FIDE World Rankings

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The Fédération Internationale des Échecs (FIDE) is the organization that governs international chess competition. At monthly intervals, FIDE publishes the lists "Top 100 Players", "Top 100 Women", "Top 100 Juniors" and "Top 100 Girls", as well as rankings of countries according to the average rating of their top 10 players and top 10 female players. The Elo rating system is used.

Top players[edit]

The top 20 positions in the rankings as of June 2015 are as follows:[1]

Rank Player Rating
1 Norway Magnus Carlsen 2876
2 Italy Fabiano Caruana 2805
3 India Viswanathan Anand 2804
4 United States Hikaru Nakamura 2802
5 Bulgaria Veselin Topalov 2798
6 Russia Vladimir Kramnik 2783
7 Russia Alexander Grischuk 2781
8 Armenia Levon Aronian 2780
9 United States Wesley So 2778
10 Netherlands Anish Giri 2773
11 Russia Dmitry Jakovenko 2759
12 Russia Sergey Karjakin 2753
13 Israel Boris Gelfand 2751
14 Czech Republic David Navara 2751
15 China Ding Liren 2749
16 Poland Radosław Wojtaszek 2749
17 China Li Chao 2748
18 Cuba Leinier Dominguez Perez 2746
19 Russia Evgeny Tomashevsky 2745
20 Russia Peter Svidler 2740

Top women[edit]

Women may play in the same events as men in chess and are rated together with men. As of June 2015, the highest rated female player is Hou Yifan, ranked 62nd in the world, passing Judit Polgár, who had held the number one ranking for 25 years. In August 2014, Polgár announced her retirement from professional chess. Despite her retirement, Polgár will remain on the official ranking list until one year after her last official game, which was played at the 41st Chess Olympiad in August 2014.

The top 20 positions in the rankings as of June 2015 are as follows:[2]

Rank Player Rating
1 China Hou Yifan 2676
2 Hungary Judit Polgár 2675
3 India Koneru Humpy 2589
4 Georgia (country) Nana Dzagnidze 2573
5 Ukraine Anna Muzychuk 2549
6 Russia Valentina Gunina 2548
7 China Wenjun Ju 2545
8 Lithuania Viktorija Čmilytė 2534
9 Russia Kateryna Lahno 2530
10 Ukraine Mariya Muzychuk 2528
11 Russia Alexandra Kosteniuk 2520
12 China Zhao Xue 2519
13 Georgia (country) Bela Khotenashvili 2518
14 Sweden Pia Cramling 2512
15 India Dronavalli Harika 2508
16 Bulgaria Antoaneta Stefanova 2499
17 Georgia (country) Nino Batsiashvili 2499
18 China Lufei Ruan 2491
19 Russia Nadezhda Kosintseva 2489
20 China Tan Zhongyi 2487

Top juniors[edit]

Juniors are considered to be players who remain under the age of 21 years for the duration of the current calendar year.

The top 20 positions in the rankings as of June 2015 are as follows:[3]

Rank Player Rating
1 China Wei Yi 2721
2 Russia Vladimir Fedoseev 2674
3 Hungary Richárd Rapport 2671
4 Russia Daniil Dubov 2661
5 Russia Vladislav Artemiev 2660
6 Russia Ivan Bukavshin 2647
7 Spain David Anton Guijarro 2626
8 Peru Jorge Cori 2623
9 United States Daniel Naroditsky 2622
10 Ukraine Illya Nyzhnyk 2622
11 Poland Jan-Krzysztof Duda 2610
12 China Lu Shanglei 2606
13 Germany Matthias Bluebaum 2600
14 Armenia Karen H. Grigoryan 2590
15 Poland Kamil Dragun 2586
16 United States Samuel Sevian 2578
17 Armenia Hovhannes Gabuzyan 2578
18 Russia Grigoriy Oparin 2571
19 Germany Dennis Wagner 2569
20 Netherlands Benjamin Bok 2561

Top girls[edit]

This list includes female players who will remain under the age of 21 years for the duration of the current calendar year.

The top 20 positions in the rankings as of June 2015 are as follows:[4]

Rank Player Rating
1 Russia Aleksandra Goryachkina 2486
2 China Lei Tingjie 2455
3 China Guo Qi 2429
4 Indonesia Medina Warda Aulia 2412
5 Iran Sarasadat Khademalsharieh 2412
6 Belarus Nastassia Ziaziulkina 2408
7 Kazakhstan Dinara Saduakassova 2405
8 Kazakhstan Zhansaya Abdumalik 2393
9 China Wang Jue 2367
10 China Ni Shiqun 2362
11 Colombia Paula Andrea Rodriguez Rueda 2358
12 Russia Alina Bivol 2354
13 Ukraine Iulija Osmak 2352
14 Montenegro Tijana Blagojevic 2338
15 China Zhai Mo 2329
16 Russia Anastasya Paramzina 2328
17 United States Akshita Gorti 2324
18 Azerbaijan Gunay Mammadzada 2320
19 Germany Josefine Heinemann 2311
20 Russia Anastasia Bykova 2310

Top countries[edit]

FIDE publishes two lists ranking countries. The first ranks them according to the average rating of their top 10 players, while the other ranks them according to the average rating of their top 10 female players. The top 20 positions in the former list as of June 2015 are as follows:[5]

Rank Country Average top 10 rating
1  Russia 2744
2  China 2708
3  Ukraine 2687
4  United States 2676
5  France 2656
6  India 2656
7  Hungary 2649
8  Armenia 2643
9  England 2635
10  Germany 2633
11  Poland 2633
12  Israel 2632
13  Netherlands 2628
14  Azerbaijan 2625
15  Bulgaria 2594
16  Georgia 2593
17  Spain 2590
18  Cuba 2587
19  Czech Republic 2582
20  Croatia 2582

Female list[edit]

The top 20 positions in this list as of June 2015 are as follows:[6]

Rank Country Average top 10 rating
1  China 2496
2  Russia 2494
3  Georgia 2440
4  Ukraine 2415
5  India 2399
6  Hungary 2378
7  Poland 2358
8  Germany 2340
9  France 2327
10  United States 2325
11  Romania 2319
12  Serbia 2294
13  Bulgaria 2294
14  Spain 2285
15  Azerbaijan 2284
16  Netherlands 2280
17  Cuba 2276
18  Slovakia 2267
19  Armenia 2262
20  Mongolia 2248

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