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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 August 2016.
• The below ratings will not change until 1 September 2016.
1. Carlsen, Magnus - Grandmaster Norway 2857
2. Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Grandmaster France 2819
3. Kramnik, Vladimir - Grandmaster Russia 2808
4. Caruana, Fabiano - Grandmaster USA 2807
5. Aronian, Levon - Grandmaster Armenia 2792
6. Nakamura, Hikaru - Grandmaster USA 2791
7. So, Wesley - Grandmaster USA 2771
8. Anand, Viswanathan - Grandmaster India 2770
9. Giri, Anish - Grandmaster Netherlands 2769
10. Karjakin, Sergey - Grandmaster Russia 2769
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 August 2016) starts from the rating 2857 and ends at 2656. The List includes the Grandmasters from the following 31 countries (federations): Norway - 1, France - 4, Russia - 21, USA - 6, Armenia - 4, India - 7, Netherlands - 2, Azerbaijan - 5, Bulgaria - 2, China - 8, Hungary - 3, Israel - 3, Czech Republic - 1, Ukraine - 7, Poland - 3, England - 5, Vietnam - 1, Cuba - 1, Spain - 1, Uzbekistan - 1, Germany - 2, Austria - 1, Canada - 1, Latvia - 2, Peru - 2, Georgia - 1, Croatia - 1, Serbia - 1, Moldova - 1, Turkey - 1, Paraguay - 1. There are 4 Grandmasters rated 2800 and above, and 37 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 2883 by the USCF rating system
    FIDE: Caruana, Fabiano - Grandmaster 2807 by the FIDE rating system
2. USCF: Nakamura, Hikaru - USA 2863 by the USCF rating system
    FIDE: Nakamura, Hikaru - Grandmaster 2791 by the FIDE rating system
3. USCF: So, Wesley - USA 2843 by the USCF rating system
    FIDE: So, Wesley - Grandmaster 2771 by the FIDE rating system
4. USCF: Robson, Ray - USA 2761 by the USCF rating system
    FIDE: Robson, Ray - Grandmaster 2674 by the FIDE rating system
5. USCF: Kamsky, Gata - USA 2751 by the USCF rating system
    FIDE: Kamsky, Gata - Grandmaster 2638 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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