Teymur Rajabov rises to fifth place in FIDE ranking
Tue 01 November 2011

The International Chess Federation has published an official ranking list of the strongest chess players of the planet.

Teymur Rajabov is the strongest Azerbaijani grandmaster. His successful participation in the world cup and European club cup rose Rajabov to the fifth place. His coefficient equals 2781.

Vugar Hashimov is 11th with 2757 points. Shahriyar Mammadyarov fell to the 18th place with 2733 points.

Magnus Carlsen (Norway, 2826), Vushvanatan Anand (India, 2811), Levon Aronyan (Armenia, 2802) and Vladimir Kramnik (Russia, 2800) take the first four places.

Azerbaijan is 10th among teams with average statistical index of 2642.

Elmir Aliyev

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