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, 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