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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
3. Compare Ratings

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 November 2016.
• The below ratings will not change until 1 December 2016.
1. Carlsen, Magnus - Grandmaster Norway 2853
2. Caruana, Fabiano - Grandmaster USA 2823
3. Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Grandmaster France 2811
4. Kramnik, Vladimir - Grandmaster Russia 2810
5. Aronian, Levon - Grandmaster Armenia 2795
6. So, Wesley - Grandmaster USA 2794
7. Anand, Viswanathan - Grandmaster India 2779
8. Nakamura, Hikaru - Grandmaster USA 2779
9. Karjakin, Sergey - Grandmaster Russia 2772
10. Harikrishna, P. - Grandmaster India 2768
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 November 2016) starts from the rating 2853 and ends at 2654. The List includes the Grandmasters from the following 29 countries (federations): Norway - 1, USA - 7, France - 4, Russia - 22, Armenia - 4, India - 7, Netherlands - 2, China - 8, Azerbaijan - 5, Bulgaria - 2, Ukraine - 7, Cuba - 1, England - 6, Poland - 3, Hungary - 3, Czech Republic - 2, Israel - 3, Vietnam - 1, Spain - 1, Georgia - 1, Austria - 1, Uzbekistan - 1, Latvia - 2, Germany - 1, Belarus - 1, Canada - 1, Turkey - 1, Egypt - 1, United Arab Emirates - 1. There are 4 Grandmasters rated 2800 and above, and 36 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: Caruana, Fabiano - USA 2884 by the USCF rating system
    FIDE: Caruana, Fabiano - Grandmaster 2823 by the FIDE rating system
2. USCF: Nakamura, Hikaru - USA 2864 by the USCF rating system
    FIDE: Nakamura, Hikaru - Grandmaster 2779 by the FIDE rating system
3. USCF: So, Wesley - USA 2860 by the USCF rating system
    FIDE: So, Wesley - Grandmaster 2794 by the FIDE rating system
4. USCF: Shankland, Sam - USA 2766 by the USCF rating system
    FIDE: Shankland, Samuel L - Grandmaster 2674 by the FIDE rating system
5. USCF: Robson, Ray - USA 2761 by the USCF rating system
    FIDE: Robson, Ray - Grandmaster 2675 by the FIDE rating system







On this website, you can also find the link to the current list of Top 100 FIDE Chess Players. To find it, visit chess links web 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 (see above) 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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