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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 hit or are currently hitting the highest Elo rating results (in history and today). There are 3 lists on this 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)
3. Caruana, Fabiano - Grandmaster Italy 2844 (in October 2014)
• Note. In January 2013, at last, Grandmaster Magnus Carlsen beat the previous Garry Kasparov's FIDE world record (which was recorded in July 2000 at 2849, and stayed unbeaten for more than 12 years). At that time Grandmaster Magnus Carlsen got the rating 2861.

Highest FIDE Ratings Current - Current Top 10 FIDE Players
• The below ratings were calculated as of 1 May 2015.
• The below ratings will not change until 1 June 2015.
1. Carlsen, Magnus - Grandmaster Norway 2876
2. Anand, Viswanathan - Grandmaster India 2804
3. Caruana, Fabiano - Grandmaster Italy 2803
4. Nakamura, Hikaru - Grandmaster USA 2799
5. Topalov, Veselin - Grandmaster Bulgaria 2798
6. Grischuk, Alexander - Grandmaster Russia 2780
7. So, Wesley - Grandmaster USA 2778
8. Kramnik, Vladimir - Grandmaster Russia 2777
9. Giri, Anish - Grandmaster Netherlands 2776
10. Aronian, Levon - Grandmaster Armenia 2776
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 to know. Current Top 100 FIDE Players Rating List (as of 1 May 2015) starts from the rating 2876 and ends at 2654. The List includes the Grandmasters from the following 27 countries (federations): Norway - 1, India - 4, Italy - 1, USA - 6, Bulgaria - 2, Russia - 25, Netherlands - 3, Armenia - 5, France - 3, Azerbaijan - 2, China - 9, Israel - 2, England - 5, Czech Republic - 2, Poland - 2, Ukraine - 10, Cuba - 2, Germany - 1, Hungary - 5, Uzbekistan - 1, Georgia - 1, Spain - 1, Vietnam - 2, Latvia - 2, Austria - 1, Belarus - 1, Denmark - 1. There are 3 Grandmasters rated 2800 and above, and 44 Grandmasters rated 2700-2799.

Compare Ratings - Current Top 5 USCF Players
• The following Top 5 USCF Players are also rated in FIDE - compare.
1. USCF: Nakamura, Hikaru - USA 2881 by the USCF rating system
    FIDE: Nakamura, Hikaru - Grandmaster 2799 by the FIDE rating system
2. USCF: So, Wesley - USA 2841 by the USCF rating system
    FIDE: So, Wesley - Grandmaster 2778 by the FIDE rating system
3. USCF: Kamsky, Gata - USA 2762 by the USCF rating system
    FIDE: Kamsky, Gata - Grandmaster 2673 by the FIDE rating system
4. USCF: Robson, Ray - USA 2750 by the USCF rating system
    FIDE: Robson, Ray - Grandmaster 2674 by the FIDE rating system
5. USCF: Onischuk, Alexander - USA 2747 by the USCF rating system
    FIDE: Akobian, Varuzhan - Grandmaster 2662 by the FIDE rating system







On this chess site, you can also find the link to the current list of Top 100 FIDE 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 FIDE Grandmasters.

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

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