Mamedyarov World #5 In June FIDE Ratings

Mamedyarov World #5 In June FIDE Ratings

PeterDoggers
PeterDoggers
Jun 1, 2017, 3:41 PM |
23 | Chess Event Coverage

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov reached the number-five position in the world in the June FIDE rating list. The Azerbaijani is the 13th player in history to break 2800.

The live ratings revealed it quickly after the end of the Moscow Grand Prix and now it's official: Mamedyarov is the new number-five, after a fantastic period during which he won nine Elo points in the Gashimov Memorial, 13.9 in the Russian league and 5.1 in the Grand Prix.

Mamedyarov, who jumped from 12th to fifth place, updated his status on Facebook when the new list was out. A day and a half later it has more than 1,100 likes and 110 comments.

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Shakhriyar Mamedyarov is doing great lately.

Besides Mamedyarov, no other top-10 player had reason to be happy this time. In fact half of the top 10 went down on the list: Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (dropping from fifth to sixth), Levon Aronian (from sixth to seventh), Hikaru Nakamura (from seventh to ninth), Anish Giri (from ninth to 12th) and Sergey Karjakin (from 10th to 11th).

(Update 4 June 2017, 22:15 PST: shortly after publishing the list, FIDE came with an update. The small changes are being discussed here.)

Ding Liren, the winner of the Moscow Grand Prix, won 10 Elo points. It's quite a lot in the highest echelons of chess, but still he only moved up one spot: from 11th to 10th in the world. Hou Yifan, who won 14.1 points in Moscow, is obviously still the highest-rated female player (see below) but now she's also back in the overall top 100, at spot 85.

For the organizers of the Altibox Norway Chess tournament (which starts in a couple of days) the current top 10 is not as perfect as it once was. When they announced the field back in February, the 10 participants were the top 10 in the world, but meanwhile Giri and Karjakin have dropped out.

It was a good month for Emil SutovskyAnton Korobov and Evgeniy Najer, who won 29, 23 and 24 points respectively. Bad news for Ian Nepomniachtchi, who lost 18.9 points, and Rustam Kasimdzhanov, who lost 23.

June 2017 FIDE Ratings (Top 20)

Rank Old rank Fed Name Title Rating Old Rating Games
1 1 Carlsen, Magnus GM 2832 2832 0
2 2 So, Wesley GM 2812 -3 2815 9
3 3 Kramnik, Vladimir GM 2808 -3 2811 13
4 4 Caruana, Fabiano GM 2805 +3 2802 1
5 12 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar GM 2800 +28 2772 22
6 5 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime GM 2795 2795 12
7 6 Aronian, Levon GM 2793 +4 2789 2
8 8 Anand, Viswanathan GM 2786 2786 2
9 7 Nakamura, Hikaru GM 2785 -1 2786 9
10 11 Ding, Liren GM 2783 +10 2773 10
11 10 Karjakin, Sergey GM 2781 -2 2783 9
12 9 Giri, Anish GM 2771 -14 2785 17
13 17 Grischuk, Alexander GM 2761 +11 2750 15
14 13 Svidler, Peter GM 2756 +1 2755 15
15 19 Yu, Yangyi GM 2749 +6 2743 12
16 20 Topalov, Veselin GM 2749 +8 2741 9
17 14 Eljanov, Pavel GM 2739 -16 2755 14
18 22 Dominguez Perez, Leinier GM 2739 2739 0
19 23 Ivanchuk, Vassily GM 2738 2738 0
20 16 Harikrishna, P. GM 2737 -13 2750 18

(See full list here.)

The top 10 among the women didn't change, although some players changed places. That's mostly because of Nana Dzagnidze losing 11.6 points in the Chinese league after which she dropped from sixth to 10th place. With Ju Wenjun losing 11 points (also in the Chinese league, which seems to be full of underrated girls!), the gap below Hou Yifan is now 83 points.

June 2017 FIDE Ratings (Women, Top 20)

Rank Old rank Fed Name Title Rating Old Rating Games
1 1 Hou, Yifan GM 2666 +14 2652 9
2 2 Ju, Wenjun GM 2583 -11 2594 3
3 3 Muzychuk, Anna GM 2569 -1 2570 2
4 4 Koneru, Humpy GM 2557 2557 0
5 5 Muzychuk, Mariya GM 2546 2546 2
6 9 Cmilyte, Viktorija GM 2539 +1 2538 1
7 8 Lagno, Kateryna GM 2539 2539 0
8 7 Kosteniuk, Alexandra GM 2537 -3 2540 10
9 10 Harika, Dronavalli GM 2535 +4 2531 5
10 6 Dzagnidze, Nana GM 2533 -12 2545 3
11 11 Tan, Zhongyi GM 2517 +2 2515 14
12 12 Stefanova, Antoaneta GM 2512 +2 2510 6
13 13 Gunina, Valentina GM 2504 -3 2507 2
14 15 Sebag, Marie GM 2495 +7 2488 15
15 14 Zhao, Xue GM 2490 -8 2498 2
16 16 Lei, Tingjie GM 2488 +6 2482 23
17 17 Socko, Monika GM 2485 +4 2481 8
18 20 Paehtz, Elisabeth IM 2481 +7 2474 11
19 19 Girya, Olga WGM 2480 +4 2476 8
20 22 Goryachkina, Aleksandra WGM 2477 +7 2470 9

(See full list here.)

Chess.com Blitz and Bullet

We'll also look at how things are on our own site. Let's check out the current blitz and bullet ratings on Chess.com.

Last time we discussed this, back in January, Magnus Carlsen was topping both lists based on the ratings he achieved by winning the 2016 GM Blitz Battle. In blitz he had 2992, and still does. Five months ago Hikaru Nakamura had actually dropped to fourth place, but now he's back and in fact the new number-one with a rating of 3001.

We also have a new number-three, since earlier this week! Sergey Karjakin, who made his debut on our site in his match with Georg Meier, entered the list with 2906.

The highest-ranked player who is not a grandmaster is not even a titled player. Member notproatchess remains anonymous (as the name connected to the account, "Anoni Mouse," suggests!) but is clearly a very strong blitz player. Our editorial team suspects that it might have been a top GM warming up for a recent Speed Chess match...

Chess.com Live Chess | Blitz, 1 June 2017 (Top 20)

# Title Name Rating 1/0/=
1 GM Hikaru 3001 3919/533/365
2 GM MagnusCarlsen 2992 40/10/10
3 GM SergeyKarjakin 2906 19/1/6
4 GM Zaven_Andriasyan 2858 31/3/10
5 GM chesspanda123 2855 397/184/72
6 GM EltajSafarli 2855 65/18/21
7 GM uzbektiger95 2850 299/179/71
8 notproatchess 2841 154/29/20
9 GM lachesisQ 2839 231/96/31
10 GM Grischuk 2816 7/9/8
11 GM LevonAronian 2807 4/3/4
12 GM bestcoacheverr 2804 26/2/0
13 GM LyonBeast 2803 217/67/58
14 GM Kyart 2802 142/46/11
15 GM GeorgMeier 2801 969/526/290
16 GM howitzer14 2798 653/230/106
17 FM CMC-Academy 2794 13/5/1
18 GM mishkar83 2793 378/132/63
19 IM CemilCan 2784 176/97/28
20 GM Evgeny_Levin 2780 81/26/24

(See full list here.)

Carlsen's 3207 rating in bullet is still good enough for first place. Right now Nakamura is behind him, but not that much: 50 points. It's these two players who are in a class of their own when it comes to the fastest type of chess.

The number-three on the list is more than 100 points behind, and not even a GM. Minh Le of Vietnam only holds the IM title but is a huge specialist. Also here Karjakin is high on the list: in fourth place, with 3038. In fact, exactly 10 players are 3000+ on the list.

Chess.com Live Chess | Bullet, 1 June 2017 (Top 20)

# Title Name Rating 1/0/=
1 GM MagnusCarlsen 3207 18/4/2
2 GM Hikaru 3157 7195/719/309
3 IM wonderfultime 3048 2831/2481/406
4 GM SergeyKarjakin 3038 6/1/2
5 GM 2Vladimirovich90 3036 84/24/10
6 IM penguingm1 3031 6245/3501/492
7 GM DanielNaroditsky 3023 1740/954/163
8 GM Oleksandr_Bortnyk 3015 1359/742/117
9 GM Djeser 3011 230/146/31
10 GM LiemLe 3004 150/53/19
11 GM LyonBeast 2959 494/110/51
12 NM 1random 2956 6543/5677/649
13 GM Arabicfalcon 2924 508/299/59
14 GM jefferyx 2921 247/110/20
15 GM lachesisQ 2917 9/1/0
16 GM Genghis_K 2915 1990/1615/274
17 GM Konavets 2912 269/222/32
18 GM uzbektiger95 2902 316/297/37
19 GM gmwesley_so 2888 202/96/37
20 notproatchess 2880 273/79/9

(See full list here.)


Correction: An earlier version version of this article wrongly stated that Mamedyarov reached his career-best ranking as the number-five in the world. In fact he was ranked ranked fourth in January 2007.

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