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 2853 GM 1503014 Norway 1568 1990
2 Viswanathan Anand 2816 GM 5000017 India 2844 1969
3 Veselin Topalov 2816 GM 2900084 Bulgaria 1953 1975
4 Hikaru Nakamura 2814 GM 2016192 United states 1687 1987
5 Fabiano Caruana 2808 GM 2020009 United states 1361 1992
6 Anish Giri 2793 GM 24116068 Netherlands 945 1994
7 Wesley So 2779 GM 5202213 United states 570 1993
8 Vladimir Kramnik 2777 GM 4101588 Russian federation 2397 1975
9 Alexander Grischuk 2771 GM 4126025 Russian federation 2154 1983
10 Liren Ding 2770 GM 8603677 China 85 1992
11 Levon Aronian 2765 GM 13300474 Armenia 1833 1982
12 Dmitry Jakovenko 2759 GM 4122356 Russian federation 1330 1983
13 Sergey Karjakin 2753 GM 14109603 Russian federation 1809 1990
14 Chao b Li 2748 GM 8604436 China 480 1989
15 Evgeny Tomashevsky 2747 GM 4147235 Russian federation 946 1987
16 Boris Gelfand 2741 GM 2805677 Israel 2616 1968
17 Penteala Harikrishna 2740 GM 5007003 India 1306 1986
18 Michael Adams 2740 GM 400041 United kingdom 2612 1971
19 Peter Svidler 2739 GM 4102142 Russian federation 2397 1976
20 Teimour Radjabov 2738 GM 13400924 Azerbaijan 1417 1987
21 Leinier Dominguez Perez 2736 GM 3503240 Cuba 645 1983
22 Shakhriyar Mamedyarov 2735 GM 13401319 Azerbaijan 1653 1985
23 Radoslaw Wojtaszek 2733 GM 1118358 Poland 1351 1987
24 Maxime Vachier Lagrave 2680 GM 623539 France 1428 1990
25 Yangyi Yu 2726 GM 8603820 China 34 1994
26 Vassily Ivanchuk 2726 GM 14100010 Ukraine 3283 1969
27 Yi Wei 2725 GM 8603405 China 317 1999
28 David Navara 2724 GM 309095 Czech republic 1520 1985
29 Pavel Eljanov 2723 GM 14102951 Ukraine 1244 1983
30 Yue Wang 2721 GM 8601429 China 1100 1987
31 Dmitry Andreikin 2720 GM 4158814 Russian federation 882 1990
32 Nikita Vitiugov 2719 GM 4152956 Russian federation 1043 1987
33 Peter Leko 2714 GM 703303 Hungary 2043 1979
34 Hua Ni 2713 GM 8601160 China 1135 1983
35 Xiangzhi Bu 2712 GM 8601445 China 1172 1985
36 David W L Howell 2712 GM 410608 United kingdom 1001 1990
37 Alexander Morozevich 2711 GM 4116992 Russian federation 1756 1977
38 Ruslan Ponomariov 2711 GM 14103320 Ukraine 1586 1983
39 Laurent Fressinet 2710 GM 608742 France 1749 1981
40 Alexander Moiseenko 2710 GM 14102560 Ukraine 1379 1980
41 Hao Wang 2705 GM 8602883 China 997 1989
42 Ian Nepomniachtchi 2705 GM 4168119 Russian federation 998 1990
43 Rustam Kasimdzhanov 2704 GM 14200244 Uzbekistan 1285 1979
44 Igor Kovalenko 2702 GM 14117908 Latvia 536 1988
45 Sergei Rublevsky 2702 GM 4115309 Russian federation 1479 1974
46 Alexei Shirov 2702 GM 2209390 Latvia 2939 1972
47 Zoltan Almasi 2700 GM 702293 Hungary 1707 1976
48 Anton Korobov 2699 GM 14105730 Ukraine 1122 1985
49 Quang Liem Le 2699 GM 12401137 Viet nam 992 1991
50 Yuriy Kryvoruchko 2697 GM 14109182 Ukraine 703 1986
51 Etienne Bacrot 2694 GM 605506 France 2091 1983
52 Ivan Cheparinov 2690 GM 2905540 Bulgaria 1309 1986
53 Maxim Matlakov 2689 GM 4168003 Russian federation 835 1991
54 Markus Ragger 2688 GM 1610856 Austria 1081 1988
55 Francisco Vallejo Pons 2686 GM 2205530 Spain 1683 1982
56 Arkadij Naiditsch 2685 GM 4650891 Azerbaijan 1806 1985
57 Vladimir Malakhov 2683 GM 4120787 Russian federation 1387 1980
58 Ray Robson 2680 GM 2023970 United states 493 1994
59 Nigel D Short 2678 GM 400025 United kingdom 2537 1965
60 Maxim Rodshtein 2678 GM 2806851 Israel 803 1989
61 Jon Ludvig Hammer 2677 GM 1503707 Norway 728 1990
62 Judit Polgar 2675 GM 700070 Hungary 1827 1976
63 Luke J McShane 2674 GM 404853 United kingdom 1221 1984
64 Igor Lysyj 2673 GM 4150120 Russian federation 843 1987
65 Gabriel Sargissian 2673 GM 13300881 Armenia 1122 1983
66 Vladislav Artemiev 2671 GM 24101605 Russian federation 351 1998
67 Hou Yifan 2671 GM 8602980 China 866 1994
68 Richard Rapport 2671 GM 738590 Hungary 547 1996
69 Gata Kamsky 2670 GM 2000024 United states 1589 1974
70 Ilia Smirin 2669 GM 2801990 Israel 1944 1968
71 Liviu Dieter Nisipeanu 2667 GM 1202758 Germany 1473 1976
72 Viktor Laznicka 2665 GM 316385 Czech republic 1185 1988
73 Baadur Jobava 2664 GM 13601520 Georgia 1209 1983
74 Sanan Sjugirov 2664 GM 4189302 Russian federation 787 1993
75 Parimarjan Negi 2664 GM 5016690 India 773 1993
76 Julio E Granda Zuniga 2663 GM 3800024 Peru 1387 1967
77 Ildar Khairullin 2662 GM 4151348 Russian federation 929 1990
78 Ivan Ivanisevic 2662 GM 912417 Serbia 1373 1977
79 Ngoc Truong Son Nguyen 2662 GM 12401110 Viet nam 666 1990
80 Alexander Onischuk 2662 GM 14101025 United states 1362 1975
81 Alexander Areshchenko 2661 GM 14109530 Ukraine 1069 1986
82 Ivan Saric 2661 GM 14508150 Croatia 915 1990
83 Vladislav Tkachiev 2661 GM 618438 France 1476 1973
84 Ernesto Inarkiev 2660 GM 4162722 Russian federation 1078 1985
85 Vladimir 1 Fedoseev 2312 FM 24130737 Russian federation 563 1995
86 Ferenc Berkes 2659 GM 718572 Hungary 1241 1985
87 Lazaro Bruzon Batista 2659 GM 3503739 Cuba 1218 1982
88 Viktor Laznicka 2665 GM 316385 Czech republic 1185 1988
89 Matthew D Sadler 2659 GM 400173 United kingdom 858 1974
90 Alexander Motylev 2658 GM 4121830 Russian federation 1380 1979
91 Evgeniy Najer 2658 GM 4118987 Russian federation 1518 1977
92 Ivan Bukavshin 2655 GM 4199758 Russian federation 471 1995
93 Samuel L Shankland 2655 GM 2004887 United states 415 1991
94 Peter Heine Nielsen 2655 GM 1400355 Denmark 1835 1973
95 Daniil Dubov 2654 GM 24126055 Russian federation 505 1996
96 Vadim Zvjaginsev 2654 GM 4113403 Russian federation 1374 1976
97 Loek Van Wely 2654 GM 1000268 Netherlands 3240 1972
98 Sergei Zhigalko 2654 GM 13502956 Belarus 926 1989
99 Sergey A Fedorchuk 2653 GM 14102536 Ukraine 1307 1981
100 Alexander Riazantsev 2646 GM 4125029 Russian federation 1443 1985