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TOP CHESS PLAYERS JANUARY 2020 & WORLD CHESS CHAMPIONS


List of the chess grandmasters and countries which have the highest chess ratings (Elo)

CHESS PLAYERS MEN TOP TEN
chess grandmasters

  NAME COUNTRY RATING
1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2872
2 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2822
3 Ding, Liren CHN 2805
4 Grischuk, Alexander RUS 2777
5 Nepomniachtchi, Ian RUS 2774
6Aronian, Levon ARM 2773
7 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2770
8 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2770
9 Giri, Anish NED 2768
10 So, Wesley USA 2765
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CHESS PLAYERS WOMEN TOP TEN
chess grandmasters & masters

  NAME COUNTRY  RATING
1 Hou, Yifan CHN 2664
2Ju, WenjunCHN 2584
3 Koneru, HumpyIND 2580
4Goryachkina, AleksandraRUS 2578
5Lagno, KaterynaRUS 2552
6Muzychuk, MariyaUKR 2552
7Muzychuk, Anna UKR 2539
8Cmilyte, Viktorija LTU 2538
9Saduakassova, DinaraKAZ 2519
10Harika, DronavalliIND 2518


COUNTRIES TOP TEN
  COUNTRYAVERAGE
1 Russia 2739
2 USA 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
GM : Grand Master ;
IM : International Master






WORLD CHESS CHAMPIONS MEN

Chess grand masters
NAME YEAR COUNTRY
Wilhelm Steinitz 1886–1894   Austria/USA
Emanuel Lasker 1894–1921 Germany
Jos Ral Capablanca 1921–1927 Cuba
Alexander Alekhine 1927–1935 Russia/France
Max Euwe 1935-1937 Netherlands
Alexander Alekhine 1937–1946 France
Mikhail Botvinnik 1948–1957 Soviet Union (Russia)
Vasily Smyslov 1957–1958 Soviet Union (Russia)
Mikhail Botvinnik 1958–1960 Soviet Union (Russia)
Mikhail Tal 1960–1961 Soviet Union (Latvia)
Mikhail Botvinnik 1961–1963 Soviet Union (Russia)
Tigran Petrosian 1963–1969 Soviet Union (Armenia)
Boris Spassky 1969–1972 Soviet Union (Russia)
Robert J Fischer 1972–1975 United States
Anatoly Karpov 1975–1985 Soviet Union (Russia)
Garry Kasparov 1985–1993 Soviet Union (Russia)
FIDE WORLD CHAMPIONS MEN AFTER 1993
Anatoly Karpov 1993–1999 Russia
Alexander Khalifman 1999–2000 Russia
Viswanathan Anand 2000–2002 India
Ruslan Ponomariov 2002–2004 Ukraine
Rustam Kasimdzhanov 2004–2005 Uzbekistan
Veselin Topalov 2005–2006 Bulgaria
UNIFIED CHESS CHAMPIONS MEN (FIDE & PCA)
Vladimir Kramnik 2006–2007 Russia
Viswanathan Anand 2007–2013 India
Magnus Carlsen 2013–present Norway


PROFESSIONAL CHESS ASSOCIATION CHAMPIONS 1993
Garry Kasparov 1993–2000 Russia
Vladimir Kramnik 2000–2006 Russia


WORLD CHESS CHAMPIONS WOMEN

NAME YEAR COUNTRY
Vera Menchik 1927–1944 United Kingdom
Ludmilla Rudenko 1950–1953 Soviet Union
Elisabeth Bikova 1953–1956 Soviet Union
Olga Rubzowa 1956–1958 Soviet Union
Elisabeth Bikova 1958–1962 Soviet Union
Nona Gaprindashvili 1962–1978 Georgia
Maya Chiburdanidze 1978–1991 Georgia
Xie Jun 1991–1996 China
Susan Polgar 1996–1999 Hungary
Xie Jun 1999–2001 China
Zhu Chen 2001–2004 China
Antoaneta Stefanova 2004–2006 Bulgaria
Xu Yuhua 2006-2008 China
Alexandra Kosteniuk 2008-2010 Russia
Yifan Hou 2010-2012 China
Anna Ushenina 2012-2013 Ukraine
Yifan Hou 2013-2015 China
Muzychuk Maria 2015-2016 Ukraine
Yifan Hou 2016 - 2017 China
Zhongyi Tan 2017-2018 China
Wenjun Ju 2018- China






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