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 September 2014 are as follows:[1]

Rank Player Rating
1 Norway Magnus Carlsen 2870
2 Armenia Levon Aronian 2804
3 Italy Fabiano Caruana 2801
4 Russia Alexander Grischuk 2789
5 India Viswanathan Anand 2785
6 Bulgaria Veselin Topalov 2784
7 United States Hikaru Nakamura 2782
8 Russia Sergey Karjakin 2777
9 France Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 2768
10 Russia Vladimir Kramnik 2760
11 Netherlands Anish Giri 2758
12 Azerbaijan Shakhriyar Mamedyarov 2756
13 Cuba Leinier Domínguez 2755
14 Philippines Wesley So 2755
15 China Ding Liren 2754
16 England Michael Adams 2752
17 Israel Boris Gelfand 2748
18 Russia Dmitry Jakovenko 2747
19 Russia Nikita Vitiugov 2742
20 Poland Radoslav Wojtaszek 2736

Top women[edit]

Women may play in the same events as men in chess and are rated together with men. As of September 2014, the highest rated female player is Judit Polgár, ranked 69th 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 1 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 September 2014 are as follows:[2]

Rank Player Rating
1 Hungary Judit Polgár 2675
2 China Hou Yifan 2663
3 India Koneru Humpy 2598
4 Georgia (country) Nana Dzagnidze 2566
5 China Wenjun Ju 2561
6 Ukraine Anna Muzychuk 2551
7 Russia Alexandra Kosteniuk 2543
8 Russia Valentina Gunina 2540
9 Russia Kateryna Lahno 2540
10 Lithuania Viktorija Čmilytė 2525
11 India Dronavalli Harika 2523
12 Ukraine Mariya Muzychuk 2522
13 Belarus Antoaneta Stefanova 2517
14 Sweden Pia Cramling 2516
15 Russia Nadezhda Kosintseva 2513
16 Georgia (country) Bela Khotenashvili 2507
17 China Zhao Xue 2507
18 Russia Tatiana Kosintseva 2494
19 Armenia Elina Danielian 2492
20 China Lufei Ruan 2491

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 September 2014 are as follows:[3]

Rank Player Rating
1 Netherlands Anish Giri 2758
2 Hungary Richárd Rapport 2713
3 China Yu Yangyi 2700
4 Russia Vladimir Fedoseev 2677
5 China Hou Yifan 2663
6 Russia Vladislav Artemiev 2650
7 China Wei Yi 2645
8 Netherlands Robin van Kampen 2637
9 Ukraine Illya Nyzhnyk 2632
10 United States Ray Robson 2628
11 India Santosh Gujrathi Vidit 2621
12 Peru Jorge Cori 2620
13 Poland Dariusz Świercz 2615
14 Russia Daniil Dubov 2614
15 Russia Ivan Bukavshin 2613
16 Armenia Karen H. Grigoryan 2610
17 Spain David Anton Guijarro 2609
18 United States Daniel Naroditsky 2601
19 Poland Jan-Krzysztof Duda 2599
20 Netherlands Benjamin Bok 2590

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 September 2014 are as follows:[4]

Rank Player Rating
1 China Hou Yifan 2663
2 China Guo Qi 2460
3 Russia Aleksandra Goryachkina 2430
4 Belarus Nastassia Ziaziulkina 2429
5 China Lei Tingjie 2428
6 Georgia (country) Meri Arabidze 2411
7 Kazakhstan Dinara Saduakassova 2409
8 Indonesia Medina Warda Aulia 2384
9 China Wang Jue 2368
10 Iran Sarasadat Khademalsharieh 2366
11 Spain Amalia Aranaz Murillo 2357
12 India Rout Padmini 2354
13 Russia Daria Pustovoitova 2354
14 Colombia Paula Andrea Rodriguez Rueda 2349
15 Israel Marsel Efroimski 2331
16 Kazakhstan Zhansaya Abdumalik 2319
17 Azerbaijan Gunay Mammadzade 2316
18 Russia Irina Drogovoz 2313
19 Germany Filiz Osmanodja 2310
20 China Mo Zhai 2309

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 September 2014 are as follows:[5]

Rank Country Average top 10 rating
1  Russia 2741
2  China 2693
3  Ukraine 2690
4  France 2665
5  Armenia 2659
6  India 2659
7  Hungary 2652
8  United States 2643
9  Netherlands 2641
10  Poland 2635
11  Germany 2631
12  Azerbaijan 2627
13  Israel 2626
14  England 2622
15  Bulgaria 2606
16  Spain 2595
17  Georgia 2587
18  Cuba 2587
19  Croatia 2585
20  Czech Republic 2582

Female list[edit]

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

Rank Country Average top 10 rating
1  China 2497
2  Russia 2493
3  Georgia 2445
4  Ukraine 2409
5  India 2387
6  Poland 2376
7  Hungary 2371
8  France 2347
9  Germany 2345
10  Romania 2322
11  United States 2315
12  Spain 2299
13  Bulgaria 2290
14  Serbia 2282
15  Cuba 2273
16  Netherlands 2266
17  Azerbaijan 2259
18  Vietnam 2249
19  Slovakia 2248
20  Kazakhstan 2246

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