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 ()
  • Sunday, January 31, 2010

    Ratings updated

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

    Saturday, January 30, 2010

    Ratings updated

    After Chennai Open Rd 7, Corus Rd 12, Moscow Open Rd 1 & Gibraltar Rd 5

    Live Games

    Moscow Open

    Gibraltar

    Corus

    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.....