Top chess players

Top Chess Players list ordered by FIDE Rating. The list contains the top 100 chess players in the database ordered by ELO.

See full players list ordered by name | Chess players by number of games
Name ELO Title FIDE Id Federation Games Birth Year
1 Magnus Carlsen 2865 GM 1503014 Norway 1541 1990
2 Fabiano Caruana 2811 GM 2020009 Italy 1301 1992
3 Alexander Grischuk 2810 GM 4126025 Russian federation 2101 1983
4 Veselin Topalov 2800 GM 2900084 Bulgaria 1935 1975
5 Anish Giri 2797 GM 24116068 Netherlands 878 1994
6 Viswanathan Anand 2797 GM 5000017 India 2801 1969
7 Wesley So 2788 GM 5202213 United states 528 1993
8 Vladimir Kramnik 2783 GM 4101588 Russian federation 2361 1975
9 Levon Aronian 2777 GM 13300474 Armenia 1784 1982
10 Hikaru Nakamura 2776 GM 2016192 United states 1628 1987
11 Maxime Vachier Lagrave 2680 GM 623539 France 1350 1990
12 Sergey Karjakin 2760 GM 14109603 Russian federation 1746 1990
13 Shakhriyar Mamedyarov 2759 GM 13401319 Azerbaijan 1612 1985
14 Liren Ding 2755 GM 8603677 China 85 1992
15 Boris Gelfand 2747 GM 2805677 Israel 2581 1968
16 Peter Svidler 2739 GM 4102142 Russian federation 2345 1976
17 Michael Adams 2738 GM 400041 United kingdom 2589 1971
18 Dmitry Andreikin 2737 GM 4158814 Russian federation 843 1990
19 David Navara 2735 GM 309095 Czech republic 1469 1985
20 Nikita Vitiugov 2735 GM 4152956 Russian federation 1001 1987
21 Radoslaw Wojtaszek 2734 GM 1118358 Poland 1322 1987
22 Dmitry Jakovenko 2733 GM 4122356 Russian federation 1284 1983
23 Vassily Ivanchuk 2731 GM 14100010 Ukraine 3251 1969
24 Teimour Radjabov 2731 GM 13400924 Azerbaijan 1406 1987
25 Chao b Li 2728 GM 8604436 China 454 1989
26 Pavel Eljanov 2727 GM 14102951 Ukraine 1203 1983
27 Leinier Dominguez Perez 2726 GM 3503240 Cuba 596 1983
28 Yue Wang 2726 GM 8601429 China 1074 1987
29 Yangyi Yu 2724 GM 8603820 China 34 1994
30 Penteala Harikrishna 2723 GM 5007003 India 1281 1986
31 Evgeny Tomashevsky 2716 GM 4147235 Russian federation 900 1987
32 Ian Nepomniachtchi 2714 GM 4168119 Russian federation 934 1990
33 Peter Leko 2713 GM 703303 Hungary 2032 1979
34 Ruslan Ponomariov 2713 GM 14103320 Ukraine 1571 1983
35 Hao Wang 2713 GM 8602883 China 963 1989
36 Etienne Bacrot 2711 GM 605506 France 2036 1983
37 Alexander Morozevich 2711 GM 4116992 Russian federation 1740 1977
38 Arkadij Naiditsch 2706 GM 4650891 Germany 1761 1985
39 Laurent Fressinet 2706 GM 608742 France 1723 1981
40 Vladimir Malakhov 2706 GM 4120787 Russian federation 1308 1980
41 Francisco Vallejo Pons 2706 GM 2205530 Spain 1644 1982
42 Rustam Kasimdzhanov 2705 GM 14200244 Uzbekistan 1263 1979
43 Hua Ni 2704 GM 8601160 China 1116 1983
44 Richard Rapport 2703 GM 738590 Hungary 502 1996
45 Zoltan Almasi 2701 GM 702293 Hungary 1693 1976
46 Igor Lysyj 2700 GM 4150120 Russian federation 795 1987
47 Sergei Rublevsky 2698 GM 4115309 Russian federation 1473 1974
48 Baadur Jobava 2696 GM 13601520 Georgia 1161 1983
49 Arkadij Naiditsch 2706 GM 4650891 Germany 1761 1985
50 Maxim Matlakov 2695 GM 4168003 Russian federation 767 1991
51 Alexander Moiseenko 2695 GM 14102560 Ukraine 1349 1980
52 Lazaro Bruzon Batista 2692 GM 3503739 Cuba 1172 1982
53 Yuriy Kryvoruchko 2692 GM 14109182 Ukraine 678 1986
54 Alexei Shirov 2689 GM 2209390 Latvia 2902 1972
55 Alexander Riazantsev 2688 GM 4125029 Russian federation 1365 1985
56 Anton Korobov 2687 GM 14105730 Ukraine 1066 1985
57 Vladimir 1 Fedoseev 2312 FM 24130737 Russian federation 485 1995
58 Krishnan Sasikiran 2682 GM 5004985 India 1458 1981
59 Xiangzhi Bu 2681 GM 8601445 China 1140 1985
60 Ivan Cheparinov 2681 GM 2905540 Bulgaria 1277 1986
61 Sanan Sjugirov 2678 GM 4189302 Russian federation 732 1993
62 Evgeny Alekseev 2677 GM 4138147 Russian federation 1075 1985
63 Quang Liem Le 2676 GM 12401137 Viet nam 964 1991
64 Sergei Zhigalko 2675 GM 13502956 Belarus 906 1989
65 Ernesto Inarkiev 2675 GM 4162722 Russian federation 992 1985
66 Judit Polgar 2675 GM 700070 Hungary 1827 1976
67 Hrant Melkumyan 2673 GM 13302485 Armenia 504 1989
68 Hou Yifan 2672 GM 8602980 China 838 1994
69 Luke J McShane 2672 GM 404853 United kingdom 1204 1984
70 Gata Kamsky 2671 GM 2000024 United states 1527 1974
71 Gawain C Jones 2670 GM 409561 United kingdom 900 1987
72 Boris Grachev 2670 GM 4129199 Russian federation 1144 1986
73 Viktor Laznicka 2670 GM 316385 Czech republic 1158 1988
74 Parimarjan Negi 2669 GM 5016690 India 773 1993
75 Gabriel Sargissian 2668 GM 13300881 Armenia 1100 1983
76 Yuriy Kuzubov 2667 GM 14112906 Ukraine 784 1990
77 Ferenc Berkes 2666 GM 718572 Hungary 1221 1985
78 Alexander Motylev 2665 GM 4121830 Russian federation 1308 1979
79 Alexander Onischuk 2665 GM 14101025 United states 1344 1975
80 Nigel D Short 2664 GM 400025 United kingdom 2509 1965
81 Loek Van Wely 2657 GM 1000268 Netherlands 3204 1972
82 Sergei Movsesian 2663 GM 310204 Armenia 1991 1978
83 Tigran L Petrosian 2663 GM 13301616 Armenia 753 1984
84 Ivan Saric 2661 GM 14508150 Croatia 890 1990
85 Samuel L Shankland 2661 GM 2004887 United states 374 1991
86 Sergei Tiviakov 2661 GM 1008013 Netherlands 2153 1973
87 Alexander Areshchenko 2661 GM 14109530 Ukraine 1050 1986
88 Maxim Rodshtein 2660 GM 2806851 Israel 766 1989
89 Vladimir Akopian 2660 GM 13300032 Armenia 1640 1971
90 Csaba Balogh 2659 GM 718939 Hungary 1558 1987
91 Vladislav Artemiev 2659 GM 24101605 Russian federation 268 1998
92 Ngoc Truong Son Nguyen 2659 GM 12401110 Viet nam 641 1990
93 Matthew D Sadler 2658 GM 400173 United kingdom 854 1974
94 Vadim Zvjaginsev 2658 GM 4113403 Russian federation 1311 1976
95 Loek Van Wely 2657 GM 1000268 Netherlands 3204 1972
96 Igor Kovalenko 2656 GM 14117908 Latvia 461 1988
97 Ray Robson 2656 GM 2023970 United states 479 1994
98 Zahar Efimenko 2655 GM 14107201 Ukraine 1243 1985
99 Peter Heine Nielsen 2654 GM 1400355 Denmark 1832 1973
100 Liviu Dieter Nisipeanu 2654 GM 1202758 Germany 1445 1976