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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, Grandmaster Magnus Carlsen beat the previous Garry Kasparov's FIDE world rating record which was recorded in July 2000 at 2849. In January 2013, Grandmaster Magnus Carlsen hit the rating 2861.

Highest FIDE Ratings Current - Top 10 FIDE Players
• The below ratings were calculated as of 1 July 2018.
• They will not change until 1 August 2018.

1. Carlsen, Magnus - Grandmaster Norway 2842
2. Caruana, Fabiano - Grandmaster USA 2822
3. Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Grandmaster Azerbaijan 2801
4. Ding, Liren - Grandmaster China 2797
5. Kramnik, Vladimir - Grandmaster Russia 2792
6. Giri, Anish - Grandmaster Netherlands 2782
7. So, Wesley - Grandmaster USA 2780
8. Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Grandmaster France 2779
9. Nakamura, Hikaru - Grandmaster USA 2777
10. Karjakin, Sergey - Grandmaster Russia 2773
• Note. The FIDE Rating List is published monthly on the 1st day of the month.
• Interesting. Current Top 100 FIDE Players Rating List as of July 2018 starts from the rating 2842 and ends at 2654. The list includes the Grandmasters from the following 28 countries (federations): Norway - 1, USA - 8, Azerbaijan - 5, China - 9, Russia - 21, Netherlands - 3, France - 2, India - 7, Armenia - 4, Bulgaria - 2, Czech Republic - 2, Poland - 3, Vietnam - 1, Hungary - 4, Ukraine - 8, Spain - 1, England - 6, Israel - 3, Croatia - 1, Austria - 1, Egypt - 1, Germany - 1, Sweden - 1, Peru - 1, Uzbekistan - 1, Canada - 1, Slovenia - 1, Belarus - 1. In the list, there are 3 Grandmasters rated 2800 and above (Carlsen, Caruana, Mamedyarov) and 42 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 2898 by the USCF rating system
FIDE: Caruana, Fabiano - Grandmaster 2822 by the FIDE rating system
2. USCF: So, Wesley - USA 2847 by the USCF rating system
    FIDE: So, Wesley - Grandmaster 2780 by the FIDE rating system
3. USCF: Nakamura, Hikaru - USA 2841 by the USCF rating system
    FIDE: Nakamura, Hikaru - Grandmaster 2777 by the FIDE rating system
4. USCF: Shankland, Sam - USA 2786 by the USCF rating system
    FIDE: Shankland, Samuel - Grandmaster 2727 by the FIDE rating system
5. USCF: Robson, Ray - USA 2748 by the USCF rating system
    FIDE: Robson, Ray - Grandmaster 2670 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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