, Thi Kim Phung wg VIE 2376 4 1993
86 Ambartsumova, Karina wg RUS 2375 0 1989
87 Paikidze, Nazi m USA 2374 11 1993
88 Ziaziulkina, Nastassia m BLR 2373 11 1995
89 Ovod, Evgenija m RUS 2371 11 1982
90 Nomin-Erdene, Davaademberel m MGL 2371 0 2000
91 Gara, Anita m HUN 2370 13 1983
92 Gara, Ticia wg HUN 2369 11 1984
93 Fierro Baquero, Martha L. m ECU 2369 0 1977
94 Majdan, Joanna wg POL 2369 0 1988
95 Mamedjarova, Zeinab wg AZE 2367 11 1983
96 Wang, Jue wg CHN 2366 4 1995
97 Hoang, Thi Bao Tram wg VIE 2366 0 1987
98 Soumya, Swaminathan wg IND 2361 9 1989
99 Lazarne Vajda, Szidonia m HUN 2361 0 1979
100 Mammadova, Gulnar m AZE 2360 11 1991
101 Vasilevich, Tatjana m UKR 2360 0 1977

FIDE Top 100 Juniors

It might sound like a bit of rinse-and-repeat, but after bringing up the impressive rise of the young Iranian players in the previous ratings report, what happens? 18-year-old Parham Maghsoodloo unleashes an amazing win at the Sharjah Masters with a score of 8.0/9, in a field not lacking in heavy-hitters such as Naiditsch, Artemiev, Wang Hao, Inarkiev, Eljanov, and the list goes on. Oh the temptation to not say "I told you so"...

Rk
Name
Ti.
Fed
Rtg
Gms
B-Year
1 Wei, Yi g CHN 2734 0 1999
2 Duda, Jan-Krzysztof g POL 2724 0 1998
3 Artemiev, Vladislav g RUS 2704 9 1998
4 Xiong, Jeffery g USA 2661 15 2000
5 Maghsoodloo, Parham g IRI 2638 18 2000
6 Van Foreest, Jorden g NED 2638 4 1999
7 Paravyan, David g RUS 2620 9 1998
8 Karthikeyan, Murali g IND 2617 0 1999
9 Gledura, Benjamin g HUN 2615 9 1999
10 Sevian, Samuel g USA 2613 9 2000
11 Tari, Aryan g NOR 2603 0 1999
12 Aravindh,Chithambaram VR. g IND 2597 0 1999
13 Tabatabaei, M.amin m IRI 2587 17 2001
14 Donchenko, Alexander g GER 2587 11 1998
15 Li, Ruifeng g USA 2587 9 2001
16 Sarana, Alexey g RUS 2587 9 2000
17 Esipenko, Andrey g RUS 2587 0 2002
18 Bai, Jinshi g CHN 2579 2 1999
19 Deac, Bogdan-Daniel g ROU 2575 9 2001
20 Narayanan.S.L g IND 2574 18 1998
21 Martirosyan, Haik M. g ARM 2572 0 2000
22 Firouzja, Alireza m IRI 2570 9 2003
23 Xu, Xiangyu g CHN 2569 3 1999
24 Shevchenko, Kirill g UKR 2569 0 2002
25 Pichot, Alan g ARG 2564 5 1998
26 Vorontsov, Pavlo g UKR 2564 3 1998
27 Schroeder, Jan-Christian g GER 2563 2 1998
28 Liang, Awonder g USA 2561 11 2003
29 Lomasov, Semen m RUS 2559 9 2002
30 Rambaldi, Francesco g ITA 2556 2 1999
31 Moroni, Luca Jr g ITA 2556 0 2000
32 Vavulin, Maksim m RUS 2552 9 1998
33 Petrosyan, Manuel g ARM 2551 9 1998
34 Nihal Sarin m IND 2551 0 2004
35 Abdusattorov, Nodirbek g UZB 2550 9 2004
36 Nguyen, Thai Dai Van g CZE 2549 11 2001
37 Hakobyan, Aram m ARM 2542 0 2001
38 Kollars, Dmitrij g GER 2541 11 1999
39 Aryan Chopra g IND 2536 9 2001
40 Ghosh, Diptayan g IND 2536 0 1998
41 Repka, Christopher g SVK 2534 12 1998
42 Smirnov, Anton g AUS 2529 18 2001
43 Praggnanandhaa R m IND 2529 9 2005
44 Martinez Alcantara, Jose Eduardo g PER 2527 14 1999
45 Xu, Yi m CHN 2526 11 1998
46 Steinberg, Nitzan g ISR 2526 0 1998
47 Santos Ruiz, Miguel m ESP 2524 2 1999
48 Kelires, Andreas g GRE 2524 0 1999
49 Ali Marandi, Cemil Can g TUR 2521 6 1998
50 Vetoshko, Volodymyr g UKR 2521 0 1998
51 Kantor, Gergely m HUN 2519 0 1999
52 Sorokin, Aleksey f RUS 2519 0 2000
53 Burke, John M g USA 2518 8 2001
54 Lobanov, Sergei m RUS 2515 20 2001
55 Theodorou, Nikolas m GRE 2513 0 2000
56 Triapishko, Alexandr m RUS 2510 9 2000
57 Puranik, Abhimanyu g IND 2507 9 2000
58 Albornoz Cabrera, Carlos Daniel m CUB 2507 0 2000
59 Shtembuliak, Evgeny m UKR 2506 3 1999
60 Sanal, Vahap g TUR 2505 0 1998
61 Zanan, Evgeny m ISR 2504 9 1998
62 Zajic, Milan g SRB 2503 14 1999
63 Kevlishvili, Robby m NED 2502 12 2001
64 Tang, Andrew g USA 2502 7 1999
65 Chandra, Akshat g USA 2500 5 1999
66 Christiansen, Johan-Sebastian m NOR 2499 18 1998
67 Jarmula, Lukasz m POL 2499 9 1998
68 Korpa, Bence g HUN 2497 20 1998
69 Livaic, Leon m CRO 2497 18 2000
70 Gazik, Viktor m SVK 2497 9 2001
71 Yeoh, Li Tian m MAS 2497 0 1999
72 Goryachkina, Aleksandra wg RUS 2496 11 1998
73 Preotu, Razvan g CAN 2494 0 1999
74 Lorparizangeneh, Shahin g IRI 2493 9 1999
75 Yakubboev, Nodirbek m UZB 2493 9 2002
76 Golubov, Saveliy m RUS 2491 0 2000
77 Gholami, Aryan m IRI 2490 0 2001
78 Sargsyan, Shant m ARM 2489 0 2002
79 Erigaisi Arjun f IND 2488 17 2003
80 Bellahcene, Bilel m FRA 2488 11 1998
81 Plenca, Jadranko m CRO 2487 10 1999
82 Vignesh N R m IND 2485 9 1998
83 Dragnev, Valentin m AUT 2485 5 1999
84 Abdumalik, Zhansaya m KAZ 2484 18 2000
85 Troff, Kayden g USA 2483 0 1998
86 Thybo, Jesper Sondergaard m DEN 2481 9 1999
87 Checa, Nicolas m USA 2481 8 2001
88 Suarez Gomez, Julio m ESP 2478 3 1998
89 Khanin, Semen m RUS 2477 9 1999
90 Fernandez De La Vara, Arnaldo f CUB 2477 0 1999
91 Priasmoro, Novendra f INA 2475 9 1999
92 Patel, Advait m USA 2475 5 2002
93 Liu, Yan m CHN 2474 7 2000
94 Van Foreest, Lucas m NED 2474 2 2001
95 Sadikhov, Ulvi m AZE 2473 0 1998
96 Grinberg, Eyal m ISR 2472 17 1998
97 Kuybokarov, Temur m UZB 2472 0 2000
98 Barseghyan, Harutyun   FRA 2471 11 1998
99 Nayhebaver, Martin m SVK 2471 2 1999
100 Kaczur, Florian m HUN 2471 0 1998

Parham Maghsoodloo

Parham Maghsoodloo | Photo: Niklesh Jain

FIDE Top 100 Girls

Laura Unuk, 19, was the biggest winner of the month with 50 Elo thanks to her play far above her rating in the European Championship. And what about 15-year-old Annie Wang, tied first at the US Championship?

WIM Annie Wang, 15, has had a phenomenal rise in the last 12 months | Photo: Lennart Ootes

Naturally, her result was phenomenal, and while that result garnered her 52 Elo, it was just enough to leave her gaining a few, since just three weeks before, she had suffered a dud at an IM norm event. It does speak volumes about her ability to shrug off a disappointment though!

Rk
Name
Ti.
Fed
Rtg
Gms
B-Year
1 Goryachkina, Aleksandra wg RUS 2496 11 1998
2 Abdumalik, Zhansaya m KAZ 2484 18 2000
3 Mammadzada, Gunay m AZE 2442 11 2000
4 Tsolakidou, Stavroula m GRE 2419 11 2000
5 Shuvalova, Polina wm RUS 2416 11 2001
6 Badelka, Olga wm BLR 2397 11 2002
7 Osmak, Iulija m UKR 2382 11 1998
8 Unuk, Laura wm SLO 2377 11 1999
9 Nomin-Erdene, Davaademberel m MGL 2371 0 2000
10 Yu, Jennifer f USA 2358 20 2002
11 Tokhirjonova, Gulrukhbegim wg UZB 2349 0 1999
12 Assaubayeva, Bibisara f RUS 2346 9 2004
13 Hojjatova, Aydan wf AZE 2344 0 1999
14 Marjanovic, Annamaria wf HUN 2344 0 2001
15 Balajayeva, Khanim wf AZE 2338 11 2001
16 Wang, Annie f USA 2330 20 2002
17 Yao, Lan wm CHN 2330 0 2000
18 Sargsyan, Anna M. wf ARM 2323 10 2001
19 Yip, Carissa f USA 2323 9 2003
20 Narva, Mai wm EST 2322 9 1999
21 Garcia Martin, Marta f ESP 2319 4 2000
22 Obolentseva, Alexandra wm RUS 2316 18 2001
23 Vaishali R wm IND 2316 0 2001
24 Zhu, Jiner   CHN 2306 4 2002
25 Potapova, Margarita wf RUS 2302 24 2000
26 Dordzhieva, Dinara wm RUS 2301 9 1999
27 Aakanksha Hagawane wm IND 2297 9 2000
28 Vantika Agrawal wm IND 2296 0 2002
29 Monnisha G K wm IND 2295 0 1998
30 Drogovoz, Irina wm RUS 2287 0 1999
31 Heinemann, Josefine wm GER 2285 11 1998
32 Injac, Teodora wm SRB 2285 11 2000
33 Antolak, Julia wf POL 2282 11 2000
34 Alinasab, Mobina wm IRI 2281 9 2000
35 Derakhshani, Dorsa m USA 2280 11 1998
36 Maltsevskaya, Aleksandra   RUS 2279 19 2002
37 Bluhm, Sonja Maria wf GER 2279 0 1998
38 Radeva, Viktoria wf FID 2275 15 2001
39 Di Benedetto, Desiree f ITA 2272 0 2000
40 Antova, Gabriela f FID 2270 15 2002
41 Chu, Ruotong   CHN 2266 4 2001
42 Protopopova, Anastasiya wf RUS 2262 18 2000
43 Avramidou, Anastasia f GRE 2262 0 2000
44 Sliwicka, Alicja wf POL 2261 11 2001
45 Goltseva, Ekaterina wf RUS 2260 18 2002
46 Salimova, Nurgyul f FID 2260 6 2003
47 Martynyuk, Elizaveta f RUS 2259 0 2000
48 Gorti, Akshita f USA 2258 11 2002
49 Solozhenkina, Elizaveta wm RUS 2258 11 2003
50 Arda, Cagil Irmak wf TUR 2257 11 2001
51 Ouellet, Maili-Jade wm CAN 2257 10 2002
52 Khomeriki, Nino wm GEO 2257 0 1998
53 Paramzina, Anastasya wg RUS 2255 11 1998
54 Vazquez Maccarini, Danitza wm PUR 2242 4 2000
55 Mahalakshmi, M wm IND 2238 0 1998
56 Kanakova, Natalie wf CZE 2237 1 1999
57 Feng, Maggie f USA 2236 20 2000
58 Gajcin, Marina wm SRB 2236 5 2001
59 Sieber, Fiona wm GER 2234 0 2000
60 Krasnokutskaya, Sofiya   UKR 2233 0 2001
61 Obregon Garcia, Roxangel wf CUB 2232 0 2003
62 Georgescu, Lena wf SUI 2227 10 1999
63 Fisabilillah, Ummi wf INA 2225 0 2000
64 Ning, Kaiyu   CHN 2222 4 2004
65 Harazinska, Ewa wm POL 2222 0 1998
66 Lysenko, Margarita wf RUS 2220 0 1999
67 Kubicka, Anna wm POL 2219 13 1999
68 Ghukasyan, Siranush wm ARM 2218 11 1998
69 Afonasieva, Anna wf RUS 2217 9 2001
70 Berdnyk, Mariia   UKR 2216 8 2003
71 Lahav, Michal wf ISR 2216 2 1999
72 Schneider, Jana f GER 2214 9 2002
73 Korchagina, Alena wf RUS 2213 18 2000
74 Diakonova, Ekaterina   RUS 2212 18 1999
75 Amina, Battsooj f MGL 2212 0 2001
76 Mammadova, Narmin wm AZE 2209 0 1999
77 Zhou, Qiyu f CAN 2209 0 2000
78 Caglar, Sila wf TUR 2204 20 2004
79 Martynkova, Olena wm UKR 2202 19 2000
80 Dimitrova, Aleksandra wm RUS 2202 8 2000
81 Khokhlova, Daria   RUS 2198 18 1999
82 Kiolbasa, Oliwia wm POL 2193 0 2000
83 Vasova, Maria wf DEN 2191 5 1998
84 Nguyen, Emily wm USA 2190 4 2002
85 Keetman, Maaike   NED 2190 2 1999
86 Haussernot, Cecile wm FRA 2189 9 1998
87 Malicka, Maria wc POL 2188 2 2003
88 Kochukova, Anna wf RUS 2186 0 2001
89 Schulze, Lara wf GER 2184 9 2002
90 Gal, Hanna Krisztina   HUN 2184 0 1998
91 Song, Yuxin wc CHN 2182 17 2005
92 Uuriintuya, Uurtsaikh wm MGL 2181 0 1998
93 Zhang, Lanlin   CHN 2177 9 1999
94 Beydullayeva, Govhar wf AZE 2176 0 2003
95 Polterauer, Chiara wf AUT 2172 4 2000
96 Egyed, Judit wf HUN 2172 1 2000
97 Wozniak, Mariola wm POL 2170 0 1998
98 Rodionova, Daria wf RUS 2167 0 1998
99 Demchenko, Svitlana wf CAN 2164 0 2003
100 Gueci, Tea wf ITA 2160 0 1999
101 Tishova, Svetlana f RUS 2160 0 2000

Top 100 Rapid

Rk
Name
Ti.
Fed
Rtg
Gms
B-Year
1 Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2880 0 1990
2 Dominguez Perez, Leinier g CUB 2826 0 1983
3 Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2822 0 1969
4 Nakamura, Hikaru g USA 2813 0 1987
5 Fedoseev, Vladimir g RUS 2810 0 1995
6 Aronian, Levon g ARM 2795 0 1982
7 Wang, Hao g CHN 2792 0 1989
8 Grischuk, Alexander g RUS 2783 0 1983
9 Kasparov, Garry g RUS 2783 0 1963
10 Giri, Anish g NED 2779 0 1994
11 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime g FRA 2777 0 1990
12 Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2775 0 1975
13 Nepomniachtchi, Ian g RUS 2770 0 1990
14 Artemiev, Vladislav g RUS 2767 0 1998
15 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar g AZE 2766 0 1985
16 Yu, Yangyi g CHN 2765 10 1994
17 So, Wesley g USA 2763 0 1993
18 Ding, Liren g CHN 2760 10 1992
19 Onischuk, Vladimir g UKR 2754 0 1991
20 Caruana, Fabiano g USA 2753 0 1992
21 Le, Quang Liem g VIE 2752 0 1991
22 Bu, Xiangzhi g CHN 2751 10 1985
23 Svidler, Peter g RUS 2747 0 1976
24 Karjakin, Sergey g RUS 2743 0 1990
25 Jakovenko, Dmitry g RUS 2742 0 1983
26 Navara, David g CZE 2740 0 1985
27 Adams, Michael g ENG 2739 0 1971
28 Kamsky, Gata g USA 2738 0 1974
29 Radjabov, Teimour g AZE 2738 0 1987
30 Korobov, Anton g UKR 2736 9 1985
31 Andreikin, Dmitry g RUS 2736 0 1990
32 Guseinov, Gadir g AZE 2731 0 1986
33 Ponkratov, Pavel g RUS 2727 0 1988
34 Tomashevsky, Evgeny g RUS 2724 0 1987
35 Zhigalko, Sergei g BLR 2724 0 1989
36 Rakhmanov, Aleksandr g RUS 2721 9 1989
37 Jobava, Baadur g GEO 2718 0 1983
38 Sjugirov, Sanan g RUS 2717 0 1993
39 Harikrishna, P. g IND 2716 0 1986
40 Mamedov, Rauf g AZE 2711 0 1988
41 Wang, Yue g CHN 2710 0 1987
42 Safarli, Eltaj g AZE 2709 0 1992
43 Rapport, Richard g HUN 2708 0 1996
44 Akopian, Vladimir g ARM 2707 0 1971
45 Anton Guijarro, David g ESP 2705 0 1995
46 Duda, Jan-Krzysztof g POL 2704 10 1998
47 Amonatov, Farrukh g TJK 2703 0 1978
48 Topalov, Veselin g FID 2699 0 1975
49 Grachev, Boris g RUS 2698 0 1986
50 Kasimdzhanov, Rustam g UZB 2698 0 1979
51 McShane, Luke J g ENG 2698 0 1984
52 Dubov, Daniil g RUS 2697 10 1996
53 Cheparinov, Ivan g FID 2697 0 1986
54 Delgado Ramirez, Neuris g PAR 2697 0 1981
55 Kryvoruchko, Yuriy g UKR 2697 0 1986
56 Dreev, Aleksey g RUS 2694 0 1969
57 Ponomariov, Ruslan g UKR 2694 0 1983
58 Onischuk, Alexander g USA 2693 0 1975
59 Laznicka, Viktor g CZE 2692 0 1988
60 Fridman, Daniel g GER 2689 0 1976
61 Berkes, Ferenc g HUN 2688 9 1985
62 Motylev, Alexander g RUS 2687 0 1979
63 Riazantsev, Alexander g RUS 2687 0 1985
64 Wojtaszek, Radoslaw g POL 2687 0 1987
65 Kovalenko, Igor g LAT 2686 9 1988
66 Leko, Peter g HUN 2686 0 1979
67 Salem, A.R. Saleh g UAE 2685 0 1993
68 Lenic, Luka g SLO 2683 9 1988
69 Bauer, Christian g FRA 2683 0 1977
70 Wei, Yi g CHN 2682 10 1999
71 Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 2682 0 1969
72 Chigaev, Maksim g RUS 2681 0 1996
73 Sargissian, Gabriel g ARM 2681 0 1983
74 Brunello, Sabino g ITA 2679 16 1989
75 Kuzubov, Yuriy g UKR 2679 0 1990
76 Matlakov, Maxim g RUS 2678 0 1991
77 Pantsulaia, Levan g GEO 2678 0 1986
78 Alekseev, Evgeny g RUS 2676 0 1985
79 Petrosian, Tigran L. g ARM 2676 0 1984
80 Fressinet, Laurent g FRA 2674 7 1981
81 Gelfand, Boris g ISR 2674 0 1968
82 Adhiban, B. g IND 2673 0 1992
83 Iordachescu, Viorel g MDA 2673 0 1977
84 Melkumyan, Hrant g ARM 2672 0 1989
85 Kokarev, Dmitry g RUS 2671 0 1982
86 Kravtsiv, Martyn g UKR 2671 0 1990
87 Nguyen, Ngoc Truong Son g VIE 2666 0 1990
88 Baklan, Vladimir g UKR 2665 0 1978
89 Oparin, Grigoriy g RUS 2665 0 1997
90 Ziska, Helgi Dam g FAI 2664 7 1990
91 Moranda, Wojciech g POL 2664 0 1988
92 Meier, Georg g GER 2662 0 1987
93 Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi g IND 2660 10 1994
94 Parligras, Mircea-Emilian g ROU 2660 0 1980
95 Saric, Ivan g CRO 2660 0 1990
96 Inarkiev, Ernesto g RUS 2659 0 1985
97 Sadler, Matthew D g ENG 2659 0 1974
98 Demchenko, Anton g RUS 2656 0 1987
99 Volokitin, Andrei g UKR 2656 0 1986
100 Jones, Gawain C B g ENG 2655 0 1987

Women's Top 50 Rapid

Rk
Name
Ti.
Fed
Rtg
Gms
B-Year
1 Muzychuk, Anna g UKR 2597 11 1990
2 Hou, Yifan g CHN 2595 0 1994
3 Ju, Wenjun g CHN 2568 0 1991
4 Lagno, Kateryna g RUS 2533 0 1989
5 Muzychuk, Mariya g UKR 2521 0 1992
6 Dzagnidze, Nana g GEO 2515 0 1987
7 Kosteniuk, Alexandra g RUS 2507 11 1984
8 Paehtz, Elisabeth m GER 2506 11 1985
9 Lei, Tingjie g CHN 2505 0 1997
10 Khotenashvili, Bela g GEO 2494 11 1988
11 Ushenina, Anna g UKR 2489 11 1985
12 Danielian, Elina g ARM 2488 0 1978
13 Harika, Dronavalli g IND 2480 0 1991
14 Gunina, Valentina g RUS 2478 11 1989
15 Goryachkina, Aleksandra wg RUS 2477 11 1998
16 Bodnaruk, Anastasia m RUS 2468 11 1992
17 Huang, Qian wg CHN 2463 0 1986
18 Tan, Zhongyi g CHN 2462 0 1991
19 Pham, Le Thao Nguyen m VIE 2456 0 1987
20 Stefanova, Antoaneta g FID 2453 11 1979
21 Girya, Olga wg RUS 2450 11 1991
22 Zhao, Xue g CHN 2448 0 1985
23 Sebag, Marie g FRA 2446 0 1986
24 Guo, Qi m CHN 2445 0 1995
25 Pogonina, Natalija wg RUS 2433 0 1985
26 Arabidze, Meri m GEO 2430 11 1994
27 Krush, Irina g USA 2428 0 1983
28 Abdumalik, Zhansaya m KAZ 2426 0 2000
29 Wang, Jue wg CHN 2422 0 1995
30 Atalik, Ekaterina m TUR 2420 0 1982
31 Padmini, Rout m IND 2417 0 1994
32 Cramling, Pia g SWE 2412 11 1963
33 Bulmaga, Irina m ROU 2408 0 1993
34 Ni, Shiqun wg CHN 2405 0 1997
35 Zhu, Chen g QAT 2404 0 1976
36 Cmilyte, Viktorija g LTU 2394 0 1983
37 Karavade, Eesha m IND 2392 0 1987
38 Matnadze, Ana m ESP 2388 20 1983
39 Gritsayeva, Oksana wf RUS 2388 0 1980
40 Munguntuul, Batkhuyag m MGL 2387 0 1987
41 Shen, Yang m CHN 2386 0 1989
42 Shuvalova, Polina wm RUS 2385 7 2001
43 Mammadova, Gulnar m AZE 2382 0 1991
44 Peptan, Corina-Isabela m ROU 2381 0 1978
45 Mkrtchian, Lilit m ARM 2378 11 1982
46 Mamedjarova, Turkan wg AZE 2375 0 1989
47 Ding, Yixin wg CHN 2374 0 1991
48 Khademalsharieh, Sarasadat m IRI 2372 0 1997
49 Guichard, Pauline wg FRA 2371 7 1988
50 Skripchenko, Almira m FRA 2371 6 1976

Top 100 Blitz

Vladislav Artemiev moved up the blitz ranks once more, to take clear third, after gaining 26 Blitz Elo at the Russian Team Blitz event.

Rk
Name
Ti.
Fed
Rtg
Gms
B-Year
1 Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2965 0 1990
2 Nakamura, Hikaru g USA 2869 0 1987
3 Artemiev, Vladislav g RUS 2849 15 1998
4 Nepomniachtchi, Ian g RUS 2846 0 1990
5 Aronian, Levon g ARM 2843 0 1982
6 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime g FRA 2839 0 1990
7 Karjakin, Sergey g RUS 2838 0 1990
8 Grischuk, Alexander g RUS 2831 0 1983
9 So, Wesley g USA 2824 0 1993
10 Caruana, Fabiano g USA 2814 0 1992
11 Kasparov, Garry g RUS 2801 0 1963
12 Yu, Yangyi g CHN 2799 0 1994
13 Ding, Liren g CHN 2793 0 1992
14 Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2793 0 1975
15 Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2784 0 1969
16 Svidler, Peter g RUS 2779 0 1976
17 Wang, Hao g CHN 2779 0 1989
18 Andreikin, Dmitry g RUS 2777 0 1990
19 Giri, Anish g NED 2776 0 1994
20 Andriasian, Zaven g ARM 2766 0 1989
21 Leko, Peter g HUN 2748 0 1979
22 Mamedov, Rauf g AZE 2745 0 1988
23 Salem, A.R. Saleh g UAE 2744 9 1993
24 Radjabov, Teimour g AZE 2743 0 1987
25 Dubov, Daniil g RUS 2740 0 1996
26 Kovalenko, Igor g LAT 2736 20 1988
27 Le, Quang Liem g VIE 2736 0 1991
28 Navara, David g CZE 2734 0 1985
29 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar g AZE 2730 0 1985
30 Harikrishna, P. g IND 2727 0 1986
31 Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi g IND 2727 0 1994
32 Bortnyk, Olexandr g UKR 2723 0 1996
33 Fressinet, Laurent g FRA 2722 0 1981
34 Gelfand, Boris g ISR 2722 0 1968
35 Jones, Gawain C B g ENG 2719 9 1987
36 Gretarsson, Hjorvar Steinn g ISL 2718 0 1993
37 Zubov, Alexander g UKR 2716 0 1983
38 Sjugirov, Sanan g RUS 2715 0 1993
39 Dreev, Aleksey g RUS 2710 0 1969
40 Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 2710 0 1969
41 Amin, Bassem g EGY 2709 0 1988
42 Bruzon Batista, Lazaro g CUB 2709 0 1982
43 Topalov, Veselin g FID 2708 0 1975
44 Jobava, Baadur g GEO 2705 0 1983
45 Matlakov, Maxim g RUS 2705 0 1991
46 Savchenko, Boris g RUS 2705 0 1986
47 Melkumyan, Hrant g ARM 2699 0 1989
48 Adly, Ahmed g EGY 2698 0 1987
49 Grachev, Boris g RUS 2698 0 1986
50 Bogdanovich, Stanislav g UKR 2697 0 1993
51 Rapport, Richard g HUN 2695 0 1996
52 Wei, Yi g CHN 2694 0 1999
53 Kasimdzhanov, Rustam g UZB 2693 0 1979
54 Maghsoodloo, Parham g IRI 2690 9 2000
55 Nyzhnyk, Illya g UKR 2689 0 1996
56 Lu, Shanglei g CHN 2688 0 1995
57 Petrosian, Tigran L. g ARM 2688 0 1984
58 Bacrot, Etienne g FRA 2687 0 1983
59 Dominguez Perez, Leinier g CUB 2687 0 1983
60 Duda, Jan-Krzysztof g POL 2687 0 1998
61 Fedoseev, Vladimir g RUS 2686 0 1995
62 Kamsky, Gata g USA 2685 0 1974
63 Kravtsiv, Martyn g UKR 2684 0 1990
64 Li, Chao b g CHN 2684 0 1989
65 Vallejo Pons, Francisco g ESP 2683 0 1982
66 Wojtaszek, Radoslaw g POL 2682 0 1987
67 Korobov, Anton g UKR 2681 11 1985
68 Esipenko, Andrey g RUS 2678 0 2002
69 Jovanovic, Zoran g CRO 2677 0 1979
70 Morozevich, Alexander g RUS 2677 0 1977
71 Inarkiev, Ernesto g RUS 2674 0 1985
72 Pridorozhni, Aleksei g RUS 2672 11 1981
73 Bu, Xiangzhi g CHN 2671 0 1985
74 Predojevic, Borki g BIH 2670 9 1987
75 Zhigalko, Sergei g BLR 2670 0 1989
76 Iturrizaga Bonelli, Eduardo g VEN 2669 9 1989
77 Zvjaginsev, Vadim g RUS 2669 0 1976
78 Hammer, Jon Ludvig g NOR 2668 11 1990
79 Heimann, Andreas g GER 2667 0 1992
80 Amonatov, Farrukh g TJK 2666 0 1978
81 Papaioannou, Ioannis g GRE 2666 0 1976
82 Wang, Yue g CHN 2666 0 1987
83 Megaranto, Susanto g INA 2665 0 1987
84 Palac, Mladen g CRO 2665 0 1971
85 Kryvoruchko, Yuriy g UKR 2664 0 1986
86 Bachmann, Axel g PAR 2662 0 1989
87 Quparadze, Giga g GEO 2660 9 1987
88 McShane, Luke J g ENG 2660 0 1984
89 Onischuk, Vladimir g UKR 2660 0 1991
90 Munoz, Miguel g ESP 2659 11 1975
91 Lagarde, Maxime g FRA 2659 0 1994
92 Gharamian, Tigran g FRA 2658 0 1984
93 Laznicka, Viktor g CZE 2658 0 1988
94 Rublevsky, Sergei g RUS 2658 0 1974
95 Michalik, Peter g CZE 2656 0 1990
96 Shirov, Alexei g ESP 2656 0 1972
97 Akobian, Varuzhan g USA 2653 0 1983
98 Piorun, Kacper g POL 2653 0 1991
99 Lenderman, Aleksandr g USA 2651 0 1989
100 Balog, Imre g HUN 2650 0 1991

Women's Top 50 Blitz

Rk
Name
Ti.
Fed
Rtg
Gms
B-Year
1 Dzagnidze, Nana g GEO 2580 0 1987
2 Lagno, Kateryna g RUS 2574 0 1989
3 Muzychuk, Anna g UKR 2559 13 1990
4 Ju, Wenjun g CHN 2558 0 1991
5 Zhao, Xue g CHN 2539 0 1985
6 Gunina, Valentina g RUS 2519 13 1989
7 Stefanova, Antoaneta g FID 2496 13 1979
8 Tan, Zhongyi g CHN 2494 0 1991
9 Kosteniuk, Alexandra g RUS 2489 13 1984
10 Harika, Dronavalli g IND 2473 0 1991
11 Lei, Tingjie g CHN 2455 0 1997
12 Matnadze, Ana m ESP 2449 13 1983
13 Goryachkina, Aleksandra wg RUS 2448 13 1998
14 Cmilyte, Viktorija g LTU 2435 0 1983
15 Michna, Marta wg GER 2433 0 1978
16 Sebag, Marie g FRA 2433 0 1986
17 Wang, Jue wg CHN 2430 0 1995
18 Kulon, Klaudia wg POL 2426 13 1992
19 Krush, Irina g USA 2424 0 1983
20 Ushenina, Anna g UKR 2419 13 1985
21 Skripchenko, Almira m FRA 2412 0 1976
22 Bodnaruk, Anastasia m RUS 2411 13 1992
23 Paehtz, Elisabeth m GER 2404 13 1985
24 Kashlinskaya, Alina m RUS 2403 0 1993
25 Padmini, Rout m IND 2402 0 1994
26 Abdumalik, Zhansaya m KAZ 2401 0 2000
27 Buksa, Nataliya wg UKR 2401 0 1996
28 Voit, Daria f RUS 2396 13 1994
29 Zhai, Mo wg CHN 2393 0 1996
30 Hoang, Thanh Trang g HUN 2391 0 1980
31 Danielian, Elina g ARM 2390 0 1978
32 Arabidze, Meri m GEO 2386 13 1994
33 Muzychuk, Mariya g UKR 2385 0 1992
34 Pham, Le Thao Nguyen m VIE 2385 0 1987
35 Cramling, Pia g SWE 2382 13 1963
36 Zhu, Chen g QAT 2378 0 1976
37 Berend, Elvira wg LUX 2375 0 1965
38 Socko, Monika g POL 2372 13 1978
39 Benderac, Ana wg SRB 2370 0 1977
40 Turova, Irina m RUS 2367 0 1979
41 Guo, Qi m CHN 2362 0 1995
42 Khademalsharieh, Sarasadat m IRI 2362 0 1997
43 Nemcova, Katerina wg USA 2361 0 1990
44 Saduakassova, Dinara m KAZ 2360 0 1996
45 Javakhishvili, Lela m GEO 2357 13 1984
46 Charochkina, Daria m RUS 2357 0 1990
47 Khotenashvili, Bela g GEO 2355 13 1988
48 Strutinskaia, Galina wg RUS 2355 0 1957
49 Reizniece-Ozola, Dana wg LAT 2353 0 1981
50 Girya, Olga wg RUS 2352 13 1991

Source: FIDE

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RayLopez RayLopez 5/2/2018 07:19
@maxharmonist - did you see the red in the 2700+ players when the Candidates tournament was played? All the top players suffered at the hands of weaker players.

@visham77 - you may be the exception, but I think Dr. Zeiss is right, I've seen this explanation before on how inflated Elo enters the system, from the beginners. Then again, with so many new strong Indian players, I think there may be some ratings deflation in the middle ranks (not in the top 100 but say the top 1000).
macauley macauley 5/2/2018 02:53
@HeavyBird - He's inactive currently. When he plays a FIDE rated game, he'll reappear in the next list.
HeavyBird HeavyBird 5/2/2018 02:07
what happens with lenier dominguez? he has 2739 and is not shown in top 100 players (standard)
visham77 visham77 5/2/2018 10:45
@Dr Zeiss
This is not true about 1600 initial rating. I have played in several elo tournaments until I obtain my elo rating as non elo player. All these games were not calculated to my opponents, as I haven't elo rating. All that games were calculated to my initial rating. Once I played such 10 games against elo players in one year(!) I received my first initial elo rating. It was not 1600 but 2004 (my elo performance). Only then all my games were calculated by elo system. So in my opinion initial rating is not reason for inflation.
michaelriber michaelriber 5/2/2018 10:41
Ratings are only good for one thing: Comparing active players right now. It makes no sense to compare players across different eras. Bobby Fischer is the obvious example. It should be clear to everyone that he is not only the 19th best player of all time.
Dr Zeiss Dr Zeiss 5/2/2018 10:12
There is ratings inflation but its original source are the beginning players. When they enter tournaments they are given an assumed rating, e.g. 1600 or so. However, the majority of them are actually weaker than (the difference could be several hundred points) that and so their opponents who win gain more elo points than they should and become overrated. This way the ratings inflation works it way upwards. Matters became worse when FIDE started rating players below the 2000 barrier because the lower you are the greater can difference between assumed and actual ratings be.
Shreyaiyer Shreyaiyer 5/2/2018 06:44
nice !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
maxharmonist maxharmonist 5/2/2018 06:27
”notice when the over 2700 Elo GMs play in opens, all their Elos drop”

You might try checking out out how Carlsen, Nakamura, Kramnik, Giri etc have done in the opens they have played...
RayLopez RayLopez 5/2/2018 06:19
Ratings inflation. Notice how players in their forties and fifties are playing better than ever before, with their highest ratings ever. Have they improved with age? And notice when the over 2700 Elo GMs play in opens, all their Elos drop. Coincidence? I think not. Always subtract 50 to 100 Elo points from today's players. Put another way, R. Fischer should be at or near the top of the highest ever ratings instead of 19th place (and 100 points behind Carlsen) at 2700chess.com. Giri > Fischer? Ha ha ha. Maybe Giri > Schlechter, the rest is ratings inflation.
fixpont fixpont 5/2/2018 04:06
MC dominates every form of chess like nobody before. If there were official 960 rating list he would lead that too. Congratz.
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