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2800 ELO club with three players in January 2013

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Magnus Carlsen with record rating in the FIDE January 2013 rating list

January 2013 FIDE rating list has three players with rating over 2800 ELO. Magnus Carlsen’s rating record has been made official by the World Chess Federation, as now he is sitting on top of the list with 2861 points, after a 13 points gain during the last London Classic. Second position in the rating list is for Vladimir Kramnik with 2810 ELO, who overtakes the third 2800 club player, the Olympic champion Levon Aronian.

The world’s top 10 chess players list is completed by Radjabov, Caruana, Karjakin, Anand, Topalov, Nakamura, and Mamedyarov, as the 10th position mark is at 2766 ELO. That is 5 points more than the January 2012 rating list, 22 points more than the January 2010 rating list, 43 points more than the January 2006 rating list, and 62 points higher than 12 years ago.

A total of 47 players are above 2700 ELO in January 2013. The top 100 mark is set by Eduardo Iturrizaga with 2650. As the month of December was low period for tournament, there are only a few newcomers to the list. Ildar Khairullin is 99th with 2650, Denis Khismatullin is 94th with 2652, and Hrant Melkumyan is 88th with 2656.

An interesting month is ahead, as with the coming Tata Steel Chess 2013 Magnus Carlsen will be trying to improve his own rating record for the first time. He will play in the A group of the competition, where some of his main opponents like Caruana and Karjakin are also going to take a shot at entering the 2800 ELO club. The 2700 club will also be very active with the 2013 Gibraltar Chess Festival and the Tata Steel 2013 group B. All games from Tata Steel and Gibraltar will be live with computer and GM analysis at Chessdom.

Top 100 players list January 2013

 1  Carlsen, Magnus  NOR  2861
 2  Kramnik, Vladimir  RUS  2810
 3  Aronian, Levon  ARM  2802
 4  Radjabov, Teimour  AZE  2793
 5  Caruana, Fabiano  ITA  2781
 6  Karjakin, Sergey  RUS  2780
 7  Anand, Viswanathan  IND  2772
 8  Topalov, Veselin  BUL  2771
 9  Nakamura, Hikaru  USA  2769
 10  Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar  AZE  2766
 11  Grischuk, Alexander  RUS  2764
 12  Morozevich, Alexander  RUS  2758
 13  Ivanchuk, Vassily  UKR  2758
 14  Wang, Hao  CHN  2752
 15  Svidler, Peter  RUS  2747
 16  Gelfand, Boris  ISR  2740
 17  Kamsky, Gata  USA  2740
 18  Gashimov, Vugar  AZE  2737
 19  Leko, Peter  HUN  2735
 20  Jakovenko, Dmitry  RUS  2734
 21  Ponomariov, Ruslan  UKR  2733
 22  Andreikin, Dmitry  RUS  2727
 23  Adams, Michael  ENG  2725
 24  Tomashevsky, Evgeny  RUS  2725
 25  Dominguez Perez, Leinier  CUB  2723
 26  Wojtaszek, Radoslaw  POL  2723
 27  Volokitin, Andrei  UKR  2722
 28  Areshchenko, Alexander  UKR  2720
 29  Giri, Anish  NED  2720
 30  Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime  FRA  2711
 31  Moiseenko, Alexander  UKR  2710
 32  Navara, David  CZE  2710
 33  Kasimdzhanov, Rustam  UZB  2709
 34  Ding, Liren  CHN  2709
 35  Malakhov, Vladimir  RUS  2709
 36  Cheparinov, Ivan  BUL  2709
 37  Naiditsch, Arkadij  GER  2708
 38  Shirov, Alexei  LAT  2708
 39  Le, Quang Liem  VIE  2705
 40  Riazantsev, Alexander  RUS  2705
 41  Akopian, Vladimir  ARM  2704
 42  Nepomniachtchi, Ian  RUS  2703
 43  Bacrot, Etienne  FRA  2703
 44  Berkes, Ferenc  HUN  2702
 45  Jobava, Baadur  GEO  2702
 46  Bruzon Batista, Lazaro  CUB  2701
 47  Fressinet, Laurent  FRA  2700
 48  McShane, Luke J  ENG  2698
 49  Harikrishna, P.  IND  2698
 50  Polgar, Judit  HUN  2696
 51  Short, Nigel D  ENG  2696
 52  Efimenko, Zahar  UKR  2696
 53  Wang, Yue  CHN  2696
 54  Vallejo Pons, Francisco  ESP  2694
 55  Vitiugov, Nikita  RUS  2694
 56  Alekseev, Evgeny  RUS  2691
 57  Korobov, Anton  UKR  2690
 58  Almasi, Zoltan  HUN  2689
 59  Inarkiev, Ernesto  RUS  2688
 60  Yu, Yangyi  CHN  2688
 61  Grachev, Boris  RUS  2688
 62  Movsesian, Sergei  ARM  2688
 63  Rublevsky, Sergei  RUS  2688
 64  Edouard, Romain  FRA  2686
 65  Sutovsky, Emil  ISR  2684
 66  So, Wesley  PHI  2682
 67  Bologan, Viktor  MDA  2681
 68  Van Wely, Loek  NED  2679
 69  Eljanov, Pavel  UKR  2678
 70  Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter  ROU  2677
 71  Motylev, Alexander  RUS  2676
 72  Sasikiran, Krishnan  IND  2676
 73  Bu, Xiangzhi  CHN  2675
 74  Li, Chao b  CHN  2674
 75  Gyimesi, Zoltan  HUN  2674
 76  Laznicka, Viktor  CZE  2674
 77  Kryvoruchko, Yuriy  UKR  2671
 78  Fridman, Daniel  GER  2667
 79  Sargissian, Gabriel  ARM  2666
 80  Gareev, Timur  USA  2665
 81  Potkin, Vladimir  RUS  2665
 82  Sokolov, Ivan  NED  2663
 83  Gharamian, Tigran  FRA  2661
 84  Onischuk, Alexander  USA  2660
 85  Khenkin, Igor  GER  2659
 86  Zvjaginsev, Vadim  RUS  2658
 87  Melkumyan, Hrant  ARM  2656
 88  Nielsen, Peter Heine  DEN  2656
 89  Tiviakov, Sergei  NED  2655
 90  Ragger, Markus  AUT  2655
 91  Dreev, Aleksey  RUS  2654
 92  Istratescu, Andrei  FRA  2654
 93  Matlakov, Maxim  RUS  2653
 94  Khismatullin, Denis  RUS  2652
 95  Filippov, Anton  UZB  2652
 96  Kobalia, Mikhail  RUS  2652
 97  Smirin, Ilia  ISR  2652
 98  Zhigalko, Sergei  BLR  2651
 99  Khairullin, Ildar  RUS  2650
 100  Iturrizaga, Eduardo  VEN  2650

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