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Junior rating list, September

The FIDE Junior rating list is probably one of the most interesting in history of chess. Three juniors are above 2700 ELO – the leader Anish Giri, the second Le Quang Liem, and the third Fabiano Caruana. All of them have proven to be great talents and very soon we may see them not just in the 2700 club, but competing directly for the top 10 in the World.

Their distance ahead of the chasing pack in the junior list is close to 50 ELO points, a difference regarded as “enormous” just a decade ago. Positions 4th to 8th are all for players currently competing in the World Cup – Sebastien Feller, Ding Liren, Wesley So, Yu Yangyi, and Parimarjan Negi. Another participant from the junior rating list is Salgado Lopez, and adding Le Quang Liem and Fabiano Caruana, it turns the World Cup in a small battle of youth vs experience.

The Armenian Champion Robert Hovhannisyan is also present in the list. as well as the World Champion Yifan Hou. And there is the stellar climb of the young GM Alexander Ipatov – after medals in Cappelle La Grande and Nakhchivan Open he gained close to 100 ELO points in two rating lists to enter directly at position 15.

 

Rank Name Country Rating Games B-Year
1  Giri, Anish  NED 2722 19 1994
2  Le, Quang Liem  VIE 2717 13 1991
3  Caruana, Fabiano  ITA 2712 20 1992
4  Feller, Sebastien  FRA 2666 0 1991
5  Ding, Liren  CHN 2659 10 1992
6  So, Wesley  PHI 2655 23 1993
7  Yu, Yangyi  CHN 2646 12 1994
8  Negi, Parimarjan  IND 2631 16 1993
9  Matlakov, Maxim  RUS 2630 24 1991
10  Sjugirov, Sanan  RUS 2627 24 1993
11  Safarli, Eltaj  AZE 2625 17 1992
12  Hess, Robert L  USA 2616 6 1991
13  Salgado Lopez, Ivan  ESP 2614 23 1991
14  Kovalyov, Anton  ARG 2612 9 1992
15  Ipatov, Alexander  ESP 2591 37 1993
16  Swiercz, Dariusz  POL 2585 31 1994
17  Robson, Ray  USA 2583 22 1994
18  Zherebukh, Yaroslav  UKR 2580 9 1993
19  Hou, Yifan  CHN 2578 33 1994
20  Hovhannisyan, Robert  ARM 2578 14 1991

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