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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 Grandmaster Magnus Carlsen hit the rating 2861 and beat the previous Garry Kasparov's FIDE 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 December 2014.
• The below ratings will not change until 1 January 2015.
1. Carlsen, Magnus - Grandmaster Norway 2862
2. Caruana, Fabiano - Grandmaster Italy 2829
3. Grischuk, Alexander - Grandmaster Russia 2810
4. Topalov, Veselin - Grandmaster Bulgaria 2800
5. Aronian, Levon - Grandmaster Armenia 2797
6. Anand, Viswanathan - Grandmaster India 2793
7. Nakamura, Hikaru - Grandmaster USA 2775
8. Karjakin, Sergey - Grandmaster Russia 2773
9. Kramnik, Vladimir - Grandmaster Russia 2769
10. Giri, Anish - Grandmaster Netherlands 2768
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 December 2014) starts from the rating 2829 and ends at 2655. The List includes the Grandmasters from the following 26 countries (federations): Norway - 1, Italy - 1, Russia - 23, Bulgaria - 2, Armenia - 5, India - 4, USA - 4, Netherlands - 3, Azerbaijan - 3, France - 5, England - 6, Belarus - 1, Poland - 2, Israel - 2, Georgia - 1, China - 9, Germany - 2, Czech Republic - 2, Ukraine - 10, Cuba - 2, Hungary - 6, Spain - 1, Uzbekistan - 1, Croatia -1, Vietnam - 2, Latvia - 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 2843 by the USCF rating system
    FIDE: Nakamura, Hikaru - Grandmaster 2775 by the FIDE rating system
2. USCF: Kamsky, Gata - USA 2747 by the USCF rating system
    FIDE: Kamsky, Gata - Grandmaster 2681 by the FIDE rating system
3. USCF: Onischuk, Alexander - USA 2741 by the USCF rating system
    FIDE: Onischuk, Alexander - Grandmaster 2665 by the FIDE rating system
4. USCF: Robson, Ray - USA 2734 by the USCF rating system
    FIDE: Robson, Ray - Grandmaster 2651 by the FIDE rating system
5. USCF: Akobian, Varuzhan - USA 2729 by the USCF rating system
    FIDE: Akobian, Varuzhan - Grandmaster 2637 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 in history. FIDE and USCF. Compare USCF FIDE ratings.

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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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