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Veselin Topalov gains a point and leads the July rating list

33 players over 2700 ELO

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FIDE has oficially announced the July rating list. Leader one more time is Veselin Topalov, who gained 1 point from the Mtel Masters tournament to equalize his all time best rating of 2813. The next event for Topalov is the Zurich Chess 200th anniversary, after which he has consecutive participations in Bilbao Final Masters 2009 and Nanjing 2009.

Second position is for the World Champion and opponent of Topalov for the WCC 2010, GM Viswanathan Anand, with 2788. Anand gained 5 points from the two games he played in the Bundesliga.

The third position is for Magnus Carlsen, who continues to be the top junior as well. Carlsen has 2772 and is closely followed by Aronian with 2768.

The race for the 5th position was quite intense, as we find five players into a ten point margin. GM Dmitry Jakovenko is the highest rated of them. With his good performance he also became the highest rated Russian player, with 3 points more than Vladimir Kramnik. Both Kramnik and Jakovenko will soon meet on the board during the Dortmund tournament to discuss that in direct matches.

After being inactive for Q1 of 2009, Leko played 13 games to gain 5 points and stay in the top 10. Radjabov is 8th and Morozevich 10th, both without activity on this list, while Gelfand’s rating skyrocketed and is 2755 (position 9), after 27 games with 22 points gain.

The rest of the list is quite clear, having in mind Hans Arild Runde keeps good track of the players above 2700, which are 31 people on the current list (scroll down for full list).

It becomes interesting after position 33. GM Onischuk is just a point from entering the 2700 club. He has 2699 and for a 4th consecutive list gains rating. For the last 12 months his increase is over 55 points.

Sergei Tiviakov crashed to 57th position, while Igor Kurnosov gained 10 points more to get a step closer to the top 50. Finally there is light in the tunel for GM David Navara, who gained 33 points from 19 games to climb to 42nd position.

Among the juniors in the top 100 leader is Carlsen, followed by Karjakin (position 20), Vachier-Lagrave (position 29), Wang Hao (position 39), Fabiano Caruana (position 59), Dmitry Andreikin (position 86), and Wesley So (position 92).

Judith Polgar is king of the women ratings with 50+ point advantage ahead of Humpy Koneru. Yifan Hou is on clear 3rd position, while the battle for the 4th place heats up as there are 7 players in 20 points margin.

FIDE Top 100 July rating list

1 Topalov, Veselin BUL 2813

2 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2788

3 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2772

4 Aronian, Levon ARM 2768

5 Jakovenko, Dmitry RUS 2760

6 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2759

7 Leko, Peter HUN 2756

8 Radjabov, Teimour AZE 2756

9 Gelfand, Boris ISR 2755

10 Morozevich, Alexander RUS 2751

11 Gashimov, Vugar AZE 2740

12 Svidler, Peter RUS 2739

13 Wang, Yue CHN 2736

14 Grischuk, Alexander RUS 2733

15 Shirov, Alexei ESP 2732

16 Ponomariov, Ruslan UKR 2727

17 Bacrot, Etienne FRA 2721

18 Kamsky, Gata USA 2717

19 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2717

20 Karjakin, Sergey UKR 2717

21 Eljanov, Pavel UKR 2716

22 Movsesian, Sergei SVK 2716

23 Dominguez Perez, Leinier CUB 2716

24 Alekseev, Evgeny RUS 2714

25 Akopian, Vladimir ARM 2712

26 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2710

27 Motylev, Alexander RUS 2710

28 Malakhov, Vladimir RUS 2707

29 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2703

30 Ivanchuk, Vassily UKR 2703

31 Rublevsky, Sergei RUS 2703

32 Bu, Xiangzhi CHN 2702

33 Ni, Hua CHN 2701

34 Onischuk, Alexander USA 2699

35 Adams, Michael ENG 2699

36 Naiditsch, Arkadij GER 2697

37 Miroshnichenko, Evgenij UKR 2696

38 Vallejo Pons, Francisco ESP 2693

39 Wang, Hao CHN 2690

40 Bologan, Viktor MDA 2689

41 Tomashevsky, Evgeny RUS 2689

42 Navara, David CZE 2687

43 Polgar, Judit HUN 2687

44 Short, Nigel D ENG 2684

45 Jobava, Baadur GEO 2684

46 Almasi, Zoltan HUN 2684

47 Moiseenko, Alexander UKR 2682

48 Timofeev, Artyom RUS 2681

49 Vitiugov, Nikita RUS 2681

50 Nielsen, Peter Heine DEN 2680

51 Harikrishna, P. IND 2679

52 Volokitin, Andrei UKR 2678

53 Cheparinov, Ivan BUL 2678

54 Sutovsky, Emil ISR 2675

55 Inarkiev, Ernesto RUS 2675

56 Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter ROU 2675

57 Tiviakov, Sergei NED 2674

58 Kasimdzhanov, Rustam UZB 2672

59 Caruana, Fabiano ITA 2670

60 Grachev, Boris RUS 2669

61 Sasikiran, Krishnan IND 2669

62 Kurnosov, Igor RUS 2669

63 Fressinet, Laurent FRA 2667

64 Sargissian, Gabriel ARM 2667

65 Fridman, Daniel GER 2665

66 Guseinov, Gadir AZE 2664

67 Najer, Evgeniy RUS 2663

68 Beliavsky, Alexander G SLO 2662

69 Dreev, Alexey RUS 2660

70 Milov, Vadim SUI 2659

71 Roiz, Michael ISR 2658

72 Meier, Georg GER 2658

73 Socko, Bartosz POL 2656

74 Fedorchuk, Sergey A. UKR 2655

75 Landa, Konstantin RUS 2655

76 Van Wely, Loek NED 2655

77 Sokolov, Ivan BIH 2655

78 Efimenko, Zahar UKR 2654

79 Tregubov, Pavel V. RUS 2652

80 Areshchenko, Alexander UKR 2651

81 Tkachiev, Vladislav FRA 2650

82 Smirin, Ilia ISR 2650

83 Savchenko, Boris RUS 2650

84 Pashikian, Arman ARM 2650

85 Shulman, Yuri USA 2648

86 Andreikin, Dmitry RUS 2648

87 Lastin, Alexander RUS 2648

88 Postny, Evgeny ISR 2647

89 Granda Zuniga, Julio E PER 2647

90 Berkes, Ferenc HUN 2647

91 Riazantsev, Alexander RUS 2647

92 So, Wesley PHI 2646

93 Seirawan, Yasser USA 2646

94 Georgiev, Kiril BUL 2645

95 Kobalia, Mikhail RUS 2645

96 Mamedov, Rauf AZE 2645

97 Predojevic, Borki BIH 2644

98 Karpov, Anatoly RUS 2644

99 Amonatov, Farrukh TJK 2641

100 Avrukh, Boris ISR 2641

FIDE Top 100 July rating list, women

1 Polgar, Judit HUN 2687

2 Koneru, Humpy IND 2623

3 Hou, Yifan CHN 2584

4 Zhao, Xue CHN 2544

5 Muzychuk, Anna SLO 2542

6 Kosintseva, Tatiana RUS 2539

7 Dzagnidze, Nana GEO 2536

8 Stefanova, Antoaneta BUL 2535

9 Sebag, Marie FRA 2531

10 Cramling, Pia SWE 2525

11 Kosteniuk, Alexandra RUS 2516

12 Arakhamia-Grant, Ketevan SCO 2506

13 Chiburdanidze, Maia GEO 2506

14 Danielian, Elina ARM 2502

15 Pogonina, Natalija RUS 2501

16 Hoang Thanh Trang HUN 2501

17 Ruan, Lufei CHN 2486

18 Xu, Yuhua CHN 2485

19 Kosintseva, Nadezhda RUS 2482

20 Lahno, Kateryna UKR 2481

21 Ushenina, Anna UKR 2477

22 Paehtz, Elisabeth GER 2474

23 Zhu, Chen QAT 2473

24 Cmilyte, Viktorija LTU 2470

25 Javakhishvili, Lela GEO 2470

26 Mkrtchian, Lilit ARM 2467

27 Zatonskih, Anna USA 2466

28 Dembo, Yelena GRE 2466

29 Qin, Kanying CHN 2466

30 Zhukova, Natalia UKR 2465

31 Krush, Irina USA 2458

32 Shen, Yang CHN 2453

33 Hunt, Harriet V ENG 2452

34 Tairova, Elena RUS 2450

35 Skripchenko, Almira FRA 2450

36 Socko, Monika POL 2449

37 Rajlich, Iweta POL 2448

38 Korbut, Ekaterina RUS 2448

39 Romanko, Marina RUS 2447

40 Ovod, Evgenija RUS 2447

41 Harika, Dronavalli IND 2445

42 Ju, Wenjun CHN 2443

43 Muzychuk, Mariya UKR 2441

44 Melia, Salome GEO 2441

45 Gunina, Valentina RUS 2437

46 Kovalevskaya, Ekaterina RUS 2437

47 Tan, Zhongyi CHN 2435

48 Atalik, Ekaterina TUR 2434

49 Moser, Eva AUT 2431

50 Khukhashvili, Sopiko GEO 2430

51 Bojkovic, Natasa SRB 2429

52 Gaponenko, Inna UKR 2428

53 Repkova, Eva SVK 2428

54 Lomineishvili, Maia GEO 2427

55 Huang, Qian CHN 2424

56 Foisor, Cristina-Adela ROU 2424

57 Li, Ruofan SIN 2423

58 Vasilevich, Tatjana UKR 2420

59 Khurtsidze, Nino GEO 2418

60 Peng, Zhaoqin NED 2418

61 Matnadze, Ana GEO 2413

62 Stockova, Zuzana SVK 2413

63 Munguntuul, Batkhuyag MGL 2412

64 Zdebskaja, Natalia UKR 2412

65 Tania, Sachdev IND 2410

66 Maric, Alisa SRB 2407

67 Kovanova, Baira RUS 2406

68 Khotenashvili, Bela GEO 2402

69 Jackova, Jana CZE 2396

70 Fierro Baquero, Martha L. ECU 2394

71 Houska, Jovanka ENG 2392

72 Peptan, Corina-Isabela ROU 2392

73 Zhang, Xiaowen CHN 2391

74 Matveeva, Svetlana RUS 2391

75 Goletiani, Rusudan USA 2391

76 Cori T., Deysi PER 2390

77 Zaiatz, Elena RUS 2390

78 Milliet, Sophie FRA 2388

79 Alexandrova, Olga ESP 2388

80 Bodnaruk, Anastasia RUS 2388

81 Turova, Irina RUS 2387

82 Zawadzka, Jolanta POL 2387

83 Karavade, Eesha IND 2386

84 Madl, Ildiko HUN 2386

85 Borsuk, Angela ISR 2385

86 Shadrina, Tatiana RUS 2384

87 Savina, Anastasia RUS 2382

88 Majdan, Joanna POL 2382

89 Pokorna, Regina SVK 2381

90 Wang, Yu A. CHN 2380

91 Michna, Marta GER 2379

92 Demina, Julia RUS 2378

93 Sergeyeva, Mariya KAZ 2377

94 Vajda, Szidonia HUN 2375

95 Stepovaia, Tatiana RUS 2370

96 Iljushina, Olga RUS 2366

97 Tsereteli, Tamar GEO 2365

98 Purtseladze, Maka GEO 2362

99 Lanchava, Tea NED 2360

100 Djingarova, Emilia BUL 2359

FIDE Top 20 July rating list, juniors

1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2772

2 Karjakin, Sergey UKR 2717

3 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2703

4 Wang, Hao CHN 2690

5 Caruana, Fabiano ITA 2670

6 Andreikin, Dmitry RUS 2648

7 So, Wesley PHI 2646

8 Kuzubov, Yuriy UKR 2635

9 Li, Chao b CHN 2634

10 Nepomniachtchi, Ian RUS 2632

11 Rodshtein, Maxim ISR 2623

12 Zhigalko, Sergei BLR 2621

13 Howell, David W L ENG 2614

14 Khairullin, Ildar RUS 2602

15 Le, Quang Liem VIE 2602

16 Edouard, Romain FRA 2597

17 Safarli, Eltaj AZE 2597

18 Nguyen, Ngoc Truong Son VIE 2592

19 Negi, Parimarjan IND 2590

20 Sjugirov, Sanan RUS 2590

FIDE Top 20 July rating list, girls

1 Hou, Yifan CHN 2584

2 Muzychuk, Anna SLO 2542

3 Lahno, Kateryna UKR 2481

4 Shen, Yang CHN 2453

5 Tairova, Elena RUS 2450

6 Harika, Dronavalli IND 2445

7 Ju, Wenjun CHN 2443

8 Muzychuk, Mariya UKR 2441

9 Gunina, Valentina RUS 2437

10 Tan, Zhongyi CHN 2435

11 Zhang, Xiaowen CHN 2391

12 Cori T., Deysi PER 2390

13 Bodnaruk, Anastasia RUS 2388

14 Savina, Anastasia RUS 2382

15 Kashlinskaya, Alina RUS 2346

16 Ding, Yixin CHN 2343

17 Vojinovic, Jovana MNE 2341

18 Severiukhina, Zoja RUS 2340

19 Guramishvili, Sopiko GEO 2339

20 Gomes, Mary Ann IND 2332

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