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Top FIDE Women Chess players by ranking

Top FIDE Women Chess Players list ordered by Ranking. The list contains the top 50 women chess players in the database ordered by ELO.

Welcome to the Women FIDE Ranking List, where you will find information about the performances of the top 50 women chess players in the world.

Only the very best female chess players show up in the top FIDE Ranking list. In order to be here, these women worked really hard throughout their entire lives. They are talented, brilliant, and tenacious.

This list is updated every month. It reflects the latest performances and achievements of each player the month before.

Top chess players list | See full players list ordered by name
Name ELO Title FIDE Id Federation Games Birth Year
1 Yifan Hou 2632 GM 8602980 China China 1585 1994
2 Wenjun Ju 2566 GM 8603006 China China 1585 1991
3 Tingjie Lei 2548 GM 8605114 China China 803 1997
4 Aleksandra Goryachkina 2545 GM 4147103 Fide Fide 1286 1998
5 Zhongyi Tan 2545 GM 8603642 China China 1407 1991
6 Kateryna Lagno 2532 GM 14109336 Russian Federation Russian Federation 1412 1989
7 Humpy Koneru 2530 GM 5008123 India India 1651 1987
8 Anna Muzychuk 2521 GM 14111330 Ukraine Ukraine 1950 1990
9 Mariya Muzychuk 2508 GM 14114550 Ukraine Ukraine 1408 1992
10 Nana Dzagnidze 2505 GM 13601903 Georgia Georgia 1841 1987
11 Harika Dronavalli 2491 GM 5015197 India India 2050 1991
12 Sarasadat Khademalsharieh 2489 IM 12512214 Spain Spain 535 1997
13 Alexandra Kosteniuk 2488 GM 4128125 Switzerland Switzerland 2542 1984
14 Rameshbabu Vaishali 2488 GM 5091756 India India 475 2001
15 Polina Shuvalova 2483 IM 24171760 Fide Fide 834 2001
16 Alina Kashlinskaya 2474 IM 4198026 Poland Poland 1006 1993
17 Bibisara Assaubayeva 2472 IM 13708694 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 626 2004
18 Jiner Zhu 2469 GM 8608059 China China 500 2002
19 Zhansaya Abdumalik 2468 GM 13703544 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 705 2000
20 Deshmukh Divya 2464 IM 35006916 India India 378 2005
21 Yuliia Osmak 2464 IM 14101602 Ukraine Ukraine 549 1998
22 Meri Arabidze 2457 IM 13604040 Georgia Georgia 734 1994
23 Marie Sebag 2454 GM 617822 France France 1456 1986
24 Dinara Wagner 2452 IM 24157570 Germany Germany 392 1999
25 Nino Batsiashvili 2451 GM 13602993 Georgia Georgia 1149 1987
26 Lela Javakhishvili 2451 IM 13601458 Georgia Georgia 1387 1984
27 Elisabeth Paehtz 2451 GM 4641833 Germany Germany 2568 1985
28 Leya Garifullina 2449 IM 34127035 Fide Fide 411 2004
29 Miaoyi Lu 2449 WGM 8618020 China China 316 2010
30 Nurgyul Salimova 2449 IM 2915138 Bulgaria Bulgaria 403 2003
31 Pia Cramling 2443 GM 1700030 Sweden Sweden 2978 1963
32 Xue Zhao 2442 GM 8601283 China China 1561 1985
33 Gunay Mammadzada 2441 IM 13403729 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 545 2000
34 Valentina Gunina 2435 GM 4167570 Fide Fide 1992 1989
35 Dinara Saduakassova 2435 IM 13700090 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 631 1996
36 Stavroula Tsolakidou 2428 IM 4264312 Greece Greece 373 2000
37 Bella Khotenashvili 2427 GM 13602640 Georgia Georgia 1197 1988
38 Monika Socko 2419 GM 1106619 Poland Poland 2321 1978
39 Mai Narva 2418 IM 4500512 Estonia Estonia 258 1999
40 Anna Ushenina 2417 GM 14110911 Ukraine Ukraine 1605 1985
41 Antoaneta Stefanova 2413 GM 2902257 Bulgaria Bulgaria 2787 1979
42 Govhar Beydullayeva 2412 WGM 13413015 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 224 2003
43 Teodora Injac 2411 IM 932400 Serbia Serbia 516 2000
44 Marsel Efroimski 2408 IM 2810964 Israel Israel 410 1995
45 Irina Krush 2405 GM 2012782 United States United States 1755 1983
46 Karina Ambartsumova 2404 IM 4166299 Russian Federation Russian Federation 363 1989
47 Khanim Balajayeva 2404 IM 13406396 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 298 2001
48 Aleksandra Maltsevskaya 2404 IM 24174041 Poland Poland 660 2002
49 Carissa Yip 2402 IM 2090732 United States United States 273 2003
50 Deimante Daulyte-Cornette 2400 IM 12802859 France France 608 1989

From seasoned grandmasters to rising stars, you will find players from all ages and nationalities in the women's chess rankings.

Let's get to know the players on this list a little better:

Yifan Hou

Yifan Hou is a Chinese chess prodigy. She is the youngest female player to earn the Grandmaster title when she was only 14. Yifan Hou has won the Women's World Chess Championship in 4 occasions. Hou's dynamic playing style and profound understanding of the game have made her one of the most recognisable faces in women's chess in the last decades. She has also represented China in numerous team events like the Chess Olympiads, contributing to their victories. Yifan Hou inspires both young and adult chess enthusiasts around the globe.

Wenjun Ju

Wenjun Ju is a Chinese chess Grandmaster. She has won the Women's World Chess Championship in 4 different occasions: May 2018, November 2018, 2020, and 2023. She has won the Women Chinese Championship two times, the Women's World's Rapid Chess Championship, and the Chess Olympiad with the Chinese team.

Tingjie Lei

Lei Tingjie (March 13, 1997) is a Chinese Grandmaster with multiple achievements. She earned the Grandmaster title at age 19, being the sixth woman to obtain the title as a teenager. She won the Women's Candidates Tournament 2022-23 after beating Tan Zhongyi 3-1, and challenged reigning Women's World Champion Ju Wenjun for the title in July of that same year, but lost the match after a loss in game 12. Tingjie Lei is the 2017 China Women's National Champion.

Humpy Koneru

Koneru Humpy (born March 31, 1987) is an Indian chess Grandmaster. In 2002 she became the youngest woman to achieve the title of Grandmaster at the age of 15 years, which at the time meant she broke Judit Polgar's record. She also became the second woman to have an Elo rating of 2600. One of the most notorious wins of Humpy Koneru was her victory at the FIDE Women's Rapid Chess Championship in 2019.

Mariya Muzychuk

Mariya Muzychuk is a Ukrainian chess Grandmaster. She became world champion in 2015. Muzychuk also won Ukraine Women's Championship twice, in 2012 and 2013. She was part of the teams that won the World Team and European Team champion with Ukraine in 2013. In the Chess Olympiad of 2022, Muzychuk was awarded the gold medal with Ukraine. She also won the silver medal in 2018 and the bronze medal in 2012, 2014, and 2016.

Alexandra Kosteniuk

Alexandra Kosteniuk, a Russian chess grandmaster, won the Women's World Chess Championship in 2008 and has been a prominent figure in international chess for years. She also won the Women's World Rapid Chess Championship in 2021 and the team gold medal in the Chess Olympiads of 2010, 2012, and 2014. Since March of 2023, Alexandra Kosteniuk decided to start playing for Switzerland.