FIDE November Ratings: Wesley So Enters Top 10

FIDE November Ratings: Wesley So Enters Top 10

PeterDoggers
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Nov 5, 2014, 2:11 AM |
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The November FIDE Rating list sees two big changes for Wesley So. Not only has the Filipino grandmaster switched federations to the USA, he also entered the top 10 for the first time.

The new rating list sees few changes at the top. Magnus Carlsen didn't play, and so his 2863 rating didn't change. After his huge gain last month, Fabiano Caruana dropped five points (and another 10 in the live list, by the way) but he's still comfortably the world number two.

Levon Aronian and Alexander Grischuk switched places four and five in the FIDE list, but that is old news after the latter defeated Ernesto Inarkiev in Moscow yesterday. If he does well at the Petrosian Memorial Grischuk may have a 2800 rating on the next list.

Wesley So won $100,000 at the first Millionaire Chess tournament and by gaining seven rating points, and he is now the world number 10 player. Because Shakhriyar Mamedyarov did well in Tashkent, that might be different on the next list, though.

Leinier Dominguez of Cuba played badly at the Baku Grand Prix and dropped no fewer than 25 points and when from #15 to #24. Ernesto Inarkiev won the Baku Open and scored 2.0/2 in the Bundesliga to climb from #75 to #50.

U.S. GM Ray Robson gained 23 points after good results at the Millionaire Chess SPICE Cup tournaments. With a rating of 2651, he is a few points shy of entering the world's top 100 — he jumped from #151 to #104. Wei Yi of China (now at 2649) went from 124 to 106.

Two players in the top 1,000 made huge jumps: Lu Shanglei (China) went from #513 to #350 in the rankings and Alexander Predke (Russia) went from #659 to #466.

November 2014 FIDE Ratings | Top 30

Rank Old rank Name Fed Title Rating Old rating Games
1 1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR GM 2863 2863 0
2 2 Caruana, Fabiano ITA GM 2839 -5 2844 11
3 3 Topalov, Veselin BUL GM 2800 2800 0
4 5 Aronian, Levon ARM GM 2797 +4 2793 6
5 4 Grischuk, Alexander RUS GM 2795 -2 2797 11
6 6 Anand, Viswanathan IND GM 2792 +7 2785 6
7 7 Giri, Anish NED GM 2776 +8 2768 6
8 8 Karjakin, Sergey RUS GM 2770 +3 2767 11
9 9 Nakamura, Hikaru USA GM 2767 +3 2764 11
10 14 So, Wesley USA GM 2762 +7 2755 7
11 11 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS GM 2760 2760 0
12 16 Gelfand, Boris ISR GM 2759 +11 2748 11
13 10 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE GM 2757 -7 2764 11
14 13 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA GM 2751 -6 2757 9
15 12 Adams, Michael ENG GM 2745 -13 2758 9
16 17 Jakovenko, Dmitry RUS GM 2745 -2 2747 2
17 18 Wojtaszek, Radoslaw POL GM 2744 +2 2742 2
18 20 Svidler, Peter RUS GM 2743 +11 2732 13
19 19 Vitiugov, Nikita RUS GM 2738 2738 0
20 21 Leko, Peter HUN GM 2731 2731 0
21 25 Radjabov, Teimour AZE GM 2730 +4 2726 11
22 22 Ding, Liren CHN GM 2730 2730 0
23 31 Navara, David CZE GM 2727 +9 2718 11
24 15 Dominguez Perez, Leinier CUB GM 2726 -25 2751 11
25 24 Ivanchuk, Vassily UKR GM 2726 2726 0
26 23 Harikrishna, P. IND GM 2725 -2 2727 2
27 26 Morozevich, Alexander RUS GM 2724 2724 0
28 32 Jobava, Baadur GEO GM 2722 +5 2717 13
29 38 Li, Chao CHN GM 2722 +11 2711 11
30 41 Naiditsch, Arkadij GER GM 2719 +9 2710 10

In the women's list there have been few changes, because almost the whole top 10 didn't play. Judit Polgar has retired but remains the number one, but with that 2-point distance to Hou Yifan the question is: for how long?

Below these two players the differences aren't big; Valentina Gunina lost eight points in four games and dropped out of the top 10 because of that.

Two players didn't do well in their recent tournaments: Harika Dronavalli of India dropped 23 points at the PokerStars Isle of Man tournament and the Chigorin Memorial in St. Petersburg, while Bela Khotenashvili of Georgia lost 19 points in the national league. 

November 2014 FIDE Ratings | Women, Top 30

Rank Old rank Name Fed Title Rating Old rating Games
1 1 Polgar, Judit HUN GM 2675 2675 0
2 2 Hou, Yifan CHN GM 2673 2673 0
3 3 Ju, Wenjun CHN WGM 2582 2582 0
4 4 Koneru, Humpy IND GM 2581 2581 0
5 5 Dzagnidze, Nana GEO GM 2570 2570 0
6 6 Muzychuk, Anna UKR GM 2545 -3 2548 2
7 7 Kosteniuk, Alexandra RUS GM 2541 -1 2542 9
8 9 Lagno, Kateryna RUS GM 2530 2530 0
9 11 Muzychuk, Mariya UKR IM 2529 +3 2526 2
10 12 Cmilyte, Viktorija LTU GM 2525 2525 0
11 8 Gunina, Valentina RUS GM 2522 -8 2530 4
12 14 Kosintseva, Nadezhda RUS GM 2517 2517 0
13 15 Stefanova, Antoaneta BUL GM 2517 2517 0
14 17 Zhao, Xue CHN GM 2514 +4 2510 2
15 16 Cramling, Pia SWE GM 2512 2512 0
16 10 Harika, Dronavalli IND GM 2505 -23 2528 18
17 13 Khotenashvili, Bela GEO GM 2504 -19 2523 7
18 18 Ushenina, Anna UKR GM 2494 2494 0
19 19 Ruan, Lufei CHN WGM 2491 2491 0
20 20 Danielian, Elina ARM GM 2487 2487 0
21 23 Javakhishvili, Lela GEO IM 2486 +5 2481 7
22 21 Kosintseva, Tatiana RUS GM 2483 2483 0
23 22 Sebag, Marie FRA GM 2482 2482 0
24 26 Paehtz, Elisabeth GER IM 2480 +3 2477 13
25 25 Hoang, Thanh Trang HUN GM 2480 +2 2478 1
26 24 Pogonina, Natalija RUS WGM 2480 2480 0
27 27 Zatonskih, Anna USA IM 2476 -1 2477 3
28 28 Shen, Yang CHN IM 2475 2475 0
29 29 Melia, Salome GEO IM 2473 +1 2472 7
30 30 Galliamova, Alisa RUS IM 2471 2471 0

Chess.com Blitz & Bullet

Let's move on to our very own lists for Blitz and Bullet chess, because it's also quite interesting to see which top players are (regularly) playing on our site, and topping the standings, isn't it? The following lists only includes players who have been active on the site recently.

Hikaru Nakamura is confirming his status as an active, and one of the strongest -- if not the strongest -- online blitz and bullet player in the world. On our site he is topping both lists with a wide margin: 80 points ahead of #2 FM Andrey Kalinichev of Russia in the blitz list, and 99 points ahead of #2 IM Siddharth Ravichandran of India in the bullet list.

You can spot top GM Baadur Jobava of Georgia as #4 in the Blitz list — he won the first Titled Tuesday tournament last week.

Chess.com Live Chess | Blitz, 5 November 2014 (Top 20)

# Name Rating Win Loss Draw
1 GM Hikaru 2787 150 (88%) 15 (9%) 6 (4%)
2 FM Kulinarist 2707 567 (92%) 31 (5%) 20 (3%)
3 GM Tamirn 2706 14 (93%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%)
4 GM LexySexy 2685 9 (90%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%)
5 GM FabianoCaruana 2654 207 (82%) 28 (11%) 18 (7%)
6 GM LyonBeast 2642 47 (84%) 7 (13%) 2 (4%)
7 GM erwinlami 2621 405 (74%) 95 (17%) 46 (8%)
8 GM Duhless 2620 59 (69%) 21 (24%) 6 (7%)
9 GM VerdeNotte 2599 28 (68%) 10 (24%) 3 (7%)
10 GM JackSnipe 2594 31 (70%) 5 (11%) 8 (18%)
11 IM Yaacovn 2593 880 (56%) 559 (36%) 124 (8%)
12 GM Nouki 2592 355 (68%) 141 (27%) 23 (4%)
13 GM thegormacle 2588 313 (70%) 106 (24%) 30 (7%)
14 IM ChessTrener 2581 1120 (54%) 783 (38%) 182 (9%)
15 GM Janosik 2578 122 (70%) 43 (25%) 10 (6%)
16 NM TheTruth 2571 1199 (98%) 20 (2%) 3 (0%)
17 GM Contora 2568 291 (62%) 121 (26%) 55 (12%)
18 GM BartoszSocko 2563 29 (69%) 11 (26%) 2 (5%)
19 GM Dlugy 2559 463 (64%) 214 (29%) 52 (7%)
20 GM CaptainJames 2556 82 (72%) 24 (21%) 8 (7%)

Bullet is a special form of chess, and clearly a speciality for some. Nakamura himself has stated that he doesn't know if he's the strongest blitz player, but he feels he is the strongest bullet player in the world. In the top 20 below you will see that #2 IM Siddharth Ravichandran of India and #3 IM Marc Esserman of USA are not even in the Blitz top 20!

Chess.com Live Chess | Bullet, 5 November 2014 (Top 20)

# Name Rating Win Loss Draw
1 GM Hikaru 3103 1132 (90%) 88 (7%) 42 (3%)
2 IM brute4ever 3004 1174 (85%) 174 (13%) 26 (2%)
3 IM MEsserman 2873 5598 (60%) 3336 (36%) 412 (4%)
4 GM LyonBeast 2835 274 (86%) 27 (9%) 16 (5%)
5 Dakota-Dixon 2830 1400 (86%) 200 (12%) 28 (2%)
6 magnetic_chess 2805 43 (48%) 46 (52%) 0 (0%)
7 GM erichansen 2800 653 (68%) 265 (28%) 40 (4%)
8 IM BeastfromBaku 2751 456 (73%) 129 (21%) 39 (6%)
9 GM Tamirn 2743 464 (68%) 178 (26%) 43 (6%)
10 IM TigerLilov 2743 159 (63%) 87 (34%) 7 (3%)
11 NM matein28 2737 120 (77%) 26 (17%) 9 (6%)
12 FM Kulinarist 2711 3958 (72%) 1256 (23%) 302 (5%)
13 FM wonderfultime 2702 650 (52%) 522 (42%) 70 (6%)
14 mary_cc 2702 313 (65%) 157 (33%) 13 (3%)
15 GM FabianoCaruana 2685 533 (82%) 87 (13%) 32 (5%)
16 GM GeorgMeier 2682 607 (60%) 324 (32%) 77 (8%)
17 GM Duhless 2680 29 (81%) 7 (19%) 0 (0%)
18 GM Janosik 2677 5846 (72%) 2025 (25%) 283 (3%)
19 GM LittlePeasant 2669 653 (59%) 388 (35%) 75 (7%)
20 IM penguingm1 2664 2093 (60%) 1220 (35%) 197 (6%)
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