1997 in chess

Below is a list of events in chess in 1997, as well as the top ten FIDE rated chess players at the start of that year.

Years in chess

1997 in sports

Top playersEdit

FIDE top 10 players by Elo rating - January 1997

  1. Garry Kasparov   Russia 2795
  2. Viswanathan Anand   India 2765
  3. Anatoly Karpov   Russia 2760
  4. Vladimir Kramnik   Russia 2740
  5. Vassily Ivanchuk   Ukraine 2740
  6. Veselin Topalov   Bulgaria 2725
  7. Gata Kamsky   United States 2720
  8. Boris Gelfand   Belarus 2700
  9. Alexei Shirov   Spain 2690
  10. Nigel Short   England 2690

Chess news in briefEdit

BirthsEdit

DeathsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Burgess, Graham (1999). Chess Highlights of the 20th Century. Gambit Publications. ISBN 1-901983-21-8.
  • Chess History & Chronology - Bill Wall( Archived 2008-04-20 at the Wayback Machine 2009-10-20)
  • Olimpbase - Olympiads and other Team event information
  • FIDE rating list data 1970-97