FIDE World Rankings

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The Fédération Internationale des Échecs (FIDE) is the organization that governs international chess competition. Each month, 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 male players on 1 April were ranked as follows:[1]

Rank Change* Player Rating
1 Steady Norway Magnus Carlsen 2838
2 Steady United States Wesley So 2822
3 Steady United States Fabiano Caruana 2817
4 Steady Russia Vladimir Kramnik 2811
5 Steady France Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 2803
6 Steady United States Hikaru Nakamura 2793
7 Steady India Viswanathan Anand 2786
8 Steady Russia Sergey Karjakin 2783
9 Steady Armenia Levon Aronian 2774
10 Steady Azerbaijan Shakhriyar Mamedyarov 2772
11 Steady Netherlands Anish Giri 2771
12 Steady England Michael Adams 2761
13 Steady China Ding Liren 2759
14 Steady India Pentala Harikrishna 2755
15 Steady Ukraine Pavel Eljanov 2751
Steady Russia Ian Nepomniachtchi 2751
17 Steady Russia Alexander Grischuk 2750
Steady China Yangyi Yu 2750
19 Increase 1 Russia Peter Svidler 2747
20 Decrease 1 Poland Radosław Wojtaszek 2745
*Change from the previous month

Top women[edit]

The top 20 females were ranked on 1 April as follows:[2]

Rank Change* Player Rating
1 Steady China Hou Yifan 2649
2 Steady China Ju Wenjun 2596
3 Steady Ukraine Anna Muzychuk 2587
4 Steady India Koneru Humpy 2557
5 Increase 1 Ukraine Mariya Muzychuk 2546
6 Increase 1 Russia Kateryna Lagno 2543
7 Decrease 2 Russia Alexandra Kosteniuk 2541
8 Increase 1 Lithuania Viktorija Čmilytė 2538
9 Increase 2 Georgia (country) Nana Dzagnidze 2525
10 Increase 2 Bulgaria Antoaneta Stefanova 2527
11 Decrease 3 India Dronavalli Harika 2521
12 Steady Russia Valentina Gunina 2509
13 Increase 1 China Tan Zhongyi 2508
14 Decrease 1 China Zhao Xue 2499
15 Steady Georgia (country) Nino Batsiashvili 2496
16 Steady France Marie Sebag 2488
17 Steady Russia Natalija Pogonina 2478
18 Increase 1 China Shen Yang 2473
19 Decrease 1 China Lei Tingjie 2471
20 Increase 5 Russia Olga Girya 2470
*Change from the previous month

Top juniors[edit]

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

The top 20 positions were ranked on 1 April as follows:[3]

Rank Change* Player Rating
1 Steady China Wei Yi 2727
2 Steady Poland Jan-Krzysztof Duda 2684
3 Increase 1 Russia Vladislav Artemiev 2677
4 Decrease 1 United States Jeffery Xiong 2665
5 Steady Germany Matthias Bluebaum 2634
6 Steady Russia Grigoriy Oparin 2604
7 Steady Russia Maksim Vavulin 2599
8 Steady Norway Aryan Tari 2597
9 Steady Hungary Benjamin Gledura 2592
10 Decrease 1 India Chithambaram Aravindh 2588
11 Increase 5 Russia Mikhail Antipov 2586
12 Decrease 3 Russia Kirill Alekseenko 2585
Increase 1 China Bai Jinshi 2585
Increase 6 India Murali Karthikeyan 2585
15 Decrease 3 Netherlands Jorden Van Foreest 2584
16 Increase 6 Germany Dennis Wagner 2577
17 Decrease 3 Romania Bogdan-Daniel Deac 2576
18 Decrease 6 United States Samuel Sevian 2574
19 Increase 2 Germany Rasmus Svane 2573
20 Decrease 4 India Diptayan Ghosh 2572
*Change from the previous month

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 were ranked on 1 March as follows:[4]

Rank Change* Player Rating
1 Steady China Lei Tingjie 2471
2 Steady Russia Aleksandra Goryachkina 2452
3 Steady Iran Sarasadat Khademalsharieh 2450
Increase 2 China Ni Shiqun 2450
5 Decrease 1 Kazakhstan Zhansaya Abdumalik 2442
6 Steady Greece Stavroula Tsolakidou 2395
7 Steady Russia Polina Shuvalova 2376
8 Increase 17 Belarus Olga Badelka 2362
9 Decrease 1 Indonesia Medina Warda Aulia 2358
Decrease 1 Mongolia Davaademberel Nomin-Erdene 2358
11 Decrease 1 Iran Dorsa Derakhshani 2351
12 Decrease 1 Azerbaijan Gunay Mammadzada 2348
Increase 1 Ukraine Iulija Osmak 2348
14 Decrease 2 Russia Alexandra Obolentseva 2346
15 Increase 23 Bulgaria Gabriela Antova 2335
16 Decrease 1 Spain Marta García 2323
17 Decrease 1 Russia Ekaterina Diakonova 2321
18 Decrease 1 Hungary Annamaria Marjanovics 2318
19 Increase 3 Uzbekistan Gulrukhbegim Tokhirjonova 2313
20 Decrease 1 Serbia Teodora Injac 2310
*Change from the previous month

Top countries[edit]

FIDE publishes two lists ranking countries. The first ranks them according to the average rating of their top 10 male players, while the other ranks them according to the average rating of their top 10 female players. The top 20 positions were ranked on 1 April in the former list as follows:[5]

Rank Change* Country Average top 10 rating
1 Steady  Russia 2746
2 Steady  United States 2706
3 Steady  China 2703
4 Steady  Ukraine 2690
5 Steady  India 2666
6 Steady  Azerbaijan 2658
7 Steady  France 2651
8 Increase 1  Poland 2645
9 Decrease 1  Armenia 2642
10 Steady  England 2641
11 Steady  Hungary 2637
12 Decrease 1  Israel 2635
13 Steady  Netherlands 2629
14 Steady  Germany 2614
15 Steady  Spain 2603
16 Steady  Bulgaria 2588
Increase 1  Czech Republic 2588
18 Steady  Georgia 2587
19 Increase 1  Cuba 2581
20 Decrease 2  Croatia 2578
*Change from the previous month

Female list[edit]

The top 20 countries by average rating of the top 10 female players were ranked on 1 April 2017 as follows:[6]

Rank Change* Country Average top 10 rating
1 Steady  China 2493
2 Steady  Russia 2473
3 Steady  Georgia 2417
4 Steady  Ukraine 2415
5 Steady  India 2392
6 Steady  Poland 2369
7 Steady  Germany 2365
8 Steady  Hungary 2342
9 Steady  United States 2328
10 Steady  France 2311
11 Increase 3  Bulgaria 2308
12 Decrease 1  Serbia 2305
13 Decrease 1  Romania 2300
14 Decrease 1  Azerbaijan 2296
15 Steady  Spain 2279
16 Steady  Armenia 2270
Increase 1  Netherlands 2270
18 Steady  Cuba 2264
19 Decrease 1  Vietnam 2261
20 Decrease 2  Mongolia 2260
*Change from the previous month

References[edit]

  1. ^ Administrator. "FIDE Online. FIDE Top players - Standard Top 100 Players April 2017". ratings.fide.com. Retrieved 2017-04-01. 
  2. ^ Administrator. "FIDE Online. FIDE Top players - Standard Top 100 Women April 2017". ratings.fide.com. Retrieved 2017-04-01. 
  3. ^ Administrator. "FIDE Online. FIDE Top players - Standard Top 100 Juniors April 2017". ratings.fide.com. Retrieved 2017-04-01. 
  4. ^ Administrator. "FIDE Online. FIDE Top players - Standard Top 100 Girls March 2017". ratings.fide.com. Retrieved 2017-03-01. 
  5. ^ Administrator. "FIDE Country Top chess players". ratings.fide.com. Retrieved 2017-04-01. 
  6. ^ Administrator. "FIDE Country Top chess players". ratings.fide.com. Retrieved 2017-04-01. 

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