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Carlsen with record at the March FIDE rating list, increases distance ahead of competitors

Official FIDE logoMagnus Carlsen is first on the March FIDE rating list. With 2881 ELO, the World Chess Champion achieves a new historical highest rating, breaking his own previous record of 2872.

At second position is the top seeded player of the Candidates Tournament 2014, Levon Aronian. He gained 4 points to climb to 2830 ELO. With Magnus gaining 11, the distance between the two players increased to 51 points, despite their draw in Zurich Chess 2014.

At positions 3 and 4 are two more participants in the Candidates tournament – Vladimir Kramnik and Veselin Topalov. They were inactive during the month of February and maintained their ratings of 2787 and 2785 respectively.

Fabiano Caruana is fifth, gaining two ELO points from his participation in Zurich. Top 10 is completed by Alexander Grischuk, Hikaru Nakamura, Viswanathan Anand, Sergey Karjakin, and the first time top 10 entrant Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. His beautiful games in Gibraltar 2014 gave him the needed push to be the 10th highest rated player on the March FIDE rating list.

A notable rising star is Denis Khismatullin who gained 16 points, he highest gain in the period, and joined the 2700 club.

March FIDE rating list

1  Carlsen, Magnus  NOR 2881
2  Aronian, Levon  ARM 2830
3  Kramnik, Vladimir  RUS 2787
4  Topalov, Veselin  BUL 2785
5  Caruana, Fabiano  ITA 2783
6  Grischuk, Alexander  RUS 2777
7  Nakamura, Hikaru  USA 2772
8  Anand, Viswanathan  IND 2770
9  Karjakin, Sergey  RUS 2766
10  Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime  FRA 2758
11  Svidler, Peter  RUS 2758
12  Dominguez Perez, Leinier  CUB 2757
13  Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar  AZE 2757
14  Ivanchuk, Vassily  UKR 2753
15  Gelfand, Boris  ISR 2753
16  Adams, Michael  ENG 2751
17  Vitiugov, Nikita  RUS 2747
18  Giri, Anish  NED 2745
19  Bacrot, Etienne  FRA 2739
20  So, Wesley  PHI 2738
21  Wang, Hao  CHN 2734
22  Nepomniachtchi, Ian  RUS 2732
23  Leko, Peter  HUN 2730
24  Eljanov, Pavel  UKR 2723
25  Jakovenko, Dmitry  RUS 2723
26  Morozevich, Alexander  RUS 2722
27  Ponomariov, Ruslan  UKR 2721
28  Korobov, Anton  UKR 2719
29  Ding, Liren  CHN 2717
30  Malakhov, Vladimir  RUS 2717
31  Wang, Yue  CHN 2717
32  Jobava, Baadur  GEO 2716
33  Harikrishna, P.  IND 2714
34  Khismatullin, Denis  RUS 2714
35  Shirov, Alexei  LAT 2713
36  Wojtaszek, Radoslaw  POL 2713
37  Radjabov, Teimour  AZE 2713
38  Moiseenko, Alexander  UKR 2712
39  Tomashevsky, Evgeny  RUS 2711
40  Kamsky, Gata  USA 2709
41  Fressinet, Laurent  FRA 2709
42  Andreikin, Dmitry  RUS 2709
43  Le, Quang Liem  VIE 2709
44  Naiditsch, Arkadij  GER 2706
45  Kryvoruchko, Yuriy  UKR 2706
46  Rublevsky, Sergei  RUS 2706
47  Areshchenko, Alexander  UKR 2705
48  Almasi, Zoltan  HUN 2704
49  Li, Chao b  CHN 2700
50  Navara, David  CZE 2700
51  Bu, Xiangzhi  CHN 2699
52  Inarkiev, Ernesto  RUS 2698
53  Vallejo Pons, Francisco  ESP 2697
54  Matlakov, Maxim  RUS 2695
55  Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter  ROU 2695
56  Polgar, Judit  HUN 2693
57  Alekseev, Evgeny  RUS 2692
58  Rodshtein, Maxim  ISR 2691
59  Kasimdzhanov, Rustam  UZB 2690
60  Riazantsev, Alexander  RUS 2689
61  Berkes, Ferenc  HUN 2687
62  Van Wely, Loek  NED 2684
63  McShane, Luke J  ENG 2683
64  Akopian, Vladimir  ARM 2682
65  Rapport, Richard  HUN 2681
66  Cheparinov, Ivan  BUL 2681
67  Laznicka, Viktor  CZE 2681
68  Granda Zuniga, Julio E  PER 2680
69  Dreev, Aleksey  RUS 2679
70  Onischuk, Alexander  USA 2679
71  Bruzon Batista, Lazaro  CUB 2678
72  Movsesian, Sergei  ARM 2678
73  Sargissian, Gabriel  ARM 2676
74  Sasikiran, Krishnan  IND 2676
75  Grachev, Boris  RUS 2675
76  Short, Nigel D  ENG 2674
77  Volokitin, Andrei  UKR 2674
78  Istratescu, Andrei  FRA 2672
79  Zhigalko, Sergei  BLR 2671
80  Edouard, Romain  FRA 2670
81  Yu, Yangyi  CHN 2664
82  Bartel, Mateusz  POL 2662
83  Saric, Ivan  CRO 2661
84  Mamedov, Rauf  AZE 2660
85  Ni, Hua  CHN 2658
86  Khairullin, Ildar  RUS 2657
87  Efimenko, Zahar  UKR 2657
88  Amin, Bassem  EGY 2657
89  Motylev, Alexander  RUS 2656
90  Safarli, Eltaj  AZE 2656
91  Gharamian, Tigran  FRA 2655
92  Lysyj, Igor  RUS 2655
93  Socko, Bartosz  POL 2654
94  Lenic, Luka  SLO 2654
95  Erdos, Viktor  HUN 2654
96  Sjugirov, Sanan  RUS 2653
97  Nielsen, Peter Heine  DEN 2653
98  Zvjaginsev, Vadim  RUS 2653
99  Sutovsky, Emil  ISR 2652
100  Tiviakov, Sergei  NED 2651
101  Balogh, Csaba  HUN 2651
102  Jones, Gawain C B  ENG 2651

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