World Chess Champion
Norway’s Magnus Carlsen
Born: November 30, 1990 (age 28 years) in Tønsberg, Norway
Magnus at 2876! Will he reach 2900? 24-points to go!
In August 2019, Magnus’ rating reached 2882–an all time high for anyone!
Nevertheless, World Champion Magnus Carlsen’s last loss in Classical Chess was over one year ago!
In Classical Chess, he’s now played 79 games–29 Wins, 61 Draws and 0 Losses–against opponents whose average rating was 2764, for a 2888 performance rating in the past year.
Top 10 Players in World – October 2019
#1 Rated Women in World – October 2019
China’s Yifan Hou
The #87 Rated Player Overall in the World
Born: February 27, 1994 (age 25 years) in Xinghua, China
Top 10 Women in World – October 2019
The #1 ranked woman in the world, China’s Yifan Hou (rated 2659), is on a Rhodes Scholarship, currently studying at Oxford University since 2018.
The 2020 Women’s World Chess Championship match pairs World Champion #2 ranked China’s Ju Wenjun (rated 2586) and her challenger, Russia’s #4 ranked Aleksandra Goryachkina (rated 2575).
The match will take place in two parts, one held in Shanghai, China and one in Vladivostok, Russia in January 2020.
Women’s World Champion
China’s Ju Wenjun