New Year, New Rating List


The FIDE ratings list is out for January. No surprise that Magnus Carlsen reclaimed the #1 spot with a rating of 2814 after his performance at the London Classic. Viswanathan “Vishy” Anand, who had taken over the #1 spot for December fell to #2 despite having a career high of 2810. Veselin Topalov, world champion challenger, has fallen to 6th place. Hikaru Nakamura of the USA has climbed into the top ten at #10. You can view the Top 100 list on FIDE’s website as well as the Top Lists for Women, Juniors, and Girls. Here’s a list of the top ten players:

Rank Name Title Country Rating Games Birth Year
1
Carlsen, Magnus
g
NOR
2814
17
1990
2
Anand, Viswanathan
g
IND
2810
17
1969
3
Aronian, Levon
g
ARM
2805
9
1982
4
Kramnik, Vladimir
g
RUS
2784
16
1975
5
Karjakin, Sergey
g
RUS
2776
20
1990
6
Topalov, Veselin
g
BUL
2775
10
1975
7
Grischuk, Alexander
g
RUS
2773
20
1983
8
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar
g
AZE
2772
9
1985
9
Ivanchuk, Vassily
g
UKR
2764
0
1969
10
Nakamura, Hikaru
g
USA
2751
16
1987
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