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This page provides additional information on the FIDE Elo rating. Please find here the names of the chess players who have hit or are currently hitting the highest FIDE Elo rating results, in history and current. There are the following 3 lists on the page:

1. Highest FIDE Ratings in History
2. Highest FIDE Ratings 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 rating record (which was recorded in July 2000 at 2849, and stayed unbeaten for more than 12 years). In January 2013, Grandmaster Magnus Carlsen hit the rating 2861 to beat the Garry Kasparov's record.

Highest FIDE Ratings Current - Top 10 FIDE Players
• The below ratings were calculated as of 1 November 2017.
• They will not change until 1 December 2017.

1. Carlsen, Magnus - Grandmaster Norway 2837
2. Aronian, Levon - Grandmaster Armenia 2801
3. Caruana, Fabiano - Grandmaster USA 2799
4. Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Grandmaster Azerbaijan 2799
5. Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Grandmaster France 2796
6. So, Wesley - Grandmaster USA 2788
7. Kramnik, Vladimir - Grandmaster Russia 2787
8. Anand, Viswanathan - Grandmaster India 2782
9. Grischuk, Alexander - Grandmaster Russia 2782
10. Nakamura, Hikaru - Grandmaster USA 2780
• Note. 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 2017) starts from the rating 2837 and ends at 2653. The List includes the Grandmasters from the following 29 countries (federations): Norway - 1, Armenia - 4, USA - 6, Azerbaijan - 4, France - 4, Russia - 23, India - 6, China - 9, Netherlands - 2, Bulgaria - 2, Poland - 3, Cuba - 2, Vietnam - 1, Czech Republic - 2, Ukraine - 7, England - 5, Israel - 4, Georgia - 1, Spain - 1, Egypt - 1, Hungary - 4, Uzbekistan - 1, Germany - 1, Venezuela - 1, Canada - 1, Croatia - 1, Turkey - 1, Peru - 1, Sweden - 1. Inside the List, you can find 2 Grandmasters rated 2800 and above, and 43 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 2869 by the USCF rating system
    FIDE: Caruana, Fabiano - Grandmaster 2799 by the FIDE rating system
2. USCF: So, Wesley - USA 2860 by the USCF rating system
    FIDE: So, Wesley - Grandmaster 2788 by the FIDE rating system
3. USCF: Nakamura, Hikaru - USA 2852 by the USCF rating system
    FIDE: Nakamura, Hikaru - Grandmaster 2780 by the FIDE rating system
4. USCF: Onischuk, Alexander - USA 2765 by the USCF rating system
    FIDE: Onischuk, Alexander - Grandmaster 2681 by the FIDE rating system
5. USCF: Kamsky, Gata - USA 2756 by the USCF rating system
    FIDE: Kamsky, Gata - Grandmaster 2677 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 between USCF and FIDE.

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