FIDE world rankings

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The International Chess Federation (FIDE) governs international chess competition. Each month, FIDE publishes the lists "Top 100 Players", "Top 100 Women", "Top 100 Juniors" and "Top 100 Girls" 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]

Best Performing Countries – Open[1]
Federation
(≥3 Players)
Players
(Among Top 100)
 Russia
22
 United States
11
 China
8
 Ukraine
8
 India
8
 Azerbaijan
5
 Hungary
4
 Spain
4
 England
3
 Armenia
2
Other
25

The top 20 players were ranked on 1 June 2022 as follows:[1]

Rank Rank change* Player Rating Rating change*
1 Steady Norway Magnus Carlsen 2864 Steady
2 Steady China Ding Liren 2806 Steady
3 Steady France Alireza Firouzja 2793 Decrease 11
4 Steady United States Fabiano Caruana 2783 Decrease 3
5 Increase 4 United States Levon Aronian 2775 Increase 10
6 Increase 2 United States Wesley So 2775 Increase 9
7 Decrease 1 Russia Ian Nepomniachtchi 2766 Decrease 7
8 Decrease 3 Hungary Richárd Rapport 2764 Decrease 12
9 Increase 1 Netherlands Anish Giri 2761 Steady
10 Increase 5 France Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 2760 Increase 10
11 Steady United States Hikaru Nakamura 2760 Steady
12 Steady United States Leinier Domínguez 2754 Increase 1
13 Steady Azerbaijan Teimour Radjabov 2753 Steady
14 Decrease 7 Azerbaijan Shakhriyar Mamedyarov 2751 Decrease 19
15 Decrease 1 India Viswanathan Anand 2751 Steady
16 Steady Poland Jan-Krzysztof Duda 2750 Steady
17 Steady Russia Sergey Karjakin 2747 Steady
18 Increase 1 Russia Alexander Grischuk 2745 Increase 3
19 Decrease 1 China Wang Hao 2744 Steady
20 Steady Bulgaria Veselin Topalov 2730 Steady
*Change from the previous month

Top women[edit]

Best Performing Countries – Women[2]
Federation
(≥3 Players)
Players
(Among Top 100)
 Russia
18
 China
13
 Georgia
6
 India
6
 Poland
6
 France
5
 Ukraine
5
 United States
4
 Azerbaijan
4
 Armenia
3
 Kazakhstan
3
 Spain
3
Other
25

The top 20 female players were ranked on 1 May 2022 as follows:[2]

Rank Rank change* Player Rating Rating change*
1 Steady China Hou Yifan 2650 Steady
2 Steady Russia Aleksandra Goryachkina 2610 Steady
3 Steady China Ju Wenjun 2560 Steady
4 Steady Russia Kateryna Lagno 2550 Steady
5 Steady Ukraine Mariya Muzychuk 2540 Steady
6 Steady China Lei Tingjie 2535 Steady
7 Steady Georgia (country) Nana Dzagnidze 2531 Steady
8 Steady Ukraine Anna Muzychuk 2529 Steady
9 Steady China Tan Zhongyi 2525 Steady
10 Steady India Harika Dronavalli 2517 Steady
11 Steady Russia Alexandra Kosteniuk 2513 Decrease 3
12 Increase 3 Russia Alina Kashlinskaya 2498 Increase 8
13 Steady Germany Elisabeth Paehtz 2497 Decrease 3
14 Decrease 2 Russia Polina Shuvalova 2493 Decrease 11
15 Decrease 1 Kazakhstan Zhansaya Abdumalik 2489 Decrease 7
16 Steady Iran Sarasadat Khademalsharieh 2488 Steady
17 Steady Georgia (country) Bela Khotenashvili 2485 Steady
18 Steady Georgia (country) Lela Javakhishvili 2480 Decrease 2
19 Increase 4 France Marie Sebag 2472 Increase 11
20 Decrease 1 Russia Natalija Pogonina 2472 Steady
*Change from the previous month

Top juniors[edit]

Best Performing Countries – Juniors[3]
Federation
(≥3 Players)
Players
(Among Top 100)
 India
21
 United States
11
 Russia
10
 Azerbaijan
5
 Netherlands
4
 Ukraine
4
 Uzbekistan
4
 Armenia
3
 Germany
3
Other
35

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 juniors were ranked on 1 May 2022 as follows:[3]

Rank Rank change* Player Rating Rating change*
1 Steady France Alireza Firouzja 2804 Steady
2 Steady Russia Andrey Esipenko 2709 Decrease 14
3 Steady India Arjun Erigaisi 2675 Increase 15
4 Increase 1 Germany Vincent Keymer 2667 Increase 13
5 Decrease 1 Uzbekistan Nodirbek Abdusattorov 2661 Steady
6 Increase 3 India Gukesh D 2659 Increase 22
7 Increase 3 United States Hans Niemann 2656 Increase 19
8 Decrease 1 India Nihal Sarin 2646 Decrease 2
9 Decrease 3 Ukraine Kirill Shevchenko 2644 Decrease 8
10 Increase 4 India Praggnanandhaa Rameshbabu 2642 Increase 18
11 Decrease 3 Armenia Shant Sargsyan 2641 Increase 2
12 Decrease 1 Uzbekistan Nodirbek Yakubboev 2630 Steady
13 Increase 1 Serbia Velimir Ivić 2623 Decrease 2
14 Decrease 2 India Raunak Sadhwani 2619 Decrease 9
15 Steady United States Awonder Liang 2613 Steady
16 Steady Denmark Jonas Buhl Bjerre 2610 Decrease 1
17 Steady Uzbekistan Javokhir Sindarov 2609 Steady
18 Increase 11 Germany Arseniy Nesterov 2569 Increase 38
19 Steady Belgium Daniel Dardha 2561 Increase 9
20 Decrease 2 Germany Luis Engel 2560 Steady
*Change from the previous month

Top girls[edit]

Best Performing Countries – Girls[4]
Federation
(≥3 Players)
Players
(Among Top 100)
 Russia
19
 India
13
 China
7
 Kazakhstan
7
 United States
7
 Bulgaria
6
 Poland
5
 Germany
4
 Cuba
3
Other
29

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 girls were ranked on 1 May 2022 as follows:[4]

Rank Rank change* Player Rating Rating change*
1 Steady China Zhu Jiner 2464 Steady
2 Steady Russia Olga Badelka 2453 Steady
3 Steady Kazakhstan Bibisara Assaubayeva 2439 Steady
4 Increase 4 Bulgaria Nurgyul Salimova 2418 Increase 15
5 Steady United States Carissa Yip 2418 Steady
6 Decrease 2 Kazakhstan Meruert Kamalidenova 2408 Decrease 19
7 Decrease 1 Russia Leya Garifullina 2402 Decrease 10
8 Decrease 1 Russia Aleksandra Maltsevskaya 2396 Decrease 10
9 Increase 13 Azerbaijan Govhar Beydullayeva 2384 Increase 76
10 Increase 4 Poland Maria Malicka 2377 Increase 48
11 Decrease 2 China Ning Kaiyu 2374 Steady
12 Decrease 2 United States Annie Wang 2372 Steady
13 Decrease 2 India Vantika Agrawal 2371 Increase 7
14 Decrease 2 Netherlands Eline Roebers 2369 Increase 13
15 Decrease 2 United States Alice Lee 2344 Increase 10
16 Increase 1 Hungary Gaal Zsoka 2323 Increase 4
17 Increase 2 India Divya Deshmukh 2317 Increase 4
18 Steady China Song Yuxin 2317 Steady
19 Increase 12 Slovenia Urh Zala 2315 Increase 31
20 Steady India Sahithi Varshini M 2312 Steady
*Change from the previous month

Top federations[edit]

Every month, FIDE publishes a list ranking federations according to the average rating of their top 10 players. The top 20 federations were ranked as follows on 1 April 2022:[5]

Rank Federation Average top 10 rating
1  United States 2728
2  Russia 2712
3  China 2697
4  India 2671
5  Ukraine 2670
6  Azerbaijan 2651
7  France 2643
8  Armenia 2636
9  Spain 2635
10  Hungary 2632
11  Germany 2631
12  Poland 2629
13  Netherlands 2628
14  Czech Republic 2607
15  Israel 2598
16  Norway 2594
17  England 2580
18  Croatia 2579
19  Argentina 2567
20  Georgia 2566

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Chess Rankings". FIDE. Archived from the original on 1 March 2022. Retrieved 2 June 2022.
  2. ^ a b "Chess Rankings". FIDE. Archived from the original on 1 March 2022. Retrieved 1 May 2022.
  3. ^ a b "Chess Rankings". FIDE. Archived from the original on 5 September 2020. Retrieved 1 May 2022.
  4. ^ a b "Chess Rankings". FIDE. Archived from the original on 6 September 2020. Retrieved 1 May 2022.
  5. ^ "Top Chess Federations". FIDE. Archived from the original on 5 September 2020. Retrieved 1 April 2022.

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