India’s Viswanathan Anand jumps five place to grab the number 3 spot in the latest rankings released by the World Chess Body (FIDE). Anand won the recently concluded Candidates Tournament in Russia last month.
Viswanathan Anand has 2,785 Elo points and is ranked behind World champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway who has 2,881 points and Armenia’s Levon Aronian with 2,812 points. The highest ranked Indian after Anand is P. Harikrishna at No. 25 with 2,726 points while K. Sasikiran is placed 66th with 2,680 Elo points.
K. Humpy (2,613) maintains her No. 3 ranking among women behind Hungarian Judit Polgar (2,685) and Hou Yifan of China (2,618). The other women chess players include D. Harika (2,507), who is ranked 16th while Tania Sachdev is placed 49th with 2,427. Two more Indians are in the top 100 – Eesha Karvade (2,414) in 58th spot and Mary Ann Gomes (2,386) in 82nd.
In the country ranking based on the average rating of the top 10 players, India is seventh behind Russia (2,744 points), Ukraine (2,696), China (2,675 ), France (2,663), Hungary (2,656) and Armenia (2,653).