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 April 2016 are as follows:[1]

Rank Player Rating
1 Norway Magnus Carlsen 2851
2 Russia Vladimir Kramnik 2801
3 United States Fabiano Caruana 2795
4 Netherlands Anish Giri 2790
5 France Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 2788
6 United States Hikaru Nakamura 2787
7 Armenia Levon Aronian 2784
8 Russia Sergey Karjakin 2779
9 China Ding Liren 2777
10 United States Wesley So 2773
11 India Viswanathan Anand 2770
12 Ukraine Pavel Eljanov 2765
13 India Pentala Harikrishna 2763
14 Russia Peter Svidler 2762
15 China Li Chao 2755
16 Bulgaria Veselin Topalov 2754
17 Russia Alexander Grischuk 2752
18 Azerbaijan Shakhriyar Mamedyarov 2750
19 Israel Boris Gelfand 2740
20 China Yu Yangyi 2738

Top women[edit]

Women may play in the same events as men in chess and are rated together with men. The top 20 positions in the rankings as of April 2016 are as follows:[2]

Rank Player Rating
1 China Hou Yifan 2663
2 India Koneru Humpy 2575
3 China Ju Wenjun 2568
4 Ukraine Mariya Muzychuk 2561
5 Russia Alexandra Kosteniuk 2557
6 Ukraine Anna Muzychuk 2555
7 Lithuania Viktorija Čmilytė 2536
8 Georgia (country) Nana Dzagnidze 2535
9 Russia Kateryna Lagno 2529
10 China Tan Zhongyi 2518
11 India Dronavalli Harika 2515
12 Bulgaria Antoaneta Stefanova 2507
13–14 China Lei Tingjie 2504
13–14 China Zhao Xue 2504
15 Russia Aleksandra Goryachkina 2503
16 Russia Valentina Gunina 2497
17 Georgia (country) Bela Khotenashvili 2493
18–19–20 Mongolia Davaademberel Nomin-Erdene 2490
18–19–20 Russia Natalija Pogonina 2490
18–19–20 France Marie Sebag 2490

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 April 2016 are as follows:[3]

Rank Player Rating
1 Hungary Richárd Rapport 2717
2 China Wei Yi 2700
3 Russia Vladislav Artemiev 2669
4 Poland Jan-Krzysztof Duda 2663
5 Russia Daniil Dubov 2644
6–7 Germany Matthias Bluebaum 2623
6–7 Ukraine Illya Nyzhnyk 2623
8 United States Jeffery Xiong 2618
9 Russia Urii Eliseev 2602
10 United States Samuel Sevian 2589
11 United States John M. Burke 2584
12 Russia Grigoriy Oparin 2575
13 Germany Dennis Wagner 2574
14 Germany Alexander Donchenko 2573
15 Ukraine Oleksandr Bortnyk 2565
16 China Bai Jinshi 2564
17–18 India Diptayan Ghosh 2562
17–18 Russia Mikhail Antipov 2562
19 Russia Kirill Alekseenko 2561
20 India Vaibhav Suri 2556

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 April 2016 are as follows:[4]

Rank Player Rating
1 China Lei Tingjie 2504
2 Russia Aleksandra Goryachkina 2503
3 Mongolia Nomin-Erdene Davaademberel 2490
4 Iran Sarasadat Khademalsharieh 2458
5 Kazakhstan Dinara Saduakassova 2411
6 Iran Dorsa Derakhshani 2486
7 Indonesia Medina Warda Aulia 2383
8 Kazakhstan Zhansaya Abdumalik 2381
9 China Zhai Mo 2371
10 Russia Alina Bivol 2368
11 China Ni Shiqun 2363
12 Greece Stavroula Tsolakidou 2355
13 Ukraine Iulija Osmak 2351
14 Poland Oliwia Kiołbasa (pl) 2348
15 India R. Vaishali 2337
16 Colombia Paula Andrea Rodriguez Rueda 2321
17 Netherlands Anna-Maja Kazarian 2320
18–19 Azerbaijan Gunay Mammadzada 2318
18–19 India Bodda Pratyusha 2318
20 Russia Alexandra Obolentseva 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 April 2016 are as follows:[5]

Rank Country Average top 10 rating
1  Russia 2741
2  China 2712
3  United States 2689
4  Ukraine 2687
5  India 2669
6  France 2656
7  Armenia 2652
8  Poland 2642
9–10  Hungary 2641
9–10  Azerbaijan 2641
11  Israel 2638
12  England 2635
13  Netherlands 2630
14  Germany 2623
15  Bulgaria 2590
16  Cuba 2589
17  Spain 2587
18  Croatia 2584
19  Georgia 2581
20  Serbia 2580

Female list[edit]

The top 20 positions in this list as of April 2016 are as follows:[6]

Rank Country Average top 10 rating
1  Russia 2495
2  China 2492
3  Georgia 2428
4  Ukraine 2414
5  India 2405
6  Poland 2367
7  Germany 2351
8  Hungary 2340
9  United States 2326
10  France 2325
11  Serbia 2303
12  Romania 2299
13  Bulgaria 2291
14–15  Spain 2286
14–15  Cuba 2286
16  Azerbaijan 2279
17  Armenia 2271
18  Netherlands 2266
19  Mongolia 2260
20  Iran 2248

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIDE Online. FIDE Top players - Standard Top 100 Players April 2016". Ratings.fide.com. Retrieved 2016-04-22. 
  2. ^ "FIDE Online. FIDE Top players - Standard Top 100 Women April 2016". Ratings.fide.com. Retrieved 2016-04-22. 
  3. ^ "FIDE Online. FIDE Top players - Standard Top 100 Juniors April 2016". Ratings.fide.com. Retrieved 2016-04-22. 
  4. ^ "FIDE Online. FIDE Top players - Standard Top 100 Girls April 2016". Ratings.fide.com. Retrieved 2016-04-22. 
  5. ^ "FIDE Country Top chess players". Ratings.fide.com. Retrieved 2016-04-22. 
  6. ^ "FIDE Country Top chess players". Ratings.fide.com. Retrieved 2016-04-22. 

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