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Morozevich is back!

Alexander Morozevich: Great form this summer (World cup official site)
Magnus Carlsen confirmed his status as World number one, ahead of closest rival Viswanathan Anand on the new September ratings. However the big story is the remarkable 43 point gain by Alexander Morozevich who now finds himself back in the Top Twenty again.

Here is the brand new top 50.

Here is a more detailed list. At the bottom a plethora of 'new entries' including Judit Polgar and veteran Loek Van Wely.

Rank

Rank

July

2011

Name Country Age

Rating

1/9/2011

(Bold= gain)

rating

1/7/11

rating 1/5/11  rating 1/3/11 Rating One year ago Career Highest (Bold= now)
1 1 Magnus Carlsen  NOR  20 2823 2821  2815   2815   2826

2826 

2 2 Viswanathan Anand IND 41 2817 2817 2817 2817 2800 2817
3 3 Levon Aronian ARM 28 2807 2805 2808  2808 2783 2808
4 5 Vladimir Kramnik RUS 36 2791 2781 2785 2785  2780 2811
5 4 Sergey Karjakin  RUS 21 2772 2788  2776  2776  2747 2788 
6 8 Veselin Topalov BUL 36 2768  2768 2775 2775  2803 2813
7 6 Vassily Ivanchuk UKR 42 2765 2768 2776 2779 2754 2787
8 9 Hikaru Nakamura  USA 23 2758 2766 2774 2774  2733 2774
9 7 Ruslan Ponomariov  UKR 27 2758  2768 2754 2743 2749 2768
10 13 Alexander Grischuk  RUS 27 2757 2746 2747 2747 2760 2773
11 15 Gata Kamsky   USA 23 2756 2741 2732  2733 2705 2756
12 11 Vugar Gashimov   AZE 25 2756 2760 2760 2746 2719 2760
13 14 Teimour Radjabov AZE 24 2752 2744 2744 2744 2748 2761
14 10 Shakhriyar Mamedyarov AZE 26 2746 2765 2772 2772 2756 2772
15 12 Boris Gelfand  ISR  43  2746 2746 2733 2733 2751 2761 
16 16 Peter Svidler RUS 35  2740 2739 2739 2730  2731  2765 
17 48 Alexander Morozevich RUS 34 2737 2694 2694 2694 2700 2788
18 24 Wang Hao    CHN 22 2731 2718 2732 2728 2724 2732
19 25 Peter Leko   HUN 31 2728 2717 2717  2717  2724 2763
20 18 Nikita Vitiugov  RUS 24 2726 2733  2733 2720 2709 2733 
21 26 Alexander Moiseenko UKR 31 2726  2715  2679  2673  2658 2726 
22 28 Michael Adams   ENG 39 2725 2715 2726 2716  2728 2755
23 40 Anish Giri NDL 17 2722 2701 2687 2690 2677 2722 
24 33 Ian Nepomniachtchi   RUS 21 2718 2711 2711 2729 2706 2733
25 27 Le Quang Liem  VIE 20 2717 2715 2687 2689 2694 2717 
26 35 Wang Yue CHN 24 2716 2709 2714 2734 2732 2756
27 17 Dmitry Jakovenko   RUS 28 2716 2736 2732 2718 2726 2760
28 22 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave FRA 20 2716 2722 2731 2728 2721 2731
29 20 Francisco Vallejo Pons   ESP 29 2716 2724 2722 2707 2697 2724
30 42 Sergei Movsesian   ARM 32 2715 2700 2705 2716 2723 2751
31 29 Alexei Shirov  ESP 39 2713 2714 2709 2701 2749 2755 
32 32 Fabiano Caruana  ITA 19 2712 2711 2714 2716  2700  2721
33 30 Baadur Jobava  GEO 27 2712 2713 2704  2707  2710  2715 
34 31 Alexei Dreev  RUS 42 2711 2711  2703 2697 2649 2711
35 36 Evgeny Tomashevsky  RUS 24 2710 2707  2707  2707  2701 2710
36 19 Zoltan Almasi HUN 27 2710 2726 2719 2719 2707 2726
37 23 Leinier Dominguez Perez   CUB 27 2710 2719 2726 2716 2716 2726
38 39 Vladimir Malakhov   RUS 30 2710 2706 2704 2714 2725 2732
39 34 Etienne Bacrot   FRA 28 2710 2710 2705 2718 2716 2731
40 37 Arkadij Naiditsch  GER 25 2707 2706 2716 2684 2674 2716
41 46 Ferenc Berkes HUN 26 2706 2696 2693 2678 2678 2706
42 21 David Navara CZE 26 2706 2722 2702 2722 2722 2731
43 47 Dmitry Andreikin RUS 21 2705 2696 2687 2686 2669 2705
44 55 Radoslaw Wojtaczek POL 24 2704 2683 2721 2711 2711 2726
45 38 Zahar Efimenko  UKR 26 2703 2706 2701 2708  2683  2708 
46 60 Viktor Laznicka CZE 23 2701 2681 2681 2688 2690 2701
47 43 Judit Polgar HUN 35 2701 2699 2699 2686 2682 2735
48 54 Loek Van Wely NED 38 2700 2683 2675 2677 2679 2714

Only one player has dropped below 2700 in the new list, Emil Sutovsky of Israel.

However a startling seven new entries have occurred:

Apart from Morozevich, the improvement over the last year of other 'mature' players such as Gata Kamsky and Alexei Dreev is notable. Gata Kamsky, along with Viswanathan Anand for example are the only players in the top twenty to have their career highest rating at present!

A  good source of further information is the International Chess Federation site FIDE


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