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 February 2015 are as follows:[1]

Rank Player Rating
1 Norway Magnus Carlsen 2865
2 Italy Fabiano Caruana 2811
3 Russia Alexander Grischuk 2810
4 Bulgaria Veselin Topalov 2800
5 Netherlands Anish Giri 2797
6 India Viswanathan Anand 2797
7 Philippines Wesley So 2788
8 Russia Vladimir Kramnik 2783
9 Armenia Levon Aronian 2777
10 United States Hikaru Nakamura 2776
11 France Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 2775
12 Russia Sergey Karjakin 2760
13 Azerbaijan Shakhriyar Mamedyarov 2759
14 China Ding Liren 2755
15 Israel Boris Gelfand 2747
16 Russia Peter Svidler 2739
17 England Michael Adams 2738
18 Russia Dmitry Andreikin 2737
19 Czech Republic David Navara 2735
20 Russia Nikita Vitiugov 2735

Top women[edit]

Women may play in the same events as men in chess and are rated together with men. As of February 2015, the highest rated female player is Judit Polgár, ranked 66th in the world, although she has previously ranked as high as eighth. In August 2014, Polgár announced her retirement from professional chess, leaving Hou Yifan as the de facto number one female player. 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 February 2015 are as follows:[2]

Rank Player Rating
1 Hungary Judit Polgár 2675
2 China Hou Yifan 2672
3 India Koneru Humpy 2581
4 Georgia (country) Nana Dzagnidze 2570
5 China Wenjun Ju 2547
6 Ukraine Anna Muzychuk 2543
7 Lithuania Viktorija Čmilytė 2530
8 Russia Kateryna Lahno 2530
9 Russia Alexandra Kosteniuk 2529
10 Russia Valentina Gunina 2528
11 China Zhao Xue 2527
12 Ukraine Mariya Muzychuk 2523
13 Georgia (country) Bela Khotenashvili 2520
14 Sweden Pia Cramling 2514
15 Bulgaria Antoaneta Stefanova 2513
16 India Dronavalli Harika 2496
17 China Lufei Ruan 2491
18 Russia Nadezhda Kosintseva 2489
19 Armenia Elina Danielian 2488
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 February 2015 are as follows:[3]

Rank Player Rating
1 Hungary Richárd Rapport 2703
2 China Wei Yi 2695
3 Russia Vladimir Fedoseev 2684
4 Russia Vladislav Artemiev 2659
5 Russia Daniil Dubov 2632
6 Ukraine Illya Nyzhnyk 2622
7 Russia Ivan Bukavshin 2622
8 United States Daniel Naroditsky 2622
9 Spain David Anton Guijarro 2617
10 Peru Jorge Cori 2596
11 Armenia Karen H. Grigoryan 2596
12 Poland Jan-Krzysztof Duda 2591
13 Netherlands Benjamin Bok 2587
14 Germany Matthias Bluebaum 2571
15 China Lu Shanglei 2570
16 Poland Kamil Dragun 2558
17 Armenia Hovhannes Gabuzyan 2553
18 Germany Alexander Donchenko 2552
19 Russia Grigoriy Oparin 2551
20 India Suri Vaibhav 2551

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 February 2015 are as follows:[4]

Rank Player Rating
1 Russia Aleksandra Goryachkina 2451
2 China Guo Qi 2439
3 Belarus Nastassia Ziaziulkina 2431
4 China Lei Tingjie 2429
5 Ukraine Iulija Osmak 2419
6 Kazakhstan Dinara Saduakassova 2406
7 Indonesia Medina Warda Aulia 2404
8 Kazakhstan Zhansaya Abdumalik 2379
9 Iran Sarasadat Khademalsharieh 2372
10 Colombia Paula Andrea Rodriguez Rueda 2371
11 China Wang Jue 2365
12 Monaco Davaademberel Nomin-Erdene 2356
13 Russia Alina Bivol 2355
14 Azerbaijan Gunay Mammadzade 2334
15 Azerbaijan Ulviyya Fataliyeva 2331
16 China Mo Zhai 2324
17 Spain Amalia Aranaz Murillo 2319
18 Germany Filiz Osmanodja 2318
19 China Ni Shiqun 2315
20 Poland Anna Iwanow 2298

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 February 2015 are as follows:[5]

Rank Country Average top 10 rating
1  Russia 2744
2  China 2703
3  Ukraine 2688
4  United States 2667
5  France 2658
6  India 2655
7  Armenia 2651
8  Hungary 2650
9  Netherlands 2634
10  Poland 2631
11  England 2631
12  Israel 2630
13  Germany 2629
14  Azerbaijan 2626
15  Bulgaria 2602
16  Spain 2594
17  Georgia 2590
18  Cuba 2589
19  Czech Republic 2586
20  Croatia 2585

Female list[edit]

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

Rank Country Average top 10 rating
1  China 2496
2  Russia 2485
3  Georgia 2440
4  Ukraine 2411
5  India 2385
6  Hungary 2370
7  Poland 2362
8  Germany 2335
9  France 2328
10  United States 2325
11  Romania 2323
12  Bulgaria 2298
13  Serbia 2296
14  Azerbaijan 2288
15  Spain 2283
16  Netherlands 2273
17  Cuba 2267
18  Slovakia 2257
19  Armenia 2248
20  Kazakhstan 2248

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