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Women: The top 33 in November

Valentina Gunina
The new ratings are out, and we can see who has been in the best form. It's Radjabov and Morozevich amongst the men while Women's No.1 Judit Polgar has been on the rise. A younger generation are making headway, Anna Muzychuk is up to fourth for the first time, while Kateryna Lahno is just behind, with 22-year-old Valentina Gunina making further progress.

In the November 1st list (taken from the FIDE site) g= Grandmaster, m= International master and wg= Women's grandmaster.

There are now three Chinese in the top ten, with Ju Wenjun and Zhao Xue making strides up the ratings. The Kosintseva sisters have slipped back, as the form of both the leading Russian pair has been indifferent. One of their compatriots who has been moving in the right direction however is Valentina Gunina, up to 13th and now over 2500 for the first time.

Rank Player Title Country Rating
 1  Polgar, Judit  g  HUN  2710
 2  Koneru, Humpy  g  IND  2600
 3  Hou, Yifan  g  CHN  2568
 4  Muzychuk, Anna  m  SLO  2557
 5  Lahno, Kateryna  g  UKR  2549
 6  Kosintseva, Nadezhda  g  RUS  2546
 7  Ju, Wenjun  wg  CHN  2542
 8  Zhao, Xue  g  CHN  2539
 9  Stefanova, Antoaneta  g  BUL  2531
 10  Kosintseva, Tatiana  g  RUS  2526
 11  Cmilyte, Viktorija  g  LTU  2520
 12  Dzagnidze, Nana  g  GEO  2516
 13  Gunina, Valentina  m  RUS  2514
 14  Harika, Dronavalli  g  IND  2513
 15  Sebag, Marie  g  FRA  2512
 16  Danielian, Elina  g  ARM  2507
 17  Zatonskih, Anna  m  USA  2506
 18  Chiburdanidze, Maia  g  GEO  2500
 19  Khotenashvili, Bela  m  GEO  2497
 20  Cramling, Pia  g  SWE  2495
 21  Galliamova, Alisa  m  RUS  2490
 22  Zhu, Chen  g  QAT  2482
 23  Atalik, Ekaterina  m  TUR  2481
 24  Socko, Monika  g  POL  2479
 25  Ruan, Lufei  wg  CHN  2477
 26  Krush, Irina  m  USA  2476
 27  Javakhishvili, Lela  m  GEO  2475
 28  Xu, Yuhua  g  CHN  2472
 29  Mkrtchian, Lilit  m  ARM  2469
 30  Dembo, Yelena  m  GRE  2468
 31  Skripchenko, Almira  m  FRA  2468
 32  Ushenina, Anna  m  UKR  2463
 33  Muzychuk, Mariya  m  UKR  2460

Two players have risen to over 2500 in the last two months, Valentina Gunina for the first time and Zhao Xue.

Here are the 2500s.

Rank Prev Rank Name Country Age 1/11/11

Rating

1/9/11

Rating

1/7/11

Rating 1/5/11 Rating 1/3/11 One year ago Career Highest
1 1 Judit Polgar HUN 35 2710 2701 2699 2699 2686 2686 2735
2 2 Humpy Koneru IND 24 2600 2600 2614 2614 2607 2600 2623
3 3 Hou Yifan CHN 17 2568 2578 2575 2612 2602 2591 2612
4 6 Anna Muzychuk SLO 21 2557 2545 2538 2537 2528 2530 2557
5 5 Kateryna Lahno    UKR  21 2549 2554 2536 2530 2531 2522 2554
6 4 Nadezhda Kosintseva RUS 26 2546 2560 2560 2567 2567 2576 2576
7 8 Ju Wenjun CHN 20 2542 2536 2515 2511 2519 2524 2542
8 19 Zhao Xue CHN 21 2539 2497 2470 2475 2495 2469 2544
9 9 Antoaneta Stefanova BUL 32 2531 2528 2524 2506 2523 2548 2560
10 7 Tatiana Kosintseva RUS 25 2526 2536 2557 2559 2559 2581 2581
11 11 Viktorija Cmilyte LTU 28 2520 2525 2528 2504 2526 2514 2528
12 10 Nana Dzagnidze  GEO 24 2516 2525 2537 2557 2567 2551 2567
13 17 Valentina Gunina RUS 22 2514 2499 2487 2487  2472 2479 2514
14 15 Dronavalli Harika IND 20 2513 2505 2513 2520 2524 2525 2525
15 13 Marie Sebag FRA 25 2512 2512 2510 2504 2489 2494 2533
16 12 Elina Danielian  ARM 33 2507 2517 2521 2506  2475 2466 2521
17 14 Anna Zatonskih USA 33 2506 2508 2522 2537 2499 2478 2537
18 16 Maia Chiburdanidze GEO 50 2500 2500 2500 2500 2502 2502 2560

In the following table, those players who are just below the 2500-mark are featured. Pia Cramling is gradually gaining her rating points back.

Rank Prev Rank Name Country Age

Rating

1/11/11

Rating

1/9/11

Rating

1/7/11

 Rating 1/5/11 Rating 1/3/11 One Year ago Career Highest
19 20 Bela Khotenashvili GEO 23 2497 2497 2487 2470 2465 2440 2497
20 23 Pia Cramling  SWE 48 2495 2489 2472 2468 2484 2526 2550
21 18 Alisa Galliamova RUS 39 2490 2498 2492 2492 2497 2487 2560
22 22 Zhu Chen QAT 35 2482 2490 2485 2485 2506 2477 2548
23 24 Ekaterina Atalik TUR 28 2481 2481 2436 2436 2444 2444 2481
24 21 Monika Socko POL 33 2479 2490 2490 2487 2495 2477 2505
25 25 Ruan Lufei CHN 24 2477 2477 2479 2479 2480 2480 2499

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


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