Arkady Naiditsch Officially Becomes Azeri Player

Время публикации: 01.08.2015 13:15 | Последнее обновление: 02.08.2015 02:13

Today, FIDE officially published the July rating list. At the top, there is nothing new - the fact that Ding Liren has pushed Levon Aronian out of the top ten was clear several days ago

The most interesting news is that Arkady Naiditsch already appears in the list as registered for Azerbaijan (his planned change of federation was reported back in May). With a rating of 2685 he occupies 56th place. As reported in, this is his lowest rating for some years. 

Even so, Naiditsch has helped Azerbaijan into the top ten countries in the world on the average rating of their ten best players.