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alexmagnus
Member since Dec-06-04 · Last seen Jan-19-21
Hobby player (rated 1634).

If you feel misunderstood, feel free to say it.

My favourite players are: Magnus Carlsen, Kateryna Lagno and Hanna-Marie Klek!

The domination list, based on the peak rating distance to the #10 player (official lists only, distance 50+ needed to "qualify"):

Kasparov 175 Jan 90
Fischer 160 Jul 72
Karpov 130 Jan 89
Carlsen 123 Mar 14
Kramnik 110 Jan 98
Tal 105 Jan 80
Ivanchuk 105 Jul 91
Anand 105 Jul 98
Korchnoi 95 Jan 80
Topalov 84 Jul 06
Caruana 80 Oct 14
Aronian 72 Mar 14
Spassky 70 Jan 71
Shirov 65 Jul 94
Gelfand 60 Jan 91
Kamsky 60 Jan 96 Jul 96
Morozevich 57 Jul 99
Portisch 55 Jan 80
Jussupow 55 Jul 86
Timman 55 Jan 90
So 53 Feb 17
Adams 52 Oct 00
Mamedyarov 52 Nov 18 Dec 18
Ding 51 Nov 18
Bareev 50 Jul 91
Vachier-Lagrave 50 Aug 16

#1 record distances to #2 (no qualification hurdle):

Fischer 125 (1972)
Kasparov 82 (January 2000)
Carlsen 74 (October 2013)
Karpov 65 (January 1982)
Topalov 34 (July 2006, October 2006)
Anand 23 (July 2007)

Women's "domination list" since July 2000:

J. Polgar 248 (April 2007)
Hou 160 (December 2015, February 2019)
Humpy 114 (October 2007)
S. Polgar 96 (January 2005)
Xie 92 (January 2005)
Ju 92 (August 2019)
A. Muzychuk 82 (August 2012)
Goryachkina 78 (December 2020, January 2021)
Stefanova 76 (January 2003)
Galliamova 65 (January 2001)
Zhao 64 (September 2013)
Kosteniuk 58 (July 2006)
Lagno 58 (February 2019)
Chiburdanidze 57 (October 2000)
Cramling 56 (April 2007)
T. Kosintseva 56 (November 2010)
Zhu 52 (April 2007)
M. Muzychuk 52 (June 2019)
N. Kosintseva 51 (November 2010)

Earliest Soviet championship with living players: USSR Championship (1948) (Averbakh)

Earliest Interzonal with living players: Stockholm Interzonal (1952) (Averbakh, Matanovic)

Earliest Candidates with living players: Zurich Candidates (1953) (Averbakh)

Earliest WC match with living players: Petrosian - Spassky World Championship Match (1966) (Spassky)

Earliest WC match with living winner: Petrosian - Spassky World Championship Match (1969) (Spassky)

Earliest WC match with both players living: Karpov - Kasparov World Championship Match (1984/85)

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   Jan-07-21 alexmagnus chessforum (replies)
 
alexmagnus: January: European Union: 1. Vachier-Lagrave 2784 2. Giri 2764 3. Rapport 2759 4. Duda 2743 5. Topalov 2735 6. Vallejo 2710 7. Wojtaszek 2705 8. Navara 2697 9. Almasi 2687 10. Ragger 2680 Former Soviet Union: 1. Nepomniachtchi 2789 2. Aronian 2781 3. ...
 
   Nov-04-20 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
 
alexmagnus: < let alone Capa 8 years streak with (40-23)...> Steinitz had 25 wins in a row over 9 years. Length of a streak in terms of time passed is not really saying anything, when you are barely active.
 
   Oct-12-20 J K Duda vs Carlsen, 2020 (replies)
 
alexmagnus: Duda is, by the way, the latest born player to ever beat Carlsen in a classical game.
 
   Sep-08-20 Alain Ranaivoharisoa
 
alexmagnus: < Fy Antenaina Rakotomaharo Another IM from Madagascar.> And this one actually went over 2400. I wonder when Madagascar will get its first GM.
 
   Sep-01-20 Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour Finals (2020) (replies)
 
alexmagnus: The story remotely reminded me of a shock I once had at a supermarket. Went to buy a few things - my usual weeky groceries. Everything is scanned, nobody even looked at the screen, when the cashier looks up at the screen to announce the price and is visibly confused, saying ...
 
   Jul-31-20 Legends of Chess (2020) (replies)
 
alexmagnus: I did the statistics some 5 years ago, with the conclusion that 4-3 armageddon heavily favors white and the 5-4 armageddon slightly favors black.
 
   Jul-15-20 Chessable Masters (2020) (replies)
 
alexmagnus: <Everett> Thanks for the corrections. Did it more or less from my head, so may have made one or another mistake (though I don't know how I blundered myself in declaring Andreikin a 2020 Candidate).
 
   May-27-20 Karpov - Timman FIDE World Championship Match (1993) (replies)
 
alexmagnus: Both 1993 matches featured the largest and second largest Elo difference in a WC match ever, including all the disputed matches and FIDE KO finals. Kasparov-Short: 150 points difference Karpov-Timman: 140 points difference.
 
   May-24-20 Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge (2020) (replies)
 
alexmagnus: <and regained it again by default in 1992.> Not quite by default. He didn't defeat the sitting champion, sure. But unlike in 1972, there <was> a world championship match (Karpov-Timman). For some reason that match is forgotten. There is an even bigger misconception ...
 
   May-09-20 AlphaZero (Computer) (replies)
 
alexmagnus: < In contrast, modifying Stockfish 11 seems like only a 1-line change in the types.h file to change ANY_CASTLING = WHITE_CASTLING | BLACK_CASTLING, to ANY_CASTLING = NO_CASTLING and recompiling> But would the resulting evaluations be correct? After all, some part of the ...
 
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Jul-02-20
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  beatgiant: <alexmagnus>
<two peaks>
That's another interesting question which I could tackle in another month.

But I don't think it will change my current analysis much. My next step was to look at the number of 28 through 36 year olds among the top players during the 1920's and 1930's to find post-WWI evidence of a lost generation. If 27 and 37 are the real peaks, it might shift the period of the effect by a year or two at most.

Aug-02-20
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  alexmagnus: The August list finally has some, even though very slight, changes, due to the Biel tournament.

Therefore my regional lists can be updated.

European Union:

1. Vachier-Lagrave 2778
2. Giri 2764
3. Rapport 2760
4. Duda 2753
5. Topalov 2735
6. Navara 2719
7. Wojtaszek 2717
8. Vallejo 2710
9. Anton 2688
10. Almasi 2687

Former Soviet Union:

1. Nepomniachtchi 2787
2. Grischuk 2777
3. Aronian 2773
4. Radjabov 2765
5. Mamedyarov 2764
6. Karjakin 2752
7. Andreikin 2726
8. Svidler 2723
9. Vitiugov 2722
10. Artemiev 2716

Former British Empire:

1. Caruana 2835
2. So 2770
3. Dominguez 2758
4. Anand 2753
5. Nakamura 2736
6. Harikrishna 2732
7. Vidit 2726
8. Xiong 2709
9. Adams 2706
10. Sadler 2694

Asia:

1. Ding 2791
2. Wang 2763
3. Anand 2753
4-5. Harikrishna 2732
4-5. Wei 2732
6. Vidit 2726
7-8. Le 2709
7-8. Yu 2709
9. Bu 2705
10. Li 2683

Born later than the world champion:

1. Caruana 2835
2. Ding 2791
3. So 2770
4. Giri 2764
5. Rapport 2760
6. Duda 2753
7. Wei 2732
8. Firouzja 2728
9. Vidit 2726
10. Artemiev 2716

Aug-02-20
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  alexmagnus: Nuclear powers:

1. Caruana 2835
2. Ding 2791
3. Nepomniahcthi 2784
4. Vachier-Lagrave 2778
5. Grischuk 2777
6. So 2770
7. Wang 2763
8. Dominguez 2758
9. Anand 2753
10. Karjakin 2752

Aug-02-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  beatgiant: <alexmagnus>
OK I will update my regional lists too, and post some more of my conclusions about the lost generation effect in the 1930's, when time permits.
Aug-03-20
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  beatgiant: As noted above, changes are few this time, so I called out each one as noticed.

Post-Communist (except USSR, China):
1. Rapport 2760
2. Duda 2753
3. Topalov 2735
4. Navara 2719
5. Wojtaszek 2717
6. Le 2709
7. Almasi 2687
8. Leko 2663
9. Berkes 2661
10. Lupulescu 2656
Change: Wojtaszek down 2 points

Latin America:
1. Cori 2652
2-3. Granda Zuniga 2630
2-3. Pichot 2630
4. Mareco 2629
5. Delgado Ramirez 2621
6. Martinez Alcantara 2620
7. Iturrizaga Bonelli 2607
8. Henriquez Villagra 2600
9-10. Bachmann 2599
9-10. Flores 2599
Change: Bruzon Batista changed federation to US and dropped off list

Middle East:
1. Amin 2686
2. Salem 2682
3-4. Gelfand 2676
3-4. Maghsoodloo 2676
5. Ipatov 2644
6. Sutovsky 2640
7. Nabaty 2635
8. Yilmaz 2630
9. Tabatabaei 2629
10. Adly 2615
No change

Old Guard:
1. Anand 2753
2. Topalov 2735
3. Svider 2723
4. Adams 2706
5. Sadler 2694
6. Almasi 2687
7. Ivanchuk 2678
8. Gelfand 2676
9. Kamsky 2674
10. Malakhov 2669
Change: Adams up 5 points

Semi-EU:
1. Carlsen 2863
2. Adams 2706
3. Sadler 2694
4. McShane 2680
5. Jones 2670
6. Howell 2663
7. Short 2626
8. Tari 2625
9. Christiansen 2616
10. Hammer 2608
11. Milov 2605
12. Pelletier 2581
13. Gretarsson 2579
14. Studer 2573
15. Bogner 2571
Changes: Adams up 5, Tari down 9, Christiansen up 4, Studer down 7 points

Oct-01-20
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  alexmagnus: October:

European Union:

1. Vachier-Lagrave 2784
2. Giri 2764
3. Rapport 2759
4. Duda 2757
5. Topalov 2735
6. Vallejo 2721
7. Navara 2707
8. Wojtaszek 2705
9. Almasi 2687
10. Anton 2681

Former Soviet Union:

1. Nepomniachtchi 2784
2. Grischuk 2777
3. Mamedyarov 2770
4. Aronian 2767
5. Radjabov 2765
6. Karjakin 2752
7. Andreikin 2726
8. Svidler 2723
9. Vitiugov 2722
10. Artemiev 2716

Former British Empire:

1. Caruana 2828
2. So 2770
3. Dominguez 2758
4. Anand 2753
5. Nakamura 2736
6. Harikrishna 2732
7. Vidit 2726
8. Adams 2716
9. Xiong 2709
10. Sadler 2694

Asia:

1. Ding 2791
2. Wang 2763
3. Anand 2753
4-5. Harikrishna 2732
4-5. Wei 2732
6. Vidit 2726
7-8. Le 2709
7-8. Yu 2709
9. Bu 2705
10. Li 2683

Born later than the world champion:

1. Caruana 2828
2. Ding 2791
3. So 2770
4. Giri 2764
5. Rapport 2759
6. Dubov 2757
7. Wei 2732
8. Firouzja 2728
9. Vidit 2726
10. Artemiev 2716

Nuclear powers:

1. Caruana 2828
2. Ding 2791
3-4. Vachier-Lagrave 2784
3-4. Nepomniachtchi 2784
5. Grischuk 2777
6. So 2770
7. Wang 2763
8. Dominguez 2758
9. Anand 2753
10. Karjakin 2752

Oct-31-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  beatgiant: I haven't been able to post as often as I like, but my Halloween-themed list was well received last year, so I'm putting up a new one now.

Criteria: Active on the Nov. 2020 FIDE list, name can be somehow connected with Halloween, and not already featured in my 2019 Halloween list.

Happy Halloween, but make sure you don't accept "Pascal's Wager" with #6!

1. Trikas 1005
2. Orr 2080
3. Triet 1628 (Vo, Minh Triet)
4. Pankin, Y. 2133
5. Masker, E. 2002
6. Hell, Pascal 2155
7. Fier, A. 2558
8. Wolf, Man. 2005
9. Gravemaker 2111
10. Bludsky 1163

Oct-31-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: I give up. What's the Halloween reference?

4. Pankin, Y. 2133

Oct-31-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: Upon further review, pumpkin>punkin>pankin?
Oct-31-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  beatgiant: <OhioChessFan> I agree some of these are pretty tenuous, so I'd better post the explanations.

1-3 are supposed to suggest "trick or treat."

4, you guessed it, "pumpkin."

5 is supposed to suggest mask wearing.

6 speaks for itself.

7 is supposed to suggest "fear."

8 is supposed to suggest "wolf man" or "wolfman," both of which have been used as titles of werewolf-themed horror movies. Yes it's a bit of a stretch - the player's name is actually Manfred Wolf.

9 speaks for itself.

10 is supposed to suggest "bloody."

Nov-01-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  alexmagnus: November:

European Union:

1. Vachier-LAgrave 2784
2. Giri 2764
3. Rapport 2759
4. Duda 2743
5. Topalov 2735
6. Vallejo 2710
7. Wojtaszek 2705
8. Navara 2697
9. Cheparinov 2688
10. Almasi 2687

Former Soviet Union:

1. Nepomniachtchi 2784
2. Aronian 2781
3. Grischuk 2777
4. Mamedyarov 2770
5. Radjabov 2765
6. Kramnik 2753
7. Karjakin 2752
8. Andreikin 2726
9. Svidler 2723
10. Vitiugov 2722

Former British Empire:

1. Caruana 2823
2. So 2770
3. Dominguez 2758
4. Anand 2753
5. Nakamura 2736
6. Harikrishna 2732
7. Vidit 2726
8. Adams 2716
9. Xiong 2709
10. Sadler 2694

Asia:

1. Ding 2791
2. Wang 2763
3. Anand 2753
4-5. Harikrishna 2732
4-5. Wei 2732
6. Vidit 2726
7-8. Le 2709
7-8. Yu 2709
9. Bu 2705
10. Li 2683

Born later than the world champion:

1. Caruana 2823
2. Ding 2791
3. So 2770
4. Giri 2764
5. Rapport 2759
6. Firouzja 2749
7. Duda 2743
8. Wei 2732
9. Vidit 2726
10-12. Le 2709
10-12. Xiong 2709
10-12. Yu 2709

Nuclear powers:

1. Caruana 2823
2. Ding 2791
3-4. Nepomniachtchi 2784
3-4. Vachier-Lagrave 2784
5. Grischuk 2777
6. So 2770
7. Wang 2763
8. Dominguez 2758
9-10. Anand 2753
9-10. Karjakin 2753

Nov-30-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  beatgiant: Since this is the last month with the UK in the Semi-EU, I'm not sure it will continue to be an interesting category going forward, since it will be reduced to a subset of Nordic/Baltic plus Switzerland.

To mark the end of this era, I'm posting an extended Semi-EU list this time.

Decmeber 2020 Semi-EU
Qualifications: active player from Norway, Iceland, Switzerland, or (until end of this month) the UK

1. Carlsen 2862
2. Adams 2716
3. Sadler 2694
4. McShane 2674
5. Jones 2670
6. Howell 2658
7. Short 2626
8. Tari 2618
9. Christiansen 2610
10. Hammer 2608
11. Milov 2607
12. Studer 2588
13. Pelletier 2581
14. Bogner 2577
15. Gretarsson 2576
16. Hawkins 2570
17-18. Nunn 2568
17-18. Urkedal 2568
19. Georgiadis 2553
20. Agdestein 2552
21. Fontaine 2550
22. Pert 2548
23. Stefansson 2536
24. Hjartarson 2525
25. Lie, K. 2520
26. Danielsen 2517
27. Olafsson 2511
28. Steingrimsson 2510
29. Turner 2509
30. Gordon 2506

Dec-01-20  Everett: Amazing that Adams is still #2
Dec-03-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  alexmagnus: December:

European Union:

1. Vachier-Lagrave 2784
2. Giri 2764
3. Rapport 2759
4. Duda 2743
5. Topalov 2735
6. Vallejo 2710
7. Wojtaszek 2705
8. Navara 2697
9. Almasi 2687
10. Ragger 2680

Former Soviet Union:

1. Nepomniachtchi 2784
2. Aronian 2781
3. Grischuk 2777
4. Mamedyarov 2770
5. Radjabov 2765
6. Kramnik 2753
7. Karjakin 2752
8. Andreikin 2725
9. Svidler 2723
10. Vitiugov 2720

Former British Empire:

1. Caruana 2823
2. So 2770
3. Dominguez 2758
4. Anand 2753
5. Nakamura 2736
6. Harikrishna 2732
7. Vidit 2726
8. Adams 2716
9. Xiong 2709
10. Sadler 2694

Asia:

1. Ding 2791
2. Wang 2763
3. Anand 2753
4-5. Harikrishna 2732
4-5. Wei 2732
6. Vidit 2726
7-8. Le 2709
7-8. Yu 2709
9. Bu 2705
10. Li 2683

Born later than the world champion:

1. Caruana 2823
2. Ding 2791
3. So 2770
4. Giri 2764
5. Rapport 2759
6. Firouzja 2749
7. Duda 2743
8. Wei 2732
9. Vidit 2726
10. Artemiev 2711

Nuclear powers:

1. Caruana 2823
2. Ding 2791
3-4. Nepomniachtchi 2784
3-4. Vachier-Lagrave 2784
5. Grischuk 2777
6. So 2770
7. Wang 2763
8. Dominguez 2758
9-10. Anand 2753
9-10. Kramnik 2753

Dec-07-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  beatgiant: Post-Communist (ex. USSR, China):

1. Rapport 2759
2. Duda 2743
3. Topalov 2735
4. Le 2709
5. Wojtaszek 2705
6. Navara 2697
7. Almasi 2687
8. Berkes 2673
9. Leko 2663
10. Cheparinov 2660

Chaparinov appears because he switched his federation back from Georgia to Bulgaria. I'm not sure when that happened.

Latin America:
1. Cori 2652
2-3. Granda Zuniga 2630
2-3. Pichot 2630
4. Mareco 2629
5. Delgado Ramirez 2621
6. Martinez Alcantara 2620
7. Iturrizaga Bonelli 2607
8. Henriquez Villagra 2600
9-10. Bachmann 2599
9-10. Flores 2599

Dec-07-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  beatgiant: Middle East:

1. Amin 2690
2. Salem 2682
3-4. Gelfand 2676
3-4. Maghsoodloo 2676
5. Ipatov 2644
6. Nabaty 2638
7. Sutovsky 2636
8. Yilmaz 2630
9. Tabatabaei 2629
10. Adly 2615

Dec-07-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  beatgiant: Christmas themed:

1. Merry 2427
2. Santarius 2378
3. Weissmann 2111*
4. Carol Querol, S. 2020
5. Noel 2012
6. Stockinger 1881
7. Reinders 1829
8. Holliday 1801
9. Hohos 1609
10. Tannenbaum 1418
11. Miracle 1379
12. Gifty 1177

*I did not find three Weissmann, but I did find two Weissmann and one Weissman

Honorable mention: Wenceslas G. 1978

Dec-07-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  saffuna: <*I did not find three Weissmann, but I did find two Weissmann and one Weissman>

!!!

Jan-01-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  beatgiant: Jan. 2021

With the advent of Brexit, I will stop following the semi-EU. Norway is covered by the Nordic/Baltic, the UK is in Former British Empire and I will add Switzerland to my Rest of World list.

I also decided to add players with federation listed as "FID" to my Rest of World list.

I don't have much time to post here but I'm at least putting up my usual basic lists.

Post-Communist (ex. USSR, China):
1. Rapport 2759
2. Duda 2743
3. Topalov 2735
4. Le 2709
5. Wojtaszek 2705
6. Navara 2697
7. Almasi 2687
8. Berkes 2673
9. Leko 2663
10. Cheparinov 2658

Latin America:
1. Cori 2652
2-3. Granda Zuniga 2630
2-3. Pichot 2630
4. Mareco 2629
5. Delgado Ramirez 2621
6. Martinez Alcantara 2620
7. Iturrizaga Bonelli 2607
8. Henriquez Villagra 2600
9-10. Bachmann 2599
9-10. Flores 2599

Middle East:
1. Amin 2693
2. Salem 2682
3-4. Gelfand 2676
3-4. Maghsoodloo 2676
5. Ipatov 2644
6. Nabaty 2638
7. Sutovsky 2636
8. Yilmaz 2630
9. Tabatabaei 2629
10. Adly 2615

Nordic/Baltic:
1. Carlsen 2862
2. Grandelius 2663
3. Kovalenko 2643
4. Tari 2625
5. Nielsen 2618
6. Christiansen 2612
7. Hammer 2608
8. Hellers 2592
9. Andersen 2579
10-11. Gretarsson 2576
10-11. Nyback 2576

Is it in poor taste to point out that Hammer got hammered in the rankings since the last time I posted this list?

Rest of World (eligibility: FIDE, Switzerland plus some non-EU European microstates, non-Latin Carribbean and South American countries, non-Mideast or former British Empire part of Africa, Indonesia plus non-former British Empire part of Oceania)

1. Firouzja 2749
2. Milov 2607
3. Pelletier 2581
4. Studer 2579
5. Bogner 2577
6. Hamdouchi 2561
7. Georgiadis 2553
8-9. Fontaine 2550
8-9. Megaranto 2550
10. Bellahcene 2510

Jan-01-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  beatgiant: Old Guard

1-2. Anand 2753
1-2. Kramnik* 2753
3. Topalov 2735
4. Adams 2716
5. Svidler 2714
6. Sadler 2694
7. Almasi 2687
8. Ivanchuk 2678
9. Gelfand 2676
10-11. Kamsky 2665
10-11. Malakhov 2665

*Kramnik returned to the active list because of speed chess events.

I rolled the cutoff birth year to 1981, but the highest-rated 1981-born player, Sasikiran (2647), didn't make it this time.

Jan-01-21
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  beatgiant: With the new year, it would be a good time to revisit our wunderkinds list. I take the criticism that it can swing wildly every January due to lack of month of birth info. Unfortunately, the FIDE profiles I use for generating these lists do not include the month of birth.

So before I do all the laborious calculations, I'll wait a bit to see if any other kibitzer here can suggest a quick fix to the month of birth problem.

Jan-07-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  alexmagnus: January:

European Union:

1. Vachier-Lagrave 2784
2. Giri 2764
3. Rapport 2759
4. Duda 2743
5. Topalov 2735
6. Vallejo 2710
7. Wojtaszek 2705
8. Navara 2697
9. Almasi 2687
10. Ragger 2680

Former Soviet Union:

1. Nepomniachtchi 2789
2. Aronian 2781
3. Grischuk 2777
4. Mamedyarov 2770
5. Radjabov 2765
6. Karjakin 2757
7. Kramnik 2753
8. Andreikin 2725
9. Vitiugov 2715
10. Svidler 2714

Former British Empire:

1. Caruana 2823
2. So 2770
3. Dominguez 2758
4. Anand 2753
5. Nakamura 2736
6. Harikrishna 2732
7. Vidit 2726
8. Adams 2716
9. Xiong 2709
10. Sadler 2694

Asia:

1. Ding 2791
2. Wang 2763
3. Anand 2753
4-5. Harikrishna 2732
4-5. Wei 2732
6. Vidit 2726
7-8. Le 2709
7-8. Yu 2709
9. Bu 2705
10. Li 2683

Born later than the world champion:

1. Caruana 2823
2. Ding 2791
3. So 2770
4. Giri 2764
5. Rapport 2759
6. Firouzja 2749
7. Duda 2743
8. Wei 2732
9. Vidit 2726
10. Dubov 2710

Nuclear powers:

1. Caruana 2823
2. Ding 2791
3. Nepomniachtchi 2789
4. Vachier-Lagrave 2784
5. Grischuk 2777
6. So 2770
7. Wang 2763
8. Dominguez 2758
9. Karjakin 2757
10-11. Anand 2753
10-11. Kramnik 2753

Jan-17-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  beatgiant: Nobody posted a fix for the wunderkind month of birth problem, so I'll just do two lists: first list pretending they were all born in January, and second list pretending they were all born in December. This makes a difference of 1 point in our wunderkind index.

The truth is somewhere between, but anyone who wants to find out is welcome to go research the real months of birth and post an accurate list.

For those who may have missed it, and also to make sure I'm consistent with what we previously defined and make fewer miscalculations, I'll explain the definition here again.

By eyeballing the rating lists, we came up with some age-based rating targets to be considered an exceptionally strong junior. The targets increase 50 rating points per year. To be specific:

Age 8 - 2200
Age 9 - 2250
Age 10 - 2300
... and so on, all the way to Age 18 - 2700.

If a junior is rated 50 points above the target, this reflects "one year ahead of schedule" and receives a "wunderkind index" of 1. Thus, we take (actual rating minus target rating)/50.

Also to help me make fewer miscalculations, or at least make it easy for others to correct me, I show my work. At this time, I will reveal that generating this list is a pretty error-prone process for me ;-)

Jan-17-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  beatgiant: Wunderkinder (Jan. 2021, assuming all born in January)

1. Firouzja, elo 2749, b. 2003, "age 18," target 2700, index (2749-2700)/50 = 0.98

2. Gukesh, elo 2563, b. 2006, "age 15," target 2550, index (2563-2550)/50 = 0.26

3. Finek, elo 2361, b. 2010, "age 11," target 2350, index (2361-2350)/50 = 0.22

4. Praggnanandhaa, elo 2608, b. 2005, "age 16," target 2600, index (2608-2600)/50 = 0.16

Jan-17-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  beatgiant: Wunderkinder (Jan. 2021, assuming all born in December)

The above players keep their places by adding 1 to their scores, viz:

1. Firouzja, 1.98
2. Gukesh 1.26
3. Finek 1.22
4. Praggnanandhaa 1.16

and we get the following additions:

5. Mendonca, elo 2538, b. 2006, "age 14," target 2500, index (2538-2500)/50 = 0.76

6. Abdusattorov, elo 2627, b. 2004, "age 16," target 2600, index (2627-2600)/50 = 0.54

7. Nihal, elo 2620, b. 2004, "age 16," target 2600, index (2620-2600)/50 = 0.4

8. Mishra, elo 2357, b. 2009, "age 11," target 2350, index (2357-2350)/50 = 0.14

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