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March 2012 FIDE Rating List

  • SonofPearl
  • on 2/29/12, 6:39 AM.

fide_official_logo-gens-una-sumus cropped.jpgFIDE have published the official March 2012 rating list, confirming Magnus Carlsen as the world #1 with an unchanged rating of 2835 Elo.

Levon Aronian improved his rating, but not his ranking. He consolidated his #2 spot, halving the gap to Carlsen from 30 points to just 15.

Vladimir Kramnik and Vishy Anand were inactive during the 2 months since the January list, remaining at #3 and #4 respectively.

With Teimour Radjabov strengthening his #5 ranking by gaining 11 rating points, the first change comes at #6 where Hikaru Nakamura re-enters the top 10, equalling his previous highest ranking in July 2011.

But the biggest news is the arrival in the top 10 of Fabiano Caruana. Thanks in no small part to his excellent performance at Tata Steel in January, he climbs fully ten places to claim the #7 ranking.

Fabiano Caruana (left) playing Magnus Carlsen at Tata Steel (game drawn)

Tata 2012 Round 4 Fabiano Caruana - Magnus Carlsen.jpg

 

Sergey Karjakin slips one place to #8, Alexander Morozevich stays at #9, and Vassily Ivanchuk drops two places to #10.

Judit Polgar suffered a shock defeat to Hou Yifan during the Gibraltar Masters, but she keeps her #1 ranking on the women's list with 2709 Elo.

Hou's fantastic result in Gibraltar pushes her up a huge 34 points to 2639 Elo.  If Hou can repeat her Gibraltar form on a regular basis, then Polgar's two decades of dominating the women's rankings could be facing a real challenge.

Fabiano Caruana's meteoric rise puts 50 Elo points between him and the #2 junior Anish Giri. Giri achieved a real breakthrough to win in Reggio Emilia, but a disastrous Tata Steel result left his ranking almost unchanged.

The top 100 rankings:


 Name Nat Elo
1  Carlsen, Magnus  NOR 2835
2  Aronian, Levon  ARM 2820
3  Kramnik, Vladimir  RUS 2801
4  Anand, Viswanathan  IND 2799
5  Radjabov, Teimour  AZE 2784
6  Nakamura, Hikaru  USA 2771
7  Caruana, Fabiano  ITA 2767
8  Karjakin, Sergey  RUS 2766
9  Morozevich, Alexander  RUS 2765
10  Ivanchuk, Vassily  UKR 2764
11  Grischuk, Alexander  RUS 2761
12  Topalov, Veselin  BUL 2752
13  Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar  AZE 2752
14  Gashimov, Vugar  AZE 2745
15  Svidler, Peter  RUS 2744
16  Kamsky, Gata  USA 2741
17  Tomashevsky, Evgeny  RUS 2736
18  Adams, Michael  ENG 2735
19  Wang, Hao  CHN 2733
20  Dominguez Perez, Leinier  CUB 2730
21  Jakovenko, Dmitry  RUS 2729
22  Gelfand, Boris  ISR 2727
23  Ponomariov, Ruslan  UKR 2727
24  Leko, Peter  HUN 2720
25  Almasi, Zoltan  HUN 2719
26  Nepomniachtchi, Ian  RUS 2718
27  Giri, Anish  NED 2717
28  Riazantsev, Alexander  RUS 2710
29  Polgar, Judit  HUN 2709
30  Vitiugov, Nikita  RUS 2709
31  Jobava, Baadur  GEO 2706
32  Bacrot, Etienne  FRA 2706
33  Moiseenko, Alexander  UKR 2706
34  Wojtaszek, Radoslaw  POL 2706
35  Grachev, Boris  RUS 2705
36  Malakhov, Vladimir  RUS 2705
37  Eljanov, Pavel  UKR 2704
38  Sasikiran, Krishnan  IND 2703
39  Li, Chao b  CHN 2703
40  Laznicka, Viktor  CZE 2702
41  Movsesian, Sergei  ARM 2702
42  Wang, Yue  CHN 2702
43  Naiditsch, Arkadij  GER 2702
44  Shirov, Alexei  LAT 2701
45  Navara, David  CZE 2700
46  Sutovsky, Emil  ISR 2700
47  Le, Quang Liem  VIE 2698
48  Dreev, Aleksey  RUS 2698
49  Short, Nigel D  ENG 2697
50  Inarkiev, Ernesto  RUS 2695
51  Efimenko, Zahar  UKR 2695
52  Volokitin, Andrei  UKR 2695
53  Bruzon Batista, Lazaro  CUB 2694
54  Vallejo Pons, Francisco  ESP 2693
55  Fressinet, Laurent  FRA 2693
56  Nielsen, Peter Heine  DEN 2693
57  Van Wely, Loek  NED 2691
58  McShane, Luke J  ENG 2691
59  Andreikin, Dmitry  RUS 2689
60  Kasimdzhanov, Rustam  UZB 2689
61  Areshchenko, Alexander  UKR 2688
62  Bologan, Viktor  MDA 2687
63  Rublevsky, Sergei  RUS 2686
64  Akopian, Vladimir  ARM 2684
65  Motylev, Alexander  RUS 2683
66  Zvjaginsev, Vadim  RUS 2683
67  Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime  FRA 2682
68  Berkes, Ferenc  HUN 2682
69  Korobov, Anton  UKR 2679
70  Bauer, Christian  FRA 2679
71  Harikrishna, P.  IND 2678
72  Sargissian, Gabriel  ARM 2674
73  Tiviakov, Sergei  NED 2673
74  Alekseev, Evgeny  RUS 2673
75  Georgiev, Kiril  BUL 2671
76  Gharamian, Tigran  FRA 2671
77  Onischuk, Alexander  USA 2670
78  Potkin, Vladimir  RUS 2669
79  Bu, Xiangzhi  CHN 2668
80  Azarov, Sergei  BLR 2667
81  Kobalia, Mikhail  RUS 2666
82  Kryvoruchko, Yuriy  UKR 2666
83  Bartel, Mateusz  POL 2665
84  Balogh, Csaba  HUN 2664
85  Cheparinov, Ivan  BUL 2664
86  Postny, Evgeny  ISR 2662
87  Nguyen, Ngoc Truong Son  VIE 2662
88  Ding, Liren  CHN 2660
89  Turov, Maxim  RUS 2658
90  Kurnosov, Igor  RUS 2657
91  Smirin, Ilia  ISR 2657
92  Khismatullin, Denis  RUS 2656
93  Lysyj, Igor  RUS 2656
94  Gareev, Timur  UZB 2654
95  Ragger, Markus  AUT 2654
96  Fridman, Daniel  GER 2653
97  Sokolov, Ivan  NED 2653
98  Milov, Vadim  SUI 2653
99  So, Wesley  PHI 2653
100  Rodshtein, Maxim  ISR 2652
101  Gyimesi, Zoltan  HUN 2652
102  Nikolic, Predrag  BIH 2652
103  Roiz, Michael  ISR 2652

 

The top 100 women's rankings:


 Name Nat Elo
1  Polgar, Judit  HUN 2709
2  Hou, Yifan  CHN 2639
3  Koneru, Humpy  IND 2589
4  Muzychuk, Anna  SLO 2583
5  Dzagnidze, Nana  GEO 2559
6  Ju, Wenjun  CHN 2557
7  Lahno, Kateryna  UKR 2546
8  Zhao, Xue  CHN 2543
9  Kosintseva, Nadezhda  RUS 2535
10  Stefanova, Antoaneta  BUL 2531
11  Kosintseva, Tatiana  RUS 2513
12  Sebag, Marie  FRA 2512
13  Zatonskih, Anna  USA 2511
14  Gunina, Valentina  RUS 2511
15  Harika, Dronavalli  IND 2501
16  Chiburdanidze, Maia  GEO 2500
17  Cmilyte, Viktorija  LTU 2497
18  Socko, Monika  POL 2493
19  Zhu, Chen  QAT 2491
20  Muzychuk, Mariya  UKR 2490
21  Galliamova, Alisa  RUS 2490
22  Khotenashvili, Bela  GEO 2490
23  Ruan, Lufei  CHN 2483
24  Cramling, Pia  SWE 2481
25  Danielian, Elina  ARM 2478
26  Atalik, Ekaterina  TUR 2474
27  Skripchenko, Almira  FRA 2468
28  Xu, Yuhua  CHN 2465
29  Krush, Irina  USA 2461
30  Moser, Eva  AUT 2460
31  Dembo, Yelena  GRE 2460
32  Paehtz, Elisabeth  GER 2459
33  Mkrtchian, Lilit  ARM 2458
34  Ushenina, Anna  UKR 2458
35  Munguntuul, Batkhuyag  MGL 2451
36  Pogonina, Natalija  RUS 2449
37  Javakhishvili, Lela  GEO 2448
38  Kosteniuk, Alexandra  RUS 2448
39  Khurtsidze, Nino  GEO 2447
40  Matnadze, Ana  GEO 2447
41  Zaiatz, Elena  RUS 2446
42  Shen, Yang  CHN 2440
43  Hoang, Thanh Trang  HUN 2438
44  Batsiashvili, Nino  GEO 2438
45  Tan, Zhongyi  CHN 2438
46  Zhukova, Natalia  UKR 2435
47  Arakhamia-Grant, Ketevan  SCO 2434
48  Rajlich, Iweta  POL 2422
49  Peptan, Corina-Isabela  ROU 2420
50  Kovalevskaya, Ekaterina  RUS 2419
51  Alexandrova, Olga  ESP 2419
52  Li, Ruofan  SIN 2419
53  Romanko, Marina  RUS 2417
54  Gaponenko, Inna  UKR 2416
55  Repkova, Eva  SVK 2416
56  Tania, Sachdev  IND 2414
57  Bodnaruk, Anastasia  RUS 2412
58  Turova, Irina  RUS 2410
59  Vasilevich, Tatjana  UKR 2410
60  Ovod, Evgenija  RUS 2408
61  Khukhashvili, Sopiko  GEO 2408
62  Paikidze, Nazi  GEO 2406
63  Girya, Olga  RUS 2406
64  Peng, Zhaoqin  NED 2405
65  Melia, Salome  GEO 2400
66  Huang, Qian  CHN 2399
67  Foisor, Cristina-Adela  ROU 2398
68  Wang, Pin  CHN 2397
69  Houska, Jovanka  ENG 2396
70  Guramishvili, Sopiko  GEO 2395
71  Bojkovic, Natasa  SRB 2395
72  Kovanova, Baira  RUS 2392
73  Zdebskaja, Natalia  UKR 2389
74  Ohme, Melanie  GER 2387
75  Majdan-Gajewska, Joanna  POL 2387
76  Cori T., Deysi  PER 2386
77  Madl, Ildiko  HUN 2386
78  Milliet, Sophie  FRA 2385
79  Michna, Marta  GER 2383
80  Tsereteli, Tamar  GEO 2383
81  Fierro Baquero, Martha L.  ECU 2380
82  Vasilevich, Irina  RUS 2380
83  Kashlinskaya, Alina  RUS 2377
84  Matveeva, Svetlana  RUS 2377
85  Vijayalakshmi, Subbaraman  IND 2376
86  Kononenko, Tatiana  UKR 2375
87  L'Ami, Alina  ROU 2372
88  Wang, Yu A.  CHN 2372
89  Charochkina, Daria  RUS 2371
90  Gomes, Mary Ann  IND 2369
91  Szczepkowska-Horowska, Karina  POL 2369
92  Pokorna, Regina  SVK 2367
93  Vajda, Szidonia  HUN 2367
94  Wang, Jue  CHN 2366
95  Linares Napoles, Oleiny  CUB 2366
96  Gara, Ticia  HUN 2366
97  Lomineishvili, Maia  GEO 2366
98  Galojan, Lilit  ARM 2364
99  Lujan, Carolina  ARG 2364
100  Batchimeg, Tuvshintugs  MGL 2363

 

The top 20 junior rankings.

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  • 2 years ago

    shabbir_best1

    Anand is the best player ever in chess. we all indian are proud of him. JAI HIND....

  • 2 years ago

    Aleksandarrr

    Kasparov is retired from proffessional chess

  • 3 years ago

    bwtaylor

    @jesterville -- "Bring us your tired, your poor, your super-grandmasters!?!?" 

  • 3 years ago

    jovalac

    Good job for Leinier Dominguez from Cuba!!!  He is # 20.

  • 3 years ago

    jesterville

    The whole phenom of "importing" sportmen began in the USA, and was originally done to feed the US Olympic program. The rationale was "if we can't produce enough winners...then offer them citizenship, and we will import our competitors' best sportsmen and coaches." And this was very successful in making the US Olympic program second to none....for some time.

    This strategy is now widely used in many international sports clubs who were solely "national" at one point in time.

  • 3 years ago

    chessmaster299o

    Who cares;Fabiano Caruana plays for Italy. He counts for Italy And not for America.
  • 3 years ago

    dino1955

    i think Polgar is the best.

  • 3 years ago

    adam35035

    go karleson go

  • 3 years ago

    Capubadger

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  • 3 years ago

    d_aus85

    Sadly I just missed the list with my 1300 chess.com score... maybe next year.

  • 3 years ago

    PureJay

    @trackdad If you look him up on the FIDE website, you will find him still having his rating, but being marked as 'inactive'. Therefore they do not include him in the rating lists.

  • 3 years ago

    Czechman

    Is Judit Polgar still a Hungarian citizen? I thought she was living in the US. How does this work?

  • 3 years ago

    SeidAgalarov

    Teymur is the best!!!

  • 3 years ago

    trackdad

    Just wondering...where is Kasparov on the list?

  • 3 years ago

    mobidi

    One from USA-Kamsky (Russian school!).Where are new BIG FISCH? America is THE BEST (number of players),but where are STARS like Morphy, Pillsbury,Capablanca,Marshal,Resevsky,Fischer ? Only strong amateurs and" Scholastic Chess".I think role of "VILLAGE PEOPLES" is not for USA.OK -Nakamura is ,of course,very brave american-samurai-maybe-he next BIG FISCH .Embarassed

  • 3 years ago

    _valentin_

    It's nice to see the top 7 on the men's list representing 7 different countries of the world! 

    Likewise for the top 5 on the women's list.

  • 3 years ago

    jesterville

    The Russians are the one who continue to dominate the chess scene...3 in the top 10...6 in the top 20...10 in the top 30...and 25% of the top 100.

    I don't believe for one iota that any GM is unconcerned about the ratings...most of them will never win a single major tournament, nor become WCC. The only thing they have is their rating, which reflects the chess pecking order.

  • 3 years ago

    WGM Natalia_Pogonina

    Kudos to Grachev for becoming the 23rd Russian and 78th player ever to enter the 2700+ club!

  • 3 years ago

    fabelhaft

    "No22 could be No17 or even higher with just one victory more. Also Anand and Gelfand could not play, becawse they are preparing themselves for the match"

    No22 could also be much further down if he had a few points less, as it is he is ahead of Pono only because of more games played. With 35 points more he would still not be top 10, with 35 points less he would be outside the top 50. I don't think his rating would be better if he played more just before the match, by the way. Gelfand has been playing his usual level the last months and had trouble avoiding last place. He would probably not do better if he played some events a month or two before the match.

  • 3 years ago

    fabelhaft

    "Most of the top players don't even care so much about the ratings"

    I think they care very much about the ratings, simply because the better they play the higher ratings they get.

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