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TOP CHESS PLAYERS AUGUST 2017


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 2822
2 So, Wesley USA 2810
3 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2807
4 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2803
5 Aronian, Levon ARM 2799
6 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2797
7 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2792
8 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2789
9 Grischuk, Alexander RUS 2783
10 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2783
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CHESS PLAYERS WOMEN TOP TEN
chess grandmasters & masters

  NAME COUNTRY  RATING
1 Hou, Yifan CHN 2652
2Ju, WenjunCHN 2578
3Muzychuk, Anna SLO 2572
4 Koneru, Humpy IND 2557
5 Kosteniuk, AlexandraRUS 2552
6Muzychuk, MariyaUKR 2544
7Cmilyte, ViktorijaLTU 2542
8Lagno, KaterynaRUS 2540
9Harika, Dronavalli IND 2526
10Dzagnidze, NanaGEO 2519


COUNTRIES TOP TEN
  COUNTRYAVERAGE GMs IMs TOTAL TITLED
1 Russia 2746 239 530 2515
2 China 2710 42 33 153
3 USA 2704 93 145 740
4 Ukraine 2680 89 199 549
5 India 2674 45 93 321
6 Azerbaijan 2658 24 27 137
7 France 2646 48 106 421
8 Poland 2641 42 107 390
9 Armenia 2643 38 31 117
10 Hungary 2641 54 121 472
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
José Raúl 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 China






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