Top 20 Juniors October 2007

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Radjabov TeimourCarlsen MagnusWang YueSergey KarjakinHikaru Nakamura

(FIDE) TOP 20 JUNIORS

IN THE TOP 5

  • Teimour Radjabov is a leading chess player from Azerbaijan. Radjabov earned the title of International Grandmaster in March 2001 at the age of 14, making him the 2nd youngest grandmaster in history at the time.
  • Magnus Carlsen is a Norwegian chess Grandmaster. On April 26, 2004 he became Grandmaster at the age of 13 yrs, 4 months, and 27 days, the 3rd youngest Grandmaster in world history, surpassed only by Sergey Karjakin and Parimarjan Negi.
  • Wang Yue is a Chinese chess player. In 1999, Wang Yue was the world champion in the category under 12 yrs. On the July 2007 FIDE list he is #22 in the world and #1 in China.
  • Sergey Karjakin of Ukraine became the youngest chess grandmaster in history at the age of 12 yrs and 7 months. On the FIDE list of October 2007, he is #24 in the world, #4 in the category of boys up to 20 years old and #3 in the Ukraine.
  • Hikaru Nakamura is an American chess Grandmaster (GM).
    He was the youngest American ever to earn the title of National Master. In 2003, at the age of 15 yrs and 79 days, he earned the grandmaster title, breaking Bobby Fischer’s record by 3 months for youngest American to have claimed the GM title. He is the #2 player in the USA.

IN THE TOP 20

Rank Name Title Country Rating Games B-Year
1 Radjabov, Teimour g AZE 2742 9 1987
2 Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2714 25 1990
3 Wang, Yue g CHN 2703 27 1987
4 Karjakin, Sergey g UKR 2694 11 1990
5 Nakamura, Hikaru g

USA

2648 21 1987
6 Tomashevsky, Evgeny g RUS 2646 19 1987
7 Predojevic, Borki g BIH 2645 18 1987
8 Wang, Hao g CHN 2643 47 1989
9 Stellwagen, Daniel g NED 2639 19 1987
10 Wojtaszek, Radoslaw g POL 2635 11 1987
11 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime g FRA 2634 24 1990
12 Rodshtein, Maxim g ISR 2615 20 1989
13 Nepomniachtchi, Ian g RUS 2611 11 1990
14 Laznicka, Viktor g CZE 2610 18 1988
15 Koneru, Humpy g IND 2606 27 1987
16 Caruana, Fabiano g ITA 2594 35 1992
17 Vitiugov, Nikita g RUS 2594 20 1987
18 Lysyj, Igor g RUS 2591 18 1987
19 Kuzubov, Yuriy g UKR 2582 27 1990
20 Mamedov, Rauf g AZE 2582 9 1988

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