FIDE ratings: Garry Kasparov retires at 2812

4/2/2005 – For twenty years he has been at the top of the rating lists, in 1990 he was the first player to cross the 2800 mark. In 1999 he achieved a record 2851 rating. Now Garry Kasparov has retired from professional chess, still at the top, with a rating of 2812. His heir apparent is Vishy Anand at 2785, followed by Topalov, Leko and Kramnik. Latest FIDE ratings.

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Garry Kasparov has been ranked #1 most often than any other player, with 268 different months as the top-ranked player (a total of over 22 years). Next on the list were Anatoly Karpov (8.3 years) and Bobby Fischer (8.2 years).

Now Kasparov retires, still in number one place, with a rating of 2812. He is followed by Viswanathan Anand of India at 2785, Veselin Topalov 2778, Peter Leko 2763 and Vladimir Kramnik 2753. Kramnik is out of the top-three bracket for the second time in almost a decade. In the previous list he was still number four.

Winners and losers

Kasparov lost one point in the current rating period, Anand gained four. After that come two big winners: Veselin Topalov and Peter Leko, who gained 21 and 20 points respectively. Vladimir Kramnik lost seven to slip to fifth place, while Ukraine veteran Vassily Ivanchuk gained an incredible 34 Elo points to make sixth. Judit Polgar returns from her "maternity leave" to take her place amongst the top ten players in the world. Etienne Bacrot is the first French player to share this distinction. Finally Peter Svidler, who has had a lot of ups and downs, just made the group in spite of a loss of ten points.

Amongst the top players the biggest losses were by Predrag Nikolic (-49!), Alexander Morozevich (-41) Emil Sutovsky (-32), Vadim Milov and Alexander Beliavsky (-30) and Krishnan Sasikiran (-26).

Note that all differences, which appear on the FIDE site, are in relation to the October 2004 list, i.e. over a six-month period, not vis-à-vis the January list or over the last three months.

Biggest winners
Georgiev, Kiril 2666 +41
Nakamura, Hikaru 2657 +37
Ivanchuk, Vassily 2739 +34
Harikrishna, P. 2646 +34
Bruzon, Lazaro 2669 +32
Bologan, Viktor 2700 +31
Motylev, Alexander 2680 +29
Avrukh, Boris 2642 +28
Volokitin, Andrei 2679 +27
Navara, David 2647 +27
Ni, Hua 2638 +27
Kobalia, Mikhail 2644 +23
Jobava, Baadur 2637 +23
Topalov, Veselin 2778 +21
Leko, Peter 2763 +20
Grischuk, Alexander 2724 +20
Gelfand, Boris 2713 +20
Kasimdzhanov, Rustam 2670 +20
Biggest losers
Nikolic, Predrag 2627 -49
Morozevich, Alexander 2717 -41
Sutovsky, Emil 2665 -32
Milov, Vadim 2653 -30
Beliavsky, Alexander G 2630 -30
Sasikiran, Krishnan 2642 -26
Smirin, Ilia 2649 -24
Aleksandrov, Aleksej 2635 -24
Almasi, Zoltan 2628 -22
Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter 2670 -17
Ponomariov, Ruslan 2695 -15
Onischuk, Alexander 2638 -15
Short, Nigel D. 2673 -14
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 2646 -14
Graf, Alexander 2632 -14
Gurevich, Mikhail 2630 -14
Berkes, Ferenc 2617 -13
Shirov, Alexei 2714 -12

On this page we bring you the full FIDE rating list, the top juniors, top girls and top countries (by Elo average of the rated players). All lists were generated by FIDE and its webmaster Casto Abundo, who has implemented a very powerful database driven FIDE rating site which you can visit for more information.

Full FIDE April 1st Rating List

Rank Name Title Country Rating Games B-Day
1 Kasparov, Garry g RUS 2812 12 1963-04-13
2 Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2785 25 1969-12-11
3 Topalov, Veselin g BUL 2778 25 1975-03-15
4 Leko, Peter g HUN 2763 25 1979-09-08
5 Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2753 13 1975-06-25
6 Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 2739 17 1969-03-18
7 Adams, Michael g ENG 2737 25 1971-11-17
8 Polgar, Judit g HUN 2732 13 1976-07-23
9 Bacrot, Etienne g FRA 2731 18 1983-01-22
10 Svidler, Peter g RUS 2725 22 1976-06-17
11 Grischuk, Alexander g RUS 2724 22 1983-10-31
12 Morozevich, Alexander g RUS 2717 13 1977-07-18
13 Shirov, Alexei g ESP 2714 21 1972-07-04
14 Gelfand, Boris g ISR 2713 22 1968-06-24
15 Bareev, Evgeny g RUS 2709 0 1966-11-21
16 Dreev, Alexey g RUS 2705 19 1969-01-30
17 Akopian, Vladimir g ARM 2703 9 1971-12-07
18 Bologan, Viktor g MDA 2700 18 1971-12-14
19 Kamsky, Gata g USA 2700 9 1974-06-02
20 Ponomariov, Ruslan g UKR 2695 22 1983-10-11
21 Aronian, Levon g ARM 2693 19 1982-10-06
22 Van Wely, Loek g NED 2687 22 1972-10-07
23 Motylev, Alexander g RUS 2680 9 1979-06-17
24 Volokitin, Andrei g UKR 2679 19 1986-06-11
25 Lautier, Joel g FRA 2678 0 1973-04-12
26 Vallejo Pons, Francisco g ESP 2677 12 1982-08-21
27 Karpov, Anatoly g RUS 2674 0 1951-05-23
28 Short, Nigel D. g ENG 2673 13 1965-06-01
29 Radjabov, Teimour g AZE 2673 9 1987-03-12
30 Sakaev, Konstantin g RUS 2672 9 1974-04-13
31 Krasenkow, Michal g POL 2672 0 1963-11-14
32 Azmaiparashvili, Zurab g GEO 2671 9 1960-03-16
33 Kasimdzhanov, Rustam g UZB 2670 12 1979-12-05
34 Malakhov, Vladimir g RUS 2670 9 1980-11-27
35 Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter g ROM 2670 8 1976-08-01
36 Bruzon, Lazaro g CUB 2669 20 1982-05-02
37 Georgiev, Kiril g BUL 2666 15 1965-11-28
38 Sutovsky, Emil g ISR 2665 31 1977-09-19
39 Moiseenko, Alexander g UKR 2665 18 1980-05-17
40 Sokolov, Ivan g NED 2662 13 1968-06-13
41 Dominguez, Lenier g CUB 2658 19 1983-09-23
42 Khalifman, Alexander g RUS 2658 18 1966-01-18
43 Nakamura, Hikaru g USA 2657 30 1987-12-09
44 Nielsen, Peter Heine g DEN 2653 22 1973-05-24
45 Milov, Vadim g SUI 2653 13 1972-08-01
46 Smirin, Ilia g ISR 2649 9 1968-01-21
47 Zvjaginsev, Vadim g RUS 2649 9 1976-08-18
48 Ye, Jiangchuan g CHN 2648 0 1960-11-20
49 Navara, David g CZE 2647 19 1985-03-27
50 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar g AZE 2646 29 1985-04-12
51 Harikrishna, P. g IND 2646 10 1986-05-10
52 Rublevsky, Sergei g RUS 2645 9 1974-10-15
53 Kobalia, Mikhail g RUS 2644 17 1978-05-03
54 Sasikiran, Krishnan g IND 2642 30 1981-01-07
55 Avrukh, Boris g ISR 2642 15 1978-01-08
56 Eljanov, Pavel g UKR 2641 17 1983-05-10
57 Bauer, Christian g FRA 2640 18 1977-01-11
58 Lputian, Smbat G g ARM 2640 0 1958-02-14
59 Onischuk, Alexander g USA 2638 31 1975-09-03
60 Ni, Hua g CHN 2638 19 1983-05-31
61 Vescovi, Giovanni g BRA 2638 14 1978-06-14
62 Fressinet, Laurent g FRA 2638 0 1981-11-30
63 Jobava, Baadur g GEO 2637 15 1983-11-26
64 Karjakin, Sergey g UKR 2635 34 1990-01-12
65 Aleksandrov, Aleksej g BLR 2635 0 1973-05-11
66 Volkov, Sergey g RUS 2634 22 1974-02-07
67 Hansen, Curt g DEN 2633 0 1964-09-18
68 Illescas Cordoba, Miguel g ESP 2633 0 1965-12-03
69 Ghaem Maghami, Ehsan g IRI 2632 46 1982-08-11
70 Graf, Alexander g GER 2632 17 1962-08-25
71 Vaganian, Rafael A g ARM 2631 25 1951-10-15
72 Tiviakov, Sergei g NED 2631 10 1973-02-14
73 Seirawan, Yasser g USA 2631 0 1960-03-24
74 Bu, Xiangzhi g CHN 2630 20 1985-12-10
75 Sargissian, Gabriel g ARM 2630 19 1983-02-03
76 Beliavsky, Alexander G g SLO 2630 18 1953-12-17
77 Gurevich, Mikhail g BEL 2630 7 1959-02-22
78 Miroshnichenko, Evgenij g UKR 2628 19 1978-12-28
79 Kharlov, Andrei g RUS 2628 11 1968-11-20
80 Movsesian, Sergei g SVK 2628 4 1978-11-03
81 Almasi, Zoltan g HUN 2628 0 1976-08-29
82 Hjartarson, Johann g ISL 2628 0 1963-02-08
83 Nikolic, Predrag g BIH 2627 22 1960-09-11
84 Kempinski, Robert g POL 2627 18 1977-07-11
85 Gustafsson, Jan g GER 2627 9 1979-06-25
86 Naiditsch, Arkadij g GER 2626 25 1985-10-25
87 Smirnov, Pavel g RUS 2624 18 1982-04-27
88 Istratescu, Andrei g ROM 2624 9 1975-12-03
89 Huebner, Robert Dr. g GER 2624 0 1948-11-06
90 Vladimirov, Evgeny g KAZ 2623 0 1957-01-20
91 Timofeev, Artyom g RUS 2622 15 1985-01-06
92 Cheparinov, Ivan g BUL 2621 48 1986-11-26
93 Filippov, Valerij g RUS 2621 9 1975-11-28
94 Efimenko, Zahar g UKR 2620 28 1985-07-03
95 McShane, Luke J. g ENG 2620 9 1984-01-07
96 Korchnoi, Viktor g SUI 2619 14 1931-03-23
97 Belov, Vladimir g RUS 2617 21 1984-08-06
98 Berkes, Ferenc g HUN 2617 9 1985-08-08
99 Sadler, Matthew g ENG 2617 0 1974-05-15
100 Najer, Evgeniy g RUS 2615 17 1977-06-22
101 Goldin, Alexander g USA 2615 11 1965-02-27

Top Women

Rank Name Title Country Rating Games B-Day
1 Polgar, Judit g HUN 2732 13 1976-07-23
2 Polgar, Zsuzsa g USA 2577 0 1969-04-19
3 Xie, Jun g CHN 2573 0 1970-10-30
4 Chiburdanidze, Maia g GEO 2509 0 1961-01-17
5 Koneru, Humpy g IND 2508 18 1987-03-31
6 Cramling, Pia g SWE 2499 23 1963-04-23
7 Stefanova, Antoaneta g BUL 2495 26 1979-04-19
8 Zhu, Chen g CHN 2494 0 1976-03-16
9 Kosteniuk, Alexandra g RUS 2492 22 1984-04-23
10 Kosintseva, Tatiana m RUS 2486 9 1986-04-11
11 Gaponenko, Inna m UKR 2482 25 1976-06-22
12 Dzagnidze, Nana m GEO 2482 20 1987-01-01
13 Zhukova, Natalia wg UKR 2479 22 1979-06-05
14 Zhao, Xue wg CHN 2478 20 1985-04-06
15 Xu, Yuhua wg CHN 2478 9 1976-10-29
16 Qin, Kanying wg CHN 2472 11 1974-02-02
17 Hoang Thanh Trang m VIE 2470 0 1980-04-25
18 Kovalevskaya, Ekaterina m RUS 2469 14 1974-04-17
19 Galliamova, Alisa m RUS 2469 8 1972-01-18
20 Lahno, Kateryna m UKR 2467 19 1989-12-27
21 Socko, Monika m POL 2464 19 1978-03-24
22 Cmilyte, Viktorija m LTU 2459 10 1983-08-06
23 Kosintseva, Nadezhda m RUS 2459 9 1985-01-14
24 Radziewicz, Iweta m POL 2457 16 1981-03-16
25 Krush, Irina m USA 2455 9 1983-12-24
26 Skripchenko, Almira m FRA 2453 9 1976-02-17
27 Arakhamia-Grant, Ketevan m GEO 2452 10 1968-07-19
28 Zatonskih, Anna wg USA 2435 18 1978-07-17
29 Peptan, Corina-Isabela m ROM 2435 8 1978-03-17
30 Javakhishvili, Lela wg GEO 2430 11 1984-04-23
31 Matveeva, Svetlana wg RUS 2423 17 1969-07-04
32 Moser, Eva m AUT 2422 18 1982-07-26
33 Sedina, Elena m ITA 2422 9 1968-06-01
34 Mashinskaya, Iulia m RUS 2420 6 1977-02-18
35 Zielinska, Marta wg POL 2419 18 1978-01-30
36 Khurtsidze, Nino m GEO 2418 11 1975-09-28
37 Xu, Yuanyuan wg CHN 2418 11 1981-03-08
38 Kachiani-G., Ketino m GER 2418 4 1971-09-11
39 Sebag, Marie m FRA 2417 12 1986-10-15
40 Kononenko, Tatiana wg UKR 2416 35 1978-12-05
41 Maric, Alisa m SCG 2416 0 1970-01-10
42 Danielian, Elina m ARM 2415 9 1978-08-16
43 Hunt, Harriet m ENG 2415 0 1978-02-04
44 Slavina, Irina m RUS 2415 0 1979-08-10
45 Polovnikova, Ekaterina wg RUS 2414 0 1982-11-14
46 Vijayalakshmi, Subbaraman m IND 2412 9 1979-03-25
47 Li, Ruofan wg CHN 2411 11 1978-04-30
48 Paehtz, Elisabeth m GER 2407 0 1985-01-08
49 Foisor, Cristina Adela m ROM 2406 25 1967-06-07
50 Jackova, Jana m CZE 2406 9 1982-08-06

Top Juniors

Rank Name Title Country Rating Games B-Day
1 Volokitin, Andrei g UKR 2679 19 1986-06-11
2 Radjabov, Teimour g AZE 2673 9 1987-03-12
3 Nakamura, Hikaru g USA 2657 30 1987-12-09
4 Navara, David g CZE 2647 19 1985-03-27
5 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar g AZE 2646 29 1985-04-12
6 Harikrishna, P. g IND 2646 10 1986-05-10
7 Karjakin, Sergey g UKR 2635 34 1990-01-12
8 Bu, Xiangzhi g CHN 2630 20 1985-12-10
9 Naiditsch, Arkadij g GER 2626 25 1985-10-25
10 Timofeev, Artyom g RUS 2622 15 1985-01-06
11 Cheparinov, Ivan g BUL 2621 48 1986-11-26
12 Efimenko, Zahar g UKR 2620 28 1985-07-03
13 Berkes, Ferenc g HUN 2617 9 1985-08-08
14 Inarkiev, Ernesto g RUS 2612 17 1985-12-09
15 Riazantsev, Alexander g RUS 2608 22 1985-09-12
16 Alekseev, Evgeny g RUS 2597 21 1985-11-28
17 Areshchenko, Alexander g UKR 2595 27 1986-06-15
18 Gashimov, Vugar g AZE 2585 0 1986-07-24
19 Wang, Yue g CHN 2576 20 1987-03-31
20 Guseinov, Gadir g AZE 2573 17 1986-05-21

Top Girls

Rank Name Title Country Rating Games B-Day
1 Koneru, Humpy g IND 2508 18 1987-03-31
2 Kosintseva, Tatiana m RUS 2486 9 1986-04-11
3 Dzagnidze, Nana m GEO 2482 20 1987-01-01
4 Zhao, Xue wg CHN 2478 20 1985-04-06
5 Lahno, Kateryna m UKR 2467 19 1989-12-27
6 Kosintseva, Nadezhda m RUS 2459 9 1985-01-14
7 Sebag, Marie m FRA 2417 12 1986-10-15
8 Paehtz, Elisabeth m GER 2407 0 1985-01-08
9 Korbut, Ekaterina wg RUS 2399 17 1985-02-09
10 Harika, Dronavalli wg IND 2396 29 1991-01-12
11 Zawadzka, Jolanta wg POL 2383 29 1987-02-08
12 Huang, Qian wm CHN 2382 19 1986-07-18
13 Khukhashvili, Sopiko wm GEO 2366 20 1985-01-04
14 Ruan, Lufei CHN 2366 11 1987-10-02
15 Muzychuk, Anna wg SLO 2363 25 1990-02-28
16 Mongontuul, Bathuyag wg MGL 2355 43 1987-10-08
17 Pogonina, Natalija wg RUS 2355 20 1985-03-09
18 Karavade, Eesha wm IND 2355 18 1987-11-21
19 Ushenina, Anna wg UKR 2350 31 1985-08-30
20 Vasilevich, Irina wm RUS 2347 26 1985-04-19

Top Countries (with average ratings of the top ten players)

1 Russia 2715
2 Ukraine 2643
3 Armenia 2619
4 France 2619
5 Hungary 2619
6 Israel 2613
7 Germany 2610
8 USA 2610
9 England 2601
10 China 2594
11 Netherlands 2584
12 Poland 2583
13 Georgia 2579
14 Bulgaria 2576
15 India 2571
16 Azerbaijan 2568
17 Romania 2558
18 Spain 2557
19 Serbia 2551
20 Czech Rep 2549
21 Greece 2548
22 Belarus 2544
23 Kazakhstan 2536
24 Cuba 2533
25 Denmark 2533
26 Myanmar 2531
27 Sweden 2531
28 Croatia 2529
29 Uzbekistan 2525
30 Brazil 2521
31 Switzerland 2520
32 Argentina 2518
33 Lithuania 2511
34 Slovakia 2506
35 Latvia 2505
36 Slovenia 2502
37 Bosnia Herzeg. 2495
38 Moldova 2493
39 Iceland 2491
40 Norway 2491
41 Philippines 2488
42 Canada 2481
43 Belgium 2480
44 Estonia 2479
45 Vietnam 2476
46 Former YUG 2475
47 Austria 2472
48 Indonesia 2457
49 Italy 2456
50 Chile 2443
51 Colombia 2439
52 Australia 2438
53 Mexico 2438
54 Finland 2427
55 Egypt 2426
56 Turkmenistan 2426
57 Scotland 2424
58 Iran 2415
59 Portugal 2405
60 Ecuador 2400
61 Bangladesh 2397
62 Ireland 2379
63 Kyrgyzstan 2374
64 Singapore 2373
65 Turkey 2359
66 Albania 2357
67 Venezuela 2352
68 Paraguay 2340
69 Mongolia 2339
70 Morocco 2334
71 UAE 2333
72 Costa Rica 2329
73 New Zealand 2329
74 Uruguay 2327
75 Luxembourg 2323
76 Syria 2321
77 Iraq 2318
78 Dominican Rep 2313
79 Wales 2310
80 Algeria 2304
81 Malaysia 2302
82 South Africa 2293
83 Faroe Islands 2287
84 Tajikistan 2283
85 Bolivia 2280
86 Andorra 2277
87 Tunisia 2277
88 Pakistan 2273
89 Nicaragua 2265
90 Yemen 2255
91 Thailand 2253
92 Japan 2251
93 Lebanon 2249
94 Libya 2244
95 Jordan 2224
96 El Salvador 2223
97 Qatar 2216
98 Zambia 2207
99 Guatemala 2203
100 Barbados 2190
101 Honduras 2190
102 Puerto Rico 2189
103 Palestine 2188
104 Sri Lanka 2185
105 Jamaica 2183
106 Uganda 2173
107 Papua 2170
108 Botswana 2167
109 Nepal 2158
110 Surinam 2158
111 Ethiopia 2153
112 Namibia 2149
113 Cyprus 2139
114 Hong Kong 2139
115 Trinidad Tobago 2126
116 Liechtenstein 2125
117 Malta 2117
118 Jersey 2116
119 Monaco 2116
120 Panama 2108
121 San Marino 2089
122 Brunei 2086
123 Macau 2085
124 Aruba 2049
125 Afghanistan 2048
126 NL Antilles 2046
127 Bermuda 2040
128 Kenya 2031
129 British Virgin Isl 1991
130 Bahrain 1970
131 Rwanda 1885
132 Seychelles 1885
133 US Virgin Isl 1871
134 Guernsey 1737
135 Fiji 1690
136 Peru 1221

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