25 August 2013

China and India Top-20

In my first post comparing Asian chess powerhouses China and India, I looked at the number of titled players in both countries. Although they have equivalent numbers of GMs, India has around twice as many IMs and FMs. This might simply be because India has far more players registered with FIDE.

Who are the top players in each country? The following chart shows FIDE calculations for the highest rated active players in both China (top half of chart) and India (bottom half).

Except for the top player in each country, Chinese players are consistently higher rated than the similarly ranked Indian player. Some months ago, in Putting Faces to Names, I did exactly that for the top Chinese players. It should be useful to do the same for the Indian players.

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