FIDE world rankings

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 were ranked on 1 January 2021 as follows:[1]

Rank Rank change* Player Rating Rating change*
1     Magnus Carlsen 2862  
2     Fabiano Caruana 2823  
3     Ding Liren 2791  
4     Ian Nepomniachtchi 2789   5
5     Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 2784  
6     Levon Aronian 2781  
7     Alexander Grischuk 2777  
8     Shakhriyar Mamedyarov 2770  
9     Wesley So 2770  
10     Teimour Radjabov 2765  
11     Anish Giri 2764  
12     Wang Hao 2763  
13     Richard Rapport 2760  
14     Leinier Domínguez 2758  
15   2   Sergey Karjakin 2757   5
16   1   Viswanathan Anand 2753  
17   1   Vladimir Kramnik 2753  
18     Alireza Firouzja 2749  
19     Jan-Krzysztof Duda 2743  
20     Hikaru Nakamura 2736  
*Change from the previous month[2]

Top womenEdit

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

Rank Player Rating
1   Yifan Hou 2658
2   Aleksandra Goryachkina 2593
3   Humpy Koneru 2586
4   Wenjun Ju 2560
5   Kateryna Lagno 2546
6   Mariya Muzychuk 2544
7   Viktorija Cmilyte 2538
8   Anna Muzychuk 2535
9   Nana Dzagnidze 2524
10   Dronavalli Harika 2515
11   Zhongyi Tan 2510
12   Tingjie Lei 2505
13   Dinara Saduakassova 2500
14   Alina Kashlinskaya 2494
15   Sarasadat Khademalsharieh 2494
16   Xue Zhao 2486
17   Nino Batsiashvili 2480
18   Polina Shuvalova 2476
19   Alexandra Kosteniuk 2474
20   Lela Javakhishvili 2473


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 January 2021 as follows:[4]

Rank Rank change* Player Rating Rating change*
1     Alireza Firouzja 2749  
2   1   Andrey Esipenko 2677   9
3   4   Amin Tabatabaei 2629  
4   4   Nodirbek Abdusattorov 2627  
5   4   Bogdan-Daniel Deac 2625  
6   5   Nihal Sarin 2620  
7   5   Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa 2608  
8   5   Nodirbek Yakubboev 2605  
9   5   Kirill Shevchenko 2599  
10   5   Aram Hakobyan 2598  
11   5   Anton Smirnov 2597  
12   5   Shant Sargsyan 2596  
13   5   Awonder Liang 2592  
14   5   Vincent Keymer 2591  
15   5   Aryan Chopra 2585  
16   6   Velimir Ivic 2581  
17   7   Vugar Asadli 2572  
18   7   Thai Dai Van Nguyen 2571  
19   7   D Gukesh 2563  
20   8   Arjun Erigaisi 2559  
*Change from the previous month[5]

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 January 2021 as follows:[6]

Rank Rank change* Player Rating Rating change*
1   2   Polina Shuvalova 2476   20
2     Zhu Jiner 2459  
3   2   Olga Badelka 2440  
4   2   Carissa Yip 2421  
5   2   Anna M. Sargsyan 2402  
6   2   Nurgyul Salimova 2397  
7   8   Leya Garifullina 2394   46
8   1   Vaishali Rameshbabu 2393  
9   1   Annie Wang 2384  
10   3   Bibisara Assaubayeva 2378  
11   3   Khanim Balajayeva 2376  
12   4   Ineymig Hernandez Gil 2348  
13   6   Annamaria Marjanovic 2338  
14   6   Alicja Śliwicka 2333  
15   6   Jennifer Yu 2328  
16   11   Aleksandra Maltsevskaya 2327   16
17   5   Ning Kaiyu 2327  
18   5   Nadya Toncheva 2321  
19   7   Beloslava Krasteva 2315  
20   9   Viktoria Radeva 2313   5
*Change from the previous month[7]

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 January 2021 as follows:[8]

Rank Country Average top 10 rating
1   Russia 2736
2   United States 2713
3   China 2703
4   India 2670
5   Ukraine 2666
6   Armenia 2661
7   Azerbaijan 2656
8   Hungary 2645
9   France 2640
10   Poland 2632
11   Germany 2630
12   Netherlands 2628
13   Spain 2626
14   England 2617
15   Israel 2610
16   Czech Republic 2605
17   Norway 2583
18   Croatia 2576
19   Georgia 2575
20   Argentina 2568

Women's listEdit

The top 20 countries by average rating of the top 10 female players were ranked on 1 January 2020 as follows:[9]

Rank Country Average top 10 rating
1   China 2488
2   Russia 2483
3   India 2404
4   Georgia 2401
5   Ukraine 2386
6   United States 2352
7   Poland 2341
8   Germany 2338
9   Kazakhstan 2329
10   Hungary 2327
11   Azerbaijan 2323
12   France 2313
13   Serbia 2294
14   Bulgaria 2291
15   Romania 2288
16   Netherlands 2285
17   Armenia 2261
18   Spain 2260
19   Vietnam 2258
20   Iran 2252

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Top 100 Players January 2021 - Archive". FIDE. Retrieved 8 January 2021.
  2. ^ Administrator. "Lists compared: Top 100 Players January 2021 - Top 100 Players December 2020". FIDE. Retrieved 8 January 2021.
  3. ^ "Top 100 Women January 2021". FIDE. Retrieved 23 January 2021.
  4. ^ "FIDE Online. FIDE Top players - Standard Top 100 Juniors January 2021". ratings.fide.com. Retrieved 23 January 2021.
  5. ^ "FIDE Top players Statistics". ratings.fide.com. Retrieved 23 January 2021.
  6. ^ "Top 100 Girls January 2021 - Archive". FIDE. Retrieved 25 January 2021.
  7. ^ Administrator. "Lists compared: Top 100 Girls January 2021- Top 100 Girls December 2020". FIDE. Retrieved 25 January 2021.
  8. ^ "Top Chess Federations". ratings.fide.com. Retrieved 26 January 2021.
  9. ^ Administrator. "Federations Ranking: Women". FIDE. Retrieved 1 January 2020.

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