India Leads With Most Players In List

India Leads With Most Players In List
By Arvind Aaron

India continued to lead the FIDE February 2016 rating list with 54255 players, ahead of all nations. Russian number is 52291, which is 1964 players lower than India. There are five Indians in the World Top 100 and six women in the Women’s Top 100.

The world top 10 players did not have a single rating game last month and as such their ratings remain status quo in the February 2016 list. Only one player, Pentala Harikrishna had two rating games among the world top 20 and he maintained his World No.14 rank.

Indians in the World Top 100: Anand (8), Harikrishna (14), Negi (82), Ganguly (89), Adhiban (99). Indian women in the World Top 100: Humpy (2), Harika (11), Padmini Rout (54), Eesha Karavade (68), Vijayalakshmi (77), Tania Sachdev (100).

World Top 10

The World Top 10: 1 Carlsen (Nor) 2844, 2 Kramnik (Rus) 2801, 3 Giri (Ned) 2798, 4 Aronian (Arm) 2792, 5 Caruana (USA) 2787, 6 Nakamura (USA) 2787, 7 Vachier-Lagrave (Fra) 2785, 8 Anand (Ind) 2784, 9 Topalov (Bul) 2780, 10 So (USA) 2773.

The World Top 10 (Women): 1 Hou Yifan (Chn) 2673, 2 Humpy (Ind) 2583, 3 Ju Wenjun (Chn) 2558, 4 A Kosteniuk (Rus) 2554, 5 M Muzychuk (Ukr) 2554, 6 Anna Muzychuk (Ukr) 2537, 7 Cmilyte (Ltu) 2536, 8 Dzagnidze (Geo) 2529, 9 Lagno (Rus) 2529, 10 Pia Cramling (Swe) 2521, 11 Harika 2511.

Indian Top 10

Indian top 10: Anand 2784, Harikrishna 2753, Negi 2664, Ganguly 2660, Adhiban 2653, Vidit 2642, Sethuraman 2639, Sasikiran 2632, Abhijeet Gupta 2613, Chanda 2583.

Indian top 10 (women): Humpy 2583, Harika 2511, Padmini Rout 2420, Karavade 2400, Vijayalakshmi 2382, Tania 2366, Soumya Swaminathan 2345, R Vaishali 2332, Gomes 2312, Raghavi 2290.

Country Ranks

Top countries (average rating of top 10 players): 1 Russia, 2 China, 3 Ukraine, 4 USA, 5 India, 6 France, 7 Armenia, 8 Hungary, 9 Azerbaijan, 10 Poland.
Top countries (women): 1 Russia, 2 China, 3 Georgia, 4 Ukraine, 5 India, 6 Poland, 7 Germany, 8 Hungary, 9 France, 10 USA.

Players In Elo List

Players in the Feb 2016 rating list (rated and unrated): India 54255, Russia 52291, France 42912, Spain 37632, Germany 31193,
Players in the Feb 2016 rating list (rated only): Russia 23897, Germany 20942, India, 20668, Spain 17518, France 16459.