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FIDE Rating List (May 11)

FIDE Rating May 2011

Vugar Gashimov moves to 10 in the World in the May 2011 FIDE Rating List. Photo © Fred Lucas.

Vugar Gashimov moves to 10 in the World in the May 2011 FIDE Rating List. Photo © Fred Lucas. | http://www.fredlucas.eu/

World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand retains his lead over Magnus Carlsen and Levon Aronian as hardly any of the players in the top 10 played any games. Vugar Gashimov enters the top 10 in the world through some old Bundesliga results that have only just been submitted. The lack of top level games reflects the crunch in the finances at the top level and the fact that many are preparing for the World Chess Championship Candidates which start next week.

There was very little change at the top of the rating list due to the lack of elite chess in this period. The most important event was the Amber Rapidplay which obviously wasn't rated.

Events that were covered were the European Individual Championships and the Russian Teams. Perhaps most important however was that the whole year of the Bundesliga results for 2010-11 were submitted (even though on this day it turns out that contrary to all expections the season hadn't actually finished and there was a final relegation match to be played).

The financial troubles meant that even though many top 10 players have clubs they didn't actually play.

Gashimov moved into the top 10 due to his Bundesliga performance, Ponomariov also went above the former number 10 Alexander Grischuk (who had no games) through the Russian Team Championship performances.

Arkadij Naiditsch moved from 52 to 27, he lost points in Aix-les-Bains but his huge Bundesliga and recent Neckar Open ended up with him gaining 31.5 points.

Vladimir Potkin gained 29 points, mostly from winning in Aix-les-Bains.

Judit Polgar climbed 10 places as she returns to full time play. She obviously is still women's number one way ahead of Humpy Koneru, but it is young women's world champion Hou Yifan that looks more likely to have the long term chances to overtake her and she is also the top 14 junior of either sex.

A rating of 2648 was required to be in the top 100.

FIDE Rating List May 2011 Top 100
RankNameTitleFEDRatingGamesB-Year
1 Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2817 0 1969
2 Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2815 0 1990
3 Aronian, Levon g ARM 2808 0 1982
4 Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2785 0 1975
5 Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 2776 9 1969
6 Karjakin, Sergey g RUS 2776 0 1990
7 Topalov, Veselin g BUL 2775 0 1975
8 Nakamura, Hikaru g USA 2774 0 1987
9 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar g AZE 2772 0 1985
10 Gashimov, Vugar g AZE 2760 6 1986
11 Ponomariov, Ruslan g UKR 2754 10 1983
12 Grischuk, Alexander g RUS 2747 0 1983
13 Radjabov, Teimour g AZE 2744 0 1987
14 Svidler, Peter g RUS 2739 28 1976
15 Vitiugov, Nikita g RUS 2733 31 1987
16 Gelfand, Boris g ISR 2733 4 1968
17 Jakovenko, Dmitry g RUS 2732 20 1983
18 Kamsky, Gata g USA 2732 7 1974
19 Wang, Hao g CHN 2732 6 1989
20 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime g FRA 2731 5 1990
21 Dominguez Perez, Leinier g CUB 2726 12 1983
22 Adams, Michael g ENG 2726 9 1971
23 Vallejo Pons, Francisco g ESP 2722 30 1982
24 Wojtaszek, Radoslaw g POL 2721 22 1987
25 Almasi, Zoltan g HUN 2719 0 1976
26 Leko, Peter g HUN 2717 0 1979
27 Naiditsch, Arkadij g GER 2716 35 1985
28 Caruana, Fabiano g ITA 2714 21 1992
29 Wang, Yue g CHN 2714 11 1987
30 Eljanov, Pavel g UKR 2712 14 1983
31 Nepomniachtchi, Ian g RUS 2711 20 1990
32 Shirov, Alexei g ESP 2709 6 1972
33 Tomashevsky, Evgeny g RUS 2707 10 1987
34 Bacrot, Etienne g FRA 2705 21 1983
35 Movsesian, Sergei g ARM 2705 20 1978
36 Jobava, Baadur g GEO 2704 11 1983
37 Malakhov, Vladimir g RUS 2704 10 1980
38 Dreev, Aleksey g RUS 2703 19 1969
39 Navara, David g CZE 2702 24 1985
40 Efimenko, Zahar g UKR 2701 20 1985
41 Polgar, Judit g HUN 2699 11 1976
42 Motylev, Alexander g RUS 2696 23 1979
43 Areshchenko, Alexander g UKR 2694 22 1986
44 Morozevich, Alexander g RUS 2694 0 1977
45 Bruzon Batista, Lazaro g CUB 2693 12 1982
46 Berkes, Ferenc g HUN 2693 7 1985
47 Giri, Anish g NED 2687 22 1994
48 Andreikin, Dmitry g RUS 2687 9 1990
49 Le, Quang Liem g VIE 2687 1 1991
50 Sutovsky, Emil g ISR 2686 11 1977
51 Kasimdzhanov, Rustam g UZB 2685 10 1979
52 Potkin, Vladimir g RUS 2682 24 1982
53 Rublevsky, Sergei g RUS 2682 21 1974
54 Short, Nigel D g ENG 2682 9 1965
55 Nielsen, Peter Heine g DEN 2681 26 1973
56 Laznicka, Viktor g CZE 2681 17 1988
57 Moiseenko, Alexander g UKR 2679 30 1980
58 Zhigalko, Sergei g BLR 2679 29 1989
59 Riazantsev, Alexander g RUS 2679 22 1985
60 Inarkiev, Ernesto g RUS 2679 21 1985
61 Kobalia, Mikhail g RUS 2679 11 1978
62 Mamedov, Rauf g AZE 2679 11 1988
63 Bologan, Viktor g MDA 2678 20 1971
64 Volokitin, Andrei g UKR 2677 30 1986
65 Fressinet, Laurent g FRA 2677 24 1981
66 Sasikiran, Krishnan g IND 2676 9 1981
67 Onischuk, Alexander g USA 2675 15 1975
68 Van Wely, Loek g NED 2675 9 1972
69 Ragger, Markus g AUT 2674 37 1988
70 Alekseev, Evgeny g RUS 2673 19 1985
71 Akopian, Vladimir g ARM 2670 11 1971
72 Grachev, Boris g RUS 2669 19 1986
73 Cheparinov, Ivan g BUL 2669 11 1986
74 McShane, Luke J g ENG 2667 36 1984
75 So, Wesley g PHI 2667 0 1993
76 Harikrishna, P. g IND 2666 9 1986
77 Timofeev, Artyom g RUS 2665 0 1985
78 Ding, Liren g CHN 2664 33 1992
79 Sargissian, Gabriel g ARM 2663 11 1983
80 Bu, Xiangzhi g CHN 2662 20 1985
81 Fridman, Daniel g GER 2661 32 1976
82 Gharamian, Tigran g FRA 2661 20 1984
83 Ni, Hua g CHN 2661 17 1983
84 Smirin, Ilia g ISR 2661 11 1968
85 Roiz, Michael g ISR 2660 32 1983
86 Feller, Sebastien g FRA 2660 21 1991
87 Korobov, Anton g UKR 2660 11 1985
88 Zvjaginsev, Vadim g RUS 2659 20 1976
89 Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter g ROU 2659 18 1976
90 Li, Chao b g CHN 2656 34 1989
91 Khismatullin, Denis g RUS 2656 20 1984
92 Georgiev, Kiril g BUL 2656 11 1965
93 Sandipan, Chanda g IND 2656 6 1983
94 Fedorchuk, Sergey A. g UKR 2654 31 1981
95 Socko, Bartosz g POL 2654 13 1978
96 Miroshnichenko, Evgenij g UKR 2651 24 1978
97 Meier, Georg g GER 2650 16 1987
98 Khairullin, Ildar g RUS 2649 24 1990
99 Ivanisevic, Ivan g SRB 2648 24 1977
100 Milov, Vadim g SUI 2648 3 1972

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