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Friday, January 03, 2014 17:52
America's number one grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura moved to #3 in the world rankings by January 1st, 2014, when the new FIDE rating list was published. Nakamura reached his highest position ever with a 2789 rating, two points more than Vladimir Kramnik of Russia. World Champion Magnus Carlsen tops the list with 2872 (tied for his all-time high);...
FIDE November ratings: Carlsen 1st, Anand 8th
Friday, November 01, 2013 10:10
Most chess fans are more interested in the live ratings these days, but after a huge number of top events have finished, it's a good idea to check on the official FIDE ratings. The World Chess Federation published its November 2013 list on Thursday. The top 3 is still 1. Magnus Carlsen, 2. Levon Aronian and 3. Vladimir Kramnik. Hikaru Nakamura is...
FIDE July 1 ratings: Caruana enters world's top 3
Monday, July 01, 2013 16:48
For the first time in his career, Fabiano Caruana has entered the world's top 3 in the official FIDE ratings. The Italian has surpassed Vladimir Kramnik after winning 22 points this month. The Russian, who lost 19 points, dropped to 4th place. Vishy Anand dropped to #8 as he lost 11 points. The new FIDE rating list was published on Sunday night at...
Wednesday, May 01, 2013 9:56
Veselin Topalov finished the Grand Prix in Zug in style, beating Sergey Karjakin with the white pieces in 41 moves. The Bulgarian grandmaster not only won the tournament with a 1.5 point margin, but also went up to number 4 in the live rating list. The other games all ended in draws. Report & photos by Anastasiya Karlovich In the 11th round...
FIDE ratings: Wesley So enters the 2700 club
Friday, March 01, 2013 14:58
The March 1st rating list has been published by FIDE and at the top there are not many big changes. Vishy Anand won 4 points thanks to his win in Baden-Baden, where Fabiano Caruana gained 3 points to climb back to the 11th place. Bigger changes can be found lower in the list. For example, Wesley So, who finished shared first in the Reyjavik Open,...
Wei Yi youngest GM in the world at 13 years, 8 months, 24 days
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 18:38
Today Wei Yi became the youngest chess grandmaster in the world. The 13-year-old IM from China has secured his third GM norm at the Reykjavik Open, and because his rating is already over 2500 he can apply for the title. The youngest GM on the planet: Wei Yi (China) No less than twelve players from China are competing in the Reykjavik Open,...
Carlsen 2872 on February Elo list - reactions by Kasparov, Kavalek and Rowson
Saturday, February 02, 2013 16:25
Winning 11 more points at the Tata Steel tournament in January, Magnus Carlsen improved his record rating of 2861 to 2872 on the February FIDE rating list. The world's number one chess player is now 62 points ahead of his closest rival, #2 Vladimir Kramnik (whose son Vadim Vladimirovich was born on January 29th in Paris!). Meanwhile, the Norwegian...
Carlsen's highest ever rating now official
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 23:42
Since January 1st Magnus Carlsen is officially the highest rated player in the history of chess. As we know, already on Saturday, December 8th the Norwegian broke Garry Kasparov's record rating of 2851 by drawing with Hikaru Nakamura at the London Chess Classic. The world's number one has a new official rating of 2861. Carlsen gained 13 points...
Magnus Carlsen
Sunday, December 09, 2012 11:58
On Saturday, December 8th Magnus Carlsen broke Garry Kasparov's chess rating record of 2851. By drawing with Hikaru Nakamura at the London Chess Classic, the Norwegian player will be certain of an Elo of at least 2856 on the January 1 FIDE rating list. We produced a video in which Carlsen talks about the game and about breaking the record....
A look at the live ratings
Saturday, October 20, 2012 15:41
You might have noticed that we did not report on the September 1st and October 1st FIDE ratings lists. The reason to break with this traditional service was that, with official FIDE ratings lists appearing monthly now and the Olympiad, the London GP and the Masters Final under way, any information would become outdated very quickly. Now that a...

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