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List of chess players by peak FIDE rating

This is the list of top ranked chess grandmasters, ordered by their peak Elo rating. The cut-off value is 2700.

Notably only six players achieved their over-2700 peak before the year 2000 and twenty-one players achieved their respective peak between the years 2000 and 2009 (inclusive).

Contents

ListEdit

FIDE players ordered by peak Elo rating[1][2]
Country Player Peak rating Achieved Birth year Death year Notes

2825–2899Edit

1   Magnus Carlsen 2882 2014-05 1990 Highest ranked player, Highest ranked Norwegian player, World Champion (2013–present)
2    Garry Kasparov 2851 1999-07 1963 Highest ranked Russian player, former World Champion (1985–2000),
first player to achieve 2800+ rating
3    Fabiano Caruana 2844 2014-10 1992 Formerly highest ranked Italian player (till 2015) - 2844, 2014–10, Highest ranked American player
4   Levon Aronian 2830 2014-03 1982 Highest ranked Armenian player.

2800–2824Edit

5    Wesley So 2822 2017-02 1993 Formerly highest ranked Filipino player (till 2014) - 2755, 2014-08
6   Shakhriyar Mamedyarov 2820 2018-09 1985 Highest ranked Azerbaijani player
7   Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 2819 2016-08 1990 Highest ranked French player.
8=   Viswanathan Anand 2817 2011-09 1969 Highest ranked Indian player, former World Champion (FIDE 2000–2002, 2007–2013)
8=    Vladimir Kramnik 2817 2016-10 1975 Former World Champion (2000–2007)
10=   Veselin Topalov 2816 2015-07 1975 Highest ranked Bulgarian player, former FIDE World Champion (2005–2006)
10=   Hikaru Nakamura 2816 2015-10 1987
10=   Ding Liren 2816 2018-11 1992 Highest ranked Chinese player
13   Alexander Grischuk 2810 2014-12 1983

2790–2799Edit

14    Anish Giri 2798 2015-10 1994 Highest ranked Dutch player
15   Teimour Radjabov 2793 2012-10 1987

2780–2789Edit

16=   Alexander Morozevich 2788 2008-07 1977
16=    Sergey Karjakin 2788 2011-07 1990
18    Vassily Ivanchuk 2787 2007-10 1969 Highest ranked Ukrainian player
19   Bobby Fischer 2785 1972-07 1943 2008 Former World Champion (1972–1975), first player to achieve 2700+ ranking
20    Anatoly Karpov 2780 1994-07 1951 Former World Champion (1975–1985, FIDE 1993–1999)

2770–2779Edit

21     Boris Gelfand 2777 2013-11 1968 Highest ranked Israeli player,
formerly highest ranked Belarusian player (till 1998) - 2675 (Now Vladislav Kovalev)
22   Ian Nepomniachtchi 2771 2019-02 1990
23   Pentala Harikrishna 2770 2016-12 1986

2760–2769Edit

24   Peter Svidler 2769 2013-05 1976
25   Leinier Dominguez Perez 2768 2014-05 1983 Highest ranked Cuban player
26=   Pavel Eljanov 2765 2016-03 1983
26=   Yu Yangyi 2762 2018-07 1994
28   Ruslan Ponomariov 2764 2011-07 1983 Former FIDE World Champion (2002–2004)
29=   Peter Leko 2763 2005-04 1979 Highest ranked Hungarian player
29=    Gata Kamsky 2763 2013-07 1974
31=   Vugar Gashimov 2761 2012-01 1986 2014
31=   Michael Adams 2761 2013-09 1971 Highest ranked English player
33   Dmitry Jakovenko 2760 2009-01 1983

2750–2759Edit

34=   Evgeny Tomashevsky 2758 2015-09 1987
34=   Li Chao 2758 2016-03 1989
36   Wang Yue 2756 2010-09 1987
37       Alexei Shirov 2755 2008-01 1972 highest ranked Spanish player, formerly highest ranked Latvian player (till 2018) - 2755, 2008-01
38   Wei Yi 2753 2017-08 1999 Youngest player to reach a rating over 2700.
39=   Wang Hao 2752 2013-01 1989
39=   Richárd Rapport 2752 2016-07 1996
41=       Sergei Movsesian 2751 2009-01 1978 Formerly highest ranked Slovak player (till 2010) - 2751, 2009-01
41=   David Navara 2751 2015-05 1985 Highest ranked Czech player
43   Radosław Wojtaszek 2750 2017-01 1987 Highest ranked Polish player

2740–2749Edit

44   Etienne Bacrot 2749 2013-11 1983
45   Nikita Vitiugov 2747 2014-03 1987
46   Dmitry Andreikin 2743 2016-06 1990
47   Jan-Krzysztof Duda 2740 2018-08 1998

2730–2739Edit

48=     Evgeny Bareev 2739 2003-10 1966 Highest ranked Canadian player
48=   Le Quang Liem 2739 2017-08 1991 Highest ranked Vietnamese player
50   Maxim Matlakov 2738 2017-11 1991
51     Arkadij Naiditsch 2737 2013-12 1985 Formerly highest ranked German player (till 2015)
52   Vladislav Artemiev 2736 2019-03 1998
53   Judit Polgar 2735 2005-07 1976 Highest ranked female player
54=    Viktor Bologan 2734 2012-08 1971 Highest ranked Moldovan player
54=   Baadur Jobava 2734 2012-09 1983 Highest ranked Georgian player
56   Vladimir Fedoseev 2733 2017-10 1995
57=   Vladimir Malakhov 2732 2010-07 1980
57=   Ernesto Inarkiev 2732 2016-09 1985
59=   Bu Xiangzhi 2731 2019-02 1985
59=   Samuel Shankland 2731 2019-02 1991

2720–2729Edit

61=   Zoltan Almasi 2726 2011-07 1976
61=   Alexander Moiseenko 2726 2011-09 1980
63=   Evgeny Alekseev 2725 2009-09 1985
63=   Andrei Volokitin 2725 2013-03 1986
65=   Ni Hua 2724 2009-04 1983
65=   Francisco Vallejo Pons 2724 2011-07 1982 Highest ranked Spanish player
67=   Anton Korobov 2723 2014-01 1985
67=   Santosh Gujrathi Vidit 2723 2018-02 1994
69=   Krishnan Sasikiran 2720 2012-05 1981
69=   Alexander Riazantsev 2720 2012-07 1985
69=   Alexander Areshchenko 2720 2012-12 1986
69=   Laurent Fressinet 2720 2015-06 1981

2710–2719Edit

73    Ivan Cheparinov 2718 2018-08 1986
74=   Lazaro Bruzon Batista 2717 2012-10 1982
74=   Yuriy Kryvoruchko 2717 2015-11 1986
76=    Valery Salov 2715 1995-01 1964
76=   Rustam Kasimdzhanov 2715 2015-05 1979 Highest ranked Uzbek player, former FIDE World Champion (2004–2005)
78=   Loek Van Wely 2714 2001-10 1972
78=   Denis Khismatullin 2714 2014-03 1984
80=    Vladimir Akopian 2713 2006-07 1971
80=   Luke McShane 2713 2012-07 1984
82=   Nigel Short 2712 2004-04 1965
82=   David Howell 2712 2015-08 1990
82=   Bassem Amin 2712 2019-01 1988
85    Alexey Dreev 2711 2011-07 1969
86=     Alexander Beliavsky 2710 1997-07 1953 Highest ranked Slovenian player
86=   Alexander Motylev 2710 2009-07 1979
86=   Maxim Rodshtein 2710 2016-03 1989

2700–2709Edit

89=   Rauf Mamedov 2709 2017-12 1988
89=   Daniil Dubov 2709 2018-09 1996
91   Zahar Efimenko 2708 2011-03 1985
92=    Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu 2707 2005-10 1976 Highest ranked German player, formerly highest ranked Romanian player (till 2014) - 2707, 2005–10
92=   Evgeny Najer 2707 2017-08 1977
94=     Ivan Sokolov 2706 2004-01 1968 Formerly highest ranked Bosnian player (till 1994) - 2650 (Now Predrag Nikolić - 2676, 2004–10)
94=   Ferenc Berkes 2706 2011-09 1985
94=    Sergei Rublevsky 2706 2013-11 1974
97=    Mikhail Tal 2705 1980-01 1936 1992 Former world champion (1960–1961)
97=      Vadim Milov 2705 2008-07 1972 Highest ranked Swiss player
97=   Boris Grachev 2705 2012-03 1986
97=   Jon Ludvig Hammer 2705 2016-02 1990
101   Viktor Laznicka 2704 2012-01 1989
102=    Emil Sutovsky 2703 2012-01 1977
102=   Markus Ragger 2703 2017-02 1988 Highest ranked Austrian player
102=   Vladislav Kovalev 2703 2019-02 1994 Highest ranked Belarusian player
102=   Ivan Šarić 2703 2019-03 1990 Highest ranked Croatian player
106=    Michal Krasenkow 2702 2000-07 1963
106=    Ilia Smirin 2702 2001-07 1968
106=   Alexander Khalifman 2702 2001-10 1966 Former FIDE World Champion (1999–2000)
106=        Zurab Azmaiparashvili 2702 2003-07 1960
106=   Romain Edouard 2702 2014-06 1990
106=    Igor Kovalenko 2702 2015-08 1988
106=   Gabriel Sargissian 2702 2015-12 1983
113    Alexander Onischuk 2701 2010-07 1975
114=   Peter Heine Nielsen 2700 2010-07 1973 Highest ranked Danish player
114=   Igor Lysyj 2700 2015-01 1987

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "All time Top 100 by Highest ELO Rating". Chess-db.com. Retrieved 2017-10-31.
  2. ^ "Records". 2700chess.com. Retrieved 2018-11-02.

External linksEdit