Armenia’s top grandmaster Levon Aronian has maintained his third place standing among the world’s best chess players in the latest rating released by the game’s international governing body FIDE.
The November 1, 2011 Top 100 players list (released every second month) shows Aronian with a rating of 2802 and trailing Norway’s Magnus Carlsen (rating 2826) and India’s Viswanathan Anand (rating 2811).
The latest Top 100 player rankings of FIDE (www.fide.com) also include Armenian grandmasters Sergei Movsesian (position 34; rating 2710), Vladimir Akopian (position 63; raiting 2681) and Gabriel Sargissian (position 73; rating 2671).
The FIDE Top 100 female players list includes three Armenian grandmasters. The highest rank among them is held by Elina Danielian (position 16; rating 2507), followed by Lilit Mkrtchyan (in 29th place, rating 2469) and Lilit Galojan (in 78th place; rating 2383). Hungary’s Judit Polgar tops the rankings with a rating of 2710.
In the list of 145 chess nations ranked by the average rating of their top 10 players Armenia is 6th (average rating 2655; has 33 grandmasters and 21 international masters; ‘total titled’ – 80).
The FIDE nations rating list is topped by Russia (2747), followed by Ukraine (2695) and France (2659).