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 positions on 1st September were ranked as follows:[1]

Rank Player Rating
1 Norway Magnus Carlsen 2857
2 France Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 2813
3 United States Fabiano Caruana 2808
4 Russia Vladimir Kramnik 2808
5 Armenia Levon Aronian 2795
6 United States Hikaru Nakamura 2789
7 United States Wesley So 2782
8 India Viswanathan Anand 2776
9 Russia Sergey Karjakin 2769
10 Bulgaria Veselin Topalov 2768
11 Azerbaijan Shakhriyar Mamedyarov 2761
12 Netherlands Anish Giri 2755
13 Russia Alexander Grischuk 2754
14 China Ding Liren 2753
15 India Pentala Harikrishna 2752
16 Hungary Richard Rapport 2752
17 China Li Chao 2746
18 Russia Peter Svidler 2745
19 Israel Boris Gelfand 2743
20 Czech Republic David Navara 2742

Top women[edit]

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

Rank Player Rating
1 China Hou Yifan 2658
2 China Ju Wenjun 2583
3 India Koneru Humpy 2580
4 Ukraine Anna Muzychuk 2550
5 India Dronavalli Harika 2542
6 Ukraine Mariya Muzychuk 2539
7 Russia Alexandra Kosteniuk 2538
8 Lithuania Viktorija Čmilytė 2536
9 Russia Kateryna Lagno 2530
10 Georgia (country) Nana Dzagnidze 2522
12 China Zhao Xue 2522
11 Russia Valentina Gunina 2520
13 Bulgaria Antoaneta Stefanova 2515
14 France Marie Sebag 2488
15 Georgia (country) Lela Javakhishvili 2486
16 Russia Natalija Pogonina 2484
17 Russia Nadezhda Kosintseva 2483
18 China Lei Tingjie 2480
19 China Shen Yang 2479
20 Russia Aleksandra Goryachkina 2475

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 September as follows:[3]

Rank Player Rating
1 Hungary Richárd Rapport 2752
2 China Wei Yi 2717
3 Poland Jan-Krzysztof Duda 2675
4 Russia Vladislav Artemiev 2663
5 Russia Daniil Dubov 2648
6 United States Jeffery Xiong 2647
7 Germany Matthias Blübaum 2626
8 Russia Grigoriy Oparin 2626
9 Ukraine Illya Nyzhnyk 2621
10 Netherlands Jordan Van Foreest 2615
11 Russia Urii Eliseev 2606
12 United States Samuel Sevian 2592
13 Ukraine Oleksandr Bortnyk 2588
14 Hungary Benjamin Gledura 2585
15 Russia Maksim Vavulin 2582
16 Germany Alexander Donchenko 2581
17 Norway Aryan Tari 2570
18 India Diptayan Ghosh 2570
19 Spain Jaime Santos Latasa 2569
20 Iran Parham Maghsoodloo 2566

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 September as follows:[4]

Rank Player Rating
1 China Lei Tingjie 2480
2 Russia Aleksandra Goryachkina 2475
3 Iran Sarasadat Khademalsharieh 2429
4 Kazakhstan Dinara Saduakassova 2423
5 Mongolia Nomin-Erdene Davaademberel 2422
6 Iran Dorsa Derakhshani 2405
7 Russia Polina Shuvalova 2393
8 Kazakhstan Zhansaya Abdumalik 2389
9 Indonesia Medina Warda Aulia 2373
10 Canada Qiyu Zhou 2367
11 Russia Alina Bivol 2366
12 Azerbaijan Gunay Mammadzada 2361
13 Georgia (country) Nino Khomeriki 2357
14 Greece Stavroula Tsolakidou 2355
15 Ukraine Iulija Osmak 2351
16 China Zhai Mo 2350
17 Hungary Annamaria Marjanovics 2349
18 China Ni Shiqun 2347
19 Azerbaijan Aydan Hojjatova 2339
20 Russia Dinara Dordzhieva 2333

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 were ranked on 1 September in the former list as follows:[5]

Rank Country Average top 10 rating
1  Russia 2744
2  China 2704
3  United States 2695
4  Ukraine 2680
5  India 2674
6  Armenia 2655
7  France 2653
8  Azerbaijan 2650
9  Poland 2646
10  Hungary 2639
11  Israel 2637
12  England 2633
13  Netherlands 2629
14  Germany 2625
15  Spain 2597
16  Croatia 2595
17  Bulgaria 2590
18  Georgia 2587
19  Cuba 2584
20  Czech Republic 2580

Female list[edit]

The top 20 countries by average rating of the top 10 female players were ranked on 1 September 2016 as follows:[6]

Rank Country Average top 10 rating
1  Russia 2486
2  China 2484
3  Georgia 2424
4  Ukraine 2409
5  India 2401
6  Poland 2370
7  Germany 2357
8  Hungary 2351
9  United States 2317
10  France 2315
11  Romania 2307
12  Serbia 2294
13  Bulgaria 2291
14  Azerbaijan 2284
15  Spain 2276
16  Mongolia 2274
17  Cuba 2268
18  Armenia 2261
19  Netherlands 2259
20  Iran 2258

References[edit]

  1. ^ Administrator. "FIDE Online. FIDE Top players - Standard Top 100 Players September 2016". ratings.fide.com. Retrieved 2016-09-05. 
  2. ^ Administrator. "FIDE Online. FIDE Top players - Standard Top 100 Women September 2016". ratings.fide.com. Retrieved 2016-09-05. 
  3. ^ Administrator. "FIDE Online. FIDE Top players - Standard Top 100 Juniors September 2016". ratings.fide.com. Retrieved 2016-09-05. 
  4. ^ Administrator. "FIDE Online. FIDE Top players - Standard Top 100 Girls September 2016". ratings.fide.com. Retrieved 2016-09-05. 
  5. ^ Administrator. "FIDE Country Top chess players". ratings.fide.com. Retrieved 2016-09-05. 
  6. ^ Administrator. "FIDE Country Top chess players". ratings.fide.com. Retrieved 2016-09-05. 

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