List of chess players by peak FIDE rating

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This is the list of top ranked chess grandmasters, ordered by their peak Elo rating. The cut-off value is 2700.

Notably only six players achieved their over-2700 peak before the year 2000 and twenty-one players achieved their respective peak between the years 2000 and 2009 (inclusive).

List[edit]

FIDE players ordered by peak Elo rating[1][2]
Country Player Peak rating Achieved Birth year Death year Notes

2800s[edit]

2875–2899[edit]

1 Norway Magnus Carlsen 2882 2014-05 1990 Highest ranked player, Highest ranked Norwegian player, World Champion (2013–present)

2850–2874[edit]

2 Soviet UnionRussia Garry Kasparov 2851 1999-07 1963 Highest ranked Russian player, former World Champion (1985-2000),
first player to achieve 2800+ ranking

2825–2849[edit]

3 ItalyUnited States Fabiano Caruana 2844 2014-10 1992 Formerly highest ranked Italian player (till 2015) - 2844, 2014-10, Highest ranked American player
4 Armenia Levon Aronian 2830 2014-03 1982 Highest ranked Armenian player.

2800–2824[edit]

5 PhilippinesUnited States Wesley So 2822 2017-02 1993 Formerly highest ranked Filipino player (till 2014) - 2755, 2014-08
6 France Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 2819 2016-08 1990 Highest ranked French player.
7= India Viswanathan Anand 2817 2011-09 1969 Highest ranked Indian player, former World Champion (2000-2002, 2007-2013)
7= Soviet UnionRussia Vladimir Kramnik 2817 2016-10 1975 Former World Champion (2000, 2006-2007)
9= Bulgaria Veselin Topalov 2816 2015-07 1975 Highest ranked Bulgarian player, former FIDE World Champion (2005-2006)
9= United States Hikaru Nakamura 2816 2015-10 1987
11 Azerbaijan Shakhriyar Mamedyarov 2814 2018-02 1985 Highest ranked Azerbaijani player
12 Russia Alexander Grischuk 2810 2014-12 1983

2700s[edit]

2790–2799[edit]

13= RussiaNetherlands Anish Giri 2798 2015-10 1994 Highest ranked Dutch player
13= China Ding Liren 2798 2018-06 1992 Highest ranked Chinese player
15 Azerbaijan Teimour Radjabov 2793 2012-10 1987

2780–2789[edit]

16= Russia Alexander Morozevich 2788 2008-07 1977
16= UkraineRussia Sergey Karjakin 2788 2011-07 1990
18 Soviet UnionUkraine Vassily Ivanchuk 2787 2007-10 1969 Highest ranked Ukrainian player
19 United States Bobby Fischer 2785 1972-07 1943 2008 Former World Champion (1972-1975), first player to achieve 2700+ ranking
20 Soviet UnionRussia Anatoly Karpov 2780 1994-07 1951 Former World Champion (1975-1985, 1993-1999)

2770–2779[edit]

21 Soviet UnionBelarusIsrael Boris Gelfand 2777 2013-11 1968 Highest ranked Israeli player,
formerly highest ranked Belarusian player (till 1998) - 2675 (Now Sergei Zhigalko - 2696, 2011-09)
22 India Pentala Harikrishna 2770 2016-12 1986

2760–2769[edit]

23 Russia Peter Svidler 2769 2013-05 1976
24 Cuba Leinier Dominguez Perez 2768 2014-05 1983 Highest ranked Cuban player
25 Russia Ian Nepomniachtchi 2767 2016-11 1990
26 Ukraine Pavel Eljanov 2765 2016-03 1983
27 Ukraine Ruslan Ponomariov 2764 2011-07 1983 Former FIDE World Champion (2002-2004)
28= Hungary Peter Leko 2763 2005-04 1979 Highest ranked Hungarian player
28= Soviet UnionUnited States Gata Kamsky 2763 2013-07 1974
30 China Yu Yangyi 2762 2018-07 1994
31= Azerbaijan Vugar Gashimov 2761 2012-01 1986 2014
31= England Michael Adams 2761 2013-09 1971 Highest ranked English player
33 Russia Dmitry Jakovenko 2760 2009-01 1983

2750–2759[edit]

34= Russia Evgeny Tomashevsky 2758 2015-09 1987
34= China Li Chao 2758 2016-03 1989
36 China Wang Yue 2756 2010-09 1987
37 Soviet UnionSpainLatvia Alexei Shirov 2755 2008-01 1972 Highest ranked Latvian player, formerly highest ranked Spanish player (till 2011) - 2755, 2008-01
38 China Wei Yi 2753 2017-08 1999 Youngest player to reach a rating over 2700.
39= China Wang Hao 2752 2013-01 1989
39= Hungary Richárd Rapport 2752 2016-07 1996
41= Soviet UnionGeorgia (country)Czech RepublicSlovakiaArmenia Sergei Movsesian 2751 2009-01 1978 Formerly highest ranked Slovak player (till 2010) - 2751, 2009-01
41= Czech Republic David Navara 2751 2015-05 1985 Highest ranked Czech player
43 Poland Radosław Wojtaszek 2750 2017-01 1987 Highest ranked Polish player

2740–2749[edit]

44 France Etienne Bacrot 2749 2013-11 1983
45 Russia Nikita Vitiugov 2747 2014-03 1987
46 Russia Dmitry Andreikin 2743 2016-06 1990

2730–2739[edit]

47= Soviet UnionRussiaCanada Evgeny Bareev 2739 2003-10 1966 Highest ranked Canadian player
47= Vietnam Le Quang Liem 2739 2017-08 1991 Highest ranked Vietnamese player
49 Russia Maxim Matlakov 2738 2017-11 1991
50= LatviaGermanyAzerbaijan Arkadij Naiditsch 2737 2013-12 1985 Formerly highest ranked German player (till 2015)
50= Poland Jan-Krzysztof Duda 2737 2018-07 1998
52 Hungary Judit Polgar 2735 2005-07 1976 Highest ranked female player
53= Soviet UnionMoldova Viktor Bologan 2734 2012-08 1971 Highest ranked Moldovan player
53= Georgia (country) Baadur Jobava 2734 2012-09 1983 Highest ranked Georgian player
55 Russia Vladimir Fedoseev 2733 2017-10 1995
56= Russia Vladimir Malakhov 2732 2010-07 1980
56= Russia Ernesto Inarkiev 2732 2016-09 1985
58 China Bu Xiangzhi 2730 2017-10 1985

2720–2729[edit]

59 United States Samuel Shankland 2727 2018-07 1991
60= Hungary Zoltan Almasi 2726 2011-07 1976
60= Ukraine Alexander Moiseenko 2726 2011-09 1980
62= Russia Evgeny Alekseev 2725 2009-09 1985
62= Ukraine Andrei Volokitin 2725 2013-03 1986
64= China Ni Hua 2724 2009-04 1983
64= Spain Francisco Vallejo Pons 2724 2011-07 1982 Highest ranked Spanish player
66= Ukraine Anton Korobov 2723 2014-01 1985
66= India Santosh Gujrathi Vidit 2723 2018-02 1994
68= India Krishnan Sasikiran 2720 2012-05 1981
68= Russia Alexander Riazantsev 2720 2012-07 1985
68= Ukraine Alexander Areshchenko 2720 2012-12 1986
68= France Laurent Fressinet 2720 2015-06 1981

2710–2719[edit]

72= Cuba Lazaro Bruzon Batista 2717 2012-10 1982
72= Ukraine Yuriy Kryvoruchko 2717 2015-11 1986
74= Soviet UnionRussia Valery Salov 2715 1995-01 1964
74= Uzbekistan Rustam Kasimdzhanov 2715 2015-05 1979 Highest ranked Uzbek player, former FIDE World Champion (2004-2005)
76= Netherlands Loek Van Wely 2714 2001-10 1972
76= Russia Denis Khismatullin 2714 2014-03 1984
78= Soviet UnionArmenia Vladimir Akopian 2713 2006-07 1971
78= Bulgaria Ivan Cheparinov 2713 2008-01 1986
78= England Luke McShane 2713 2012-07 1984
81= England Nigel Short 2712 2004-04 1965
81= England David Howell 2712 2015-08 1990
83 Soviet UnionRussia Alexey Dreev 2711 2011-07 1969
84= Soviet UnionUkraineSlovenia Alexander Beliavsky 2710 1997-07 1953 Highest ranked Slovenian player
84= Russia Alexander Motylev 2710 2009-07 1979
84= Israel Maxim Rodshtein 2710 2016-03 1989

2700–2709[edit]

87 Azerbaijan Rauf Mamedov 2709 2017-12 1988
88 Ukraine Zahar Efimenko 2708 2011-03 1985
89= RomaniaGermany Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu 2707 2005-10 1976 Highest ranked German player, formerly highest ranked Romanian player (till 2014) - 2707, 2005–10
89= Russia Evgeny Najer 2707 2017-08 1977
91= Socialist Federal Republic of YugoslaviaBosnia and HerzegovinaNetherlands Ivan Sokolov 2706 2004-01 1968 Formerly highest ranked Bosnian player (till 1994) - 2650 (Now Predrag Nikolić - 2676, 2004–10)
91= Hungary Ferenc Berkes 2706 2011-09 1985
91= Soviet UnionRussia Sergei Rublevsky 2706 2013-11 1974
94= Soviet UnionLatvia Mikhail Tal 2705 1980-01 1936 1992 Former world champion (1960-1961)
94= Soviet UnionRussiaIsraelSwitzerland Vadim Milov 2705 2008-07 1972 Highest ranked Swiss player
94= Russia Boris Grachev 2705 2012-03 1986
94= Norway Jon Ludvig Hammer 2705 2016-02 1990
98= Czech Republic Viktor Laznicka 2704 2012-01 1989
98= Russia Vladislav Artemiev 2704 2018-05 1998
100= Soviet UnionIsrael Emil Sutovsky 2703 2012-01 1977
100= Austria Markus Ragger 2703 2017-02 1988 Highest ranked Austrian player
102= Soviet UnionPoland Michal Krasenkow 2702 2000-07 1963
102= Soviet UnionIsrael Ilia Smirin 2702 2001-07 1968
102= Russia Alexander Khalifman 2702 2001-10 1966 Former FIDE World Champion (1999-2000)
102= Soviet Union Georgia (country) Bosnia and HerzegovinaGeorgia (country) Zurab Azmaiparashvili 2702 2003-07 1960
102= France Romain Edouard 2702 2014-06 1990
102= UkraineLatvia Igor Kovalenko 2702 2015-08 1988
102= Armenia Gabriel Sargissian 2702 2015-12 1983
109= UkraineUnited States Alexander Onischuk 2701 2010-07 1975
109= Russia Daniil Dubov 2701 2018-03 1996
111= Denmark Peter Heine Nielsen 2700 2010-07 1973 Highest ranked Danish player
111= Russia Igor Lysyj 2700 2015-01 1987
111= Egypt Bassem Amin 2700 2017-11 1988

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "All time Top 100 by Highest ELO Rating". Chess-db.com. Retrieved 2017-10-31. 
  2. ^ "Records". 2700chess.com. Retrieved 2017-10-31. 

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