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FIDE Rating List (January 2012)

Carlsen 30 points clear of Aronian at the top of January 2012 Rating List

Magnus Carlsen in London. Photo copy; Ray Morris-Hill.

Magnus Carlsen in London. Photo copy; Ray Morris-Hill. | http://www.rmhphoto.eu

The January 2012 FIDE Rating list has been released. Magnus Carlsen has opened up a 30 point lead over his closest rivals after picking up points in the Tal Memorial and London. Levon Aronian moves up to 2nd after gaining points in the European Teams and Tal Mem but losing in London. Kramnik more than made up losses at the Tal with his win in London to go 3rd. World Champion Anand drops 12 points to 4th after lacklustre perfomances in both of these events likely to be his last before his World Title match in May. There is a gap to the chasing pack which is led by Radjabov who lost 8 points but is still 5th. Ivanchuk lost 9 points to go 8th, Vugar Gashimov gained 4 points to enter the top 10, Hikaru Nakamura drops out of the 10 in spite of gaining a rating point in a very crowded section of the list. Notable gains: Luke McShane up 20 points from London, Baadur Jobava 26 points, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov 14 points, Leinier Dominguez Perez 18 points. Notable losses: Nigel Short and Ferenc Berkes lost 21 and 23 points respectively, Michael Adams gained 13 points in the European Teams but lost 23 in London. A rating of 2652 gets you in the top 100. Full list below.

FIDE Rating List January 2012. Top 100
RankNameTitleCountryRatingGamesB-Year
1 Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2835 17 1990
2 Aronian, Levon g ARM 2805 25 1982
3 Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2801 17 1975
4 Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2799 17 1969
5 Radjabov, Teimour g AZE 2773 9 1987
6 Topalov, Veselin g BUL 2770 9 1975
7 Karjakin, Sergey g RUS 2769 16 1990
8 Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 2766 16 1969
9 Morozevich, Alexander g RUS 2763 6 1977
10 Gashimov, Vugar g AZE 2761 9 1986
11 Grischuk, Alexander g RUS 2761 8 1983
12 Nakamura, Hikaru g USA 2759 17 1987
13 Svidler, Peter g RUS 2749 17 1976
14 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar g AZE 2747 9 1985
15 Tomashevsky, Evgeny g RUS 2740 0 1987
16 Gelfand, Boris g ISR 2739 9 1968
17 Caruana, Fabiano g ITA 2736 19 1992
18 Nepomniachtchi, Ian g RUS 2735 16 1990
19 Wang, Hao g CHN 2733 6 1989
20 Kamsky, Gata g USA 2732 0 1974
21 Dominguez Perez, Leinier g CUB 2730 6 1983
22 Jakovenko, Dmitry g RUS 2729 0 1983
23 Ponomariov, Ruslan g UKR 2727 13 1983
24 Vitiugov, Nikita g RUS 2726 1 1987
25 Adams, Michael g ENG 2724 17 1971
26 Leko, Peter g HUN 2720 9 1979
27 Almasi, Zoltan g HUN 2717 8 1976
28 Giri, Anish g NED 2714 15 1994
29 Le, Quang Liem g VIE 2714 0 1991
30 Navara, David g CZE 2712 8 1985
31 Shirov, Alexei g LAT 2710 13 1972
32 Polgar, Judit g HUN 2710 0 1976
33 Riazantsev, Alexander g RUS 2710 0 1985
34 Wojtaszek, Radoslaw g POL 2706 8 1987
35 Moiseenko, Alexander g UKR 2706 7 1980
36 Vallejo Pons, Francisco g ESP 2705 15 1982
37 Malakhov, Vladimir g RUS 2705 0 1980
38 Jobava, Baadur g GEO 2704 23 1983
39 Bacrot, Etienne g FRA 2704 14 1983
40 Laznicka, Viktor g CZE 2704 8 1988
41 Sutovsky, Emil g ISR 2703 8 1977
42 Naiditsch, Arkadij g GER 2702 14 1985
43 Movsesian, Sergei g ARM 2700 9 1978
44 Sasikiran, Krishnan g IND 2700 9 1981
45 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime g FRA 2699 13 1990
46 Dreev, Aleksey g RUS 2698 6 1969
47 Efimenko, Zahar g UKR 2695 8 1985
48 Volokitin, Andrei g UKR 2695 0 1986
49 Wang, Yue g CHN 2694 6 1987
50 Fressinet, Laurent g FRA 2693 17 1981
51 Li, Chao b g CHN 2693 6 1989
52 Grachev, Boris g RUS 2693 0 1986
53 Nielsen, Peter Heine g DEN 2693 0 1973
54 Van Wely, Loek g NED 2692 13 1972
55 Bruzon Batista, Lazaro g CUB 2691 19 1982
56 McShane, Luke J g ENG 2691 8 1984
57 Eljanov, Pavel g UKR 2690 10 1983
58 Kasimdzhanov, Rustam g UZB 2689 14 1979
59 Inarkiev, Ernesto g RUS 2689 6 1985
60 Zvjaginsev, Vadim g RUS 2688 8 1976
61 Andreikin, Dmitry g RUS 2688 0 1990
62 Areshchenko, Alexander g UKR 2688 0 1986
63 Rublevsky, Sergei g RUS 2686 0 1974
64 Akopian, Vladimir g ARM 2685 8 1971
65 Potkin, Vladimir g RUS 2684 0 1982
66 Sargissian, Gabriel g ARM 2683 15 1983
67 Berkes, Ferenc g HUN 2682 16 1985
68 Bologan, Viktor g MDA 2680 15 1971
69 Bauer, Christian g FRA 2679 24 1977
70 Tiviakov, Sergei g NED 2677 22 1973
71 Short, Nigel D g ENG 2677 15 1965
72 Motylev, Alexander g RUS 2677 6 1979
73 Gharamian, Tigran g FRA 2676 0 1984
74 Kobalia, Mikhail g RUS 2673 0 1978
75 Meier, Georg g GER 2671 9 1987
76 Onischuk, Alexander g USA 2670 13 1975
77 Bu, Xiangzhi g CHN 2670 6 1985
78 Alekseev, Evgeny g RUS 2670 0 1985
79 Azarov, Sergei g BLR 2667 0 1983
80 Kryvoruchko, Yuriy g UKR 2666 0 1986
81 Balogh, Csaba g HUN 2665 8 1987
82 Harikrishna, P. g IND 2665 6 1986
83 Khismatullin, Denis g RUS 2664 8 1984
84 Nguyen, Ngoc Truong Son g VIE 2662 6 1990
85 Fridman, Daniel g GER 2660 11 1976
86 Smirin, Ilia g ISR 2660 7 1968
87 Ding, Liren g CHN 2660 6 1992
88 Sadler, Matthew D g ENG 2660 3 1974
89 Korobov, Anton g UKR 2660 0 1985
90 Cheparinov, Ivan g BUL 2659 18 1986
91 Timofeev, Artyom g RUS 2659 0 1985
92 Georgiev, Kiril g BUL 2658 17 1965
93 Bartel, Mateusz g POL 2658 9 1985
94 Zhigalko, Sergei g BLR 2658 8 1989
95 Feller, Sebastien g FRA 2658 0 1991
96 Ragger, Markus g AUT 2655 17 1988
97 Jones, Gawain C B g ENG 2653 27 1987
98 So, Wesley g PHI 2653 5 1993
99 Milov, Vadim g SUI 2653 0 1972
100 Gupta, Abhijeet g IND 2652 9 1989
101 Postny, Evgeny g ISR 2652 8 1981
102 Roiz, Michael g ISR 2652 6 1983
103 Gyimesi, Zoltan g HUN 2652 4 1977
104 Nikolic, Predrag g BIH 2652 2 1960

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