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Kevin Bonham
10-10-2007, 07:56 PM
FIDE October 2007 Rating List
Rank Name Title Country Rating Games B-Year
1 Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2801 21 1969
2 Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 2787 20 1969
3 Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2785 21 1975
4 Topalov, Veselin g BUL 2769 0 1975
5 Leko, Peter g HUN 2755 21 1979
6 Morozevich, Alexander g RUS 2755 19 1977
7 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar g AZE 2752 11 1985
8 Radjabov, Teimour g AZE 2742 9 1987
9 Aronian, Levon g ARM 2741 14 1982
10 Shirov, Alexei g ESP 2739 11 1972

eclectic
10-10-2007, 08:02 PM
the ratings spread of the three is not that significant but i've got a soft spot for ivanchuk who tends to be a mercurial chess player

it would be safe to say that his listed rating indicates his promise

whether or not he can always deliver is another thing

Aaron Guthrie
10-10-2007, 08:05 PM
the ratings spread of the three is not that significant but i've got a soft spot for ivanchuk who tends to be a mercurial chess player

it would be safe to say that his listed rating indicates his promise

whether or not he can always deliver is another thingHe is my favorite. But it seems the only thing I really learnt from him was how to occasionally lose a game really quickly!

WhiteElephant
10-10-2007, 08:13 PM
Ivanchuk is a legend. He has been consistently delivering the goods of late which is why his rating is where it is. Ok so he hasn't had many games against the top guys recently but you can only win against the opposition that is in front of you. Wonder what damage he would have caused had he played in the World Champs. Can't wait for him to kick some top 10 butts next time he plays them.

He was also doing well on Board 1 in the recent European Teams Championships till the last round loss to Radjabov.

Denis_Jessop
12-10-2007, 09:36 PM
It must be credible - it was calculated using Elo :hmm: :lol: :doh:

DJ