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Top Irish FIDE ratings

  • 01-12-2021 3:00pm
    Registered Users Posts: 259 ✭✭

    The December FIDE rating list is out. There are 21 active Irish players rated above 2200 and another 11 between 2150 and 2199.

    That is "active" by FIDE's definition because some of the players on the following list have had no rated games since the start of Covid while others have been extremely busy in recent months and made big gains.

    A few points: The Kanyamaralas, for example, have now more than recovered the points they lost in their first post-Covid tournament (Irish Championship).

    Trisha, who actually gained 100 points on the latest list, is back on the Top 100 Girls list at number 87, helped by having a high K coefficient.

    Both her brother Tarun and Tom O'Gorman are closing on the 2400 figure needed for the IM title if they can collect their norms, which should be only a matter of time. I would expect them to be the next to follow Conor Murphy in earning the title.

    Zalan Nemeth hasn't quite reached 2200 yet but he is getting close.

    Here are the players above 2150:

    Collins, Sam 2456

    Murphy, Conor E 2431

    Astaneh Lopez, Alex 2430

    Baburin, Alexander 2413

    O'Gorman, Tom 2381

    Kanyamarala, Tarun 2377

    Heidenfeld, Mark 2368

    Quinn, Mark 2365

    Griffiths, Ryan Rhys 2352

    Fitzsimons, David 2337

    Li, Henry 2315

    Wall, Gavin 2312

    O'Donnell, Conor 2310

    Delaney, Killian 2292

    Jessel, Stephen 2285

    Daly, Colm 2285

    Brady, Stephen 2278

    Ryan, Joseph 2261

    Hughes, John L 2253

    McPhillips, Karl 2223

    Redmond, John P. 2210

    Moran, Stephen 2195

    O'Cinneide, Mel 2193

    Melaugh, Shane 2192

    Delaney, John 2191

    Kanyamarala, Trisha 2190

    Gelip, Ioana 2185

    Nemeth, Zalan 2177

    Menzies, Colin 2176

    Wallace, Paul 2175

    Dempsey, Paul 2163

    Haque, Muhtarim-Ul 2157



  • Registered Users Posts: 624 ✭✭✭Retd.LoyolaCpt

    Tarun crossed over 2400 and scored third IM norm. 2nd 9 round norm, one 7 round norm in ETC - so will have to wait for another 9 round norm before he can claim title.

  • Registered Users Posts: 479 ✭✭Joedryan

    That is excellent news! He is a bright prospect

  • Registered Users Posts: 624 ✭✭✭Retd.LoyolaCpt

    Final IM norm achieved by Tarun Kanyamarala so he will become our newest IM. (He's previously been above 2400 live and has two other 9 round norms, and one 7 game norm). Possibly the first Irish IM title completed on Irish soil - someone might help me confirm that one though.