Who Tops the July 1 FIDE Rating Lists for Classical, Rapid & Blitz?

Who Tops the July 1 FIDE Rating Lists for Classical, Rapid & Blitz?

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Magnus Carlsen still has a whopping 72-point lead in the world rankings. In the July 1 FIDE rating list, the triple world champion is rated 2877 for standard chess, and is followed by Levon Aronian (Armenia, 2805) and Alexander Grischuk (Russia, 2795). The World Rapid & Blitz Championships were held recently, and so it's also interesting to look at these lists. Carlsen also tops the blitz, but had to allow Fabiana Caruana of Italy to take the lead in the rapid.

Carlsen, in fact, lost rating points compared to the previous list for standard chess: he went back from 2881 to 2877. However, since Aronian lost even more (ten points), the difference between the two increased by six points. Grischuk won three points and cemented his number-three position. All this happened in the Norway Chess tournament last month.

Viswanathan Anand of India didn't play rated games, and as a result he dropped from #5 to #7 because U.S. Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura and Russian Grandmaster Sergey Karjakin gained considerably (12 and 15 points respectively). Vladimir Kramnik of Russia lost 6 points and dropped from #6 to #8.

Dmitry Jakovenko of Russia won 11 points, and made a big jump: from #21 to #15. Radek Wojtaszek of Poland went from #33 to #22 after gaining 18 points.

July 1, 2014 FIDE Ratings | Standard | Top 25

Rank Name Title Country Rating Games B-Year
1 Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2877 9 1990
2 Aronian, Levon g ARM 2805 9 1982
3 Grischuk, Alexander g RUS 2795 9 1983
4 Caruana, Fabiano g ITA 2789 9 1992
5 Nakamura, Hikaru g USA 2787 4 1987
6 Karjakin, Sergey g RUS 2786 9 1990
7 Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2785 0 1969
8 Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2777 9 1975
9 Topalov, Veselin g BUL 2772 9 1975
10 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime g FRA 2766 9 1990
11 Dominguez Perez, Leinier g CUB 2760 0 1983
12 Gelfand, Boris g ISR 2753 0 1968
13 Svidler, Peter g RUS 2751 9 1976
14 Giri, Anish g NED 2750 9 1994
15 Jakovenko, Dmitry g RUS 2747 13 1983
16 So, Wesley g PHI 2744 0 1993
17 Adams, Michael g ENG 2743 0 1971
18 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar g AZE 2743 0 1985
19 Vitiugov, Nikita g RUS 2742 0 1987
20 Leko, Peter g HUN 2737 0 1979
21 Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 2735 3 1969
22 Wojtaszek, Radoslaw g POL 2733 16 1987
23 Morozevich, Alexander g RUS 2731 0 1977
24 Wang, Hao g CHN 2730 2 1989
25 Nepomniachtchi, Ian g RUS 2730 0 1990

(Top 100 here)

Two weeks ago the World Rapid and Blitz Championships were held in Dubai -- you can't have missed that. Since almost all of the world's best players were present (from the standard top 10, only Vladimir Kramnik and Veselin Topalov were not) this tournament had a big impact on the lists for rapid & blitz.

The rapid list is in fact the only one where Carlsen doesn't occupy first place. Although he won the rapid tournament in Dubai, Caruana came second with only half a point less. As a result, the Italian went from 2840 to 2858, while Carlsen went from 2827 to 2855.

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Fabiano Caruana is the world #1 rapid player

Nakamura, who was the number one in the previous list, dropped to 8th place as he finished shared 24th and lost 41 points. Grischuk was third and still is, while Aronian jumped from #9 to #4. Anand was #15 and is now #6.

July 1, 2014 FIDE Ratings | Rapid | Top 25

Rank Name Title Country Rating Games B-Year
1 Caruana, Fabiano g ITA 2858 15 1992
2 Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2855 15 1990
3 Grischuk, Alexander g RUS 2828 15 1983
4 Aronian, Levon g ARM 2813 15 1982
5 Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 2811 0 1969
6 Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2809 15 1969
7 Karjakin, Sergey g RUS 2806 15 1990
8 Nakamura, Hikaru g USA 2800 15 1987
9 Svidler, Peter g RUS 2793 15 1976
10 Radjabov, Teimour g AZE 2776 15 1987
11 Morozevich, Alexander g RUS 2773 15 1977
12 Andreikin, Dmitry g RUS 2773 0 1990
13 Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2773 0 1975
14 Leko, Peter g HUN 2773 0 1979
15 Topalov, Veselin g BUL 2772 0 1975
16 Nepomniachtchi, Ian g RUS 2771 15 1990
17 Wang, Yue g CHN 2765 0 1987
18 Adams, Michael g ENG 2764 0 1971
19 Dominguez Perez, Leinier g CUB 2763 0 1983
20 Tomashevsky, Evgeny g RUS 2752 15 1987
21 Le, Quang Liem g VIE 2740 20 1991
22 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar g AZE 2739 15 1985
23 Ponomariov, Ruslan g UKR 2738 0 1983
24 Bacrot, Etienne g FRA 2731 15 1983
25 Kamsky, Gata g USA 2729 0 1974

(Top 100 here)

Nakamura did much better in the blitz in Dubai, where he came third (tied for second with Ian Nepomniachtchi). He won 27 rating points to actually cross the 2900 mark, but Carlsen's 17.0/21 in Dubai and the Norway Blitz together were good for no less than 111 Elo points. The Norwegian made a huge jump, from 2837 to 2948!

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Magnus Carlsen, now having an insane 2948 blitz rating Laughing

July 1, 2014 FIDE Ratings | Blitz | Top 25

Rank Name Title Country Rating Games B-Year
1 Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2948 30 1990
2 Nakamura, Hikaru g USA 2906 21 1987
3 Nepomniachtchi, Ian g RUS 2880 21 1990
4 Aronian, Levon g ARM 2850 30 1982
5 Le, Quang Liem g VIE 2828 26 1991
6 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar g AZE 2824 21 1985
7 Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2811 21 1969
8 Grischuk, Alexander g RUS 2778 30 1983
9 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime g FRA 2777 21 1990
10 Mamedov, Rauf g AZE 2767 21 1988
11 Ponomariov, Ruslan g UKR 2758 0 1983
12 Giri, Anish g NED 2757 9 1994
13 Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2757 9 1975
14 Svidler, Peter g RUS 2756 30 1976
15 Korobov, Anton g UKR 2754 21 1985
16 Morozevich, Alexander g RUS 2750 21 1977
17 Dreev, Aleksey g RUS 2749 21 1969
18 Sargissian, Gabriel g ARM 2749 21 1983
19 So, Wesley g PHI 2744 14 1993
20 Wojtaszek, Radoslaw g POL 2743 21 1987
21 Bacrot, Etienne g FRA 2739 21 1983
22 Bogdanovich, Stanislav m UKR 2737 35 1993
23 Zubov, Alexander g UKR 2737 35 1983
24 Polgar, Judit g HUN 2736 21 1976
25 Karjakin, Sergey g RUS 2732 30 1990

(Top 100 here)

As became clear even more during the Lopota Grand Prix, the difference between Judit Polgar of Hungary and Hou Yifan of China in the standard list is becoming smaller and smaller. This year Polgar has topped the women's rating list for 25 years in a row, but now the question may be asked: for how long? In the July 1 list,Hou Yifan is 47 points behind, but in the live ratings it's only 29 points.

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Who wouldn't want to see a Judit Polgar vs. Hou Yifan match?

July 1, 2014 FIDE Ratings | Standard | Top 25 Women

Rank Name Title Country Rating Games B-Year
1 Polgar, Judit g HUN 2676 6 1976
2 Hou, Yifan g CHN 2629 0 1994
3 Koneru, Humpy g IND 2613 0 1987
4 Muzychuk, Anna g UKR 2561 0 1990
5 Zhao, Xue g CHN 2542 1 1985
6 Dzagnidze, Nana g GEO 2541 0 1987
7 Lagno, Kateryna g UKR 2540 0 1989
8 Ju, Wenjun wg CHN 2538 9 1991
9 Kosteniuk, Alexandra g RUS 2533 1 1984
10 Cmilyte, Viktorija g LTU 2525 0 1983
11 Muzychuk, Mariya m UKR 2521 0 1992
12 Khotenashvili, Bela g GEO 2518 0 1988
13 Harika, Dronavalli g IND 2513 6 1991
14 Kosintseva, Nadezhda g RUS 2513 0 1985
15 Pogonina, Natalija wg RUS 2508 9 1985
16 Ruan, Lufei wg CHN 2503 0 1987
17 Gunina, Valentina g RUS 2501 3 1989
18 Girya, Olga wg RUS 2493 9 1991
19 Cramling, Pia g SWE 2491 4 1963
20 Hoang, Thanh Trang g HUN 2490 9 1980
21 Ushenina, Anna g UKR 2488 3 1985
22 Stefanova, Antoaneta g BUL 2488 0 1979
23 Krush, Irina g USA 2484 0 1983
24 Sebag, Marie g FRA 2480 10 1986
25 Huang, Qian wg CHN 2477 7 1986

(Top 100 here)

Judit Polgar was the only female player in Dubai, and so only her results were relevant for the rapid & blitz rating lists for women. In the rapid, she lost 10 points, and now she is 35 points ahead of Humpy Koneru of India. Hou Yifan follows, with 11 points less than Koneru. 

July 1, 2014 FIDE Ratings | Rapid | Top 25 Women

Rank Name Title Country Rating Games B-Year
1 Polgar, Judit g HUN 2646 15 1976
2 Koneru, Humpy g IND 2611 0 1987
3 Hou, Yifan g CHN 2600 0 1994
4 Lagno, Kateryna g UKR 2599 0 1989
5 Stefanova, Antoaneta g BUL 2578 0 1979
6 Kosteniuk, Alexandra g RUS 2577 0 1984
7 Ju, Wenjun wg CHN 2555 6 1991
8 Gunina, Valentina g RUS 2552 0 1989
9 Dzagnidze, Nana g GEO 2547 0 1987
10 Muzychuk, Anna g UKR 2546 0 1990
11 Kosintseva, Tatiana g RUS 2505 11 1986
12 Javakhishvili, Lela m GEO 2499 18 1984
13 Ushenina, Anna g UKR 2489 0 1985
14 Paehtz, Elisabeth m GER 2485 0 1985
15 Zhao, Xue g CHN 2485 0 1985
16 Sebag, Marie g FRA 2479 0 1986
17 Zhu, Chen g QAT 2464 0 1976
18 Cmilyte, Viktorija g LTU 2462 0 1983
19 Socko, Monika g POL 2455 0 1978
20 Matnadze, Ana m ESP 2449 0 1983
21 Muzychuk, Mariya m UKR 2445 0 1992
22 Krush, Irina g USA 2443 11 1983
23 Cramling, Pia g SWE 2443 0 1963
24 Shen, Yang m CHN 2442 6 1989
25 Galliamova, Alisa m RUS 2440 0 1972

(Top 100 here)

Like Nakamura, Polgar did much better in the blitz. She won 63 points, and went up from 2673 to 2736. The difference with the number two, in this case Anna Muzychuk of Ukraine, is 71 points. Also on this list Hou Yifan is third.

July 1, 2014 FIDE Ratings | Blitz | Top 25 Women

Rank Name Title Country Rating Games B-Year
1 Polgar, Judit g HUN 2736 21 1976
2 Muzychuk, Anna g UKR 2665 0 1990
3 Hou, Yifan g CHN 2662 0 1994
4 Dzagnidze, Nana g GEO 2591 0 1987
5 Kosintseva, Tatiana g RUS 2578 0 1986
6 Gunina, Valentina g RUS 2577 0 1989
7 Zhao, Xue g CHN 2576 0 1985
8 Stefanova, Antoaneta g BUL 2569 0 1979
9 Kosteniuk, Alexandra g RUS 2548 0 1984
10 Lagno, Kateryna g UKR 2540 0 1989
11 Tan, Zhongyi wg CHN 2525 6 1991
12 Harika, Dronavalli g IND 2525 4 1991
13 Paehtz, Elisabeth m GER 2522 0 1985
14 Koneru, Humpy g IND 2521 0 1987
15 Sebag, Marie g FRA 2504 0 1986
16 Huang, Qian wg CHN 2472 6 1986
17 Ju, Wenjun wg CHN 2469 6 1991
18 Ushenina, Anna g UKR 2467 0 1985
19 Bodnaruk, Anastasia m RUS 2450 0 1992
20 Khotenashvili, Bela g GEO 2447 8 1988
21 Guseva, Marina m RUS 2442 0 1986
22 Cmilyte, Viktorija g LTU 2439 0 1983
23 Muzychuk, Mariya m UKR 2439 0 1992
24 Cramling, Pia g SWE 2433 0 1963
25 Cori T., Deysi wg PER 2429 0 1993

(Top 100 here)

All data courtesy of FIDE

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