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TOP CHESS PLAYERS APRIL 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 2838
2 So, Wesley USA 2822
3 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2817
4 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2811
5 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2803
6 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2793
7 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2786
8 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2783
9 Aronian, Levon ARM 2774
10 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2772
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CHESS PLAYERS WOMEN TOP TEN
chess grandmasters & masters

  NAME COUNTRY  RATING
1 Hou, Yifan CHN 2649
2Ju, WenjunCHN 2596
3Muzychuk, Anna SLO 2587
4 Koneru, Humpy IND 2557
5Muzychuk, MariyaUKR 2546
6Lagno, KaterynaRUS 2543
7 Kosteniuk, AlexandraRUS 2541
8Cmilyte, ViktorijaLTU 2538
9Dzagnidze, NanaGEO 2528
10Stefanova, Antoaneta BUL 2527


COUNTRIES TOP TEN
  COUNTRYAVERAGE GMs IMs TOTAL TITLED
1 Russia 2746 237 529 2475
2 USA 2706 93 144 734
3 China 2703 41 31 148
4 Ukraine 2690 88 240 546
5 India 2666 45 90 309
6 Azerbaijan 2658 24 27 133
7 France 2651 48 106 411
8 Poland 2645 42 107 387
9 Armenia 2642 38 29 117
10 England 2641 35 60 272
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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