This is the brand new FIDE rating list that just came out today:
1 Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2801
2as Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 2787
3 Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2785
4 Topalov, Veselin g BUL 2769
5 Leko, Peter g HUN 2755
6 Morozevich, Alexander g RUS 2755
7 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar g AZE 2752
8 Radjabov, Teimour g AZE 2742
9 Aronian, Levon g ARM 2741
10 Shirov, Alexei g ESP 2739
11 Gelfand, Boris g ISR 2736
12 Svidler, Peter g RUS 2732
13 Adams, Michael g ENG 2729
14 Kamsky, Gata g USA 2724
15 Alekseev, Evgeny g RUS 2716
16 Grischuk, Alexander g RUS 2715
17 Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2714
18 Akopian, Vladimir g ARM 2713
19 Jakovenko, Dmitry g RUS 2710
20 Polgar, Judit g HUN 2708
21 Ponomariov, Ruslan g UKR 2705
22 Wang, Yue g CHN 2703
In the women’s side, Humpy broke 2600 and Sebag broke 2500.
1 Polgar, Judit g HUN 2708
2 Koneru, Humpy g IND 2606
3 Cramling, Pia g SWE 2531
4 Zhu, Chen g QAT 2531
5 Zhao, Xue wg CHN 2530
6 Kosteniuk, Alexandra g RUS 2515
7 Sebag, Marie m FRA 2509
8 Hou, Yifan wg CHN 2502
9 Chiburdanidze, Maia g GEO 2500
Is there a reason that you know of why Judit is down to number 20? Is being a mom distracting her from her game?
SUPER congratulations to Anand, but a small question arises from the pictures. He seems to be wearing shirts and jackets with the logo NIIT quite often. Is that his Alma Mater? Is it appropriate? It may appear to be almost like those athletes who are paid to wear commercial logos.
Any information or opinions on this?
It is his sponsor, a computer company. They are the one who sponsor the major scholastic chess program in India.
Susan, how would you fare in a 24 game match vs. Koneru ?
Why would it matter? Susan has never lost a match to any female player. Koneru needs another 3 years to have a chance.
One question…why have you quit playing Chess?
I believe you can win Women’s crown at your will any time…
Have you at least thought of it just for the sake of money, if not fame (which you already have!)
Never mind…I just read this!
NIIT = National Institute of Information Technology
It’s a private Indian company and has Anand as its brand ambassador. So yes, Anand does benefit financially by endorsing NIIT.
It seems that the Woman’s World Champion Xu Yuhua is inactive since April 2006, but she is 2517 and would be #6 in the list. Assuming that she holds the title, still (?! I am not sure).
The former Woman’s Champion Xie Jun is 2573 but the latest rated games are from January, 2005.
Topalov is sinking, and I’m glad about it.
Yes, there is a special sub-site about Anand at the NIIT web-site:
But the asshole Kramnik is no longer a false champion, and I am darn glad about it too! As for Topalov, he will be back soon to challenge Anand.