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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 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 hit 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 October 2014.
• The below ratings will not change until 1 November 2014.
1. Carlsen, Magnus - Grandmaster Norway 2863
2. Caruana, Fabiano - Grandmaster Italy 2844
3. Topalov, Veselin - Grandmaster Bulgaria 2800
4. Grischuk, Alexander - Grandmaster Russia 2797
5. Aronian, Levon - Grandmaster Armenia 2793
6. Anand, Viswanathan - Grandmaster India 2785
7. Giri, Anish - Grandmaster Netherlands 2768
8. Karjakin, Sergey - Grandmaster Russia 2767
9. Nakamura, Hikaru - Grandmaster USA 2764
10. Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Grandmaster Azerbaijan 2764
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 October 2014) starts from the rating 2863 and ends at 2654. The List includes the Grandmasters from the following 29 countries (federations): Norway - 1, Italy - 1, Bulgaria - 2, Russia - 24, Armenia - 5, India - 4, Netherlands - 3, USA - 3, Azerbaijan - 3, England - 4, France - 5, Philippines - 1, Cuba - 2, Israel - 3, Poland - 1, Hungary - 6, China - 8, Ukraine - 10, Czech Republic - 2, Georgia - 1, Spain - 1, Germany - 2, Uzbekistan - 1, Vietnam - 2, Latvia - 1, Belarus - 1, Croatia -1, Peru - 1, Austria - 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 2873 by the USCF rating system
    FIDE: Nakamura, Hikaru - Grandmaster 2764 by the FIDE rating system
2. USCF: Kamsky, Gata - USA 2785 by the USCF rating system
    FIDE: Kamsky, Gata - Grandmaster 2677 by the FIDE rating system
3. USCF: Akobian, Varuzhan - USA 2758 by the USCF rating system
    FIDE: Akobian, Varuzhan - Grandmaster 2640 by the FIDE rating system
4. USCF: Onischuk, Alexander - USA 2733 by the USCF rating system
    FIDE: Onischuk, Alexander - Grandmaster 2665 by the FIDE rating system
5. USCF: Robson, Ray - USA 2716 by the USCF rating system
    FIDE: Shankland, Samuel L - Grandmaster 2628 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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