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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 the 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)
• Note. In January 2013 Grandmaster Magnus Carlsen was rated 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 September 2014.
• The below ratings will not change until 1 October 2014.
1. Carlsen, Magnus - Grandmaster Norway 2870
2. Aronian, Levon - Grandmaster Armenia 2804
3. Caruana, Fabiano - Grandmaster Italy 2801
4. Grischuk, Alexander - Grandmaster Russia 2789
5. Anand, Viswanathan - Grandmaster India 2785
6. Topalov, Veselin - Grandmaster Bulgaria 2784
7. Nakamura, Hikaru - Grandmaster USA 2782
8. Karjakin, Sergey - Grandmaster Russia 2777
9. Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Grandmaster France 2768
10. Kramnik, Vladimir - Grandmaster Russia 2760

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 September 2014) starts from the rating 2870 and ends at 2655. The List includes the Grandmasters from the following 30 countries (federations): Norway - 1, Armenia - 5, Italy - 1, Russia - 25, India - 4, Bulgaria - 3, USA - 3, France - 5, Netherlands - 2, Azerbaijan - 3, Cuba - 2, Philippines - 1, China - 8, England - 4, Israel - 3, Poland - 1, Hungary - 5, Ukraine - 9, Czech Republic - 2, Germany - 2, Spain - 1, Georgia - 1, Uzbekistan - 1, Vietnam - 2, Latvia - 1, Croatia -1, Belarus - 1, Peru - 1, Venezuela - 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 2782 by the FIDE rating system
2. USCF: Kamsky, Gata - USA 2785 by the USCF rating system
    FIDE: Kamsky, Gata - Grandmaster 2681 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: Shankland, Sam - USA 2725 by the USCF rating system
    FIDE: Shankland, Samuel L - Grandmaster 2633 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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