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List of FIDE chess world number ones

A total of seven chess players have been the chess world number one on the official FIDE rating list since it was first published in July 1971.[1]

The first world number one, in July 1971, was Bobby Fischer. In January 1976 Anatoly Karpov became the highest-rated player on the FIDE list, FIDE having dropped Fischer (whose rating was higher than Karpov's) from the list due to inactivity. In January 1984, the third world number one was Garry Kasparov. Anatoly Karpov briefly held the world number one ranking in July 1985, and the fourth world number one, Vladimir Kramnik, briefly held the ranking in January 1996. Other than these two brief periods, Kasparov dominated for some 22 years from 1984 until his retirement from professional chess on 10 March 2005. In January 1990, he surpassed Fischer's peak of 2785 and became the first player ever to achieve a 2800 rating. In July 1999, he reached his peak rating, 2851. This was the highest FIDE rating in history until January 2013, when it was surpassed by Magnus Carlsen.

On Kasparov's retirement, the world number one ranking passed to Veselin Topalov, since Kasparov was removed from the rating list in April 2006 due to inactivity. In April 2007, Viswanathan Anand became the sixth player to top the rankings.[2] Kramnik briefly returned to the number one ranking in January 2008, but was again joint number one by rating, being placed first in the list due to having played more games in the rating period in question. For most of the period April 2007 to November 2009, the top ranking was held by either Anand or Topalov. The seventh and current world number one is Magnus Carlsen, who first achieved this ranking in the January 2010 list, and has been world number one since July 2011 after having lost and reclaimed the position from Anand during 2010 and 2011.

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Publication detailsEdit

There were unofficial lists in 1964, 1969, 1970 and January 1971, as the Elo rating system was first introduced.

From 1971 to 1980, there was one main rating list published each year (for a total of 10), initially published in July from 1971 to 1973, then once in May (1974), before switching to annual publication in January from 1975 to 1980 (in this period, some supplements and amendments were also published).

From 1981 to July 2000, two lists per year were published, in January and July (for a total of 39 lists). In July 2000, the publication schedule was increased to four times a year (January, April, July, October) operating from July 2000 to July 2009 (for a total of 36 lists). In July 2009, the publication schedule was increased again, to six times a year (January, March, May, July, September, November) operating from July 2009 to July 2012 (for a total of 18 lists). In July 2012 the publication schedule was increased again to the current monthly schedule.

Publication of the rating lists in the 1970s and 1980s was in Chess Informant and other chess publications. The number of games played by individuals during the rating period was added to the lists from July 1985 onwards. Player ID numbers were used from January 1990. From January 1999, the practice of rounding to the nearest five Elo points was discontinued, and ratings were then rounded to the nearest Elo point for publication. From July 2000 onwards, the ratings are available from the FIDE website.[3]

In January 2010 former World Champion Boris Spassky criticized the current emphasis on ratings rather than World Champions.[4] Although Spassky was World Champion during the inception of the FIDE rankings in 1971, he never became the number-one rated player in the world; since July 1971 he and Vladimir Kramnik are the only undisputed World Champions to never become ranked world number-one during their tenure as champions.

List of world number onesEdit

The following is a list of the players ranked number one on the FIDE rating system from the first official list in July 1971 to the present day, along with their ratings during the periods in question.

Year January February March April May June July August September October November December
1971 before official FIDE ratings   Fischer (2760)
1972   Fischer (2785)
1973   Fischer (2780)
1974   Fischer (2780)
1975   Fischer (2780)
1976   Karpov (2695)
1977   Karpov (2690)
1978   Karpov (2725) supplementary list
1979   Karpov (2705) supplementary list
1980   Karpov (2725) supplementary list
1981   Karpov (2690)   Karpov (2690)
1982   Karpov (2700)   Karpov (2700)
1983   Karpov (2710)   Karpov (2710)
1984   Kasparov (2710)   Kasparov (2715)
1985   Kasparov (2715)   Karpov (2720)
1986   Kasparov (2720)   Kasparov (2740)
1987   Kasparov (2735)   Kasparov (2740)
1988   Kasparov (2750)   Kasparov (2760)
1989   Kasparov (2775)   Kasparov (2775)
1990   Kasparov (2800)   Kasparov (2800)
1991   Kasparov (2800)   Kasparov (2770)
1992   Kasparov (2780)   Kasparov (2790)
1993   Kasparov (2805)   Kasparov (2815)
1994   Kasparov (2815)   Kasparov (2815)
1995   Kasparov (2805)   Kasparov (2795)
1996   Kramnik (2775)   Kasparov (2785)
1997   Kasparov (2795)   Kasparov (2820)
1998   Kasparov (2825)   Kasparov (2815)
1999   Kasparov (2812)   Kasparov (2851)
2000   Kasparov (2851)   Kasparov (2849)   Kasparov (2849)
2001   Kasparov (2849)   Kasparov (2827)   Kasparov (2838)   Kasparov (2838)
2002   Kasparov (2838)   Kasparov (2838)   Kasparov (2838)   Kasparov (2836)
2003   Kasparov (2847)   Kasparov (2830)   Kasparov (2830)   Kasparov (2830)
2004   Kasparov (2831)   Kasparov (2817)   Kasparov (2817)   Kasparov (2813)
2005   Kasparov (2804)   Kasparov (2812)   Kasparov (2812)   Kasparov (2812)
2006   Kasparov (2812)   Topalov (2804)   Topalov (2813)   Topalov (2813)
2007   Topalov (2783)   Anand (2786)   Anand (2792)   Anand (2801)
2008   Kramnik (2799)   Anand (2803)   Anand (2798)   Topalov (2791)
2009   Topalov (2796)   Topalov (2812)   Topalov (2813)   Topalov (2810)
2010   Carlsen (2810)   Carlsen (2813)   Carlsen (2826)   Anand (2817)
2011   Carlsen (2814)   Anand (2817)   Carlsen (2821)   Carlsen (2823)   Carlsen (2826)
2012   Carlsen (2835)   Carlsen (2837)   Carlsen (2843)   Carlsen (2848)
2013   Carlsen (2861)   Carlsen (2872)   Carlsen (2868)   Carlsen (2864)   Carlsen (2862)   Carlsen (2870)   Carlsen (2872)
2014   Carlsen (2872)   Carlsen (2881)   Carlsen (2882)   Carlsen (2881)   Carlsen (2877)   Carlsen (2870)   Carlsen (2863)   Carlsen (2862)
2015   Carlsen (2862)   Carlsen (2865)   Carlsen (2863)   Carlsen (2876)   Carlsen (2853)   Carlsen (2850)   Carlsen (2834)
2016   Carlsen (2844)   Carlsen (2851)   Carlsen (2855)   Carlsen (2857)   Carlsen (2853)   Carlsen (2840)
2017   Carlsen (2840)   Carlsen (2838)   Carlsen (2832)   Carlsen (2822)   Carlsen (2827)   Carlsen (2826)   Carlsen (2837)
2018   Carlsen (2834)   Carlsen (2843)   Carlsen (2842)   Carlsen (2839)   Carlsen (2835)
2019   Carlsen (2835)

Timeline of world number onesEdit

 

Player statisticsEdit

As of June 2017, seven players have held the world number one ranking over a period of 46 years and 0 months, encompassing 162 rating lists. These seven players include six undisputed world chess champions, with Topalov being the only player to achieve the number one ranking without becoming undisputed world champion, though he was FIDE world champion from 2005 to 2006, and is still an active player. Kramnik and Spassky are the only world champions in the period in question to never have been world number one while being champion.

Fischer was top of the lists successively five times over a period of 4.5 years, though he is considered to have already become the number one player in the world before the official list started, as he topped the unofficial list in 1970. Karpov topped the list 12 times, successively 11 times over a period of 8 years, and once for 6 months. Kasparov has been world number one on the official list 54 times over a period of 22 years, and 31 times successively over nearly a decade from July 1996 to January 2006; he was number one 3 times successively over 1.5 years, then 20 times successively over 10 years, then finally 31 times over 9 years and 9 months. Kramnik was world number one 2 times (for 6 and 3 months), for a total of 9 months. Topalov has been world number one successively 4 and 6 times (a total of 10 times), for 12 months and 15 months respectively (for a total of 27 months). Anand has been world number one successively 2 and 3 times (a total of 5 times), for 6 months and 9 months respectively (for a total of 15 months). Carlsen has been world number one a record 76 times, including a record 70 consecutive times from July 2011 until October 2017.

Time at FIDE number one and youngest age at FIDE number one (through January 31, 2019)
Player Months at No. 1 Peak rating Age at first time No. 1 Date at first time No. 1 Rating at first time No. 1
  Garry Kasparov 255 2851 20 years, 263 days January 1, 1984 2710
  Magnus Carlsen 103 2882 19 years, 32 days January 1, 2010 2810
  Anatoly Karpov 102 2780 24 years, 223 days January 1, 1976 2695
  Bobby Fischer 54 2785 28 years, 114 days July 1, 1971 2760
  Veselin Topalov 27 2813 31 years, 17 days April 1, 2006 2804
  Viswanathan Anand 21 2817 37 years, 111 days April 1, 2007 2786
  Vladimir Kramnik 9 2811 20 years, 190 days January 1, 1996 2775

WomenEdit

List of world female number onesEdit

The following is a list of the players ranked number one female on the FIDE rating system from the first official list in July 1971 to the present day, along with their ratings during the periods in question.

Year January February March April May June July August September October November December
1971 before official FIDE ratings   Nona Gaprindashvili (2390)
1972   Nona Gaprindashvili (2450)
1973   Nona Gaprindashvili (2420)
1974   Nona Gaprindashvili (2405)
1975   Nona Gaprindashvili (2410)
1976   Nona Gaprindashvili (2440)
1977   Nona Gaprindashvili (2445)
1978   Nona Gaprindashvili (2425) supplementary list
1979   Nona Gaprindashvili (2405) supplementary list
1980   Maia Chiburdanidze (2400) supplementary list
1981   Maia Chiburdanidze (2425)   Maia Chiburdanidze (2405)
1982   Maia Chiburdanidze (2390)   Maia Chiburdanidze (2385)
1983   Pia Cramling (2355)   Maia Chiburdanidze (2380)
1984   Pia Cramling (2405)   Susan Polgar (2405)
1985   Susan Polgar (2430)   Maia Chiburdanidze (2450)
1986   Maia Chiburdanidze (2455)   Susan Polgar (2455)
1987   Maia Chiburdanidze (2530)   Maia Chiburdanidze (2550)
1988   Maia Chiburdanidze (2560)   Maia Chiburdanidze (2555)
1989   Judit Polgar (2555)   Judit Polgar (2555)
1990   Judit Polgar (2550)   Judit Polgar (2540)
1991   Judit Polgar (2540)   Judit Polgar (2550)
1992   Judit Polgar (2550)   Judit Polgar (2575)
1993   Judit Polgar (2595)   Judit Polgar (2635)
1994   Judit Polgar (2630)   Judit Polgar (2630)
1995   Judit Polgar (2630)   Judit Polgar (2635)
1996   Judit Polgar (2675)   Judit Polgar (2665)
1997   Judit Polgar (2645)   Judit Polgar (2670)
1998   Judit Polgar (2675)   Judit Polgar (2665)
1999   Judit Polgar (2677)   Judit Polgar (2671)
2000   Judit Polgar (2658)   Judit Polgar (2656)
2001   Judit Polgar (2676)   Judit Polgar (2678)   Judit Polgar (2686)
2002   Judit Polgar (2677)   Judit Polgar (2681)   Judit Polgar (2685)
2003   Judit Polgar (2700)   Judit Polgar (2715)   Judit Polgar (2718)   Judit Polgar (2722)
2004   Judit Polgar (2728)
2005   Susan Polgar (2577)   Judit Polgar (2732)   Judit Polgar (2735)
2006   Judit Polgar (2711)   Judit Polgar (2710)
2007   Judit Polgar (2727)   Judit Polgar (2707)   Judit Polgar (2708)
2008   Judit Polgar (2707)   Judit Polgar (2709)   Judit Polgar (2711)
2009   Judit Polgar (2693)   Judit Polgar (2687)   Judit Polgar (2680)
2010   Judit Polgar (2682)   Judit Polgar (2686)
2011   Judit Polgar (2686)   Judit Polgar (2699)   Judit Polgar (2701)   Judit Polgar (2710)
2012   Judit Polgar (2710)   Judit Polgar (2709)   Judit Polgar (2698)   Judit Polgar (2705)
2013   Judit Polgar (2696)   Judit Polgar (2689)   J. Polgar (2693)
2014   Judit Polgar (2693)   Judit Polgar (2685)   Judit Polgar (2676)   Judit Polgar (2675)
2015   Judit Polgar (2675)   Hou Yifan (2686)   Hou Yifan (2676)   J. Polgar (2675)   Hou Yifan (2671)   Hou Yifan (2683)
2016   Hou Yifan (2673)   Hou Yifan (2667)   Hou Yifan (2663)   Hou Yifan (2658)   Hou Yifan (2649)   Hou Yifan (2635)   Hou Yifan (2651)
2017   Hou Yifan (2651)   Hou Yifan (2649)   Hou Yifan (2652)   Hou Yifan (2666)   Hou Yifan (2652)   Hou Yifan (2670)   Hou Yifan (2678)   Hou Yifan (2680)
2018   Hou Yifan (2680)   Hou Yifan (2654)   Hou Yifan (2657)   Hou Yifan (2658)   Hou Yifan (2662)
2019   Hou Yifan (2662)

TimelineEdit

 

Women statisticsEdit

Time at FIDE number one and youngest age at FIDE number one (through September 1, 2018)
Player Months at No. 1 Peak rating Age at first time No. 1 Date at first time No. 1 Rating at first time No. 1
  Judit Polgar 312 2735 12 years, 162 days January 1, 1989 2555
    Nona Gaprindashvili 102 2495 30 years, 59 days July 1, 1971 2390
    Maia Chiburdanidze 78 2560 18 years, 349 days January 1, 1980 2400
  Hou Yifan 41 2686 21 years, 2 days March 1, 2015 2686
    Susan Polgar 18 2577 15 years, 73 days July 1, 1984 2405
  Pia Cramling 12 2550 19 years, 253 days January 1, 1983 2355

List of junior world number onesEdit

FIDE publishes lists of highest-rated junior chess players; a "junior" is defined as being a player who is aged under 20 at the start of the year. The following is a list of the players ranked number one junior in the FIDE rating system from July 2000 to the present day, along with their ratings during the periods in question.

Year January February March April May June July August September October November December
2000   Ruslan Ponomariov (2630)   Ruslan Ponomariov (2624)
2001   Ruslan Ponomariov (2677)   Ruslan Ponomariov (2673)   Ruslan Ponomariov (2684)   Ruslan Ponomariov (2684)
2002   Ruslan Ponomariov (2727)   Ruslan Ponomariov (2743)   Ruslan Ponomariov (2743)   Ruslan Ponomariov (2743)
2003   Ruslan Ponomariov (2734)   Ruslan Ponomariov (2718)   Alexander Grischuk (2732)   Alexander Grischuk (2732)
2004   Teimour Radjabov (2656)   Teimour Radjabov (2670)   Teimour Radjabov (2664)   Teimour Radjabov (2663)
2005   Andrei Volokitin (2685)   Andrei Volokitin (2679)   Teimour Radjabov (2682)   Teimour Radjabov (2704)
2006   Teimour Radjabov (2700)   Teimour Radjabov (2717)   Teimour Radjabov (2728)   Teimour Radjabov (2729)
2007   Teimour Radjabov (2729)   Teimour Radjabov (2747)   Teimour Radjabov (2746)   Teimour Radjabov (2742)
2008   Magnus Carlsen (2733)   Magnus Carlsen (2765)   Magnus Carlsen (2775)   Magnus Carlsen (2786)
2009   Magnus Carlsen (2776)   Magnus Carlsen (2770)   Magnus Carlsen (2772)   Magnus Carlsen (2801)
2010   Magnus Carlsen (2810)   Magnus Carlsen (2813)   Magnus Carlsen (2826)   Magnus Carlsen (2802)
2011   Fabiano Caruana (2721)   Fabiano Caruana (2716)   Fabiano Caruana (2714)   Le Quang Liem (2711)   Anish Giri (2722)   Fabiano Caruana (2727)
2012   Fabiano Caruana (2736)   Fabiano Caruana (2767)   Fabiano Caruana (2770)   Caruana (2775)   Fabiano Caruana (2773)   Caruana (2772)   Caruana (2786)   Caruana (2782)
2013   Giri (2726)   Giri (2722)   Giri (2729)   Giri (2727)   Anish Giri (2734)   Anish Giri (2737)   Giri (2749)   Giri (2732)   Giri (2734)
2014   Giri (2734)   Giri (2746)   Anish Giri (2745)   Giri (2746)   Giri (2752)   Giri (2750)   Giri (2745)   Giri (2758)   Giri (2768)   Giri (2776)   Giri (2768)
2015   Rapport (2716)   Rapport (2703)   Rapport (2709)   Rapport (2710)   Wei Yi (2718)   Wei Yi (2721)   Wei Yi (2724)   Wei Yi (2725)   Wei Yi (2734)   Wei Yi (2737)   Wei Yi (2730)
2016   Richárd Rapport (2721)   Rapport (2720)   Rapport (2717)   Richárd Rapport (2731)   Richárd Rapport (2752)   Rapport (2729)   Rapport (2730)   Rapport (2717)
2017   Wei Yi (2706)   Wei Yi (2725)   Wei Yi (2727)   Wei Yi (2732)   Wei Yi (2728)   Wei Yi (2738)   Wei Yi (2753)   Wei Yi (2748)   Wei Yi (2740)   Wei Yi (2739)   Wei Yi (2743)
2018   Wei Yi (2743)   Wei Yi (2734)   Duda (2737)   Duda (2740)   Wei Yi (2742)   Duda (2738)
2019   Wei Yi (2733)

List of girl world number onesEdit

FIDE publishes lists of highest-rated girl chess players; a "girl" is defined as being a player who is aged under 20 at the start of the year, and female. The following is a list of the players ranked number one girl in the FIDE rating system from July 2000 to the present day, along with their ratings during the periods in question.

Year January February March April May June July August September October November December
2000   Hoang Thanh Trang (2489)   Hoang Thanh Trang (2493)
2001   Xu Yuanyuan (2437)   Viktorija Čmilytė (2464)   Viktorija Čmilytė (2464)   Humpy Koneru (2484)
2002   Humpy Koneru (2539)   Humpy Koneru (2486)   Humpy Koneru (2473)   Humpy Koneru (2484)
2003   Humpy Koneru (2496)   Humpy Koneru (2496)   Kateryna Lagno (2486) [note 1]   Humpy Koneru (2484)
2004   Humpy Koneru (2498)   Humpy Koneru (2513)   Alexandra Kosteniuk (2511)   Alexandra Kosteniuk (2508)
2005   Humpy Koneru (2512)   Humpy Koneru (2508)   Humpy Koneru (2531)   Humpy Koneru (2540)
2006   Humpy Koneru (2537)   Humpy Koneru (2548)   Humpy Koneru (2545)   Humpy Koneru (2545)
2007   Humpy Koneru (2567)   Humpy Koneru (2575)   Humpy Koneru (2572)   Humpy Koneru (2606)
2008   Hou Yifan (2527)   Hou Yifan (2549)   Hou Yifan (2557)   Hou Yifan (2578)
2009   Hou Yifan (2571)   Hou Yifan (2590)   Hou Yifan (2584)   Hou Yifan (2585)   Hou Yifan (2588)
2010   Hou Yifan (2590)   Hou Yifan (2570)   Hou Yifan (2589)   Hou Yifan (2577)   Hou Yifan (2578)   Hou Yifan (2591)
2011   Hou Yifan (2602)   Hou Yifan (2612)   Hou Yifan (2575)   Hou Yifan (2578)
2012   Hou Yifan (2605)   Hou Yifan (2639)   Hou Yifan (2623)   Hou Yifan (2617)   Hou Yifan (2599)   Hou Yifan (2605)   Hou Yifan (2606)
2013   Hou Yifan (2603)   Hou Yifan (2617)   Hou Yifan (2595)   Hou Yifan (2600)   Hou Yifan (2609)   Hou Yifan (2621)   Hou Yifan (2629)
2014   Hou Yifan (2629)   Hou Yifan (2618)   Hou Yifan (2629)   Hou Yifan (2661)   Hou Yifan (2663)   Hou Yifan (2673)
2015   Aleksandra Goryachkina (2451)   Goryachkina (2456)   Goryachkina (2473)   Goryachkina (2474)   Goryachkina (2486)   Goryachkina (2474)   Goryachkina (2497)   Goryachkina (2480)   Goryachkina (2478)   Goryachkina (2493)
2016   Goryachkina (2502)   Goryachkina (2509)   Lei Tingjie (2504)   Lei Tingjie (2487)[note 2]   Goryachkina (2482)   Lei Tingjie (2480)   Lei Tingjie (2473)   Lei Tingjie (2468)
2017   Lei Tingjie (2467)   Lei Tingjie (2480)   Lei Tingjie (2471)   Lei Tingjie (2482)   Lei Tingjie (2488)   Lei Tingjie (2522)   Lei Tingjie (2514)   Lei Tingjie (2534)   Lei Tingjie (2528)
2018   Goryachkina (2493)   Goryachkina (2491)   Goryachkina (2495)   Goryachkina (2496)   Goryachkina (2505)   Goryachkina (2509)   Goryachkina (2535)   Goryachkina (2536)   Goryachkina (2534)   Goryachkina (2518)
2019   Abdumalik (2468)

Rapid and blitz ratingsEdit

Since January 2012, FIDE has also calculated ratings for Rapid and Blitz chess, and has published top player rating lists for these time controls since May 2014[7].

Rapid chessEdit

Top playersEdit

Year January February March April May June July August September October November December
2014 N/A   Hikaru Nakamura (2841)[7]   Fabiano Caruana (2858)
2015   Fabiano Caruana (2856)   Carlsen (2855)   Hikaru Nakamura (2850)   Magnus Carlsen (2873)
2016   Magnus Carlsen (2878)   Magnus Carlsen (2894)   Carlsen (2906)
2017   Magnus Carlsen (2896)   Carlsen (2919)   Magnus Carlsen (2909)   Carlsen (2908)
2018   Magnus Carlsen (2880)   Carlsen (2903)
2019   Carlsen (2869)

Top womenEdit

Year January February March April May June July August September October November December
2014 N/A   Judit Polgar (2656)[7]   Judit Polgar (2646)
2015   Judit Polgar (2646)   Hou Yifan (2614)   Hou Yifan (2625)
2016   Hou Yifan (2625)   Hou Yifan (2631)   Hou Yifan (2645)
2017   A. Muzychuk (2611)   Hou Yifan (2611)   Hou Yifan (2617)   Hou Yifan (2618)
2018   Hou Yifan (2618)   A. Muzychuk (2611)   Anna Muzychuk (2597)   Anna Muzychuk (2609)
2019   Ju Wenjun (2618)

Top juniorsEdit

Year January February March April May June July August September October November December
2014 N/A   Richárd Rapport (2707)[7]   Rapport (2717)   Richárd Rapport (2724)
2015   Richárd Rapport (2724)   Richárd Rapport (2736)
2016   Richárd Rapport (2729)
2017   Vladislav Artemiev (2706)   Vladislav Artemiev (2719)   Artemiev (2708)   Artemiev (2712)   Vladislav Artemiev (2687)
2018   Vladislav Artemiev (2767)   Vladislav Artemiev (2733)   Artemiev (2764)   Vladislav Artemiev (2812)
2019   Wei Yi (2698)

Top girlsEdit

Year January February March April May June July August September October November December
2014 N/A   Hou Yifan (2600)[7]
2015   Guo Qi (2426)   Goryachkina (2429)   Aleksandra Goryachkina (2453)
2016   Lei Tingjie (2445)   Lei Tingjie (2446)   Goryachkina (2456)   Goryachkina (2466)
2017   Aleksandra Goryachkina (2462)   Goryachkina (2487)   Goryachkina (2460)
2018   Aleksandra Goryachkina (2476)   Aleksandra Goryachkina (2477)
2019   Abdumalik (2490)

Blitz chessEdit

Top players (blitz)Edit

Year January February March April May June July August September October November December
2014 N/A   Hikaru Nakamura (2879)[7]   Magnus Carlsen (2948)
2015   Magnus Carlsen (2948)   Magnus Carlsen (2933)   Magnus Carlsen (2914)   Hikaru Nakamura (2884)
2016   Magnus Carlsen (2890)   Magnus Carlsen (2915)   Ding Liren (2875)
2017   Magnus Carlsen (2914)   Carlsen (2899)   Magnus Carlsen (2948)   Carlsen (2986)
2018   Magnus Carlsen (2965)   Magnus Carlsen (2939)
2019   Carlsen (2954)

Top women (blitz)Edit

Year January February March April May June July August September October November December
2014 N/A   Judit Polgar (2673)[7]   Judit Polgar (2736)
2015   Judit Polgar (2736)   Hou Yifan (2704)
2016   Valentina Gunina (2598)   Lagno (2594)   Kateryna Lagno (2641)   Hou Yifan (2676)
2017   Anna Muzychuk (2663)   Hou Yifan (2659)
2018   Nana Dzagnidze (2580)   Hou Yifan (2627)
2019   Hou Yifan (2627)

Top juniors (blitz)Edit

Year January February March April May June July August September October November December
2014 N/A   Yu Yangyi (2771)[7]   Anish Giri (2757)
2015   Bortnyk (2761)   Bortnyk (2762)   Olexandr Bortnyk (2764)   Vladimir Fedoseev (2798)   Lu Shanglei (2780)
2016   Daniil Dubov (2713)   Artemiev (2724)   Olexandr Bortnyk (2769)   Olexandr Bortnyk (2784)   Artemiev (2781)   Vladislav Artemiev (2847)
2017   Vladislav Artemiev (2777)   Artemiev (2785)   Vladislav Artemiev (2746)   Wei Yi (2740)   Artemiev (2729)   Vladislav Artemiev (2798)
2018   Vladislav Artemiev (2834)   Artemiev (2824)   Vladislav Artemiev (2849)   Vladislav Artemiev (2825)
2019   Firouzja (2724)

Top girls (blitz)Edit

Year January February March April May June July August September October November December
2014 N/A   Hou Yifan (2662)[7]
2015   Guo Qi (2396)   Goryachkina (2363)   Goryachkina (2377)   Wang Jue (2505)
2016   Zhai Mo (2398)   Lei Tingjie (2415)   Lei Tingjie (2434)   Lei Tingjie (2446)
2017   Lei Tingjie (2446)   Lei Tingjie (2451)   Lei Tingjie (2461)
2018   Zhansaya Abdumalik (2457)   Goryachkina (2449)   Goryachkina (2448)   Aleksandra Goryachkina (2422)
2019   Abdumalik (2368)

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ FIDE erroneously states that Anna Muzychuk (rated 2325) was the highest-rated girl player in October 2003, despite their official list showing sixteen girl players more highly-rated than Muzychuk.[5]
  2. ^ FIDE did not release an official list of top girl players in May 2016, perhaps as a reference to the HTTP 404 computer error: such a list, if published, would have been numbered 404 on the FIDE website.[6]

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