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Anand second behind Aronian in ACP Tour list

Written by: Staff

Brussels, July 7 (UNI) Viswanathan Anand has finished a distant second behind Armenian Grandmaster Levon Aronian in the Association of Chess Professionals (ACP) tour list of top 20 players.

Anand accumlated 1752 points from seven events against Aronian's 2128 points from five events.

Two other Indians who figure in the list are P Harikrishna and K Sasikiran. Harikrishna with 1225 points from eight events is on fourth spot while Sasikiran has been placed 14th with 657 points.

However, some of the world's top players like world number one Veselin Topalov and former World Champions Ruslan Ponomariov are not a part of the ACP.

Top 20: 1. Aronian (2128), 2. Anand 1752, 3. Sergei Rublevsky (1425), 4. P Harikrishna (1225), 5. Arkadij Naiditsch (1055), 6. Alexei Shirov (926), 7. Evgeny Bareev (818), 8. Viorel Bologan (799), 9. Hikaru Nakamura (755), 10. Teimour Radjabov (747), 11. Andrei Volokitin (719), 12. Peter Svidler (703), 13. Loek Van Wely (690), 14. K Sasikiran (657), 15. Alexander Grischuk (628), 16. Etienne Bacrot (576), 17. Alexander Motylev (566), 18. Boris Gelfand (556), 19. Ivan Sokolov (520), 20. Pavel Eljanov (464) UNI XC PM VA ND1408

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