FIDE world rankings

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The International Chess Federation (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.

Top playersEdit

The top 20 players were ranked on 1 September 2021 as follows:[1]

Rank Rank change* Player Rating Rating change*
1     Magnus Carlsen 2855   8
2     Fabiano Caruana 2800   6
3     Ding Liren 2799  
4     Ian Nepomniachtchi 2792  
5     Levon Aronian 2782  
6   3   Wesley So 2778   8
7     Anish Giri 2777   1
8   2   Alexander Grischuk 2775   3
9   7   Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 2763   12
10     Teimour Radjabov 2763  
11   5   Shakhriyar Mamedyarov 2762   20
12   1   Leinier Domínguez 2760   2
13   2   Richárd Rapport 2760   3
14     Sergey Karjakin 2758   1
15   3   Jan-Krzysztof Duda 2756   18
16   4   Alireza Firouzja 2754   5
17   2   Viswanathan Anand 2753  
18   1   Wang Hao 2744  
19     Hikaru Nakamura 2736  
20     Veselin Topalov 2730  
*Change from the previous month[2]

Top womenEdit

The top 20 female players were ranked on 1 September 2021 as follows:[3]

Rank Rank change* Player Rating Rating change*
1     Hou Yifan 2658  
2     Aleksandra Goryachkina 2609   2
3     Koneru Humpy 2586  
4     Ju Wenjun 2560  
5     Kateryna Lagno 2550   9
6     Mariya Muzychuk 2540   10
7     Anna Muzychuk 2534   7
8   10   Alexandra Kosteniuk 2526   41
9   1   Tan Zhongyi 2525   14
10   2   Nana Dzagnidze 2525   2
11   2   Harika Dronavalli 2511   4
12   1   Polina Shuvalova 2510   3
13     Lei Tingjie 2505  
14   2   Zhansaya Abdumalik 2502   3
15     Alina Kashlinskaya 2493   5
16   2   Sarasadat Khademalsharieh 2490   4
17   2   Dinara Saduakassova 2489   6
18   2   Nino Batsiashvili 2486   1
19   2   Zhao Xue 2486  
20     Bela Khotenashvili 2478   7
*Change from the previous month[4]


Top juniorsEdit

Juniors are considered to be 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 September 2021 as follows:[5]

Rank Rank change* Player Rating Rating change*
1     Alireza Firouzja 2754   5
2     Andrey Esipenko 2720   4
3     Nihal Sarin 2652   3
4   1   Nodirbek Abdusattorov 2648   14
5   1   Shant Sargsyan 2642   16
6   2   Bogdan-Daniel Deac 2639  
7     Kirill Shevchenko 2633   14
8   7   Arjun Erigaisi 2626   29
9   1   Amin Tabatabaei 2624   9
10   1   Aram Hakobyan [hy] 2621   9
11   1   Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa 2617   11
12   1   Hans Niemann 2609   3
13   1   Vincent Keymer 2607   5
14     Nodirbek Yakubboev 2604   6
15   4   Raunak Sadhwani 2603   24
16   6   Velimir Ivić 2603   32
17   4   Anton Smirnov 2600  
18   3   Gukesh D 2599   21
19   3   Thai Dai Van Nguyen 2594   6
20   3   Awonder Liang 2590   3
*Change from the previous month[6]

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 August 2021 as follows:[7]

Rank Rank change* Player Rating Rating change*
1     Polina Shuvalova 2507   18
2     Zhu Jiner 2455  
3   1   Olga Badelka 2418  
4   7   Aleksandra Maltsevskaya 2409   27
5   2   Carissa Yip 2404   26
6   1   Vaishali Rameshbabu 2393  
7   2   Bibisara Assaubayeva 2389  
8   3   Anna M. Sargsyan 2388   9
9   1   Leya Garifullina 2385   5
10   4   Nurgyul Salimova 2382   13
11   1   Khanim Balajayeva 2376  
12   5   Viktoria Radeva 2372   37
13   3   Annie Wang 2372   12
14   1   Ning Kaiyu 2372  
15   1   Jana Schneider 2353  
16   1   Ineymig Hernandez Gil 2348  
17   1   Meruert Kamalidenova 2339   5
18   2   Annamaria Marjanovic [hu] 2338  
19   15   Gergana Peycheva 2332   52
20   1   Mariia Berdnyk [uk] 2323   15
*Change from the previous month[8]

Top federationsEdit

Every month, FIDE publishes a list ranking federations according to the average rating of their top 10 players. The top 20 federations were ranked as follows on 1 August 2021:[9]

Rank Federation Average top 10 rating
1   Russia 2733
2   United States 2712
3   China 2700
4   India 2671
5   Ukraine 2664
6   Azerbaijan 2657
7   Armenia 2654
8   France 2651
9   Hungary 2644
10   Germany 2634
11   Netherlands 2631
12   Spain 2629
13   Poland 2628
14   England 2618
15   Czech Republic 2604
16   Israel 2603
17   Norway 2582
18   Croatia 2574
19   Argentina 2571
20   Georgia 2569

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Top 100 Players September 2021 - Archive". FIDE. Retrieved 1 September 2021.
  2. ^ "Chess Rankings – Period: September 2021 compared to: August 2021 – Rank Standard Rating World". FIDE. Retrieved 3 August 2021.
  3. ^ "Top 100 Women September 2021 - Archive". FIDE. Retrieved 1 September 2021.
  4. ^ "Chess Rankings – Period: September 2021 compared to: August 2021 – Rank Standard Rating World Women". FIDE. Retrieved 3 August 2021.
  5. ^ "Top 100 Juniors September 2021 - Archive". FIDE. Retrieved 1 September 2021.
  6. ^ "Chess Rankings – Period: September 2021 compared to: August 2021 – Rank Standard Rating World Age: 20 and younger". FIDE. Retrieved 3 August 2021.
  7. ^ "Top 100 Girls August 2021 - Archive". FIDE. Retrieved 1 August 2021.
  8. ^ "Chess Rankings – Period: August 2021 compared to: July 2021 – Rank Standard Rating World Women Age: 20 and younger". FIDE. Retrieved 3 August 2021.
  9. ^ "Top Chess Federations". ratings.fide.com. Retrieved 2 August 2021.

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