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The Fédération Internationale des Échecs (FIDE) governs international chess competition. Each month, FIDE publishes the lists "Top 100 Players", "Top 100 Women", "Top 100 Juniors" and "Top 100 Girls", as well as rankings of countries according to the average rating of their top 10 players and top 10 female players. The Elo rating system is used.

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Top playersEdit

The top 20 players on 1 February 2019 were ranked as follows:[1]

Rank Change* Player Rating
1     Magnus Carlsen 2845
2     Fabiano Caruana 2828
3   1   Ding Liren 2812
4   1   Anish Giri 2797
5   2   Shakhriyar Mamedyarov 2790
6     Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 2780
7   1   Viswanathan Anand 2779
8   5   Ian Nepomniachtchi 2771
9     Alexander Grischuk 2771
10     Levon Aronian 2767
11     Wesley So 2765
12     Yu Yangyi 2764
13   1   Teimour Radjabov 2756
14   7   Vladimir Kramnik 2753
15     Sergey Karjakin 2753
16     Hikaru Nakamura 2749
17     Veselin Topalov 2740
18     David Navara 2738
19   1   Peter Svidler 2737
20   3   Richárd Rapport 2735
*Change from the previous month[2]

Top womenEdit

The top 20 females were ranked on 1 November 2018 as follows:[3]

Rank Change* Player Rating
1     Hou Yifan 2658
2     Ju Wenjun 2568
3   1   Anna Muzychuk 2564
4   1   Kateryna Lagno 2556
5 New   Humpy Koneru 2548
6   1   Mariya Muzychuk 2545
7   2   Alexandra Kosteniuk 2543
8   2   Aleksandra Goryachkina 2534
9   2   Nana Dzagnidze 2516
10   2   Tan Zhongyi 2513
11   1   Harika Dronavalli 2498
12   3   Valentina Gunina 2497
13   3   Elisabeth Pähtz 2495
14   1   Antoaneta Stefanova 2490
15   3   Olga Girya 2481
16   3   Zhao Xue 2478
17   3   Lela Javakhishvili 2477
18   4   Bela Khotenashvili 2477
19   10   Alina Kashlinskaya 2477
20   3   Marie Sebag 2476
*Change from the previous month

Top juniorsEdit

Juniors are considered to be players who remain under the age of 21 years for the duration of the current calendar year.

The top 20 positions were ranked on 1 November 2018 as follows:[4]

Rank Change* Player Rating Age
1   1   Jan-Krzysztof Duda 2738 20
2   1   Wei Yi 2728 19
3     Vladislav Artemiev 2709 20
4     Parham Maghsoodloo 2689 18
5     Jeffery Xiong 2675 18
6   1   Samuel Sevian 2641 18
7   1   David Paravyan 2634 20
8   2   Alexey Sarana 2631 19
9     Benjámin Gledura 2622 19
10     Aryan Tari 2614 19
11     Jorden van Foreest 2613 19
12   1   Andrey Esipenko 2609 16
13   4   Haik M. Martirosyan 2607 18
14   2   Alexander Donchenko 2607 20
15     Alireza Firouzja 2607 15
16     Bogdan-Daniel Deac 2598 17
17   3   Murali Karthikeyan 2591 19
18   5   Awonder Liang 2577 15
19     Chithambaram Aravindh 2584 19
20   2   Amin Tabatabaei 2583 18
*Change from the previous month

Top girlsEdit

Girls are considered to be female players who will remain under the age of 21 years for the duration of the current calendar year.

The top 20 positions were ranked on 1 November 2018 as follows:[5]

Rank Change* Player Rating Age
1     Aleksandra Goryachkina 2534 20
2     Zhansaya Abdumalik 2473 19
3   5   Gulrukhbegim Tokhirjonova 2435 19
4   1   Gunay Mammadzada 2422 18
5   1   Polina Shuvalova 2421 17
6   1   Iulija Osmak 2403 20
7   10   Khanim Balajayeva 2397 17
8   2   Olga Badelka 2390 16
9   2   Stavroula Tsolakidou 2386 18
10   1   Zhu Jiner 2379 16
11   2   Nurgyul Salimova 2377 15
12   2   Bibisara Assaubayeva 2372 15
13   2   Anna M. Sargsyan 2357 18
14   2   Nomin-Erdene Davaademberel 2352 19
15   1   Nino Khomeriki 2349 21
16   4   Mai Narva 2347 19
17   6   Vaishali Rameshbabu 2346 17
18   5   Dinara Dordzhieva 2340 19
19   1   Annamaria Marjanovic 2326 17
20   10   Alexandra Obolentseva 2322 17
*Change from the previous month

Top countriesEdit

FIDE publishes two lists ranking countries. The first ranks them according to the average rating of their top 10 players, while the second ranks them according to the average rating of their top 10 female players. The top 20 positions in the former list were ranked on 1 October 2018 as follows:[6]

Rank Change* Country Average top 10 rating
1     Russia 2743
2     China 2710
3     United States 2701
4   1   Ukraine 2674
5   1   Azerbaijan 2674
6     India 2664
7     Hungary 2647
8     Armenia 2643
9     France 2642
10     Poland 2639
11     Netherlands 2636
12     England 2634
13     Israel 2625
14     Germany 2620
15     Spain 2611
16     Georgia 2597
17     Czech Republic 2592
18     Croatia 2578
19     Norway 2577
20   1   Serbia 2568
*Change from the previous month

Women's listEdit

The top 20 countries by average rating of the top 10 female players were ranked on 1 October 2018 as follows:[7]

Rank Change* Country Average top 10 rating
1     Russia 2486
2     China 2483
3     Ukraine 2421
4     Georgia 2410
5   2   India 2362
6   1   Germany 2359
7   1   Poland 2355
8     United States 2339
9     Hungary 2338
10     Azerbaijan 2321
11     France 2318
12   1   Romania 2295
13   1   Serbia 2292
14     Spain 2287
15   2   Netherlands 2287
16   2   Kazakhstan 2278
17   2   Armenia 2270
18   2   Mongolia 2256
19     Cuba 2247
20   1   Vietnam 2240
*Change from the previous month

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Administrator (1 February 2019). "Top 100 Players February 2019 - Archive". FIDE.
  2. ^ Administrator (1 January 2019). "Top 100 Players January 2019 - Archive". FIDE.
  3. ^ Administrator (1 November 2018). "Standard Top 100 Women November 2018". FIDE.
  4. ^ Administrator (1 November 2018). "Standard Top 100 Juniors November 2018". FIDE.
  5. ^ Administrator (1 November 2018). "Standard Top 100 Girls November 2018". FIDE.
  6. ^ Administrator (1 October 2018). "Federations Ranking". FIDE.
  7. ^ Administrator (1 October 2018). "Federations Ranking: Women". FIDE.

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