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 July 2014 are as follows:[1]

Rank Player Rating
1 Norway Magnus Carlsen 2877
2 Armenia Levon Aronian 2805
3 Russia Alexander Grischuk 2795
4 Italy Fabiano Caruana 2789
5 United States Hikaru Nakamura 2787
6 Russia Sergey Karjakin 2786
7 India Viswanathan Anand 2785
8 Russia Vladimir Kramnik 2777
9 Bulgaria Veselin Topalov 2772
10 France Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 2766
11 Cuba Leinier Domínguez 2760
12 Israel Boris Gelfand 2753
13 Russia Peter Svidler 2751
14 Netherlands Anish Giri 2750
15 Russia Dmitry Jakovenko 2747
16 Philippines Wesley So 2744
17 England Michael Adams 2743
18 Azerbaijan Shakhriyar Mamedyarov 2743
19 Russia Nikita Vitiugov 2742
20 Hungary Peter Leko 2737

Top women[edit]

Women may play in the same events as men in chess and are rated together with men. As of July 2014, the highest rated female player is Judit Polgár, ranked 66th in the world, although she has previously ranked as high as eighth.

The top 20 positions in the rankings as of July 2014 are as follows:[2]

Rank Player Rating
1 Hungary Judit Polgár 2676
2 China Hou Yifan 2629
3 India Koneru Humpy 2613
4 Slovenia Anna Muzychuk 2561
5 China Zhao Xue 2542
6 Georgia (country) Nana Dzagnidze 2541
7 Ukraine Kateryna Lahno 2540
8 China Wenjun Ju 2538
9 Russia Alexandra Kosteniuk 2533
10 Lithuania Viktorija Čmilytė 2525
11 Ukraine Mariya Muzychuk 2521
12 Georgia (country) Bela Khotenashvili 2518
13 India Dronavalli Harika 2513
14 Russia Nadezhda Kosintseva 2513
15 Russia Natalija Pogonina 2508
16 China Lufei Ruan 2503
17 Russia Valentina Gunina 2501
18 Russia Olga Girya 2493
19 Sweden Pia Cramling 2491
20 Hungary Hoang Thanh Trang 2490

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 July 2014 are as follows:[3]

Rank Player Rating
1 Netherlands Anish Giri 2750
2 Hungary Richárd Rapport 2701
3 China Yu Yangyi 2670
4 Russia Vladimir Fedoseev 2668
5 Russia Vladislav Artemiev 2652
6 Netherlands Robin van Kampen 2636
7 China Wei Yi 2636
8 Spain David Anton Guijarro 2631
9 China Hou Yifan 2629
10 Ukraine Illya Nyzhnyk 2628
11 United States Ray Robson 2628
12 Poland Dariusz Świercz 2617
13 Russia Daniil Dubov 2614
14 Peru Jorge Cori 2608
15 Russia Ivan Bukavshin 2603
16 India Santosh Gujrathi Vidit 2602
17 Armenia Karen H. Grigoryan 2592
18 Netherlands Benjamin Bok 2586
19 Armenia Hovhannes Gabuzyan 2582
20 Poland Jan-Krzysztof Duda 2580

Top girls[edit]

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

The top 20 positions in the rankings as of July 2014 are as follows:[4]

Rank Player Rating
1 China Hou Yifan 2629
2 China Lei Tingjie 2450
3 China Guo Qi 2443
4 Russia Aleksandra Goryachkina 2434
5 Belarus Nastassia Ziaziulkina 2407
6 Georgia (country) Meri Arabidze 2406
7 Indonesia Medina Warda Aulia 2382
8 China Wang Jue 2381
9 Russia Daria Pustovoitova 2354
10 Kazakhstan Dinara Saduakassova 2336
11 Kazakhstan Zhansaya Abdumalik 2333
12 China Ni Shiqun 2324
13 Italy Marina Brunello 2321
14 Netherlands Lisa Schut 2321
15 Iran Sarasadat Khademalsharieh 2319
16 India Padmini Rout 2318
17 Vietnam Nguyen Thi Mai Hung 2307
18 Mongolia Enkhtuul Altan-Ulzii 2300
19 Spain Amalia Aranaz Murillo 2298
20 Germany Filiz Osmanodja 2295

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 July 2014 are as follows:[5]

Rank Country Average top 10 rating
1  Russia 2746
2  Ukraine 2694
3  China 2676
4  France 2669
5  Hungary 2655
6  Armenia 2652
7  India 2651
8  United States 2648
9  Netherlands 2644
10  Germany 2631
11  Poland 2628
12  Israel 2627
13  Azerbaijan 2624
14  England 2619
15  Bulgaria 2604
16  Spain 2599
17  Georgia 2589
18  Czech Republic 2584
19  Cuba 2584
20  Croatia 2582

Female list[edit]

The top 20 positions in this list as of April 2014 are as follows:[6]

Rank Country Average top 10 rating
1  China 2495
2  Russia 2472
3  Georgia 2441
4  Ukraine 2410
5  India 2390
6  Hungary 2379
7  Poland 2370
8  Germany 2344
9  France 2330
10  Romania 2324
11  United States 2322
12  Spain 2295
13  Bulgaria 2289
14  Cuba 2289
15  Serbia 2288
16  Netherlands 2276
17  Kazakhstan 2270
18  Slovakia 2261
19  England 2245
20  Vietnam 2244

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