Russian chess player Nepomniachtchi loses two places in new FIDE Top-10 ranking – sport


MOSCOW, October 31. / TASS /. Russian chess player Ian Nepomniachtchi dropped two places to 7th in the International Chess Federation’s (FIDE) ranking recently released on Thursday.

Russian chess player Nepomniachtchi now has 2,773 points, according to the official FIDE website. Russian Alexander Grischuk climbed two places in the list to 11th position with (2,764 points).

His compatriot Nikita Vitiugov is now 14th with 2,756 points and another compatriot, Vladimir Kramnik, who ended his sports career in January, maintained his 16th place in the new ranking with 2,753 points. Russian chess grandmaster Sergey Karjakin dropped seven places, currently remaining 19th with 2,749 points.

The Top 10 is led by Norwegian Magnus Carlsen (2,870 points); Fabiano Caruana of the United States (2,822 points) in second place and China’s Liren Ding in third with 2,801 points.

The rest of the Top 10 after the top three are: Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (4th, France, 2,777 points); Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (5th, Azerbaijan, 2,777 points); Anish Giri (6th, Netherlands, 2,776 points); Levon Aronian (8th, Armenia, 2,767 points); Teimour Radjabov (9th, Azerbaijan, 2,767 points) and Wesley So (10th, United States, 2,765 points).


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