The Tenth Rank

The Top Ten Chess (CC) Players in the United States for May 2014.

Source: United States Chess Federation

1 Menke, John R IL USA 2489
2 Buss, Michael IN USA 2430
3 Brandhorst, Wesley FL USA 2416
4 Ingersol, Harry Walter IA USA 2415
5 Tracz, James G OH USA 2405
6 Tseng, Wilbur IL USA 2403
7 Kain, Anthony James SC USA 2398
8 Mcgregor, Stephen Dean TX USA 2391
9 Sogin, David Warren KY USA 2386
10 Torres, Chris CA USA 2375


Of course it was never about rank or rating but rather the happiness and enjoyment that I derive from playing chess at a high level. Still, it is nice to be ranked in the top 10… Although, I still have work to do as there is no tenth rank in chess.



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4 Responses to “The Tenth Rank”

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  2. Wolff King Morrow Says:

    Dare I state the obvious but computer engine use has been traditionally prohibited on USCF CC, yet of course we know this rule is obviously not being enforced with club-level OTB players sporting 2300-2500 cc ratings in the top 10 list. That’s why I only play via the ICCF-US branch. With computer use being allowed there, nobody gets cheated and everything is fair. Now THAT is a top 10 list one can respect.

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  4. correspondence is a joke Says:

    Michael Buss, 2010 Golden Knights victory (concluding 2017) clearly using Stockfish. 100% move correlation posted to playchess online DB.

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