Search This Blog

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Take this all of you male chauvanists:15 women have chess elos over 2500!

According to the new world chess ratings just released by the governing body of chess, The FIDE, 15 women now have chess ratings over 2500 elo. According to Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk at her chess blog,
3 years ago there were only 7 women above 2500. (link to October 2006 fide ratings list)


This is great news for chess and for those of us who believe that women and girls can excell at any activities which  (male chaanists and scientists-mostly male), used to think only men and boys could do well!

Here are the top rated Women players in the world:as of November 2009:

Top 100 Women November 2009


Rank
Name
Title
Country
Rating
Games
B-Year
 1
 Polgar, Judit
 g
 HUN
 2680
 6
 1976
 2
 Koneru, Humpy
 g
 IND
 2603
 6
 1987
 3
 Hou, Yifan
 g
 CHN
 2588
 30
 1994
 4
 Dzagnidze, Nana
 g
 GEO
 2547
 20
 1987
 5
 Stefanova, Antoaneta
 g
 BUL
 2541
 15
 1979
 6
 Muzychuk, Anna
 m
 SLO
 2532
 28
 1990
 7
 Cramling, Pia
 g
 SWE
 2525
 6
 1963
 8
 Kosintseva, Tatiana
 g
 RUS
 2522
 20
 1986
 9
 Kosintseva, Nadezhda
 m
 RUS
 2518
 21
 1985
 10
 Sebag, Marie
 g
 FRA
 2518
 11
 1986
 11
 Kosteniuk, Alexandra
 g
 RUS
 2517
 6
 1984
 12
 Chiburdanidze, Maia
 g
 GEO
 2514
 13
 1961
 13
 Ju, Wenjun
 wg
 CHN
 2509
 48
 1991
 14
 Zhao, Xue
 g
 CHN
 2506
 41
 1985
 15
 Pogonina, Natalija
 wg
 RUS
 2501
 0
 1985
 16
 Danielian, Elina
 m
 ARM
 2499
 24
 1978
 17
 Lahno, Kateryna
 g
 UKR
 2499
 6
 1989
 18
 Mkrtchian, Lilit
 m
 ARM
 2492
 20
 1982
 19
 Hoang Thanh Trang
 g
 HUN
 2487
 6
 1980
 20
 Xu, Yuhua
 g
 CHN
 2483
 28
 1976
 21
 Javakhishvili, Lela
 m
 GEO
 2482
 23
 1984
 22
 Cmilyte, Viktorija
 m
 LTU
 2480
 8
 1983
 23
 Paehtz, Elisabeth
 m
 GER
 2480
 6
 1985
 24
 Ruan, Lufei
 wg
 CHN
 2475
 11
 1987
 25
 Dembo, Yelena
 m
 GRE
 2468
 20
 1983

Here is a list of the top rated girls in Chess:


Top 20 Girls November 2009

RankNameTitleCountryRatingGamesB-Year
 1 Hou, Yifan g CHN 2588 30 1994
 2 Muzychuk, Anna m SLO 2532 28 1990
 3 Ju, Wenjun wg CHN 2509 48 1991
 4 Lahno, Kateryna g UKR 2499 6 1989
 5 Harika, Dronavalli m IND 2467 15 1991
 6 Tan, Zhongyi  CHN 2460 25 1991
 7 Tairova, Elena m RUS 2455 7 1991
 8 Shen, Yang wg CHN 2452 35 1989
 9 Muzychuk, Mariya m UKR 2447 12 1992
 10 Gunina, Valentina wf RUS 2446 13 1989
 11 Zhang, Xiaowen wg CHN 2422 28 1989
 12 Savina, Anastasia  RUS 2401 27 1992
 13 Gomes, Mary Ann wg IND 2384 7 1989
 14 Cori T., Deysi wm PER 2374 9 1993
 15 Bodnaruk, Anastasia wg RUS 2372 18 1992
 16 Muminova, Nafisa wm UZB 2347 17 1990
 17 Severiukhina, Zoja wm RUS 2342 18 1990
 18 Girya, Olga wg RUS 2340 18 1991
 19 Padmini, Rout wm IND 2333 21 1994
 20 Guramishvili, Sopiko wg GEO 2327 10 1991





No comments:

Visit GM Alexandra Kosteniuk's Women's Chess Blog:Please click on the image below:

Visit GM Alexandra Kosteniuk's Women's Chess Blog:Please click on the image below:
Chess needs more women and girl participants and administrators!

Thoughts worth thinking about

"Our subconscious minds have no sense of humor, play no jokes and cannot tell the difference between reality and an imagined thought or image. What we continually think about eventually will manifest in our lives."-Sidney Madwed



Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every woman and man present their views without penalty, there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.- Albert Einstein Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. - Leo Buscaglia



A person's true wealth is the good he or she does in the world. - Mohammed



Our task must be to free ourselves... by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty. -Albert Einstein



The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others. - Ghandi



The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves. - Helen Keller



Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life. Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism. Confronting your fears and allowing yourself the right to be human can, paradoxically, make yourself a happier and more productive person. - Dr. David M. Burns



Life is as dear to a mute creature as it is to man. Just as one wants happiness and fears pain, just as one wants to live and not die, so do other creatures. -His Holiness The Dalai Lama



Mankind's true moral test, its fundamental test (which lies deeply buried from view), consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals. And in this respect mankind has suffered a fundamental debacle, a debacle so fundamental that all others stem from it. -



Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being



The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them. That's the essence of inhumanity. -George Bernard Shaw

Ego's trick is to make us lose sight of our interdependence. That kind of ego-thought gives us a perfect justification to look out only for ourselves. But that is far from the truth. In reality we all depend on each other and we have to help each other. The husband has to help his wife, the wife has to help the husband, the mother has to help her children, and the children are supposed to help the parents too, whether they want to or not.-Gehlek Rinpoche Source: "The Best Buddhist Writing 2005 pg. 165

The hostile attitude of conquering nature ignores the basic interdependence of all things and events---that the world beyond the skin is actually an extension of our own bodies---and will end in destroying the very environment from which we emerge and upon which our whole life depends.