A friend recently asked about how many female grandmasters are there in the world? Here is the list I compiled. Am I missing anyone?
1 Polgar, Susan g USA (HUN) 2577
2 Xie, Jun g CHN 2574
1 Polgar, Judit g HUN 2701
2 Koneru, Humpy g IND 2600
3 Hou, Yifan g CHN 2578
4 Kosintseva, Nadezhda g RUS 2560
5 Lahno, Kateryna g UKR 2554
6 Kosintseva, Tatiana g RUS 2536
7 Stefanova, Antoaneta g BUL 2528
8 Dzagnidze, Nana g GEO 2525
9 Cmilyte, Viktorija g LTU 2525
10 Danielian, Elina g ARM 2517
11 Sebag, Marie g FRA 2512
12 Chiburdanidze, Maia g GEO 2500
13 Zhao, Xue g CHN 2497
14 Socko, Monika g POL 2490
15 Zhu, Chen g QAT (CHN) 2490
16 Cramling, Pia g SWE 2489
17 Xu, Yuhua g CHN 2472
18 Kosteniuk, Alexandra g RUS 2469
19 Arakhamia-Grant, Ketevan g SCO 2456
20 Hoang, Thanh Trang g HUN (VIE) 2446
21 Zhukova, Natalia g UKR 2416
22 Peng, Zhaoqin g NED (CHN) 2377
23 Gaprindashvili, Nona g GEO 2360
Soon to be confirmed
24 Harika, Dronavalli m IND 2505
Can’t think of anyone else.
Although you might not play so much these days…are YOU not still a GM there Susan?
How embarrasing…please ignore previous post..haha.
You are saying that Nona is the weakest female GM in the World? I dare you a match with Nona, using computer assistance.
Are you drunk? Who said what? Are you talking to your imaginary friend again?
Mike, ha-ha, I think you are on the same wavelength as I. My way of putting it is more subtle, though: I think Susan is “missing” the player with the greatest first-move accuracy (as seen by Rybka 3) of any world championship match, male or female. Probably can still play an inspired game, oh what’s the name…begins with “Z” I think…
China’s Ju Wenjun (2543, Nov 2011) has recently earned her third GM norm and will be ratified soon too.