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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 2872 (in October 2013)
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 February 2014.
• They will not change until 1 March 2014.
1. Carlsen, Magnus - Grandmaster Norway 2872
2. Aronian, Levon - Grandmaster Armenia 2826
3. Kramnik, Vladimir - Grandmaster Russia 2787
4. Topalov, Veselin - Grandmaster Bulgaria 2785
5. Caruana, Fabiano - Grandmaster Italy 2781
6. Grischuk, Alexander - Grandmaster Russia 2777
7. Nakamura, Hikaru - Grandmaster USA 2776
8. Anand, Viswanathan - Grandmaster India 2773
9. Karjakin, Sergey - Grandmaster Russia 2766
10. Gelfand, Boris - Grandmaster Israel 2761
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 February 2014) starts from the rating 2872 and ends at 2653. The List includes the Grandmasters from the following 31 countries (federations): Norway - 1, Armenia - 4, Russia - 24, Bulgaria - 2, Italy - 1, USA - 3, India - 4, Israel - 3, Cuba - 2, Azerbaijan - 3, England - 4, Netherlands - 3, France - 6, Ukraine - 9, Germany - 1, China - 7, Hungary - 6, Philippines - 1, Poland - 2, Czech Republic - 2, Spain - 1, Georgia - 1, Vietnam - 1, Uzbekistan - 1, Romania - 1, Latvia - 1, Belarus - 1, Peru - 1, Moldova - 1, Egypt - 1, Slovenia - 2.

Compare Ratings - Current Top 5 USCF Players
• The following Top 5 USCF Players are also rated in FIDE - compare.
1. USCF: Nakamura, Hikaru - USA 2869 by the USCF rating system
    FIDE: Nakamura, Hikaru - Grandmaster 2776 by the FIDE rating system
2. USCF: Kamsky, Gata - USA 2796 by the USCF rating system
    FIDE: Kamsky, Gata - Grandmaster 2709 by the FIDE rating system
3. USCF: Onischuk, Alexander - USA 2749 by the USCF rating system
    FIDE: Onischuk, Alexander - Grandmaster 2679 by the FIDE rating system
4. USCF: Gareev, Timur - USA 2739 by the USCF rating system
    FIDE: Gareev, Timur - Grandmaster 2648 by the FIDE rating system
5. USCF: Akobian, Varuzhan - USA 2719 by the USCF rating system
    FIDE: Akobian, Varuzhan - Grandmaster 2632 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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