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FIDE Rating List January 2011 (Jan11)

FIDE Ratings January 2011

Viswanthan Anand and Magnus Carlsen switch places in January.

Viswanthan Anand and Magnus Carlsen switch places in January. | http://www.theweekinchess.com

Magnus Carlsen has returned to World Number One in the January 2011 FIDE Rating List (if the finished Pearl Spring tournament had been included he would never have lost it) but there is only a small gap between him, World Champion Viswanathan Anand and Levon Aronian who are all over 2800. The Tata Steel tournament in Wijk aan Zee will see these three fight it out for World Number One.

Magnus Carlsen regains the top spot in the FIDE rating list after being displaced by World Champion Viswanathan Anand in November. At that time the Pearl Spring tournament in China had finished too late for inclusion in the list which would have kept him at number one. Both players had roughly the same rating performance in London. Carlsen on 2814 is four points in front of Anand 2810 with Levon Aronian just behind on 2805 after a good result in the Tal Memorial. Vladimir Kramnik remains at four, Sergey Karjakin rises to 5 in the World after gains in the Tal Memorial and Russian Championships. Veselin Topalov drops one to 6, Alexander Grischuk is at 7, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov is at 8, Vassily Ivanchuk at 9 and Hikaru Nakamura reaches a new high at 2751 and enters the top 10 for the first time.

At 15 in the World after his performance in winning the Russian Championship is Ian Nepomniatchtchi. 39 players are rated at 2700 or over. 2649 is the rating that gets you in the list. Luke McShane becomes England's number 2 after his gains and Short's losses at the London Chess Classic. Anish Giri remains the Dutch Number One.

The top junior is Fabiano Caruana ahead of Anish Giri as Carlsen is now too old for this list. Perhaps significantly new Women's World Champion Hou Yifan is 13 in this open list at only the age of 16 and she is number three women's player in the world behind Judit Polgar and Humpy Koneru. These three are the only women players over 2600.

FIDE Rating List January 2011 Top 100
RankNameTitleCountryRatingGamesB-Year
1 Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2814 17 1990
2 Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2810 17 1969
3 Aronian, Levon g ARM 2805 9 1982
4 Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2784 16 1975
5 Karjakin, Sergey g RUS 2776 20 1990
6 Topalov, Veselin g BUL 2775 10 1975
7 Grischuk, Alexander g RUS 2773 20 1983
8 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar g AZE 2772 9 1985
9 Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 2764 0 1969
10 Nakamura, Hikaru g USA 2751 16 1987
11 Ponomariov, Ruslan g UKR 2744 0 1983
12 Radjabov, Teimour g AZE 2744 0 1987
13 Gashimov, Vugar g AZE 2736 10 1986
14 Wang, Yue g CHN 2734 21 1987
15 Nepomniachtchi, Ian g RUS 2733 11 1990
16 Gelfand, Boris g ISR 2733 9 1968
17 Wang, Hao g CHN 2731 33 1989
18 Svidler, Peter g RUS 2730 11 1976
19 Kamsky, Gata g USA 2730 6 1974
20 Wojtaszek, Radoslaw g POL 2726 0 1987
21 Eljanov, Pavel g UKR 2724 9 1983
22 Bacrot, Etienne g FRA 2723 10 1983
23 Adams, Michael g ENG 2723 7 1971
24 Shirov, Alexei g ESP 2722 15 1972
25 Caruana, Fabiano g ITA 2721 18 1992
26 Movsesian, Sergei g ARM 2721 0 1978
27 Almasi, Zoltan g HUN 2719 10 1976
28 Jakovenko, Dmitry g RUS 2718 11 1983
29 Leko, Peter g HUN 2717 0 1979
30 Dominguez Perez, Leinier g CUB 2716 0 1983
31 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime g FRA 2715 6 1990
32 Malakhov, Vladimir g RUS 2714 14 1980
33 Vitiugov, Nikita g RUS 2709 11 1987
34 Navara, David g CZE 2708 0 1985
35 Fressinet, Laurent g FRA 2707 15 1981
36 Jobava, Baadur g GEO 2707 0 1983
37 Alekseev, Evgeny g RUS 2701 0 1985
38 Efimenko, Zahar g UKR 2701 0 1985
39 Morozevich, Alexander g RUS 2700 0 1977
40 Vallejo Pons, Francisco g ESP 2698 0 1982
41 Tomashevsky, Evgeny g RUS 2695 11 1987
42 Sutovsky, Emil g ISR 2695 0 1977
43 Dreev, Aleksey g RUS 2694 18 1969
44 Bologan, Viktor g MDA 2693 7 1971
45 Sasikiran, Krishnan g IND 2690 9 1981
46 Onischuk, Alexander g USA 2689 13 1975
47 Andreikin, Dmitry g RUS 2689 9 1990
48 Riazantsev, Alexander g RUS 2689 0 1985
49 Laznicka, Viktor g CZE 2688 0 1988
50 Motylev, Alexander g RUS 2687 3 1979
51 Bruzon Batista, Lazaro g CUB 2686 18 1982
52 Giri, Anish g NED 2686 7 1994
53 Polgar, Judit g HUN 2686 0 1976
54 Naiditsch, Arkadij g GER 2685 0 1985
55 Kasimdzhanov, Rustam g UZB 2681 7 1979
56 Timofeev, Artyom g RUS 2681 0 1985
57 Berkes, Ferenc g HUN 2678 9 1985
58 Volokitin, Andrei g UKR 2678 2 1986
59 Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter g ROU 2678 0 1976
60 Rublevsky, Sergei g RUS 2678 0 1974
61 Bu, Xiangzhi g CHN 2677 18 1985
62 Van Wely, Loek g NED 2676 12 1972
63 Akopian, Vladimir g ARM 2675 0 1971
64 So, Wesley g PHI 2673 18 1993
65 Inarkiev, Ernesto g RUS 2672 9 1985
66 Areshchenko, Alexander g UKR 2671 9 1986
67 Zhigalko, Sergei g BLR 2671 9 1989
68 Korobov, Anton g UKR 2670 18 1985
69 Miroshnichenko, Evgenij g UKR 2670 0 1978
70 Moiseenko, Alexander g UKR 2670 0 1980
71 Nielsen, Peter Heine g DEN 2670 0 1973
72 Georgiev, Kiril g BUL 2669 0 1965
73 Meier, Georg g GER 2667 10 1987
74 Harikrishna, P. g IND 2667 9 1986
75 Sargissian, Gabriel g ARM 2667 0 1983
76 Kobalia, Mikhail g RUS 2666 0 1978
77 Cheparinov, Ivan g BUL 2665 9 1986
78 McShane, Luke J g ENG 2664 7 1984
79 Le, Quang Liem g VIE 2664 5 1991
80 Bareev, Evgeny g RUS 2663 0 1966
81 Kurnosov, Igor g RUS 2662 18 1985
82 Smeets, Jan g NED 2662 1 1985
83 Zvjaginsev, Vadim g RUS 2660 20 1976
84 Grachev, Boris g RUS 2660 12 1986
85 Smirin, Ilia g ISR 2660 9 1968
86 Mamedov, Rauf g AZE 2660 0 1988
87 Socko, Bartosz g POL 2660 0 1978
88 Gharamian, Tigran g FRA 2658 13 1984
89 Short, Nigel D g ENG 2658 13 1965
90 Sokolov, Ivan g NED 2657 9 1968
91 Feller, Sebastien g FRA 2657 0 1991
92 Nyback, Tomi g FIN 2656 2 1985
93 Zhou, Jianchao g CHN 2655 26 1988
94 Fridman, Daniel g GER 2655 9 1976
95 Milov, Vadim g SUI 2653 9 1972
96 Gustafsson, Jan g GER 2652 0 1979
97 Potkin, Vladimir g RUS 2651 11 1982
98 Ganguly, Surya Shekhar g IND 2651 8 1983
99 Fedorchuk, Sergey A. g UKR 2650 22 1981
100 Khismatullin, Denis g RUS 2649 20 1984
101 Li, Chao b g CHN 2649 18 1989
102 Roiz, Michael g ISR 2649 0 1983

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