New FIDE Rating List: Grischuk Continues His Rise, Wesley So Is Pushed Back by Kramnik

Время публикации: 01.12.2014 03:58 | Последнее обновление: 01.12.2014 04:03

The official December rating list has been published on the FIDE website. The Sochi match almost hasn't influenced the ratings of its participants: Magnus Carlsen (2862) has lost 1 point in comparison to November, while Viswanathan Anand (2793) has gained the same amount.

Fabiano Caruana failed to keep up with the Kasparov's old record (let alone coming closer to Carlsen), having left 10 points in the Tashkent stage of the FIDE Grand Prix. Yet Caruana remains on the second line with 2829, while Alexander Grischuk (2810) has occupied the 3rd rank, crossing the 2800 border officially and leaving Veselin Topalov (no games since October 1st) behind. Levon Aronian is at the 5th rank with 2797, a bit ahead of Anand but also a trifle away from the 2800 mark.

After having briefly entered the top 10 in November, Wesley So played no games in the last month and as a result has been pushed back (to the 12th place) by Vladimir Kramnik (2769) and the other old-timer Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (2765). Kramnik has proved his recent claim that he could re-enter the top 10 without many efforts if needed.

The top section of the female December rating list indicates no serious changes, except the loss of 28 points by Nadezhda Kosintseva who has returned to serious practice after she had given birth to a daughter. A couple of tournaments played by her in the USA (Nadezhda's current country of residence) were far from successful.

Finally, the interesting thing is that the recent Men's Ukrainian Championship has been rated twice, while the Women's one hasn't been rated at all. This can be seen through the profiles of the players - for example, Pavel Eljanov's. Hopefully this curious error will be corrected soon.


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