Nakamura Crosses 2800 In June FIDE Ratings

Nakamura Crosses 2800 In June FIDE Ratings

PeterDoggers
PeterDoggers
Jun 1, 2015, 12:06 PM |
38 | Chess Players

For the first time in his career, GM Hikaru Nakamura has crossed the 2800 mark. On the FIDE June 1 rating list the #1 U.S. grandmaster is fourth in the world with 2802, behind GMs Magnus Carlsen (2876), Fabiano Caruana (2805) and Viswanathan Anand (2804). 

With the final Grand Prix in Khanty-Mansiysk just behind us, quite a few top players have played rated games last month. On the new list there are four 2800-players, one more than last month. GM Hikaru Nakamura added three points to break the magic mark officially, for the first time in his career.

GM Vladimir Kramnik climbed from #8 back to #6 after gaining six Elo points at the Russian Team Championship in Sochi. He is now ahead of GM Wesley So and GM Alexander Grischuk; the former didn't play while the latter lost only one rating points over 15 games.

After his great play at the Russian league and especially the Grand Prix, GM Dmitry Jakovenko is now “the best of the rest,” just out of the top 10. GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave made a dive: he went from #12 to #28 due to disappointing results in the Italian league and the Grand Prix.

June 2015 FIDE Rating List | Top 50

Rank Name Title Country Rating Games B-Year
1 Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2876 0 1990
2 Caruana, Fabiano g ITA 2805 11 1992
3 Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2804 0 1969
4 Nakamura, Hikaru g USA 2802 14 1987
5 Topalov, Veselin g BUL 2798 0 1975
6 Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2783 5 1975
7 Grischuk, Alexander g RUS 2781 15 1983
8 Aronian, Levon g ARM 2780 5 1982
9 So, Wesley g USA 2778 0 1993
10 Giri, Anish g NED 2773 11 1994
11 Jakovenko, Dmitry g RUS 2759 17 1983
12 Karjakin, Sergey g RUS 2753 11 1990
13 Gelfand, Boris g ISR 2751 11 1968
14 Navara, David g CZE 2751 9 1985
15 Ding, Liren g CHN 2749 11 1992
16 Wojtaszek, Radoslaw g POL 2749 6 1987
17 Li, Chao b g CHN 2748 0 1989
18 Dominguez Perez, Leinier g CUB 2746 16 1983
19 Tomashevsky, Evgeny g RUS 2745 11 1987
20 Svidler, Peter g RUS 2740 17 1976
21 Adams, Michael g ENG 2740 0 1971
22 Radjabov, Teimour g AZE 2738 0 1987
23 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar g AZE 2735 0 1985
24 Vitiugov, Nikita g RUS 2734 5 1987
25 Harikrishna, P. g IND 2733 0 1986
26 Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 2733 0 1969
27 Wang, Yue g CHN 2726 7 1987
28 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime g FRA 2723 13 1990
29 Naiditsch, Arkadij g GER 2722 2 1985
30 Wei, Yi g CHN 2721 11 1999
31 Nepomniachtchi, Ian g RUS 2720 7 1990
32 Fressinet, Laurent g FRA 2720 5 1981
33 Andreikin, Dmitry g RUS 2718 7 1990
34 Eljanov, Pavel g UKR 2718 1 1983
35 Yu, Yangyi g CHN 2715 11 1994
36 Leko, Peter g HUN 2714 0 1979
37 Morozevich, Alexander g RUS 2711 0 1977
38 Ponomariov, Ruslan g UKR 2711 0 1983
39 Moiseenko, Alexander g UKR 2707 0 1980
40 Wang, Hao g CHN 2704 11 1989
41 Kasimdzhanov, Rustam g UZB 2704 9 1979
42 Rublevsky, Sergei g RUS 2702 6 1974
43 Ni, Hua g CHN 2701 0 1983
44 Almasi, Zoltan g HUN 2700 0 1976
45 Shirov, Alexei g LAT 2699 7 1972
46 Malakhov, Vladimir g RUS 2699 5 1980
47 Korobov, Anton g UKR 2698 7 1985
48 Howell, David W L g ENG 2698 3 1990
49 Matlakov, Maxim g RUS 2696 6 1991
50 Bu, Xiangzhi g CHN 2696 0 1985

 

GM Hou Yifan remains the number one female player in the world, but only by one rating point! As reported earlier the 21-year-old Chinese player was in bad shape at the Nakhchivan Open earlier this month, but could limit the damage. 

GM Valentina Gunina won 13 points at the Russian league in Sochi and passed GM Ju Wenjun on the list. Georgia now has three players in the top 20 as GM Nino Batsiashvili won 26 points in this period.

June 2015 FIDE Rating List (Women) | Top 50

Rank Name Title Country Rating Games B-Year
1 Hou, Yifan g CHN 2676 9 1994
2 Polgar, Judit g HUN 2675 0 1976
3 Koneru, Humpy g IND 2589 0 1987
4 Dzagnidze, Nana g GEO 2573 3 1987
5 Muzychuk, Anna g UKR 2549 0 1990
6 Gunina, Valentina g RUS 2548 5 1989
7 Ju, Wenjun g CHN 2545 0 1991
8 Cmilyte, Viktorija g LTU 2534 0 1983
9 Lagno, Kateryna g RUS 2530 0 1989
10 Muzychuk, Mariya m UKR 2528 0 1992
11 Kosteniuk, Alexandra g RUS 2520 6 1984
12 Zhao, Xue g CHN 2519 0 1985
13 Khotenashvili, Bela g GEO 2518 11 1988
14 Cramling, Pia g SWE 2512 5 1963
15 Harika, Dronavalli g IND 2508 0 1991
16 Stefanova, Antoaneta g BUL 2499 12 1979
17 Batsiashvili, Nino m GEO 2499 11 1987
18 Ruan, Lufei wg CHN 2491 0 1987
19 Kosintseva, Nadezhda g RUS 2489 0 1985
20 Tan, Zhongyi wg CHN 2487 11 1991
21 Goryachkina, Aleksandra wg RUS 2486 18 1998
22 Girya, Olga wg RUS 2486 17 1991
23 Sebag, Marie g FRA 2483 0 1986
24 Zhukova, Natalia g UKR 2482 11 1979
25 Krush, Irina g USA 2477 0 1983
26 Zatonskih, Anna m USA 2476 0 1978
27 Galliamova, Alisa m RUS 2475 11 1972
28 Kosintseva, Tatiana g RUS 2475 0 1986
29 Socko, Monika g POL 2472 16 1978
30 Danielian, Elina g ARM 2470 11 1978
31 Pogonina, Natalija wg RUS 2465 6 1985
32 Hoang, Thanh Trang g HUN 2464 11 1980
33 Kovalevskaya, Ekaterina m RUS 2461 17 1974
34 Shen, Yang m CHN 2460 11 1989
35 Huang, Qian wg CHN 2460 0 1986
36 Javakhishvili, Lela m GEO 2459 13 1984
37 Paehtz, Elisabeth m GER 2458 16 1985
38 Melia, Salome m GEO 2456 11 1987
39 Lei, Tingjie wg CHN 2455 11 1997
40 Mkrtchian, Lilit m ARM 2451 17 1982
41 Munguntuul, Batkhuyag m MGL 2448 0 1987
42 Moser, Eva m AUT 2442 0 1982
43 Ushenina, Anna g UKR 2441 17 1985
44 Ding, Yixin wg CHN 2441 11 1991
45 Padmini, Rout m IND 2441 0 1994
46 Hunt, Harriet V m ENG 2439 2 1978
47 Peptan, Corina-Isabela m ROU 2434 0 1978
48 Kashlinskaya, Alina m RUS 2432 16 1993
49 Guo, Qi m CHN 2429 11 1995
50 Bodnaruk, Anastasia m RUS 2428 18 1992

All data courtesy of FIDE.

Chess.com Blitz and Bullet

Like on the FIDE rating list, GM Hikaru (Hikaru Nakamura) won three rating points on the Chess.com Blitz list. His lead there is 70 points as GM LexySexy (Baadur Jobava) didn't play rated games in this period and remained on 2758.

Also online GM LyonBeast (Maxime Vachier-Lagrave) lost points: he went from 2747 to 2714, and dropped to fifth place behind GM GeorgMeier and GM 2vladimirovich90 (Dmitry Andreikin). Two IMs managed to enter the top 10: IM QuestToGM and IM megarompa

Chess.com Live Chess | Blitz, 1 June 2015 (Top 20)

# Player Rating Won/Lost/ Draw
1 GM Hikaru Nakamura 2828 376/34/29
2 GM Baadur Jobava 2758 37/5/5
3 GM Georg Meier 2735 282/83/56
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 IM Lucas A. Liascovich 2701 162/22/23
8 GM Eltaj Safarli 2693 27/12/10
9 GM Wesley So 2692 21/12/11
10 GM Tamir Nabaty 2680 1377/164/58
11 GM Nikolay Chadaev 2665 37/2/1
12 GM Nouki 2663 420/149/33
13 GM Даниил 2619 60/22/6
14 GM Liem Le 2614 62/16/14
15 IM Yaacov Norowitz 2614 1516/869/222
16 GM Axel Bachmann 2595 17/6/2
17 GM Falko Bindrich 2578 122/43/10
18 GM Romain Edouard 2573 12/4/2
19 GM Eric Hansen 2572 206/106/18
20 NM TheTruth 2571 1212/20/3

 

The top GMs did not play bullet games in the past month, and so Nakamura kept his nicely rounded 3100 rating and also his 265-point lead over #2 GM 2Vladimirovich90.

FM wonderfultime (Minh Le), last month still 12th, managed to sneak in and take over the #3 spot from Vachier-Lagrave! Quite a bullet specialist.

Arguably more impressive is the non-titled BulletMercenary (Kevin Chung), a 23-year-old player from Canada with a 2070 FIDE rating, to reach #6!  

Chess.com Live Chess | Bullet, 1 June 2015 (Top 20)

# Player Rating Won/Lost/Draw
1 GM Hikaru Nakamura 3100 1603/125/65
2 GM Dmitry Andreikin 2835 59/18/7
3 FM Minh Le 2827 1237/896/145
4 GM Maxime Vachier Lagrave 2819 340/40/21
5 GM Wesley So 2819 13/14/3
6 Kevin Chung 2814 98/64/4
7 GM Liem Le 2806 55/13/4
8 GM Federico Perez Ponsa 2802 247/103/19
9 GM Eric Hansen 2778 892/361/53
10 GM Eltaj Safarli 2766 76/23/9
11 IM Jeffery Xiong 2756 95/32/6
12 GM Azzaro25 2749 80/18/3
13 IM Valeri Lilov 2743 159/87/7
14 GM Nouki 2739 7627 4033/693
15 NM damir studen 2737 120/26/9
16 IM Andrew Tang 2724 2699/1748/279
17 GM Georg Meier 2723 910/497/119
18 FM Kazim Gulamali 2711 998/662/123
19 GM Anthony Wirig 2707 321/151/33
20 IM Boryboy 2704 1090/1084/144

 


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