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FIDE Rating List (March 2012)

Aronian closes to within 15 points of Carlsen in March FIDE Rating List

Levon Aronian moves within striking distance of Carlsen in the March FIDE Rating list. Photo © Frits Agterdenbos.

Levon Aronian moves within striking distance of Carlsen in the March FIDE Rating list. Photo © Frits Agterdenbos. | http://www.chessvista.com

Magnus Carlsen retains the top spot in the March 2012 FIDE rating list but Levon Aronian closed to within 15 points after he won the 74th Tata Steel tournament by a point from the Norwegian to gain 15 points to go to 2820, Carlsen's rating remains at 2835. Kramnik and Anand didn't play in this period and retain 3rd and 4th positions. Radjabov gained 11 points in Wijk aan Zee and retains 5th. Hikaru Nakamura jumps from 12th to 6th gaining 12 points, Fabiano Caruana gains 31 points to jump from 17th to 7th. Veselin Topalov falls from 6th to 12th after losing 18 points in Wijk aan Zee. Michael Adams is up from 25th to 18th after Gibraltar, Short up from 71st to 49th after gaining 20 points in the same event. Boris Gelfand drops to 22nd in the World after his bad Wijk aan Zee. Judit Polgar lost a point but goes up from 32nd to 29th in the World. Women['s World Champion Hou Yifan is outside the top 100 but at 2639 she was only 13 rating points short of making the list this time. The rating list will continue to be released every two months until July when it will move to a monthly update. Full top 100 below.

FIDE Rating List March 2012. Top 100
RankNameTitleCountryRatingGamesB-Year
1 Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2835 13 1990
2 Aronian, Levon g ARM 2820 13 1982
3 Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2801 0 1975
4 Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2799 0 1969
5 Radjabov, Teimour g AZE 2784 13 1987
6 Nakamura, Hikaru g USA 2771 23 1987
7 Caruana, Fabiano g ITA 2767 32 1992
8 Karjakin, Sergey g RUS 2766 13 1990
9 Morozevich, Alexander g RUS 2765 10 1977
10 Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 2764 23 1969
11 Grischuk, Alexander g RUS 2761 0 1983
12 Topalov, Veselin g BUL 2752 13 1975
13 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar g AZE 2752 10 1985
14 Gashimov, Vugar g AZE 2745 13 1986
15 Svidler, Peter g RUS 2744 10 1976
16 Kamsky, Gata g USA 2741 13 1974
17 Tomashevsky, Evgeny g RUS 2736 9 1987
18 Adams, Michael g ENG 2735 10 1971
19 Wang, Hao g CHN 2733 0 1989
20 Dominguez Perez, Leinier g CUB 2730 0 1983
21 Jakovenko, Dmitry g RUS 2729 0 1983
22 Gelfand, Boris g ISR 2727 13 1968
23 Ponomariov, Ruslan g UKR 2727 0 1983
24 Leko, Peter g HUN 2720 0 1979
25 Almasi, Zoltan g HUN 2719 10 1976
26 Nepomniachtchi, Ian g RUS 2718 9 1990
27 Giri, Anish g NED 2717 23 1994
28 Riazantsev, Alexander g RUS 2710 0 1985
29 Polgar, Judit g HUN 2709 10 1976
30 Vitiugov, Nikita g RUS 2709 10 1987
31 Jobava, Baadur g GEO 2706 9 1983
32 Bacrot, Etienne g FRA 2706 8 1983
33 Moiseenko, Alexander g UKR 2706 0 1980
34 Wojtaszek, Radoslaw g POL 2706 0 1987
35 Grachev, Boris g RUS 2705 14 1986
36 Malakhov, Vladimir g RUS 2705 0 1980
37 Eljanov, Pavel g UKR 2704 9 1983
38 Sasikiran, Krishnan g IND 2703 19 1981
39 Li, Chao b g CHN 2703 16 1989
40 Laznicka, Viktor g CZE 2702 10 1988
41 Movsesian, Sergei g ARM 2702 10 1978
42 Wang, Yue g CHN 2702 9 1987
43 Naiditsch, Arkadij g GER 2702 0 1985
44 Shirov, Alexei g LAT 2701 10 1972
45 Navara, David g CZE 2700 13 1985
46 Sutovsky, Emil g ISR 2700 9 1977
47 Le, Quang Liem g VIE 2698 19 1991
48 Dreev, Aleksey g RUS 2698 0 1969
49 Short, Nigel D g ENG 2697 10 1965
50 Inarkiev, Ernesto g RUS 2695 9 1985
51 Efimenko, Zahar g UKR 2695 0 1985
52 Volokitin, Andrei g UKR 2695 0 1986
53 Bruzon Batista, Lazaro g CUB 2694 13 1982
54 Vallejo Pons, Francisco g ESP 2693 16 1982
55 Fressinet, Laurent g FRA 2693 0 1981
56 Nielsen, Peter Heine g DEN 2693 0 1973
57 Van Wely, Loek g NED 2691 15 1972
58 McShane, Luke J g ENG 2691 0 1984
59 Andreikin, Dmitry g RUS 2689 18 1990
60 Kasimdzhanov, Rustam g UZB 2689 0 1979
61 Areshchenko, Alexander g UKR 2688 0 1986
62 Bologan, Viktor g MDA 2687 10 1971
63 Rublevsky, Sergei g RUS 2686 0 1974
64 Akopian, Vladimir g ARM 2684 9 1971
65 Motylev, Alexander g RUS 2683 13 1979
66 Zvjaginsev, Vadim g RUS 2683 9 1976
67 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime g FRA 2682 10 1990
68 Berkes, Ferenc g HUN 2682 0 1985
69 Korobov, Anton g UKR 2679 9 1985
70 Bauer, Christian g FRA 2679 0 1977
71 Harikrishna, P. g IND 2678 13 1986
72 Sargissian, Gabriel g ARM 2674 10 1983
73 Tiviakov, Sergei g NED 2673 34 1973
74 Alekseev, Evgeny g RUS 2673 16 1985
75 Georgiev, Kiril g BUL 2671 27 1965
76 Gharamian, Tigran g FRA 2671 9 1984
77 Onischuk, Alexander g USA 2670 0 1975
78 Potkin, Vladimir g RUS 2669 13 1982
79 Bu, Xiangzhi g CHN 2668 18 1985
80 Azarov, Sergei g BLR 2667 0 1983
81 Kobalia, Mikhail g RUS 2666 9 1978
82 Kryvoruchko, Yuriy g UKR 2666 0 1986
83 Bartel, Mateusz g POL 2665 32 1985
84 Balogh, Csaba g HUN 2664 9 1987
85 Cheparinov, Ivan g BUL 2664 9 1986
86 Postny, Evgeny g ISR 2662 9 1981
87 Nguyen, Ngoc Truong Son g VIE 2662 0 1990
88 Ding, Liren g CHN 2660 0 1992
89 Turov, Maxim g RUS 2658 27 1979
90 Kurnosov, Igor g RUS 2657 16 1985
91 Smirin, Ilia g ISR 2657 8 1968
92 Khismatullin, Denis g RUS 2656 18 1984
93 Lysyj, Igor g RUS 2656 9 1987
94 Gareev, Timur g UZB 2654 11 1988
95 Ragger, Markus g AUT 2654 9 1988
96 Fridman, Daniel g GER 2653 19 1976
97 Sokolov, Ivan g NED 2653 14 1968
98 Milov, Vadim g SUI 2653 0 1972
99 So, Wesley g PHI 2653 0 1993
100 Rodshtein, Maxim g ISR 2652 9 1989
101 Gyimesi, Zoltan g HUN 2652 0 1977
102 Nikolic, Predrag g BIH 2652 0 1960
103 Roiz, Michael g ISR 2652 0 1983

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