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February 2013 FIDE Rating List

  • SonofPearl
  • on 1/31/13, 2:07 PM.

fide_official_logo-gens-una-sumus%20cropped.jpgFIDE have published the official rating list for February 2013 and Magnus Carlsen is ranked at #1 for the 14th consecutive time. Carlsen extended his lead at the top of the ranking to a huge 62 points, thanks to his 10/13 victory at the Tata Steel tournament in January.

Carlsen gained 11 rating points to set a new record for the highest ever chess rating of 2872 Elo.

Vladimir Kramnik is unchanged with 2810 Elo at #2, while Lev Aronian gains 7 rating points but remains #3.

Like Kramnik, Teimour Radjabov was inactive during January and he stays at #4.  Sergey Karjakin is up to #5, and world champion Vishy Anand gains ground to climb to #6.  Their gain was due in part to Fabiano Caruana's disastrous showing in Tata - he lost a whopping 24 rating points and drops out of the top 10.

At the Tata Steel closing ceremony (l to r): Aronian, Karjakin, Anand, Carlsen

Tata Steel Closing Ceremony 2013 Lev Aronian, Sergey Karjakin, Vishy Anand, Magnus Carlsen.jpg

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The top 100 ranked players

# Name Fed Elo
1  Carlsen, Magnus  NOR 2872
2  Kramnik, Vladimir  RUS 2810
3  Aronian, Levon  ARM 2809
4  Radjabov, Teimour  AZE 2793
5  Karjakin, Sergey  RUS 2786
6  Anand, Viswanathan  IND 2780
7  Topalov, Veselin  BUL 2771
8  Nakamura, Hikaru  USA 2767
9  Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar  AZE 2766
10  Grischuk, Alexander  RUS 2764
11  Ivanchuk, Vassily  UKR 2758
12  Morozevich, Alexander  RUS 2758
13  Caruana, Fabiano  ITA 2757
14  Svidler, Peter  RUS 2747
15  Leko, Peter  HUN 2744
16  Wang, Hao  CHN 2743
17  Gelfand, Boris  ISR 2740
18  Kamsky, Gata  USA 2740
19  Gashimov, Vugar  AZE 2737
20  Jakovenko, Dmitry  RUS 2734
21  Ponomariov, Ruslan  UKR 2733
22  Andreikin, Dmitry  RUS 2727
23  Adams, Michael  ENG 2725
24  Dominguez Perez, Leinier  CUB 2723
25  Giri, Anish  NED 2722
26  Tomashevsky, Evgeny  RUS 2722
27  Volokitin, Andrei  UKR 2722
28  Areshchenko, Alexander  UKR 2720
29  Naiditsch, Arkadij  GER 2716
30  Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime  FRA 2715
31  Wojtaszek, Radoslaw  POL 2710
32  Navara, David  CZE 2710
33  Shirov, Alexei  LAT 2709
34  Cheparinov, Ivan  BUL 2709
35  Ding, Liren  CHN 2709
36  Kasimdzhanov, Rustam  UZB 2709
37  Malakhov, Vladimir  RUS 2709
38  Bruzon Batista, Lazaro  CUB 2707
39  Wang, Yue  CHN 2706
40  Fressinet, Laurent  FRA 2706
41  Harikrishna, P.  IND 2705
42  Le, Quang Liem  VIE 2705
43  Riazantsev, Alexander  RUS 2705
44  Bacrot, Etienne  FRA 2704
45  Akopian, Vladimir  ARM 2704
46  Moiseenko, Alexander  UKR 2703
47  Nepomniachtchi, Ian  RUS 2703
48  Korobov, Anton  UKR 2702
49  Berkes, Ferenc  HUN 2702
50  Jobava, Baadur  GEO 2702
51  McShane, Luke J  ENG 2698
52  Efimenko, Zahar  UKR 2696
53  Polgar, Judit  HUN 2696
54  Movsesian, Sergei  ARM 2695
55  Alekseev, Evgeny  RUS 2695
56  Vallejo Pons, Francisco  ESP 2694
57  Vitiugov, Nikita  RUS 2694
58  Grachev, Boris  RUS 2693
59  Short, Nigel D  ENG 2690
60  Almasi, Zoltan  HUN 2689
61  Inarkiev, Ernesto  RUS 2688
62  Rublevsky, Sergei  RUS 2688
63  Yu, Yangyi  CHN 2688
64  Li, Chao b  CHN 2686
65  Van Wely, Loek  NED 2684
66  So, Wesley  PHI 2684
67  Sutovsky, Emil  ISR 2684
68  Gareev, Timur  USA 2682
69  Bologan, Viktor  MDA 2681
70  Edouard, Romain  FRA 2680
71  Eljanov, Pavel  UKR 2678
72  Sasikiran, Krishnan  IND 2677
73  Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter  ROU 2677
74  Motylev, Alexander  RUS 2676
75  Bu, Xiangzhi  CHN 2675
76  Gyimesi, Zoltan  HUN 2674
77  Laznicka, Viktor  CZE 2674
78  Fridman, Daniel  GER 2667
79  Kryvoruchko, Yuriy  UKR 2666
80  Sargissian, Gabriel  ARM 2666
81  Potkin, Vladimir  RUS 2665
82  Petrosian, Tigran L.  ARM 2663
83  Onischuk, Alexander  USA 2663
84  Gharamian, Tigran  FRA 2661
85  Zvjaginsev, Vadim  RUS 2658
86  Istratescu, Andrei  FRA 2657
87  Zhigalko, Sergei  BLR 2656
88  Nielsen, Peter Heine  DEN 2656
89  Khismatullin, Denis  RUS 2655
90  Ragger, Markus  AUT 2655
91  Smirin, Ilia  ISR 2654
92  Dreev, Aleksey  RUS 2654
93  Matlakov, Maxim  RUS 2653
94  Filippov, Anton  UZB 2652
95  Kobalia, Mikhail  RUS 2652
96  Mamedov, Rauf  AZE 2651
97  Tiviakov, Sergei  NED 2650
98  Khairullin, Ildar  RUS 2650
99  Tkachiev, Vladislav  FRA 2650
100  Kurnosov, Igor  RUS 2649

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The top 100 women

# Name Fed Elo
1  Polgar, Judit  HUN 2696
2  Hou, Yifan  CHN 2617
3  Koneru, Humpy  IND 2597
4  Muzychuk, Anna  SLO 2582
5  Dzagnidze, Nana  GEO 2555
6  Zhao, Xue  CHN 2554
7  Lagno, Kateryna  UKR 2547
8  Kosintseva, Nadezhda  RUS 2531
9  Sebag, Marie  FRA 2530
10  Cramling, Pia  SWE 2523
11  Kosintseva, Tatiana  RUS 2517
12  Stefanova, Antoaneta  BUL 2516
13  Cmilyte, Viktorija  LTU 2515
14  Harika, Dronavalli  IND 2514
15  Ju, Wenjun  CHN 2505
16  Ruan, Lufei  CHN 2501
17  Khotenashvili, Bela  GEO 2499
18  Kosteniuk, Alexandra  RUS 2495
19  Zatonskih, Anna  USA 2491
20  Zhu, Chen  QAT 2491
21  Gunina, Valentina  RUS 2490
22  Paehtz, Elisabeth  GER 2482
23  Huang, Qian  CHN 2478
24  Ushenina, Anna  UKR 2477
25  Pogonina, Natalija  RUS 2475
26  Muzychuk, Mariya  UKR 2471
27  Zhukova, Natalia  UKR 2471
28  Hoang, Thanh Trang  HUN 2469
29  Danielian, Elina  ARM 2466
30  Tan, Zhongyi  CHN 2466
31  Javakhishvili, Lela  GEO 2461
32  Krush, Irina  USA 2460
33  Galliamova, Alisa  RUS 2459
34  Mkrtchian, Lilit  ARM 2458
35  Atalik, Ekaterina  TUR 2455
36  Munguntuul, Batkhuyag  MGL 2453
37  Socko, Monika  POL 2452
38  Hunt, Harriet V  ENG 2450
39  Dembo, Yelena  GRE 2448
40  Moser, Eva  AUT 2446
41  Peptan, Corina-Isabela  ROU 2443
42  Girya, Olga  RUS 2441
43  Khurtsidze, Nino  GEO 2437
44  Skripchenko, Almira  FRA 2436
45  Guo, Qi  CHN 2431
46  Zaiatz, Elena  RUS 2430
47  Bodnaruk, Anastasia  RUS 2430
48  Alexandrova, Olga  ESP 2427
49  Ding, Yixin  CHN 2427
50  Pham, Le Thao Nguyen  VIE 2426
51  Cori T., Deysi  PER 2423
52  Houska, Jovanka  ENG 2416
53  Shen, Yang  CHN 2415
54  Guramishvili, Sopiko  GEO 2414
55  Kovalevskaya, Ekaterina  RUS 2411
56  Matnadze, Ana  ESP 2409
57  Milliet, Sophie  FRA 2408
58  Batsiashvili, Nino  GEO 2407
59  Rajlich, Iweta  POL 2406
60  Gaponenko, Inna  UKR 2405
61  Arakhamia-Grant, Ketevan  SCO 2405
62  Vasilevich, Tatjana  UKR 2404
63  Bojkovic, Natasa  SRB 2403
64  Melia, Salome  GEO 2403
65  Szczepkowska-Horowska, Karina  POL 2398
66  Peng, Zhaoqin  NED 2398
67  Tania, Sachdev  IND 2397
68  Li, Ruofan  SIN 2396
69  Gomes, Mary Ann  IND 2394
70  Paikidze, Nazi  GEO 2392
71  Karavade, Eesha  IND 2391
72  Foisor, Cristina-Adela  ROU 2389
73  Kovanova, Baira  RUS 2387
74  Goryachkina, Aleksandra  RUS 2386
75  Khukhashvili, Sopiko  GEO 2386
76  Majdan-Gajewska, Joanna  POL 2383
77  Kachiani-Gersinska, Ketino  GER 2381
78  Matveeva, Svetlana  RUS 2380
79  Zhang, Xiaowen  CHN 2376
80  Wang, Jue  CHN 2375
81  Zawadzka, Jolanta  POL 2374
82  Shadrina, Tatiana  RUS 2372
83  Michna, Marta  GER 2371
84  Ordaz Valdes, Lisandra Teresa  CUB 2371
85  Vasilevich, Irina  RUS 2370
86  Mammadova, Gulnar  AZE 2369
87  Nemcova, Katerina  CZE 2368
88  Yildiz, Betul Cemre  TUR 2368
89  Melamed, Tatjana  GER 2368
90  Repkova, Eva  SVK 2368
91  Sukandar, Irine Kharisma  INA 2367
92  Lujan, Carolina  ARG 2366
93  Vijayalakshmi, Subbaraman  IND 2365
94  Kononenko, Tatiana  UKR 2364
95  L'Ami, Alina  ROU 2362
96  Vajda, Szidonia  HUN 2362
97  Ovod, Evgenija  RUS 2361
98  Ubiennykh, Ekaterina  RUS 2360
99  Vojinovic, Jovana  MNE 2359
100  Wang, Yu A.  CHN 2359

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The top 20 juniors

# Name Fed Elo B-Year
1  Giri, Anish  NED 2722 1994
2  Yu, Yangyi  CHN 2688 1994
3  So, Wesley  PHI 2684 1993
4  Rapport, Richard  HUN 2646 1996
5  Sjugirov, Sanan  RUS 2646 1993
6  Negi, Parimarjan  IND 2638 1993
7  Nyzhnyk, Illya  UKR 2637 1996
8  Swiercz, Dariusz  POL 2627 1994
9  Zherebukh, Yaroslav  UKR 2623 1993
10  Robson, Ray  USA 2618 1994
11  Hou, Yifan  CHN 2617 1994
12  Dubov, Daniil  RUS 2614 1996
13  Van Kampen, Robin  NED 2596 1994
14  Ipatov, Alexander  TUR 2569 1993
15  Grandelius, Nils  SWE 2566 1993
16  Ter-Sahakyan, Samvel  ARM 2563 1993
17  Lalith, Babu M.R.  IND 2559 1993
18  Belous, Vladimir  RUS 2553 1993
19  Lu, Shanglei  CHN 2552 1995
20  Cori, Jorge  PER 2551 1995

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Comments


  • 18 months ago

    friendjonny

    I agree with SerbianChessStar. The rating gap Carlsen has achieved is more impressive than Fischer's (although, to be fair to Fischer, perhaps he didn't have the chance to achieve his full potential because of the weaker playing field he faced). The real question is: How big does the gap need to be to be as impressive as the gap achieved by Kasparaov? Is it there yet (I think at least not quite)?

  • 18 months ago

    GoodGoodChess

    Wow... I'm also young but these top 20 junior guys...so good

  • 18 months ago

    EternalChess

    Fischer had easy opponents.

    Carlsen has to play opponents who play like computers almost except for some small inaccuracies.

    This gap is more impressive than Fischers IMO.

  • 18 months ago

    aapseun

    aronian hair is epic!!

  • 18 months ago

    StevenBailey13

    carlsen will have to more than double the distance between him and the number 2 player just to equal Fischer's record

  • 18 months ago

    Arcani

    Haha, funny picture. You can actually see how they ranked in the tournament by looking at their expressions. But could be wrong about Karjakin, perhaps he is seeing the ghost of his dead great grandma in the audience. 

  • 18 months ago

    Chessheromaniac

    Carlsen is the only player in the WC-qualification that does not speak russian. Go vikings!!!

  • 18 months ago

    chessrook1234

    ratings seem very inflated....in a few years many players will be over 3000 at this inflation rate..

  • 18 months ago

    IM Kacparov

    120 points missing for top 20 juniors :)

  • 18 months ago

    Chessheromaniac

    Carlsen will have Heine Nielsen as second for the WC-cycle norwegian paper VG says ;-)

  • 18 months ago

    _valentin_

    Petrosianic:  If you outrank your opposition by 200 points (and Magnus is certainly 100+ points already even over strong 2700+ tournament opposition, on average), the current ELO system expects you to win every other game and draw every other game (i.e., 1.5 pts out of every 2 games) -- this for a tournament of 13 rounds comes up to +6/+7 as an expectation.  

    That is, if you outrank them by as much, you need +6/+7 just to keep your rating in place; otherwise it will fall back down.  So Magnus is limited by how much his main opposition of 2700+ fellows is able to climb along with him, since he can't beat everyone every time -- and if he doesn't beat them a lot, at some point he'll start sliding back.

  • 18 months ago

    hotwax

    "Magnus looks friday night sauced. "

    Hah! :)

  • 18 months ago

    P_G_M

    The candidates can easily be won by Kramnik, if the the Russians Grischuk and Svidler decide to lose their games against him.

     

    Kramnik could be completely unaware that the Russian Chess Federation and Russian Government force Grischuk and Svidler to lose their games against him.

     

    It is impossible to demonstrate that someone loses a game intentionally.

    A very slight inaccuracy at the end of the first time control and another one at the end of the second time control is all it takes to lose a game against a very strong endgame tactician like Kramnik.

     

  • 18 months ago

    kxd8

    I can't wait to the Candidates to see what Kramnik can come up with against Carlsen. I'm a bit curious as to what Radjabov can pull off; I haven't seen him in the Super GM tournaments for a long time.

  • 18 months ago

    wik8

    @sicilian_smaug Aronian is far from a nerd, he has serious style and is treated like a rockstar in his home country.  plus, Kim Kardashian wants him to tutor her!

  • 18 months ago

    chictomana

    TALminator 

    lol, yeah, that was a funny picture. !

  • 18 months ago

    jesterville

    Hey, where's Ivanov...isn't he like 3000 strength?Laughing

  • 18 months ago

    TALminator

    Carlsen: "I'm still number one in the world!"

    Anand: "Oh boy.  There he goes again."

    Karjakin: "Which camera should I face?"

    Aronian: "I'm still the coolest chess player here."

  • 18 months ago

    fershenko7

    It seems Magnus is able to reach the 2900, it will be very difficult but I think he will...

  • 18 months ago

    AGreenKnight

    SunburstStrat, look at it this way.  You have as many World Championships years as Carlsen.Innocent

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