Azerbaijani chess player Nijat Abasov, who took the fourth place in the World Cup held in Baku, entered the Top 60 of the world online ranking.
According to İdman.biz, the semi-finalist of the tournament advanced 38 places in the rating and added 31 rating points. Currently, Abasov’s rating is 2677 Elo, and he is ranked 59th in the daily updated ranking.
During the World Cup, Nijat defeated grandmasters like Dutchman Anish Giri, Russian Petr Svidler and Indian Santosh Vidit Gujarati. In the semifinals, he tied with him in the return game and lost to the future champion Magnus Carlsen on aggregate, which had a positive effect on the rating. Also, the victory over the American Fabiano Caruana in the first game for the third place increased Nicat’s rating.
Meanwhile, the official ranking of the International Federation will be published in these days.