Topalov still no. 1 - no, Anand!

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Update April 2, 12.32 CET: as was already noted in the comments below, Anand is now indeed the no. 1 on the rating list on the FIDE website!

Update April 1, 12.40 CET: Chessbase claims FIDE will 'correct' the April list as soon as possible by including Morelia/Linares and Gibraltar. So I guess we can expect an update on de FIDE website in the coming days.

The FIDE rating list of April 2007 has been published. Surprise, surprise: Veselin Topalov is still the no. 1. He was overtaken by Viswananthan Anand during Morelia/Linares, but this tournament was not calculated. A strange thing, if you consider that this tournament always counted for the April list in recent years. Mark Crowther, who noticed that Gibraltar wasn't included either, even considers it to be an error. But stricktly speaking, it's even stranger that Linares was always included in the April list, since the deadline for a rating list is always one month. In other words: FIDE is suddenly stricktly obeying to their own rules. Not. As was remarked on Mig's blog, some other tournaments that ended after March 1st, were included...

For the first time the FIDE Ratings Server was used. National Federation Rating Officers were able to enter tournament results directly online and perhaps this is where something went wrong in in Gibraltar. Morelia/Linares will simply be included in the July 1st list.

The top hasn't changed much this time. Aronian climbed from no. 7 to the 4th spot. Radjabov is now a top 10 player. Jakovenko continued his progress and went from 22 to 18.

Rank Name                  Country Rating Games B-Year 
  1  Topalov, Veselin       BUL     2791  13   1975 
  2  Anand, Viswanathan     IND     2778  13   1969 
  3  Kramnik, Vladimir      RUS     2772  13   1975 
  4  Aronian, Levon         ARM     2759  13   1982 
  5  Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE     2757   3    1985 
  6  Morozevich, Alexander  RUS     2756   7    1977 
  7  Leko, Peter            HUN     2749   0    1979 
  8  Radjabov, Teimour      AZE     2747  13    1987 
  9  Ivanchuk, Vassily      UKR     2735  10    1969 
 10  Adams, Michael         ENG     2734   1    1971 
 11  Gelfand, Boris         ISR     2733   0    1968 
 12  Svidler, Peter         RUS     2731  13    1976 
 13  Polgar, Judit          HUN     2727   0    1976 
 14  Navara, David          CZE     2720  19    1985 
 15  Ponomariov, Ruslan     UKR     2717  13    1983 
 16  Grischuk, Alexander    RUS     2717   0    1983 
 17  Bacrot, Etienne        FRA     2709   3    1983 
 18  Jakovenko, Dmitry      RUS     2708  32    1983 
 19  Kamsky, Gata           USA     2705   0    1974 
 20  Shirov, Alexei         ESP     2699  20    1972


Here you find the top 100.

The ladies:

Rank Name                Country Rating Games B-Year 
  1  Polgar, Judit         HUN   2727    0     1976 
  2  Koneru, Humpy         IND   2575    8     1987 
  3  Cramling, Pia         SWE   2535   11     1963 
  4  Zhu, Chen             QAT   2518    0     1976 
  5  Kosteniuk, Alexandra  RUS   2515    0     1984 
  6  Hou, Yifan            CHN   2513   22     1994 
  7  Chiburdanidze, Maia   GEO   2510    0     1961 
  8  Stefanova, Antoaneta  BUL   2496    9     1979 
  9  Harika, Dronavalli    IND   2491   33     1991 
 10  Socko, Monika         POL   2481    0     1978 
 11  Sebag, Marie          FRA   2479    3     1986 
 12  Galliamova, Alisa     RUS   2477   14     1972 
 13  Kosintseva, Nadezhda  RUS   2475   22     1985 
 14  Ushenina, Anna        UKR   2475   20     1985 
 15  Muzychuk, Anna        SLO   2474   12     1990 
 16  Hoang Thanh Trang     HUN   2472   12     1980 
 17  Dembo, Yelena         GRE   2470    9     1983 
 18  Khurtsidze, Nino      GEO   2469   12     1975 
 19  Lahno, Kateryna       UKR   2467   15     1989 
 20  Zhao, Xue             CHN   2467    9     1985


The full rating list in text format (zipped) can be downloaded here. You can also just use the box in the yellow column of the ChessVibes website, where it says "FIDE RATING?" ;-)
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