2800+ Ratings For Anand, Topalov, Nakamura On July List

2800+ Ratings For Anand, Topalov, Nakamura On July List

PeterDoggers
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Jul 2, 2015, 12:00 AM |
26 | Chess Players

Besides Magnus Carlsen, three players are rated above 2800 in the FIDE July 1 rating list: Hikaru Nakamura (in fourth place at 2814), Veselin Topalov (third with 2816) and Vishy Anand (second, also with 2816).

The July rating list published by FIDE is especially interesting as it reflects the results of the Norway Chess tournament held last month in Stavanger. So, what does the new pecking order look like?

As we know, Magnus Carlsen played probably the worst tournament in his professional career so far. The world champion went down from 2876 to 2853, losing a whopping 23 points. He still holds a rating better than anyone has ever had; Garry Kasparov's highest published rating was 2851, in January 2000.

Three more players are rated above 2800, and two of them are of the generation between that of Carlsen and Kasparov: Vishy Anand and Veselin Topalov.

Anand gained 12 points while Topalov, who emerged as the tournament winner in Norway, went up 18 points. The Bulgarian player significantly improved his chances to qualify for the 2016 Candidates’ Tournament, even though he has stated that he is not sure he wants to play.

The other player above the magical 2800 threshold is Hikaru Nakamura. The American crossed the mark last month, and after yet another solid and strong performance he added 12 points, to reach 2814.

Fabiano Caruana, the world's number two for so many months, was finally overtaken. USA's latest recruit lost eight points, dropped below 2800 and is now the world number five. He is followed by Dutch GM Anish Giri, who dropped to number 10 last month but is firmly at number six now after gaining 18 Elo points!

Alexander Grischuk and Levon Aronian both dropped two places after losing points in Norway; 10 and 15 respectively.

Big winners this month include Yu Yangyi (up from number 35 to 20 after gaining 21 points) and Igor Kovalenko (up from number 85 to 60 after gaining 25 points). Big losers are David Navara (down from number 14 to 28 after losing 27 points) and Arkadij Naiditsch (down from number 29 to 54 after losing 32 points). 

July 2015 FIDE Rating List | Top 30

Rank Name Title Country Rating Games B-Year
1 Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2853 9 1990
2 Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2816 9 1969
3 Topalov, Veselin g BUL 2816 9 1975
4 Nakamura, Hikaru g USA 2814 9 1987
5 Caruana, Fabiano g USA 2797 9 1992
6 Giri, Anish g NED 2791 19 1994
7 Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2783 0 1975
8 So, Wesley g USA 2780 15 1993
9 Grischuk, Alexander g RUS 2771 9 1983
10 Aronian, Levon g ARM 2765 9 1982
11 Jakovenko, Dmitry g RUS 2757 4 1983
12 Karjakin, Sergey g RUS 2753 0 1990
13 Gelfand, Boris g ISR 2751 0 1968
14 Ding, Liren g CHN 2749 3 1992
15 Li, Chao b g CHN 2748 0 1989
16 Tomashevsky, Evgeny g RUS 2745 0 1987
17 Adams, Michael g ENG 2740 0 1971
18 Svidler, Peter g RUS 2740 0 1976
19 Radjabov, Teimour g AZE 2738 0 1987
20 Yu, Yangyi g CHN 2736 13 1994
21 Dominguez Perez, Leinier g CUB 2736 10 1983
22 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar g AZE 2735 0 1985
23 Vitiugov, Nikita g RUS 2734 0 1987
24 Wojtaszek, Radoslaw g POL 2733 11 1987
25 Harikrishna, P. g IND 2733 0 1986
26 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime g FRA 2731 16 1990
27 Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 2728 3 1969
28 Navara, David g CZE 2724 15 1985
29 Wei, Yi g CHN 2724 3 1999
30 Andreikin, Dmitry g RUS 2723 10 1990

(Data courtesy of FIDE; top 100 here.)

There were few changes at the top of the women's list. The next month will be more interesting as GM Hou Yifan currently plays in Dortmund.

The top four have no rated games in the July list. Ju Wenjun beat three lower-rated players in the Chinese league, won five points and jumped from number seven to number five — the only change in the top 10.

Marie Sebag and Almira Skripchenko did well in the French league and gained 13 and 14 points respectively. Relatively big losers were Irine Kharisma Sukandar (-16 points) and Zhansaya Abdumalik (-22 points).

July 2015 FIDE Rating List (Women) | Top 30

Rank Name Title Country Rating Games B-Year
1 Hou, Yifan g CHN 2676 0 1994
2 Polgar, Judit g HUN 2675 0 1976
3 Koneru, Humpy g IND 2589 0 1987
4 Dzagnidze, Nana g GEO 2573 0 1987
5 Ju, Wenjun g CHN 2550 3 1991
6 Muzychuk, Anna g UKR 2549 0 1990
7 Gunina, Valentina g RUS 2548 0 1989
8 Cmilyte, Viktorija g LTU 2534 0 1983
9 Lagno, Kateryna g RUS 2530 0 1989
10 Muzychuk, Mariya g UKR 2528 0 1992
11 Zhao, Xue g CHN 2523 3 1985
12 Khotenashvili, Bela g GEO 2521 3 1988
13 Kosteniuk, Alexandra g RUS 2517 2 1984
14 Cramling, Pia g SWE 2512 0 1963
15 Harika, Dronavalli g IND 2508 0 1991
16 Stefanova, Antoaneta g BUL 2500 9 1979
17 Batsiashvili, Nino m GEO 2499 0 1987
18 Sebag, Marie g FRA 2496 11 1986
19 Ruan, Lufei wg CHN 2491 0 1987
20 Kosintseva, Nadezhda g RUS 2489 0 1985
21 Tan, Zhongyi wg CHN 2488 3 1991
22 Girya, Olga wg RUS 2486 0 1991
23 Goryachkina, Aleksandra wg RUS 2486 0 1998
24 Zhukova, Natalia g UKR 2482 0 1979
25 Krush, Irina g USA 2477 0 1983
26 Zatonskih, Anna m USA 2476 0 1978
27 Galliamova, Alisa m RUS 2475 0 1972
28 Kosintseva, Tatiana g RUS 2475 0 1986
29 Socko, Monika g POL 2472 0 1978
30 Danielian, Elina g ARM 2470 0 1978

(Data courtesy of FIDE; top 100 here.)

Normally the rapid and blitz lists aren't included in our rating reports because there's simply not much happening there. The top players don't play a lot of these events, and many quickly tournaments aren't rated (yet).

However, this month it's a good moment to have a look at the blitz ratings, because the opening blitz tournament at the Norway Chess tournament was rated.

You might remember that it was won by Maxime Vachier-Lagrave; the French grandmaster has now climbed to number three in the world rankings.

July 2015 FIDE Blitz ratings | Top 20

Rank Name Title Country Rating Games B-Year
1 Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2914 9 1990
2 Nakamura, Hikaru g USA 2887 9 1987
3 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime g FRA 2854 9 1990
4 Nepomniachtchi, Ian g RUS 2840 0 1990
5 Aronian, Levon g ARM 2817 9 1982
6 Bogdanovich, Stanislav m UKR 2815 0 1993
7 Grischuk, Alexander g RUS 2814 9 1983
8 Radjabov, Teimour g AZE 2808 0 1987
9 Navara, David g CZE 2806 0 1985
10 Fedoseev, Vladimir g RUS 2798 0 1995
11 Giri, Anish g NED 2793 9 1994
12 Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2791 9 1969
13 Morozevich, Alexander g RUS 2790 0 1977
14 Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 2789 0 1969
15 Mamedov, Rauf g AZE 2777 14 1988
16 Lu, Shanglei g CHN 2770 22 1995
17 Ponomariov, Ruslan g UKR 2770 0 1983
18 Shkuro, Iuri g UKR 2765 0 1982
19 Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2763 0 1975
20 Svidler, Peter g RUS 2760 0 1976

 (Data courtesy of FIDE; top 100 here.)

Chess.com Blitz and Bullet

The top six in our own blitz list hasn't changed. GM Hikaru (Hikaru Nakamura) still tops the leaderboard, despite losing 16 points this month — previously he was at 2828. His lead over runner-up GM LexySexy (Baadur Jobava) is now 54 points.

GM GeorgMeier, currently active over the board in Dortmund, lost nine points but remains third, ahead of GM 2vladimirovich90 (Dmitry Andreikin) and GM LyonBeast (Maxime Vachier-Lagrave).

IM megarompa (Lucas A. Liascovich), who could be found on number seven in last month's list, has disappeared from this month's top 20, making space for GM Eltaj Safarli in that spot. 

Chess.com Live Chess | Blitz, June 2, 2015 (Top 20)

# Player Rating Won/Lost/ Draw
1 GM Hikaru Nakamura 2812 395/39/34
2 GM Baadur Jobava 2758 37/5 5
3 GM Georg Meier 2726 293/87/56
4 GM Dmitry Andreikin 2715 109/21/13
5 GM Maxime Vachier Lagrave 2714 121/26/16
6 IM Akshat Chandra 2705 63/17/15
7 GM Eltaj Safarli 2693 27/12/10
8 GM Wesley So 2692 21/12/11
9 GM Tal Baron 2639 6/1/2
10 GM Tamir Nabaty 2637 1386/168/59
11 GM Даниил 2619 60/22/6
12 GM Liem Le 2614 62/16/14
13 GM Imre Balog 2603 702/174/52
14 GM Federico Perez Ponsa 2602 118/65/24
15 GM Axel Bachmann 2595 17/6/2
16 GM Nouki 2595 17/6/2
17 GM Nijat Abasov 2593 28/2/5
18 GM Nikolay Chadaev 2586 43/5/2
19 GM Falko Bindrich 2578 122/43/10
20 IM Minh Trần 2576 834/484/94

 

Nakamura has said more than once that he considers bullet to be his real speciality. He has now played 1852 games on our server (under his GM Hikaru account, that is), and 59 in the past month. The rating change? One point up!

The new number two on the list, GM LyonBeast (Maxime Vachier-Lagrave), played 32 games to reach 2852 — still 249 points to go to challenge the ultimate king of the hill.

FM wonderfultime (Minh Le) was the surprising number three in early June, but he couldn't keep it up. Losing 69 points, he dropped to 11th place.

Update: blitzmeister95 has been removed from the table below since his account was removed for violating our site rules.

 

Chess.com Live Chess | Bullet, July 2, 2015 (Top 20)

# Player Rating Won/Lost/ Draw
1 GM Hikaru Nakamura 3101 1652/129/71
2 GM Maxime Vachier Lagrave 2852 358/52/23
3 GM Dmitry Andreikin 2835 59/18/7
4 GM Nouki 2835 8256/4344/739
5 GM Wesley So 2819 13/14/3
6 NM Kevin Chung 2814 98/64/4
7 GM Liem Le 2806 55/13/4
8 GM Federico Perez Ponsa 2800 432/227/42
9 GM Eltaj Safarli 2789 92/23/10
10 FM Minh Le 2758 1291/941/151
11 IM Jeffery Xiong 2756 95/32/6
12 GM Eric Hansen 2755 898/371/53
13 GM Azzaro25 2749 80/18/3
14 IM Valeri Lilov 2743 159/87/7
15 NM damir studen 2737 120/26/9
16 GM Conrad Holt 2720 1281/326/69
17 GM Anthony Wirig 2707 321/151/33
18 GM Samuel Sevian 2704 245/213/29
19 Illia Nyzhnyk 2703 192/31/4
20 IM Andrew Tang 2701 2801/1873/293
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