Morozevich became the #2 ranked player in the world and #1 in Russia in the July 2008 list with a rating of 2788, which is the same as Kramnik. However, he is listed higher because of the FIDE tie-break rule.

On the women side, Tatiana Kosintseva became the #1 ranked Russian female player with a rating of 2511.

Here are the top women players over 2500:

1 Polgar, Judit g HUN 2711
2 Koneru, Humpy g IND 2622
3 Xie, Jun g CHN 2574
4 Hou, Yifan wg CHN 2557
5 Stefanova, Antoaneta g BUL 2550
6 Cramling, Pia g SWE 2544
7 Sebag, Marie m FRA 2529
8 Zhao, Xue m CHN 2522
9 Kosintseva, Tatiana m RUS 2511
10 Kosteniuk, Alexandra g RUS 2510
11 Cmilyte, Viktorija m LTU 2508
12 Lahno, Kateryna g UKR 2507
13 Muzychuk, Anna m SLO 2504

Source: FIDE

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