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The Fédération Internationale des Échecs (FIDE) 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 players on 1 July 2018 were ranked as follows:[1]

Rank Change* Player Rating
1 Steady Norway Magnus Carlsen 2842
2 Steady United States Fabiano Caruana 2822
3 Steady Azerbaijan Shakhriyar Mamedyarov 2801
4 Steady China Ding Liren 2797
5 Steady Russia Vladimir Kramnik 2792
6 Increase 1 Netherlands Anish Giri 2782
7 Increase 2 United States Wesley So 2780
8 Decrease 2 France Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 2779
9 Increase 1 United States Hikaru Nakamura 2777
10 Decrease 2 Russia Sergey Karjakin 2773
11 Increase 3 India Viswanathan Anand 2768
12 Steady Armenia Levon Aronian 2767
13 Decrease 2 Russia Alexander Grischuk 2766
14 Decrease 1 China Yu Yangyi 2762
15 Increase 1 Russia Ian Nepomniachtchi 2757
16 Decrease 1 Russia Peter Svidler 2753
17 Steady Azerbaijan Teimour Radjabov 2751
18 Increase 1 Russia Dmitry Jakovenko 2749
19 Decrease 1 Bulgaria Veselin Topalov 2747
20 Increase 6 Czech Republic David Navara 2741
*Change from the previous month

Top women[edit]

The top 20 females were ranked on 1 July 2018 as follows:[2]

Rank Change* Player Rating
1 Steady China Hou Yifan 2658
2 Steady China Ju Wenjun 2568
3 Steady Ukraine Anna Muzychuk 2564
4 Steady Russia Kateryna Lagno 2556
5 Steady Russia Alexandra Kosteniuk 2552
6 Steady Russia Valentina Gunina 2527
7 Increase 1 China Tan Zhongyi 2524
8 Increase 1 Ukraine Mariya Muzychuk 2521
9 Increase 1 Georgia (country) Nana Dzagnidze 2519
10 Increase 1 Russia Aleksandra Goryachkina 2509
11 Increase 1 India Harika Dronavalli 2494
12 Increase 1 Georgia (country) Nino Batsiashvili 2492
13 Increase 2 Bulgaria Antoaneta Stefanova 2490
14 Increase 6 Germany Elisabeth Pähtz 2489
15 Decrease 1 Kazakhstan Dinara Saduakassova 2489
16 Steady Kazakhstan Zhansaya Abdumalik 2488
17 Steady France Marie Sebag 2480
18 Steady China Zhao Xue 2478
19 Increase 2 Russia Natalia Pogonina 2475
20 Decrease 1 Georgia (country) Lela Javakhishvili 2475
*Change from the previous month

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 were ranked on 1 July 2018 as follows:[3]

Rank Change* Player Rating Age
1 Increase 1 Poland Jan-Krzysztof Duda 2737 20
2 Decrease 1 China Wei Yi 2729 19
3 Steady Russia Vladislav Artemiev 2702 20
4 Steady United States Jeffery Xiong 2655 17
5 Steady Netherlands Jorden van Foreest 2640 19
6 Increase 1 Russia David Paravyan 2638 20
7 Decrease 1 Iran Parham Maghsoodloo 2636 17
8 Increase 2 Hungary Benjámin Gledura 2626 19
9 Decrease 1 United States Samuel Sevian 2624 17
10 Decrease 1 Norway Aryan Tari 2615 19
11 Steady India Murali Karthikeyan 2609 19
12 Steady Russia Andrey Esipenko 2597 16
13 Increase 1 Iran Amin Tabatabaei 2590 17
14 Decrease 1 China Jinshi Bai 2588 19
15 Increase 1 Germany Alexander Donchenko 2588 20
16 Increase 5 Russia Alexey Sarana 2586 18
17 Increase 1 China Xu Xiangyu 2585 18
18 Decrease 1 United States Ruifeng Li 2583 16
19 Decrease 4 Romania Bogdan-Daniel Deac 2582 16
20 Increase 3 Armenia Haik M. Martirosyan 2581 18
*Change from the previous month

Top girls[edit]

Girls are considered to be 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 July 2018 as follows:[4]

Rank Change* Player Rating Age
1 Steady Russia Aleksandra Goryachkina 2509 19
2 Steady Kazakhstan Zhansaya Abdumalik 2488 18
3 Steady Azerbaijan Gunay Mammadzada 2426 18
4 Steady Greece Stavroula Tsolakidou 2423 18
5 Steady Russia Polina Shuvalova 2417 17
6 Steady Belarus Olga Badelka 2407 16
7 Steady Ukraine Iulija Osmak 2392 20
8 Increase 1 Mongolia Nomin-Erdene Davaademberel 2371 18
9 Increase 14 United States Carissa Yip 2364 14
10 Increase 6 China Zhu Jiner 2361 15
11 Decrease 1 United States Jennifer Yu 2358 16
12 Decrease 1 Azerbaijan Aydan Hojjatova 2356 19
13 Decrease 1 Slovenia Laura Unuk 2355 18
14 Decrease 6 Uzbekistan Gulrukhbegim Tokhirjonova 2350 19
15 Decrease 2 Russia Bibisara Assaubayeva 2346 14
16 Increase 10 India Vaishali Rameshbabu 2337 17
17 Increase 5 Spain Marta Garcia Martin 2334 18
18 Decrease 1 Azerbaijan Khanim Balajayeva 2332 17
19 Steady China Yao Lan 2330 17
20 Steady Estonia Mai Narva 2329 18
*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 players, while the second ranks them according to the average rating of their top 10 female players. The top 20 positions were ranked on 1 July 2018 in the former list as follows:[5]

Rank Change* Country Average top 10 rating
1 Steady  Russia 2744
2 Steady  China 2706
3 Steady  United States 2704
4 Increase 1  India 2675
5 Decrease 1  Ukraine 2674
6 Steady  Azerbaijan 2670
7 Steady  Hungary 2647
8 Steady  France 2646
9 Increase 1  Armenia 2641
10 Increase 1  Netherlands 2638
11 Decrease 2  Poland 2637
12 Steady  England 2633
13 Steady  Israel 2625
14 Steady  Germany 2616
15 Steady  Spain 2616
16 Steady  Czech Republic 2597
17 Steady  Croatia 2584
18 Steady  Georgia 2578
19 Increase 2  Romania 2572
20 Decrease 1  Serbia 2571
*Change from the previous month

Women's list[edit]

The top 20 countries by average rating of the top 10 female players were ranked on 1 July 2018 as follows:[6]

Rank Change* Country Average top 10 rating
1 Steady  China 2484
2 Steady  Russia 2481
3 Steady  Georgia 2409
4 Steady  Ukraine 2404
5 Steady  Poland 2364
6 Steady  Germany 2358
7 Steady  India 2357
8 Steady  United States 2346
9 Steady  Hungary 2343
10 Steady  Azerbaijan 2330
11 Steady  Serbia 2316
12 Steady  France 2315
13 Steady  Spain 2293
14 Steady  Romania 2286
15 Steady  Armenia 2279
16 Steady  Kazakhstan 2273
17 Steady  Netherlands 2256
18 Steady  Cuba 2253
19 Increase 2  Mongolia 2242
20 Decrease 1  Vietnam 2237
*Change from the previous month

References[edit]

  1. ^ Administrator (1 July 2018). "Standard Top 100 Players July 2018". FIDE. 
  2. ^ Administrator (1 July 2018). "Standard Top 100 Women July 2018". FIDE. 
  3. ^ Administrator (1 July 2018). "Standard Top 100 Juniors July 2018". FIDE. 
  4. ^ Administrator (1 July 2018). "Standard Top 100 Girls July 2018". FIDE. 
  5. ^ Administrator (1 July 2018). "Federations Ranking". FIDE. 
  6. ^ Administrator (1 July 2018). "Federations Ranking – Women". FIDE. 

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