Four Chess Players Went Over 2800 in the November 2011 FIDE Rating List

Время публикации: 31.10.2011 23:18 | Последнее обновление: 25.03.2012 21:10

A new November rating list has been published today on the official website of FIDE. It turned out that for the first time in history of chess at the same time four Grandmasters went over the cherished 2800. Among these four are: Carlsen Magnus (Norway, 2826), Anand Viswanathan (India, 2811), Aronian Levon (Armenia, 2802), Kramnik Vladimir (Russia, 2800). 

By the way, Kramnik gained nine points as compared with the September rating list, thereby he did a good turn to Tal Memorial, category of which raised from 21st to 22nd. 


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