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FIDE World Rankings

The Fédération Internationale des Échecs (FIDE) is the organization that governs international chess competition. At monthly intervals, 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

The top 20 positions in the rankings as of January 2016 are as follows:

Rank Player Rating
1 Magnus Carlsen 2844
2 Vladimir Kramnik 2801
3 Anish Giri 2798
4 Levon Aronian 2792
5-6 Fabiano Caruana 2787
5-6 Hikaru Nakamura 2787
7 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 2785
8 Viswanathan Anand 2784
9 Veselin Topalov 2780
10 Wesley So 2773
11 Sergey Karjakin 2769
12 Ding Liren 2766
13 Pavel Eljanov 2760
14 Pentala Harikrishna 2755
15 Alexander Grischuk 2752
16-17 Li Chao 2751
16-17 Peter Svidler 2751
18-19 Yu Yangyi 2747
18-19 Shakhriyar Mamedyarov 2747
20 Michael Adams 2744

Top women

Women may play in the same events as men in chess and are rated together with men. The top 20 positions in the rankings as of January 2016 are as follows:

Rank Player Rating
1 Hou Yifan 2673
2 Koneru Humpy 2583
3 Mariya Muzychuk 2554
4 Alexandra Kosteniuk 2550
5 Ju Wenjun 2548
6 Anna Muzychuk 2537
7 Nana Dzagnidze 2535
8 Viktorija Čmilytė 2534
9 Kateryna Lahno 2529
10 Pia Cramling 2523
11 Antoaneta Stefanova 2515
12 Dronavalli Harika 2511
13 Zhao Xue 2506
14 Tan Zhongyi 2504
15-16 Aleksandra Goryachkina 2502
15-16 Bela Khotenashvili 2502
17 Valentina Gunina 2496
18 Marie Sebag 2490
19 Lela Javakhishvili 2486
20 Nino Batsiashvili 2485

Top juniors

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 in the rankings as of January 2016 are as follows:

Rank Player Rating
1 Richárd Rapport 2721
2 Wei Yi 2706
3 Vladislav Artemiev 2673
4 Jan-Krzysztof Duda 2660
5 Daniil Dubov 2646
6 Illya Nyzhnyk 2627
7 Matthias Bluebaum 2595
8 John M. Burke 2588
9 Dennis Wagner 2585
10 Urii Eliseev 2582
11 Samuel Sevian 2578
12 Jeffery Xiong 2575
13 Alexander Donchenko 2570
14 Mikhail Antipov 2567
15 Grigoriy Oparin 2565
16 Kirill Alekseenko 2560
17-18 Diptayan Ghosh 2556
17-18 Aryan Tari 2556
19-20 Oleksandr Bortnyk 2552
19-20 Vaibhav Suri 2552

Top girls

This list includes female players who will remain under the age of 21 years for the duration of the current calendar year.

The top 20 positions in the rankings as of January 2016 are as follows:

Rank Player Rating
1 Aleksandra Goryachkina 2502
2 Lei Tingjie 2474
3 Nomin-Erdene Davaademberel 2468
4 Dinara Saduakassova 2423
5 Sarasadat Khademalsharieh 2392
6-7 Zhai Mo 2383
6-7 Medina Warda Aulia 2383
8 Zhansaya Abdumalik 2381
9 Ni Shiqun 2377
10 Alina Bivol 2368
11 Iulija Osmak 2343
12 Aydan Hojjatova 2341
13 Gunay Mammadzada 2344
14 Stavroula Tsolakidou 2338
15 R. Vaishali 2332
16 Nino Khomeriki 2321
17 Dorsa Derakhshani 2315
18 Amina Battsooj 2313
19 Ewa Harazinska 2310
20 Paula Andrea Rodriguez Rueda 2308

Top countries

FIDE publishes two lists ranking countries. The first ranks them according to the average rating of their top 10 players, while the other ranks them according to the average rating of their top 10 female players. The top 20 positions in the former list as of January 2016 are as follows:

Rank Country Average top 10 rating
1 Russia 2738
2 China 2711
3 Ukraine 2687
4 United States 2686
5 India 2663
6 France 2653
7 Armenia 2652
8 Azerbaijan 2646
9 Hungary 2645
10 Poland 2638
11 Israel 2637
12 England 2635
13 Netherlands 2631
14 Germany 2621
15 Bulgaria 2589
16-17 Spain 2587
16-17 Cuba 2587
18 Croatia 2583
19 Serbia 2582
20 Georgia 2580

Female list

The top 20 positions in this list as of January 2016 are as follows:

Rank Country Average top 10 rating
1 Russia 2488
2 China 2487
3 Georgia 2435
4 Ukraine 2417
5 India 2394
6 Poland 2365
7 Germany 2341
8 Hungary 2338
9 France 2328
10 United States 2321
11 Serbia 2306
12 Romania 2304
13 Cuba 2285
14 Azerbaijan 2284
15-16 Spain 2280
15-16 Bulgaria 2280
17 Netherlands 2274
18 Armenia 2267
19 Mongolia 2251
20 Kazakhstan 2242
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