Sergey Karjakin(2776)of Russia take fifth place in the January ratings list following his excellent performance in the Tahl Memorial and the Russian Chess Championship,gaining 16 points.Magnus Carlsen of Sweden topped the rating list with 2814 gaining 10 points in the Nanjing Pearl and 2 points in the London Classic.Viswanathan Anand(2810) of India dropped to second spot,gaining 7 points from the Nanjing Pearl and the London Classics.Number 3 Lev Aronian(2805) of Armenia joined the elite group of 2800 rated grandmasters gaining 4 points from the Tahl Memorial. Vladimir Kramnik remains in 4th with 2784.Hikaru Nakamura of United States enter the top 10 list with 2751 gaining 10 points from the Tahl Memorial and the London Classics.Judith Polagar of Hungary,who didn't play a single game continue to lord it in the womens list with 2686.Humpy Koneru of India is in second with 2607 gaining 7 points.World Women champion Hou Yifan hurdle the 2602 barriers to take 3rd,gaining 11 points from the 2010 Asian Games and the World Women Championship Match.
MEN TOP 10 JANUARY 2011
1. MAGNUS CARLSEN(Norway) 2814
2. VISWANATHAN ANAND (India) 2810
3. Levon Aronian (Armenia) 2805
4. Vladimir Kramnik (Russia) 2784
5. Sergey Karjakin (Russia) 2776
6. Veselin Topalov (Bulgaria) 2775
7. Alexander Grischuk (Russia) 2773
8. Shakriyar Mamedyarov (AZE) 2772
9. Vassily Ivanchuk (Ukraine) 2764
10.Hikaru Nakamura (USA) 2751
WOMEN TOP 3 JANUARY 2011
1. Judith Polgar (Hungary) 2686
2. Humpy Koneru (India) 2607
3. Hou Yifan (China) 2602
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