Page 1 of 7 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 101
  1. #1
    Monster of the deep Kevin Bonham's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    37,716

    Unofficial Live Top Lists thread

    http://chess.liverating.org/
    Supplanted by www.2700chess.com

    The Live Top List is an unofficial chess rating list that intends to cover all players with a current, live rating above 2700 in the FIDE rating system. The official FIDE list is published 4 times each year, while this list is updated and published as games and tournaments are being played, typically with daily updates during tournaments featuring top players.
    There is so much discussion about the "live top list" that it seems that for some it has now taken over from the official FIDE list issued every three months. [EDIT 2012: FIDE now issue monthly.] This is not surprising given that tennis and golf update world ratings weekly; the slow pace of chess doing so creates a natural gap for something like the Live Top List to move into. At the same time, the Live Top List itself is somewhat anachronistic, because while it updates immediately, its updates are based on opponent ratings that can be up to three months old, so it is bound to be less predictively accurate than a system fully updated more often, except for its ability to predict player's next FIDE rating, all else being equal.

    The Live Top List started on April 23 this year. I will attempt to update this post on an ongoing basis to reflect a full history of changes of occupant of the "live #1 rating" since then, together with the rating of the new "live #1" at the time they gained that rating.

    The current chopping and changing in my view reflects the present post-Kasparov "interregnum" in world chess strength at the top, a situation that may well last until Carlsen (or some other young gun) gets strong enough to move clear of the previous generation.

    23 April 2008: Anand 2798.1
    24 Aug 2008: Morozevich 2798.9
    25 Aug 2008: Anand 2798.0
    5 Sep 2008: Carlsen 2791.3
    10 Sep 2008: Ivanchuk 2791.3
    13 Sep 2008: Topalov 2790.6
    14 Nov 2009: Carlsen 2805.7
    19 Feb 2010: Topalov 2814.7
    23 Feb 2010: Carlsen 2812.9
    24 April 2010: Topalov 2816.9
    25 April 2010: Carlsen 2813.0
    10 Oct 2010: Anand 2804.7
    20 Oct 2010: Carlsen 2805.0
    22 Oct 2010: Anand 2808.3 (tied with Carlsen)
    23 Oct 2010: Carlsen 2806.8
    08 Dec 2010: Anand 2807.5
    09 Dec 2010: Carlsen 2808.8
    10 Dec 2010: Anand 2810.0
    14 Dec 2010: Carlsen 2810.3
    15 Jan 2011: Anand 2814.1
    11 June 2011: Carlsen 2819.4

    The highest live rating yet recorded is by Carlsen, 2889.2, on 21 April 2014 (Kasparov's peak was probably 2856.7 or 2855.9, depending on method and Kasparov's peak official rating was 2851).
    Last edited by Kevin Bonham; 24-04-2014 at 10:33 PM.

  2. #2
    Monster of the deep Kevin Bonham's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    37,716
    Well, so much for that "chopping and changing". Topalov, now with a live rating of 2813, will complete an uninterrupted year at the top tomorrow. He leads Anand by 25 points with Aronian threatening to move into second.

  3. #3
    Monster of the deep Kevin Bonham's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    37,716
    Carlsen to #1, leading Topalov by .6 of a point. Topalov had been #1 uninterrupted for 14 months and 1 day.

  4. #4
    Monster of the deep Kevin Bonham's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    37,716
    Topalov has just recaptured the lead.

  5. #5
    Monster of the deep Kevin Bonham's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    37,716
    With Carlsen and Topalov so close, Topalov took the lead by winning game 1 against Anand then lost it back by losing game 2.

  6. #6
    CC Grandmaster ER's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Melbourne - Australia
    Posts
    11,704
    what's the position after last night's draw?
    ACF 3118316
    FIDE 3201457

  7. #7
    Monster of the deep Kevin Bonham's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    37,716
    It hasn't had its daily update yet but Topalov may fall a fraction of a point further behind since Anand was marginally lower-rated than him at the start of this period. Topalov will not gain from any draws, but if he gets a win before Anand does he will retake the lead.

  8. #8
    CC Grandmaster ER's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Melbourne - Australia
    Posts
    11,704
    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham
    It hasn't had its daily update yet but Topalov may fall a fraction of a point further behind since Anand was marginally lower-rated than him ...)
    Yes, I was expecting that just wanted to make sure, thanks!
    ACF 3118316
    FIDE 3201457

  9. #9
    Monster of the deep Kevin Bonham's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    37,716
    After almost six months at the top with a peak of 2827.3, Carlsen has dropped below 2800 on the LTL with a shocker in the Olympiad and losses in the first two rounds of Bilbao, and hands over the Live #1 position to World Champion Anand.

  10. #10
    CC Grandmaster antichrist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    17,201
    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham
    After almost six months at the top with a peak of 2827.3, Carlsen has dropped below 2800 on the LTL with a shocker in the Olympiad and losses in the first two rounds of Bilbao, and hands over the Live #1 position to World Champion Anand.
    No Tiger Woods-like scandal to bring him down has there?

  11. #11
    CC Grandmaster Tony Dowden's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Brisbane, QLD
    Posts
    2,523
    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham
    After almost six months at the top with a peak of 2827.3, Carlsen has dropped below 2800 on the LTL with a shocker in the Olympiad and losses in the first two rounds of Bilbao, and hands over the Live #1 position to World Champion Anand.
    Ironically this dip in form (or loss of focus) could be the spur Carlsen needs to become more single-minded and do what it takes to win the world title.
    Fischer visiting Tal in hospital - Curaçao 1962

    "You must take your opponent into a deep dark forest where 2+2=5, and the path leading out is only wide enough for one." - Mikhail Tal
    "Best by test" (on 1.e4) - Bobby Fischer

  12. #12
    CC Grandmaster ER's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Melbourne - Australia
    Posts
    11,704
    Go Alexei!
    ACF 3118316
    FIDE 3201457

  13. #13
    CC Grandmaster Tony Dowden's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Brisbane, QLD
    Posts
    2,523
    I see Levon Aronian has just crashed through the 2800 barrier

    I wonder if as an Armenian he is extra motivated to do well and stay ahead of the Azeri troika?

  14. #14
    CC Grandmaster Garvinator's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    13,075
    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Dowden
    I see Levon Aronian has just crashed through the 2800 barrier
    With rating inflation, another 10 players will be in the 2800's in the next few years.

  15. #15
    CC Grandmaster antichrist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    17,201
    But the Gold Coast chess mob is upset that when he visited GC he never popped in to say "Hi - ow you goin - would you like a simul"

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Charles Robert Darwin 1809-1882
    By antichrist in forum Religion and Science
    Replies: 150
    Last Post: 04-09-2013, 02:18 PM
  2. Rapid and blitz rating lists
    By Banda in forum Ratings Arena
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 28-11-2011, 12:56 PM
  3. Rules of thread splitting- basic rights
    By firegoat7 in forum Non-Chess
    Replies: 166
    Last Post: 23-02-2005, 08:37 AM
  4. Replies: 51
    Last Post: 20-02-2005, 02:04 PM
  5. no more lists till sunday at the earliest.
    By Garvinator in forum Mt Buller Chess
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-12-2004, 11:25 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •