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FIDE World Rapid Chess 2015 – Participants (final list)

Carlsen is the reigning World champion in rapid and blitz

Carlsen is the reigning World champion in rapid and blitz

The 2015 World Rapid Chess Championship is taking place from October 9-15, at the Bolle Meierei, in Berlin, Germany.

The event is organized by FIDE in collaboration with AGON – the World’s Chess Federation’s commercial partner, in a 15-round Swiss format, with a single game for each round. Defending champion in the blitz section, as well as in the rapid section, is Magnus Carlsen. Replay his games from last World Rapid 2014 here

Here is the final list of participants for the FIDE World Rapid and Blitz Championships. Top contenders of Magnus Carlsen are Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Alexander Grischuk, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Vassily Ivanchuk, Levon Aronian, Anand Viswanathan, Teimour Radjabov, David Navara, and Sergey Karjakin. There are total of 200 participants, here they are ordered by the highest average Rapid ELO of Jan and Aug 2015.

Info: Tournament website / Preview and information / Standings and statistics

Live: World Rapid Chess 2015 LIVE / World Blitz Chess 2015 LIVE

Name Country Highest Rating Avg Jan 2015  Aug 15 2015
Magnus Carlsen Norway 2914
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave FRANCE 2854
Alexander Grischuk Russia 2846
Ian Nepomniachtchi Russia 2840
Vassily Ivanchuk Ukraine 2835
Levon Aronian Armenia 2830
Anand Viswanathan India 2816
Teimour Radjabov Azerbaijan 2808
David Navara Czech Republic 2806
Sergey Karjakin RUS 2805
Bogdanovych Stanislav Ukraine 2804
Vladimir Fedoseev Russia 2798
Alexander Morozevich Russia 2790
Vladimir Kramnik Russia 2783
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov Azerbaijan 2780
Rauf Mamedov Azerbaijan 2777
Igor Kovalenko Latvia 2774
Dmitry Andreikin Russia 2773
Ruslan Ponomariov Ukraine 2770
Maxim Matlakov Russia 2752
Boris Gelfand Israel 2751
Petr Svidler Russia 2750
Alexey Dreev Russia 2749
Leinier Dominguez Cuba 2749
Evgeny Tomashevskiy Russia 2748
Vladimir Malakhov Russia 2747
Leko Peter Hungary 2747
Sergey Rublevsky Russia 2746
Radoslaw Wojtaszek Poland 2744
Son Nguyen Ngoc Truong Vietnam 2743
Vladimir Onischuk Ukraine 2743
Ernesto Inarkiev Russia 2742
Harikrishna Pentala India 2740
Nikita Vitiugov Russia 2734
Boris Savchenko Russia 2734
Bacrot Etienne France 2733
Pavel Eljanov Ukraine 2733
Evgeny Alekseev Russia 2729
Georg Meier Germany 2726
Sergei Movsesian Armenia 2724
Fressinet Laurent France 2720
Eduardo Iturrizaga Venezuela 2720
Markus Ragger Austria 2711
ALeksandr Moiseenko Ukraine 2710
Gadir Guseinov Azerbaijan 2709
Francisco Vallejo Pons Spain 2708
Aleksandr Rakhmanov Russia 2704
Rustam Kasimdzhanov Uzbekistan 2704
Zoltan Almasi Hungary 2701
Yuriy Kryvoruchko Ukraine 2700
Lazaro Bruzon Cuba 2700
Zaven Andriasyan Armenia 2700
Anton Korobov Ukraine 2699
Zhigalko Sergei Belarus 2690
Vladislav Kovalev Belarus 2690
Alexander Riazantsev Russia 2689
Daniel Fridman Germany 2688
Romain Edouard France 2684
Vladimir Akopian Armenia 2684
Sasikiran Krishnan India 2682
Salem, A.R. Saleh UAE 2682
Daniil Dubov Russia 2681
Hrant Melkumyan Armenia 2678
Eltaj Safarli Azerbaijan 2676
Duda Jan-Krzysztof Poland 2675
Adhiban Baskaran India 2674
David Anton Guijarro Spain 2673
Pavel Ponkratov Russia 2673
Andrei Volokitin Ukraine 2671
Tigran Petrosyan Armenia 2671
Bartel Mateusz Poland 2670
Bauer Christian France 2670
Michael Roiz Israel 2669
Peter Heine Nielsen Denmark 2669
Sergey Fedorchuk France 2668
Loek van Wely The Netherlands 2667
Gawain Jones England 2666
Alexander Motylev Russia 2665
Ivan Ivanisevic Serbia 2663
Ildar Khairullin Russia 2662
Alexander Onischuk USA 2662
Grzegorz Gajewski Poland 2661
Vadim Zvjaginsev Russia 2661
Axel Bachmann Paraguay 2656
STELIOS HALKIAS GREECE 2652
Yasser Seirawan Holland 2651
Vidit Gujrathi India 2651
Denis Khismatullin Russia 2651
Evgeny Postny Israel 2648
Socko Bartosz Poland 2643
Mikhail Demidov Russia 2643
SETHURAMAN S.P india 2640
Evgeny Romanov Russia 2639
Luka Lenic Slovenia 2639
Dariusz Świercz Poland 2634
Martyn Kravtsiv Ukraine 2634
Milos Perunovic Serbia 2633
Yuri Vovk Ukraine 2632
Surya Sekhar Ganguly India 2631
Maxim Dlugy USA 2628
Zhong Zhang China 2628
Nils Grandelius Sweden 2628
Victor Mikhalevski Israel 2628
Victor Bologan Moldova 2623
Miguel Munoz Pantoja Spain 2621
Ehsan Ghaem Maghami Iran 2616
Helgi Olafsson Iceland 2614
Vladimir Belov Russia 2614
Antonios Pavlidis Greece 2610
Falko Bindrich Germany 2610
Rinat Jumabayev Kazakhstan 2607
Simen Agdestein Norway 2606
Predrag Nikolic Bosnia-Herzegovina 2606
Grigoriants Sergey Russia 2606
Eric Hansen Canada 2605
Matthias Bluebaum Germany 2600
Hannes Stefansson Iceland 2600
Kateryna Lagno Russia 2599
Evgenij Agrest Sweden 2596
Kacper Piorun Poland 2592
Mikhail Antipov Russia 2590
Vitaly Kunin Germany 2589
Benjamin Bok  Netherlands 2586
Mazé Sebastien France 2585
Alexander Huzman Israel 2585
Maxime Lagarde France 2583
Namig Guliyev Azerbaijan 2581
Johann Hjartarson Iceland 2576
Alexander Donchenko Germany 2570
Dennis Wagner Germany 2569
Danilo Milanovic Serbia 2564
Demuth Adrien France 2562
Vladimir Dobrov Russia 2562
Jaan Ehlvest USA 2558
Bartlomiej Heberla Poland 2558
Andreas Heimann Germany 2557
Maxim Lugovskoy Russia 2553
Rene Stern 2552
andrei shchekachev France 2552
Alexander Naumann Germany 2548
Michele Godena, Italy 2547
Alexander Shabalov USA 2544
 Milos Pavlovic Serbia 2544
Ernst Sipke Netherlands 2540
Vahap Sanal Turkey 2539
Roland Schmaltz Germany 2538
Florian Handke Germany 2537
Rasmus Svane Germany 2531
Ilja Schneider Germany 2530
MARGEIR PETURSSON ICELAND 2529
Goran Cabrilo Serbia 2528
Jose Fernando Cuenca Jimenez Spain 2527
Mohammed Al-Sayed Qatar 2525
Vasily Papin Russia 2521
Aryan Tari Norway 2521
Wojciech Przybylski Poland 2519
RIFF Jean-Noel France 2519
Jorden van Foreest Netherlands 2519
Daniel Hausrath Germany 2515
Michael Richter Germany 2513
Christian Seel Germany 2512
RAMIL HASANGATIN RUSSIA 2509
Michael Bezold Germany 2509
Zaur Mammadov Azerbaijan 2505
Robert Rabiega Germany 2504
Andrey Gutov Russia 2501
Dennes Abel Germany 2501
Hagen Poetsch Germany 2500
Valdes Romero Leonardo Costa Rica 2500
Jonathan Carlstedt Germany 2475
Ottomar Ladva Estonia 2466
Hirneise, Tobias Germany 2453
Tomas Krnan Canada 2448
Roven Vogel Germany 2448
Thiede, Lars Germany 2446
Carow, Johannes Germany 2430
Ido Ben Artzi Israel 2419
Polzin, Rainer Germany 2416
José Camacho Collados Soutk Korea 2403
Hilverda, Alexander Germany 2396
Brüdigam, Martin Germany 2379
Elvira Berend Luxembourg 2370
Jacob Carstensen Denmark 2335
Osmanodja, Filiz Germany 2309
Simya Bilguun Mongolia 2306
Klaudia Kulon Poland 2286
Marco Aurelio Zaror Cordeiro Brazil 2228
Giovanni Antonio Thornton New Zealand 2210
Lorena Marisela Zepeda Wan Wely El Salvador 2108
Jure Borisek Slovenia 2582
Andrey Sumets Ukraine 2644
Allan Stig Rasmussen Denmark 2576
Esteban Valderrama Colombia 2542
Mher Hovanissyan Belgia 2509
Bocharov Dmitry Russia 2679
 Leonid Sawlin Germany 2258

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