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FIDE Amend Ratings: Nakamura is #6

  • SonofPearl
  • on 7/10/11, 1:48 PM.

FIDE has released a correction to the latest official chess rating list, issued on 1 July, this time including the games played in the match between Hikaru Nakamura (pictured) and Ruslan Ponomariov in May.

As a result, Nakamura rises from #9 to #6, and Ponomariov falls from #7 to #10.

Good news for Nakamura, and nice to see that the error was rectified.

The official top 10 now looks like this:

1  Carlsen, Magnus  NOR 2821
2  Anand, Viswanathan  IND 2817
3  Aronian, Levon  ARM 2805
4  Karjakin, Sergey  RUS 2788
5  Kramnik, Vladimir  RUS 2781
6  Nakamura, Hikaru  USA 2770
7  Ivanchuk, Vassily  UKR 2768
8  Topalov, Veselin  BUL 2768
9  Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar  AZE 2765
10  Ponomariov, Ruslan  UKR 2764

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  • 3 years ago

    r3dg1ant

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  • 3 years ago

    Celsus

    I could beat all 10 in simultaneous play, piece o' cake.

  • 3 years ago

    nxavar

    @krapp lol

  • 3 years ago

    Balachandar

    Justice at last. 

  • 3 years ago

    SummerStorm

    It's great they got the match results reported and everything updated. It's very exciting for some of us Americans to see Nakamura doing so well. It's been a long dry spell for us to have a top player. We had Seirawan and Browne since Fischer and neither of them were top-ten (as I recall). That's not a lot of great players coming from this country. Now here's a player at #6 who seems to be a real contender for the title.

  • 3 years ago

    fish_food

    "@fish_food I am not quite sure what your complaint about my comment was"

    No complaint.

    No complaint against Naka, either.

    But I do think Ruslan looked foolish attacking FIDE's ability to plug results into a formula to calculate a rating. FIDE did not have the results, so Ruslan did not know what he was talking about, but it did not stop him from tweeting against FIDE.

  • 3 years ago

    chatur

    Inanchuk has been topping the first ten ranking for quite some time. Hope he finds a way to the next candidates match to find the challenger against the winner of Anand - Gelfand match/ the next world champion.

  • 3 years ago

    Pavrey

    Unobtrusive Anand is 2nd. No hu-ha about that

  • 3 years ago

    coolntall2

    I JUST LOVE OUR ARONIAN, HE IS SUCH A HUMBLE PERSON...YOU CAN NEVER TELL FROM HIM THAT HE IS THE 3rd IN FIDE RANKINGS Cool

  • 3 years ago

    Estragon

    Well, they needed to get it right and they did, all is well.

      Shouldn't Ivanchuk and Topalov both be in 7th place with no 8th place? There's not any tie-breaks for a list like this is there?

    Typically equal ratings are resolved in favor of the player with more games rated in the period.  If that is equal too, whoever was higher on the last list gets the higher spot.

  • 3 years ago

    rorschach1985

    @fish_food I am not quite sure what your complaint about my comment was.  We all know what the problem was in the first July ratings was that the USCF did not report the results of the Nakamura-Ponomariov match held in late May and early June.  It seemed though that alot of people decided to use this thread to label Nakamura as a cry baby because of his Twitter post showing he was upset with the ratings.  I agree that with both players stance that the ratings should have been fixed in order to reflect accurately who the top players are for this month. 

    Ponomariov did not have to make an issue of the ratings since he benefitted from the mistake.  Is he a Saint because he asked for his ratings to be reduced to what it should be...no, I'm not arguing that, but I still believe that shows fair play and good sportsmanship.  And I was just saying lets focus on that rather than Naka's supposed whinning. 

    In the end the ratings got adjusted to what they should be and everybody is happy now.  Good job Nakamura for finishing #6 in the world and congratulations to Pomomariov for his sense of fairness. 

  • 3 years ago

    diomed1

      Shouldn't Ivanchuk and Topalov both be in 7th place with no 8th place? There's not any tie-breaks for a list like this is there?

  • 3 years ago

    fish_food

    " So instead of debating whether or not Nakamura is a cry baby why not put a positive spin on this and praise Ponomariov for his good sportsmanship and sense of fairness?'

    Hmmm....Ruslan Olegovich, if you read his July 2 twitter , criticised FIDE. Naka criticised the USCF.
    Both are just asking for the ratings to be competently handled, which is a reasonable request.

    However, Ruslan's comment was unfounded.  But as it is obvious his English is weak, I grant him some slack on his twitter comment since perhaps something maybe got lost in his translation to English.

    To suggest that FIDE cannot calculate ratings correctly, which he did on twitter, is rather hard to understand, since it is a straightforward mathematical calculation.

     Naka has indicated the game results were not submitted to FIDE by the USCF in a timely fashion, and so if Naka's information is correct, it had nothing to do with FIDE's ability to calculate a rating correctly.

    But as Ruslan says, quoting the lyrics to a popular song in his July 9 twitter, "Через двадцать тысяч дней и ночей, наши тени впадут в океан теней." ...so either player getting upset over such trivialities as a rating calculation being late is not really going to matter after 20,000 days and nights.

  • 3 years ago

    NigelP

     @goofballdork

    I think you missed Pognina's intent.

  • 3 years ago

    FM gauranga

    We should be respectful to all others. When we find ourselves being disrespectful, it's usually caused by envy and a desire to feel superior. Foot in mouth

  • 3 years ago

    ChrisWainscott

    Nice job Naka!

  • 3 years ago

    rorschach1985

    If I am not mistaken the changes made to this months FIDE ratings list was done at the suggestion of Rusan Ponomariov because he felt like his ranking was undeservedly too high and wanted the FIDE list to accurately reflect both his and Nakamura's performances.  So instead of debating whether or not Nakamura is a cry baby why not put a positive spin on this and praise Ponomariov for his good sportsmanship and sense of fairness?

  • 3 years ago

    galaba

    I respect all of them

  • 3 years ago

    HunteR542

    Carlsen will break the 2900 mark :D

  • 3 years ago

    mottsauce

    lol no thanks required

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