Reports | November 02, 2010 9:38

Anand first on November rating list

Now FIDE will surely get complaints that even a two-month rating list is not frequent enough. On the 1 November list World Champion Viswanathan Anand is first and Magnus Carlsen second, because the Pearl Spring tournament wasn't rated yet. Levon Aronian climbed to third place and Sergei Karjakin entered the top 10 for the first time.

We all know that because of his disappointing results at the Olympiad and Bilbao, Magnus Carlsen lost a lot of rating points (24 in fact). We also know that for a moment he was caught by Viswanathan Anand on the rating list, but luckily for G-Star (who don't have to change their posters) Magnus is number one again after leaving Nanjing.

Well, only on Hans Arild Runde's "live list" (of which the top 10 is also to be found in the far right column on this website). The FIDE rating list doesn't include the Pearl Spring tournament yet, and so for at least two months the World Champ is officially also the world's highest rated player. In fact at 2804 Anand reached his best rating ever; he hit 2803 two times before, in April 2006 and April 2008.

Levon Aronian also reached his highest rating ever, and in fact at 2801 the Armenian became the sixth player to cross the 2800 rating mark, after Kasparov, Kramnik, Anand, Topalov and Carlsen.

It's hard to believe, but on this list Sergey Karjakin finally enters the top 10, for the first time in his career (he reached spot no. 13 in April 2008). At 2760 the now Russian is the world's 9th best player.

In the previous list Radoslaw Wojtaszek had climbed from 75 to 42 after winning 29 points. Adding 15 more points, the Polish GM can now be found on the 20th place. Gata Kamsky is also back in the top 20 after winning 21 points in this period.

Peter Leko dropped further to 27th place while Caruana continued is gradual rise to the top, going from 37 to 31. Speaking of talents, Anish Giri climbed to 55th place with a 2682 rating.

The women's top 10 again didn't change much. Judit Polgar won 4 rating points but Humpy Koneru won 7, so the gap decreased from 89 to 86 points. Pia Cramling is back in the top 10. Below you'll find the new top 100, the top 100 women, the top 20 juniors and the top 20 girls. We give the first two lists including the changes with the previous lists.

FIDE NOVEMBER 2010 RATING LIST: TOP 100 PLAYERS

Legend:

black color - player remained on the same position

green color - player moved up in the list

red color - player moved down in the list

blue color - player is new to the current Top list

Old represents player's position in the previous period list

Rank   Old    Name Title Country Rating Games
 1  3  Anand, Viswanathan  g  IND  2804 (+4)  6 (+6)
 2  1  Carlsen, Magnus  g  NOR  2802 (-24)  14 (+14)
 3  4  Aronian, Levon  g  ARM  2801 (+18)  22 (+22)
 4  5  Kramnik, Vladimir  g  RUS  2791 (+11)  21 (+11)
 5  2  Topalov, Veselin  g  BUL  2786 (-17)  9 (+9)
 6  7  Grischuk, Alexander  g  RUS  2771 (+11)  15 (+15)
 7  9  Ivanchuk, Vassily  g  UKR  2764 (+10)  16 (+7)
 8  8  Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar  g  AZE  2763 (+7)  16 (+6)
 9  14  Karjakin, Sergey  g  RUS  2760 (+13)  16 (+16)
 10  16  Wang, Yue  g  CHN  2756 (+24)  21 (+13)
 11  11  Ponomariov, Ruslan  g  UKR  2744 (-5)  20 (+10)
 12  13  Radjabov, Teimour  g  AZE  2744 (-4)  14 (+14)
 13  6  Eljanov, Pavel  g  UKR  2742 (-19)  25 (+15)
 14  10  Gelfand, Boris  g  ISR  2741 (-10)  16 (+6)
 15  15  Nakamura, Hikaru  g  USA  2741 (+8)  15 (+5)
 16  12  Shirov, Alexei  g  ESP  2735 (-14)  32 (+32)
 17  26  Gashimov, Vugar  g  AZE  2733 (+14)  10 (+10)
 18  22  Wang, Hao  g  CHN  2727 (+3)  22 (+14)
 19  35  Kamsky, Gata  g  USA  2726 (+21)  26 (+17)
 20  30  Wojtaszek, Radoslaw  g  POL  2726 (+15)  18 (-7)
 21  19  Jakovenko, Dmitry  g  RUS  2726 (0)  17 (+17)
 22  18  Adams, Michael  g  ENG  2723 (-5)  18 (-3)
 23  17  Svidler, Peter  g  RUS  2722 (-9)  16 (+6)
 24  23  Movsesian, Sergei  g  SVK  2721 (-2)  26 (+26)
 25  33  Almasi, Zoltan  g  HUN  2721 (+14)  15 (+5)
 26  34  Nepomniachtchi, Ian  g  RUS  2720 (+14)  26 (+26)
 27  21  Leko, Peter  g  HUN  2717 (-7)  10 (0)
 28  29  Dominguez Perez, Leinier  g  CUB  2716 (0)  10 (+10)
 29  28  Bacrot, Etienne  g  FRA  2715 (-1)  6 (-5)
 30  20  Malakhov, Vladimir  g  RUS  2712 (-13)  25 (+17)
 31  37  Caruana, Fabiano  g  ITA  2709 (+9)  19 (0)
 32  27  Fressinet, Laurent  g  FRA  2709 (-9)  15 (-5)
 33  32  Vitiugov, Nikita  g  RUS  2709 (0)  15 (+10)
 34  24  Navara, David  g  CZE  2708 (-14)  28 (+21)
 35  31  Jobava, Baadur  g  GEO  2707 (-3)  16 (+16)
 36  25  Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime  g  FRA  2703 (-18)  29 (+19)
 37  53  Efimenko, Zahar  g  UKR  2701 (+18)  27 (+21)
 38  44  Alekseev, Evgeny  g  RUS  2701 (+10)  25 (+25)
 39  38  Morozevich, Alexander  g  RUS  2700 (0)  0 (-9)
 40  36  Tomashevsky, Evgeny  g  RUS  2699 (-2)  25 (+16)
 41  39  Vallejo Pons, Francisco  g  ESP  2698 (+1)  31 (+22)
 42  73  Sutovsky, Emil  g  ISR  2695 (+30)  24 (+24)
 43  42  Motylev, Alexander  g  RUS  2692 (-2)  22 (+19)
 44  41  Le, Quang Liem  g  VIE  2689 (-5)  20 (+10)
 45  50  Riazantsev, Alexander  g  RUS  2689 (+3)  16 (+5)
 46  45  Laznicka, Viktor  g  CZE  2688 (-2)  22 (+3)
 47  57  Sasikiran, Krishnan  g  IND  2688 (+7)  11 (+2)
 48  46  Bologan, Viktor  g  MDA  2686 (-4)  17 (+4)
 49  56  Polgar, Judit  g  HUN  2686 (+4)  10 (+10)
 50  52  Kasimdzhanov, Rustam  g  UZB  2685 (0)  21 (+8)
 51  64  Naiditsch, Arkadij  g  GER  2685 (+11)  15 (-8)
 52  68  Korobov, Anton  g  UKR  2684 (+14)  7 (-2)
 53  49  Onischuk, Alexander  g  USA  2683 (-5)  10 (+3)
 54  69  Andreikin, Dmitry  g  RUS  2683 (+14)  6 (-16)
 55  61  Giri, Anish  g  NED  2682 (+5)  12 (-7)
 56  47  Timofeev, Artyom  g  RUS  2681 (-9)  19 (+14)
 57  40  Bu, Xiangzhi  g  CHN  2680 (-15)  16 (+8)
 58  48  Short, Nigel D  g  ENG  2680 (-10)  13 (+13)
 59  60  Berkes, Ferenc  g  HUN  2680 (+2)  10 (-9)
 60  54  Rublevsky, Sergei  g  RUS  2678 (-5)  27 (+22)
 61  55  Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter  g  ROU  2678 (-5)  13 (+13)
 62  82  Kurnosov, Igor  g  RUS  2676 (+17)  21 (+12)
 63  78  Volokitin, Andrei  g  UKR  2676 (+15)  17 (+17)
 64  74  Zvjaginsev, Vadim  g  RUS  2676 (+12)  15 (+6)
 65  43  Akopian, Vladimir  g  ARM  2675 (-16)  29 (+29)
 66  94  Dreev, Alexey  g  RUS  2674 (+25)  22 (+17)
 67  65  Fedorchuk, Sergey A.  g  UKR  2674 (+3)  17 (-10)
 68  63  Miroshnichenko, Evgenij  g  UKR  2670 (-7)  19 (+6)
 69  83  Moiseenko, Alexander  g  UKR  2670 (+12)  16 (-2)
 70  67  Nielsen, Peter Heine  g  DEN  2670 (0)  7 (-10)
 71  51  Georgiev, Kiril  g  BUL  2669 (-16)  31 (+9)
 72  79  Zhou, Jianchao  g  CHN  2669 (+9)  23 (+15)
 73  71  So, Wesley  g  PHI  2669 (+1)  19 (0)
 74  77  Cheparinov, Ivan  g  BUL  2668 (+7)  21 (+21)
 75  58  Bruzon Batista, Lazaro  g  CUB  2668 (-11)  15 (-29)
 76  62  Sargissian, Gabriel  g  ARM  2667 (-10)  24 (+6)
 77  66  Inarkiev, Ernesto  g  RUS  2667 (-4)  10 (+10)
 78  59  Van Wely, Loek  g  NED  2666 (-13)  15 (-13)
 79  89  Kobalia, Mikhail  g  RUS  2666 (+10)  7 (-2)
 80  -  Zhigalko, Sergei  g  BLR  2665 (+)  32 (+)
 81  76  Bareev, Evgeny  g  RUS  2663 (0)  0 (0)
 82  75  Areshchenko, Alexander  g  UKR  2661 (-3)  6 (+6)
 83  80  Mamedov, Rauf  g  AZE  2660 (0)  21 (+21)
 84  88  Socko, Bartosz  g  POL  2660 (+3)  16 (+7)
 85  70  Smeets, Jan  g  NED  2660 (-9)  15 (+15)
 86  90  Khismatullin, Denis  g  RUS  2659 (+5)  21 (-6)
 87  97  Harikrishna, P.  g  IND  2657 (+12)  16 (-2)
 88  93  Feller, Sebastien  g  FRA  2657 (+8)  9 (-12)
 89  81  Meier, Georg  g  GER  2656 (-3)  14 (-5)
 90  87  Smirin, Ilia  g  ISR  2654 (-3)  21 (+12)
 91  72  Grachev, Boris  g  RUS  2654 (-14)  19 (+19)
 92  96  Gustafsson, Jan  g  GER  2652 (+6)  13 (+4)
 93  -  Nyback, Tomi  g  FIN  2650 (+)  16 (+)
 94  84  Gharamian, Tigran  g  FRA  2650 (-8)  1 (-8)
 95  -  Rodshtein, Maxim  g  ISR  2649 (+)  26 (+)
 96  -  Roiz, Michael  g  ISR  2649 (+)  13 (+)
 97  95  Aleksandrov, Aleksej  g  BLR  2649 (+2)  9 (+4)
 98  -  Hammer, Jon Ludvig  g  NOR  2647 (+)  19 (+)
 99  -  Potkin, Vladimir  g  RUS  2646 (+)  10 (+)
 100  85  McShane, Luke J  g  ENG  2645 (-12)  16 (-1)
 101  -  Turov, Maxim  g  RUS  2645 (+)  9 (+)
 102  98  Fridman, Daniel  g  GER  2645 (0)  0 (-9)



FIDE NOVEMBER 2010 RATING LIST: TOP 100 WOMEN

Rank   Old    Name Title Country Rating Games
 1  1  Polgar, Judit  g  HUN  2686 (+4)  10 (+10)
 2  2  Koneru, Humpy  g  IND  2600 (+7)  7 (-4)
 3  3  Hou, Yifan  g  CHN  2591 (+13)  23 (-2)
 4  4  Kosintseva, Tatiana  g  RUS  2581 (+8)  10 (-12)
 5  5  Kosintseva, Nadezhda  m  RUS  2576 (+11)  10 (-6)
 6  9  Dzagnidze, Nana  g  GEO  2551 (+17)  20 (+9)
 7  6  Stefanova, Antoaneta  g  BUL  2548 (-3)  15 (-13)
 8  8  Muzychuk, Anna  m  SLO  2530 (-5)  15 (0)
 9  14  Cramling, Pia  g  SWE  2526 (+17)  15 (+4)
 10  12  Harika, Dronavalli  m  IND  2525 (+10)  17 (-1)
 11  11  Ju, Wenjun  wg  CHN  2524 (+8)  17 (+9)
 12  7  Lahno, Kateryna  g  UKR  2522 (-17)  14 (+5)
 13  13  Cmilyte, Viktorija  g  LTU  2514 (+1)  15 (-1)
 14  10  Kosteniuk, Alexandra  g  RUS  2507 (-17)  14 (+5)
 15  15  Chiburdanidze, Maia  g  GEO  2502 (+2)  5 (-17)
 16  20  Socko, Monika  g  POL  2495 (+9)  27 (0)
 17  19  Krush, Irina  m  USA  2495 (+5)  11 (+2)
 18  16  Sebag, Marie  g  FRA  2494 (-5)  9 (-2)
 19  23  Galliamova, Alisa  m  RUS  2487 (+5)  7 (+7)
 20  27  Xu, Yuhua  g  CHN  2483 (+8)  14 (-9)
 21  26  Ruan, Lufei  wg  CHN  2480 (0)  0 (0)
 22  21  Mkrtchian, Lilit  m  ARM  2479 (-5)  18 (0)
 23  34  Gunina, Valentina  wg  RUS  2479 (+14)  7 (+2)
 24  25  Zatonskih, Anna  m  USA  2478 (-2)  10 (+1)
 25  24  Zhu, Chen  g  QAT  2477 (-3)  10 (-10)
 26  29  Zhao, Xue  g  CHN  2474 (+5)  24 (+10)
 27  30  Paehtz, Elisabeth  m  GER  2474 (+7)  9 (+6)
 28  22  Hoang Thanh Trang  g  HUN  2473 (-9)  11 (0)
 29  18  Pogonina, Natalija  wg  RUS  2472 (-19)  18 (+4)
 30  28  Gaponenko, Inna  m  UKR  2469 (0)  23 (-8)
 31  31  Danielian, Elina  g  ARM  2466 (0)  18 (-11)
 32  37  Muzychuk, Mariya  m  UKR  2462 (-2)  22 (+14)
 33  48  Shen, Yang  wg  CHN  2461 (+18)  15 (-18)
 34  32  Ushenina, Anna  m  UKR  2460 (-6)  15 (+2)
 35  36  Skripchenko, Almira  m  FRA  2460 (-4)  4 (-6)
 36  42  Arakhamia-Grant, Ketevan  g  SCO  2458 (+7)  15 (+15)
 37  40  Dembo, Yelena  m  GRE  2454 (+2)  10 (+1)
 38  33  Vijayalakshmi, Subbaraman  m  IND  2454 (-12)  9 (+9)
 39  39  Hunt, Harriet V  m  ENG  2454 (0)  0 (0)
 40  43  Polgar, Sofia  m  HUN  2450 (0)  0 (0)
 41  49  Melia, Salome  m  GEO  2449 (+10)  17 (-12)
 42  17  Zhukova, Natalia  g  UKR  2447 (-52)  25 (+25)
 43  45  Repkova, Eva  m  SVK  2446 (-1)  15 (+6)
 44  47  Rajlich, Iweta  m  POL  2446 (0)  0 (0)
 45  44  Atalik, Ekaterina  m  TUR  2444 (-3)  16 (-15)
 46  35  Khotenashvili, Bela  m  GEO  2440 (-24)  12 (-11)
 47  53  Turova, Irina  m  RUS  2439 (+6)  9 (-34)
 48  41  Javakhishvili, Lela  m  GEO  2438 (-13)  26 (+17)
 49  52  Khurtsidze, Nino  m  GEO  2436 (+1)  6 (-12)
 50  57  Girya, Olga  wg  RUS  2435 (+21)  19 (-3)
 51  38  Tan, Zhongyi  wg  CHN  2430 (-31)  15 (-1)
 52  56  Khukhashvili, Sopiko  m  GEO  2430 (+8)  13 (+4)
 53  46  Kovalevskaya, Ekaterina  m  RUS  2427 (-20)  9 (+9)
 54  62  Zaiatz, Elena  m  RUS  2426 (+19)  16 (+7)
 55  55  Houska, Jovanka  m  ENG  2421 (-5)  15 (+4)
 56  70  Vasilevich, Tatjana  m  UKR  2417 (+18)  24 (+24)
 57  60  Romanko, Marina  m  RUS  2414 (+3)  18 (+18)
 58  59  Peptan, Corina-Isabela  m  ROU  2414 (+2)  6 (-5)
 59  50  Moser, Eva  m  AUT  2413 (-23)  20 (+2)
 60  54  Matnadze, Ana  m  GEO  2410 (-18)  18 (0)
 61  58  Munguntuul, Batkhuyag  m  MGL  2409 (-3)  24 (+13)
 62  69  Bodnaruk, Anastasia  m  RUS  2407 (+8)  19 (+14)
 63  72  Foisor, Cristina-Adela  m  ROU  2403 (+8)  25 (+9)
 64  73  Wang, Yu A.  m  CHN  2403 (+9)  9 (-5)
 65  51  Huang, Qian  wg  CHN  2402 (-34)  22 (+6)
 66  64  Jackova, Jana  m  CZE  2402 (0)  0 (0)
 67  86  Paikidze, Nazi  wg  GEO  2401 (+25)  18 (-2)
 68  71  Madl, Ildiko  m  HUN  2400 (+3)  11 (+1)
 69  67  Stockova, Zuzana  m  SVK  2400 (0)  0 (0)
 70  63  Savina, Anastasia  wg  RUS  2397 (-7)  18 (+9)
 71  74  Batsiashvili, Nino  wg  GEO  2390 (0)  0 (-26)
 72  84  Matveeva, Svetlana  m  RUS  2389 (+10)  9 (+9)
 73  68  Michna, Marta  wg  GER  2389 (-10)  9 (-7)
 74  65  Ovod, Evgenija  m  RUS  2387 (-14)  9 (+9)
 75  76  Maric, Alisa  m  SRB  2387 (0)  0 (0)
 76  90  Galojan, Lilit  m  ARM  2385 (+12)  18 (+8)
 77  89  Stepovaia, Tatiana  wg  RUS  2385 (+10)  16 (+16)
 78  79  Tania, Sachdev  m  IND  2385 (+3)  9 (-9)
 79  95  Cori T., Deysi  wg  PER  2384 (+16)  21 (-25)
 80  82  Shadrina, Tatiana  wg  RUS  2384 (+5)  9 (0)
 81  -  Zdebskaja, Natalia  wg  UKR  2383 (+)  24 (+)
 82  91  Sukandar, Irine Kharisma  wg  INA  2382 (+10)  19 (+1)
 83  80  Gara, Anita  m  HUN  2382 (0)  0 (0)
 84  77  Kononenko, Tatiana  m  UKR  2381 (-3)  7 (-3)
 85  81  Alexandrova, Olga  m  ESP  2381 (0)  0 (0)
 86  93  Kovanova, Baira  wg  RUS  2380 (+10)  18 (+7)
 87  98  Bojkovic, Natasa  m  SRB  2379 (+11)  26 (+26)
 88  78  Tsereteli, Tamar  wg  GEO  2379 (-5)  9 (+9)
 89  -  Nebolsina, Vera  wg  RUS  2377 (+)  9 (+)
 90  75  Milliet, Sophie  m  FRA  2375 (-13)  8 (-21)
 91  88  Charkhalashvili, Inga  wg  GEO  2375 (0)  0 (-8)
 92  87  Mikadze, Miranda  wm  GEO  2375 (0)  0 (-9)
 93  83  Ding, Yixin  wg  CHN  2370 (-9)  15 (+7)
 94  92  Gu, Xiaobing  wg  CHN  2369 (-2)  18 (+12)
 95  -  Karavade, Eesha  m  IND  2369 (+)  11 (+)
 96  61  Zawadzka, Jolanta  wg  POL  2368 (-42)  19 (+1)
 97  66  Peng, Zhaoqin  g  NED  2368 (-32)  18 (+10)
 98  99  Djingarova, Emilia  wg  BUL  2368 (0)  0 (0)
 99  -  Pourkashiyan, Atousa  wg  IRI  2367 (+)  35 (+)
 100  -  Ordaz Valdes, Lisandra Teresa  wm  CUB  2367 (+)  11 (+)


FIDE NOVEMBER 2010 RATING LIST: TOP 20 JUNIORS

Rank Name Title Country Rating Games B-Year
 1  Carlsen, Magnus  g  NOR  2802  14  1990
 2  Karjakin, Sergey  g  RUS  2760  16  1990
 3  Nepomniachtchi, Ian  g  RUS  2720  26  1990
 4  Caruana, Fabiano  g  ITA  2709  19  1992
 5  Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime  g  FRA  2703  29  1990
 6  Le, Quang Liem  g  VIE  2689  20  1991
 7  Andreikin, Dmitry  g  RUS  2683  6  1990
 8  Giri, Anish  g  NED  2682  12  1994
 9  So, Wesley  g  PHI  2669  19  1993
 10  Feller, Sebastien  g  FRA  2657  9  1991
 11  Hammer, Jon Ludvig  g  NOR  2647  19  1990
 12  Khairullin, Ildar  g  RUS  2637  10  1990
 13  Edouard, Romain  g  FRA  2636  9  1990
 14  Kuzubov, Yuriy  g  UKR  2633  13  1990
 15  Nguyen, Ngoc Truong Son  g  VIE  2628  11  1990
 16  Sjugirov, Sanan  g  RUS  2626  27  1993
 17  Kovalyov, Anton  g  ARG  2623  18  1992
 18  Matlakov, Maxim  g  RUS  2619  6  1991
 19  Howell, David W L  g  ENG  2611  8  1990
 20  Safarli, Eltaj  g  AZE  2609  19  1992


FIDE NOVEMBER 2010 RATING LIST: TOP 20 GIRLS

Rank Name Title Country Rating Games B-Year
 1  Hou, Yifan  g  CHN  2591  23  1994
 2  Muzychuk, Anna  m  SLO  2530  15  1990
 3  Harika, Dronavalli  m  IND  2525  17  1991
 4  Ju, Wenjun  wg  CHN  2524  17  1991
 5  Muzychuk, Mariya  m  UKR  2462  22  1992
 6  Girya, Olga  wg  RUS  2435  19  1991
 7  Tan, Zhongyi  wg  CHN  2430  15  1991
 8  Bodnaruk, Anastasia  m  RUS  2407  19  1992
 9  Paikidze, Nazi  wg  GEO  2401  18  1993
 10  Savina, Anastasia  wg  RUS  2397  18  1992
 11  Cori T., Deysi  wg  PER  2384  21  1993
 12  Sukandar, Irine Kharisma  wg  INA  2382  19  1992
 13  Ding, Yixin  wg  CHN  2370  15  1991
 14  Muminova, Nafisa  wm  UZB  2360  19  1990
 15  Padmini, Rout  wg  IND  2352  33  1994
 16  Kashlinskaya, Alina  wg  RUS  2327  18  1993
 17  Pustovoitova, Daria    RUS  2320  9  1994
 18  Guramishvili, Sopiko  wg  GEO  2319  18  1991
 19  Severiukhina, Zoja  wm  RUS  2317  18  1990
 20  Rakic, Marija  wm  SRB  2309  16  1990

All data courtesy of FIDE


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Alexander's picture

Because it would be very impractical. After each game played, tournament director or other FIDE official would have to calculate new rating basis. Note that even the Live List is not really live, since it reallys on basis set by FIDE every two months. When Bacrot won over Anand, he didn't played his next game with an appropriately changed rating (2720), but with the same basis as in the first round (2715). Were it otherwise, the ratings would be really annoying to calculate; I also fear that such things as rating performances and average opponent's rating would become senseless.

Jon's picture

I'ts unsatisfying having a list outdated when it's published. FIDE could have included Nanjing if they wanted. Modern tools makes it quite easy.

Thomas's picture

@Jon: Fair enough, but - during such discussions - people tend to forget that there are also thousands of players with ratings (well) below 2700. For example, should the Unive event (which finished October 30th) also be rated for the November list? And if so, only the crown group because it has Shirov, Vachier-Lagrave and Giri (who could have crossed 2700 with an excellent result) or also the various opens? In other words, how many exceptions should FIDE make?

Related @Mario: You cannot use the live rating list as a reference for my rating, yours or (random examples) the ones of Peter Doggers and Arne Moll :)

Septimus's picture

I don't see why ratings cannot be updated immediately?

Kaushik's picture

Great to see Anand Back on top Again!! :) Go Anand!! :D

Mario's picture

Needless to say, this list is just a farce, as is FIDE. Except from tournament organizers everyone else is probably using the live rating list as a reference, and this is the way it should be IMHO.

reality check's picture

@mario Ratings in general are a farce including the Live Rating that everyone is eating up like fast food.
In the end only the World Chess Championship title is taken seriously.

Bert de Bruut's picture

Supposing the Nanjing tournament will be calculated by FIDE using the november ratings, it seems Carlsen oudid his opponents 29 ratingpoints less on average (-24 for himself +5 for the avarage opponent), indicating a lower expected score of about 0.4 point per game, suggesting Carlsen will gain about 4 points more from the Nanjing tournament than the live rating list currently indicates.

fgdfd's picture

"Ratings in general are a farce"

LOL

Steve Giddins's picture

In England, we call them "gradings". When the system was introduced in the early 1960s, the 1957 British Champion, Dr Stefan Fzekas, used to describe it as "the degrading system",

Zeblakov's picture

I guess that Topalov is more interested in the rank of Kramnik than his own rank.

gens una sumus's picture

I get tired of people calculating every day who is the first on the live rating list. And the fact is this is just not precise statistics. +/- 10 points is nothing. It indicates only that you are top player, but nothing more than that...

jussu's picture

Well, ratings should not be fully live because this would introduce very weird effects; mr. Runde utilises these same fixed ratings published by FIDE for his live calculations. Having a snapshot every two-three months is a pretty decent compromise.

Sumit Balan's picture

Anand is Anand ,always Ahead !

Xiu blo's picture

The list is very unfair to Carlsen and that too after winning Nanjing.

reality check's picture

Congratulations to WCC Viswanathan Anand. I do not remember how often he's been World Number 1 on the various "Rating Lists" but nothing compares to the three-four-five WCC titles he's earned during his remarkable career. He's certainly stood the test of time. Again, congratulations Vishy !!!!

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