Top 10 chess players 2016

Chess as they refer as a game of brilliance where every move matters a lot. Not only you have to think about your own game but also at the same time you need to figure out what is going on in your opponent’s game plan. Let us take a look at the list of Chess players 2016.

Top 10 chess players 2016

10. Wesley So:

Top 10 chess players 2016
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We start our list of Chess Players 2016 with Philippine grand master Wesley So. So made his tournament debut at the Nice International Open in August 2005, finishing in sixteenth place with 4/7. His highest ranking

was at 7th in February 2015 with tally points 2788. Back to back losses made him loose his position as he significantly dropped  points.

9. Veselin Topalov:

Top 10 chess players 2016
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The next to come in our list of Chess Players 2016 is Veselin  Topalov. Topalov became the FIDE World Chess Champion by winning the FIDE World Chess Championship 2005. He lost his title in the World Chess Championship 2006 match against Vladimir Kramnik. He won the 2005 Chess Oscar . He regained the world No. 1 ranking again in October 2008, and officially remained No. 1 until January 2010, when he fell to No. 2 behind Carlsen. In July 2015 he was ranked #2/3, tied with Viswanathan Anand. His highest peak point was in August 2015 of 2816  points.

8. Vishwanathan Anand:

Top 10 chess players 2016
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The first Indian ever to feature in our list of Chess Players 2016 is Grand master Anand. Viswanathan Anand became India’s first grandmaster in 1988. He held the FIDE World Chess Championship from 2000 to 2002. He became the undisputed World Champion in 2007 and defended his title against Vladimir Kramnik in 2008. He then defended his title in the World Chess Championship 2010 against Veselin Topalov and in the World Chess Championship 2012 against Boris Gelfand. In the World Chess Championship 2013 he lost to challenger Magnus Carlsen and he lost again to Carlsen in the World Chess Championship 2014.

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