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 August 2015 are as follows:[1]

Rank Player Rating
1 Norway Magnus Carlsen 2853
2-3 India Viswanathan Anand 2816
2-3 Bulgaria Veselin Topalov 2816
4 United States Hikaru Nakamura 2814
5 United States Fabiano Caruana 2808
6 Netherlands Anish Giri 2793
7 United States Wesley So 2779
8 Russia Vladimir Kramnik 2777
9 Russia Alexander Grischuk 2771
10 China Ding Liren 2770
11 Armenia Levon Aronian 2765
12 Russia Dmitry Jakovenko 2759
13 Russia Sergey Karjakin 2753
14 China Li Chao 2748
15 Russia Evgeny Tomashevsky 2747
16 Israel Boris Gelfand 2741
17-18 India Pentala Harikrishna 2740
17-18 England Michael Adams 2740
19 Russia Peter Svidler 2739
20 Azerbaijan Teimour Radjabov 2738

Top women[edit]

Women may play in the same events as men in chess and are rated together with men. 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 August 2015 are as follows:[2]

Rank Player Rating
1 Hungary Judit Polgár 2675
2 China Hou Yifan 2671
3 India Koneru Humpy 2585
4 Georgia (country) Nana Dzagnidze 2573
5 Ukraine Anna Muzychuk 2549
6 China Wenjun Ju 2542
7 Lithuania Viktorija Čmilytė 2534
8 China Zhao Xue 2533
9 Russia Valentina Gunina 2531
10 Russia Kateryna Lahno 2530
11 Ukraine Mariya Muzychuk 2528
12 Russia Alexandra Kosteniuk 2526
13 Georgia (country) Bela Khotenashvili 2518
14-15 China Tan Zhongyi 2512
14-15 Sweden Pia Cramling 2512
16 India Dronavalli Harika 2509
17-18 Georgia (country) Nino Batsiashvili 2500
17-8 Bulgaria Antoaneta Stefanova 2500
19 France Marie Sebag 2496
20 China Ruan Lufei 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 August 2015 are as follows:[3]

Rank Player Rating
1 China Wei Yi 2725
2 Russia Vladislav Artemiev 2671
3 Hungary Richárd Rapport 2671
4 Russia Vladimir Fedoseev 2659
5 Russia Ivan Bukavshin 2655
6 Russia Daniil Dubov 2654
7 Poland Jan-Krzysztof Duda 2645
8-9 Peru Jorge Cori 2635
8-9 Spain David Anton Guijarro 2635
10 United States Daniel Naroditsky 2631
11 Ukraine Illya Nyzhnyk 2628
12 China Lu Shanglei 2607
13 Germany Matthias Bluebaum 2595
14 Armenia Hovhannes Gabuzyan 2593
15 Armenia Karen H. Grigoryan 2582
16 Netherlands Benjamin Bok 2573
17 Poland Kamil Dragun 2572
18 Germany Dennis Wagner 2569
19 Iran Pouya Idani 2568
20 Germany Alexander Donchenko 2567

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 August 2015 are as follows:[4]

Rank Player Rating
1 Russia Aleksandra Goryachkina 2474
2 China Lei Tingjie 2436
3 Mongolia Nomin-Erdene Davaademberel 2428
4 China Guo Qi 2425
5-6 Indonesia Medina Warda Aulia 2412
5-6 Iran Sarasadat Khademalsharieh 2412
7 China Zhai Mo 2406
8-9 Belarus Nastassia Ziaziulkina 2401
8-9 Kazakhstan Dinara Saduakassova 2401
10 China Ni Shiqun 2389
11 Kazakhstan Zhansaya Abdumalik 2371
12 China Wang Jue 2360
13 Colombia Paula Andrea Rodriguez Rueda 2358
14 Ukraine Iulija Osmak 2338
15 Russia Alina Bivol 2333
16 Montenegro Tijana Blagojevic 2323
17 Azerbaijan Gunay Mammadzada 2320
18 Russia Dinara Dordzhieva 2316
19-20 Azerbaijan Aydan Hojjatova 2315
19-20 Greece Anastasia Avramidou 2315

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 August 2015 are as follows:[5]

Rank Country Average top 10 rating
1  Russia 2740
2  China 2714
3  United States 2697
4  Ukraine 2687
5  India 2663
6  France 2652
7  Hungary 2649
8  Azerbaijan 2643
9  Armenia 2641
10  Poland 2635
11  England 2635
12  Israel 2632
13  Netherlands 2629
14  Germany 2621
15  Bulgaria 2593
16  Spain 2590
17  Georgia 2586
18  Croatia 2584
19  Cuba 2584
20  Czech Republic 2580

Female list[edit]

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

Rank Country Average top 10 rating
1  China 2492
2  Russia 2490
3  Georgia 2441
4  Ukraine 2413
5  India 2391
6  Hungary 2375
7  Poland 2353
8  Germany 2341
9  France 2334
10  United States 2325
11  Romania 2321
12  Serbia 2304
13  Azerbaijan 2292
14  Spain 2286
15  Bulgaria 2286
16  Mongolia 2284
17  Netherlands 2283
18  Cuba 2275
19  Armenia 2252
20  Kazakhstan 2250

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