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Check out the current top 20 in the world in the list that follows.
No doubt, the reigning world champion is still on top with 2855, up 4 points from last month. But Vladimir Kramnik, from last month’s 2801, gained 11 more ELO points to take the second spot from Fabiano Caruana for this month’s official FIDE Ratings List June 2016.
Wesley So, although lost 5 points by virtue of his game 3 loss to Ding Liren, is still at No. 10, but now tied with Vishy Anand.
Here’s the current top 20 in the world:
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Chessbase lists the complete top 100 and discusses about the top climbers and descenders in the list, among others.
Praggnanandhaa is the youngest chess IM so far at 10 years and 10 months old.
Praggnanandhaa is just 10 years and 10 months old, and he is about to receive his IM title soon, as he recently earned his third and final IM norm in Bhubaneswar in India.
The New Indian Express writes:
A couple of years on, the kid who slept during a game is one of the biggest stories in world chess. The 10-year-old from Chennai achieved his third and final International Master (IM) norm after beating a Grandmaster and holding two others at the KIIT International Festival of Chess in Bhubaneswar.
When I was 10 years old, I have yet to learn how to play the game of chess.
Thus, R Praggnanandhaa has at most 21 months to finish his GM norms in order to beat the current youngest GM ever, the challenger in this year’s world championship, Sergey Karjakin. We’re eager to watch out for that if he could indeed make it.
For your reference, the following is the list of the youngest GM’s, their age when they achieved them, their birthyears, and the year they achieved their GM title. Check out the list after the jump »
Remember that super game by GM Wesley So? This is how it unfolded.
Watch how the Round 10 unfolded between Wesley So and Garry Kasparov of the US Ultimate Blitz Challenge 2016. After Wesley So smothered him in this blitz game, perhaps out of frustration or embarrassment (who knows?) — Garry Kasparov walked out immediately of the playing hall. Check out also how the commentators described how astonishing Wesley was playing in this game.
Wesley So lost 5 ELO points, while Ding Liren gained 5 to move past Anish Giri and Sergey Karjakin.
Apparently, that event was rated. Continue reading “Ding Liren Inches Up Two Spots in the Live Ratings”
Ding Liren indeed drew blood in the 3rd game. He wins the match at 2.5-1.5. Replay all the 4 games below.
It can be recalled that the first two games ended in draws.
In the third match, someone indeed drew blood.
Playing as white, GM Ding Liren of China defeated GM Wesley So of USA in a Queen’s Gambit Declined in Game 3 of the 2016 China-USA Chess Grandmaster Summit.
The match continued with the final game — Game 4 — which ended in the third draw.
Thus, the match stood at 2.5-1.5 in favor of the Chinese Ding Liren.
After 61 moves, both parties agreed to a draw. Replay the game below:
This match up is scheduled for four games only. Are we gonna see all four games come down to all draws? We hope to see some action in the last two round.
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