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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.

Top playersEdit

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

Rank Change* Player Rating
1     Magnus Carlsen 2876
2     Fabiano Caruana 2812
3     Ding Liren 2811
4     Anish Giri 2780
5   2   Ian Nepomniachtchi 2776
6   1   Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 2774
7   2   Shakhriyar Mamedyarov 2767
8   2   Wesley So 2767
9   5   Viswanathan Anand 2765
10   6   Yu Yangyi 2763
11   1   Leinier Dominguez Perez 2763
12   5   Sergey Karjakin 2760
13   2   Alexander Grischuk 2759
14   6   Levon Aronian 2758
15   3   Teimour Radjabov 2758
16   1   Vladimir Kramnik 2753
17   1   Richárd Rapport 2752
18   5   Vladislav Artemiev 2746
19   3   Pentala Harikrishna 2746
20   1   Hikaru Nakamura 2745
*Change from the previous month[2]

Top womenEdit

The top 20 females were ranked on 1 August 2019 as follows:[3]

Rank Change* Player Rating
1     Hou Yifan 2659
2     Ju Wenjun 2600
3     Aleksandra Goryachkina 2564
4     Humpy Koneru 2558
5     Mariya Muzychuk 2551
6   1   Anna Muzychuk 2547
7   1   Kateryna Lagno 2544
8     Viktorija Čmilytė 2538
9     Alexandra Kosteniuk 2507
10     Nana Dzagnidze 2502
11   1   Lei Tingjie 2498
12   1   Valentina Gunina 2497
13   2   Tan Zhongyi 2495
14     Harika Dronavalli 2495
15   4   Pia Cramling 2493
16   1   Alina Kashlinskaya 2491
17   4   Antoaneta Stefanova 2488
18   2   Zhao Xue 2485
19   1   Dinara Saduakassova 2481
20   2   Elisabeth Pähtz 2479
*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 August 2019 as follows:[4]

Rank Change* Player Rating Age
1     Wei Yi 2727 20
2     Jeffery Xiong 2703 18
3     Alireza Firouzja 2702 16
4     Samuel Sevian 2665 18
5     Parham Maghsoodloo 2656 19
6   1   Alexey Sarana 2655 19
7   1   Benjámin Gledura 2654 20
8   2   Aryan Tari 2634 20
9   4   Jorden van Foreest 2626 20
10   1   Andrey Esipenko 2625 17
11     Haik M. Martirosyan 2619 19
12   4   Bogdan-Daniel Deac 2618 17
13   1   Karthikeyan Murali 2612 20
14     Nihal Sarin 2610 15
15   3   Chithambaram Aravindh 2607 19
16   1   Amin Tabatabaei 2601 18
17   3   Awonder Liang 2599 16
18   3   Bai Jinshi 2599 20
19   3   Jose Eduardo Martinez Alcantara 2596 19–20
20   1   Nodirbek Abdusattorov 2594 14
*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 August as follows:[5]

Rank Change* Player Rating Age
1     Zhansaya Abdumalik 2457 19
2     Zhu Jiner 2456 17
3   1   Stavroula Tsolakidou 2431 19
4   3   Nurgyul Salimova 2425 16
5   2   Gunay Mammadzada 2425 19
6     Polina Shuvalova 2419 18
7   2   Gulrukhbegim Tokhirjonova 2415 20
8   9   Vaishali Rameshbabu 2411 18
9   1   Olga Badelka 2402 17
10   1   Turmunkh Munkhzul 2377 16–17
11     Bibisara Assaubayeva 2375 15
12   4   Nomin-Erdene Davaademberel 2367 19
13   3   Khanim Balajayeva 2367 18
14   2   Divya Deshmukh 2360 13–14
15   1   Mai Narva 2358 19
16   42   Mariia Berdnyk 2355 15–16
17   3   Ning Kaiyu 2353 14–15
18     Annamaria Marjanovic 2343 17
19   15   Margarita Potapova 2335 18–19
20   41   Zarina Shafigullina 2332 17–18
*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 September 2019 as follows:[6]

Rank Change* Country Average top 10 rating
1     Russia 2743
2   1   United States 2714
3   1   China 2708
4   2   India 2669
5   1   Ukraine 2661
6   2   Armenia 2649
7   2   Azerbaijan 2648
8   1   Hungary 2646
9   1   Poland 2644
10   1   France 2636
11   1   England 2630
12   2   Germany 2627
13   2   Netherlands 2626
14   1   Israel 2623
15     Spain 2615
16   1   Czech Republic 2605
17   2   Norway 2583
18   1   Georgia 2578
19   1   Croatia 2575
20     Iran 2566
*Change from Oct 2018

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. ^ "Top 100 Players September 2019 - Archive". FIDE. 1 September 2019.
  2. ^ Administrator (1 September 2019). "Lists compared: Top 100 Players September 2019 - Top 100 Players August 2019". FIDE.
  3. ^ "Top 100 Women August 2019 - Archive". FIDE. 1 August 2019.
  4. ^ "Top 100 Juniors August 2019 - Archive". FIDE. 1 August 2019.
  5. ^ "Top 100 Girls August 2019 - Archive". FIDE. 1 August 2019.
  6. ^ Administrator (1 September 2019). "Federations Ranking". FIDE.
  7. ^ Administrator (1 October 2018). "Federations Ranking: Women". FIDE.

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