Latest Top List.......

Last Update: 04-Nov-2010 00:15 IST (GMT +05:30).......
Player Name Live Rating Nov 2010 Rating Change WYCC Nanjng
V Anand 2808.4 2804.0 +4.4 - +4.4
K Sasikiran 2688.0 2688.0 +0.0 - -
P Harikrishna 2657.0 2657.0 +0.0 - -
S Chanda 2631.0 2631.0 +0.0 - -
S S Ganguly 2644.0 2644.0 +0.0 - -
G N Gopal 2609.0 2609.0 +0.0 - -
P Negi 2603.0 2603.0 +0.0 - -
K Humpy 2600.0 2600.0 +0.0 - -
A Gupta 2600.0 2600.0 +0.0 - -
D Sengupta 2558.0 2558.0 +0.0 - -
P Magesh 2546.0 2546.0 +0.0 - -
S P Sethuraman 2537.8 2547.0 -9.2 -9.2 -
Note: Only 2537+ players listed

Events considered after the Nov 2010 Rating List.........

Current Tournaments

Completed Tournaments - For January 2011

  • World Youth Chess Rd 11 of 11 (S P Sethuraman, V S Gujrathi) 19-Oct-2010 to 31-Oct-2010 Live Games
  • Nanjing Super Tournament Rd 10 of 10 (V Anand, M Carlsen) 18-Oct-2010 to 30-Oct-2010 Live Games
  • Upcoming Tournaments

  • Asian Club Cup 10-Oct-2010 to 18-Oct-2010
  • Women's FIDE Grand Prix - Santiago 27-Oct-2010 to 09-Nov-2010
  • FIDE Women World Championship 02-Dec-2010 to 25-Dec-2010
  • London Chess Classic Rd 0 of 7 (M Carlsen, V Anand) 08-Dec-2010 to 15-Dec-2010
  • Indian National Premier 08-Dec-2010 to 22-Dec-2010
  • Indian National Women Premier 25-Dec-2010 to 05-Jan-2011
  • Parsvnath IGM 07-Jan-2011 to 16-Jan-2011
  • Chennai IGM 17-Jan-2011 to 26-Jan-2011
  • FIDE World Club Cup Rd 0 of 9 ()
  • Wednesday, November 3, 2010

    Completed Tournaments - For November 2010

    Completed Tournaments - For November 2010

  • European Club Cup Rd 7 of 7 (S Chanda, K Humpy, D Harika) 17-Oct-2010 to 23-Oct-2010 Open Women


  • Bilbao Final Masters 2010 Rd 6 of 6 (V Anand, M Carlsen) 09-Oct-2010 to 15-Oct-2010


  • Dato' Arthur Tan Malaysia Open
    Rd 9 of 9 (A Gupta, S P Sethuraman, S Satyapragyan) 01-Sep-2010 to 07-Sep-2010 Final Results


  • Olympiad Rd 11 of 11 (K Sasikiran, S Ganguly, P Harikrishna, G N Gopal) 19-Sep-2010 to 04-Oct-2010 - Final Results

  • CECLUB Division de Honor Rd 6 of 6 (P Harikrishna, S S Ganguly, P Negi) 23-Aug-2010 to 28-Aug-2010 - Pairings & Results Play-offs Pairings & Results Live Games


  • Abu Dhabi Open Rd 9 of 9 (S Arun Prasad) 12-Aug-2010 to 20-Aug-2010 Live Games Pairings & Results
  • Wednesday, October 6, 2010

    Completed Tournaments - For September 2010

    Completed Tournaments - For September 2010

  • Negroponte Open Rd 9 of 9 (S Chanda, S S Ganguly, A Gupta, D Harika) 09-Aug-2010 to 17-Aug-2010 Live Games Pairings & Results


  • World Junior Championship Rd 13 of 13 (P Negi, S P Sethuraman, M R Lalith Babu) 02-Aug-2010 to 17-Aug-2010 Open Final Standings Games Girls Final Standings Games


  • 14th Hogeschool Zeeland Rd 9 of 9 (K Sasikiran) 07-Aug-2010 to 14-Aug-2010 Live Games


  • Women's FIDE Grand Prix - Ulan Batar Rd 11 of 11 (K Humpy) 29-Jul-2010 to 12-Aug-2010 Live Games


  • 17e Open d'ete de Nice Rd 9 of 9 (Deep Sengupta) 02-Aug-2010 to 08-Aug-2010


  • Arctic Chess Challenge Rd 9 of 9 (S Chanda) 31-July-2010 to 08-Aug-2010


  • 19TH OPEN INTERNATIONAL KAVALA Rd 9 of 9 (A Gupta, T Bakre, D Harika) 31-July-2010 to 07-Aug-2010 Final Standings


  • Edmonton International Rd 9 of 9 (P Magesh Chandran) 28-Jul-2010 to 02-Aug-2010


  • Novotel Montfleury Rd 9 of 9 (Deep Sengupta) 26-July-2010 to 01-Aug-2010


  • World Youth Olympiad 24-July-2010 to 01-Aug-2010


  • Czech Open Rd 9 of 9 (A Kunte, S P Sethuraman, M R Lalit Babu) 23-Jul-2010 to 31-Jul-2010 Final Standings


  • Biel - Young GM Rd 9 of 9 (Parimarjan Negi) 19-Jul-2010 to 28-Jul-2010 Games


  • OP 17 Citta' di Campobasso Rd 6 of 6 (Deep Sengupta) 23-Jul-2010 to 25-Jul-2010


  • Lake Sevan Rd 9 of 9 (GN Gopal) 10-Jul-2010 to 20-Jul-2010 Results


  • Canadian Open Rd 9 of 9 (P Harikrishna) 10-Jul-2010 to 18-Jul-2010


  • 1er Festival de Vaujany - Principal Rd 9 of 9 (Deep Sengupta) 10-Jul-2010 to 18-Jul-2010


  • Greek League Rd 7 of 7 (Parimarjan Negi) 05-Jul-2010 to 11-Jul-2010


  • Championnat International de Paris Rd 9 of 9 (S P Sethuraman, Abhijit Kunte, B Adhiban) 03-Jul-2010 to 11-Jul-2010


  • World Open 2010 Rd 9 of 9 (P Harikrishna, Surya Shekhar Ganguly, Sandipan Chanda, P Magesh Chandran, S Kidambi) 29-Jun-2010 to 05-Jul-2010 Final Standings


  • Philadelphia International Rd 9 of 9 (P Magesh Chandran) 25-Jun-2010 to 29-Jun-2010


  • Women's FIDE Grand Prix - Jermuk Rd 11 of 11 () 23-Jun-2010 to 06-Jul-2010
  • Tuesday, July 6, 2010

    Completed Tournaments - For July 2010

    Completed Tournaments - For July 2010


  • 3rd Ney York International Rd 9 of 9 (P Harikrishna, Surya Shekhar Ganguly, Sandipan Chanda, S Kidambi) 18-Jun-2010 to 22-Jun-2010


  • Asian Junior Championship Rd 9 of 9 (B Adhiban, V S Gujrathi, M R Lalith Babu, SP Sethuraman) 14-Jun-2010 to 24-Jun-2010 Games Final Standings


  • 2010 National Open Rd 6 of 6 (P Magesh Chandran) 11-Jun-2010 to 15-Jun-2010


  • Copper StaTe International Rd 9 of 9 (P Magesh Chandran) 03-Jun-2010 to 09-Jun-2010


  • Mumbai Mayors Cup Rd 11 of 11 (P Negi, A Kunte, S Kidambi, V S Gujrathi) 02-Jun-2010 to 12-Jun-2010 Final Standings Games


  • Orissa Open GM Rd 11 of 11 (S Kidambi, B Adhiban, S Jha, Lalith Babu) 21-May-2010 to 31-May-2010 Games Final Standings


  • Youth Stars Rd 11 of 11 (SP Sethuraman) 08-May-2010 to 20-May-2010 Games Final Standings


  • Commonwealth Chess Championship Rd 11 of 11 (P Negi, A Gupta, A Kunte, S Jha) 10-May-2010 to 18-May-2010 Final Standings Games


  • Bosna Rd 10 of 10 (Sandipan Chanda, GN Gopal) 05-May-2010 to 14-May-2010 Final Standings


  • Women's FIDE Grand Prix - Nalchik Rd 11 of 11 (Humpy, Hou) 25-Apr-2010 to 08-May-2010 Final Standings


  • World Championship Rd 12 of 12 (Anand) 21-Apr-2010 to 12-May-2010


  • Asian Continental Championship Rd 9 of 9 (Sasikiran, Harikrishna, Gopal, A Gupta, S Kidambi, Adhiban, Sethuraman, Harika) 20-Apr-2010 to 30-Apr-2010 Final Standings


  • Dubai Open Rd 9 of 9 (P Negi, A Gupta, S Arun Prasad, D Harika) 04-Apr-2010 to 14-Apr-2010 Final Standings


  • Hungarian League Rd 11 of 11 (Anand) 08-Nov-2009 to 02-May-2010
  • Monday, May 10, 2010

    Completed Tournaments

    Completed Tournaments - May 2010

  • 2nd Tata All India Open Rd 10 of 10 (Sriram Jha, Neelotpal Das) 08-Apr-2010 to 15-Apr-2010 Final Standings


  • KL Open Rd 9 of 9 () 07-Apr-2010 to 12-Apr-2010 Results


  • Bundesliga Rd 15 of 15 (Anand) Final Standings


  • Sydney International Open Rd 9 of 9 (P Magesh Chandran, A Kunte, D Barua) 07-Apr-2010 to 11-Apr-2010


  • O2C Doeberl Cup 2010 Rd 9 of 9 (Magesh Chandran, Abhijit Kunte, D Barua) 01-Apr-2010 to 05-Apr-2010


  • Reykjavik Chess Open 2010 Rd 9 of 9 (Abhijeet Gupta, Harika, Sahaj Grover) 24-Feb-2010 to 05-Mar-2010 Games


  • (Indian) National Club Team Chess Championship (Sasikiran, Parimarjan Negi, Arun Prasad, Abhijit Kunte, S Kidambi) 21-Feb-2010 to 27-Feb-2010 Games




  • Completed Tournaments - March 2010

  • 26th Cappelle-la-Grande (Chanda, Negi, Gopal, Abhijeet Gupta) 13-Feb-2010 to 20-Feb-2010


  • Aeroflot Open (Sasikiran, Harika, Eesha Karavade) 08-Feb-2010 to 19-Feb-2010


  • Moscow Open (Sasikiran) 29-Jan-2010 to 08-Feb-2010


  • Gibraltar Chess Festival (Chanda, Humpy, Gopal) 26-Jan-2010 to 04-Feb-2010


  • Chennai Open (Arun Prasad) 25-Jan-2010 to 03-Feb-2010


  • Corus (Anand, Harikrishna, Negi, Abhijeet Gupta) 16-Jan-2010 to 31-Jan-2010


  • Parsvnath Open (Arun Prasad) 13-Jan-2010 to 22-Jan-2010


  • World Team Chess Championship (Sasikiran, Harikrishna, Ganguly, Gopal, Arun Prasad)


  • Asian Team Chess Championship (Sasikiran, Harikrishna, Ganguly, Negi)
  • This is how the list looks as of 26-Apr-2010 23:59 EST (GMT -05:00).......

    Player Name Live Rating Mar 2010 Rating Change Nalchik WorldCh AsianCh Sydney Dubai Doeberl Reyk NCTCC HungLg Bundesliga
    Viswanathan Anand 2791.8 2787.0 +4.8 - +0.6 - - - - - - +2.2 +2.0
    Krishnan Sasikiran 2684.8 2686.0 -1.2 - - -5.5 - - - - +4.3 - -
    Surya Shekhar Ganguly 2672.0 2672.0 - - - - - - - - - - -
    P. Harikrishna 2645.9 2660.0 -14.1 - - -14.1 - - - - - - -
    Sandipan Chanda 2635.0 2635.0 - - - - - - - - - - -
    Parimarjan Negi 2633.1 2634.0 -0.9 - - - - -3.3 - - +2.4 - -
    Koneru Humpy 2625.2 2622.0 +3.2 +3.2 - - - - - - - - -
    Geetha Narayanan Gopal 2610.5 2604.0 +6.5 - - +6.5 - - - - - - -
    Abhijeet Gupta 2572.4 2560.0 +12.4 - - +7.1 - -4.3 - +9.6 - - -
    P Magesh Chandran 2549.2 2543.0 +6.2 - - - +0.5 - +5.7 - - - -
    Note: Only 2540+ players listed



    Events considered after the Mar 2010 Rating List.........

    Current Tournaments

  • Women's FIDE Grand Prix - Nalchik Rd 1 of 11 (Humpy, Hou) 25-Apr-2010 to 08-May-2010 Live Games

  • World Championship Rd 2 of 12 (Anand) 21-Apr-2010 to 12-May-2010

  • Asian Continental Championship Rd 6 of 9 (Sasikiran, Harikrishna, Gopal, A Gupta, S Kidambi, Adhiban, Sethuraman, Harika) 20-Apr-2010 to 30-Apr-2010 Live Games (Top 2 boards only)

  • Hungarian League Rd 10 of 11 (Anand) 08-Nov-2009 to 02-May-2010



  • Completed Tournaments - For May 2010

  • 2nd Tata All India Open Rd 10 of 10 (Sriram Jha, Neelotpal Das) 08-Apr-2010 to 15-Apr-2010 Final Standings

  • KL Open Rd 9 of 9 () 07-Apr-2010 to 12-Apr-2010 Results

  • Dubai Open Rd 9 of 9 (P Negi, A Gupta, S Arun Prasad, D Harika) 04-Apr-2010 to 14-Apr-2010 Final Standings

  • Bundesliga Rd 15 of 15 (Anand) Final Standings

  • Sydney International Open Rd 9 of 9 (P Magesh Chandran, A Kunte, D Barua) 07-Apr-2010 to 11-Apr-2010

  • O2C Doeberl Cup 2010 Rd 9 of 9 (Magesh Chandran, Abhijit Kunte, D Barua) 01-Apr-2010 to 05-Apr-2010

  • Reykjavik Chess Open 2010 Rd 9 of 9 (Abhijeet Gupta, Harika, Sahaj Grover) 24-Feb-2010 to 05-Mar-2010 Games

  • (Indian) National Club Team Chess Championship (Sasikiran, Parimarjan Negi, Arun Prasad, Abhijit Kunte, S Kidambi) 21-Feb-2010 to 27-Feb-2010 Games
  • Upcoming & Completed

    Upcoming Tournaments

  • Commonwealth Chess Championship Rd 0 of 11 (P Negi, A Gupta, A Kunte, S Jha) 10-May-2010 to 18-May-2010

  • Orissa Open GM Rd 0 of 11 () 21-May-2010 to 31-May-2010

  • Mumbai Open GM Rd 0 of 11 () 02-Jun-2010 to 12-Jun-2010

  • Asian Junior Championship Rd 0 of 9 () 14-Jun-2010 to 24-Jun-2010

  • Women's FIDE Grand Prix - Jermuk 23-Jun-2010 to 06-Jul-2010

  • FIDE World Club Cup Rd 0 of 9 () 11-Jul-2010 to 20-Jul-2010

  • World Youth Olympiad 24-July-2010 to 01-Aug-2010

  • Women's FIDE Grand Prix - Ulan Batar 29-Jul-2010 to 12-Aug-2010

  • World Junior Championship 02-Aug-2010 to 17-Aug-2010

  • Olympiad 19-Sep-2010 to 04-Oct-2010 - Teams

  • Asian Club Cup 10-Oct-2010 to 18-Oct-2010

  • Indian National Women Premier 16-Oct-2010 to 25-Oct-2010

  • Women's FIDE Grand Prix - Santiago 27-Oct-2010 to 09-Nov-2010

  • FIDE Women World Championship 02-Dec-2010 to 25-Dev-2010

  • Completed Tournaments - March 2010

  • 26th Cappelle-la-Grande (Chanda, Negi, Gopal, Abhijeet Gupta) 13-Feb-2010 to 20-Feb-2010

  • Aeroflot Open (Sasikiran, Harika, Eesha Karavade) 08-Feb-2010 to 19-Feb-2010

  • Moscow Open (Sasikiran) 29-Jan-2010 to 08-Feb-2010

  • Gibraltar Chess Festival (Chanda, Humpy, Gopal) 26-Jan-2010 to 04-Feb-2010

  • Chennai Open (Arun Prasad) 25-Jan-2010 to 03-Feb-2010

  • Corus (Anand, Harikrishna, Negi, Abhijeet Gupta) 16-Jan-2010 to 31-Jan-2010

  • Parsvnath Open (Arun Prasad) 13-Jan-2010 to 22-Jan-2010

  • World Team Chess Championship (Sasikiran, Harikrishna, Ganguly, Gopal, Arun Prasad)

  • Asian Team Chess Championship (Sasikiran, Harikrishna, Ganguly, Negi)
  • Tuesday, April 6, 2010

    Dubai Open - Rd 2

    Ratings have been updated after Rd 2.........
    • Dubai Open - Rd 2
      • P Negi, A Gupta, MR Lalith, RR Laxman, Harika were among the winners and in the group of leaders with 100% after 2 rounds while Arun Prasad could only draw his game...
      • Top board games here
    • Dubai Open - Rd 3 pairings Live games link
      • GM Shanava Konstantine (2544) - GM P Negi (2634)
      • IM MR Lalith (2493) - GM Aleksandrov (2601)
      • GM RR Laxman (2473) - GM Merab Gagunashvili (2582)
      • IM D Harika (2472) - GM David Arutinian (2576)
      • IM Satyapragyan (2466) - GM David Shengelia (2567)
      • IM Sahaj Grover (2434) - GM A Gupta (2560)

    Monday, April 5, 2010

    O2C Doeberl Cup 2010, Sydney International Open & Dubai Open

    • O2C Doeberl Cup 2010
      • P Magesh Chandran & Saptarshi Roy Chowdhury scored 6.5/9 and finished joint 3rd (4th & 6th respectively on tie-breaks) while Barua scored 6.0/9 and finished 7th - Standings
    • Sydney International Open
      • P Magesh Chandran (2543), A Kunte (2528), D Barua (2479) and S Roy Chowdhury (2429) are scheduled to play - First round starts on 7th April - Live Games here
    • Dubai Open
      • Negi, Abhijeet Gupta, Arun Prasad, Lalith Babu, RR Laxman, Harika, Satyapragyan, MR Venkatesh & Sahaj Grover won their first round games - Rd 1 Games here

    Tuesday, March 2, 2010

    Reykjavik - Rd 8

    Ratings updated.........

    • Reykjavik - Rd 8
      • Abhijeet Gupta defeated the overnight leader Ivan Sokolov to jump into joint lead with GM Hlifar Stefansson
      • Harika won her game, Eesha, Tania & Sareen drew while Sahaj Grover lost his game
    • Reykjavik - Rd 9 (Final Round)
      • Abhijeet is up against the co-leader GM Hlifar Stefansson (2577) and has a chance to take clear first place if he wins.

    Sunday, February 28, 2010

    NCTCC & Reykjavik - Updates

    Ratings updated by considering the below tournaments.......

    • Reykjavik - Rd 6
      • Harika is doing well and is in joint 4th position with a score of 4.5/6 and is currently gaining almost 15 ELO with a performance rating of 2647
      • Abhijeet Gupta & Eesha karavade are also in joint 4th position with 4.5/6
    • National Club Team Chess Championship
      • Air India won the tournament by winning all the 9 rounds
      • PSPB finished 2nd by winning all the rounds except for the round against Air India
      • Air India & PSPB qualify for the World Club Cup to be organized by Fide in July 2010
      • Tejas Bakre was the best performance for Air India with a score of 7.0/8 and Rating Performance of 2673
    Note: I was in hibernate mode last week :) Hence, no updates........

    Monday, February 22, 2010

    National Club Team Chess Championship 2010 - Rd 3 Live

    • National Club Team Chess Championship 2010 - Rd 3 Live Games
      • Sasikiran & Negi are playing in Rd 3
      • Sasikiran has already won his game against C Praveen Kumar (2421)
      • Negi's game against IM Sriram Jha (2511) is in progress

    • National Club Team Chess Championship 2010 - Rd 2
      • Arun Prasad won his game to help PSPB to joint lead along with LIC with full points
      • Ratings updated after Rd 2

    Sunday, February 21, 2010

    Saturday, February 20, 2010

    Cappelle la Grande - Final Rd

    Ratings updated.......

    • Cappelle la Grande - Final Rd (Final Standings)
      • Negi, Chanda & Gopal drew their games while Gupta won his game
      • Negi finished joint 2nd and 4th on tie-breaks with a score of 7.0/9 (Rating Performance: 2663)
      • Chanda finished 21st with a score of 6.5/9 (Rating Performance: 2613)
      • Gopal finished 34th with a score of 6.0/9 (Rating Performance: 2622)
      • Gupta finished 75th with a score of 6.0/9 (Rating Performance: 2423)

    Friday, February 19, 2010

    Cappelle la Grande - Rd 7, Rd 8 & World Blitz Preliminaries

    Ratings updated.......
    • Cappelle la Grande - Rd 7
      • Gopal (5.0/7) lost his game while Negi (5.5/7), Chanda (5.0/7) & Gupta (4.0/7) won their games
      • Negi is sharing 4nd spot with 7 other players, half a point behind the leaders

    • Cappelle la Grande - Rd 8
      • Gopal (5.5/7) drew his game while Negi (6.5/8), Chanda (6.0/8) & Gupta (5.0/8) won their games
      • Negi is sharing 2nd spot with 1 other player, half a point behind the leader
      • Negi is up against the current leader and has white pieces and has a chance to finish top if he can win this round

    • Cappelle la Grande - Rd 9 pairings (Games will start at 9 AM GMT - Live Games - Top 20 boards)
      • Parimarjan Negi (2621) - Yaroslav Zherebukh (2527)
      • Sandipan Chanda (2622) - Grzegorz Gajewski (2568)
      • Sebastian Bogner (2494) - GN Gopal (2584)
      • Gerhard Lorscheid (2348) - Abhijeet Gupta (2577)
       
    • World Blitz Preliminaries
      • Vachier-Lagrave, Bu Xiangzhi, Nepomniachtchi, Rauf Mamedov, Boris Savchenko & Boris Grachev qualified for the finals
      • Sasikiran was sharing 2nd spot after 5 rounds, but finished 30th after the 9th round with a score of 11.0/18
        • Sasi won 2.0-0.0 against Azat Sharafiev (2439) in Rd 2, Ivan Salgado Lopez (2584) in Rd 4 & Alexei Gubajdullin (2296) in Rd 5
        • Sasi won 1.5-0.5 against Roman Nechepurenko (2509) in Rd 1
        • Sasi tied with 1.0-1.0 against Evgeniy Najer (2665) in Rd 6 & Dmitry Andreikin (2635) in Rd 8
        • Sasi lost 0.5-1.5 to Maxim Rodshtein (2622) in Rd 3, Loek Van Wely (2641) in Rd 7 & Mikhail Kobalia (2637) in Rd 9

    Wednesday, February 17, 2010

    Aeroflot - Rd 9 (Completed) & Cappelle la Grande - Rd 6

    Ratings updated.......

    • Aeroflot - Rd 8
      • Sasikiran lost to GM Alexander Motylev (2697)
      • Sasikiran's live rating after this tournament is 2686.1 and most likely this will be his rating for the March List

    • Cappelle la Grande - Rd 6
      • Gopal (5.0/6) & Negi (4.5/6) won their games, Chanda (4.0/6) drew his game while Gupta (3.0/6) lost his game
      • Gopal is performing at 2762 and is sharing the 2nd spot with 5 other players while Negi is performing at 2633
    • Cappelle la Grande - Rd 7 pairings (Games will start at 1 PM GMT - Live Games - Top 20 boards)
      • Julian Radulski (2577) - GN Gopal (2584)
      • Parimarjan Negi (2621) - Kamil Dragun (2300)
      • Sandipan Chanda (2622) - Jean Hebert (2418)
      • Abhijeet Gupta (2577) - Jean-Paul Maupin (2108)

    Tuesday, February 16, 2010

    Aeroflot - Rd 8 & Cappelle la Grande - Rd 5

    Ratings updated........

    • Aeroflot - Rd 8
      • Sasikiran drew with GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (2730)
      • Sasikiran's live rating after this draw is 2690.5
    • Aeroflot - Rd 9 pairings (Games will start at 12 Noon GMT - Live Games
      • Krishnan Sasikiran - GM Alexander Motylev (2697)
      • Sasikiran will gain 5.6 Elo to get to 2696.1, if he can win this round

    • Cappelle la Grande - Rd 5
      • Gopal (4.0/5) & Negi (3.5/5) drew while Chanda (3.5/5) & Gupta (3.0/5) won their games
      • Gopal is sharing 2nd spot with 25 other players
    • Cappelle la Grande - Rd 6 pairings (Games will start at 1 PM GMT - Live Games - Top 20 boards)
      • GN Gopal - Alexandr Kharitonov (2538)
      • Sandipan Chanda - Jorge Cori (2483)
      • Igor Naumkin (2484) - Parimarjan Negi
      • David Klein (2262) - Abhijeet Gupta

    Monday, February 15, 2010

    Cappelle la Grande - Rd 4

    Ratings updated...........

    • Cappelle la Grande - Rd 4
      • Gopal (3.5/4), Negi (3.0/4) & Chanda (2.5/4) won their games while Gupta (2.0/4) drew his game
      • Gopal is sharing 2nd spot with 7 other players
    • Cappelle la Grande - Rd 5 pairings (Games will start at 1 PM GMT - Live Games - Top 20 boards)
      • Amin Bassem (2544) - GN Gopal
      • Parimarjan Negi - Jean-Luc Chabanon (2445)
      • Jusefs Petkevich (2392) - Sandipan Chanda
      • Abhijeet Gupta - Felix Stips (2209)

    Aeroflot - Rd 7 & Cappelle la Grande - Rd 3

    Ratings updated...........

    • Aeroflot - Rd 7
      • Sasikiran drew with GM Bacrot (2713)
      • Sasikiran's live rating after round 7 is 2689.4
    • Aeroflot - Rd 8 pairings (Games will start at 12 Noon GMT - Live Games)
      • Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (2730) - Krishnan Sasikiran
      • Sasikiran will gain 6.1 Elo to get to 2695.5, if he can win this round
    • Cappelle la Grande - Rd 3
      • Gopal & Negi drew their games while Chanda & Gupta lost to lowly rated opponents
    • Cappelle la Grande - Rd 4 pairings (Games in progress - Live Games - Top 20 boards)
      • GN Gopal - Nils Grandelius (2515)
      • Sampsa Nyysti (2363) - Parimarjan Negi
      • Sandipan Chanda - Arthur Guenthner (1858)
      • Arlette Van Weersel (2179) - Abhijeet Gupta

    Sunday, February 14, 2010

    Aeroflot - Rd 6 & Cappelle la Grande - Rd 2

    Ratings updated...........

    • Aeroflot - Rd 6
      • Sasikiran drew with GM Boris Savchenko (2638)
      • 4.0/6 with a Performance rating of 2726
      • Sasikiran's current live rating is 2688.6
    • Aeroflot - Rd 7 pairings (Games will start at 12 Noon GMT - Live Games)
      • Krishnan Sasikiran - Etienne Bacrot
      • A win for Sasi will see him gain 5.8 Elo taking his live rating to 2694.4
    • Cappelle la Grande - Rd 2
      • Chanda, Negi & Gupta drew with lowly rated opponents
      • Gopal won his game and is in joint lead with 2.0/2 along with 21 other players 

    •  Cappelle la Grande - Rd 3 pairings (Games will start at 8 AM GMT - Live Games - Top 20 boards)
      • Manuel Rivas Pastor (2531) - GN Gopal
      • Sebastian Bogner (2494) - Sandipan Chanda
      • Parimarjan Negi - Bogdan Lalic (2494)
      • Abhijeet Gupta - David Housieaux (2423)

    Saturday, February 13, 2010

    Cappelle la Grande - Rd 1

    Ratings updated.....

    • Chanda, Negi, Gopal & Gupta won their Rd 1 games and are in the lead with 81 other players
    • Gopal has crossed the 2600 mark for the first time in the live ratings.
    • Round 2 pairings (Games will start at 3 PM GMT)
      • Sandipan Chanda - Reynaldo Vera Gonzalez-Queved 2499
      • Jean-Pierre Le Roux 2497 - Parimarjan Negi
      • GN Gopal - Vasile Sanduleac 2466
      • Jean-Luc Chabanon 2445 - Abhijeet Gupta

    (Indian) National Club Team Chess Championship from 21-Feb-2010

    The (Indian) National Club Team Chess Championship will be held from 21-Feb-2010 to 28-Feb-2010.

    The top 2 teams from this Championship (since there are less than 20 GMs participating) will be eligible to participate in the World Club Cup to be held from 11th to 20th July in Dubai

    Below is the list of Grand Masters scheduled to participate in this tournament:
    • Sasikiran
    • Parimarjan Negi
    • Arun Prasad
    • Abhijit Kunte
    • S Kidambi
    • Deepan Chakarvarthy
    • RR Laxman
    • Sriram Jha
    • Tejas Bakre
    More information & schedule is available at the below links....

    http://haryanachess.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=52&Itemid=55

    http://www.indianchessfed.org/News/2010/nationals2010/nationalteam/Confirmedlistofparticipants.asp

    Aeroflot - Rd 5 & Cappelle la Grande - Rd 1 Live

    Ratings updated.........

    • Aeroflot - Rd 5
      • Sasikiran drew his game with GM Cheparinov (2660) and is at 3.5/5 still half a point behind the leaders
      • Sasikiran's live rating after Rd 5 is 2688.8, still 4 rounds to go and if Sasi can win 2 of those rounds, he has a chance to touch the 2700 mark for the March rating list.....
    • Cappelle la Grande - Rd 1 Live games here
      • Vladimir Sveshnikov (2381) - Sandipan Chanda (2622)
      • Parimarjan Negi (2621) - Cor Van Dongen (2380)
      • Stefan Kuipers (2340) - G N Gopal (2584)
      • Abhijeet Gupta (2577) - Ivan Kuhlmann Nogueira (2335)

    Friday, February 12, 2010

    Aeroflot - Rd 4

    Ratings updated......

    Sasikiran won and is at 3.0/4 and is sharing the 3rd spot with 5 others, half a point behind the 2 leaders....

    Thursday, February 11, 2010

    Aeroflot - Rd 3

    Ratings updated.......

    • Sasikiran drew his game with GM Weiqi Zhou (2600) and has a score of 2.0/3

    Wednesday, February 10, 2010

    Tuesday, February 9, 2010

    Aeroflot Open - Live

    Games will start in 30 minutes from now...

    Live games

    Rd 1 pairings involving Indians

    • A1 Group
      • GM Melkumyan, Hrant 0.0 ARM 2583 GM Sasikiran, Krishnan 0.0 IND 2653
    • A2 Group
      • IM Ashwin, Jayaram 0.0 IND 2434 GM Nikolenko, Oleg 0.0 RUS 2536
      • WGM Karavade, Eesha w 0.0 IND 2405 GM Glek, Igor 0.0 GER 2483
      • Arslanov, Shamil 0.0 RUS 2403 IM Harika, Dronavalli w 0.0 IND 2471

    Sunday, February 7, 2010

    Moscow Rd 9

    Ratings updated........

    Sasikiran drew his game with GM Bareev (2643) in an opposite color bishop ending and finished with a score of 6.5/9 for joint 5th position....

    Next up, he will be playing in the A1 group of Aeroflot Open. The games will start from 9th Feb here

    Saturday, February 6, 2010

    Moscow Rd 8

    Ratings updated........

    Sasikiran lost his game to GM Le Quang Liem (2647)

    Friday, February 5, 2010

    Moscow Rd 7 - Sasikiran in sole lead

    Sasikiran won his Rd 7 game against GM Dmitry Andreikin (2635) and is in sole lead with a score of 6.0/7 and a Rating Performance of 2841. He is scheduled to play GM Le Quang Liem (2648) in the penultimate round of the tournament. With just 2 rounds to go he is half a point ahead of the other contenders and it is his tournament to lose from here.

    Sasikiran had an amazing run of success during the last 2 months where he played Asian Team Championship, World Team Championship & is now playing in Moscow Open. Sasikiran will continue his Russa trip by playing in the A1 Group of the Aeroflot Open.

    Sasikiran's current live rating is 2688.1 which is a gain of 35.1 over his Jan rating and he has gained 13.8 elo from the Moscow open so far.

    All the best Sasi, to touch that 2700 mark again, which is possible before the March rating list if he can finish this tournament and contine the good form he is in into the Aeroflot Open.......

    Keep watching this space for more updates....

    Thursday, February 4, 2010

    Update: Chennai Open Rd 11, Moscow Open Rd 6, Gibraltar Rd 10

    Ratings have been updated....


    • Chennai Open Rd 11
      • Arun Prasad drew his last round game with Saptarshi Roy Chowdhury and finished with 7.5/11 to share 23-50 position
      • M R Lalith Babu drew his last round with Richard Bitoon (PHI, 2458) and finished for shared 2-4 position along with R Siddharth & Ziaur Rahman with a score of 9.0/11
    • Moscow Open Rd 6
      • Sasikiran won his game against GM Denis Khismatullin (2651) and is in joint lead with 4 others with a score of 5.0/6. Sasikiran is up against GM Dmitry Andreikin (2635) in the 7th round
    • Gibraltar Rd 10
      • Sandipan Chanda won his last round game against IM Lela Javakhishvili (2493) and finished joint first with 8 others with a score of 7.5/10
        • Sandipan lost to GM Vallejo Pons (2705) in the semi final of the play-offs (4 players with the highest Rating Performance qualified) and ended up 4th in the final standings
      • Koneru Humpy drew with IM Drasko Boskovic (2454) and finished shared 10-20 position with a score of 7.0/10
        • Humpy finished 2nd behind WGM Natalia Zhukova (2462) in the Women's players on performance rating
      • G N Gopal defeated GM Antoneta Stefanova (2545) finished joint first with 8 others with a score of 7.5/10
      • D Harika won against Andre Gordon (2308) and finished with a score of 6.5/10
      • Tania Sachdev lost to GM Vinay Bhat (2540) and finished with a score of 5.5/10
      • Eesha Karavade won against Chukwuka Allor (2100) and finished with a score of 6.5/10
      • Saravanan won against Michael Tscharotshkin and finished with a score of 6.0/10
      • Kruttika Nadig won against Alan Byron and finished with a score of 5.0/10

    Wednesday, February 3, 2010

    Ratings Updated....

    Ratings have been updated after Chennai Open Rd 11, Moscow Open Rd 5 & Gibraltar Rd 10.

    • Gibraltar
      • Chanda, Humpy & Gopal are tied for 5-18 positions with 6.5/10, half-a-point behind the leaders before the last round
      • 6 of the top board games of Gibraltar Rd 11 will be starting at 10:00 AM local time
      • Other boards will start at the regular time


    •  Moscow Open
      • Sasikiran is tied for 2-15 position with 4.0/5

    Monday, February 1, 2010

    Update: Chennai Open Rd 9, Moscow Open Rd 3, Gibraltar Rd 7

    Ratings have been updated....
    • Chennai Open Rd 9
      • Arun Prasad lost to Vikramaditya Kamble
      • M R Lalith Babu came back into contention with a win against Shyam Nikil after his last round loss to the leader Maxim Turov

    • Moscow Open Rd 3
      • Sasikiran won his game against Andrei Belozerov (2488) and is up against GM Aleksandr Shimanov (2535) in the 4th round

    • Gibraltar Rd 7
      • Sandipan Chanda drew with GM Jan Gustafsson (2627) and is in joint lead with 5.5/7
      • Koneru Humpy won against GM Namig Guliyev (2516) and is in joint lead with 5.5/7
      • G N Gopal drew his game with GM Michael Hoffman (2508) and has 5.0/7
      • D Harika lost to GM Stelios Halkias (2566) and has 4.5/7
      • Tania Sachdev won and has 4.5/7
      • Eesha Karavade drew her game and is at 4.0/7
      • Saravanan lost and is at 4.0/7
      • Kruttika Nadig won and is at 3.5/7

    Sunday, January 31, 2010

    Ratings updated

    After the last round of Corus, Chennai Open Rd 8, Gibraltar Rd 6 & Moscow Open Rd 2

    Friday, January 29, 2010

    Corus Rd 11, Gibraltar Rd 4 & Moscow Preview

    Ratings updated after Corus Rd 11 & Gibraltar Rd 4

    Corus Rd 11
    • Anand drew after 15 moves against Smeets
    • Hari drew with Ni Hua
    • Negi ended up halving the point in a rook & pawn end game against Sutovsky
    • Abhijeet Gupta won against Grandelius
    • Soumya lost to Bok
    Gibraltar Rd 4
    • Chanda won against GM Falko Bindrich (2512)
    • Humpy won against GM Hoffman (2508)
    • Gopal won against IM Javakhishvili (2493)
    • Kruttika Nadig lost to GM Jon Speelman (2525)
    • Harika won against Terry Chapman (2221)
    • Saravanan won against Nilsen (2152)
    • Eesha Karavade won against Carsten Byrn (2171)
    • Tania drew with Gandrud (2158)
    With this result Chanda, Humpy & Gopal are in join lead with a score of 3.5/4 along with 7 others.

    Key Round 5 pairings (involving Indians) Live Games

    • GM Sandipan, Chanda 3.5 IND 2622 GM Bacrot, Etienne 3.5 FRA 2713
    • GM Adams, Michael 3.5 ENG 2694 GM Koneru, Humpy 3.5 IND 2614
    • GM Gustafsson, Jan 3.5 GER 2627 GM Geetha Narayanan Gopal 3.5 IND 2584
    • IM Harika, Dronavalli 3.0 IND 2471 GM Vallejo Pons, Francisco 3.0 ESP 2705

    Moscow Open Preview

    Rd 1 to start on 30-Jan 8:00 AM EST

    • GM Sasikiran Krishnan (2653) is up against Borisenko Andrei (2420)

    Ratings updated after Chennai Open Rd 6

    GM Arun Prasad won his game against Navin Kanna (2271)

    IM M R Lalith Babu (2457) won his game against GM Alexander Zubarev (2544) and GM Deepan Chakkravarthy (2492) won against Swapnil Dhopade (2429) to share 2-4 positions with GM Dmitry Kryakvin (2575). GM Maxim Turov (2584) leads with 6.0/6

    Key Rd 7 pairings

    2 GM Turov Maxim 6 5½ GM Kryakvin Dmitry 3

    21 IM Lalith Babu M R 5½ 5½ GM Deepan Chakkravarthy J 15

    6 GM Rahman Ziaur 5 5 IM Venkatesh M R 27

    26 IM Ashwin Jayaram 5 5 GM Kravtsiv Martyn 7

    29 Siddharth R 5 5 GM Jumabayev Rinat 9

    10 GM Sundararajan Kidambi 5 5 FM Shyam Nikil P 39

    12 GM Dzhumaev Marat 5 5 IM Deshmukh Anup 75

    32 IM Roy Chowdhury Saptarshi 5 5 IM Satyapragyan Swayangsu 17

    36 Anwesh Upadhyaya 5 5 IM Bitoon Richard 19

    40 Palit Somak 5 5 GM Manik Mikulas 23

    24 IM Dimakiling Oliver 5 5 IM Kamble Vikramaditya 45

    50 Arun Karthik R 4½ 4½ GM Arun Prasad S 5

    Thursday, January 28, 2010

    Ratings updated

    Ratings have been updated after Corus Rd 10, Chennai Open Rd 5 & Gibraltar Rd 3

    Tuesday, January 26, 2010

    Sasikiran to play back to back tournaments in Russia

    Indian GM Krishnan Sasikiran is scheduled to play back to back tournaments in Russia. He will be playing in Group 'A' of the Moscow Open starting from 30-Jan and ending on 07-Feb.

    Sasikiran will continue his stay in Russia by participating in Group 'A1' of the premier Aeroflot Open from 08-Feb. Other Indian players confirmed so far to play at Aeroflot are IM Dronavalli Harika, IM Ashwin Jayaram & WGM Eesha Karavade.

    Sasikiran's current live rating is 2674.2 and if he can get good results in these 2 tournaments, he can hope to get closer to the 2700 one more time. The highest career rating Sasikiran has ever achieved in his career was 2711.

    All the best to the Indian players for these two tournaments. I will be updating the live ratings as soon as I can after the rounds are finished each day.

    Gibraltar Rd 1, Chennai Rds 2 & 3, Corus Rd 9

    Ratings have been updated.......

    Gibraltar Rd 1
    • Chanda, Humpy, Gopal, Harika, Tania, Saravanan & Kruttika have won their first round games as expected. Eesha Karavade drew her game.
    Chennai Rd 2
    • Arun Prasad lost to Sayantan Das (rated 2204)
    Chennai Rd 3
    • Arun Prasad won his game against L Barath (rated 1877)
    • 24 players still going strong with 100% points after 3 rounds
    Corus Rd 9
    • Anand tried but ended the day with the 9th consecutive draw against Tiviakov
    • Harikrishna drew with Nisipeanu
    • Negi won well against Reinderman
    • Abhijeet Gupta unexpectedly lost his game against van Kampen and lost a chance to go into the lead
    • Soumya drew a pawn up end game

    Monday, January 25, 2010

    8th Gibraltar Chess Festival has started........

    Round 1 pairings here

    Live games here (will start at 9:00 AM EST, about 9 hours from now....)

    Live commentary here

    Top 20 players:


    1 GM Bacrot, Etienne FRA 2713

    2 GM Movsesian, Sergei SVK 2708
    3 GM Vallejo Pons, Francisco ESP 2705

    4 GM Adams, Michael ENG 2694
    5 GM Kamsky, Gata USA 2693

    6 GM Fressinet, Laurent FRA 2670
    7 GM Fridman, Daniel GER 2654

    8 GM Gustafsson, Jan GER 2627
    9 GM Sandipan, Chanda IND 2622

    10 GM Koneru, Humpy IND 2614

    11 GM Edouard, Romain FRA 2608
    12 GM Istratescu, Andrei ROU 2607

    13 GM Lopez Martinez, Josep Manu ESP 2593
    14 GM Geetha Narayanan Gopal IND 2584

    15 GM Felgaer, Ruben ARG 2573
    16 GM Halkias, Stelios GRE 2566

    17 IM Lenderman, Alex USA 2560
    18 GM Lemos, Damian ARG 2556

    19 GM Malakhatko, Vadim BEL 2549
    20 GM Stefanova, Antoaneta BUL 2545

    Chennai Open Round 1

    Ratings have been updated after Rd 1 of Chennai Open.

    Arun Prasad won his game.

    Chennai Open - Live Games....

    Rd 1 Pairings here

    Live games here & here

    Sunday, January 24, 2010

    Corus Rd 8 Update

    Ratings updated after corus rd 8....

     
    An average day again for the indians today........

     
    • Anand took another draw with Ivanchuk today and I predict that he will finish the tournament with 13 draws as a preparation for his World Championship match against Topalov in April
    • Negi halved the point against Nisipeanu 
    • Harikrishna tried hard to translate his material advantage to a full point, but ended the day with a looooong draw 
    • Abhijeet Gupta drew with Li Chao and both of them are in joint second position with 5.5/8 
    • Soumya looked like having a winning advantage against Lie, but ended the day with a draw and is tied for last place in the group with 1.5/8

     
    Round 9 pairings (26-Jan-2010): Live Games
    (Note: 25th is a rest day)

     
    • S. Tiviakov - V. Anand
    • P. Negi - D. Reinderman
    • P. Harikrishna - L. Nisipeanu
    • R. van Kampen - A. Gupta
    •  Z. Peng - S. Swaminathan

    Saturday, January 23, 2010

    Corus Round 7 Update.....

    Ratings updated after corus rd 7....

    An OK day for the indians today........

    • Anand took the draw with Caruana as is the norm for him in this tournament
    • Negi looked like winning against Hari, but couldn't get the full point home
    • Abhijeet Gupta won his game against the lowest rated Plukkel and is in joint second position with 5/7
    • Soumya had some advantage, but ended the day with a draw
    Round 8 pairings (24-Jan-2010): Live Games
    • V. Anand - V. Ivanchuk
    • E. l'Ami - P. Harikrishna
    • L. Nisipeanu - P. Negi
    • A. Gupta - L. Chao
    • S. Swaminathan - K. Lie

    Friday, January 22, 2010

    After Corus Rd 6....

    Updated ratings after the 6th round of Corus Chess........

    Not a great day for Indians in Corus today.......

    Anand took a quick draw with Carlsen....
    Hari pressed hard for close to 90 moves against Akobian, but couldn't get the full point.....
    Negi lost to l'Ami..........
    Abhijeet Gupta won against Vocaturo in a not-so-perfect game for both players.......
    Soumya lost to van Kampen

    Ratings updated.....

    Parsvnath Open finished.....

    Ratings updated.......

    Thursday, January 21, 2010

    Thursday, January 14, 2010

    Latest Top List......

    This is how the list looks as of now.......
    1. Anand 2787.7 (2790 -2.3)
    2. Sasikiran 2674.2 (2653 +9 +12.2)
    3. Ganguly 2671.9 (2654 + 3.6 +14.3)
    4. Harikrishna 2661.0 (2672 -0.6 -3.3 -7.1)
    5. Negi 2625.6 (2621 +6.1 -1.5)
    6. Chanda 2622
    7. Humpy 2614
    8. Gopal 2589.2 (2584 +5.2)
    9. Abhijeet Gupta 2574.1 (2577 -2.9)
    10. Arun Prasad 2564.9 (2567 +2.5 -4.6)
    Note: Only 2550+ players listed
    Events considered after the Jan Rating List.........
    Upcoming & Current Events...........

    First one........

    My first post in my first blog.

    I am planning to maintain the Live rating of top Indian chess players here based on my schedule and the information I can gather about the tournaments.....