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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 July 2017.
• The below ratings will not change until 1 August 2017.

1. Carlsen, Magnus - Grandmaster Norway 2822
2. Kramnik, Vladimir - Grandmaster Russia 2812
3. So, Wesley - Grandmaster USA 2810
4. Aronian, Levon - Grandmaster Armenia 2809
5. Caruana, Fabiano - Grandmaster USA 2807
6. Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Grandmaster Azerbaijan 2800
7. Nakamura, Hikaru - Grandmaster USA 2792
8. Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Grandmaster France 2791
9. Anand, Viswanathan - Grandmaster India 2783
10. Ding, Liren - Grandmaster Russia 2781
• 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 July 2017) starts from the rating 2822 and ends at 2654. The List includes the Grandmasters from the following 31 countries (federations): Norway - 1, Russia - 22, USA - 7, Armenia - 3, Azerbaijan - 4, France - 2, India - 7, China - 9, Netherlands - 2, Bulgaria - 2, Cuba - 1, Ukraine - 7, Czech Republic - 2, Poland - 2, England - 5, Israel - 3, Vietnam - 1, Spain - 2, Georgia - 1, Hungary - 4, Germany - 1, Uzbekistan - 1, Egypt - 1, Serbia - 1, Canada - 1, Venezuela - 1, Paraguay - 1, Latvia - 2, Turkey - 1, Argentina - 1, Austria - 1. There are 6 Grandmasters rated 2800 and above and 41 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: So, Wesley - USA 2895 by the USCF rating system
    FIDE: So, Wesley - Grandmaster 2810 by the FIDE rating system
2. USCF: Caruana, Fabiano - USA 2877 by the USCF rating system
    FIDE: Caruana, Fabiano - Grandmaster 2807 by the FIDE rating system
3. USCF: Nakamura, Hikaru - USA 2859 by the USCF rating system
    FIDE: Nakamura, Hikaru - Grandmaster 2792 by the FIDE rating system
4. USCF: Onischuk, Alexander - USA 2771 by the USCF rating system
    FIDE: Onischuk, Alexander - Grandmaster 2682 by the FIDE rating system
5. USCF: Akobian, Varuzhan - USA 2759 by the USCF rating system
    FIDE: Akobian, Varuzhan - Grandmaster 2662 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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