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July rating list (Update – list correction)

A better version of the list

Update 2.7.2007: List corrected

As expected, FIDE have corrected the lists. Topalov climbs back to 2nd and Adams appears only once. There seem to be also minor corrections of other players in top 100 (Gelfand drops 2 points, Kasimdzhanov also, etc.). However, we still cannot see the inclusion of Karpov on the list, even though he played 3 games for the Russian Championship.

Update 1.7.2007: Total confusion with the FIDE list

The FIDE ratings were published a day before the end of the month and contain multiple errors. The most obvious is the presence of Adams twice in the top 30. However, we spotted at least 10 players in the top 100 that have their ratings calculated in a strange way. One of them may lead to new open letters. Topalov played at average rating 2715,8 and thus he should have a point more. This actually will bring him to second place because of more games played. Karpov’s games from Russian chess championship were taken into consideration. Yet he doesn’t appear on the list. For sure there will be reactions and a correction of the list in the next few days.

Chessdom users reaction

We received many letters since the publishing of the initial information yesterday. Everybody is confused by the inclusion of Adams twice and by other mistakes. The ELO system is also put under doubt since Yue Wang climbed up to 22 place without playing 2600+ player, while many top GMs lost rating points by scoring positive results in super tournaments.

Initial information 30.6.2007

Vishy Anand continues to be top of the rating list in the month of July. He is followed by Kramnik, Topalov and… Ivanchuk! Ivanchuk has just won the Aerosvit and has shown superior chess in the last month.

The inactivity and the continuous draws throw Svidler out of top 10. He is replaced by the young talent Jakovenko who constantly improves his skills. Gata Kamsky is 16th and on 19 we find the best women Judith Polgar.

The 2700+ club is closed by Pavel Eljanov at 21 with 2701 ELO. The least active players of the club are Kramnik (1 game) and Anand (4 games), while the most active are Jakovenko (29 games), Shirov, Kamsky (28 games), Eljanov (24 games), and Ivanchuk (22 games).

There is a notable Chinese advance in the rating lists this month – 22. Yue Wang (ELO 2696), 26. Bu Xiangzhi (ELO 2685), 32. Hua Ni (ELO 2681), 66. Pengxiang Zhang (ELO 2649), 88. Zhong Zhang (ELO 2634), 93. Jiangchuan Ye (ELO 2632).

July standings

N Name Country ELO Games B-Year
1 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2792 4 1969
2 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2769 1 1975
3 Topalov, Veselin BUL 2768 10 1975
4 Ivanchuk, Vassily UKR 2762 22 1969
5 Morozevich, Alexander RUS 2758 18 1977
6 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2755 14 1985
7 Leko, Peter HUN 2751 9 1979
8 Aronian, Levon ARM 2750 15 1982
9 Radjabov, Teimour AZE 2746 7 1987
10 Jakovenko, Dmitry RUS 2735 29 1983
11 Shirov, Alexei ESP 2735 28 1972
12 Svidler, Peter RUS 2735 6 1976
13 Gelfand, Boris ISR 2733 21 1968
14 Adams, Michael ENG 2731 8 1971
15 Grischuk, Alexander RUS 2726 18 1983
16 Kamsky, Gata USA 2717 28 1974
17 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2710 19 1990
18 Akopian, Vladimir ARM 2708 5 1971
19 Polgar, Judit HUN 2707 10 1976
20 Ponomariov, Ruslan UKR 2706 16 1983

Women standings

The clear leader of the Women list is Judith Polgar with ELO 2707. She is followed by Humpy Koneru (ELO 2572), and Pia Cramling (ELO 2533).

Junior list

The junior boys list is lead by Radjabov, followed by Carlsen, Wang, Karjakin, Tomashevski, and Nakamura. The girls list is led by Koneru, followed by Hou Yifan, Harika Dronavalli, and Anna Muzychuk.

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