FIDE world rankings

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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 were ranked on 1 January 2020 as follows:[1]

Rank Rank change* Player Rating Rating change*
1 Steady Norway Magnus Carlsen 2872 Steady
2 Steady United States Fabiano Caruana 2822 Steady
3 Steady China Ding Liren 2805 Increase 4
4 Increase 1 Russia Alexander Grischuk 2777 Steady
5 Increase 4 Russia Ian Nepomniachtchi 2774 Increase 7
6 Steady Armenia Levon Aronian 2773 Decrease 2
7 Decrease 3 France Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 2770 Decrease 10
8 Decrease 1 Azerbaijan Shakhriyar Mamedyarov 2770 Decrease 2
9 Decrease 1 Netherlands Anish Giri 2768 Decrease 1
10 Increase 1 United States Wesley So 2765 Increase 5
11 Decrease 1 Azerbaijan Teimour Radjabov 2765 Steady
12 Increase 4 China Wang Hao 2758 Increase 2
13 Increase 2 India Viswanathan Anand 2758 Increase 1
14 Steady Hungary Richárd Rapport 2758 Steady
15 Decrease 2 United States Leinier Domínguez 2758 Steady
16 Decrease 4 Poland Jan-Krzysztof Duda 2758 Steady
17 Increase 1 Russia Vladimir Kramnik 2753 Steady
18 Decrease 1 Russia Sergey Karjakin 2752 Decrease 2
19 Steady Russia Nikita Vitiugov 2747 Steady
20 Increase 1 Bulgaria Veselin Topalov 2738 Increase 1
*Change from the previous month[2]

Top women[edit]

The top 20 female players were ranked on 1 January 2020 as follows:[3]

Rank Rank change* Player Rating Rating change*
1 Steady China Hou Yifan 2664 Steady
2 Steady China Ju Wenjun 2584 Increase 4
3 Steady India Humpy Koneru 2580 Increase 6
4 Steady Russia Aleksandra Goryachkina 2578 Increase 6
5 Increase 1 Russia Kateryna Lagno 2552 Increase 5
6 Decrease 1 Ukraine Mariya Muzychuk 2552 Decrease 7
7 Increase 1 Ukraine Anna Muzychuk 2539 Increase 2
8 Decrease 1 Lithuania Viktorija Čmilytė 2538 Steady
9 Increase 2 Kazakhstan Dinara Saduakassova 2519 Increase 14
10 Steady India Harika Dronavalli 2518 Steady
11 Decrease 2 Georgia (country) Nana Dzagnidze 2515 Decrease 5
12 Increase 6 Russia Alexandra Kosteniuk 2504 Increase 21
13 Increase 2 Iran Sarasadat Khademalsharieh 2494 Increase 7
14 Increase 3 China Lei Tingjie 2493 Increase 10
15 Decrease 3 China Tan Zhongyi 2493 Decrease 9
16 China Zhao Xue 2486 Steady
17 Decrease 1 Russia Alina Kashlinskaya 2484 Steady
18 Increase 1 Russia Natalia Pogonina 2479 Steady
19 Decrease 5 Russia Olga Girya 2477 Decrease 11
20 Increase 2 Kazakhstan Zhansaya Abdumalik 2471 Increase 6
*Change from the previous month[4]

Top juniors[edit]

Juniors are considered to be 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 January 2020 as follows:[5]

Rank Rank change* Player Rating Rating change*
1 Increase 1 Iran Alireza Firouzja 2723 Steady
2 Increase 1 United States Jeffery Xiong 2712 Steady
3 Increase 1 Iran Parham Maghsoodloo 2674 Decrease 16
4 Increase 2 United States Samuel Sevian 2660 Steady
5 Steady Russia Alexey Sarana 2656 Decrease 7
6 Increase 2 Russia Andrey Esipenko 2654 Increase 12
7 Increase 3 Iran Amin Tabatabaei 2638 Increase 3
8 Increase 1 Uzbekistan Nodirbek Abdusattorov 2635 Steady
9 Increase 3 Romania Bogdan-Daniel Deac 2626 Steady
10 Increase 5 India Nihal Sarin 2618 Increase 6
11 Increase 3 Armenia Haik M. Martirosyan 2613 Steady
12 Increase 14 Australia Anton Smirnov 2604 Increase 19
13 Increase 11 India Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa 2602 Increase 16
14 Increase 4 Armenia Shant Sargsyan 2601 Steady
15 Increase 14 India Abhimanyu Puranik 2598 Increase 18
16 Increase 6 Uzbekistan Nodirbek Yakubboev 2597 Increase 5
17 Increase 4 United States Awonder Liang 2592 Decrease 1
18 Increase 12 Armenia Aram Hakobyan 2582 Increase 6
19 Increase 24 India Arjun Erigaisi 2575 Increase 31
20 Increase 14 Cuba Carlos Daniel Albornoz Cabrera 2566 Increase 11
*Change from the previous month[6]

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 January 2020 as follows:[7]

Rank Rank change* Player Rating Rating change*
1 Steady Kazakhstan Zhansaya Abdumalik 2471 Increase 6
2 Steady China Zhu Jiner 2459 Decrease 2
3 Steady Azerbaijan Gunay Mammadzada 2455 Steady
4 Steady Russia Polina Shuvalova 2445 Decrease 1
5 Increase 2 United States Carissa Yip 2418 Steady
6 Decrease 1 Mongolia Nomin-Erdene Davaademberel 2417 Decrease 8
7 Increase 1 Greece Stavroula Tsolakidou 2403 Steady
8 Increase 1 Belarus Olga Badelka 2392 Decrease 7
9 Increase 3 India Vaishali Rameshbabu 2386 Increase 10
10 Steady United States Annie Wang 2383 Steady
11 Steady Armenia Anna M. Sargsyan 2382 Steady
12 Increase 4 China Ning Kaiyu 2379 Increase 26
13 Steady Kazakhstan Bibisara Assaubayeva 2375 Steady
14 Steady Bulgaria Nurgyul Salimova 2372 Steady
15 Steady Azerbaijan Khanim Balajayeva 2358 Steady
16 Increase 13 Russia Leya Garifullina 2357 Increase 49
17 Steady Hungary Annamaria Marjanovic 2346 Steady
18 Increase 54 Bulgaria Viktoria Radeva 2338 Increase 97
19 Steady Kazakhstan Nazerke Nurgali 2336 Steady
20 Increase 2 Iran Mobina Alinasab 2333 Increase 9
*Change from the previous month[8]

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 in the former list were ranked on 1 January 2020 as follows:[9]

Rank Country Average top 10 rating
1  Russia 2739
2  United States 2715
3  China 2705
4  India 2668
5  Ukraine 2663
6  Armenia 2652
7  Azerbaijan 2652
8  Hungary 2644
9  France 2638
10  Poland 2637
11  Germany 2630
12  Netherlands 2622
13  England 2620
14  Spain 2617
15  Israel 2615
16  Czech Republic 2605
17  Georgia 2584
18  Norway 2584
19  Croatia 2577
20  Serbia 2567

Women's list[edit]

The top 20 countries by average rating of the top 10 female players were ranked on 1 January 2020 as follows:[10]

Rank Country Average top 10 rating
1  China 2488
2  Russia 2483
3  India 2404
4  Georgia 2401
5  Ukraine 2386
6  United States 2352
7  Poland 2341
8  Germany 2338
9  Kazakhstan 2329
10  Hungary 2327
11  Azerbaijan 2323
12  France 2313
13  Serbia 2294
14  Bulgaria 2291
15  Romania 2288
16  Netherlands 2285
17  Armenia 2261
18  Spain 2260
19  Vietnam 2258
20  Iran 2252

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Top 100 Players January 2020 - Archive". FIDE. Retrieved 2 January 2020.
  2. ^ Administrator. "Lists compared: Top 100 Players January 2020 - Top 100 Players December 2019". FIDE. Retrieved 2 January 2020.
  3. ^ "Top 100 Women January 2020 - Archive". FIDE. Retrieved 2 January 2020.
  4. ^ Administrator. "Lists compared: Top 100 Women January 2020 - Top 100 Women December 2019". FIDE. Retrieved 2 January 2020.
  5. ^ "Top 100 Juniors January 2020 - Archive". FIDE. Retrieved 2 January 2020.
  6. ^ Administrator (2 January 2020). "Lists compared: Top 100 Juniors January 2020 - Top 100 Juniors December 2019". FIDE.
  7. ^ "Top 100 Girls January 2020 - Archive". FIDE. Retrieved 1 January 2020.
  8. ^ Administrator. "Lists compared: Top 100 Girls January 2020 - Top 100 Girls December 2019". FIDE. Retrieved 2 January 2020.
  9. ^ Administrator. "Federations Ranking". FIDE. Retrieved 1 January 2020.
  10. ^ Administrator. "Federations Ranking: Women". FIDE. Retrieved 1 January 2020.

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