Shakhriyar Mamedyarov gets into FIDE top three

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The FIDE published the first rating list of 2017. World Champion Magnus Carlsen starts the year as number one with a rating of 2834. The US chess player Fabiano Caruana ranked second with 2811.

Azerbaijan's Shakhriyar Mamedyarov will start the new year with a career high rating of 2804 after scoring 3.5/4 in the classical segment of the 2017 Nutcracker tournament in Moscow. 

Hou Yifan is the top-ranking female chess player and the only woman in the World Chess Federation's Top 100 players (2680).