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:
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:
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. Veselin 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:
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. Anand 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.
7. Vachier Lagrave:
The next in our list of chess players 2016 is Vachier Lagrave. Vachier-Lagrave is a three-time French champion four-time winner of the Biel Grand master Tournament semifinalist of the 2013 Chess World Cup, and participant of the 2015 Grand Chess Tour. His strong results culminated in winning the World Junior Chess Championship held in Puerto Madryn, Argentina in 2009, scoring 10½/13.
6. Hikaru Nakamura:
The 6th contender in our list of chess players 2016 is Nigerian outfit Hikaru Nakamura. He is a four-time United States Chess Champion, who won the 2011 edition of Tata Steel Group A and represented the United States at five Chess Olympiads, winning two team bronze medals. He has also written a book about bullet chess called Bullet Chess: One Minute to Mate. His peak USCF rating was 2900 in August 2015. In October 2015, he reached his peak FIDE rating of 2816, which ranked him second in the world.
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5. Anish Giri:
The NRI resident to play for Russia and Netherlands is Anish Giri. Former chess prodigy and Grandmaster, he achieved the grandmaster title at the age of 14 years and 7 months. At his debut appearance at Tata Steel in 2011 he scored 6.5/13 and defeated Magnus Carlsen with Black in 22 moves.
Giri has also competed in a World Team Championship, two European Team Championships and a World Cities Championship, earning a team gold medal in the World Cities Championship.
4. Levon Aronian:
Armenian international, Levon Aronian won the Chess World Cup 2005. He led the Armenian national team to the Gold medals in the 2006 (Turin), 2008 (Dresden) and 2012 (Istanbul) Chess Olympics and at the World Team Chess Championship in Ningbo 2011. He won the FIDE Grand Prix 2008–2010, qualifying him for the Candidates tournament for the World Chess Championship 2012. He was also World Chess960 Champion in 2006 and 2007, World Rapid Chess Champion in 2009, and World Blitz Chess Champion in 2010. In 2015, he won the 3rd Annual Sinquefield Cup.
3. Fabiano Caruna:
The bronze medalist in the list of Chess players 2016 is Fabiano Caruna. Caruana became a grand master at the age of 14 years, 11 months, 20 days the youngest grand master in the history of both Italy and the United States. In October 2014, he achieved an Elo rating of 2844, becoming the third highest rated player in history.
2. Vladimir Kramnik:
The silver medalist in our list of chess players 2016 is Russian Chess Grandmaster Vladimir Kramnik. He was the Classical World Chess Champion from 2000 to 2006 defeating Gary Kasporav and the undisputed World Chess Championfrom 2006 to 2007. He has won three team gold medals and three individual medals at Chess Olympiads.
In October 2006, Kramnik defeated reigning FIDE World ChampionVeselin Topalov in a unification match, the World Chess Championship 2006. As a result, Kramnik became the first undisputed World Champion, holding both the FIDE and Classical titles.
1. Magnus Carlsen:
A chess prodigy, Carlsen became a Grandmaster in 2004, at the age of 13 years, 148 days, making him the third youngest grandmaster in history. On 2010, at the age of 19 years, 32 days, he became the youngest chess player in history to be ranked world No. 1.
Carlsen was known for his attacking style as a teenager but has since developed into a more universal player. He does not focus on opening preparation as much as other top players and plays a variety of openings, making it harder for opponents to prepare against him.
The list chess players 2016 contains a list of the most intelligent people in this game. In a game of wit and intelligence, they keep their head cool and calmly outwit their opponents.
Top 10 chess players 2016 – Exclusive
1. Magnus Carlsen
2. Vladimir Kramnik
3. Fabiano Caruna
4. Levon Aronian
5. Anish Giri
6. Hikaru Nakamura
7. Vachier Lagrave
8. Vishwanathan Anand
9. Veselin Topalov
10. Wesley So