Shahriyar Mammadyarov rises to sixth place in FIDE rating

Tue 02 March 2010 05:55 GMT

The international chess federation (FIDE) has released the list of the strongest chess players of the world.

According to News.Az, Shahriyar Mammadyarov is the strongest Azerbaijani grandmaster in the renewed table about ranks. He rose to the sixth place though two months ago he was just 11th. His coefficient is 2760.

Vugar Hashimov lowered from the seventh to 12th place with 2740 points. Teymur Rajabov has the same number of points and is 13th. He rose 3 points.

The top five include Magnus Carlsen (2813), Veselin Topalov (2805), Vladimir Kramnik (2790), Vishi Anand (2787) and Levon Aronyan (2782).On the whole, the Azerbaijani team has 2637 (the average index of the ten best chess players of the country) and takes seventh place after Russia, Ukraine, China, France, India and Israel.

Elmir Aliyev

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