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  1. Subscriber ogb
    02 Aug '17 14:09
    So, all you people who think women players are inferior....Yifan Hou has won first place in Biel 5oth Anniversary Tournament. First time ever for female to win..Hou is world's top rated player.
  2. 02 Aug '17 15:08 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by @ogb
    So, all you people who think women players are inferior....Yifan Hou has won first place in Biel 5oth Anniversary Tournament. First time ever for female to win..Hou is world's top rated player.
    Individual woman, no.

    Women as a group, when it comes to chess skills, yes.

    Btw, still seeing Maggy on top.
  3. 02 Aug '17 15:40
    1. HOU, Yifan
    2. BACROT, Etienne
    3. HARIKRISHNA, Pentala
    4. PONOMARIOV, Ruslam
    5. LEKO, Peter
    6. GEORGIADIS, Nico
    7 MOROZEVICH, Alexander
    8. NAVARA, David
    9. VAGANIAN, Rafael
    10. STUDER, Noël


    Any top 10 rated GMs in this list?
  4. 02 Aug '17 20:40
    Not top 10, but a lot between 20-40. Still a big win for Hou. Not quite at the level that Polgar was (top 10), but could be on the way.
  5. 02 Aug '17 20:43
    Originally posted by @wsossin
    Not top 10, but a lot between 20-40. Still a big win for Hou. Not quite at the level that Polgar was (top 10), but could be on the way.
    I think Bacrot is top 20.
  6. Subscriber ogb
    03 Aug '17 02:15
    Originally posted by @eladar
    1. HOU, Yifan
    2. BACROT, Etienne
    3. HARIKRISHNA, Pentala
    4. PONOMARIOV, Ruslam
    5. LEKO, Peter
    6. GEORGIADIS, Nico
    7 MOROZEVICH, Alexander
    8. NAVARA, David
    9. VAGANIAN, Rafael
    10. STUDER, Noël


    Any top 10 rated GMs in this list?
    Ponomariov is ex WORLD CHAMPION !!
  7. 03 Aug '17 02:28
    Originally posted by @ogb
    Ponomariov is ex WORLD CHAMPION !!
    I guess I missed his name in the FIDE list.

    I guess he should have been the favorite.
  8. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    03 Aug '17 02:39
    Originally posted by @ogb
    Ponomariov is ex WORLD CHAMPION !!
    Under the meaningless two-game knockout system, which also produced "world champ" A. Khalifman.
  9. 03 Aug '17 03:22
    Originally posted by @bigdoggproblem
    Under the meaningless two-game knockout system, which also produced "world champ" A. Khalifman.
    He's ranked 52 in the world today. I guess you are right. Not a long lived title.
  10. Subscriber moonbus
    Uber-Nerd
    03 Aug '17 07:22
    Top 100 women by FIDE ranking, August 2017:

    https://ratings.fide.com/top.phtml?list=women

    Hou appears at position 1

    Top 100 players (men and women) August 2017:

    https://ratings.fide.com/top.phtml?list=men

    Hou appears at position 100

    What I find interesting is how many Chinese are in the top 100 (on both lists). Who ever heard of Chinese GMs in the 1970s?
  11. 03 Aug '17 15:02
    Originally posted by @moonbus
    Top 100 women by FIDE ranking, August 2017:

    https://ratings.fide.com/top.phtml?list=women

    Hou appears at position 1

    Top 100 players (men and women) August 2017:

    https://ratings.fide.com/top.phtml?list=men

    Hou appears at position 100

    What I find interesting is how many Chinese are in the top 100 (on both lists). Who ever heard of Chinese GMs in the 1970s?
    How about the high divers?

    But then how many white kung fu experts were there back then?
  12. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    03 Aug '17 20:58 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by @ogb
    Ponomariov is ex WORLD CHAMPION !!
    When? Never mind, 2002. HOU, Yifan rating, 2652. Dam good rating if you ask me, and you don't