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Nakamura Officially World's #3 on FIDE’s January Rating List

  • PeterDoggers
  • on 1/3/14, 8:51 AM.

America's number one grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura moved to #3 in the world rankings by January 1st, 2014, when the new FIDE rating list was published. Nakamura reached his highest position ever with a 2789 rating, two points more than Vladimir Kramnik of Russia. World Champion Magnus Carlsen tops the list with 2872 (tied for his all-time high); Levon Aronian is still in second place with 2812.

Sergey Karjakin of Russia re-entered the world's top 10 thanks to a modest 3-point rating gain, which makes it clear how close the players are in spots 10-14. The biggest gap at the top is between Karjakin and #9 Anand: 14 points. Vassily Ivanchuk jumped back to spot #16, after falling to #22 previously. 

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FIDE January Rating List (Top 100)

Rank Name Title Country Rating Games B-Year
1 Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2872 0 1990
2 Aronian, Levon g ARM 2812 8 1982
3 Nakamura, Hikaru g USA 2789 7 1987
4 Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2787 8 1975
5 Topalov, Veselin g BUL 2785 0 1975
6 Caruana, Fabiano g ITA 2782 0 1992
7 Grischuk, Alexander g RUS 2777 7 1983
8 Gelfand, Boris g ISR 2777 0 1968
9 Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2773 0 1969
10 Karjakin, Sergey g RUS 2759 8 1990
11 Svidler, Peter g RUS 2758 0 1976
12 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar g AZE 2757 0 1985
13 Adams, Michael g ENG 2754 0 1971
14 Dominguez Perez, Leinier g CUB 2754 0 1983
15 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime g FRA 2745 0 1990
16 Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 2739 8 1969
17 Bacrot, Etienne g FRA 2738 2 1983
18 Vitiugov, Nikita g RUS 2737 6 1987
19 Giri, Anish g NED 2734 9 1994
20 Wang, Hao g CHN 2734 1 1989
21 Eljanov, Pavel g UKR 2733 0 1983
22 Nepomniachtchi, Ian g RUS 2732 7 1990
23 Leko, Peter g HUN 2730 0 1979
24 Jakovenko, Dmitry g RUS 2727 8 1983
25 Korobov, Anton g UKR 2723 8 1985
26 Morozevich, Alexander g RUS 2722 0 1977
27 Ponomariov, Ruslan g UKR 2721 4 1983
28 So, Wesley g PHI 2719 0 1993
29 Naiditsch, Arkadij g GER 2718 10 1985
30 Wang, Yue g CHN 2717 11 1987
31 Ding, Liren g CHN 2717 9 1992
32 Malakhov, Vladimir g RUS 2717 6 1980
33 Tomashevsky, Evgeny g RUS 2715 0 1987
34 Radjabov, Teimour g AZE 2713 0 1987
35 Shirov, Alexei g LAT 2711 8 1972
36 Wojtaszek, Radoslaw g POL 2711 0 1987
37 Jobava, Baadur g GEO 2710 8 1983
38 Moiseenko, Alexander g UKR 2710 7 1980
39 Kamsky, Gata g USA 2709 9 1974
40 Fressinet, Laurent g FRA 2709 2 1981
41 Andreikin, Dmitry g RUS 2709 0 1990
42 Almasi, Zoltan g HUN 2708 0 1976
43 Vallejo Pons, Francisco g ESP 2707 2 1982
44 Areshchenko, Alexander g UKR 2706 8 1986
45 Harikrishna, P. g IND 2706 2 1986
46 Rublevsky, Sergei g RUS 2706 0 1974
47 Kryvoruchko, Yuriy g UKR 2704 9 1986
48 Le, Quang Liem g VIE 2703 0 1991
49 Navara, David g CZE 2702 2 1985
50 Matlakov, Maxim g RUS 2700 0 1991
51 Bu, Xiangzhi g CHN 2699 12 1985
52 Kasimdzhanov, Rustam g UZB 2698 2 1979
53 Alekseev, Evgeny g RUS 2698 0 1985
54 Inarkiev, Ernesto g RUS 2698 0 1985
55 Polgar, Judit g HUN 2693 0 1976
56 Rapport, Richard g HUN 2691 3 1996
57 Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter g ROU 2691 2 1976
58 Riazantsev, Alexander g RUS 2689 0 1985
59 McShane, Luke J g ENG 2684 0 1984
60 Short, Nigel D g ENG 2683 0 1965
61 Rodshtein, Maxim g ISR 2682 11 1989
62 Akopian, Vladimir g ARM 2682 9 1971
63 Zhigalko, Sergei g BLR 2682 0 1989
64 Laznicka, Viktor g CZE 2681 0 1988
65 Li, Chao b g CHN 2680 13 1989
66 Berkes, Ferenc g HUN 2680 11 1985
67 Granda Zuniga, Julio E g PER 2680 0 1967
68 Onischuk, Alexander g USA 2679 8 1975
69 Volokitin, Andrei g UKR 2679 5 1986
70 Yu, Yangyi g CHN 2677 12 1994
71 Movsesian, Sergei g ARM 2677 8 1978
72 Istratescu, Andrei g FRA 2677 4 1975
73 Bruzon Batista, Lazaro g CUB 2676 27 1982
74 Sasikiran, Krishnan g IND 2676 13 1981
75 Khismatullin, Denis g RUS 2674 4 1984
76 Dreev, Aleksey g RUS 2673 0 1969
77 Van Wely, Loek g NED 2672 9 1972
78 Cheparinov, Ivan g BUL 2672 0 1986
79 Sargissian, Gabriel g ARM 2671 9 1983
80 Grachev, Boris g RUS 2668 9 1986
81 Lysyj, Igor g RUS 2666 0 1987
82 Amin, Bassem g EGY 2665 26 1988
83 Sutovsky, Emil g ISR 2663 4 1977
84 Bologan, Viktor g MDA 2661 0 1971
85 Mamedov, Rauf g AZE 2659 8 1988
86 Ni, Hua g CHN 2658 5 1983
87 Edouard, Romain g FRA 2658 2 1990
88 Socko, Bartosz g POL 2657 0 1978
89 Lenic, Luka g SLO 2656 11 1988
90 Ragger, Markus g AUT 2656 6 1988
91 Erdos, Viktor g HUN 2656 2 1987
92 Mchedlishvili, Mikheil g GEO 2655 2 1979
93 Efimenko, Zahar g UKR 2655 0 1985
94 Romanov, Evgeny g RUS 2654 20 1988
95 Motylev, Alexander g RUS 2654 6 1979
96 Petrosian, Tigran L. g ARM 2654 4 1984
97 Jones, Gawain C B g ENG 2654 0 1987
98 Georgiev, Kiril g BUL 2653 9 1965
99 Khairullin, Ildar g RUS 2653 1 1990
100 Zvjaginsev, Vadim g RUS 2653 0 1976
101 Nielsen, Peter Heine g DEN 2652 0 1973

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There were hardly any changes in the women's list compared to the previous list in November. Because the FIDE ratings weren't covered here for a while, let's recap the situation: Judit Polgar of Hungary is clear first, obviously. In fact she has been the world's number one among women for exactly 25 years! World Champion Hou Yifan of China is the best of the rest, with 64 points less, followed by Humpy Koneru of India. It's only these three women who have a 2600+ rating and the gap with the rest is substantial: #4 is Zhao Xue of China with 2567.

FIDE January Rating List (Women, Top 30)

Rank Name Title Country Rating Games B-Year
1 Polgar, Judit g HUN 2693 0 1976
2 Hou, Yifan g CHN 2629 0 1994
3 Koneru, Humpy g IND 2613 5 1987
4 Zhao, Xue g CHN 2567 5 1985
5 Muzychuk, Anna g SLO 2566 0 1990
6 Dzagnidze, Nana g GEO 2546 4 1987
7 Lagno, Kateryna g UKR 2543 0 1989
8 Khotenashvili, Bela g GEO 2527 0 1988
9 Kosteniuk, Alexandra g RUS 2527 0 1984
10 Cramling, Pia g SWE 2525 0 1963
11 Ju, Wenjun wg CHN 2520 5 1991
12 Cmilyte, Viktorija g LTU 2515 8 1983
13 Kosintseva, Nadezhda g RUS 2513 0 1985
14 Hoang, Thanh Trang g HUN 2511 2 1980
15 Muzychuk, Mariya m UKR 2503 7 1992
16 Gunina, Valentina g RUS 2503 2 1989
17 Ruan, Lufei wg CHN 2503 2 1987
18 Sebag, Marie g FRA 2501 0 1986
19 Ushenina, Anna g UKR 2501 0 1985
20 Krush, Irina g USA 2500 1 1983
21 Kosintseva, Tatiana g RUS 2496 0 1986
22 Pogonina, Natalija wg RUS 2495 0 1985
23 Harika, Dronavalli g IND 2486 14 1991
24 Stefanova, Antoaneta g BUL 2486 0 1979
25 Huang, Qian wg CHN 2484 5 1986
26 Tan, Zhongyi wg CHN 2483 5 1991
27 Zhu, Chen g QAT 2481 10 1976
28 Zatonskih, Anna m USA 2470 3 1978
29 Danielian, Elina g ARM 2465 10 1978
30 Mkrtchian, Lilit m ARM 2465 1 1982

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FIDE January Rating List (Juniors, Top 20)

Rank Name Title Country Rating Games B-Year
1 Giri, Anish g NED 2734 9 1994
2 Rapport, Richard g HUN 2691 3 1996
3 Yu, Yangyi g CHN 2677 12 1994
4 Swiercz, Dariusz g POL 2630 2 1994
5 Hou, Yifan g CHN 2629 0 1994
6 Fedoseev, Vladimir g RUS 2625 7 1995
7 Nyzhnyk, Illya g UKR 2624 1 1996
8 Robson, Ray g USA 2617 6 1994
9 Dubov, Daniil g RUS 2614 6 1996
10 Cori, Jorge g PER 2608 20 1995
11 Wei, Yi g CHN 2607 5 1999
12 Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi g IND 2602 11 1994
13 Van Kampen, Robin g NED 2602 10 1994
14 Grigoryan, Karen H. g ARM 2584 15 1995
15 Bukavshin, Ivan g RUS 2578 0 1995
16 Artemiev, Vladislav m RUS 2570 0 1998
17 Kovalev, Vladislav g BLR 2562 8 1994
18 Bernadskiy, Vitaliy m UKR 2561 0 1994
19 Bok, Benjamin m NED 2560 20 1995
20 Lu, Shanglei g CHN 2558 5 1995

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FIDE January Rating List (Girls, (Juniors) Top 20)

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Comments


  • 3 months ago

    fishcer007

    go naka go

  • 3 months ago

    pdela

    50 players over 2700?

    wow

  • 3 months ago

    m_musumeci

    too bad he isn't in the candidates tournament

  • 3 months ago

    Mulaton

    phoenix must be naka 

  • 3 months ago

    joncasals5

    Watch out.. 2800's Caruana are coming :D

    Go Naka too!
  • 3 months ago

    Oonland

    I wonder how long Magnus will be #1?

  • 3 months ago

    TheMagicianPaul

    GM Phoenix is number 3, congrats! He might become nr 2, but as long as Carlsen plays chess he'll probably never be number 1...

  • 3 months ago

    novzki41

    Naka's style is a fire brand. I hope he beats Carlsen or Levon soon. 

  • 3 months ago

    deepak64

    Good news.

  • 3 months ago

    drumdaddy

    Big Naka fan here! His hard work and amazing talent are being revealed. 

  • 3 months ago

    malambot

    Wesley So is now at number 28. Congratulations! I predict number 15 or higher  for him by end of 2014.

  • 3 months ago

    OldChessDog

    Congrats Naka!!!

  • 3 months ago

    Lawdoginator

    Go Naka!  2800 is close!  

  • 3 months ago

    y_r_u_so_bad_lol

    twotoedsloth - The women aren't really in a different section. If you look at the Top 100, Judit Polgar comes in at 55th, while none of the other women are ranked high enough to place. The women's list is created so you don't have to sort through the Top 500 or Top 1000 or whatever in order to find the best women in the game today. The same applies for Juniors - they appear in the Top 100 when warranted, but also have a separate list to recognise exceptional Juniors.

  • 3 months ago

    jimmie_cecil

    neojoshua 

    whats with tigran petrosian on the list?

     

    Tigran L. Petrosian:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tigran_L._Petrosian

  • 3 months ago

    Andre_Harding

    @3random: Other "issues" aside, Borislav Ivanov is not rated high enough to be on these lists.

    @FakeName6: Not anymore. But in his time Kamsky had at least as much potential as Nakamura does now. One of the greatest talents ever...he is still the youngest ever player to reach the Top 10, played a World Championship match just after his 22nd birthday, and I think he would have overtaken Kasparov for World #1 if his PCA Candidates matches had been rated by FIDE in 1994-95.

  • 3 months ago

    Andre_Harding

    @y_r_u_so_bad_lol: Tigran L. Petrosian is an Armenian GM whose father named him after the 9th World Champion, Tigran V. Petrosian (no relation). The "new" Petrosian was born about a month after the ex-champion died of cancer.

    @Roeczak: Could be. Rapport has shot up the rating list lightning-fast.

    @albatrosses: Nakamura's attitude has improved a lot. I think it's no worse than Carlsen's these days, who always gets a pass from fans.

    @halfgreek1963: That's why they play the games. So many people are predicting a 10-15 year uninterrupted reign for Carlsen. Well, it's not so easy having the bullseye on your back. Personally, I think winning two more matches would be a great accomplishment. Not a knock against Carlsen, but the chess world is just too competitive these days. Too much good training material/computers, and a lot of young people (outside Western nations primarily) for whom chess is a good profession. Westerners with 2600+ potential often delude themselves into thinking they can do "better" than being a chess profesional. Sometimes it's true, but I think less so than it first appears.

  • 3 months ago

    neojoshua

    whats with tigran petrosian on the list?

  • 3 months ago

    bigbikefan

    @FakeName6: In checkers (chequers) - maybe.

  • 3 months ago

    jimmie_cecil

    Congratulations, Nakamura!

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Rank Name Title Country Rating Games B-Year
1 Hou, Yifan g CHN 2629 0 1994
2 Guo, Qi wg CHN 2450 5 1995
3 Goryachkina, Aleksandra