Baku WC rd 3 Topalov

Average Ratings

Two berths in the 2016 Candidate’s Tournament are reserved for the two highest rated players not already qualified in another manner. “Highest rated” is determined by the player’s AVERAGE rating across all 12 monthly ratings lists from 2015. Here is how the top 40 players rank at this point, keeping in mind that 4 more rating lists will be factored in before a top two is selected. Players whose names are crossed out are NOT potential ratings qualifiers, either because they already qualified in a different manner, or else because they are the defending World Champion. (Source: https://chessnumbers.wordpress.com/world-championship-cycle-2014-2016/average-ratings/)

Players who have qualified for the Candidates Tournament so far:

Anand, Caruana, Nakamura + top 2 from 2015 World Cup in Baku (Karjakin & Svidler) + top 2 by average ratings (most likely Topalov & Giri)

The host of the Candidates Tournament can nominate a player. So if let’s say Armenia wins the bid to host, they can nominate Aronian, or Azerbaijan can nominate either Mamedyarov or Radjabov if they host it…

Avg Rating So Far Player Jan Apr Jun Aug Oct (live before World Cup) Live Rating Projected Avg Rating
2861.4  Carlsen, Magnus 2862 2863 2876 2853 2850 2850.1 2859.5
2805.3  Topalov, Veselin 2800 2798 2798 2816 2813 2802.5 2804.8
2803.5  Anand, Viswanathan 2797 2791 2804 2816 2803 2803.1 2803.4
2805.2  Caruana, Fabiano 2820 2802 2805 2808 2796 2791.7 2803.0
2800.7  Nakamura, Hikaru 2776 2798 2802 2814 2816 2806.0 2801.6
2788.5  Giri, Anish 2784 2790 2773 2793 2798 2789.8 2788.7
2780.6  Kramnik, Vladimir 2783 2783 2783 2777 2777 2779.2 2780.4
2785.6  Grischuk, Alexander 2810 2794 2781 2771 2774 2751.9 2780.0
2774.9  Aronian, Levon 2797 2770 2780 2765 2784 2784.1 2776.4

Baku WC Giri

Karjakin and Svidler also qualified for the Candidates Tournament by getting to the World Cup Final.

2757.0  Karjakin, Sergey 2760 2757 2753 2753 2762 2764.0 2758.2
2734.8  Svidler, Peter 2739 2734 2740 2739 2727 2739.5 2735.6
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