Top players over time


I am occasionally asked "who were the best three players in the world in 1995" or other similar subjective questions. In the table below, I list the players who have been ranked in the top three according to the ratings program. Only those players having an RRF (rating reliability factor) greater than 90 at the appropriate time have been included. The numbers in the brackets indicate the highest position that that player attained in the specified year.

2013: Patrick Barrie (1), Matt Fayers (2), Larry Kahn (2), Andy Purvis (2)
2012: Patrick Barrie (1), Larry Kahn (1), Andy Purvis (2), Matt Fayers (3)
2011: Patrick Barrie (1), Larry Kahn (1), Matt Fayers (2)
2010: Patrick Barrie (1), Larry Kahn (1), Matt Fayers (3), Matthew Rose (3)
2009: Patrick Barrie (1), Larry Kahn (1), Andy Purvis (1), Matthew Rose (2), Matt Fayers (3)
2008: Larry Kahn (1), Andy Purvis (1), Matthew Rose (1), Matt Fayers (2)
2007: Larry Kahn (1), Andy Purvis (1), Matt Fayers (3), Matthew Rose (3)
2006: Andy Purvis (1), Larry Kahn (2), Geoff Myers (2), Matt Fayers(3)
2005: Andy Purvis (1), Larry Kahn (2), Matt Fayers (3), Richard Moore (3), Geoff Myers (3).
2004: Geoff Myers (1), Larry Kahn (1), Andy Purvis (1), Patrick Barrie (3), Richard Moore (3), Matthew Rose(3).
2003: Larry Kahn (1), Geoff Myers (1), Patrick Barrie (2), Matthew Rose (2), Dave Lockwood (3), Andy Purvis (3).
2002: Patrick Barrie (1), Larry Kahn (1), Dave Lockwood (1), Matthew Rose (2).
2001: Patrick Barrie (1), Larry Kahn (1), Dave Lockwood (1), Jon Mapley (3), Matthew Rose (3). 
2000: Patrick Barrie (1), Larry Kahn (1), Matthew Rose (1), Andy Purvis (2), Dave Lockwood (3), Jon Mapley (3).
1999: Patrick Barrie (1), Larry Kahn (1), Andy Purvis (1), Matthew Rose (2).
1998: Larry Kahn (1), Geoff Myers (1), Andy Purvis (1), Patrick Barrie (2), Dave Lockwood (3), Matthew Rose (3).
1997: Geoff Myers (1), Andy Purvis (1), Larry Kahn (2), Matthew Rose (2), Patrick Barrie (3), Dave Lockwood (3).
1996: Geoff Myers (1), Andy Purvis (1), Patrick Barrie (3), Larry Kahn (3), Dave Lockwood (3).
1995: Larry Kahn (1), Geoff Myers (1), Andy Purvis (2), Dave Lockwood (3).
1994: Larry Kahn (1), Geoff Myers (1), Patrick Barrie (2), Dave Lockwood (2), Andy Purvis (2), Mike Surridge (3).
1993: Larry Kahn (1), Geoff Myers (1), Patrick Barrie (2), Dave Lockwood (2), Andy Purvis (2).
1992: Larry Kahn (1), Geoff Myers (1), Dave Lockwood (3), Jon Mapley (3), Andy Purvis (3).
1991: Larry Kahn (1), Dave Lockwood (1), Geoff Myers (2), Jon Mapley (3).
1990: Larry Kahn (1), Andy Purvis (1), Dave Lockwood (2), Geoff Myers (3), Mike Surridge (3).
1989: Larry Kahn (1), Dave Lockwood (1), Jon Mapley (3), Richard Moore (3), Geoff Myers (3).
1988: Larry Kahn (1), Dave Lockwood (1), Alan Dean (2), Jon Mapley (2), Mike Surridge (2).
1987: Larry Kahn (1), Alan Dean (2), Jon Mapley (2), Mike Surridge (2), Dave Lockwood (3).
1986: Larry Kahn (1), Dave Lockwood (2), Mike Surridge (2), Alan Dean (3).


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