SIMPLECHESS

New ratings: Carlsen strides ahead.

Magnus Carlsen's recent result in Romania has already been taken into account and thus he is now 23 rating points ahead of second-placed Topalov.
World Champion Viswanathan Anand completes the trio of 2800 players.
There are 37 players in the world rated 2700 or more.

Magnus Carlsen is the only active player to have achieved such a high rating. Gary Kasparov being alone in having 2826.

RankingNameCountryRating (July 1st)Rating (May 1st)rating (1st March)Career Highest
1Magnus CarlsenNOR2826281328132826
2Veselin TopalovBUL2803281228052813
3Viswanathan AnandIND2800278927872803
4Vladimir KramnikRUS2790279027902811
5Levon AronianARM2783278327822786
6Shakhriyar MamedyarovAZE2761276327602763
7Alexander GrischukRUS2760276027562760
8Pavel EljanovUKR2755275127362755
9Alexei ShirovESP2749274227372755
10Teimour RadjabovAZE2748274027402761
11Sergey KarjakinRUS2747273927252747
12Vassily IvanchukUKR2739274127482787
13Boris GelfandISR2739274127502761
14Ruslan PonomariovUKR2734273327372743
15Peter SvidlerRUS2734273527502765
16Peter LekoHUN2734273527352763
17Vladimir MalakhovRUS2732272227212732
18David NavaraCZE2731271827082731
19Hikaru NakamuraUSA2729273327352735
20Dmitry JakovenkoRUS2726272527252760
21Wang HaoCHN2724272227152724
22Maxime Vachier-LagraveFRA2723271027272730
23Sergei MovsesianSVK2723271727092751
24Nikita Vitiugov RUS2722270727102722
25Etienne BacrotFRA2720271027142731
26Vugar GashimovAZE2719273427402759
27Zoltan AlmasiHUN2717272527202725
28Wang YueCHN2716275227492752
29Leinier Dominguez PerezCUB2716271327132721
30Alexander MorozevichRUS2715271527152788
31Gata KamskyUSA2713270227022745
32Baadur JobavaGEO2710271526952715
33Evgeny TomashevskyRUS2708270827012708
34Ian NepomniachtchiRUS2706269526562706
35Michael AdamsENG2706269727042755
36Alexander OnischukUSA2701269926872701
37Peter Heine NielsenDEN2700269826972700

Of these 37, three are new to the 2700 club. Note in particular the rapid progress of Ian Nepomniachtchi who is one of these.

Twelve of this group have their career highest rating at present.

Not surprisingly Russia has the most players in the list with ten.


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