May 03, 2014 13:08

Grischuk Third on Already Outdated May 1 Rating List

Alexander Grischuk moved up to third place in the world rankings on the May 1st FIDE rating list. Thanks to a splendid Russian Team Championship, the Russian grandmaster won 15 points to reach 2792 which is 8 points more than Vishy Anand. Magnus Carlsen and Levon Aronian continue to occupy spots #1 and #2. The May list was published by FIDE on April 30th, one day before the end of the Shamkir Chess tournament.

Magnus Carlsen improved his personal (and humanity's) rating record by one point on the May 1st rating list: the World Champion went from 2881 to 2882. This was because of his win over Vladimir Georgiev in the Norwegian league on 22 March, which was not calculated by FIDE on its April 1st list.

But that 2882 does not include the Shamkir Chess tournament, where Carlsen lost 1.2 points. This event ended on May 1st - the publication date of the rating list, which was actually already published on April 30th. It's a pity that it couldn't include the Gashimov Memorial, because this way the new top 10 was already outdated as soon as it was published.

The biggest changes at the top of the FIDE list are Alexander Grischuk's jump to third place, and Leinier Dominguez entering the world's top 10. Romain Edouard, the winner of the Dubai Open, jumped from #77 to #54. Loek van Wely dropped from #62 to #88 due to bad performances in Australia.

Below you'll find the op 26 of today's live ratings of 2700 players which includes the Shamkir Chess tournament (and one win by Caruana in the Italian Team Championship, by the way). Below that, the FIDE May 1 ratings, general and women.

Live ratings

 

FIDE May 1 Ratings (Top 100)

Rank Old rank Name Country Title Rating Old rating Games
1 1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR GM 2882 +1 2881 1
2 2 Aronian, Levon ARM GM 2815 +3 2812 3
3 6 Grischuk, Alexander RUS GM 2792 +15 2777 7
4 3 Anand, Viswanathan IND GM 2785 2785 0
5 5 Caruana, Fabiano ITA GM 2783 2783 0
6 4 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS GM 2783 2783 0
7 9 Nakamura, Hikaru USA GM 2772 2772 0
8 8 Topalov, Veselin BUL GM 2772 2772 0
9 7 Karjakin, Sergey RUS GM 2770 -2 2772 7
10 12 Dominguez Perez, Leinier CUB GM 2768 +11 2757 6
11 10 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE GM 2760 2760 0
12 11 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA GM 2758 2758 0
13 13 Svidler, Peter RUS GM 2753 -3 2756 6
14 15 Gelfand, Boris ISR GM 2753 2753 0
15 16 Ivanchuk, Vassily UKR GM 2753 2753 0
16 14 Adams, Michael ENG GM 2750 -3 2753 3
17 18 Giri, Anish NED GM 2746 +1 2745 4
18 17 Vitiugov, Nikita RUS GM 2742 -5 2747 6
19 23 Leko, Peter HUN GM 2737 +7 2730 7
20 22 Nepomniachtchi, Ian RUS GM 2735 +3 2732 6
21 20 Wang, Hao CHN GM 2734 2734 3
22 21 Eljanov, Pavel UKR GM 2732 2732 0
23 19 So, Wesley PHI GM 2731 -7 2738 8
24 24 Jakovenko, Dmitry RUS GM 2730 +4 2726 5
25 25 Harikrishna, P. IND GM 2726 2726 0
26 31 Wojtaszek, Radoslaw POL GM 2724 +8 2716 9
27 26 Ponomariov, Ruslan UKR GM 2723 2723 0
28 27 Andreikin, Dmitry RUS GM 2722 2722 0
29 28 Bacrot, Etienne FRA GM 2721 -1 2722 3
30 29 Morozevich, Alexander RUS GM 2719 -3 2722 6
31 36 Ding, Liren CHN GM 2714 +4 2710 4
32 32 Kamsky, Gata USA GM 2713 -1 2714 16
33 30 Wang, Yue CHN GM 2713 -4 2717 4
34 33 Radjabov, Teimour AZE GM 2713 2713 0
35 41 Jobava, Baadur GEO GM 2712 +6 2706 7
36 37 Le, Quang Liem VIE GM 2712 +2 2710 3
37 35 Fressinet, Laurent FRA GM 2711 2711 0
38 34 Li, Chao b CHN GM 2711 2711 0
39 39 Navara, David CZE GM 2708 +2 2706 8
40 38 Moiseenko, Alexander UKR GM 2707 2707 0
41 44 Shirov, Alexei LAT GM 2703 +1 2702 8
42 43 Kryvoruchko, Yuriy UKR GM 2703 -1 2704 3
43 48 Rapport, Richard HUN GM 2701 +3 2698 12
44 45 Areshchenko, Alexander UKR GM 2701 2701 0
45 40 Naiditsch, Arkadij GER GM 2700 -6 2706 12
46 53 Kasimdzhanov, Rustam UZB GM 2700 +7 2693 9
47 52 Vallejo Pons, Francisco ESP GM 2700 +7 2693 9
48 42 Rublevsky, Sergei RUS GM 2698 -8 2706 5
49 49 Korobov, Anton UKR GM 2696 -2 2698 9
50 50 Tomashevsky, Evgeny RUS GM 2695 -2 2697 6
51 46 Malakhov, Vladimir RUS GM 2694 -7 2701 5
52 47 Bu, Xiangzhi CHN GM 2693 -6 2699 12
53 51 Almasi, Zoltan HUN GM 2693 2693 0
54 77 Edouard, Romain FRA GM 2692 +22 2670 9
55 56 Riazantsev, Alexander RUS GM 2692 +4 2688 6
56 58 Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter GER GM 2691 +5 2686 21
57 55 Matlakov, Maxim RUS GM 2689 -1 2690 5
58 59 Motylev, Alexander RUS GM 2687 +2 2685 5
59 74 Laznicka, Viktor CZE GM 2686 +13 2673 9
60 57 Cheparinov, Ivan BUL GM 2686 2686 0
61 60 Polgar, Judit HUN GM 2685 2685 0
62 63 Sargissian, Gabriel ARM GM 2684 2684 0
63 70 Bruzon Batista, Lazaro CUB GM 2682 +4 2678 9
64 54 Inarkiev, Ernesto RUS GM 2682 -9 2691 6
65 64 Khismatullin, Denis RUS GM 2682 +1 2681 6
66 78 Yu, Yangyi CHN GM 2675 +8 2667 13
67 61 Granda Zuniga, Julio E PER GM 2675 -10 2685 9
68 71 Zhigalko, Sergei BLR GM 2675 2675 0
69 73 McShane, Luke J ENG GM 2674 2674 4
70 68 Alekseev, Evgeny RUS GM 2673 -5 2678 6
71 76 Movsesian, Sergei ARM GM 2672 +2 2670 6
72 69 Rodshtein, Maxim ISR GM 2672 -6 2678 3
73 66 Sasikiran, Krishnan IND GM 2669 -11 2680 9
74 67 Onischuk, Alexander USA GM 2668 -11 2679 10
75 79 Istratescu, Andrei FRA GM 2667 2667 10
76 72 Akopian, Vladimir ARM GM 2667 -7 2674 9
77 75 Dreev, Aleksey RUS GM 2667 -3 2670 7
78 80 Saric, Ivan CRO GM 2666 +1 2665 3
79 65 Berkes, Ferenc HUN GM 2665 -15 2680 11
80 81 Fedoseev, Vladimir RUS GM 2662 -1 2663 5
81 82 Lysyj, Igor RUS GM 2661 -1 2662 3
82 83 Short, Nigel D ENG GM 2661 2661 0
83 90 Smirin, Ilia ISR GM 2660 +4 2656 9
84 85 Mamedov, Rauf AZE GM 2660 2660 0
85 87 Grachev, Boris RUS GM 2658 -1 2659 6
86 101 Tiviakov, Sergei NED GM 2657 +6 2651 18
87 93 Lenic, Luka SLO GM 2657 +2 2655 1
88 62 Van Wely, Loek NED GM 2656 -29 2685 19
89 91 Safarli, Eltaj AZE GM 2656 2656 0
90   Landa, Konstantin RUS GM 2655   9
91   Bologan, Viktor MDA GM 2655   4
92 94 Gharamian, Tigran FRA GM 2655 2655 0
93 96 Howell, David W L ENG GM 2654 2654 0
94 97 Nielsen, Peter Heine DEN GM 2654 2654 0
95 95 Ni, Hua CHN GM 2653 -1 2654 13
96   Gareev, Timur USA GM 2653   6
97 92 Najer, Evgeniy RUS GM 2653 -2 2655 6
98 89 Balogh, Csaba HUN GM 2651 -5 2656 12
99 100 Erdos, Viktor HUN GM 2651 2651 5
100   L'Ami, Erwin NED GM 2651   5

FIDE May 1 ratings (women, top 30)

Rank Old rank Name Country Title Rating Old rating Games
1 1 Polgar, Judit HUN GM 2685 2685 0
2 2 Hou, Yifan CHN GM 2629 +11 2618 11
3 3 Koneru, Humpy IND GM 2613 2613 0
4 4 Muzychuk, Anna SLO GM 2561 +1 2560 13
5 6 Dzagnidze, Nana GEO GM 2541 -9 2550 11
6 7 Lagno, Kateryna UKR GM 2540 -3 2543 11
7 5 Zhao, Xue CHN GM 2538 -14 2552 11
8 9 Kosteniuk, Alexandra RUS GM 2532 +5 2527 11
9 8 Ju, Wenjun CHN WGM 2526 -1 2527 3
10 13 Cmilyte, Viktorija LTU GM 2525 +14 2511 8
11 10 Muzychuk, Mariya UKR IM 2521 -3 2524 4
12 11 Khotenashvili, Bela GEO GM 2518 +5 2513 3
13 12 Kosintseva, Nadezhda RUS GM 2513 2513 0
14 15 Hoang, Thanh Trang HUN GM 2509 +1 2508 1
15 14 Gunina, Valentina RUS GM 2507 -1 2508 9
16 17 Cramling, Pia SWE GM 2507 2507 0
17 16 Harika, Dronavalli IND GM 2503 -4 2507 9
18 18 Ruan, Lufei CHN WGM 2503 2503 0
19 20 Pogonina, Natalija RUS WGM 2501 +2 2499 6
20 19 Ushenina, Anna UKR GM 2495 -6 2501 11
21 26 Huang, Qian CHN WGM 2494 +10 2484 4
22 24 Stefanova, Antoaneta BUL GM 2490 +1 2489 11
23 22 Krush, Irina USA GM 2489 -2 2491 5
24 23 Sebag, Marie FRA GM 2486 -4 2490 1
25 38 Girya, Olga RUS WGM 2479 +29 2450 13
26 21 Kosintseva, Tatiana RUS GM 2476 -20 2496 11
27 27 Javakhishvili, Lela GEO IM 2475 2475 0
28 28 Zatonskih, Anna USA IM 2469 -6 2475 5
29   Galliamova, Alisa RUS IM 2466   6
30 30 Zhu, Chen QAT GM 2461 2461 0

Data courtesy of FIDE

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RS's picture

Poor Carlsen he did not achieve another high on the list

Poor Shak Mamedyarov lost many points thanks to his enterprising chess and inability to press ahead against top competition.

Poor Aronian he still is a distant Number 2

Poor Naka -"I am the best challenger to Souran is a joke of the chess circle

Poor Topalov He still is in top 10 without doing much. Oops wrong entry

RS's picture

Poor FIDE they published the list a day too soon giving a high to Carlsen. Looks like some of the conspiracy theories against Carlsen are perhaps true

Thomas Richter's picture

"Poor Mamedyarov" - well, he did press, actually overpress. You may have a point that he has problems against top competition, but then top competition is rather narrowly defined: he did well in the GP Series to qualify for the candidates event. Alternatively, he just had a bad tournament - 7/14 in the candidates event was neither very good nor that bad.

"Poor Aronian" - poor me or similar players. If I had a FIDE rating (I only have a national one) I would be something like #75,000 - so world #2 isn't that bad, and Aronian certainly isn't poor from a financial perspective.

RS's picture

Ask Aronian how he feels about being at best a #2 and you would know why I call him 'poor'

Larry Ellison is one unhappy man as despite being one of the richest he isn't #1 hence he is poor by a few billion

Same goes for Aronian.

Septimus's picture

Poor Carlsen? Surely you are joking! He just won a tournament by beating his opponents to a bloody pulp! If anything, one should feel sorry for everybody else...not Carlsen.

Anonymous's picture

"beating his opponents to a bloody pulp"
Radjabov beat him to a bloody pulp scoring 1,5/2.

Thomas Richter!'s picture
RS's picture

Kramnik blundered like a club level patzer in candidates. His rating is just going to nose dive whenever he starts playing again.

Kramnik can retire. His Chess career is over

Thomas Richter!'s picture
Thomas Richter's picture

Despite several blunders, Kramnik lost just four (4) rating points in the candidates. Everything else remaining equal, it would take four more such events to leave the top10 - which would still hardly be a 'nose dive' reminiscent of what Radjabov has done.

TsRr's picture

@RS

Unfortunately, you are just about right and this is a problem, because we need to get him into the next Candidates.
He probably won't get in by rating this time and I don't fancy his chances of actually qualifying from the Grand Prix or the World Cup when the pressure to qualify is on him - the chances are just too small.
Therefore we need to appeal to Kirsan to fund the event in Russia again.
It is vital to retain this Wildcard way of getting into the Candidates - it's the only way to get Kramnik in.

Talekhine's picture

Who is we? Are you Russian? I certainly don't need to get him into the next candidates.

RS's picture

@TsRr - I find Kramnik's situation very sad. He makes all the efforts and ends up nowhere. I do not want to see him like a train wreck the next time he is playing. He started with 2 losses in the first tmt after 2013 candidates and finished at the bottom.

Although all this does not mean that we start giving away favours and somehow get him into another candidates. Let those who qualify be there, let the best compete. If Kramnik is on of them we will root for him.

I am not Russian but doesn't mean that I cannot root for a great Russian player

Septimus's picture

He was hiding his preparation.

Niima's picture

The amount of spite on this site towards different players never ceases to surprise.

On a more positive note, glad to see Dominguez enter the top 10! I hope he stays there - some of his recent wins are gems (for example, the one against Caruana).

Niima's picture

P.S. In case there was any doubt, I was referring to the commentators, not the site's authors :-)

RS's picture

You do realise that my initial comments were intended as jokes.

Are you new to internet?

Anonymous's picture

great jokes really ! we laugh so much reading your posts, really bravo ! great great jokes, the best jokes i have ever heard in my life, ah ah ah ! can you hear me laugh ???

Anonymous's picture

Rapport at 2700 is great news

Anonymous's picture

Maybe I missed some numbers, but it seems that Rapport broke 2700 virtually at the same age as Caruana did. Congratulations to him!

Anonymous's picture

And we might see Artemiev and wei yi entering the 2700 club very soon !

Anonymous's picture

I was looking for some games in some online databases but I couldn't find one where I could narrow my search to "classical games only".

Somebody who can help me out?

RS's picture

You can go to Chessgames.com put player name as Rapport and year as 2014. it will give you a list of his games and the tournament such as Tata Steel, Bundesliga etc. that are all classical tmts. where he got his rating points from.

Thomas Richter's picture

I think what Anonymous wants is a filter function by time control - which isn't available at chessgames.com while many other filters are proposed (only certain years, certain opponents, specific openings or ECO codes, only games with white, only wins). It would be an interesting additional option, but - for a free service - it might be time-consuming to build from scratch even if it is already 'somewhere in the system' (they have separate head-to-head scores for classical games, other time controls and both combined).

Likewise, Chessbase returns a list of games and the years they were played, but you have to click on each game to find out about event and time control.

RS's picture

Chessgames.com does mention a blitz event whenever a game belongs to one.

e.g. The Rapid games played for classification in the Zurich tmt are given as "Zurich Chess Challenge (Rapid)". Similarly I have noticed blitz mentioned whenever a game is played in a blitz event.

So I think the info in the game listings is sufficient.

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