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This page contains additional information on the FIDE Elo rating - the Elo rating results of the top chess players. You can find here the names of the chess players who have already hit or are currently hitting the highest Elo rating results. There are 3 lists on the page, as follow:

1. Highest FIDE Ratings in History
2. Highest FIDE Ratings Current - Current Top 10 FIDE Players
3. Compare Ratings - Current Top 5 USCF Players

Highest FIDE Ratings in History
1. Carlsen, Magnus - Grandmaster Norway 2882 (in May 2014)
2. Kasparov, Garry - Grandmaster Russia 2849 (in July 2000)
• Note. In January 2013 Grandmaster Magnus Carlsen was rated 2861 and beat the previous Garry Kasparov's FIDE rating world record at 2849 which was recorded in July 2000.

Highest FIDE Ratings Current - Current Top 10 FIDE Players
• The below ratings were calculated as of 1 August 2014.
• They will not change until 1 September 2014.
1. Carlsen, Magnus - Grandmaster Norway 2877
2. Aronian, Levon - Grandmaster Armenia 2805
3. Caruana, Fabiano - Grandmaster Italy 2801
4. Grischuk, Alexander - Grandmaster Russia 2795
5. Nakamura, Hikaru - Grandmaster USA 2787
6. Karjakin, Sergey - Grandmaster Russia 2786
7. Anand, Viswanathan - Grandmaster India 2785
8. Topalov, Veselin - Grandmaster Bulgaria 2772
9. Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Grandmaster France 2768
10. Kramnik, Vladimir - Grandmaster Russia 2760

Note. From 1 July 2012 the FIDE Rating List is published 12 times a year: on 1 January, 1 February, 1 March, 1 April, 1 May, 1 June, 1 July, 1 August, 1 September, 1 October, 1 November, and 1 December.
• Interesting. Current Top 100 FIDE Players Rating List (as of 1 August 2014) starts from the rating 2877 and ends at 2655. The List includes the Grandmasters from the following 29 countries (federations): Norway - 1, Armenia - 4, Italy - 1, Russia - 25, USA - 3, India - 3, Bulgaria - 3, France - 7, Cuba - 2, Philippines - 1, Israel - 3, Netherlands - 3, Ukraine - 9, Azerbaijan - 3, China - 8, England - 4, Hungary - 5, Poland - 2, Czech Republic - 2, Georgia - 1, Vietnam - 1, Germany - 2, Latvia - 1, Uzbekistan - 1, Spain - 1, Belarus - 1, Croatia -1, Peru - 1, Slovenia - 1.

Compare Ratings - Current Top 5 USCF Players
• The following Top 5 USCF Players are also rated in FIDE - compare.
1. USCF: Nakamura, Hikaru - USA 2855 by the USCF rating system
    FIDE: Nakamura, Hikaru - Grandmaster 2787 by the FIDE rating system
2. USCF: Kamsky, Gata - USA 2799 by the USCF rating system
    FIDE: Kamsky, Gata - Grandmaster 2706 by the FIDE rating system
3. USCF: Akobian, Varuzhan - USA 2757 by the USCF rating system
    FIDE: Akobian, Varuzhan - Grandmaster 2653 by the FIDE rating system
4. USCF: Gareev, Timur - USA 2736 by the USCF rating system
    FIDE: Gareev, Timur - Grandmaster 2614 by the FIDE rating system
5. USCF: Onischuk, Alexander - USA 2733 by the USCF rating system
    FIDE: Onischuk, Alexander - Grandmaster 2659 by the FIDE rating system



Within this chess site, you can also find the link to the current list of Top 100 FIDE Rated Chess Players. To find it, visit Chess Links Directory, the Chess Rating Category. Link 1 is what you need to find the names of the top world Grandmasters.







Top world Grandmasters. Highest FIDE Elo rating by Garry Kasparov. FIDE and USCF. Compare USCF FIDE ratings.

The 5 top-rated USCF chess players are also rated in FIDE. Please compare their ratings in USCF and FIDE. This will approximately show you the difference in chess rating calculations that are used in USCF and FIDE.

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