Russian chess player Nepomniachtchi retains 4th place in new FIDE Top 10 – Sport


MOSCOW, May 31. / TASS /. Russian chess player Ian Nepomniachtchi maintained his 4th place in the new World Chess Federation (FIDE) ranking list, released by the chess world’s governing body press service on Monday.

According to the official FIDE website, Russian chess player Nepomniachtchi currently has 2,792 points.

The FIDE Top 10 in men’s chess competitions is led by Magnus Carlsen with 2,847 points. The American Fabiano Caruana is in 2nd place with 2,820 points and the Chinese Liren Ding is 3rd with 2,799 points.

The rest of the Top 10 after the podium announced above include: Ian Nepomniachtchi from Russia (4th; 2,792); Armenian Levon Aronian (5th; 2,781 points); Anish Giri from the Netherlands (6th; 2,780 points); the Russian Alexander Grischuk (7th; 2,776 points); Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (8th; 2,770 points); Wesley So of the United States (9th; 2,770 points); and Azerbaijani Teimour Radjabov (10th; 2,765 points).

Russian grandmaster Ian Nepomniachtchi won the earlier suspended FIDE 2020 Chess Candidates Tournament with one round to go.

The 2020 Chess Candidates Tournament, which was disrupted last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and resumed this year, was held to decide who of the world’s top eight Grandmasters would win the right to face reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen from Norway.

Nepomniachtchi must now fight for the world chess crown against Carlsen in Dubai from November 24 to December 16. The Dubai tournament will take place as part of Expo 2021 Dubai and will offer two million euros ($ 2.4 million) in prizes.


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