Friday, April 20, 2007

Those were the days

FIDE Rating List...

1. Gary Kasparov, USSR 2770
2. Vassily Ivanchuk, USSR 2735
3. Anatoly Karpov, USSR 2730
4. Evgeny Bareyev, USSR 2680
5. Valery Salov, USSR 2665
6. Boris Gelfand, USSR 2665
7. Nigel Short, England 2660
8. Alexander Belyavsky, Germany 2630
9. Viswanathan Anand, India 2630
10= Alexander Khalifman, Germany 2630
10= Mikhail Guervich USSR 2630
10= Jonathan Speelman England 2630
10= Jan Timman, Holland 2630

... but which was the year?

11 comments:

ejh said...

Harder than you'd think even with a cpoy of Linares, 25 aƱos de ajedrez in your hand, given that that book has crosstables from each year's tournament with Elo grades attached. I didn't expect them to't match completely (the list changes during the year) but what baffles me is that in any given year somebody seems to be way out.

I'll have a pop at 1992.

Tom Chivers said...

I was thinking earlier - 88 maybe?

ejh said...

I was thinking earlier

But now it's Friday night you've decided to give it a miss?

Tom Chivers said...

Good one.

Jonathan B said...

Justin is closer - but not quite there.

Anonymous said...

1990 probably , it's definitely before 1991 because of the USSR collapsed !

alexey hurricane

Anonymous said...

1989

Tom Chivers said...

Tell us, Jonathan . . .

(1991?)

Ryan Emmett said...

Good point about the USSR collapse! I'll go for 1990.

Jonathan B said...

Answer:
It was the July 1991 rating list as reported in the Editorial column of Chess magazine, September 1991.

(Btw: they had Anand 9th at 2650 which I took to be a misprint as that would have made him 20 points higher rated than Beliavsky who was 8th on the list at 2630.

ejh said...

1990 probably , it's definitely before 1991 because of the USSR collapsed !

However, it couldn't have been 1990 because in that event I wouldn't have been closer than Tom.