Archive for Ratings

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Saturday, November 13, 2010 22:27
In a short match consisting of four classical games and two rapid games, Anatoly Karpov defeated Hou Yifan 3.5-2.5. In the city of Sanya, Hainan, China the 12th World Champion won the first game; the rest ended in draws. Photo © Ye Rongguang The Anatoli Karpov - Hou Yifan Match took place from 6 to 11 November 2010 at the Wenhua Oriental Hotel in...
Tuesday, November 02, 2010 9:38
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...
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Thursday, September 23, 2010 5:44
Elo vs the Rest of the World is a competition that aims to discover whether other approaches can predict the outcome of chess games more accurately than the workhorse Elo rating system. Scheduled to end on November 14th, the competition and has reached its halfway mark and the best entries have outperformed Elo by over 8 per cent. The competition...
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Saturday, September 04, 2010 0:37
Levon Aronian is the world's number 4 player in the world on the September FIDE rating list. The Armenian is now one place higher than Vladimir Kramnik, who lost ten points in Dortmund this summer. Pavel Eljanov is now 6th while Vassily Ivanchuk is back in the top 10. One of the things we hadn't published yet, partly because of the editor-in-...
Thursday, July 01, 2010 18:50
The gap between Magnus Carlsen (2826) and Veselin Topalov (2803) has increased to 23 points on the July 1 FIDE rating list. The Norwegian won 13 points whereas the Bulgarian dropped 9. Third is World Champion Viswanathan Anand, now with 2800 points exactly. Wang Yue dropped from 8th to 28th. FIDE has published its July 1st rating list and since...
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Monday, May 24, 2010 18:09
Remember the heavy debates about ratings and K-factors, about a year ago? In the end FIDE didn't change anything, and would study further "to clarify all aspects and consequences of a possible change". An important conference on the subject will take place June 1-4. GM Bartlomiej Macieja informed us the following: FIDE Rating Conference 2010 Dear...
Saturday, May 01, 2010 17:28
Magnus Carlsen (2813) tops the world rankings by one point. On the May 1 FIDE rating list Veselin Topalov has won seven rating points to reach 2812. Vassily Ivanchuk is not the highest rated Ukrainian anymore; Pavel Eljanov confirmed his steady progress and surpassed him to enter the world's top 10. And Alexei Shirov is back there too. FIDE...
Monday, March 01, 2010 23:32
Just a few days ago Veselin Topalov won the Linares tournament and narrowed the gap with Magnus Carlsen on the live rating list to just one point. On the March 1st FIDE rating list the Norwegian leads with a personal record of 2813 and is still 8 points ahead of Topalov. It's already an improvement to have six rating lists a year instead of four...
Thursday, December 31, 2009 18:22
Last month he turned 19, and today Magnus Carlsen officialy became the official world's number one player. On the January 1st FIDE rating list the Norwegian as a rating of 2810, 5 points more than Veselin Topalov, who had occupied the number 1 spot since October 2008. After winning the London Chess Classic with three wins and four draws it was a...
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Monday, November 02, 2009 3:04
Magnus Carlsen officialy broke the 2800 barrier today. On the November 1st FIDE rating list the Norwegian is the new world's number 2, only 9 points behind Veselin Topalov (2810). Radjabov and Ivanchuk left the top 10 for Gashimov and Svidler. We all know the story of Magnus Carlsen's amazing performance at the Nanjing super-tournament, but it...

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