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May 2011 FIDE Rating List

Saturday, April 30th, 2011

The official FIDE rating list for May 2011 has been published. With the list now being published every two months rather than quarterly, it’s more up-to-date but sometimes barely changes.
There is only one change to the top 10 since the March 201…

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Caruana ranks as #1 junior in the world

Saturday, April 30th, 2011


Top Junior


Rank Name Title Country Rating Games B-Year
1 Caruana, Fabiano g ITA 2714 21 1992
2 Giri, Anish g NED 2687 22 1994
3 Le, Quang Liem g VIE 2687 1 1991
4 So, Wesley g PHI 2667 0 1993
5 Ding, Liren g CHN 2664 33 1992
6 Feller, Sebastien g FRA 2660 21 1991
7 Yu, Yangyi g CHN 2646 34 1994
8 Matlakov, Maxim g RUS 2632 27 1991
9 Sjugirov, Sanan g RUS 2629 20 1993
10 Kovalyov, Anton g ARG 2629 0 1992
11 Safarli, Eltaj g AZE 2624 11 1992
12 Salgado Lopez, Ivan g ESP 2623 12 1991
13 Negi, Parimarjan g IND 2622 7 1993
14 Hou, Yifan g CHN 2612 20 1994
15 Hess, Robert L g USA 2601 23 1991
16 Ter-Sahakyan, Samvel g ARM 2592 11 1993
17 Zherebukh, Yaroslav g UKR 2586 20 1993
18 Shimanov, Aleksandr g RUS 2583 31 1992
19 Nyzhnyk, Illya g UKR 2583 23 1996
20 Nabaty, Tamir g ISR 2580 17 1991
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Caruana ranks #1 junior in the world

Saturday, April 30th, 2011


Top Junior


Rank Name Title Country Rating Games B-Year
1 Caruana, Fabiano g ITA 2714 21 1992
2 Giri, Anish g NED 2687 22 1994
3 Le, Quang Liem g VIE 2687 1 1991
4 So, Wesley g PHI 2667 0 1993
5 Ding, Liren g CHN 2664 33 1992
6 Feller, Sebastien g FRA 2660 21 1991
7 Yu, Yangyi g CHN 2646 34 1994
8 Matlakov, Maxim g RUS 2632 27 1991
9 Sjugirov, Sanan g RUS 2629 20 1993
10 Kovalyov, Anton g ARG 2629 0 1992
11 Safarli, Eltaj g AZE 2624 11 1992
12 Salgado Lopez, Ivan g ESP 2623 12 1991
13 Negi, Parimarjan g IND 2622 7 1993
14 Hou, Yifan g CHN 2612 20 1994
15 Hess, Robert L g USA 2601 23 1991
16 Ter-Sahakyan, Samvel g ARM 2592 11 1993
17 Zherebukh, Yaroslav g UKR 2586 20 1993
18 Shimanov, Aleksandr g RUS 2583 31 1992
19 Nyzhnyk, Illya g UKR 2583 23 1996
20 Nabaty, Tamir g ISR 2580 17 1991
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FIDE top overall

Saturday, April 30th, 2011


Rank Name Title Country Rating Games B-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

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FIDE May 2011 Rating List (top women)

Saturday, April 30th, 2011


Rank Name Title Country Rating Games B-Year
1 Polgar, Judit g HUN 2699 11 1976
2 Koneru, Humpy g IND 2614 11 1987
3 Hou, Yifan g CHN 2612 20 1994
4 Kosintseva, Nadezhda m RUS 2567 0 1985
5 Kosintseva, Tatiana g RUS 2559 0 1986
6 Dzagnidze, Nana g GEO 2557 11 1987
7 Zatonskih, Anna m USA 2537 * 27 1978
8 Muzychuk, Anna m SLO 2537 20 1990
9 Lahno, Kateryna g UKR 2530 10 1989

2011 US Women’s Champion broke the top 10 and 2500 for the first time! Congratulations!

Top Girls

Rank Name Title Country Rating Games B-Year
1 Hou, Yifan g CHN 2612 20 1994
2 Harika, Dronavalli m IND 2520 18 1991
3 Ju, Wenjun wg CHN 2511 29 1991
4 Muzychuk, Mariya m UKR 2473 14 1992
5 Bodnaruk, Anastasia m RUS 2419 17 1992
6 Paikidze, Nazi wg GEO 2408 7 1993
7 Tan, Zhongyi wg CHN 2401 29 1991
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FIDE President in Krakow

Saturday, April 30th, 2011

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The 7th World Individual School Chess Championship is taking place in Krakow, Poland on 29 April – 9 May this year. FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov delivered a greeting speech in the opening ceremony of the tournament. The World Individual School Chess Championship is already organized for the seventh time. The event is held under the honorable patronage of Bronislaw Komorowski, President of the Republic of Poland. 400 players with 150 accompanying persons are participating in the competition in Krakow.

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Source: World Chess Federation – FIDE

May 2011 FIDE Rating List

Saturday, April 30th, 2011
logo4FIDE publishes May 2011 FIDE Rating List. The list of top players is published at dedicated page of FIDE ratings website. All players can check new ratings at the main page of FIDE ratings website.

Source: World Chess Federation – FIDE

GM Rafael Leitao winner at Bienal Professor Joao Braga – 20th to 24th April in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Saturday, April 30th, 2011

Aberto do Brazil Bienal Professor Joao Braga was played from 20th to 24th April in Sao Paulo, Brazil. 164 players took participation in the 9-round Swiss with the prize fund of 10.000 EUR. Top seeded GM Rafael Leitao won the tournament by collecting 7.5 points, half a point clear of opposition.

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Miscellaneous chess tactic

Saturday, April 30th, 2011


White to move. How should white proceed?

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First International Chess Tournament of Forni di Sopra – June 12th to 18th in Forni di Sopra, part of the Friulian Dolomites Natural Park

Saturday, April 30th, 2011

The Ovens Valley is surrounded by the Alps on the north and on the south by the Carnian of the Dolomites Mountains of Friuli, which last year was declared World Heritage location. Forni di Sopra is also part of Authentic villages: the houses still retain the typical architecture carnica, evoking the atmosphere of a storybook.

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