Five Armenian Chess Players Rank Among FIDE’s Top 100 List

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–On July 1–FIDE published its rankings of the finest chess-players of the world.

Leading the list was Garri Kasparov with an individual rating of 2817. Kasparov was followed by Viswanathan Anand (India–individual rating of 2782)–Vladimir Kramnik (Russia–2770)–Alexander Morozevich (Russia–2743)–Peter Leco (Hungary–2741)–Michael Adams (England–2738)–Veselin Topalov (Bulgaria–2737)–Hudit Polgar (Hungary–2728)–Peter Svidler (Russia–2727) and Alexey Shirov (Spain–2725).

Vladimir Hakobian of Armenia–with an individuals rating of 2692–ran’s 17th of the list. Four others representing Armenia–Levon Aronian (32nd–2671)–Rafael Vahanian (53rd–2642)–Smbat Lputian–(60th–2634) and Gabriel Sargsian (88th–2617)–also made it to the top 100 list.

Female Armenian chess champion–Elina Danielian–with a rating of 2430–was ranked 31st in the Women’s top 100 list. Hudit Polgar of Hungary was at the top of the list with a rating of 2728.

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