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How many players are consistently rated over 2500 but are not grand masters?

(I am interested in players who have been over 2500 for a few years while actively playing chess.)

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See also Why wasn’t Rashid Nezhmetdinov a grandmaster?

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Here is a list of the 50 currently active players rated over 2500 in the January 2022 list with no GM title sorted by current standard rating in descending order:

# Full Name (Last, First) FIDE ID Rating Born
1. Sviridov, Valery 4120680 2562 1991
2. Livaic, Leon 14531534 2559 2000
3. Petrov, Martin 2911086 2547 2000
4. Sosa, Tomas 121576 2546 1998
5. Obolenskikh, Dmitry 4156013 2543 1985
6. Teclaf, Pawel 1185934 2542 2003
7. Vazquez, Guillermo 3702308 2536 1997
8. Kourkoulos-Arditis, Stamatis 4221990 2532 1998
9. Noe, Christopher 24692018 2530 1996
10. Gazik, Viktor 14928752 2530 2001
11. Kriebel, Tadeas 330027 2526 1995
12. Iermito, Sebastian 114286 2525 1993
13. Nenezic, Marko 912123 2525 1995
14. Janik, Igor 1159259 2525 2000
15. Trushnikov, Sergey 34299360 2525 1975
16. Mousavi, Seyed Khalil 12511099 2524 1998
17. Muradli, Mahammad 13409301 2523 2003
18. Vernay, Clovis 633046 2523 1989
19. Sankalp, Gupta 5097010 2522 2003
20. Galperin, Platon 14165414 2522 2003
21. Lamard, Guillaume 600261 2520 1997
22. Kazakouski, Valeriy 13507443 2520 2000
23. Murzin, Volodar 44155573 2519 2006
24. Makarian, Rudik 44105681 2517 2004
25. Drygalov, Sergey 24171743 2517 1999
26. Shuvalova, Polina 24171760 2516 2001
27. Lobanov, Sergei 24183750 2516 2001
28. Dai, Changren 8608156 2515 1999
29. Le, Tuan Minh 12401153 2514 1996
30. Hauge, Lars Oskar 1509276 2513 1998
31. Ponizil, Cyril 322202 2513 1991
32. Noritsyn, Nikolay 2604922 2512 1991
33. Gavrilescu, David 1227190 2512 2003
34. Erenberg, Ariel 2811634 2512 2001
35. Mitrabha, Guha 5057000 2510 2001
36. Khanin, Semen 4111990 2509 1999
37. Neugebauer, Martin 14923432 2509 1999
38. Druska, Juraj 14915650 2509 1994
39. Beerdsen, Thomas 1030108 2508 1998
40. Wynn, Zaw Htun 13002783 2508 1982
41. Paehtz, Elisabeth 4641833 2507 1985
42. Matviishen, Viktor 14129850 2507 2002
43. Triapishko, Alexandr 14122286 2506 2000
44. Berchtenbreiter, Maximilian 24641120 2506 1994
45. Nikitenko, Mihail 13506862 2506 2000
46. Neef, Maximilian 24692085 2504 1996
47. Brenninkmeijer, Joris 1000047 2503 1969
48. Annaberdiev, Meilis 14000563 2503 1985
49. Blohberger, Felix 1632051 2503 2002
50. Salemgareev, Tagir 24199052 2503 2002
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  • I didn't check the further but the third player on this list does have a GM title now. Maybe there are more.
    – koedem
    Jan 31, 2022 at 20:40
  • Do they all have International Master (IM)? Jan 31, 2022 at 20:43
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    Excellent. Could you perhaps add a filter to this list to only include those players over 30 years old? That seems to be an age more than a standard deviation above the mean age chess players achieve their GM title as per chess.stackexchange.com/questions/9891/…. That way we could also see who is GM strength but is not a young player about to achieve their GM title Jan 31, 2022 at 20:45
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    @NoseKnowsAll Or just list people who been over 2500 for more then 3 years. Jan 31, 2022 at 20:55
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    @Evargalo it's still open to debate whether the second norm counts. The FIDE says it does not, whereas the german chess federation (DSB) insists on getting her the title. The dispute isn't yet decided.
    – Hauptideal
    Feb 1, 2022 at 13:16
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  • Download 2022-02 FIDE standard xml rating file.
  • Get players who are not GM or WGM with rating above 2500 and not inactive based from the xml file flag tag.
  • Scrape certain FIDE page based from fideid to get player rating history.
  • Select player with rating info from year 2018 to present having an average rating of above 2500 for that period.

Result

The m_rating is the mean rating from 2018-01 to 2022-02, rating is the current rating as of 2022-02. Table is sorted by m_rating followed by rating.

      fideid                   name country sex title  rating   age  m_rating
0    4120680       Sviridov, Valery     RUS   M   NaN    2561  30.0      2550
1    4156013    Obolenskikh, Dmitry     RUS   M    IM    2547  36.0      2540
2     114286     Iermito, Sebastian     ARG   M    IM    2525  28.0      2524
3   24692018       Noe, Christopher     GER   M    IM    2515  25.0      2523
4     912123         Nenezic, Marko     SRB   M    IM    2525  26.0      2521
5   14000563    Annaberdiev, Meilis     TKM   M    IM    2503  36.0      2520
6   14928752          Gazik, Viktor     SVK   M    IM    2543  20.0      2518
7     330027        Kriebel, Tadeas     CZE   M    IM    2519  26.0      2517
8   24183750        Lobanov, Sergei     RUS   M    IM    2534  20.0      2513
9     633046         Vernay, Clovis     FRA   M    IM    2523  32.0      2513
10    121576            Sosa, Tomas     ARG   M    IM    2547  23.0      2512
11  12401153          Le, Tuan Minh     VIE   M    IM    2514  25.0      2510
12  14122286   Triapishko, Alexandr     RUS   M    IM    2506  21.0      2509
13   2604922      Noritsyn, Nikolay     CAN   M    IM    2512  30.0      2502
14   4111990          Khanin, Semen     RUS   M    IM    2509  22.0      2502
15  12511099  Mousavi, Seyed Khalil     IRI   M    IM    2524  23.0      2501
16    655830         Bailet, Pierre     FRA   M    IM    2509  33.0      2501

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