With the new rating list which is out since today, there is no doubt that many chess news websites will present us their “top 100s”. Top 100 chess players, top 100 women, top 100 young players… However, I haven’t read anywhere about the top 100 rating increases list.
The idea came to my mind when a friend of mine told me that with the 110 points I was going to gain in March, I should be in the top 1% of increases. I didn’t really believe him… until I realised that I actually was I the top 0.15% (equal 34th)! The great thing about such a list is that many amateur chess players who may never get a title (let alone making it in the top 100) can celebrate a great achievement.
Before showing you the list, allow me to give you a few interesting numbers I found digging up in the FIDE numbers:
- Almost 200,000 games were played in the period (199,571)
- 27,555 people played at least one rated game between January and March
- 6 people went under the 1200 threshold and therefore lost their FIDE rating
- The worst performance in the period is a loss of 219 points (by someone from Bangladesh)
- 90% of the players who played at least one game in the period are in the -35/+35 won points range
- The age average of this top 100 is 22 years old
- The oldest player in this top 100 is Alexander Kruglikov (born in 1939, 73 years old) – who said only youg players can progress?
Congratulations! If you won:
- 24 points: you are in the top 10% of the rating increases
- 66 points: you are in the top 1%
- 80 points: you are in the top 0.5%
- 86 points or more: less than 100 people on the planet won more points than you did during this period!
Rank | Fide profile | Name | Fed | Games | Born | January 2012 | March 2012 | Progression |
1 | X | Novy Filip | CZE | 17 | 2000 | 1639 | 1846 | +207 |
2 | X | Mukitul Islam Ripon | BAN | 26 | 1771 | 1972 | +201 | |
3 | X | Saranya Y | IND | 45 | 1997 | 1681 | 1870 | +189 |
4 | X | Puranik Abhimanyu | IND | 27 | 2000 | 2008 | 2191 | +183 |
5 | X | Nitish Belurkar | IND | 28 | 2001 | 1676 | 1840 | +164 |
6 | X | Vaishali R | IND | 41 | 2001 | 1756 | 1916 | +160 |
7 | X | Aaditya Jagadeesh | IND | 50 | 1998 | 1642 | 1796 | +154 |
8 | X | Ajay Krishna S | IND | 45 | 1999 | 1721 | 1868 | +147 |
9 | X | Bendixen Daniel | DEN | 17 | 1984 | 1694 | 1837 | +143 |
10 | X | Ercin Fuat | TUR | 12 | 1966 | 1795 | 1935 | +140 |
11 | X | Ciorica Mihai-Vlad | ROU | 12 | 2001 | 1563 | 1702 | +139 |
12 | X | Saravanan Arun Kumar B | IND | 9 | 1987 | 1589 | 1727 | +138 |
13 | X | Gumularz Szymon | POL | 13 | 2001 | 1520 | 1651 | +131 |
13 | X | Vorotnikova Natalia | RUS | 14 | 1954 | 1762 | 1893 | +131 |
15 | X | Vuglar Shanon | AUS | 16 | 1980 | 1581 | 1709 | +128 |
16 | X | Schaefer Annabelle | GER | 26 | 1997 | 1676 | 1803 | +127 |
17 | X | Alarcon Geoffroy | FRA | 13 | 1995 | 1303 | 1428 | +125 |
18 | X | Al Hanini Elias | PLE | 17 | 1992 | 1761 | 1884 | +123 |
19 | X | Agafontseva Sofia | RUS | 9 | 1997 | 1497 | 1619 | +122 |
20 | X | Shuvalova Polina | RUS | 16 | 2001 | 1581 | 1702 | +121 |
20 | X | De Colle Camillo | ITA | 17 | 1943 | 1670 | 1791 | +121 |
22 | X | Marthandan K U | IND | 26 | 2001 | 1424 | 1544 | +120 |
23 | X | Louedec Remy | FRA | 12 | 1996 | 1498 | 1617 | +119 |
23 | X | Ashwini U | IND | 46 | 1998 | 1800 | 1919 | +119 |
25 | X | Deac Bogdan-Daniel | ROU | 24 | 2001 | 1795 | 1913 | +118 |
26 | X | Ivashchenko Veniamin | RUS | 17 | 1996 | 1782 | 1899 | +117 |
27 | X | Swiech Zuzanna | POL | 8 | 1997 | 1394 | 1510 | +116 |
27 | X | Mohd Saprin Amir Qayyim | MAS | 9 | 1999 | 1515 | 1631 | +116 |
29 | X | Dogan Mire Deniz | TUR | 9 | 1997 | 1641 | 1754 | +113 |
29 | X | Nguyen Thai Dai Van | CZE | 17 | 2001 | 1784 | 1897 | +113 |
31 | X | Danielsson Dominik | SWE | 8 | 1991 | 1765 | 1877 | +112 |
31 | X | Kroll Dmitry V | RUS | 21 | 1996 | 1651 | 1763 | +112 |
33 | X | Vogel Roven | GER | 11 | 2000 | 1795 | 1906 | +111 |
34 | X | Noel Nicolas | FRA | 12 | 1987 | 1710 | 1820 | +110 |
34 | X | Falchi Claudio | ITA | 28 | 1994 | 1777 | 1887 | +110 |
36 | X | Majed Ali Abdouli | UAE | 17 | 1998 | 1523 | 1631 | +108 |
37 | X | Bathula Abhinav Reddy | IND | 10 | 2000 | 1376 | 1483 | +107 |
37 | X | Yakovlev Sergey | RUS | 12 | 1976 | 1983 | 2090 | +107 |
37 | X | Furedi Erik | HUN | 13 | 2002 | 1474 | 1581 | +107 |
37 | X | Kevlishvili Robby | NED | 14 | 2001 | 1767 | 1874 | +107 |
41 | X | Jayesh M | IND | 48 | 1999 | 1758 | 1864 | +106 |
42 | X | Vagionakis Markos | GRE | 8 | 1999 | 1462 | 1567 | +105 |
43 | X | Enneking Hermann | GER | 9 | 1970 | 1730 | 1835 | +105 |
43 | X | Elancheralathan P | IND | 48 | 2000 | 1638 | 1743 | +105 |
45 | X | Begmuratov Alisher | UZB | 18 | 1997 | 2095 | 2199 | +104 |
45 | X | Selvabharathy T | IND | 42 | 1999 | 1528 | 1632 | +104 |
47 | X | Kruglikov Alexander | RUS | 9 | 1939 | 1909 | 2012 | +103 |
47 | X | Mukhitdinov Akmalkhon | RUS | 18 | 1998 | 1841 | 1944 | +103 |
47 | X | Simoncini Francesco | ITA | 20 | 1997 | 1697 | 1800 | +103 |
50 | X | Blasig Thomas | GER | 7 | 1963 | 1435 | 1537 | +102 |
50 | X | Leyrer Thomas | GER | 7 | 1998 | 1612 | 1714 | +102 |
52 | X | Grabowski Adam | POL | 17 | 1994 | 1989 | 2090 | +101 |
52 | X | Rajaryan Kuvelkar | IND | 18 | 2001 | 1687 | 1788 | +101 |
54 | X | Pavan C | IND | 16 | 2000 | 1258 | 1358 | +100 |
54 | X | Pultorak Jan | POL | 22 | 2002 | 1622 | 1722 | +100 |
56 | X | Mediano Esteban Marco | ESP | 9 | 1995 | 1624 | 1723 | +99 |
56 | X | D`Avino Gianfranco | ITA | 14 | 2000 | 1698 | 1797 | +99 |
58 | X | Gumerov Ruslan | RUS | 16 | 1997 | 1780 | 1878 | +98 |
59 | X | Losev Sergey Sergeyvich | RUS | 9 | 1999 | 1705 | 1802 | +97 |
59 | X | Majhi Ankit | NED | 16 | 1999 | 1812 | 1909 | +97 |
59 | X | Prakashram R | IND | 20 | 1999 | 1450 | 1547 | +97 |
62 | X | Tishkov Alexander | RUS | 9 | 1972 | 1713 | 1809 | +96 |
62 | X | Kudratov Bekhzod | UZB | 19 | 1998 | 1819 | 1915 | +96 |
62 | X | Sekar B | IND | 41 | 1991 | 2053 | 2149 | +96 |
65 | X | Ivic Matija | SRB | 7 | 1998 | 1665 | 1760 | +95 |
65 | X | Kreyssig Bruno | GER | 10 | 2000 | 1646 | 1741 | +95 |
67 | X | Chowdhury Sohel | BAN | 41 | 1972 | 2123 | 2217 | +94 |
68 | X | Prokopiev Aisen | RUS | 9 | 1997 | 1736 | 1829 | +93 |
68 | X | Baranskis Hermanas | FRA | 10 | 1997 | 1338 | 1431 | +93 |
68 | X | Sukumar.S | IND | 20 | 1953 | 1430 | 1523 | +93 |
71 | X | Orban Vasile-Gheorghe | ROU | 10 | 1951 | 1777 | 1869 | +92 |
71 | X | FariaFillipe Marinho | BRA | 12 | 1988 | 1920 | 2012 | +92 |
71 | X | Chew Lee Max | AUS | 15 | 1999 | 1711 | 1803 | +92 |
71 | X | Minko Dmitry | RUS | 15 | 2004 | 1413 | 1505 | +92 |
71 | X | Oehne Timo | GER | 16 | 1997 | 1809 | 1901 | +92 |
76 | X | Kreymer Alexey | UKR | 8 | 1997 | 1892 | 1983 | +91 |
76 | X | Van Randen Fred | NED | 8 | 1953 | 1907 | 1998 | +91 |
76 | X | Burdyug Konstantin | RUS | 11 | 1991 | 2029 | 2120 | +91 |
79 | X | Beks Edmunds | LAT | 6 | 1997 | 1622 | 1712 | +90 |
79 | X | Manikin Borys | UKR | 8 | 1998 | 1833 | 1923 | +90 |
79 | X | Vetrov Gleb | RUS | 8 | 1999 | 1915 | 2005 | +90 |
79 | X | Groetzbach Julian | GER | 15 | 1996 | 1911 | 2001 | +90 |
79 | X | Kean Christopher | GER | 17 | 1994 | 1830 | 1920 | +90 |
84 | X | Falahatgar Reza | IRI | 7 | 1966 | 1694 | 1783 | +89 |
84 | X | Opalic David | SLO | 9 | 1999 | 1631 | 1720 | +89 |
84 | X | Sand Rosemarie | GER | 10 | 1955 | 1561 | 1650 | +89 |
84 | X | Stabernack Joschi | GER | 16 | 1995 | 1818 | 1907 | +89 |
84 | X | Aravind K | IND | 21 | 1990 | 1447 | 1536 | +89 |
84 | X | Siva Mahadevan | IND | 51 | 2001 | 1688 | 1777 | +89 |
90 | X | Balazs Balint | GER | 9 | 2000 | 1670 | 1758 | +88 |
90 | X | Noraliev Saparali | UZB | 9 | 1721 | 1809 | +88 | |
90 | X | Rambabu Sachan | IND | 10 | 1953 | 1423 | 1511 | +88 |
90 | X | Waucampt Yoan | FRA | 10 | 1996 | 1592 | 1680 | +88 |
90 | X | Pham Hieu Tuong | VIE | 21 | 1949 | 1786 | 1874 | +88 |
95 | X | Kozaicevski Fedja | SRB | 9 | 2000 | 1793 | 1880 | +87 |
95 | X | Rogozenco Teodora | GER | 13 | 2000 | 1526 | 1613 | +87 |
95 | X | Minko Vladimir | RUS | 14 | 1998 | 2038 | 2125 | +87 |
95 | X | Rossini Fulvio | ITA | 17 | 1997 | 1616 | 1703 | +87 |
99 | X | Vasiljevic Nicolas | FRA | 5 | 1972 | 1342 | 1428 | +86 |
99 | X | Veselinov Dimcho | BUL | 8 | 1971 | 2008 | 2094 | +86 |
99 | X | Chacon Perez Juan | ESP | 9 | 1992 | 1639 | 1725 | +86 |
99 | X | Ivanov Vitaly | BLR | 9 | 1862 | 1948 | +86 | |
99 | X | Petrosyan Manuel | ARM | 26 | 1998 | 2205 | 2291 | +86 |