November 2014 England FIDE ratings

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LawrenceCooper
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November 2014 England FIDE ratings

Post by LawrenceCooper » Fri Oct 31, 2014 1:45 pm

England (Active players)

# Name Title Fed Rating G B-Year
1 Adams, Michael g ENG 2745 9 1971
2 McShane, Luke J g ENG 2671 2 1984
3 Howell, David W L g ENG 2667 11 1990
4 Jones, Gawain C B g ENG 2661 10 1987
4 Short, Nigel D g ENG 2661 9 1965
6 Sadler, Matthew D g ENG 2653 0 1974
7 Pert, Nicholas g ENG 2564 0 1981
8 Hawkins, Jonathan m ENG 2546 8 1983
9 Haslinger, Stewart G g ENG 2531 0 1981
10 Hebden, Mark L g ENG 2527 9 1958
11 Parker, Jonathan F g ENG 2519 0 1976
12 Gormally, Daniel W g ENG 2500 9 1976
13 Gordon, Stephen J g ENG 2497 0 1986
13 Speelman, Jon S g ENG 2497 0 1956
15 Conquest, Stuart C g ENG 2495 0 1967
16 Zhou, Yang-Fan m ENG 2478 0 1994
17 Ghasi, Ameet K m ENG 2475 0 1987
18 Trent, Lawrence m ENG 2470 2 1986
19 Plaskett, H James g ENG 2469 0 1960
20 Wells, Peter K g ENG 2468 0 1965
21 Emms, John M g ENG 2462 0 1967
21 Flear, Glenn C g ENG 2462 0 1959
23 Arkell, Keith C g ENG 2460 12 1961
24 Williams, Simon K g ENG 2451 9 1979
25 Palliser, Richard J D m ENG 2448 0 1981
26 Pert, Richard G m ENG 2443 0 1981
27 Hunt, Harriet V m ENG 2438 0 1978
28 Hunt, Adam C m ENG 2433 0 1980
29 McDonald, Neil g ENG 2431 0 1967
30 D`Costa, Lorin A R m ENG 2427 0 1984
31 Eggleston, David J m ENG 2426 0 1987
32 Ward, Chris G g ENG 2423 0 1968
33 Adair, James R m ENG 2420 0 1992
34 Summerscale, Aaron P g ENG 2416 0 1969
35 Ferguson, Mark m ENG 2415 8 1977
35 Levitt, Jonathan P g ENG 2415 0 1963
35 Roberson, Peter T m ENG 2415 0 1989
38 Mah, Karl C C m ENG 2411 0 1980
39 Lawton, Geoff W m ENG 2399 0 1960
40 Ashton, Adam G f ENG 2398 0 1980
41 Ledger, Andrew J m ENG 2391 0 1969
42 Houska, Jovanka m ENG 2389 5 1980
43 Collinson, Adam R f ENG 2383 0 1972
43 Rendle, Thomas E m ENG 2383 0 1986
45 Ansell, Simon T m ENG 2381 9 1975
46 Martin, Andrew D m ENG 2380 0 1957
47 Quillan, Gary m ENG 2367 0 1970
48 Sowray, Peter J f ENG 2364 0 1959
49 Cox, John J m ENG 2362 8 1962
50 Jackson, James P f ENG 2352 9 1991
51 Kilpatrick, Callum f ENG 2350 0 1992
52 Merry, Alan B f ENG 2348 9 1996
53 Bates, Richard A m ENG 2346 0 1979
54 Buckley, Simon T ENG 2345 0 1985
55 Pein, Malcolm m ENG 2342 0 1960
56 Bellin, Robert m ENG 2338 0 1952
56 Ciuksyte, Dagne m ENG 2338 0 1977
58 Duncan, Chris R f ENG 2337 8 1970
59 Buckley, Graeme N m ENG 2336 0 1971
60 Richardson, John R f ENG 2332 0 1964
61 Longson, Alexander f ENG 2331 0 1982
62 Basman, Michael J m ENG 2330 0 1946
62 Stebbings, Anthony J f ENG 2330 0 1951
64 Dorrington, Chris J ENG 2329 0 1987
65 Taylor, Martin R f ENG 2328 0 1981
66 Berry, Stephen H f ENG 2327 0 1951
67 Crouch, Colin S m ENG 2325 0 1956
68 Cooper, Lawrence H m ENG 2322 0 1970
68 Knott, Simon J B m ENG 2322 0 1958
70 Rose, Matthew ENG 2321 0 1962
71 Bisby, Daniel L f ENG 2310 0 1978
71 Povah, Nigel E m ENG 2310 0 1952
73 Harvey, Marcus R f ENG 2307 0 1996
74 Chapman, Terry P D f ENG 2304 0 1956
75 Fernandez, Michael f ENG 2301 0 1999
75 Franklin, Samuel G A f ENG 2301 0 1994
77 Dickenson, Neil F f ENG 2299 0 1964
78 Constantinou, Peter f ENG 2298 18 1988
78 Bigg, Andrew J f ENG 2298 0 1982
80 Rogers, Jonathan W f ENG 2297 0 1972
81 Kirk, Ezra f ENG 2295 11 1996
82 Lyell, Mark f ENG 2294 30 1961
83 Beaumont, Chris R m ENG 2292 0 1952
83 Cooksey, Paul S f ENG 2292 0 1971
85 Sanders, Isaac B f ENG 2289 0 1998
86 Walker, David J f ENG 2288 5 1964
87 Haydon, David L f ENG 2282 0 1988
88 Buckley, David E ENG 2281 0 1979
89 Webb, Laurence E f ENG 2280 10 1970
90 Lewis, Andrew P f ENG 2279 0 1960
91 Alfred, Nathan S W f ENG 2277 0 1980
91 Carr, Neil L f ENG 2277 0 1968
93 Thomas, Nicholas f ENG 2274 0 1966
94 Eckersley-Waites, Tom ENG 2269 0 1987
95 Eckersley-Waites, Adam ENG 2268 0 1987
95 Ivell, Nicholas W ENG 2268 0 1961
97 Mackle, Dominic ENG 2267 0 1962
98 Savage, Ben D M f ENG 2265 0 1977
99 Hall, John f ENG 2264 0 1957
99 Wheeler, Darren P ENG 2264 0 1971

England (Active players) Only Women

# Name Title Fed Rating G B-Year
1 Hunt, Harriet V m ENG 2438 0 1978
2 Houska, Jovanka m ENG 2389 5 1980
3 Ciuksyte, Dagne m ENG 2338 0 1977
4 Corke, Anya S wg ENG 2255 0 1990
5 Sarakauskiene, Zivile wm ENG 2176 0 1978
6 Chevannes, Sabrina L wm ENG 2163 0 1986
7 Jackson, Sheila wg ENG 2143 0 1957
8 Atkins, Rita wm ENG 2140 0 1969
9 Maroroa, Sue wm ENG 2097 0 1991
10 Bellin, Jana M wg ENG 2095 0 1947
11 Lauterbach, Ingrid wm ENG 2084 2 1960
12 Hegarty, Sarah N wf ENG 2083 0 1988
13 Kueh, Audrey ENG 2071 0 1987
14 James, Ann-Marie wf ENG 2069 0 1974
15 Regan, Natasha K wm ENG 2051 0 1971
16 Hoare, Amy B ENG 2041 9 1996
17 Bhatia, Kanwal K wf ENG 2036 0 1981
18 Pass, Deborah J wf ENG 2028 1 1967
18 Grigoryan, Meri wf ENG 2028 0 1977
20 Kalaiyalahan, Akshaya ENG 2016 11 2001
21 Summerscale, Claire E ENG 1936 0 1975
22 Head, Louise ENG 1902 0 1997
23 Martin, Katie A ENG 1889 0 1989
24 Pakhomova, Tuyaara ENG 1863 0 1986
25 Zhu, Yao Yao ENG 1848 0 1984
26 Giles, Yasmin ENG 1838 3 1999
27 Moore, Gillian A ENG 1831 0 1944
27 Wang, Maria ENG 1831 0 1996
29 Norman, Dinah M wc ENG 1823 0 1946
30 Keen, Cosima ENG 1821 9 1999
31 Foster, Chantelle L ENG 1813 0 1996
32 Wang, Xingliang Anna ENG 1809 0 1999
33 Shepherd, Katherine M ENG 1807 7 1997
34 Kourtseva, Julie ENG 1774 0 1987
35 Wei, Naomi ENG 1762 0 1999
36 Needham, Sabrina ENG 1754 0 1972
37 Varney, Zoe ENG 1736 9 1999
38 Sainbayar, Anuurai ENG 1676 0 1989
39 Milson, Amy F ENG 1675 0 1995
40 Sit, Victoria ENG 1632 11 1998
41 Graham, Cassie M ENG 1626 0 2001
42 Imykshenova, Eugenia ENG 1607 3 1978
43 Wen, Jessica ENG 1600 0 1998
44 Sheremetyeva, Elizaveta ENG 1596 0 2001
45 Robson, Caroline J ENG 1573 0 1963
46 Gardner, Joan ENG 1566 0 1942
47 Neil, Jennifer ENG 1565 0 1997
48 Green, Emily ENG 1559 0 2001
49 Ivanov, Elizabeth ENG 1557 2 2001
50 Jina, Asha ENG 1548 0 2001
51 Ressel, Eva ENG 1531 0 2000
52 Gelain-Sohn, Emmanuelle ENG 1512 8 2003
52 Dwarakanathan, Srinidhi ENG 1512 0 2005
54 Hapeshi, Eleanor ENG 1492 0 1999
55 Weaver, Lauren ENG 1489 0 1999
56 Boztas, Lana ENG 1485 3 1947
57 Mihajlova, Diana ENG 1478 0 1958
58 Somton, Anita ENG 1464 2 2004
59 Raghavendra, Mahima ENG 1451 0 2003
60 Ragavan, Soumiya ENG 1428 1 2000
60 Purvis, Anna ENG 1428 0 2000
62 Rahulan, Thivyaa ENG 1381 11 2004
62 Strong, Zoe ENG 1381 0 1998
64 Daniel, Sharon ENG 1375 0 2002
65 Chadwick, Susan E ENG 1370 0 1950
66 Davidson, Laura ENG 1367 0 2003
67 Hansen, Annalise ENG 1191 6 2004
68 Haridas, Navieinaah ENG 1154 1 2006
69 Hastilow, Sarah ENG 1115 5 1966

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Re: November 2014 England FIDE ratings

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Fri Oct 31, 2014 1:59 pm

Five ENG players in the world top 100. When was the last time that happened?

OK, in June and July 2014, there were five, but it was Sadler back then and Howell now.

Is this the first time Howell has been in the world top 100? Actually, I see he entered the world top 100 a few months ago. But I think I'm right in saying this year was the first time?

This topic was covered in Leonard Barden's Guardian column in August 2013 after Howell had won his second British Championship:

http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2013/a ... ampionship

Barden says there: "David Howell's confident unbeaten 9.5/11 total in winning the British Championship at Torquay means England's youngest grandmaster, 22, has reached the important 2650 rating mark, the level of the world top 100."

But looking at the lists, I think Howell was *just* outside the top 100, and technically reached 2649. Maybe overly pedantic to point that out. It certainly seems Howell has made another mini-breakthrough to reach a peak of 2667. He is 'only' 5 rating points away from becoming the England number 2 ahead of McShane and behind Adams.

Another quote from that column by Leonard Barden (some 15 months ago) seems appropriate:

"Howell is now less than 40 rating points behind Nigel Short, 25 years his senior, which implies that the long-standing Michael Adams-Luke McShane-Short dominance at the peak of UK chess is under threat."

Is it really now Adams a long way out in front, followed by a group of four comprising McShane, Howell, Jones and Short? With the rest still some way behind?

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Re: November 2014 England FIDE ratings

Post by LawrenceCooper » Fri Oct 31, 2014 8:44 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Is it really now Adams a long way out in front, followed by a group of four comprising McShane, Howell, Jones and Short? With the rest still some way behind?
Sadler is only eight points behind.

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Re: November 2014 England FIDE ratings

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Fri Oct 31, 2014 8:49 pm

Looking again at the ratings of the top ENG players, I see Matthew Sadler (2653) was only one rating point outside the top 100. If you take 2650 as a more stable benchmark figure rather than the fluctuating level provided by the rating of the 100th person on the list, then England does in that sense have its top 6 players able to say that they are among the top 100 in the world. Russia has 23. China has 8. Ukraine has 9. France has 5. It still amazes me how some smaller countries punch well above their weight at the top levels of chess.

(Apologies for omitting Sadler earlier, as Loz pointed out.)

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Re: November 2014 England FIDE ratings

Post by Roger de Coverly » Fri Oct 31, 2014 8:58 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:then England does in that sense have its top 6 players able to say that they are among the top 100 in the world.
It's getting on for a 100 points to the next player. Nick Pert has been "first reserve" for selection to the international teams for some time, Jon Hawkins is now challenging him.

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Re: November 2014 England FIDE ratings

Post by LawrenceCooper » Fri Oct 31, 2014 9:11 pm

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Christopher Kreuzer wrote:then England does in that sense have its top 6 players able to say that they are among the top 100 in the world.
It's getting on for a 100 points to the next player. Nick Pert has been "first reserve" for selection to the international teams for some time, Jon Hawkins is now challenging him.
John Nunn will appear on the December list in seventh place.

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Re: November 2014 England FIDE ratings

Post by Lewis Martin » Tue Nov 11, 2014 10:43 pm

Just noticed that Marcus Harvey has his FM title. Congratulations to him!

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