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 on 1 February 2019 were ranked as follows:[1]

Rank Change* Player Rating
1 Steady Norway Magnus Carlsen 2845
2 Steady United States Fabiano Caruana 2828
3 Increase 1 China Ding Liren 2812
4 Increase 1 Netherlands Anish Giri 2797
5 Decrease 2 Azerbaijan Shakhriyar Mamedyarov 2790
6 Steady France Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 2780
7 Increase 1 India Viswanathan Anand 2779
8 Increase 5 Russia Ian Nepomniachtchi 2771
9 Steady Russia Alexander Grischuk 2771
10 Steady Armenia Levon Aronian 2767
11 Steady United States Wesley So 2765
12 Steady China Yu Yangyi 2764
13 Increase 1 Azerbaijan Teimour Radjabov 2756
14 Decrease 7 Russia Vladimir Kramnik 2753
15 Steady Russia Sergey Karjakin 2753
16 Steady United States Hikaru Nakamura 2749
17 Steady Bulgaria Veselin Topalov 2740
18 Steady Czech Republic David Navara 2738
19 Increase 1 Russia Peter Svidler 2737
20 Increase 3 Hungary Richárd Rapport 2735
*Change from the previous month[2]

Top women[edit]

The top 20 females were ranked on 1 November 2018 as follows:[3]

Rank Change* Player Rating
1 Steady China Hou Yifan 2658
2 Steady China Ju Wenjun 2568
3 Increase 1 Ukraine Anna Muzychuk 2564
4 Decrease 1 Russia Kateryna Lagno 2556
5 New India Humpy Koneru 2548
6 Increase 1 Ukraine Mariya Muzychuk 2545
7 Decrease 2 Russia Alexandra Kosteniuk 2543
8 Decrease 2 Russia Aleksandra Goryachkina 2534
9 Increase 2 Georgia (country) Nana Dzagnidze 2516
10 Decrease 2 China Tan Zhongyi 2513
11 Increase 1 India Harika Dronavalli 2498
12 Decrease 3 Russia Valentina Gunina 2497
13 Decrease 3 Germany Elisabeth Pähtz 2495
14 Decrease 1 Bulgaria Antoaneta Stefanova 2490
15 Increase 3 Russia Olga Girya 2481
16 Increase 3 China Zhao Xue 2478
17 Increase 3 Georgia (country) Lela Javakhishvili 2477
18 Increase 4 Georgia (country) Bela Khotenashvili 2477
19 Increase 10 Russia Alina Kashlinskaya 2477
20 Decrease 3 France Marie Sebag 2476
*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 November 2018 as follows:[4]

Rank Change* Player Rating Age
1 Increase 1 Poland Jan-Krzysztof Duda 2738 21
2 Decrease 1 China Wei Yi 2728 19
3 Steady Russia Vladislav Artemiev 2709 21
4 Steady Iran Parham Maghsoodloo 2689 18
5 Steady United States Jeffery Xiong 2675 18
6 Increase 1 United States Samuel Sevian 2641 18
7 Increase 1 Russia David Paravyan 2634 21
8 Decrease 2 Russia Alexey Sarana 2631 19
9 Steady Hungary Benjámin Gledura 2622 19
10 Steady Norway Aryan Tari 2614 19
11 Steady Netherlands Jorden van Foreest 2613 20
12 Increase 1 Russia Andrey Esipenko 2609 17
13 Increase 4 Armenia Haik M. Martirosyan 2607 18
14 Decrease 2 Germany Alexander Donchenko 2607 21
15 Steady Iran Alireza Firouzja 2607 15
16 Steady Romania Bogdan-Daniel Deac 2598 17
17 Decrease 3 India Murali Karthikeyan 2591 20
18 Increase 5 United States Awonder Liang 2577 16
19 Steady India Chithambaram Aravindh 2584 19
20 Decrease 2 Iran Amin Tabatabaei 2583 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 November 2018 as follows:[5]

Rank Change* Player Rating Age
1 Steady Russia Aleksandra Goryachkina 2534 20
2 Steady Kazakhstan Zhansaya Abdumalik 2473 19
3 Increase 5 Uzbekistan Gulrukhbegim Tokhirjonova 2435 19
4 Decrease 1 Azerbaijan Gunay Mammadzada 2422 18
5 Decrease 1 Russia Polina Shuvalova 2421 18
6 Decrease 1 Ukraine Iulija Osmak 2403 21
7 Increase 10 Azerbaijan Khanim Balajayeva 2397 18
8 Decrease 2 Belarus Olga Badelka 2390 16
9 Decrease 2 Greece Stavroula Tsolakidou 2386 19
10 Increase 1 China Zhu Jiner 2379 16
11 Decrease 2 Bulgaria Nurgyul Salimova 2377 15
12 Decrease 2 Russia Bibisara Assaubayeva 2372 15
13 Increase 2 Armenia Anna M. Sargsyan 2357 18
14 Decrease 2 Mongolia Nomin-Erdene Davaademberel 2352 19
15 Decrease 1 Georgia (country) Nino Khomeriki 2349 21
16 Increase 4 Estonia Mai Narva 2347 19
17 Increase 6 India Vaishali Rameshbabu 2346 17
18 Decrease 5 Russia Dinara Dordzhieva 2340 19
19 Decrease 1 Hungary Annamaria Marjanovic 2326 17
20 Increase 10 Russia Alexandra Obolentseva 2322 17
*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 in the former list were ranked on 1 October 2018 as follows:[6]

Rank Change* Country Average top 10 rating
1 Steady  Russia 2743
2 Steady  China 2710
3 Steady  United States 2701
4 Increase 1  Ukraine 2674
5 Decrease 1  Azerbaijan 2674
6 Steady  India 2664
7 Steady  Hungary 2647
8 Steady  Armenia 2643
9 Steady  France 2642
10 Steady  Poland 2639
11 Steady  Netherlands 2636
12 Steady  England 2634
13 Steady  Israel 2625
14 Steady  Germany 2620
15 Steady  Spain 2611
16 Steady  Georgia 2597
17 Steady  Czech Republic 2592
18 Steady  Croatia 2578
19 Steady  Norway 2577
20 Increase 1  Serbia 2568
*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 October 2018 as follows:[7]

Rank Change* Country Average top 10 rating
1 Steady  Russia 2486
2 Steady  China 2483
3 Steady  Ukraine 2421
4 Steady  Georgia 2410
5 Increase 2  India 2362
6 Decrease 1  Germany 2359
7 Decrease 1  Poland 2355
8 Steady  United States 2339
9 Steady  Hungary 2338
10 Steady  Azerbaijan 2321
11 Steady  France 2318
12 Increase 1  Romania 2295
13 Decrease 1  Serbia 2292
14 Steady  Spain 2287
15 Increase 2  Netherlands 2287
16 Increase 2  Kazakhstan 2278
17 Decrease 2  Armenia 2270
18 Decrease 2  Mongolia 2256
19 Steady  Cuba 2247
20 Increase 1  Vietnam 2240
*Change from the previous month

References[edit]

  1. ^ Administrator (1 February 2019). "Top 100 Players February 2019 - Archive". FIDE.
  2. ^ Administrator (1 January 2019). "Top 100 Players January 2019 - Archive". FIDE.
  3. ^ Administrator (1 November 2018). "Standard Top 100 Women November 2018". FIDE.
  4. ^ Administrator (1 November 2018). "Standard Top 100 Juniors November 2018". FIDE.
  5. ^ Administrator (1 November 2018). "Standard Top 100 Girls November 2018". FIDE.
  6. ^ Administrator (1 October 2018). "Federations Ranking". FIDE.
  7. ^ Administrator (1 October 2018). "Federations Ranking: Women". FIDE.

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