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September FIDE rating list

The World Chess Federation, FIDE, has announced the top players for the month of September in a new rating list. GM Magnus Carlsen takes the top position with 2823. The other two players above 2800 are the World Champion Viswanathan Anand and the World Team Champion Levon Aronian. They are closely followed by GM Vladimir Kramnik, who with rating of 2791 is ready to join them in the 2800 club. Interesting enough, exactly these players will face each other in the Botvinnik Memorial 2011 which will be with special rapid mode analysis at the live games plaform.

With 48 players above 2700, you practically need this rating to be in the top 50 in the world. The scale is not steep enough and we find the 100th position at 2648, just 50 points away. Interesting is the comparion with a list from 2008 where there were no 2800+ players, 2700 meant you are on the verge of top 20, while 2627 guaranteed you a spot in top 100.

Statistically, the average rating of the top 100 players grows to the psychological 2700 barrier. That means that a player needs 56 ELO points more than in the year 2000 to hope for a spot in top 100.

Here is the full rating list of the top 100 players.

Rank Name Country Rating Games B-Year
1  Carlsen, Magnus  NOR 2823 10 1990
2  Anand, Viswanathan  IND 2817 0 1969
3  Aronian, Levon  ARM 2807 8 1982
4  Kramnik, Vladimir  RUS 2791 17 1975
5  Karjakin, Sergey  RUS 2772 13 1990
6  Topalov, Veselin  BUL 2768 0 1975
7  Ivanchuk, Vassily  UKR 2765 15 1969
8  Nakamura, Hikaru  USA 2758 10 1987
9  Ponomariov, Ruslan  UKR 2758 10 1983
10  Grischuk, Alexander  RUS 2757 15 1983
11  Kamsky, Gata  USA 2756 18 1974
12  Gashimov, Vugar  AZE 2756 9 1986
13  Radjabov, Teimour  AZE 2752 9 1987
14  Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar  AZE 2746 18 1985
15  Gelfand, Boris  ISR 2746 0 1968
16  Svidler, Peter  RUS 2740 14 1976
17  Morozevich, Alexander  RUS 2737 28 1977
18  Wang, Hao  CHN 2731 15 1989
19  Leko, Peter  HUN 2728 9 1979
20  Vitiugov, Nikita  RUS 2726 17 1987
21  Moiseenko, Alexander  UKR 2726 8 1980
22  Adams, Michael  ENG 2725 20 1971
23  Giri, Anish  NED 2722 19 1994
24  Nepomniachtchi, Ian  RUS 2718 16 1990
25  Le, Quang Liem  VIE 2717 13 1991
26  Wang, Yue  CHN 2716 14 1987
27  Jakovenko, Dmitry  RUS 2716 11 1983
28  Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime  FRA 2716 11 1990
29  Vallejo Pons, Francisco  ESP 2716 9 1982
30  Movsesian, Sergei  ARM 2715 9 1978
31  Shirov, Alexei  ESP 2713 10 1972
32  Caruana, Fabiano  ITA 2712 20 1992
33  Jobava, Baadur  GEO 2712 9 1983
34  Dreev, Aleksey  RUS 2711 16 1969
35  Tomashevsky, Evgeny  RUS 2710 11 1987
36  Almasi, Zoltan  HUN 2710 9 1976
37  Dominguez Perez, Leinier  CUB 2710 9 1983
38  Malakhov, Vladimir  RUS 2710 6 1980
39  Bacrot, Etienne  FRA 2710 0 1983
40  Naiditsch, Arkadij  GER 2707 16 1985
41  Berkes, Ferenc  HUN 2706 10 1985
42  Navara, David  CZE 2705 13 1985
43  Andreikin, Dmitry  RUS 2705 8 1990
44  Wojtaszek, Radoslaw  POL 2704 10 1987
45  Efimenko, Zahar  UKR 2703 8 1985
46  Laznicka, Viktor  CZE 2701 16 1988
47  Polgar, Judit  HUN 2701 13 1976
48  Van Wely, Loek  NED 2700 18 1972
49  Short, Nigel D  ENG 2698 20 1965
50  Fressinet, Laurent  FRA 2698 0 1981
51  Zhigalko, Sergei  BLR 2696 26 1989
52  Inarkiev, Ernesto  RUS 2692 20 1985
53  Sutovsky, Emil  ISR 2690 16 1977
54  Motylev, Alexander  RUS 2690 6 1979
55  Sasikiran, Krishnan  IND 2689 19 1981
56  Riazantsev, Alexander  RUS 2688 0 1985
57  Volokitin, Andrei  UKR 2686 5 1986
58  Li, Chao b  CHN 2684 14 1989
59  Eljanov, Pavel  UKR 2683 16 1983
60  Nielsen, Peter Heine  DEN 2683 7 1973
61  Grachev, Boris  RUS 2682 29 1986
62  Bruzon Batista, Lazaro  CUB 2682 9 1982
63  Rublevsky, Sergei  RUS 2681 11 1974
64  Akopian, Vladimir  ARM 2681 9 1971
65  Smirin, Ilia  ISR 2678 35 1968
66  Kasimdzhanov, Rustam  UZB 2678 12 1979
67  Gharamian, Tigran  FRA 2676 11 1984
68  Kobalia, Mikhail  RUS 2674 18 1978
69  Sokolov, Ivan  NED 2673 9 1968
70  Harikrishna, P.  IND 2672 18 1986
71  Ni, Hua  CHN 2672 17 1983
72  Areshchenko, Alexander  UKR 2672 4 1986
73  Bu, Xiangzhi  CHN 2671 17 1985
74  Potkin, Vladimir  RUS 2671 11 1982
75  Korobov, Anton  UKR 2671 0 1985
76  McShane, Luke J  ENG 2671 0 1984
77  Onischuk, Alexander  USA 2669 11 1975
78  Roiz, Michael  ISR 2668 7 1983
79  Kryvoruchko, Yuriy  UKR 2666 25 1986
80  Zvjaginsev, Vadim  RUS 2666 20 1976
81  Feller, Sebastien  FRA 2666 0 1991
82  Georgiev, Kiril  BUL 2664 18 1965
83  Timofeev, Artyom  RUS 2664 18 1985
84  Balogh, Csaba  HUN 2662 15 1987
85  Alekseev, Evgeny  RUS 2662 11 1985
86  Mamedov, Rauf  AZE 2660 14 1988
87  Ding, Liren  CHN 2659 10 1992
88  Fridman, Daniel  GER 2659 0 1976
89  Sargissian, Gabriel  ARM 2658 12 1983
90  Bologan, Viktor  MDA 2656 25 1971
91  So, Wesley  PHI 2655 23 1993
92  Lupulescu, Constantin  ROU 2655 9 1984
93  Ragger, Markus  AUT 2655 7 1988
94  Zhou, Jianchao  CHN 2654 15 1988
95  Seirawan, Yasser  USA 2652 16 1960
96  Milov, Vadim  SUI 2651 0 1972
97  Cheparinov, Ivan  BUL 2650 29 1986
98  Petrosian, Tigran L.  ARM 2649 19 1984
99  Meier, Georg  GER 2648 10 1987
100  Azarov, Sergei  BLR 2648 0 1983

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